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EID relaxes winter sewer rates

At its Jan. 23 meeting the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously to direct staff to use the lower of the last two years — either 2011 or 2012 — of winter water usage billing cycles to establish a customer’s 2012 sewer commodity rate. This one-time exception to the district’s regulations, initiated by George […]

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Rewards offered in animal cruelty case

PLACERVILLE — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for shooting a bolt (arrow) into the head of a cat on the evening of Dec. 20, 2011, in the 500 block of Sunlight Drive in Diamond Springs. […]

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People Talk: Who’s gonna win the Superbowl?

Comments Off / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak ruling snags up local projects

With the local housing industry trying to sputter back to life, a Jan. 20 ruling by the Third District Court of Appeals threw a curve to local developers with plans in the works. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the El Dorado County Planning Commission recommended approval of a 20-lot project near the county line, and continued […]

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Whole Foods joins PARTY

Party-Logo

Whole Foods Market in Folsom recently named Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth, or PARTY, a “Nickels for Non-Profits” recipient. Whole Foods customers can choose to donate their nickel-per-bag BYOB (bring your own bag) credit to PARTY through April 16. PARTY began 25 years ago in Canada and was launched in Folsom three […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mayor Howell presents State of the City at Folsom Chamber

Mayor Kerri Howell

A capacity crowd welcomed Mayor Kerri Howell at the first Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon of 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Lake Natoma Inn. The first woman to serve as mayor since the city was incorporated in 1946, Howell was selected by  fellow City Council members in December. Each of the five members […]

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Fire districts look at new deal

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board agreed to the terms of a draft contract to provide “primary incident response” in Latrobe for $25,000 annually. A second proposed contract would provide administrative support for $5,000 per year. The proposals are the result of discussions between El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Latrobe Fire Chief […]

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