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Dixon Ranch scoping meeting gets hot

As public floggings go, this one could have been much worse. El Dorado County Development Services Director Roger Trout was master of ceremonies on June 27 for an environmental “scoping” meeting for the Dixon Ranch residential development project. The 714-lot development sits on 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, a relatively flat spot south […]

No Comment / July 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Animal Outreach competes for ASPCA/Rachael Ray grant

Animal Outreach Director Maggie Killackey weighs a kitten transferred from Sac City Animal Services because it was too small to be accepted into their own program. Most municipal shelters euthanize kittens under 2 pounds. Courtesy photo

DIAMOND SPRINGS — An El Dorado County animal shelter has qualified to compete for $100,000 and other monetary grants from the ASPCA/Rachael Ray Foundation $100K Challenge, thanks to more than 14,000 votes from supporters over a 12-day period. Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode ranked 15th out of 104 shelters nationwide, competing with some of the […]

No Comment / June 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Alleged cockfighting operation busted in Shingle Springs

El Dorado County Animal Services, with the assistance of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deparment, is investigating what appears to be a game cock breeding and conditioning operation at a residence in Shingle Springs. Game birds are used in illegal cockfighting operations. About 75 game birds were found on the Shingle Springs property June 27 […]

No Comment / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDHCSD board recall could fall apart

Setbacks are nothing new to John Everett — the man trying to recall all five El Dorado Hills Community Services District directors. The John Skeel firing last year was the last straw for Everett, who has alleged improprieties in the management of assessments, bonds and joint use agreements over the last several years. Everett recently […]

3 Comments / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What is your favorite 4th of July memory?

 

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

Public Health offers free children’s vaccination clinics

The Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency will offer free community vaccination clinics for children in several designated locations of the County beginning July 12. “This is a wonderful service that we hope parents will utilize for their children, particularly if they don’t have a regular health care […]

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

Safely celebrate the 4th; no fireworks in El Dorado County

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire would like to remind everyone that “El Dorado County local ordinance No. 8.08.050 forbids the use and possession of fireworks, including  ’safe and sane’ fireworks commonly sold in surrounding areas like Sacramento because of the risk of wildfires. “Every year Cal Fire responds to wildland fires […]

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