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School district to purchase second school site property

The Rescue Union School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to enter into a $1.625 million purchase and sale agreement with two private sellers on two parcels of land totaling 21 acres on Sienna Ridge Road to build a future school. This Sept. 8 action comes seven months after the district closed escrow on the […]

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Break Free ‘so much more than a run’

Join the fight to end sex trafficking by signing up for the Break Free Run in Folsom on Sept. 26. Courtesy photo

Who knew a terrible crime could turn into an opportunity to impact many people worldwide? When El Dorado Hills mother Vicki Zito’s 17-year-old daughter was taken from Safeway in 2008 and sold for sex on Craigslist for eight days before being rescued by the FBI, Zito and other El Dorado Hills parents founded the non-profit […]

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Students invited to Run for the Gold

The Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope hosts the El Dorado County Run for the Gold, open to El Dorado County students in first through eighth grade who wish to participate in a professionally chipped 1K, 2K or 5K race. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Union Mine […]

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Smoked in: Butte Fire leaves El Dorado County in a haze

Helicopters contracted to fight the Butte Fire were grounded due to heavy smoke Sunday morning. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Though the Butte Fire has not burned one inch of land in El Dorado County, it’s effecting everyone who lives here. Thick smoke has replaced blue sky, forcing sporting event cancellation and limiting visibility. And while many opted out of outdoor activities these last few days, smoke didn’t completely ruin everyone’s weekend. Saturday, more than 200 people participated in Marshall Medical […]

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Musical tribute honors those lost on 9/11

A sign at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills marks the times each flight crashed on 9/11. Village Life photo by Amanda Williams

In the quiet, smoky morning haze on Sep. 11, Jay Chopp began his day at 5:46 a.m on his porch playing Bugle Taps in memory of each plane that crashed on that fateful day 14 years ago. Flight 11 hit the North Tower at 8:46 a.m.; Flight 175, hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m. The […]

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Public invited to comment on community health needs

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Division is hosting community meetings, focus groups and an online survey to solicit public input for its Community Health Assessment. These activities will engage residents in a discussion about the health of El Dorado County. During the community meetings, Public Health staff will share […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 4-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s report: Sept. 4 12:38 p.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Salmon Falls Road. Sept. 5 4:15 a.m. Someone forced entry into a Raleigh Way home while the homeowners were out of town. Nothing appeared to be stolen. 9:45 p.m. Deputies observed a juvenile discarding […]

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