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Eagle Scout ready for a new mission

Roman Andrus, 18, of El Dorado Hills Troop 529 recently received his Eagle Scout Award. For his Eagle project Andrus built and installed outdoor benches at Marble Valley School. While at Oak Ridge High School, the 2012 graduate was also in community service projects as well as high school varsity football, basketball and track and field. In the […]

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Jeremy Meyers appointed county superintendent

At a regularly scheduled meeting of the El Dorado County Board of Education held Feb. 5, the Board of Trustees appointed Jeremy Meyers to the county superintendent position, effective July 1, 2013.  The appointment of Meyers comes as a result of the need to fulfill the unexpired term left by the retirement of Dr. Vicki […]

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Student of the Month: Nicholas Allen

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills members celebrated Lake Forest Elementary first-grader Nicholas Allen as Student of the Month at the Feb. 6 meeting. Calling Nicholas, 7, a creative student who serves as a role model to others, Principal Bruce Peters said, “He’s going to grow up to be an amazing young man.” Rescue […]

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El Dorado County students read Okei-san’s story

CAMINO — Barsotti Books and the Barsotti family are thrilled to partner with five local organizations for the second annual El Dorado READS program. The focus book will again be the updated version of Joan Barsotti’s book, “Okei-san: A Girl’s Journey, Japan to California, 1868-1871.” This is the cherished story written by local author Joan Barsotti based […]

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It’s time to sign up for the 2013 Citizens Academy

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini announced the scheduling of the 2013 Citizens Academy for county residents. The academy is a great way to learn the many facets of the Sheriff’s Office. The courses provided during the academy are presented by sheriff’s personnel who carry out the duties outlined in the course content: •Criminal investigations […]

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When poets speak, people listen

El Dorado Arts Council launches fourth season This winter El Dorado County high school students are among thousands across the state interpreting, memorizing and performing classical poetry for Poetry Out Loud, a competition run by the California Arts Council and launched by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. At stake are […]

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Sheriff releases annual report; crime slightly up

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office annual crime report was released to the public, showing a slight increase in most types of crime, along with detailing facts about the department as a whole. The Sheriff’s Office, which has 358 employees and six K-9 officers, spent about $49 million to cover the approximate 180,600 citizens of […]

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