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Submit entry forms now for the El Dorado County Fair

PLACERVILLE — Whether your peach cobbler is the best on the block, your pig the plumpest in the barn, or your web design simply “stellar,” now’s the time to submit your entry form to participate in the 2014 El Dorado County Fair. Dozens of categories offer participants the chance to showcase nearly every imaginable talent […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Supervisors approve fire fee reimbursement

El Dorado County supervisors unanimously agreed to reimburse the El Dorado Hills County Water District/Fire Department nearly $95,500 collected by the county. The funds collected come from development impact fire fees relative to the fire district’s capital improvement plan. The issue had been put off since the board’s Feb. 24 meeting at the request of […]

No Comment / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trains through the lens

Las Vegas photographer Ken Kuehne's photo of a train moving through Cima earned a nod from the 2014 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards judges. Photo courtesy of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art

SACRAMENTO — In a new exhibit that debuts on Friday, March 20, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2014 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program. With a “Lasting Impressions” theme this year, nearly 400 modern day railroading photographs were […]

No Comment / March 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Open house for General Plan amendment and Zoning Ordinance update this week

The county of El Dorado Community Development Agency, as the Lead Agency, has prepared a Partial Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. The RDEIR is prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the county’s CEQA guidelines. It consists of portions of the DEIR […]

No Comment / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch dissenters point to project’s flaws

El Dorado County staff hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed Dixon Ranch residential project before the Planning Commission last Thursday. While no action was taken, it was an opportunity for the commissioners to learn about the project and hear from concerned residents prior to public hearing on the applications and final environmental impact […]

No Comment / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gun range pitched on tribal land

Jackie Neau said she didn’t mind the noise so much. She’s more concerned with getting shot. Neau, a representative of the Friends of El Dorado Trail, shared her concerns with El Dorado County Supervisors on Feb. 24 regarding a proposed outdoor shooting range on tribal land just off Shingle Springs Drive in Shingle Springs. She was […]

1 Comment / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New undersheriff in town

Randy Peshon is El Dorado County's new undersheriff. He's worked with the department since 1987. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

During his career with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Randy Peshon consistently took on challenging jobs and every time he moved to another department, the one he left was better than when he came. On Feb. 17, the 59-year-old captain took on a new role — undersheriff. As a division commander running both El Dorado County jails, Placerville and […]

1 Comment / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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