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State tax season now open

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board has begun accepting 2016 state tax returns for a filing season that extends through April 18, three days beyond the traditional deadline because of a federal holiday. The FTB encourages taxpayers to take advantage of the agency’s online services and take extra steps to protect themselves and their refunds. Free filing […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

New, returning supes on the job

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors welcomed new colleague John Hidahl as its first order of business last Tuesday. Presiding El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury performed swearing-in duties for the new District 1 supervisor and then administered the oath of office to re-elected supervisors Brian Veerkamp (District 3) and Shiva Frentzen (District 2). […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

New property tax system gets supervisors’ OK

During its first regular session of the new year the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement for modernizing the county’s property tax system. Recommended by the assessor, auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, the initial $1.2 million deal with Megabyte Systems runs through June 2019. Thereafter a maintenance agreement for $310,200 will be in place […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Motorists rescued from raging creek

Crews braved the high, surging water of Weber Creek near Luneman Road north of Rescue Friday morning to rescue two people stranded overnight in a truck. The man and woman reportedly tried to cross the creek at around 9 p.m. Thursday and became stuck. They spent a cold night in the truck, unable to safely escape. Weber Creek’s water level is above normal […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 1: ORHS principal let go after lengthy absence

Would he stay or would he go? For four months Oak Ridge High School families were left without a principal and waited to see whether Paul Burke would be reinstated by the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees. Burke was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 2, 2015, for unspecified reasons; […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Gym employee gets a surprise ride

Bre Padilla begins her 14-hour workdays every Monday through Friday at 4:30 a.m., greeting members at the front desk at the El Dorado Hills Sports Club where she’s been employed for seven years. Padilla, a 27-year old Folsom resident, begins her second job by 9 a.m. as an aide working with autistic children and doesn’t […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 3: Brent Dennis leaves the EDHCSD

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis wrapped up his duties in September 2016 and said goodbye to the community he’s served for four years. He took a new job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim. “He arrived when we needed leadership and consistency. We’ve spent the last four years […]

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