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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 »

Firefighters take over El Dorado Hills neighborhood

Firefighters simulate dousing spot fired up Lake Hills Drive duringa  training event in the El Dorado Hills neighborhood Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Firefighters descended on the Lake Hills community in El Dorado Hills Saturday as 18 agencies — law enforcement, fire districts and animal control — held a massive training exercise, fighting an imaginary fire and evacuating residents from more than 250 homes. El Dorado Fire Engineer Matt Belleci spent the past year planning the exercise that […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run (or walk) for the hills

Lace up your running shoes and Run for the Hills this Saturday, March 28. At 8 a.m. a five-mile charity run/walk begins and ends at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion parking lot. A youth half-mile fun run begins at 10 a.m. Both races benefit The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Foundation. […]

No Comment / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on economic development

Citing both the General Plan and a “work-in-progress” strategic plan, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors launched a project to spur economic development at its March 17 meeting. Tuesday’s morning session at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s Station 85 drew an audience of about 100, including county staff. “There is no magic bullet […]

No Comment / March 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors approve fire fee reimbursement

El Dorado County supervisors unanimously agreed to reimburse the El Dorado Hills County Water District/Fire Department nearly $95,500 collected by the county. The funds collected come from development impact fire fees relative to the fire district’s capital improvement plan. The issue had been put off since the board’s Feb. 24 meeting at the request of […]

No Comment / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fireside Chat: Let’s keep our money

In last week’s chat I voiced a few concerns about the movement to consolidate fire districts within El Dorado County and the potential financial impact on El Dorado Hills. As mentioned, the Rescue Fire Protection District Board of Directors and our fire board have just voted to explore the merits of EDH Fire annexing Rescue Fire. Of […]

1 Comment / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fireside chat: And the benefits to EDH?

Currently, there are 13 independent fire districts serving El Dorado County’s western slope communities. A good majority of these fire districts are struggling financially and for a few years now the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors encouraged greater unity amongst the fire districts to try to keep them solvent and relevant. El Dorado Hills Fire’s annexation of […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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