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Library unveils county history kiosk

Brooks Elementary student Alex Brown, 9, explores El Dorado County's history at the new interactive kiosk at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado County Library System was awarded a sizeable grant from the NorthNet Library System, a cooperative of all libraries in Northern California, to create its own “Touch the Past” interactive digital kiosk. The $12,000 kiosk features a video screen and eight interactive cells that, with a wave of the hand, each relay seven […]

No Comment / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Growth-limiting petition brings reactions

By last Wednesday afternoon, the local political grapevine was in full bloom as county leaders learned about the petition filed Jan. 14 by the Rural Communities United. “I’m not quite certain what it means,” District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting said in a phone call. “I haven’t had time to study it carefully (other than a […]

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Initiative aims to halt subdivisions

On Jan. 14, community activists followed through on a challenge to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors when Rural Communities United filed to get a petition on this year’s November ballot. Based primarily on traffic and land-use issues, the initiative’s proponents hope to generate broad public support for curtailing large residential developments, particularly those […]

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PG&E warns of scams

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company has learned of an e-mail scam targeting residents across the United States. The utility has received calls from people, both within its service area and outside of it, reporting that they have received suspicious e-mails that appeared to be bills sent by PG&E. This is similar to email […]

No Comment / January 19, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Upcoming forum tackles mental health

Women’s Fund El Dorado announces its annual educational Community Needs Forum. This year’s topic is Providing Solutions to Mental Health Challenges. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Retired County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vicki Barber will  moderate while […]

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EID asks for voluntary water conservation, stops short of declaring drought

PLACERVILLE — During its Jan. 13 meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District board received an update from staff regarding the district’s water supply in relation to the ongoing dry conditions. The district’s service area has experienced two consecutive dry years, with calendar year 2013 being the driest on record. “Because EID has an integrated water […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue board has open seat

The Rescue Union School District Board of Trustees is seeking candidates who are interested in filling a vacancy on the Governing Board that will be created by the resignation of Erike Young. The official expiration of the term of this vacancy is December 2016. The appointment will be from February 2014 to November 2014. The […]

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