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EID board approves new spending

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors authorized several projects at its Dec. 14 meeting — the final for the year. Among the big-ticket items were a long list of FERC related projects including those for water temperature monitoring, water quality and noxious weed monitoring coming in at $461,000. The directors also approved $65,000 to design and integrate software applications and […]

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EDH Crime Watch:

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dec. 19 6:40 p.m. Someone broke a vehicle’s window in the Target parking lot. Dec. 21 7:57 a.m. Money was taken from wallets and purses during a party on Patterson Way. 12:46 p.m. A bicycle was stolen on Emerald Hill Court. 1:57 p.m. A […]

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Fire dept. gets overdue funds

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will receive the promised $513,302 from El Dorado County. Last Tuesday the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors made a “finding of public benefit” and directed county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn to transfer the funds, which are a portion of property taxes collected over the last two years  — the time frame […]

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Illness during holidays can be prevented

Holidays bring families and friends together for celebration. Unfortunately, the holidays can also result in transporting illnesses to travelers and loved ones. Don’t let the holidays be dampened by illness. The Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency recommends taking time now to get vaccinated against influenza. Those who […]

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EDH man gets prison time for embezzlement

Jeffrey Lamson, 51, of El Dorado Hills, was sentenced on Dec. 15 to two years and six months in prison for wire fraud in connection with a plot to misappropriate money from his former employer, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Lamson plead guilty to wire fraud in August. Lamson was sentenced by United […]

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Latrobe wreck claims one

A Shingle Springs man died following a three-car wreck in Latrobe Sunday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officials. At approximately 10:55 a.m. on Dec. 20 James Kuehn, 58, was driving his 2001 Toyota MR2 northbound on Latrobe Road, just south of Cothrin Ranch Road. As Kuehn approached the peak of an ascending slope, the Toyota […]

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School makes ‘golden’ contributions

Aspen Nelson, left, talks with Evelyn Weick as the two decorated stockings for area foster children. Earlier Aspen and the rest of the Golden Hills School fifth-grade class sang carols to the seniors. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Golden Hills School’s fifth-grade class sang Christmas carols at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center last Thursday afternoon and then paired up with seniors to decorate stockings for foster children. Every month teacher Lisa Perry’s 14 fifth-graders work on outreach projects for the senior center, including making centerpieces for the center’s large round tables. Friday marked the […]

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