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EDH bird positive for West Nile virus

El Dorado County health officials received confirmation this week that a bird found in the El Dorado Hills area has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2015. The bird, a Western Scrub Jay, was found June 16. So far this year, West Nile virus activity has been reported in 26 California counties, […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ditch, dam upgrades approved

The El Dorado Irrigation District moved forward on two capital improvement projects at its June 22 meeting despite some differing opinions among the board members. First up was approving the spending of $160,291 for the Upper Main Ditch piping project. The piping will replace three miles of open ditch that extends from the Forebay Reservoir to […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD to pursue golf course ballot measure

El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors agreed to support the strong sentiment expressed by residents to keep the former executive golf course at Serrano zoned open space. At a special June 18 meeting, the directors agreed 4-1 to pursue an advisory vote measure on the next ballot, which would ask the local […]

1 Comment / June 21, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grand Jury takes on the charter

The El Dorado County Charter should be scrapped at best or substantially amended, according to the Grand Jury report issued June 16. Tacking on to Grand Jury recommendations from 2008-09 and 2013-14 reports, the latest report recommends in even stronger language the repeal or heavy amending of the charter. “The Grand Jury found that the structure of government […]

1 Comment / June 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mikulaco calls Grand Jury report a ‘hit piece’

Supervisor Ron Mikulaco

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco vehemently fought back against the Grand Jury’s recently released “A Sign of the Times” report and its findings, which state he “lacks comprehensive awareness of his position as a county supervisor and fails to follow basic and generally accepted principles of good governance.” “Equally alarming,” the report continues, “he (Mikulaco) […]

1 Comment / June 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Stack named Mountain Democrat editor

Noel Stack

It’s been a year of changes at the Mountain Democrat with the latest one being the selection of a new editor. Noel Stack, currently the editor of Village Life and Cameron Park Life, will assume the editor role of all three publications effective June 22. She will take over from Managing Editor Patrick Ibarra, who has accepted another job and […]

1 Comment / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Knorr out as CAO

Pamela Knorr

Interim El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Pamela Knorr will no longer hold the  CAO title, effective June 29, and will return to her original appointment as the county’s full-time Human Resources director. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to move Knorr back to her HR position and announced the appointment of Larry T. Combs […]

1 Comment / June 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »