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EID’s water rates go up next month

Despite objections from a large crowd of ratepayers, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved rate increases that go into effect Feb. 1. Voted on at the Jan. 11 meeting was a 5 percent increase in potable and recycled water rates this year; a 5 percent increase in potable, wastewater and recycled water in 2017; a 4 percent increase […]

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Folsom Lake bones: some questions answered

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a preliminary report on Tuesday from the Chico State University Anthropology Department confirming that the remains collected around Folsom Lake belong to a 35-year-old man. The skull was found along Folsom Lake’s drought-created shoreline in November 2015. A month later the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department teamed up with Chico State anthropologists to scour […]

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Development approved: Dixon Ranch gets the go-ahead

The Dixon Ranch subdivision is proposed on the south side of Green Valley Road near the intersection with Malcolm Dixon Road.
Courtesy photo

After a four-hour hearing the El Dorado County Planning Commission approved the Dixon Ranch residential development at its Jan. 14 meeting. Located in El Dorado Hills, the development proposes 604 new single-family homes on 280 acres on the south side of Green Valley Road near Malcolm Dixon Road. A 5-acre lot is carved out to accommodate an existing residence in the area. […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 8-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Jan. 8 4:19 p.m. A Manning Drive resident reported missing jewelry. Jan. 11 8:35 a.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Vine Street. 8:38 a.m. A truck was reported stolen from a commercial yard on Serrano Parkway and recovered hours later. 9:35 a.m. A […]

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New Station 84 now in service

El Dorado Hills firefighter Sean Ward looks up from the bottom of Station 84's pole, which quickly takes firefighters down 19 feet from the second floor, where they sleep, to the first floor. Photo courtesy of EDH Fire

Station 84 has been redesigned and rebuilt. The building looks great and, more importantly, it is safer and more efficient. “Seconds count when you’re called out,” said Capt. Mark Ali, who heads the B shift at the station. The station is staffed 24 hours a day by a captain, engineer and firefighter/paramedic in shifts A, B and […]

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

Hands4Hope serves hundreds during cold months

Hands4Hope school club participants from Union Mine High School and Herbert Green Middle School create one of the many no-sew fleece blankets. Left to right: Gabby (Herbert Green), Gretta (Union Mine, foreign exchange student from Italy), Nadia (Union Mine), Abby (Herbert Green), Lauren (Union Mine) and Francesca (Union Mine). Courtesy photo

Each year Hands4Hope — Youth Making A Difference runs many winter­-based activities and outreach events, including a Blanket Making Party, Warm & Fuzzy Drive and Winter Boutique to support those in need in the community. In November Hands4Hope held its sixth annual Blanket Making Party, where more than 100 youth and adult participants made 90 no­-sew fleece blankets. These will […]

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

Teen Court invites new participants

El Dorado County Teen Court in Placerville is recruiting new student participants for the spring program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training on Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. in Placerville. After completing […]

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