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Diligent decathletes prep for brainy brawl

In the world of Academic Decathlon you won’t see bone-crushing tackles or buzzer-beating three pointers. There are no trash-talking parents or bench-clearing brawls. Still, these events can be thrillingly competitive and require as much dedication and preparation as any sport. These intellectual gladiators train relentlessly, challenging themselves mentally the same way athletes do physically. Ponderosa […]

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Planners OK Bass Lake North development

A 90-home residential development within the Bass Lake Hills Specific Plan was approved by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its Jan. 26 meeting. The 38.6 acre lot is located north of Highway 50, east of Bass Lake Road and bounded by Sienna Ridge Road to the west in El Dorado Hills. The developer, […]

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Hidahl revives EDH council

Less than a month into his four-year term representing District 1, Supervisor John Hidahl is making good on a campaign pledge to bring back the El Dorado Hills Community Council created by former supervisor Sam Bradley in the 1990s. For years many El Dorado Hills constituents have complained that they don’t have a voice when […]

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Development manager joins Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County has named Valerie Piotrowski of El Dorado Hills as its new development manager. Piotrowski was the director of foundations and community relations for the Salvation Army, Del Oro Division, and served in the administrations of former California governors George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson as a senior-level communications […]

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Student of the Month

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills recently celebrated Marcella Bernal Garcia as January’s Student of the Month. The William Brooks Elementary School fifth-grader enjoys running when she’s not excelling in the classroom. Teacher Amy Allison called Marcella “very positive” and said the youngster dedicates a lot of time to learning. “I don’t think there’s any […]

1 Comment / January 31, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Judge Brooks still off the bench

El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Nelson Brooks was sworn in for another six-year term earlier this month but hasn’t donned his robe or used his gavel since Aug. 8, 2016, when his court calendar was cleared. Tania Ugrin-Capobianco, court executive officer in El Dorado County Superior Court’s South Lake Tahoe Division, told the Mountain […]

4 Comments / January 30, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New leader steers senior center forward

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District has hired Rebecca Todd to be supervisor of the Moni Gilmore Senior Center, replacing Janet Kenneweg, who opened the center in 2006 and retired in November. Todd may be new to the role but she is no stranger to the EDHCSD. “I started working for the El Dorado […]

3 Comments / January 25, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »