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American River Water Education Center seeks volunteers

FOLSOM — The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office needs volunteers to assist at the American River Water Education Center. Located near Folsom Dam and along the American River bike trail, ARWEC offers an interesting and entertaining way to increase the public’s knowledge of the American River watershed, the water cycle, water management, resource conservation, and […]

Comments Off / August 12, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Public encouraged to attend Mather hearing

On Aug. 12 the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will host a public meeting to vote on the Mather Airport Master Plan and Environmental Impact Review. Approval would turn the small airport into an air cargo hub, which would increase nighttime arrivals by at least more 20 flights per day. The expansion plans include lengthening […]

2 Comments / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

District 2 race: Planning Commission member Pratt is ‘in it to win it’

Dave Pratt

Dave Pratt said its his experience, ability to ask the right questions and willingness to dive into the minutia that qualify him for a seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2. A resident of the county for 25 years and owner of a winery in Fairplay for the past 14 years, Pratt […]

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District 2 race: Maturity, business know-how stressed by McNeal

Claire McNeal

What you see is what you get is pretty much the message Claire McNeal wants to send as a candidate for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2. In an interview at the VIllage Life/Mountain Democrat office on July 28, McNeal stressed her maturity and business experience and said she already has a team […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

School board seat still open

The El Dorado County Board of Education is still accepting applications for the vacant District 1 seat. The deadline to complete an application has been extended to 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 with the board conducting interviews at its Aug. 14 meeting. The board will make a provisional appointment for the remainder of the term, which expires in […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

PTSD: Resources available for vets

This is the final segment of a three-part series on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which affects an estimated 7 percent of the general U.S. population at some time in their lives, but this series focuses on PTSD victims in the military. Ursula Lewis knows PTSD as a wife whose husband suffered from it and as a […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting’s appeal denied

The 3rd District Appellate Court has denied a former supervisor’s writ of mandate to stay in office. Former Supervisor Ray Nutting’s writ to overturn the decision to vacate his office and hold a special election to fill it was summarily denied on July 31, according to the court’s website, published by Presiding Justice Vance W. […]

2 Comments / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »