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EDH Fire Board faces grim budget realities

El Dorado Hills resident and former Folsom Fire Chief Dan Haverty, functioning as a budget consultant to the El Dorado Hills Fire Board, has recommended an aggressive attrition plan and suggested the board tap reserves to make ends meet in the short term, then lay out plans for reducing hours or even shuttering one station […]

2 Comments / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buckeye school district building new school

With a combination of State School Building funds, development funds from the subdivision and a remarkable bid climate Buckeye Union School District will begin construction of a new K-5 school at 30 percent below the estimated construction costs. This school also includes a joint-use project with the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. As a […]

2 Comments / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Principal puts her heart and ‘sole’ into fundraiser

SHOES FOR EVERY OCCASION — Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller stands in her show room. The footwear fanatic is selling 285 pairs of her shoes to raise money for the Rescue Union School District. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Jackson Principal Michele Miller said she couldn’t bear the thought of seven dark libraries next school year. Nor could she imagine losing teachers, school nurses and vice principals. The outlook at a recent Rescue Union School District board meeting was glum. “At a minimum $1.4 million (has to be cut) but it could go as […]

1 Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID forms redistricting advisory committee

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado Irrigation District has initiated the process of completing its mandatory legal duty to adjust its division boundaries, using the 2010 census as a basis, to ensure that population is evenly distributed among the district’s five divisions and the other criteria specified by the California Elections Code 22000(a) are considered. The […]

No Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Part of White Rock Road to close

Starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, White Rock Road between Scott Road and Placerville Road will be fully closed and remain closed over night. The closure will impact all westbound and eastbound traffic, including vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. The public is advised to avoid this area during closure hours as there will be significant impacts […]

No Comment / March 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Jackson students ‘bowl’ over the competition

NATURE BOWL students Nathan Klaff, Bryce Groess, Seth Ranawerra Archita Bhattachayra and Margaret Ashperheim, left ot right, will participate in state finals this May.

For the third year in a row Jackson Elementary School will send a team to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 21. The fifth & sixth grade team heads to states after great competition at the Coloma Nature Center in March 21. “There are 500 kids that compete in Nature Bowl […]

No Comment / March 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wildlife rescue classes set

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold its final spring classes in April, as follows: April 2, Foxes, Coyotes and Bobcats, 10 a.m. to noon and Squirrels (repeat), 1 to 3 p.m; April 3, Introduction to the Baby Bird Nursery, 2 to 4 p.m; April 9, Transporters Training, 11 a.m. to noon and Waterfowl and Game Birds, 1 […]

No Comment / March 22, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »