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EDHCSD names new general manager

Kevin Loewen

Interim general manager, no more. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors unanimously voted to hire Kevin Loewen for the job permanently at its monthly board meeting last Thursday. Loewen was hired in February 2014 to be the EDHCSD’s Director of Parks & Planning and began serving as the interim general manager in […]

No Comment / January 18, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado County Republicans elect new chairman

Todd White

On Jan. 7 new members of the El Dorado County Republican Central Committee were sworn in by county Recorder Clerk/Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz. That same evening RCC members voted to elect Todd White to serve as the 2017 chairman. The El Dorado County RCC is the elected body of the California Republican Party and […]

1 Comment / January 16, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New glass-melting business will bowl you over

Richard Porter, the very first artist to be employed at Forever Glass, holds a deep teal-colored bowl as he smiles in anticipation of designing and creating more of the artisan keepsakes. As it did with Richard, who is the son of one of Forever Glass' founders, it is hoped that the fledgling business that operates out of a garage at the Porter home in Texas Hill Estates will provide jobs for others who are autistic. Village Life photos by Shelly Thorene

They’re really fired up on 48 gorgeous wooded acres in the Texas Hill subdivision just outside Placerville, reaching temperatures of 2,250 degrees Fahrenheit several times a week. That hellish number takes 12 hours to peak, a pinnacle that marks the point where glass melts. And that’s exactly what Cathy Porter and Bernadette Guimarin want — […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

New, returning supes on the job

Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, left, swears in District 1 El Dorado County Supervisor John Hidahl. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors welcomed new colleague John Hidahl as its first order of business last Tuesday. Presiding El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury performed swearing-in duties for the new District 1 supervisor and then administered the oath of office to re-elected supervisors Brian Veerkamp (District 3) and Shiva Frentzen (District 2). […]

No Comment / January 10, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New property tax system gets supervisors’ OK

During its first regular session of the new year the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement for modernizing the county’s property tax system. Recommended by the assessor, auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, the initial $1.2 million deal with Megabyte Systems runs through June 2019. Thereafter a maintenance agreement for $310,200 will be in place […]

No Comment / January 09, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire safe New Year’s goals

Mike Kaslin Fire Chief Cameron Park Fire/Amador El Dorado Cal Fire Happy New Year. Last year residents in the foothills continued to make great strides toward becoming a more fire safe community, which is more important than ever. In July El Dorado County was added as a high hazard county for tree mortality. Currently there are […]

No Comment / January 03, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

New Cameron Park events in the new year

A new year is here and that can only mean one thing for the Cameron Park Community Services District — new classes, programs and events that will keep patrons busy all year. Movie night Bring the family to a special, free showing of “Finding Dory” on the large, indoor screen on Friday, Jan. 6, at the Cameron […]

No Comment / January 03, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »



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