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Flying high at 16

Austin Bowa sits in a Robinson R 22 helicopter at the Auburn Airport on his sixteenth birthday after his first solo flight. Bowa is from El Dorado Hills and took lessons at the airport for a year. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

EDH teen becomes a helicopter pilot Come their 16th birthday many teenagers celebrate that milestone with cake and getting their learner’s permit. Not Austin Bowa, who turned 16 on Valentine’s Day. He chose to celebrate his birthday by taking his first solo flight in a tiny two-seater helicopter at the Auburn Airport. After all, flying helicopters […]

No Comment / February 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 8-15

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Gate gone Feb. 8: Homeowners who bought a Terracina Drive property at auction reported that the previous homeowners stole a dog gate and damages the cement. Keys found Feb. 8: A set of car keys was found on Latham Lane and turned into the […]

No Comment / February 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Community Foundation names new officers, board members

The El Dorado Community Foundation Board of Directors recently announced new officers as follows: Board President John Black; Vice President Paul Zappettini; Secretary Charlie Stephens and Treasurer Chris Reeg. Maureen Carter is the past president. Black has served on the board since January 2007. Black was born in San Francisco and graduated from the University of […]

No Comment / February 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Suspect booked after firefight in Galt

By Cole Mayer A man is in custody after exchanging gunfire with his sister in Galt Tuesday morning. Lonnie Ray Orman, 41, was taken into custody in El Dorado Hills without incident and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted homicide, according to a press release from the Galt Police Department. […]

No Comment / February 14, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Galt shooting suspect caught in El Dorado Hills

The discovery of a disabled vehicle on Highway 50 led to a wanted man’s arrest Tuesday morning. Lon Ray Orman, 41, was taken into custody without incident by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies after a California Highway Patrol officer responding to a disabled vehicle call on eastbound Highway 50 at Bass Lake Road discovered the Galt […]

No Comment / February 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Did you know …

Maybe it’s bottomed out The El Dorado Hills Community Services District chief bean-counter Sherry Shannon brings us the follow good news: El Dorado County officials are now projecting that overall property tax revenues for El Dorado Hills will decrease 1 percent for the 2011-12 fiscal year, which ends on June 30. Prior estimates were a […]

No Comment / February 13, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

CSD water rates bubbling up

It’s going to cost more to water the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s lawn in 2013. El Dorado Irrigation District General Manager Jim Abercrombie told the EDHCSD Board of Directors last Thursday that the proposed new water rate structure roughly doubles “Recreation Turf” rates to residential levels, starting in 2013. He blamed the increase […]

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