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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Pretty petty Jan. 30: A petty theft was reported on Smokey Mountain Circle. Vandals strike Feb. 1: Vandalism was reported on Tea Rose Circle. Art unappreciated Feb. 2: Someone sprayed graffiti on a Fallon Woods Circle building. Stolen gun Feb. 2: A thief broke […]

No Comment / February 06, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EID declares Stage 2 drought emergency

Water Supply Update

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors Tuesday skipped right over Stage 1 and unanimously went to a Stage 2 Water Supply Warning and asked customers to voluntarily reduce water consumption 30 percent. The water savings also applies to recycled water customers because recycled water is often supplemented with potable water. The resolution declaring […]

1 Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mormon Island Dam stabilization in final phase

The bulldozers smoothing out the downstream slope of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam mark the final, “permanent fix” in a 25-year effort to reinforce it. Visible from Green Valley Road, the 900-foot-long, 480-foot-high Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam is one of four dams and eight dikes that make up the larger system of Folsom Dam. “Most […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Lake tourists stall local businesses

The record-low levels of Folsom Lake are bringing tourists to the area in droves, but instead of spending dollars, some local businesses say they’ve only been a nuisance. “It’s wild,” said owner of the Green Valley Center Amy Anders. “There’s a steady stream of people every weekend, I’d even say even an international crowd, to […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Latest snow survey confirms drought

Village Life reported Dawn Hodson, left, holds on to the plastic bag used by Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the Department of Water Resources, during last week's snow survey. The results confirmed that this year's minuscule snowpack doesn't have much water content. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

While a picturesque flurry of snow hit the Sierras last week, it won’t have much impact on water supplies according to the most recent snow survey done last Thursday. Part of a statewide assessment, the measurements at Phillips Station near Echo Summit revealed snow that was more air than water, according to Frank Gehrke, chief […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Baseball mom shatters gender barrier

Little League coach Edie Thompson instills confidence in all her players, boys and girls. Courtesy photo

“I was a complete tomboy,” said El Dorado Hills mom Edie Thompson as she reflected on a lifetime of either playing baseball or coaching it and how nothing stopped her from thriving in a “man’s” sport. “In hindsight, I never realized it was an option to play softball. Baseball was ingrained in my entire family. […]

5 Comments / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall Medical Center to expand cancer services

Marshall Medical Center is embarking on the community phase of its capital campaign to expand and consolidate cancer services in Cameron Park. One of the last independent health systems in the state, Marshall fills this critical role by responding to the specific needs of our community.  Having long sought to bring needed health services closer […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »