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Officials reviewing options for Nimbus Hatchery fish passage

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In 1955 the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation built the Nimbus Fish Hatchery at Gold River to mitigate the loss of spawning habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout caused by construction of the Nimbus Dam. The hatchery is located on the south bank of the American River one-quarter mile downstream from Nimbus Dam. The river […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Town Center hosts holiday fun

Santa, carriage rides, strolling carolers, date nights and the Rat Pack will all spread Christmas cheer in Town Center this holiday season. The Tree Lighting community extravaganza kick off the season on Saturday. File photo

Like any 7-year old, El Dorado Hills Town Center can’t wait for Christmas. It’s all dressed up early and eager for the festivities to begin. This year promises more family fun than ever, as muggles from around the region flock to Town Center’s magical kingdom not just to see the lastest episode of Harry Potter […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fashionistas teach kids to redesign old clothes

FASHION 101 —€” Hopeful Arts Members Gabby Zeagler, left, and Jade Smith, second from right, teach siblings Marissa and Mason Flickinger how to update and transform their old clothes. The teens tought the "Recycled Fashion" class at the El Dorado Hills Boys and Girls Club Friday. Photo by Stacie Smith.

Hopeful Arts fashionistas brought their flair for design to the El Dorado Hills Boys and Girls Club Friday. The challenge: Update those old clothes so they look hip and stylish. More than 20 kids participated, happily consulting with Hopeful Arts teachers Jade Smith, 14, and Gabby Zeagler, 15, while Jade’s mom Stacie Smith sewed. A […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Safeway pharmacy robbed; suspect captured

THE SUSPECT IN THE BLACK SWEATSHIRT stands with authorities while the officers confirm his identity with the pharmacy at Safeway. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado County deputies arrested a 22-year-old man shortly after 12:30 p.m. Sunday following an armed robbery about 90 minutes earlier at the Francisco Drive Safeway pharmacy. Suspect Andrew Schultz, 22, reportedly had gone to the pharmacy prior to the robbery and told a clerk he had a prescription there to be filled. He gave […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Celebrate a fire safe Thanksgiving

CAMINO —  Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit Chief Bill Holmes shares a fire safety message: “According to the US Fire Administration, cooking is the leading cause of house fires in this country,” Holmes said. “Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires, so please do not leave your kitchen, barbecue or turkey deep fryer unattended this […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trash pickup contract hearing set

A publc hearing to discuss extending the contract between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and El Dorado Disposal Services for trash and recycling pickup has been set at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, at the CSD pavilion. The matter consumed over an hour of the marathon four-hour November board meeting held last […]

No Comment / November 19, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wild Oaks Park assessment refund stymied

Despite legal opinions to the contrary El Dorado Hills resident John Everett contends the community services district has overcharged him and his neighbors. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills resident John Everett’s long-running claim that Community Services District landscape and lighting assessments have overcharged residents since 1996, when the “Roadway 19” assessment district was approved to fund landscape maintenance along El Dorado Hills Boulevard, was dismissed by the board during the regular board meeting held Nov. 19. Everett argued that language in […]

No Comment / November 19, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »