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Close calls spark public safety alert

Firefighters responded to two cold-weather related incidents last week, prompting a public safety message from the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. At 7:07 p.m. on Dec. 29 crews responded to a chimney fire call on Monte Verde Drive. “Firefighters arrived to find the house charged with smoke due to the chimney flue being closed while in […]

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EID board approves new spending

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors authorized several projects at its Dec. 14 meeting — the final for the year. Among the big-ticket items were a long list of FERC related projects including those for water temperature monitoring, water quality and noxious weed monitoring coming in at $461,000. The directors also approved $65,000 to design and integrate software applications and […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire dept. gets overdue funds

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will receive the promised $513,302 from El Dorado County. Last Tuesday the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors made a “finding of public benefit” and directed county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn to transfer the funds, which are a portion of property taxes collected over the last two years  — the time frame […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Illness during holidays can be prevented

Holidays bring families and friends together for celebration. Unfortunately, the holidays can also result in transporting illnesses to travelers and loved ones. Don’t let the holidays be dampened by illness. The Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency recommends taking time now to get vaccinated against influenza. Those who […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH man gets prison time for embezzlement

Jeffrey Lamson, 51, of El Dorado Hills, was sentenced on Dec. 15 to two years and six months in prison for wire fraud in connection with a plot to misappropriate money from his former employer, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Lamson plead guilty to wire fraud in August. Lamson was sentenced by United […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Latrobe wreck claims one

A Shingle Springs man died following a three-car wreck in Latrobe Sunday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officials. At approximately 10:55 a.m. on Dec. 20 James Kuehn, 58, was driving his 2001 Toyota MR2 northbound on Latrobe Road, just south of Cothrin Ranch Road. As Kuehn approached the peak of an ascending slope, the Toyota […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID pay hikes spark debate

Proposed pay increases for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s top two administrators inspired raucous debate at the Dec. 14 board meeting, after which directors approved the salary boosts on a split vote. Up for approval was a 5 percent merit increase and a 5 percent market/equity increase for General Manager Jim Abercrombie, which puts his new annual salary at $196,931. In addition, Abercrombie will receive approximately $24,736 […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »