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Forest Service manages wind-driven fires

The Forest Service is currently managing five wildland fires that have burned from private land onto National Forest. The fires are a result of downed power lines and high winds spreading prescribed fires off of private lands onto adjacent National Forest land. High winds are expected in the morning, decreasing by evening. Fire personnel are working to suppress and contain […]

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

Former EDH man guilty of embezzling

A former El Dorado Hills man was convicted last week of bank and mail fraud by federal jurors. Thomas Tanke, 67, was found guilty of two counts of mail fraud and five counts of bank fraud on Nov. 22. Tanke, while living in El Dorado Hills, was vice president of Rancho Cordova-based Azteca Construction Inc. from […]

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

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 23-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals at work Nov. 30: Vandalism was reported on Hesley Circle and Sir Robert Court. Battery Nov. 28: A 17-year-old boy was arrested after he reportedly attacked a 42-year-old woman on Valley View Parkway. Not a dump Nov. 28: Someone illegally dumped items on […]

No Comment / December 01, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Help is out there for problem gambling during the holidays

The holidays are a time of celebration and joy for many people. However, for individuals who are struggling with problem gambling, the holidays may be especially challenging. “People with gambling issues may use the season’s demands for extra cash as a reason to increase gambling,” said Christy White, supervising health education coordinator with the Public […]

No Comment / November 30, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Nicholas Madsen

Air Force Airman Nicholas D. Madsen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / November 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Boy killed by pellet gun identified

The El Dorado Hills boy who was shot Tuesday by a pellet gun and later died at an area hospital has been identified as 10-year-old Keegan Swinney. On Wednesday afternoon, El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz confirmed reports from earlier in the day that identified Keegan as the pellet gun shooting victim. Sheriff’s deputies […]

No Comment / November 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Boy dies after pellet gun shooting

An El Dorado Hills boy died after a friend shot him with a pellet gun while playing at a home on Waterman Court late Tuesday afternoon, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. The ages of the two boys involved were not available, but preliminary information indicated the boy who shot his friend may be 12 […]

No Comment / November 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »