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El Dorado Transit ridership up

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Transit recently released its Six-Month Administrative Operations Report highlighting a significant increase in ridership between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.  According to the report delivered to the agency’s Board of Directors in May, an additional 15,777 boardings were recorded in the last half of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. “We […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mother cats, newborn kittens need temporary foster homes

Look at this face — Mama cats and her kittens need good foster homes. Contact El Dorado County Animal Services to help. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Animal Services is looking for caring residents who can help provide temporary foster homes for new mother cats and their baby kittens over the next several weeks. “Currently we have three mother cats and their kittens at the shelter in Placerville who could benefit from temporary placement in a loving residential home, […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Ryan Davis

Army National Guard Pfc. Ryan S. Davis has deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.  Reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been mobilized, activated and deployed along […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills pastor says good-bye

Jeff Bigelow wrapped up his time as Rolling Hills Christian Church's pastor last Sunday. The church figurehead said he's exploring several options for his future. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Sunday marked the end of an era at Rolling Hills Christian Church, and though Pastor Jeff Bigelow delivered his last sermon he insists the church’s best days are ahead. After 17 years, the 57-year-old pastor stepped down and handed his congregation over to incoming Pastor Bill Search. Search, 40, who moved here with his wife […]

No Comment / May 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDHCSD’s future parks: New GM encouraged to think big

In preparation for his departure on June 6, and perhaps as a 50th anniversary present, interim El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Rich Ramirez recently published a 28 page treatise titled “A Potential Road Map for Next General Manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District,” an assessment of the district’s strengths, […]

1 Comment / May 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: May 17-23

Vandal May 17: A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion vandalism on Uplands Drive. Petty Theft May 18: Vandalism and petty theft were reported on Rossmore Lane. Confiscated May 18: A shotgun was recovered from a Smokey Mountain Circle residence and booked into the Sheriff’s Office for safekeeping at the request of the Public Guardians […]

No Comment / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

County scoops up grant money for major road projects

On May 23 the California Transportation Commission awarded $21.5 million to two transportation projects in El Dorado County: • $6 million to the city of Placerville for construction of Phase 1A of the Western Placerville Interchanges Project. Phase 1A will construct a U.S. 50 westbound on-ramp from the existing Ray Lawyer Drive overcrossing in the city […]

No Comment / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »