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Lane closures resume for Highway 50

The week of Sept. 22, the Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full one-directional lane closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley overcrossing. Starting Monday night, all eastbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. from Latrobe Road to Bass Lake Road. […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school superintendent hired by Elk Grove Unified

Chris Hoffman

El Dorado High School District Superintendent Christopher Hoffman was selected as Elk Grove Unified School District’s new superintendent by the Elk Grove District Board of Trustees at the Sept. 16 meeting. Hoffman is beginning his fourth year as Superintendent of El Dorado Union High School District this year and will be taking up his new position […]

Comments Off / September 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

King Fire nearly 71,000 acres: Arson arrest made; Swansboro evacuated

The King Fire exploded to 70,944 acres between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. And although there had been no official connection, a man was arrested on a single charge of arson of forest land Wednesday night. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, was booked into the Placerville jail Wednesday night on a charge of arson of a […]

Comments Off / September 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wildfire smoke advisory

The King Fire is creating smoky conditions in some areas of El Dorado County, prompting the county’s Air Quality Management District and Health and Human Services Agency – Public Health Division to issue an advisory. Officials expect that El Dorado County may continue to be affected on an intermittent basis for quite some time. Smoke […]

Comments Off / September 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Planning Commission halts Town Center apartments

Last Thursday the El Dorado County Planning Commission denied plans to build a 250-unit luxury apartment complex in Town Center in the project’s current form, yet the commission’s recommendations for revisions were mixed. Stockton-based developer A.G. Spanos Companies requested to increase the maximum residential density allowed in the General Plan from 24 dwelling units per […]

Comments Off / September 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Slow Ride rolls for a good cause

Just out of high school in Idaho years ago, Steven Poindexter landed a job as a gravedigger. He didn’t know he would soon be burying one of his buddies from school, killed in Vietnam. “That’s when I became patriotic,” said Poindexter, 61, of Pollock Pines, who three years ago decided to organize an event to […]

Comments Off / September 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Senior Day Care throws a party

The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services Program hosts an open house and 25th anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Placerville Senior Day Care Center, 935A Spring St. The Senior Day Care Center in Placerville first opened its door on Aug. 28, 1989, and in early 2014, the El Dorado […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »