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Publisher to headline Women’s Fund event

Winnie Comstock-Carlson

Celebrate the power of collective giving and hear an inspiring speaker who has made a lifetime of giving back to the community at the Women’s Fund El Dorado annual Celebration Dinner set for Oct. 2. The event is open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at David Girard Vineyards […]

No Comment / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 12-16

The following information comes from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Trouble on Valley View Sept. 12: A grand theft was reported on Valley View Parkway. Gotcha Sept. 12: A 23-year-old woman received a citation after she reportedly tried to shoplift at a Post Street store. Big haul Sept. 14: More than $15,000 worth of items were […]

No Comment / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Lane closures resume for Highway 50

The week of Sept. 22, the Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full one-directional lane closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley overcrossing. Starting Monday night, all eastbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. from Latrobe Road to Bass Lake Road. […]

No Comment / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school superintendent hired by Elk Grove Unified

Chris Hoffman

El Dorado High School District Superintendent Christopher Hoffman was selected as Elk Grove Unified School District’s new superintendent by the Elk Grove District Board of Trustees at the Sept. 16 meeting. Hoffman is beginning his fourth year as Superintendent of El Dorado Union High School District this year and will be taking up his new position […]

No Comment / September 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

King Fire nearly 71,000 acres: Arson arrest made; Swansboro evacuated

The King Fire exploded to 70,944 acres between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. And although there had been no official connection, a man was arrested on a single charge of arson of forest land Wednesday night. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, was booked into the Placerville jail Wednesday night on a charge of arson of a […]

No Comment / September 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wildfire smoke advisory

The King Fire is creating smoky conditions in some areas of El Dorado County, prompting the county’s Air Quality Management District and Health and Human Services Agency – Public Health Division to issue an advisory. Officials expect that El Dorado County may continue to be affected on an intermittent basis for quite some time. Smoke […]

No Comment / September 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

King Fire continues to grow

The King Fire's thick smoke cloud dwarfs downtown Placerville.

Update: The acreage burned by the King Fire has climbed to 18,544 acres as of Wednesday morning. It remains at 5 percent containment. Two injuries have been reported, and 2,448 structures (1,632 residences) have been threatened, according to an Inciweb update. The California Highway Patrol Facebook originally stated the fire had crossed over Highway 50 near […]

No Comment / September 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »