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Gaines wins Senate seat

Senator-elect Ted Gaines

ROSEVILLE — Republican Assemblyman and business owner Ted Gaines swept to victory in the First Senate District Special Election yesterday, winning over 63 percent of the vote in the two-person run-off race. Gaines was sworn in to the Senate on Jan. 6. “I am humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support I received from the […]

No Comment / January 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom’s new fire chief takes over Monday

New Folsom Fire Chief Ron Phillips

Former Folsom Fire Chief Dan Haverty will pass command of the department to new Fire Chief Ron Phillips during a public ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at the Main Fire Station, 535 Glenn Drive. Guests at the ceremony will include Mayor Andy Morin and City Council members, and ranking members of regional law […]

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New CSD general manager on the job

NEW ON THE JOB —€” El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John P. Skeel stepped into his position this week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Three jet-lagged Colorado imports started school in El Dorado Hills Jan. 4. Their father, John P. Skeel, began a different educational process last week when he assumed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager position. Skeel and his family arrived in Sacramento late Monday from a vacation in the Florida Keys. The family is […]

No Comment / January 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New, returning county officials take the oath

The Honorable Susanne N. Kingsbury administers the Oath Of Office to the new El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini Monday at the board of supervisors hearing room in Placerville. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Monday afternoon’s oath of office ceremony featured 11 of the county’s newest elected officials, all of whom, save one, are veterans of the county’s political scene. So leave it to the new guy to draw the crowd. El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini headlined the swearing-in of the 2011 elected officials, which took place at […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A mooving experience: EDH firefighters make special New Year’s Eve delivery

SPECIAL DELIVERY —€” El Dorado Hills Fire Department Battalion Chief John Niehues, left, and cattle owner Stephen Marsh spend some time with little "Chief," the calf firefighters delivered on New Year's Eve. Marsh and his wife own the cow and calf, who they say just might become a family pet. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Most of the Angus beef El Dorado Hills firefighters encounter is on a plate. But on New Year’s Eve Battalion Chief John Niehues’ crew encountered some on the hoof, delivering a healthy bull-calf in a pasture off Bass Lake Road. The crew was headed to Station 86 for a training drill when an EID employee […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Daniel Poole

Daniel Poole

Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel L. Poole Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

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People Talk: What do you resolve not to do in 2011?

Aaron Palm El Dorado Hills "€œMy patience has been challenged a lot lately. This year I'€™m not going to lose my patience."

Asked at Oak Ridge High School Victoria Camps, Rescue “I’€™m being sassy in 2011. I’m not going to let people take advantage of me.” Aaron Palm, El Dorado Hills “€œMy patience has been challenged a lot lately. This year I’€™m not going to lose my patience.” Kathy Botkin, El Dorado Hills €”€œI’€™m not going to […]

No Comment / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »