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West Nile virus found in EDH

El Dorado County’s Environmental Management Division of the Community Development Agency and Health and Human Services Agency received confirmation on July 11 that West Nile virus has been detected in one bird found in the El Dorado Hills area; the first confirmed positive results for 2014 in the county. The bird, a Western Scrub Jay, […]

No Comment / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

1 dead in freeway crash

A woman died and two men were injured in a collision on Highway 50 Thursday afternoon. Wesley Rickard, 79, of Rancho Murieta, was driving his silver 2014 Honda Civic in the No. 3 lane westbound on Highway 50 east of El Dorado Hills Boulevard in El Dorado Hills at about 25 mph with his hazard lights […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No new taxes, fire officials confirm

A sign warning Latrobe residents that they would pay higher taxes if the El Dorado Hills Fire Department annexed the community’s fire department brought about 20 concerned resident to Millers Hill School earlier this month. The sign was wrong. “Will your tax rate change after the annexation? Absolutely not,” Latrobe Fire Chief Chris Couper assured the […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CHP offers free Start Smart class

The leading cause of death for Americans ages 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol Valley Division will offer a free Start Smart class. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference is excited to kick off its first School Supply Drive as many students in El Dorado County do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to host a school supply drive to benefit students […]

2 Comments / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Theft, vandalism at Oak Ridge’s new and improved ball field

Unknown perpetrators stole speakers and vandalized Oak Ridge’s varsity baseball field in the days leading up to July 4. “This is a kick in the gut to the progress made this past year,” said volunteer baseball parent Liz Davis. “Our coach (Todd Melton) is working with ORHS staff and the Sheriff’s Department, which has started a […]

14 Comments / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Contract awarded for new fire station

Station 84′s tattered, vacant building will soon disappear as the El Dorado Hills Fire Board recently awarded a nearly $5 million contract to tear down the old station and build a new one on the Francisco Drive property. Contractor SW Allen Construction won the contract with a $4.933 million low bid, nearly $700,000 more expensive […]

No Comment / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »