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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 »

Organic images by El Dorado County artists on display

“Green Venus,” Anton Nemeth, porcelain sculpture.

Two El Dorado County artists share the spotlight in the latest offering at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, with stunning displays of organic art in “Organic Origins,” starting Friday. “Organic art? What’s that? Is it veggie art that’s GMO-free?” quipped my hubby. “Silly,” I told him. “Organic art is a vital new movement […]

No Comment / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

EDH Fire’s ‘5-star restaurant’

EDITOR: We were recently treated to a fabulous dinner hosted by the crew at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department and wanted to express our appreciation for their hospitality, fine cuisine and the after dinner rides in the buckets. Our neighbors, Drew and Lois Horning, won the very generous bid at a recent Hands4Hope auction and […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Firefighters brush up on skills

Firefighters practice skills needed when wildfire strikes. Courtesy photo

Last week, El Dorado Hills firefighters trained to improve their wildland firefighting skills for what is expected to be a busy summer. Firefighters practiced using hand tools to cut fire lines through the brush, simulated attacking fires with progressive hose lays and practiced deploying fire shelters in the case where a firefighter is trapped by a […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire blight

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Fire blight was very prevalent in El Dorado Hills last spring and summer. Fire blight is a bacterium that infects pome trees such as pear, quince, apple, toyon and crabapple giving the trees a scorched appearance. The first sign of the blight infecting trees is […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

UPDATE: Fire board director arrested

Doug Hus

El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director Doug Hus was arrested on suspicion of felony battery with serious bodily injury on April 28. Hus, 54, reportedly hit a 51-year-old man multiple times in the face during an argument in an El Dorado Hills neighborhood. The victim is the husband of Hus’ ex wife, according to information released […]

No Comment / April 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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