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Fire board approves budget

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board adopted its 2014-15 budget Thursday night, a $21.6 million document that includes two milestones — the annexation of Latrobe Fire Protection District and the construction of Station 84. Latrobe’s budget is listed at $448,015 with the majority of the money ($344,330) going toward salaries and benefits. The board will need […]

No Comment / September 22, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Publisher to headline Women’s Fund event

Winnie Comstock-Carlson

Celebrate the power of collective giving and hear an inspiring speaker who has made a lifetime of giving back to the community at the Women’s Fund El Dorado annual Celebration Dinner set for Oct. 2. The event is open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at David Girard Vineyards […]

No Comment / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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. […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / September 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »