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EID forms redistricting advisory committee

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado Irrigation District has initiated the process of completing its mandatory legal duty to adjust its division boundaries, using the 2010 census as a basis, to ensure that population is evenly distributed among the district’s five divisions and the other criteria specified by the California Elections Code 22000(a) are considered. The […]

No Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Part of White Rock Road to close

Starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, White Rock Road between Scott Road and Placerville Road will be fully closed and remain closed over night. The closure will impact all westbound and eastbound traffic, including vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. The public is advised to avoid this area during closure hours as there will be significant impacts […]

No Comment / March 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Jackson students ‘bowl’ over the competition

NATURE BOWL students Nathan Klaff, Bryce Groess, Seth Ranawerra Archita Bhattachayra and Margaret Ashperheim, left ot right, will participate in state finals this May.

For the third year in a row Jackson Elementary School will send a team to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 21. The fifth & sixth grade team heads to states after great competition at the Coloma Nature Center in March 21. “There are 500 kids that compete in Nature Bowl […]

No Comment / March 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wildlife rescue classes set

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold its final spring classes in April, as follows: April 2, Foxes, Coyotes and Bobcats, 10 a.m. to noon and Squirrels (repeat), 1 to 3 p.m; April 3, Introduction to the Baby Bird Nursery, 2 to 4 p.m; April 9, Transporters Training, 11 a.m. to noon and Waterfowl and Game Birds, 1 […]

No Comment / March 22, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Nominate a senior as ‘Senior of the Year’

Do you know an outstanding older adult or married couple 60 years or older who have performed exemplary work in El Dorado County as a volunteer? Consider nominating them for the Senior of the Year award. Nominees must be an El Dorado County resident with active community service within the last two years. Nomination forms are […]

No Comment / March 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Has the partial reactor meltdown in Japan changed your opinion on nuclear power?

Linda Weathers, El Dorado Hills “Yes. It's pretty scary. I’ve become very concerned. I guess I didn’t think much about it before. This generation has gotten pretty comfortable with nuclear power. But right after the quake I worried that radiation might get in the atmosphere and spread all over the world. You definitely don’t want it anywhere near an active fault line

Kathleen Dunne, Birmingham, Ala. “I guess so. I still think it’€™s viable, but I see a need for honest, accurate information about nuclear power and its relative safety. I’€™m looking forward to a full, objective examination of what happened in Japan.” Dan Dunne, Birmingham, Ala. “€œNo. I believe we have the ability to keep nuclear […]

No Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Annie Le’s killer pleads guilty

The man accused of killing Placerville woman Annie Le pleaded guilty to felony murder Thursday morning, more than one year after Le’s body was discovered hidden behind a wall at a Yale University research center. Public defenders for Raymond John Clark III, 26, told news outlets earlier this week that the former animal research technician […]

No Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »