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Supes OK Silva Valley SEIR

Certified back in 1991, the Environmental Impact Report for the Silva Valley Parkway Interchange project had to be updated. Consequently the El Dorado County Department of Transportation prepared a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report that was approved by county supervisors during a recent meeting. Because of the “passage of time,” minor changes to the project and […]

Comments Off / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID study calls for rate shift

A Cost of Services study by the El Dorado Irrigiation District calls for changing residential rates from 70 percent consumption based to 50 percent consumption based. The study, rolled out last June 13, also indicates lower sewer bills. As the EID Board of Directors delved into the nitty gritty of the Cost of Service analysis […]

2 Comments / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff helps nab Folsom robbery suspects

While on the campaign trail, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini spoke often about the importance of the county’s top cop actually being out on the streets. Last week, the sheriff walked the talk, as he and a deputy helped the Folsom Police Department apprehend three burglary suspects armed with what at the time was […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Town Center jubilee wows the crowd

LITTLE PATRIOT — Sophia DeLaGarza, 2, of Cameron Park waves Old glory as she listens to the sounds of the Rhythm Vandals playing on the Theater Plaza Stage. Photo by William A. Scales

THOUSANDS CELEBRATED the Fourth of July at the second Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center Sunday. The event featured bounces houses and activities for the kids, a chili cook-off, live music and, of course, a brilliant fireworks show.                      

Comments Off / July 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘No confidence’ in CSD board

EDH CSD General Manager John Skeel was asked by the board to take a break from his job. The move had some residents and CSD staff members angry.

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board didn’t flinch Thursday night when union representative Phil Stamborsky delivered an uncomfortable and unprecedented vote of no confidence on behalf of district employees for “the past two years of inappropriate actions by the board” and, more specifically, their potential dismissal of popular CSD General Manager John Skeel. Last […]

1 Comment / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Who’s your favorite football player?

Chandler Thomas, 12, El Dorado Hills "€œTroy Palamalu. He'€™s really good and has big hair."

Asked at Rockin’ Frog … Chandler Thomas, 12, El Dorado Hills “€œTroy Palamalu. He’s really good and has big hair.” Cole Tilley, 12, El Dorado Hills “€œJoe Montana. He’s one of the great quarterbacks of all time, and my dad met him.” J.D. Marsh, 12, El Dorado Hills “€œReggie Wayne. He’s fast and always catches […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Austin Collie chills with prize winner

COLLIE IN THE COMMUNITY —€” Oak Ridge star reciever Ausin Collie, right, who now plays with the Indianapolis Colts, took time to chat at Rockin' Frog Yogurt with, left to right, Victor and David Rudd, both 12, and Kyle Smith, 14, who won the "meet and greet" at Marina Village Middle School. Collie talked about life in the NFL and swapped injury stories with the starstruck middle schoolers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Fourteen-year-old Kyle Smith and friends David and Victor Rudd, both 12, shared frozen yogurt and football stories with Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie last week. Smith won the honor in a drawing at Marina Middle School’s Family Jam fundraiser. The teen, his friends and his parents Jodi and Parveen Lal met the NFL star at Rockin’ Frog Frozen Yogurt Thursday. Collie […]

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