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Little breathing room in county budget

• Fire districts, roads could get more money When the county’s books closed fiscal year 2015-16 last week, there was $4.1 million more in the fund balance than anticipated. El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton opened Monday’s special budget hearings by telling the Board of Supervisors that he and his budget team focused on the […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Interim EDHCSD GM named

Kevin Loewen

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Loewen as interim general manager. Loewen was previously the EDHCSD director of Parks & Planning. “Kevin knows the board, CSD organization … initiatives and stakeholders well and has earned our respect and support,” said Board President Terry Crumpley. “Along with the highly […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Four arrested after home invasions

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested four men suspected in two home invasion robberies and at least one attempted home invasion in El Dorado Hills Sunday. On Sept. 11 the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received reports of incidents on Northam Place, Lago Vista Drive and Ventura Court, all occurring within a 40-minute time span in the different El […]

Comments Off / September 12, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County students make the grade

Recently released test scores for California students showed El Dorado County students doing better overall than the statewide average. On a statewide basis 49 percent of students met or exceeded the English language arts/literacy standard, according to a California Department of Education information released Aug. 24. This was an increase of 4 percentage points over last year. In El Dorado […]

Comments Off / September 12, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CEO guilty of tax evasion

SACRAMENTO — Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, during the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue Service, despite receiving at least $2 million in […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue seeks hosts for Chinese student delegation

The Rescue Union School District will welcome students and teachers from Baochu Pagoda Experimental School inChina later this month and is looking for local families to host them for five nights. Approximately 100 students ages 10 to 14 and 20 teachers will arrive in the delegation. The groups will be staggered into two groups. First, 50 […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Church channels a higher power

Rolling Hills Church unveiled its new solar powered system Sunday. The church will save thousands of dollars in energy bills that staff say will be used for church ministries instead. Courtesy photo

Sunday afternoon Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills introduced its new solar roof system to the community and celebrated the fact that it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in power bills and put that money where church officials say it is really needed. Sunworks installed the solar roof-mounted system, which produces 332,322 kilowatt-hours. (One kw […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »