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Union Mine grad killed in Afghanistan, procession coming through EDH Thursday evening

Staff Sgt. Sky Mote

Editor’s note: Staff Sgt. Mote’s body will arrive at McClellan Air Field at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The procession to Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery will begin at approximately 5 p.m. The route will be along Highway 50, and will detour at El Dorado Hills Boulevard to go past Rolling Hills Middle School, where Mote’s father, […]

2 Comments / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scary wildland fire on Salmon Falls Road

Old school wildland fire fight - El Dorado Hills Firefighters Mike Levenger, left, and Kyle Mattson, right, take shovels to the western border of the 70-acre Salmon Fire on Salmon Falls Road, 8 miles north of Green Valley Road, under the direction of Captain Matt Beckett, center.

The Delta Breeze returned Wednesday, breaking a string of six consecutive 100-plus degree days that created ideal conditions for the first big El Dorado Hills wildland fire in three years. “We dodged a bullet,” said a sweat-soaked El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb, shortly after an estimated 100 firefighters gained the upper hand on […]

Comments Off / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Stracener changes candidate statement

Local bail bondsman and political activist Chuck Holland was prepared to enter into litigation against El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Warren “Curt” Stracener, who Holland said  misrepresented himself to voters on a candidate statement. As of Aug. 13 the statement in question had been changed. “Holland has had repeated contact through his lawyers with Stracener’s legal […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

ALA reports on tobacco use in El Dorado County

New Report is part of the Lung Association’s Disparities in Lung Health Series The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities, examines tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke in rural communities nationwide, particularly among rural youth. Tobacco use is higher in rural communities than in suburban […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mercy Folsom gets Tele-ICU services

Wireless remote robot helps physicians make the rounds in hospital’s intensive care unit  FOLSOM — The Mercy Telehealth Network, which connects physicians to patients through state-of-the-art wireless, remote telehealth robots, is providing tele-ICU services at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. The Intensive Care Unit, or ICU, is a designated area of a hospital dedicated to the […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local board races set for November

The filing period for the November general election closed on Friday, August 10. Several spots on local school, fire and recreation boards are in play. When incumbents run unchallenged, the race will not appear on the ballot. The El Dorado County Elections website lists all open seats and the candidates who have already filed. El […]

1 Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Arm wrestling comes to El Dorado Hills

Look into my eyes — Barbers Shane Patterson and David Aviles practice for the upcoming arm wrestling competition sponsored by their boss, World Famous Barber Jon. The family event will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the El Dorado Saloon, and will benefit the SPEAR. Courtesy photo

Some very fit guys will pair up, hold hands and stare into each other’s eyes during a special competition at the El Dorado Saloon on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event sponsor and master of ceremonies is the flamboyant and world famous (by self-proclamation) Barber Jon Rivera, a local character so colorful that he keeps a […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »