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Lane closures resume for Highway 50

The week of Sept. 22, the Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full one-directional lane closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley overcrossing. Starting Monday night, all eastbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. from Latrobe Road to Bass Lake Road. […]

No Comment / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school superintendent hired by Elk Grove Unified

Chris Hoffman

El Dorado High School District Superintendent Christopher Hoffman was selected as Elk Grove Unified School District’s new superintendent by the Elk Grove District Board of Trustees at the Sept. 16 meeting. Hoffman is beginning his fourth year as Superintendent of El Dorado Union High School District this year and will be taking up his new position […]

No Comment / September 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

King Fire nearly 71,000 acres: Arson arrest made; Swansboro evacuated

The King Fire exploded to 70,944 acres between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. And although there had been no official connection, a man was arrested on a single charge of arson of forest land Wednesday night. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, was booked into the Placerville jail Wednesday night on a charge of arson of a […]

No Comment / September 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wildfire smoke advisory

The King Fire is creating smoky conditions in some areas of El Dorado County, prompting the county’s Air Quality Management District and Health and Human Services Agency – Public Health Division to issue an advisory. Officials expect that El Dorado County may continue to be affected on an intermittent basis for quite some time. Smoke […]

No Comment / September 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

King Fire continues to grow

The King Fire's thick smoke cloud dwarfs downtown Placerville.

Update: The acreage burned by the King Fire has climbed to 18,544 acres as of Wednesday morning. It remains at 5 percent containment. Two injuries have been reported, and 2,448 structures (1,632 residences) have been threatened, according to an Inciweb update. The California Highway Patrol Facebook originally stated the fire had crossed over Highway 50 near […]

No Comment / September 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Italy on Wheels a hidden gem

As reliable as an anvil — After 11 years of ownership, Bob Wheatley still loves his classic 1993 Alfa Romeo 2.0L Spider Veloce. Wheatley says the totally stock engine makes about 125 hp and has been virtually bullet proof (along with the car) for 139,000 miles. He uses it as a daily driver at times and the entire car is completely original and in great shape, inside and out. Photo by Larry Weitzman

FOLSOM — The Mountain Democrat’s own Ken Deibert perhaps said it best when he described the third annual Italy on Wheels car, motorcycle, scooter and bicycle show at the Murer House Museum in Folsom as a “hidden gem.” An estimated 300-400 people of all ages filled the parking lot and park along with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, […]

No Comment / September 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Come on out for summer finale

MUSIC LOVERS dance to the music during the 2013 Saturday in the Park event in El Dorado Hills.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Say goodbye to summer at the annual Saturday Night in the Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20. Hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, the event coincides with the last concert at Community Park for the 2014 season. Cover Me Badd, […]

No Comment / September 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »