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Grand Jury applications now being accepted

The annual opportunity for citizens to take part in the El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived. The grand jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government accountable to all of the county’s residents. Applicants must be Untied States citizens, at least 18 years […]

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Miner’s volunteerism celebrated

El Dorado Hills resident Jim Miner was awarded the California Park and Recreation Society District II award for regional Community Champion on Friday, Feb. 26. Nominated by El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff, Miner is recognized for his 30-plus years of local volunteer service to Golden Hills School, Sleep Train’s Foster Child Program and especially for the […]

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Who’s on the ballot?

Friday marked the deadline for political office hopefuls who want their name on June Primary ballot. Here’s a look at some of the candidates who made the cut District 1 supervisor John Hidahl Steve Ferry Alan Day Beth Gaines Noelle Mattock District 2 supervisor Shiva Frentzen (incumbent) Dave Pratt District 3 supervisor Brian Veerkamp (incumbent) C.J. Louis El […]

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Oak Ridge says it’s better than racial slurs

Nearly two weeks after hosting the McClatchy girls’ basketball team, Oak Ridge High School is being called out as intolerant because members of the student cheering section reportedly made racial slurs at the Feb. 25 playoff game. McClatchy parent Glen Kumamoto made the incident known March 8 with a public post on Facebook. “So a […]

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Dixon Ranch off the agenda

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors opted 4-0 to indefinitely postpone a hearing on the development plan known as the Dixon Ranch. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco recused himself from the discussion and the vote, citing a potential conflict of interest because he owns property within 500 feet of the project’s boundaries. Beginning on a quirky […]

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Budget shows cautious optimism

El Dorado County’s budget is expected to remain balanced for at least the next three years based on a number of trends and assumptions. Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs recently submitted the optimistic news to the Board of Supervisors as part of the annual mid-year budget update. The 2015-16 budget was based on projected revenues […]

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Survey shows lower snow depth but more water content

Sunny skies did not bode well for the snowpack as Department of Water Resources staff conducted a March 1 snow survey at Phillips Station. Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, and his survey team measured snow that averaged 58.3 inches deep, with a water content of 27.1 inches on the snow […]

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