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Fire threatens homes near Latrobe

A helicopter drops water on the burning brush. The fire was contained to 7 acres.

A fire made residents in the northeastern Latrobe area nervous as flames surged through dry vegetation Wednesday afternoon. “There were homes threatened at one point,” said Cal Fire public information officer Brice Bennett. “The fire moved really fast. So we ordered a lot.” Crews from Cal Fire, El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park responded to […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Latrobe man accused of killing wife

Roy Roth

A Latrobe man was charged with murder April 4 — a day after his wife’s body was found on their property. Roy Roth, 51, was booked into the El Dorado County Jail at 3:30 a.m. after detectives found the body of a deceased adult female, presumably the remains of his wife Deborah Roth, according to an […]

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

Dynamic farm takes root in Latrobe

Guiding Hands Board President Cindy Brown, left, feeds a goat at 4 Directions Farms in Latrobe while Jacob Peterson watches. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The friendliest goats and alpacas in El Dorado County are already milling about a brand-new farm in the Latrobe area where developmentally challenged young adults soon will learn to grow — in more ways than one. The ambitious dream that is 4 Directions Farm has taken root and is ready to bloom. Under the auspices […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Man dies after Latrobe collision

A man seriously injured in a Jan. 27 collision has died. Joaquin Robello, 82, of Ione, died Jan. 29, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson told Village Life. Robello, according to information relayed over the scanner at the time of the collision, was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for internal injuries. Robello was driving a 2004 […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH, Latrobe fire districts make it official

ON THE JOB — Latrobe-based firefighters were pinned at Saturday's ceremony. Left to right: Matthew Colgan, Sean Bates, Eric Haydt, Mark Jukes, Laurel Soekland and David Cope. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A special Jan. 10 ceremony and open house solidified the Latrobe Fire Protection District’s annexation into the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. The long-awaited celebration at Latrobe’s Station 91 followed years of long discussions, compromises and late nights during which board members from both districts, along with fire chiefs and many others, hammered out a deal to ensure […]

Comments Off / January 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Latrobe annexation gets BOS OK

With a key piece of the the puzzle in place, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s annexation of the Latrobe Fire District moves forward. Last month the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported the annexation and adjusted the Assembly Bill 8 tax rate for parcels within the now-dissolved Latrobe district to match the rate El […]

Comments Off / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Latrobe annexation moving forward

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s annexation of the Latrobe Fire Protection District continues to progress, with the process now in the hands of El Dorado County’s Local Agency Formation Commission. Earlier this year, the El Dorado Hills and Latrobe fire boards voted to proceed with annexation. If all goes as planned, El Dorado Hills would […]

Comments Off / March 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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