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Drought conditions lead to early need of defensible space

SACRAMENTO — In just the first three weeks of January, Cal Fire has already responded to a significant increase in wildfires this winter due to the extremely dry conditions. As a result, Cal Fire officials are reminding residents to ensure they are maintaining 100 feet of defensible space; a reminder that comes several months earlier than […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Nutting trial pushed back

A status hearing regarding the case against El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting ended with a new trial date. Nutting’s attorney David Weiner began the hearing by telling Judge Tim Buckley that he would not be ready for the original trial date. The court then recessed while a meeting was held in the judge’s chambers. […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Roebbelen employee earns safety award

Dana Lahargoue, Corporate Safety Director of Roebbelen Contracting Inc. in El Dorado Hills, was awarded the 2013 CEA Leadership in Safety Award by the Construction Employers Association. The award was presented on Jan. 14 in Concord at the CEA annual general membership dinner. “CEA is proud to recognize Dana for her outstanding efforts in promoting […]

No Comment / January 26, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Kindergarten, Transitional K enrollment to begin in Buckeye

Buckeye Union School District announces that beginning Feb. 4, Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten (formerly known as “Junior Kindergarten”) registration for the 2014-15 school year will be accepted at all of its elementary schools — Buckeye in Shingle Springs, (530) 677-2277; Blue Oak and Blue Oak Montessori in Cameron Park, (530) 676-0164; William Brooks in El […]

No Comment / January 26, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 16-20

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Surprise intruder Jan. 16: A Hensley Circle resident reported that someone attempted to break into her home while she was at home. Weapon on campus Jan. 17: A 13-year-old boy received a citation for allegedly bringing a razor blade to his Francisco Drive school. […]

No Comment / January 25, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Hometown hero: Dylan Cole

Army Pvt. Dylan D. Cole has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.  The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, […]

No Comment / January 20, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Flu claims El Dorado County resident

El Dorado County health officials have confirmed an influenza-related fatality in a county resident, an adult who resided on the county’s western sope. This is the first confirmed flu-related fatality in El Dorado County this flu season. “It’s important for everyone to know that it is the beginning of the flu season in California and […]

No Comment / January 20, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »