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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 »

Slow Ride rolls for a good cause

Just out of high school in Idaho years ago, Steven Poindexter landed a job as a gravedigger. He didn’t know he would soon be burying one of his buddies from school, killed in Vietnam. “That’s when I became patriotic,” said Poindexter, 61, of Pollock Pines, who three years ago decided to organize an event to […]

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

Senior Day Care throws a party

The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services Program hosts an open house and 25th anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Placerville Senior Day Care Center, 935A Spring St. The Senior Day Care Center in Placerville first opened its door on Aug. 28, 1989, and in early 2014, the El Dorado […]

No Comment / September 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Deidre Fleischer

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Deidre A. Fleischer, daughter of Timothy J. and Victoria L. Fleischer of Placerville, was recently promoted to her current rank while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, homeported in Norfolk, Va. Fleischer was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Fleischer […]

No Comment / September 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: William Tostenson

William K. Tostenson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as “jump school,” at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings. After completing the course as qualified paratroopers, cadets return […]

No Comment / September 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »