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Arrest leads to more fireworks

Evan Lyons

A man suspected of using illegal fireworks reportedly spat on and threatened a deputy and his family following the suspect’s arrest on July 4 in El Dorado Hills. At 11 p.m. that night a deputy heard what sounded like fireworks near the El Dorado Hills Library, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff wants unwanted prescriptions

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, El Dorado County residents have a great opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department hosts a prescription drug take-back day during which residents can bring unwanted medications in pill or liquid form to […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH boy fires deputy’s lost gun

A 10-year-old El Dorado Hills boy accidentally discharged an off-duty police officer’s 9 mm pistol while playing on the field at West Coast Airsoft Park in Plymouth, Amador County, on June 29. “Thinking it was a dropped airsoft pistol, he picked it up on the playing field and discharged it, luckily not striking himself, the […]

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Stay cool: Tips to beat the heat

With high temperatures forecast this week, El Dorado County Public Health officials are encouraging residents to take precautions to protect themselves. “Individuals should drink plenty of water, limit physical exertion and stay indoors in an air-conditioned location as much as possible,” said Dr. Alicia Paris, El Dorado County Health Officer. “The elderly, very young and […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mexican delegation eyes county business

A delegation from Chihuahua, Mexico, visited El Dorado County in late June to understand what the county has to offer by way of manufacturing, agriculture and tourism with the hopes of building relationships and potential business opportunities. The visit marked the first international delegation to El Dorado County. Visitors included Arnoldo Delgado Anchondo, the treasurer […]

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

No fireworks!

Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like to remind residents to be safe this 4th of July and inform residents that all fireworks are illegal in El Dorado County. This includes fireworks listed as “Safe and Sane.” Any person who uses, discharges or possesses any fireworks is guilty of a misdemeanor. Fireworks are not safe in the hands […]

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

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 »