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Hometown Hero: Benjamin Lowry

Benjamin Lowry

U.S. Navy Private Seaman Benjamin E. Lowry graduated from U.S. Naval boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. The seaman successfully completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Naval core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Upon completion of basic training, Private Seaman Lowry […]

1 Comment / September 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom names new city manager

Evert Palmer

Folsom Mayor Andy Morin announced Sept. 13 that the City Council has selected Evert Palmer, 51, to serve as city manager. Palmer has been Folsom’s assistant city manager for the past five years. He will assume his new position on Oct. 14, following the retirement of Kerry Miller. “The City Council unanimously concluded that a […]

No Comment / September 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Volunteer at river clean-up event

On Sept. 17 the American River Conservancy, El Dorado County and the Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts will host the third annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. Different river locations span Sacramento, El Dorado and Amador counties on the South Fork American River and North Fork Cosumnes River. Locations include Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Salmon Falls bridge […]

No Comment / September 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County Democrats hand out awards

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado County Democratic Central Committee has announced its’ 2011 volunteer award recipients to be presented at the third annual Kennedy-Roosevelt Dinner on Sept. 24 at the Forni Building located in the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The dinner will have hundreds of progressive individuals in attendance honoring this years recipients. The 2011 recipient of […]

No Comment / September 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Staff Benda Bilili tour canceled

The American debut of Staff Benda Bilili — scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College — has fallen prey to the difficulties inherent in international travel. The entire North American tour, 16 cities in all, including New York and Los Angeles, has been canceled due to “bureaucratic red tape and […]

No Comment / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Mittleman jury selected; trial set

Following several days of questioning, jurors were seated last week for the upcoming trial of an El Dorado Hills man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife last year. The 12-person jury for the first-degree murder trial of Steve Howard Mittelman will consist of six men and six women. The four-person alternate pool will feature two […]

No Comment / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gertsch defends HR manager

CSD Board President Guy Gertsch responded to local media allegations that Human Resources Director Tracey Lynn Lowry either hired or promoted friends, family members and even her own nanny. Lowry was the alleged whistleblower in the district’s charges against General Manager John Skeel, who’s in the process of being reinstated. Gertsch confirmed that Lowry’s husband […]

5 Comments / September 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »