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Mormon Island Dam stabilization in final phase

The bulldozers smoothing out the downstream slope of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam mark the final, “permanent fix” in a 25-year effort to reinforce it. Visible from Green Valley Road, the 900-foot-long, 480-foot-high Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam is one of four dams and eight dikes that make up the larger system of Folsom Dam. “Most […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mormon Island Dam foundation stabilized

The top of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam is currently a narrow, 900-foot long gravel strip. Dam foundation reinforcements under way include a 1.3 million cubic yard €œdownstream overlay€ that will widen the dam top an estimated 400 feet to a steep bank 100 feet above Green Valley Road. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

An important step in the 20-plus-year effort to reinforce the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam’s foundation nears completion. Located just east of the county line, the Mormon Island Dam is a weedy and unnaturally uniform ridge that dominates the horizon north and west of Green Valley Road — a squat, anonymous fraternal twin to Folsom Dam, […]

1 Comment / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Knight offers Mormon Island cemetery solution

John Knight

District 1 county Supervisor John Knight is offering a plan that may allow the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery’s resident souls to rest in peace, in the wake of newly born publicity over an offensive, racial slur. In a May 13 letter to his colleagues on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, Knight outlines a […]

1 Comment / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mormon Emigrant Trail closes Friday

PLACERVILLE — The Forest Service announced today that the Mormon Emigrant Trail that links Highway 88 and Highway 50 will be seasonally closed starting Friday, Nov. 19. The road will be gated closed near the Iron Mountain Snopark, which is at 7,000 ft. elevation. The route will reopen in the spring, when conditions typically improve. Signs will be posted on […]

No Comment / November 17, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Got competition? ‘Bring It On’

FOLSOM — Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, “Bring It On: The Musical,” inspired by the “Bring It On” film, takes the audiences at Harris Center for the Arts on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness while telling the story of these challenges and unexpected bonds formed through […]

No Comment / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Library unveils county history kiosk

Brooks Elementary student Alex Brown, 9, explores El Dorado County's history at the new interactive kiosk at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado County Library System was awarded a sizeable grant from the NorthNet Library System, a cooperative of all libraries in Northern California, to create its own “Touch the Past” interactive digital kiosk. The $12,000 kiosk features a video screen and eight interactive cells that, with a wave of the hand, each relay seven […]

No Comment / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 28 – Dec. 4

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Making threats Nov. 28: Deputies arrested a 22-year-old intoxicated man after he allegedly threatened to shoot a Town Center nightclub employee who ejected the suspect from the club. Break in Nov. 29: A possible burglary was reported on Calaveras Drive. Busted Nov. 30: Three […]

No Comment / December 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

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