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EID refinances, takes on more debt

With an improved bond rating in the bank, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to refinance up to $25 million in revenue bonds at a lower interest rate as well as to issue up to $57 million in new debt in the form of Certificates of Participation at its June 27 meeting. […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Big Brothers Big Sisters earns award

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Executive Director Brenda Frachiseur, BBBS board member Josh Morgan, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and BBBS Development Manager Laurie Heyman, left to right, celebrate the nonprofit's award. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R- El Dorado Hills, recently named Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Non-Profit of the Year for Assembly District 6. “I am honored to name Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County as Non-Profit of the Year. The work they have done for the children and community is […]

Comments Off / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bandaged bandit strikes

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are looking for this man, who they say robbed the Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills Friday. Courtesy photo

A man wearing bandages and sunglasses and claiming he had a gun reportedly robbed an El Dorado Hills bank Friday afternoon. Just before 3 p.m. on July 1 the suspect walked into Chase Bank on Francisco Drive, told a bank employee he had a gun and then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, […]

Comments Off / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Progress made on Trailhead Fire

Fire crews monitor a backfire lit to quell the Trailhead Fire's growth in northern El Dorado County. Backfires, hand crews' fire lines and an aerial assault are helping firefighters get a handle on the blaze that has burned nearly 4,000 acres in El Dorado and Placer counties. Photo by Randy Bullard

Cal Fire statistics as of July 3 Acreage/Containment: 3,936, 12% contained Unified Command: NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire on behalf of Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service. Assisting Agencies: Placer County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments from across the region. Structures Threatened: 2,600 Total Personnel: 2,127 […]

Comments Off / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wildfire smoke advisory

Air quality in El Dorado County is currently being impacted by the Trailhead Fire and other fires in the state. County health officials remind residents to take precautions should wildfire smoke impact the areas in which they live, work and recreate. El Dorado County Air Quality Management District Air Pollution Control Officer Dave Johnston said […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts earn bronze through literacy

Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 2318 earned the bronze award by collecting and then delivering more than 500 books to the Mustard Seed School in Sacramento. Pictured are Mustard Seed employees Lucia Vega and Stacy Johnson, back row, with Scouts Caitlin Gerety, Quinn Walker, Sonya Alexis and Zoey Jen, front row left to right. Courtesy photo

Four Girl Scouts from El Dorado Hills Troop 2318 recently earned the highest award for Junior Scouts, the Bronze award, by collecting and then delivering more than 500 books to the Mustard Seed School in Sacramento, which educates homeless youth from preschool through high school. Scouts Caitlin Gerety, Quinn Walker, Sonya Alexis and Zoey Jen, […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

HHS offers free aging workshops

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Family Caregiver Support Program presents a free Aging & Caregiver educational series in El Dorado Hills. The series will be held on July 15, 22 & 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »