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State tax season now open

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board has begun accepting 2016 state tax returns for a filing season that extends through April 18, three days beyond the traditional deadline because of a federal holiday. The FTB encourages taxpayers to take advantage of the agency’s online services and take extra steps to protect themselves and their refunds. Free filing […]

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New property tax system gets supervisors’ OK

During its first regular session of the new year the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement for modernizing the county’s property tax system. Recommended by the assessor, auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, the initial $1.2 million deal with Megabyte Systems runs through June 2019. Thereafter a maintenance agreement for $310,200 will be in place […]

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Women’s Fund scholarship applications available now

Since 2009 the Women’s Fund El Dorado Wickline Scholarship has assisted women who have had to postpone their educational goals for a variety of reasons, such as having children, illness or caring for a loved one. To date a total of $17,100 has been awarded to 14 deserving women. Women age 25 and older who […]

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Sheriff’s facility loan OK

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to accept a $57 million loan for construction of a new public safety facility during a special meeting Dec. 28. Offered through a program of the United States Department of Agriculture, the vote allowed the county to take advantage of a lower interest rate that […]

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New year comes with new laws

These are some of the new laws coming in 2017. Effective Jan. 1 Wages, hours and working conditions for agricultural workers — Currently, agricultural workers who work more than 10 hours per day must receive overtime pay at one-and-half times the regular rate of pay. This new bill, known as the Phase-In Overtime for Agricultural […]

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Crews fight two separate pre-holiday fires Friday

Firefighters responded to two separate fires the day before Christmas Eve in western El Dorado County, with one causing moderate damage to what reports say is a “barn” but more resembles a family home. The other, second fire is thought to have originated in a fireplace-chimney setup. Rescue and other firefighting personnel were called to the […]

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At EID: Water rate hikes OK’d

After considering various financial projections based on different rate increase scenarios, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a 3 percent increase each year, 2017-2020, at Monday’s meeting. The increase applies to potable water, wastewater and recycled water. The rate discussion drew criticism, with some audience members blaming the increases on EID’s salaries and […]

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