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Elect the non-union-backed fire board candidates

EDITOR: A very important election is on the ballot in November: two board seats for the El Dorado Hills County Water District (our fire department). The board oversees how your tax dollars are spent for fire and emergency medical services. The current board recently: 1. Approved the construction of a new station 84 on Francisco […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | 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 / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Smoked in: Butte Fire leaves El Dorado County in a haze

Helicopters contracted to fight the Butte Fire were grounded due to heavy smoke Sunday morning. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Though the Butte Fire has not burned one inch of land in El Dorado County, it’s effecting everyone who lives here. Thick smoke has replaced blue sky, forcing sporting event cancellation and limiting visibility. And while many opted out of outdoor activities these last few days, smoke didn’t completely ruin everyone’s weekend. Saturday, more than 200 people participated in Marshall Medical […]

1 Comment / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vote Hus for El Dorado Hills Fire Board

EDITOR: How much should El Dorado Hills taxpayers be paying for fire protection? This is a question that many municipalities are facing. Unfortunately, many communities such as Stockton are finding that they can’t afford the services they have created due to over commitment to wages and benefits made by boards and city councils in previous […]

1 Comment / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Fire Board candidate Doug Hus wants to do the right thing

Doug Hus

El Dorado Hills Fire Board candidate Doug Hus is comfortable in everything from overalls to a suit and tie. But no matter what dress code the job requires, his goal is to do what’s best for the community and that’s why he said he’s running for one of three available seats. “It just feels like […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

King Fire continues to grow

The King Fire's thick smoke cloud dwarfs downtown Placerville.

Update: The acreage burned by the King Fire has climbed to 18,544 acres as of Wednesday morning. It remains at 5 percent containment. Two injuries have been reported, and 2,448 structures (1,632 residences) have been threatened, according to an Inciweb update. The California Highway Patrol Facebook originally stated the fire had crossed over Highway 50 near […]

Comments Off / September 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Highway 50 fire singes EDH neighborhood

The 50 Fire started next to eastbound Highway 50 in Folsom and traveled over the southern ridge. The fire was contained without harming homes in the Stonebriar neighborhood of El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Firefighters attacked a fast-spreading grass fire south of Highway 50 at the Folsom-El Dorado County line  Friday afternoon, knocking down the flames that scorched 163 acres in a matter of hours. Friday was another in a series of hot, dry days with light E-NE winds. The temperature was 95 degrees when the fire was reported […]

Comments Off / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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