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New mill ready to inspire new memories

Trusses for the roof and other framing on the brand-new replica sawmill were completed in September, and it is now ready for visitors. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The new replica of the sawmill where James Marshall discovered gold in 1848 is ready for its close-up. So get up close and check it out, maybe even pretend you are the one who stuck a hand in the water of the tailrace at Capt. John Sutter’s lumber mill and pulled out a shiny pebble […]

Comments Off / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

No EID rate increase for 2015

You know you’re living in a topsy-turvy world when El Dorado Irrigation District ratepayers tell the board they favor a rate increase while board members try to avoid one. All this took place at the Dec. 8 EID meeting as the board unanimously approved a two-year budget of $45.482 million for 2015 and $46.310 million for 2016 […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes reverse electeds’ salary cuts

El Dorado County supervisors voted 3-2 to restore pay cuts approved last year and due to take effect in January 2015 for seven elected county officials. The return of longevity pay and a 10 percent bonus for professional certificates, especially for county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and Treasurer-Tax Collector Cherie Raffety, reversed an embarrassing oversight created by the […]

1 Comment / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bus schedules change during holidays

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado County Transit Authority announces it will operate the following schedule during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays:  Wednesday, Dec. 24, (Christmas Eve) – Limited Service The local routes will operate on a Saturday schedule.  Limited Dial-A-Ride and complementary para-transit services will be available.  Sacramento Commuter Routes #4 and #6 will operate […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Project Warmth gets heart-warming community support

The Project Warmth team helped raise nearly $2,000 to purchase sleeping bags and other warm clothes for the homeless. Left to right, front row: Chloe Erickson and Charli Gaal; left to right, back row: Luke Gaal and Sadie Erickson. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

‘Tis the season for giving and 7 1/2-year-old Sadie Erickson had a great idea: host a talent show and raise money to buy sleeping bags for the homeless. “The homeless don’t have as much stuff as we have and I want them to have a better life,” the El Dorado Hills youngster explained. Sounded simple enough. […]

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Hometown Hero: Sherman Mcvay

Air Force Airman Sherman E. Mcvay graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman 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 applied science […]

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Don’t become a victim this holiday season

During the holiday season, most people are thinking of last-minute shopping and getting together with family and friends. However, not everyone considers the holidays a time to celebrate, but rather an opportunity to commit crimes. Busy parking lots and hurried shoppers are just two factors working in favor of criminals. Often times, we make their […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »