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Dawn Hodson

Under the Arbor has country chic in mind

Recently celebrating its sixth anniversary, Shingle Springs business Under the Arbor is a country-style gift store with something for everyone at customer friendly prices. Located at 4120 Sunset Lane right off Mother Lode Drive, the store is a maze of surprises as you wander through each section — all of them filled with unique gifts […]

Dixon Ranch gets new look, new name

Down but not out, a revised version of Dixon Ranch was back for a conceptual review at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

To be developed by True Life Companies, the subdivision is no longer called Dixon Ranch. Instead it has been downsized and renamed Generations at Green Valley.

Aiden Barry, who is the senior vice president of True Life Companies, said he was there to start the process afresh and to get feedback on whether the company should proceed with the revised project.

Owen in the running again for auditor

Cameron Park resident Mike Owen is once again throwing his hat in the ring to be El Dorado County’s next auditor-controller. Not the first time he has run for the job, in 2014 he went up against long-time Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and lost 45 to 55 percent. Saying he has the education and background for […]

Pursuit policies reviewed after collision

Following the Sept. 5 Placerville Police pursuit that resulted in a collision that seriously injured Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp, local law enforcement agencies were questioned regarding their policy on such pursuits. Placerville Police Department, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol representatives said they have written policies that spell out […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Watershed wonder: Students wade into environmental lesson

Taking what they learn in the classroom out into the field, last week students from high schools throughout the county converged on the Eldorado National Forest for the 20th watershed educational summit. Including approximately 60 students from El Dorado, Ponderosa, Oak Ridge, Union Mine and Forest Hill, the four-day program included presentations and training provided […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Conservationist Bill Center remembered

Bill Center, a former member of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, longtime conservationist and community activist, died Sept. 18 at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville from cancer, according to his longtime friend and associate Alan Ehrgott. Born in Berkeley, Center grew up in Fort Bragg. He spent a year as an AFS exchange student […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

County takes regional approach in water rights application

The El Dorado Water and Power Authority and the El Dorado County Water Agency held back-to-back meetings Sept. 13, with the most important agenda item being an update on EDWPA’s water rights application.

Previously EDWPA filed an application with the State Water Resources Control Board for the right to 40,000 acre-feet of water stored in the reservoirs of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

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