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The Spirit of Benny races toward sixth year

The vibrant spirit of a local boy lives on during the annual Spirit of Benny 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk every March in Placerville. This year’s race, slated for Saturday, March 18, will start at 330 Fair Lane and continue down the scenic El Dorado Trail. In its sixth year, the event honors the brief […]

No Comment / March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Luke Altom

Lakeview Elementary School fifth-grader Luke Altom was named the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month in February. Calling Luke, 10, kind and enthusiastic, teacher Roxanne Simmons commended her student for his “high personal and academic standards.” She told the club Luke “eagerly accepts challenges.” Principal Kathy Miracle said Luke is an […]

No Comment / February 28, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Nominate a Senior of the Year

Do you know an outstanding older adult or a married couple 60 years or older who have performed exemplary work in El Dorado County as a volunteer? Consider nominating them for the Senior of the Year award, which will be presented by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on May 16 at the board chambers, 330 Fair Lane in Placerville, hosted […]

No Comment / February 27, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scout’s project invites students to take a seat

Oak Ridge freshman Carson Jamieson recently earned his Eagle Scout rank. His Board of Review was Jan. 3 and his Court of Honor is being planned for this spring. Carson, 15, joined Boy Scouts as a Tiger Cub when he was in first grade. He is a member of Troop 645. For his Eagle project, […]

No Comment / February 22, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Property damaged in storms elligible for property tax relief

Property damaged in the recent winter storms are eligible for immediate property tax relief, according to El Dorado County Assessor Karl Weiland. Provisions of the Revenue and Taxation code immediately reduce the assessed value in recognition of loss caused by storm damage, Weiland said. In order to qualify for relief,the loss in value must exceed $10,000 and a […]

No Comment / February 22, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

FTB warns of tax season scams

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board has issued a warning to businesses and individuals that identity theft and refund fraud schemes are off to a rampant start this filing season. Employers in particular are a target for scammers disguising themselves as human relations officers in order to steal employee data. When criminals are able to successfully […]

No Comment / February 21, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Charter school coming to Valley View

The Buckeye Union School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to open a Montessori school on the vacant Valley View Elementary School campus in El Dorado Hills. The decision, made Wednesday evening, was met with mixed emotions. More than 100 people who dislike the idea attended the board meeting, wearing white T-shirts to demonstrate their opposition. […]

Comments Off on Charter school coming to Valley View / February 20, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »