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El Dorado Arts Council presents author reading of Mt. Everest disaster story

Weston DeWalt, who co-authored “The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest with Head Expedition Guide Anatoli Boukreev,” will read from his New York Times bestseller at El Dorado Arts Council’s Fausel House Gallery tonight. The reading and Q&A are part of a speaker series to accompany the current gallery exhibition Such Great Heights – The Art […]

No Comment / February 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Rambling: El Dorado explorer

Jedediah Strong Smith spent much of his short life blazing trails throughout the West, though — considering the times in which he lived — he would have never imagined how his accomplishments are remembered, 185 years later. Each day, thousands walk, cycle, ride and run along the 32-mile Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, also known as the American […]

1 Comment / February 01, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire contracts for outside review

It took a couple meetings to come to agreement, but the El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors approved a contract for a three-part comprehensive review of the district. The contested issue was the selection of a contractor to prepare the district’s community risk assessment, standards of cover and a facilities master plan. On Sept. 15, 2015, […]

No Comment / January 20, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire takes next step in Latrobe fund transfer

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department held a special board of directors meeting on the day before Christmas Eve to follow up on action to be taken after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 15, regarding transferring property tax funds from the former Latrobe Fire Protection District to El Dorado Hills […]

1 Comment / January 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tibetan monks return to El Dorado County

Tibetan Buddhist monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery in India are visiting El Dorado County through Jan. 14 and will be creating a Green Tara sand mandala at the Cozmic Café in Placerville. Courtesy photo

One of the most anticipated events at the beginning of each new year in El Dorado County is the annual visit by the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery in India. Through Jan. 14 the monks take up residence upstairs in the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. The stay includes a full […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado County Veteran of the Year: Joe Whiten

U.S. Army Reserve veteran Joe Whiten created the Serrano Salute to Valor Golf Tournament, raising thousands of dollars used to help local veterans. Photo by John Poimiroo

El Dorado Hills resident and U.S. Army Reserve veteran Joe Whiten combined his passions for golf and helping veterans to create the Serrano Salute to Valor Golf Tournament that in the past two years has raised nearly $52,000 for military veterans. For what he has done to help veterans, Whiten will be named El Dorado […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire budget hits snag before approval

Approval of the 2015-16 final budget appeared to be routine at last month’s El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors meeting. The board approved department reorganization at the Aug. 20 board meeting on a 3-1 vote. The reorganization adds a second deputy chief. One deputy chief will be in charge of Operations and Training. The other […]

2 Comments / October 06, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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