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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 […]

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Register now for the Sugarloaf Stampede

PLACERVILLE — On Saturday, April 18, the El Dorado County Office of Education will host the annual Sugarloaf Stampede 5K/10K/10Mile race benefiting the Sugarloaf Station Foundation — a nonprofit organization that grants partial scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Registration is now open for the event, which begins and […]

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Mercy Auxiliary helps medical dreams come true

Oak Ridge seniors Dominique Pizzuti, left, and Claire Hunsaker were each given a Mercy Hospital Auxiliary $1,000 college scholarship to pursue a degree in the medical field. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Doctor, nurse, physical therapist or researcher, the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary recognized and awarded 11 high school seniors and one hospital employee with college scholarships to offset costs in pursuit of medical careers at its annual scholarship luncheon March 20. The event at Serrano Country Club also marked the auxiliary’s 39th year of service to the hospital and […]

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Beware: Scammers put a new twist on an old ruse

A new twist on an old scam surfaced recently: A caller claims to be from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and informs a resident of a warrant for their arrest for missing a jury summons. Bail payment will be accepted in lieu of jail time. Hatch Graham of Placerville was told this by “Lt. Josh […]

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EDH Crime Watch: March 12-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Going nowhere March 12: Someone cut a vehicle’s fuel lines on Windplay Drive. Pay the fare March 12: A 23-year-old man allegedly fled without paying his taxi driver on Town Center Boulevard. Break-in March 14: Someone broke into an Oak Ridge High School utility […]

Comments Off / March 19, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on economic development

Citing both the General Plan and a “work-in-progress” strategic plan, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors launched a project to spur economic development at its March 17 meeting. Tuesday’s morning session at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s Station 85 drew an audience of about 100, including county staff. “There is no magic bullet […]

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