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1 dead in freeway crash

A woman died and two men were injured in a collision on Highway 50 Thursday afternoon. Wesley Rickard, 79, of Rancho Murieta, was driving his silver 2014 Honda Civic in the No. 3 lane westbound on Highway 50 east of El Dorado Hills Boulevard in El Dorado Hills at about 25 mph with his hazard lights […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No new taxes, fire officials confirm

A sign warning Latrobe residents that they would pay higher taxes if the El Dorado Hills Fire Department annexed the community’s fire department brought about 20 concerned resident to Millers Hill School earlier this month. The sign was wrong. “Will your tax rate change after the annexation? Absolutely not,” Latrobe Fire Chief Chris Couper assured the […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: No returns July 10: A 37-year-old man reportedly entered Target with the intention of stealing items and returning them for cash. Busted July 10: Someone kicked in a vehicle’s windshield on Springburn Way. Computer gone July 13: Someone stole a laptop left in a […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

CHP offers free Start Smart class

The leading cause of death for Americans ages 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol Valley Division will offer a free Start Smart class. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference is excited to kick off its first School Supply Drive as many students in El Dorado County do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to host a school supply drive to benefit students […]

2 Comments / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Community unites to patch up historic barn

DON’T FORGET THE SIGN — Straight Line Construction crew Gary Burrows and Noe Guavara, left and center, patch the roof of Clarksville’s historic Tong Barn, which spent most of the last century and a half as the Clarksville Union School. Straight Line’s president and owner Jack Borba, right, donated the labor.  He stopped by to check progress and drop off one of the familiar Straight Line signs. Photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado County is a place defined by its history. We embrace the past and nearly anything that reflects it. Don’t believe it? Take a drive. Our backroads are altars to the past. We revere old stone buildings. Rusty farm implements are proudly displayed for passersby. Sepia-toned hay barns topped with corrugated steel roofs glow […]

No Comment / July 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Construction begins on Valley View Sports Park

Construction has begun on the Valley View Sports Park on a five-acre site next to the new elementary school built in the Blackstone community. The park will open in November 2014. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning for the first El Dorado Hills sports field and park south of Highway 50. Construction should be complete in early November. The Valley View Sports Park project is a joint use partnership between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Buckeye Union School District. According to CSD General […]

No Comment / July 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »