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Drought relief hopes melting away

Frank Gehrke, Department of Water Resources chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, uses a hollow tube to collect a snow sample during the March 3 snow survey at Phillips Station near Sierra at Tahoe. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The results of Tuesday’s snow survey at Phillips Station were disappointing with an average of 6.7 inches of snow on the ground and slightly less than 1 inch of water content. At only 5 percent of the historical average for the site, the results were actually down from last month’s average of 12 percent. “It’s pretty grim,” said Frank Gehrke, chief […]

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Girlfriends good for your health

Seminar will explain the benefits of a BFF CAMERON PARK —  The Marshall Community Health Library will offer another free program in its ongoing Health Aging Seminars. Mary Schwind, retired social worker, will speak about the value of girlfriends as we age at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at Marshall’s upper campus, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501, in […]

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Harley group helps CASA

The Folsom Harley Owners Group will host an annual poker run to support El Dorado County Court Appointed Special Advocates on March 21. Over the years HOG has raised nearly $20,000 and helped many children. Each year approximately 500 abused and neglected children in El Dorado County are court-ordered for a CASA after being removed from their homes […]

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Many Grace Foundation horses still need homes

Rogue, a 16-year-old female Appaloosa, is one of 30 horses that still need a forever home. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Animal Services is diligently looking for homes for the remaining 30 horses that came from the former Grace Foundation facility in El Dorado Hills. “We want to thank those who have stepped up to adopt the horses so far,” said Alexis Shaw, Operations Manager of Animal Services. “We are now down to […]

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Tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012

Following two sting operations, health and law enforcement officials announced tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012. Of the 142 stores surveyed, 32 sold to minors. “Nearly a quarter (22.5 percent) of the stores surveyed were willing to sell tobacco to kids,” said Christy White, project director for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services […]

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Community foundation receives national recognition

The El Dorado Community Foundation recently received national recognition and five-year accreditation from the Council on Foundation’s National Standards Board, a national organization that exists to expand, enhance and sustain the work of the philanthropic field and to ensure that policymakers understand the important role they play in advancing society. In a recent letter from the […]

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Open house for General Plan amendment and Zoning Ordinance update this week

The county of El Dorado Community Development Agency, as the Lead Agency, has prepared a Partial Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. The RDEIR is prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the county’s CEQA guidelines. It consists of portions of the DEIR […]

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