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Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 5: Latrobe fire station a hazard

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department got more than it bargained for with the Latrobe Fire District Annexation when Latrobe’s fire station became inhabitable in March 2016 due to mold. A decision about what to do with the building wasn’t made until months later when the El Dorado Hills Fire Board voted in November to spend no […]

Comments Off on Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 5: Latrobe fire station a hazard / January 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Latrobe fire station finally getting repaired

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board voted last week to spend no more than $200,000 to repair mold damage at Station 91 in Latrobe. The decision came after two meetings, hours of debate and a site tour where directors saw firsthand the damage done to the building at the corner of Latrobe and South Shingle […]

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Elder abuse suspect nabbed in Latrobe

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Latrobe man on suspicion of elder abuse Sunday. Charles Bigby, 47, was in custody at the El Dorado County Jail at press time yesterday. He’s accused of three misdemeanors, including assaulting his elderly mother and father, both of whom are housebound due to medical conditions, according to sheriff’s […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mold forces firefighters out of Latrobe station

El Dorado Hills Fire Station 91 in Latrobe has been closed due to the discovery of black mold. “The crews complained of a musty odor after all that rain we had,” Fire Chief Dave Roberts said. An inspection didn’t turn up anything until staff with West Coast Restorations was authorized to conduct “destructive testing,” tearing […]

Comments Off on Mold forces firefighters out of Latrobe station / March 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Latrobe School District wins Golden Bell Award

The Latrobe School District recently became the proud recipient of the Golden Bell Award for the extraordinary curriculum and instruction used in its Real Game and Speech Contest. The California School Board Association Golden Bell Awards, now in its 36th year, promote excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices […]

Comments Off on Latrobe School District wins Golden Bell Award / January 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire takes next step in Latrobe fund transfer

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department held a special board of directors meeting on the day before Christmas Eve to follow up on action to be taken after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 15, regarding transferring property tax funds from the former Latrobe Fire Protection District to El Dorado Hills […]

1 Comment / January 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Latrobe wreck claims one

A Shingle Springs man died following a three-car wreck in Latrobe Sunday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officials. At approximately 10:55 a.m. on Dec. 20 James Kuehn, 58, was driving his 2001 Toyota MR2 northbound on Latrobe Road, just south of Cothrin Ranch Road. As Kuehn approached the peak of an ascending slope, the Toyota […]

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