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Paws up for Silver Award project

Troop 1879 Girl Scout Juniors Julia Bird, Madi Ciampi, Ryan Cummings, Christina Lindblom and Emma Wise, left to right, recently earned the Silver Award, the highest award Girl Scout Juniors can receive, by sprucing up the dog park in Community Park. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The animal lovers who make up El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts Troop 1879 knew they wanted their Silver Award community service project to involve animals, so they worked with staff at Community Park to make the dog park a more enjoyable place for their four-legged friends to play. The girls, including Julia Bird, Madi Ciampi, […]

No Comment / July 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 23-28

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: June 23 8:26 a.m. Deputies arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance after they reportedly found him with methamphetamine in El Dorado Hills Town Center. June 24 2:09 p.m. Mail theft was reported on King Edward Drive. 4:42 p.m. […]

No Comment / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: June 2016

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: June 1 8 a.m. A burglary was reported on Merrychase Drive. Suspect(s) forced entry into a storage trailer. 11:15 a.m. Someone stole tools from the back of a truck parked on Merrywood Lane. 6 p.m. A man reported that someone threatened him on Castana Drive. […]

No Comment / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EID refinances, takes on more debt

With an improved bond rating in the bank, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to refinance up to $25 million in revenue bonds at a lower interest rate as well as to issue up to $57 million in new debt in the form of Certificates of Participation at its June 27 meeting. […]

No Comment / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Big Brothers Big Sisters earns award

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Executive Director Brenda Frachiseur, BBBS board member Josh Morgan, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and BBBS Development Manager Laurie Heyman, left to right, celebrate the nonprofit's award. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R- El Dorado Hills, recently named Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Non-Profit of the Year for Assembly District 6. “I am honored to name Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County as Non-Profit of the Year. The work they have done for the children and community is […]

No Comment / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bandaged bandit strikes

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are looking for this man, who they say robbed the Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills Friday. Courtesy photo

A man wearing bandages and sunglasses and claiming he had a gun reportedly robbed an El Dorado Hills bank Friday afternoon. Just before 3 p.m. on July 1 the suspect walked into Chase Bank on Francisco Drive, told a bank employee he had a gun and then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, […]

No Comment / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Progress made on Trailhead Fire

Fire crews monitor a backfire lit to quell the Trailhead Fire's growth in northern El Dorado County. Backfires, hand crews' fire lines and an aerial assault are helping firefighters get a handle on the blaze that has burned nearly 4,000 acres in El Dorado and Placer counties. Photo by Randy Bullard

Cal Fire statistics as of July 3 Acreage/Containment: 3,936, 12% contained Unified Command: NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire on behalf of Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service. Assisting Agencies: Placer County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments from across the region. Structures Threatened: 2,600 Total Personnel: 2,127 […]

No Comment / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »