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A taxpayer for Sherry & Craig Petersen

EDITOR: Mr. Christian failed to mention his expertise is grounded in his career as a firefighter. If I were a firefighter, and wanted to see the great pay and benefits continue to be offered in El Dorado Hills, I would probably draft a similar letter. But I’m just a taxpayer in El Dorado County. A […]

1 Comment / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Sherry and Craig Petersen bring new ideas to the table

Husband and wife slate Craig and Sherry Petersen describe themselves as reluctant candidates for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board — reluctant in that they’ve recently retired, love to travel, and are active hikers, bikers and runners, all of which will get less attention if a PeterSEN (with an “E”) wins one or both of […]

12 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Big Idea opens ‘Red Herring’

Big Idea Theatre counts down to Friday, Aug. 24, the launch of “Red Herring” by Michael Hollinger and directed by Benjamin T. Ismail. Combine a film-noir thriller, a murder mystery, and three love stories, and what do you get? One biting and witty play — a blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at marriage and other explosive devices. […]

Comments Off on Big Idea opens ‘Red Herring’ / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow For It! Rain gardens — a new approach

Alice Cantelow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Remember the old days when you could just throw water at any plant you chose for your garden to get it to thrive? Now we know better — wet winter or not, drought or not, we’ve learned that our California water is precious and limited. Water conservation in our homes […]

No Comment / February 08, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Set sail and solve a murder mystery aboard the SS Escape

Mystery and mayhem are on the buffet as passengers of the Saga Cruise flagship SS Escape set forth on a cruise that includes food, entertainment and an intriguing murder to solve. And you’re invited to join them for this dinner theater event written by local mystery writer and teacher Linda Griffiths-Gish and acted by a zany cast of characters called the Cordelia Smythe Players. […]

No Comment / February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

At EID: Water rate hikes OK’d

After considering various financial projections based on different rate increase scenarios, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a 3 percent increase each year, 2017-2020, at Monday’s meeting. The increase applies to potable water, wastewater and recycled water. The rate discussion drew criticism, with some audience members blaming the increases on EID’s salaries and […]

Comments Off on At EID: Water rate hikes OK’d / December 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Second EDH woman sentenced in tax fraud case

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. recently sentenced Sherry Taggart, 57, of El Dorado Hills, to two years in prison and ordered her to pay $757,412 in restitution for conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Taggart pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 23. Taggart […]

Comments Off on Second EDH woman sentenced in tax fraud case / December 13, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »



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