Auditor questions consultant contract process

Consultants hired by El Dorado County are not making disclosures of their financial interests as required by state law, according to a letter El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn recently sent to the Board of Supervisors. In the letter Harn urges the county to take corrective action. “I have reached the conclusion that the county is not […]

Volunteers needed to clean up state parks

On Saturday, April 22, 40 state parks across California will be the focus of California State Parks Foundation’s 19th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. More than 4,000 volunteers are needed to help with environmental improvement projects statewide. California’s state parks receive great benefits from the work completed by […]

Walk, run for Mito Kids

Hundreds are expected to lace up for the Help Mito Kids 5k Walk/Run in El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, April 22, and there’s plenty of room for more. Help Mito Kids is a family run organization dedicated to spreading awareness about and raising money for the life-threatening genetic disorder Mitochondrial disease. It was […]

School administrators’ contributions celebrated

The El Dorado Union High School District recently honored three outstanding administrators with education accolades at the regional Association of California School Administrators Administrator of the Year Awards ceremony. Those recognized were Christopher Moore, assistant superintendent, educational services; Pamela Bartlett, director of special education; and Ronald Thomas, assistant principal of Oak Ridge High School. Moore […]

Hands4Hope offers summer camp scholarships

Hands4Hope is now accepting applications from students who wish to receive a partial or full-paid scholarship to a 2017 summer camp of their choice. These scholarships are made possible through the Ryan Christopher Hersh Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides youth, whose families face financial struggles, with the opportunity to attend the summer camp of their choosing to […]

Nails forge homes, lasting bonds in Mexico

While many families enjoyed leisurely vacations during spring break, 265 high school students and team leaders from Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, to build 12 houses for needy families in just one week.

Vista del Lago senior Sofia Bert worked on what was known as house three. She said she enjoyed working with the other students and called giving the keys to the new owners an “amazing” experience.

Clarksville Day rides again

Dust off your boots and plan to attend Clarksville Day on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The seventh event planned by the Clarksville Region Historical Society takes visitors on a tour of the ghost town, which predates El Dorado Hills by 100 years. Clarksville Day was an annual event until 2013, when construction of the Silva Valley interchange cut into event parking.

“It didn’t stop due to lack of interest,” said local historian and CRHS co-founder Betty January. “There were 4,000 people at the last Clarksville Day in 2013.”