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Stack named Mountain Democrat editor

Noel Stack

It’s been a year of changes at the Mountain Democrat with the latest one being the selection of a new editor. Noel Stack, currently the editor of Village Life and Cameron Park Life, will assume the editor role of all three publications effective June 22. She will take over from Managing Editor Patrick Ibarra, who has accepted another job and […]

1 Comment / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Knorr out as CAO

Pamela Knorr

Interim El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Pamela Knorr will no longer hold the  CAO title, effective June 29, and will return to her original appointment as the county’s full-time Human Resources director. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to move Knorr back to her HR position and announced the appointment of Larry T. Combs […]

1 Comment / June 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Comment on Mental Health plan update

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division invites the public to review and provide comment on the fiscal year 2015-16 Mental Health Services Act plan update. The draft plan update provides information on current and new MHSA programs and budgets for three fiscal years (FY 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18). MHSA […]

No Comment / June 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

BOS to revisit oak tree removal policies

On June 22 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will hear county staff’s updated recommendations for oak woodland preservation. Already, some local groups are worried. “As proposed by staff, the new policies will remove oak canopy retention requirements, allowing 100-percent tree removal if fees are paid for off-site conservation,” Ellen Van Dyke of The Green […]

No Comment / June 16, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gym members flex charity muscles

Snap Fitness El Dorado Hills members pose for a shot after participating in an event to cut fabric for Sole Hope, an organization that makes shoes for people in Africa. The charitable group was inspired by a fitness instructor's class. The next event at Snap Fitness on June 27 will benefit ShelterBox. Photo by Ann Spade

Instead of talking only about push-ups or crunches, a group of Snap Fitness members in El Dorado Hills gather to talk about how to make the world a better place. El Dorado Hills residents Sue Gamache and Charmaine Vardas said inspiration struck after they started taking the popular World Class at their gym led by […]

No Comment / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDUHSD: Trustees at odds over Grand Jury findings

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees responded to the El Dorado County Grand Jury’s “A School Bell Rings Off-Key” report but the discussion was anything but unanimous. The Grand Jury report released in May states the longest-serving board member, Timothy Cary, acted with a conflict of interest and is primarily responsible for the board’s Brown […]

No Comment / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

A very American holiday

Valentine Daendliker, wrapped in a Swiss flag, admires Half Dome in Yosemite. Courtesy photo

When Valentine Daendliker celebrated her first Halloween, the Rotary Youth Exchange student from Switzerland couldn’t resist dressing up like Heidi. With her blonde hair and bright smile, no one could pull it off better. El Dorado Hills Rotarians saw that smile a lot over the past 10 months as Valentine, 18, embraced her American experience, which […]

No Comment / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »