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Folsom State of the City highlights investment

FOLSOM — Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer did not disappoint the sellout crowd that came to hear Mayor Kerri Howell report on the State of the City at Lake Natoma Inn on Jan. 16. Due to a seasonal illness, Howell was unable to attend the Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon. As the mayor’s understudy, Palmer […]

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

Second initiative takes aim at growth

One week after Rural Communities United filed the county ballot initiative “Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/Keep Us Rural,” residents behind the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (resident opposition to the proposed San Stino and Tilden Park development projects) filed “Protect Rural Communities/ Fix Community Region Line Flaws,” which RCU spokesman and Measure Y co-creator Bill Center said […]

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Grace Foundation still waiting for a resolution

The Grace Foundation still has 42 horses in limbo. They cannot be adopted out because legal ownership issues haven't been resolved. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The footprints of countless volunteers and ebullient voices of children are all but gone though 127 horses and more than 80 other four-legged friends still live at The Grace Foundation, a 600-acre animal rescue and equine therapy ranch off Latrobe Road. Things are hardly back to normal since the foundation briefly closed and then reopened […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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