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Mormon Emigrant Trail closes Friday

PLACERVILLE — The Forest Service announced today that the Mormon Emigrant Trail that links Highway 88 and Highway 50 will be seasonally closed starting Friday, Nov. 19. The road will be gated closed near the Iron Mountain Snopark, which is at 7,000 ft. elevation. The route will reopen in the spring, when conditions typically improve. Signs will be posted on […]

No Comment / November 17, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

County chief to retire

Gayle Erbe-Hamlin

El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Gayle Erbe-Hamlin informed the Board of Supervisors late Monday night that she will retire Monday, Dec. 6. Having presided over perhaps the most difficult financial time in recent county history, Erbe-Hamlin told Mother Lode News Tuesday morning her decision was not related to the county’s fiscal trauma or any […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sacramento Metro forum goes green

SACRAMENTO—Sacramento is one of the nation’s leaders in green technology innovation, clean technology application and sustainable community strategies. Where these sectors converge in our region will be explored at a new Sacramento Metro Chamber forum, Innovate 2010, set for Friday, Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency. Innovate is designed to “connect the dots” between previously separate […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

El Dorado Transit announces Turkey Day schedule

The El Dorado County Transit Authority will not operate on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, or the Friday after, Nov. 26. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will also be closed. Normal operation will resume on Saturday, Nov. 27. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 23, the dispatch center will accept Dial-A-Ride requests for Nov. 27-29. Dial-A-Ride requests […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Senior programs, vets escape budget ax

AN OVERFLOW crowd at the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Monday waits to hear grim news about which programs will fall victim to the budget ax, which has been sharpened to a worrisome edge. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Led by Jack Sweeney, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted Monday morning not to cut $1.5 million in programs recommended for reduction by the chief administrative officer — saving senior programs, University of California Cooperative Extension programs (4-H, Master Gardeners, Master Food Preservers), the county museum and Geographical Information Services. Library services and […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

CSD race: Bill Vandegrift keeps his seat

BILL VANDEGRIFT, left, seen here on election night with pal Tom Bowers, has retained his lead in the race for the third and final seat on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Director Bill Vandegrift has edged out closest challenger Chuck Hammond. The final vote count released by the El Dorado County Elections Department Monday evening has Vandegrift 20 votes ahead for the third open board seat. County Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz told Village Life  Tuesday morning all votes are now […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dangerous Green Valley Road intersection may get ‘quick fix’

GREEN VALLEY RANCH ENTRANCE - Deputy DOT Director Matt Smeltzer surveys the intersection of Green Valley and Deer Valley Roads, at the entrance to Green Valley Ranch, trying to confirm there'€™s enough room on the shoulder to squeeze in temporary turn lanes. The "quick fix"€ would protect left turners until the promised full-scale intersection improvement, currently planned for 2011. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The intersection where Deer Valley Road meets Green Valley Road has gained a dangerous reputation. Green Springs Ranch residents want El Dorado County officials to do something about it. Last week District 1 Supervisor John Knight and county Department of Transportation Deputy Director Matt Smeltzer began dialogue with concerned residents of the semi-rural development, a […]

1 Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »