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Low-interest home repair loans available

El Dorado County has funds available as low-interest rate loans for home repairs to income-qualified homeowners in the unincorporated areas of the county. Funding is provided through the State Community Development Block Grant Program and the county’s Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Funds. These housing rehabilitation loans must be used to correct health and safety issues […]

No Comment / November 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Car wreck claims four lives

PLACERVILLE — A traffic collision near Apple Hill resulted in four deaths Saturday night. A Toyota Prius was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed over into oncoming traffic at about 6 p.m., according to a CHP press release. The Prius hit a Toyota Sienna “broadside,” the press release stated. Both […]

No Comment / November 26, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

UPDATED: Del Rio outlasts Muse for second high school board seat

David Del Rio beat out Mary Muse for the second contested seat on the El Dorado Union High School District Board. Lori Veerkamp retained the other contested seat.

El Dorado County election officials worked late on Thanksgiving eve to finish counting an estimated 2,400 provisional ballots that remained after the Nov. 6 election, including 1,800 cast by residents of the El Dorado Union High School District. The Official Final Report, posted at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday night, was good news for challenger Dave […]

3 Comments / November 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mercy Hospital of Folsom welcomes new president

Michael Ricks

FOLSOM— Dignity Health, which operates the local Mercy hospitals, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Woodland Healthcare and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in the Sacramento region and St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton and Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas, announced a new president at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. Michael Ricks brings 16 years of […]

No Comment / November 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hazbun recalled as water guru

By all accounts, Albert Hazbun was a hard-working father who pioneered the El Dorado County water recycling system, spending more than a quarter of a century on various committees mostly dealing with water problems in the county. Hazbun, who died in his El Dorado Hills home on Nov. 13 from leukemia at the age of […]

No Comment / November 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Former EDH man faces fraud and laundering charges

A former El Dorado Hills man was indicted on charges of mail fraud and money laundering and was scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Sacramento Wednesday morning. Gregory J. Chmielewski, 43, was indicted on 24 counts of mail fraud and money laundering in Feb. 2011, but the indictment was sealed until his Oct. […]

No Comment / November 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH’s “unofficial” Christmas tree returns

For years El Doado Hills firefighters decorated the “unofficial” community Christmas tree at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. The sparkling tree at the corner of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Lassen Lane brightened the major thoroughfare, spreading holiday joy to those driving, riding and walking by between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, several […]

No Comment / November 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »