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Folsom mayor highlights city’s bounce back

2015 Folsom Mayor Andy Morin drew a packed house for his State of the City address at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 22 at the Lake Natoma Inn. It was Morin’s fourth address, and he had the tone of a seasoned veteran. Folsom Chamber of Commerce President Jim den Dulk introduced the […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mixed All Star Dual Team takes third place

EL DORADO COUNTY wrestlers and coaches show off their third-place trophy. Courtesy photo

ELK GROVE — Elite middle school wrestlers recently came together from all over El Dorado County to form an All-Star Dual Team to compete at the Brandon Matsumoto Team Duals at Kerr Middle School in Elk Grove. The wrestlers placed third as a team out of 10 teams — its only loss to the first place team […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Mather Airport’s expansion given the go-ahead

Despite hundreds of formal complaints that Mather Airport’s nighttime air cargo operations are noisy enough, the Sacramento Board of Supervisors approved, 3-1, a 20-year-development plan and revised Environmental Impact Report that would expand cargo services. The master plan includes lengthening runways and upgrading the airport’s navigation aid, or Instrument Landing System, to a Category IIIb, […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors approve web portal and TOT grant program

The Transient Occupancy Tax will fund a new website promoting the county, an aggressive  grant acquisition program and mini-grants to “fabric-of-the-community” groups. The Board of Supervisors also tacked an additional year onto six current arts and tourism contracts funded by the 10 percent add-on to room rates in El Dorado County. The decisions were based on recommendations […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Groups invited to planning table

Local attorney Jim Brunello looked like a rumpled Uncle Sam last week as he pointed a figurative index finger at a room full of community leaders and delivered the message: “El Dorado Hills needs you.” A student of county land use dating back to the 1960s, Brunello has led the Economic Development Advisory Committee for […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom celebrates opening of Folsom Public Plaza

Mayor Kerri Howell welcomes people to the Folsom Public Plaza at the opening ceremony. Behind her, left to right: Councilmember Ernie Sheldon, Vice Mayor Steve Miklos, Councilmember Andy Morin, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan and Councilmember Jeff Starsky. Photo by Roberta Long

Just in time for the outdoor season the city of Folsom recently celebrated the opening of the new urban park entertainment venue in Folsom’s Historic District. Construction crews had worked through several days of heavy rains to complete the project. The public plaza and amphitheater are seen as an outdoor living room, where people can […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

TIM fees reduced

El Dorado County builders, developers and do-it-yourselfers may have caught a break last Tuesday when the county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reduce Traffic Impact Mitigation fees. Interim Department of Transportation Director Kim Kerr delivered a slide presentation titled “2012 TIM Fee Update” which described actions taken by DOT and the Chief Administrative Office […]

Comments Off / February 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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