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Office of Ed hires Monsma

The El Dorado County Office of Education announced the selection of Kevin Monsma as the new associate superintendent of Educational Services, effective July 1. “Mr. Monsma’s record of achievement, instructional expertise and conviction to serve will strengthen EDCOE and the county educational community as a whole,” El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, Ed.D. said. “EDCOE at the core […]

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Volunteers needed for state park projects

SAN FRANCISCO — On Saturday, April 16, California State Parks Foundation will host its 18th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company at 27 state parks across California. More than 3,000 volunteers are needed to help with environmental improvement projects statewide. The annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup event, which runs […]

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Pratt running for supervisor

Dave Pratt

Fair Play winery and vineyard owner Dave Pratt has announced that he is a candidate for the El Dorado County Supervisor, District 2 seat to be decided on the June 7 Primary election ballot. Pratt, 57, identified the need for improved representation, ramping up efforts to enhance the agricultural-tourism foundation of the District 2 economy, protect […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Recall backers miss deadlines

Four El Dorado County supervisors escaped potential recall elections as the deadlines to submit valid recall petitions passed uneventfully last week. Petitions to recall District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel and District 3’s Brian Veerkamp were due March 29. Petitions for District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco and District 2’s Shiva Frentzen were due March 31. Assistant Registrar […]

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Soroptimist grants available

Each year Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills awards grants to non-profits that will make a lasting difference in the lives of women and children in their communities. The major portion of the income realized from the group’s fundraisers this past year is used to provide funds back to the community with an annual grant […]

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Fentanyl overdose epidemic hits home

Sheriff's officials warn everyone who purchased street drugs that look like these not to take them. The drugs could be laced with fentanyl, a powerful narcotic. Courtesy photo

An El Dorado Hills man has been identified as one of many victims whose death is suspected of being related to the rash of recent overdoses from counterfeit hydrocodone pills laced with fentanyl, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office reported. George Berry, 18, died March 28. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Drug […]

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Green Valley gas station a go

Over the objections of a half-dozen residents known as Friends of Green Valley, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead on plans for an ARCO am/pm gas station, car wash and convenience mart at its March 22 meeting. The project’s official name is Green Valley Convenience Center. Friends of Green Valley thus […]

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