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Hometown Hero: Victoria Jovel

Air Force Airman Victoria Jovel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Jovel completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in […]

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EID directors trade insults over compensation

El Dorado Irrigation District directors’ compensation resurfaced Monday, prompting some harsh words between EID board members. The exchange began after Director Dale Coco brought up the topic first discussed at a board meeting last December and again in January. Coco maintained if the board was going to negotiate with staff regarding sacrifices to their salaries and benefits, it was prudent […]

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Oak Ridge principal out longer than expected

One person was noticeably absent at the Oak Ridge High School eighth-grade orientation last week. Principal Paul Burke wasn’t there to welcome the incoming freshmen class despite many families believing he would be back on the job by now. Burke has been on paid administrative leave since Nov. 2, 2015, for undisclosed personnel reasons. At […]

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Mik running for Assembly

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chairman and District 1 representative Ron “Mik” Mikulaco has officially declared his candidacy for the California State Assembly District 6 seat. Mikulaco hopes to replace termed-out Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, who moved to El Dorado Hills last year and is running for Mikulaco’s District 1 supervisor seat. “The challenges we face as […]

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CAO contract details questioned

El Dorado County Interim Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs’ contract is getting a closer look after county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn questioned whether its language follows California Public Employees Retirement System requirements. “Based on my limited review of PERS law and limited review of the CAO’s contract, it appears that the county has been violating PERS law,” Harn […]

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EDH property serves as fiery training ground

Dubbed the “Joerger Incident,” the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, along with Cameron Park/Cal Fire, Folsom and Rescue fire departments, career and volunteer firefighters and explorers, EDH Fire Board directors, the Mountain Democrat and District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen successfully burned a building to the ground (on purpose) at the hands-on training event Jan. 28-30. EDH Fire Chief […]

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Crime Watch: Jan. 28 through

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Jan. 28 2 p.m. A firearm was reported lost or stolen on Riviera Circle. Jan. 29 7:28 a.m. An attempted burglary was reported on Knight Lane. 6:03 p.m. Trespassing was reported on Wilson Boulevard. Jan. 30 11:28 a.m. A woman took food from a Post […]

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