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Smoked in: Butte Fire leaves El Dorado County in a haze

Helicopters contracted to fight the Butte Fire were grounded due to heavy smoke Sunday morning. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Though the Butte Fire has not burned one inch of land in El Dorado County, it’s effecting everyone who lives here. Thick smoke has replaced blue sky, forcing sporting event cancellation and limiting visibility. And while many opted out of outdoor activities these last few days, smoke didn’t completely ruin everyone’s weekend. Saturday, more than 200 people participated in Marshall Medical […]

1 Comment / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Musical tribute honors those lost on 9/11

A sign at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills marks the times each flight crashed on 9/11. Village Life photo by Amanda Williams

In the quiet, smoky morning haze on Sep. 11, Jay Chopp began his day at 5:46 a.m on his porch playing Bugle Taps in memory of each plane that crashed on that fateful day 14 years ago. Flight 11 hit the North Tower at 8:46 a.m.; Flight 175, hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m. The […]

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Public invited to comment on community health needs

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Division is hosting community meetings, focus groups and an online survey to solicit public input for its Community Health Assessment. These activities will engage residents in a discussion about the health of El Dorado County. During the community meetings, Public Health staff will share […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 4-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s report: Sept. 4 12:38 p.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Salmon Falls Road. Sept. 5 4:15 a.m. Someone forced entry into a Raleigh Way home while the homeowners were out of town. Nothing appeared to be stolen. 9:45 p.m. Deputies observed a juvenile discarding […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Fire displaces EDH family

Thick smoke billows from a burning El Dorado Hills home. Courtesy photo

A Waterman Court home was severely damaged after an accidental fire on Sept. 3. “El Dorado Hills firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from multiple windows of a single story residential house,” Division Chief Mike Lilienthal said. “Firefighters initiated an interior attack to extinguish the fire.” No people were injured but one pet rabbit died in […]

Comments Off / September 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Parker, January join forces on new senior center

The proposed Center for the Ages would be next door to Fire Station 85 on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Amenities would include a therapy pool for seniors and a main hall for conferences or other gatherings that could accommodate 500 to 600 people. Courtesy graphic

Local historian and community activist Betty January hopes to work her magic yet again. Just as her perseverance got the El Dorado Hills Library built with the help of Parker Development, January has partnered with the Serrano developer once more to bring a new senior center to fruition. A Center for the Ages of El Dorado […]

2 Comments / September 07, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Measure E remains non-binding advisory vote

A vote for or against rezoning the 98 acres of open space known as the former Executive Golf Course has no strings attached, El Dorado County attorneys confirm. Some residents are circulating a first draft of County Counsel’s impartial analysis of Measure E, which mistakenly states a vote against the rezone would mean an agreement to purchase the […]

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