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My Turn: Everyone needs access to modern emergency communications

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief David Roberts As a fire chief, “record-setting” years are not something I look forward to. But as of June last year fire conditions in California were already the “worst on record.” By year’s end the 2015 wildfire season was the costliest in U.S. history since 1960, with more than $1.7 billion […]

Comments Off on My Turn: Everyone needs access to modern emergency communications / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Diligent decathletes prep for brainy brawl

In the world of Academic Decathlon you won’t see bone-crushing tackles or buzzer-beating three pointers. There are no trash-talking parents or bench-clearing brawls. Still, these events can be thrillingly competitive and require as much dedication and preparation as any sport. These intellectual gladiators train relentlessly, challenging themselves mentally the same way athletes do physically. Ponderosa […]

Comments Off on Diligent decathletes prep for brainy brawl / February 01, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Development manager joins Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County has named Valerie Piotrowski of El Dorado Hills as its new development manager. Piotrowski was the director of foundations and community relations for the Salvation Army, Del Oro Division, and served in the administrations of former California governors George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson as a senior-level communications […]

Comments Off on Development manager joins Big Brothers Big Sisters / January 31, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Fire Board candidate: Jim Hartley

An El Dorado Hills Fire Board director for the past 16 years, Jim Hartley is looking to hold his seat. A 37-year resident of El Dorado Hills, Hartley built his house in 1979, where he and his wife raised a daughter. His fire service career started at 16 years old as a volunteer in the West […]

Comments Off on EDH Fire Board candidate: Jim Hartley / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County photographers get carded

Laura Newell El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce The California Welcome Center and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce are announcing the three winners of a recent photo contest featuring photographs taken around scenic El Dorado County. The winning photos will be used as postcards that are sold in the California Welcome Center Gift Shop […]

Comments Off on El Dorado County photographers get carded / October 14, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDHCSD candidate: Ben Paulsen

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors candidate Benjamin Paulsen said he’s proud to be the only candidate raising young children in town. “I am the only candidate who is in the middle of the activities that the CSD puts together,” he said. “My kids are involved in CSD camps, CSD sports and spend […]

Comments Off on EDHCSD candidate: Ben Paulsen / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDHCSD candidate: Larry Klein

After watching the goings-on at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District for years, Larry Klein, a 22-year El Dorado Hills resident and husband of a CSD employee, decided to jump into the race for one of two open seats on the EDHCSD Board of Directors because, he said, “We need to change the leadership […]

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



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