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Women’s Fund scholarship applications available now

Since 2009 the Women’s Fund El Dorado Wickline Scholarship has assisted women who have had to postpone their educational goals for a variety of reasons, such as having children, illness or caring for a loved one. To date a total of $17,100 has been awarded to 14 deserving women. Women age 25 and older who […]

No Comment / January 03, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s facility loan OK

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to accept a $57 million loan for construction of a new public safety facility during a special meeting Dec. 28. Offered through a program of the United States Department of Agriculture, the vote allowed the county to take advantage of a lower interest rate that […]

No Comment / January 02, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New year comes with new laws

These are some of the new laws coming in 2017. Effective Jan. 1 Wages, hours and working conditions for agricultural workers — Currently, agricultural workers who work more than 10 hours per day must receive overtime pay at one-and-half times the regular rate of pay. This new bill, known as the Phase-In Overtime for Agricultural […]

No Comment / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crews fight two separate pre-holiday fires Friday

Firefighters responded to two separate fires the day before Christmas Eve in western El Dorado County, with one causing moderate damage to what reports say is a “barn” but more resembles a family home. The other, second fire is thought to have originated in a fireplace-chimney setup. Rescue and other firefighting personnel were called to the […]

No Comment / December 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

At EID: Water rate hikes OK’d

After considering various financial projections based on different rate increase scenarios, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a 3 percent increase each year, 2017-2020, at Monday’s meeting. The increase applies to potable water, wastewater and recycled water. The rate discussion drew criticism, with some audience members blaming the increases on EID’s salaries and […]

Comments Off / December 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

LLAD assessments under the microscope

El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff is wading through complex Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District assessments to provide greater clarification to property owners, according to interim EDHCSD General Manager Kevin Loewen. The ongoing process was spurred by the 2015-16 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report that notes that the EDHCSD needs “clearer methodology” when determining assessments, […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Second EDH woman sentenced in tax fraud case

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. recently sentenced Sherry Taggart, 57, of El Dorado Hills, to two years in prison and ordered her to pay $757,412 in restitution for conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Taggart pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 23. Taggart […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »