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EID keeps water rights discussions flowing

Residents urged the El Dorado Irrigation District board to “stay the course” in pursuing additional water rights at its March 23 meeting. At issue is an El Dorado County Water and Power Authority project that could gain the right to an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water currently stored in Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District reservoirs. Recently, some El Dorado County supervisors and […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes workin’ on the railroad

El Dorado County supervisors denied a proposal by the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad to extend its excursion train trips to 30 but approved two special excursion events. A charter trip for the local California Native Plant Society will be allowed to run within the next month or so, and the group’s Summer Breeze Extras […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State Fair seeks the best California cheese

SACRAMENTO — The California State Fair is now accepting entries for its annual Commercial Cheese competition to be held May 20. California cheese producers continue to stimulate California’s economy by creating more than 440,000 jobs and $63 billion in economic activity. Submitting entries through our online system makes it easy for you to be part of […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: March 21-25

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Popped March 21: Someone punctured a vehicle’s tires while the car was parked on Embarcadero Drive. Robbed March 21: An unidentified man stole approximately $1,6000 from a Town Center business’ cash register. Private property March 21: Deputies cited a 17-year-old boy in Beatty Drive […]

Comments Off / March 26, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Run (or walk) for the hills

Lace up your running shoes and Run for the Hills this Saturday, March 28. At 8 a.m. a five-mile charity run/walk begins and ends at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion parking lot. A youth half-mile fun run begins at 10 a.m. Both races benefit The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Foundation. […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dead deer has neighbors crying ‘foul’

Who ya gonna call? When Waterford resident Ann Spade recently found a dead deer in her yard, she thought a quick phone call to El Dorado County Animal Services would solve the problem. Nearly a week later, the deer was still there. “It was rotting and smelled horrible, even half a mile away,” said neighbor Kim […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dynamic farm takes root in Latrobe

Guiding Hands Board President Cindy Brown, left, feeds a goat at 4 Directions Farms in Latrobe while Jacob Peterson watches. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The friendliest goats and alpacas in El Dorado County are already milling about a brand-new farm in the Latrobe area where developmentally challenged young adults soon will learn to grow — in more ways than one. The ambitious dream that is 4 Directions Farm has taken root and is ready to bloom. Under the auspices […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »