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Crib Notes: Keep calm and show some respect

Pray for Orlando. Pray for Dallas. If not one city, tragedy strikes somewhere else on a monthly, now nearly daily, basis. Perhaps we should pray for our youth — that they will find a better way to rebuild our broken nation once they are in charge. This may be too tall an order since many children today […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary,News | Read More »

Teens help younger kids crack the code

Teen instructors Alex Dean and Cade Richard, in blue shirts, show students Mason Pifer, Tyler Pollet and Connor Rodriguez, left to right, computer coding basics at their first EDH Scratch Camp. Photo by Katie Yonano

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite computer game work? Behind those rotating candies, movable cubes and letter boards computer programmers have entered intricate codes to make the games interactive. Oak Ridge High School students Alex Dean, Cade Richard and Braden Yonano have been coding since they were sixth graders at Rolling Hills Middle School. […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 30 – July 5

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: June 30 1:31 p.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Stockwood Way. 6:27 p.m. Deputies arrested two men, ages 24 and 22, on suspicion of theft after the suspects reportedly walked into a Post Street store and stole food. July 2 5:15 a.m. A […]

Comments Off / July 12, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Art Patterson named Veteran of the Year

Ponte Palmero CEO Greg Kasner, El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn,                                                                                                                                     Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, Veteran of the Year Art Patterson and Pete Conaty with the Department of Veteran Affairs, left to right, pose for a photo during the Legislature's event honoring veterans. Courtesy photo

Arthur “Art” Patterson of El Dorado County was recently named Veteran of the Year for the 6th Assembly District by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-El Dorado Hills. Patterson served in the military for 23 years, two years in the Army and 21 years in the Air Force. He was 17 years old when he joined the military by asking […]

Comments Off / July 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s Department honors Fallen Dallas officers

The recent shooting deaths of several Dallas officers sent shock waves through the law enforcement community and the country. The Dallas police chief and mayor scheduled a moment of silence at noon in the Central Time Zone Friday and they were joined by law enforcement offices all over the country, including El Dorado County. Sheriff D’Agostini honored […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Public asked to comment on biological, oak resources documents

El Dorado County’s Long Range Planning Division recently announced that public and agency comment is invited on a draft environmental impact report. At issue is the recently completed General Plan Biological Resources Policy Update and Oak Resources Management Plan. Under the California Environmental Quality Act and county code, effective June 30, the public and relevant […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID’s Abercrombie on medical leave

Jim Abercrombie

The El Dorado Irrigation District board appointed General Counsel Tom Cumpston as acting general manager at a special closed-door meeting on July 7 while General Manager Jim Abercrombie is out on medical leave. Abercrombie has been with EID since 2009 as its general manager. He is a registered civil engineer with a master’s in business administration. He previously worked at […]

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