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Fire district fires back

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board questioned the basis for the El Dorado County Grand Jury’s investigation of their agency, but actually agreed with many of the findings, asserting in a just-released response that the organizational changes called for were already under way when the grand jury released its highly critical report in June. The […]

No Comment / September 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD GM Skeel tentatively reinstated

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors announced Friday afternoon it has suspended the termination of General Manager John Skeel. The board placed Skeel on paid leave June 20, less than six months after hiring him, and moving his family from Colorado. The case against Skeel seemed to unravel in the last […]

10 Comments / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills church to host 9/11 tribute

Rolling Hills Christian Church invites the public to a 9/11 memorial on the 10th anniversary of the terrorists’ attacks. The church at 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills will host two, one-hour services on Sept. 11 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. “I think (9/11) had very big spiritual implications,” said Pastor Jeff Bigelow. […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Skeel, CSD board dispute performance evalaution

In a recent development on the John Skeel case, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors released its general manager’s disputed 90-day written performance evaluation from his personnel file last week. During the Aug. 23 meeting Skeel claimed that the evaluation in his file contained far more negative feedback than the one […]

3 Comments / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Auditor gulps over water bill

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn castigated the county Department of Transportation for mishandling a utilities statement from the city of Placerville. According to the original bill, the county’s Buildings A and B at the government center consumed 1 million cubic feet of water more than the actual amount used during a two-month billing period […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Jennifer Tegley remembered

THE ROCK on El Dorado Hills Boulevard stands as a memorial to Jennifer Tegley. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Eighteen-year old Oak Ridge student Jennifer Tegley was diagnosed with a rare cancer last year and died at home in El Dorado Hills on Monday, Aug. 29. Jennifer is survived by her parents Jim and Michelle Tegley, two sisters, Heather and Anna, and many close family members and friends. A memorial service is planned at 1 […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

The El Dorado County Environmental Management and Health Services departments received confirmation earlier this week that a bird found in El Dorado County has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2011. The bird, a swallow, was found on Aug. 22 south of the town of El Dorado.  There have been no human […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »