Low-interest home repair loans available

El Dorado County has funds available as low-interest rate loans for home repairs to income-qualified homeowners in the unincorporated areas of the county. Funding is provided through the State Community Development Block Grant Program and the county’s Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Funds. These housing rehabilitation loans must be used to correct health and safety issues […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Food Bank continues its mission in new digs

The Food Bank of El Dorado County was born out of a request by a father to his son. Founded in 2000 by Mike Sproull, he said he started it after his father asked him to do something good for the community. After looking around, Sproull said he found  no food bank in El Dorado […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Car wreck claims four lives

PLACERVILLE — A traffic collision near Apple Hill resulted in four deaths Saturday night. A Toyota Prius was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed over into oncoming traffic at about 6 p.m., according to a CHP press release. The Prius hit a Toyota Sienna “broadside,” the press release stated. Both […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Retiring fire chief Ballenger to volunteer back

Brad Ballenger began his fire service career in 1987 as a barely paid reserve for the West Sacramento Fire Department and landed a roster spot on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department the following year. On a clear winter morning 24 years later he stood at attention and received his department’s highest honor, its “colors,” […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Family ‘makes the most’ out of leukemia diagnosis

Shane Rogers brings community together Mother of two Kristen Rogers had grown accustomed to seeing the ugly side of human nature. Time and again the El Dorado Hills resident said she asked, “What is happening in this world?” as she saw negative stories splashed on the evening news. But since her 8-year-old son Shane was […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 15-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in Nov. 15: A vehicle burglary was reported on Harvard Way. Random act Nov. 15: An 18-year-old man reportedly walked up to a 17-year-old boy on Silva Valley Parkway and, without warning, punched the teen in the face. No prosecution is requested at […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

UPDATED: Del Rio outlasts Muse for second high school board seat

El Dorado County election officials worked late on Thanksgiving eve to finish counting an estimated 2,400 provisional ballots that remained after the Nov. 6 election, including 1,800 cast by residents of the El Dorado Union High School District. The Official Final Report, posted at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday night, was good news for challenger Dave […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,