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‘The best year …’

Lauren Kille called Belguim home for nearly a year and the El Dorado Hills teen spent a lot of time traveling round Europe during her Rotary Youth Exchange experience. Courtesy photo

Lauren Kille of El Dorado Hills speaks fluent French. She also eats french fries with meatballs and rabbit sauce … and likes it, at least while living in Belgium. Instead of attending her junior year at Oak Ridge High School, the 17-year-old spent the school year abroad, studying at the College St. Habelin in Belgium […]

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Wine, Cheese and Brew’s humble beginnings

Dennis Ferguson, second from left, pours wine for Toosch Cima, Daisy Smith and Diane Ferguson, left to right, during the 1973 El Dorado Hills Firemen’s Association wine tasting event. Mountain Democrat photo

These days, late summers in El Dorado Hills are a hub of activity. But not so in 1972 when the El Dorado Hills Ladies’ Auxiliary, the fundraising arm of the Firemen’s Association at the time, decided that its annual Christmas bake sales weren’t bringing home the proverbial bacon. The original fire house, which later became […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 24-29

The following information is from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Not my car Aug. 24: An Appain Way resident reported that someone vandalized his vehicle. More car trouble Aug. 24: Someone stole items from a vehicle parked on Garlenda Drive. Even more car trouble Aug. 24: Thieves broke windows of two vehicles parked on Tea […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Teen Court in Placerville invites new participants

Volunteer training is scheduled at 6 p.m., Sept. 12 El Dorado County students in grades eight through 12 are invited to participate in the juvenile justice system through the Teen Court program. Volunteer training will be held Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. in Placerville. […]

Comments Off / August 29, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Scouts weed Yosemite Valley

Boy Scouts with El Dorado Hills Troop 465 spent a day pulling invasive weeds on the Yosemite Valley floor. Courtesy photo

Ssouts Nathan Klaff and Bryce Groess both members of El Dorado Hills Boy Scout Troop 465 organized a conservation effort benefiting Yosemite National Park last month. Along with other members of Troop 465 Nathan and Bryce, who  are in the process of earning the highly prized Boy Scout Hornaday Award, participated in a conservation effort removing invasive […]

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County accepting applications for Federal Coordination Committee

El Dorado County is accepting applications for its new Federal Coordination Advisory Committee. Various provisions of federal law mandate that federal agencies “coordinate” certain activities with local agencies before making decisions which may impact local government. It is important that county government track and analyze federal decisions in order to timely invoke the right of […]

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DAR ringing in the Constitution

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the El Dorado Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution will host a celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. The bells will ring at 11:45 a.m. at the El Dorado County Main Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. Everyone is invited to experience a piece of […]

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