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El Dorado Transit observes Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

El Dorado Transit will not operate bus or Dial-A-Ride service on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will be closed. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18. For more information or a complete listing of holidays call El […]

No Comment / January 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills

Community events Volunteer at Marshall Now: The Marshall Hospital Auxiliary is recruiting new volunteers. Work with a wonderful group of volunteers, with many different jobs. If interested call for an interview at the auxiliary cottage at (530) 626-2643 or call Mary O’Brien at (530) 677-3543; leave a message and someone will return your call. Volunteers must […]

No Comment / January 07, 2011 | Posted in What's Happening | Read More »

St. Stephen’s pastor opens his personal study

Pastor Ron Rentner will host an intimate Bible study beginning Jan. 19. Courtesy photo

“Bag Lunch and Bible” will debut on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills. This weekly study will be a unique opportunity to join in the study of biblical texts as a trained pastor does his personal study. Unlike many other studies, this is a window on the interpretation and […]

No Comment / January 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gaines wins Senate seat

Senator-elect Ted Gaines

ROSEVILLE — Republican Assemblyman and business owner Ted Gaines swept to victory in the First Senate District Special Election yesterday, winning over 63 percent of the vote in the two-person run-off race. Gaines was sworn in to the Senate on Jan. 6. “I am humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support I received from the […]

No Comment / January 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom’s new fire chief takes over Monday

New Folsom Fire Chief Ron Phillips

Former Folsom Fire Chief Dan Haverty will pass command of the department to new Fire Chief Ron Phillips during a public ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at the Main Fire Station, 535 Glenn Drive. Guests at the ceremony will include Mayor Andy Morin and City Council members, and ranking members of regional law […]

No Comment / January 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New CSD general manager on the job

NEW ON THE JOB —€” El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John P. Skeel stepped into his position this week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Three jet-lagged Colorado imports started school in El Dorado Hills Jan. 4. Their father, John P. Skeel, began a different educational process last week when he assumed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager position. Skeel and his family arrived in Sacramento late Monday from a vacation in the Florida Keys. The family is […]

No Comment / January 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New, returning county officials take the oath

The Honorable Susanne N. Kingsbury administers the Oath Of Office to the new El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini Monday at the board of supervisors hearing room in Placerville. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Monday afternoon’s oath of office ceremony featured 11 of the county’s newest elected officials, all of whom, save one, are veterans of the county’s political scene. So leave it to the new guy to draw the crowd. El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini headlined the swearing-in of the 2011 elected officials, which took place at […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »