Dawn Hodson

County budget approved

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a $536 million budget at the June 20 meeting, allowing the county to continue funding its operations between the start of the new fiscal year, July 1, and when the board approves the final budget in September. The new budget is $12.8 million less than the 2016-17 […]

June 28, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

EID gets a clean audit

The El Dorado Irrigation District was given a clean audit for 2016 but concerns about how to pay the growing cost of pensions and health benefits for retirees was a reoccurring topic. The audit results were reported at the June 12 board meeting by staff members as well as Brian Nash, a partner in Richardson & […]

June 16, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged

Invasive weed found in El Dorado Hills

Out looking for mosquito breeding sites in El Dorado County, Jeffrey Dufour, a senior vector technician with the county, found instead what he said is the first documented sighting in the county of an invasive weed called Parrot feather watermilfoil. Located in a pond that feeds into a creek paralleling Silva Valley Parkway, the Parrot feather […]

June 14, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Tribe settles lawsuit against gas station project

A lawsuit brought against the local Miwok tribe’s latest development was settled one day before El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Warren Stracener was to hear merits of the case. For several months the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and El Dorado Council Inc. have been engaged in negotiations over the project off Shingle Springs Drive. Information released by […]

June 06, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Master Gardener plant sale offerings

Ground covers and ornamental grasses Japanese sweet flag Ajuga Feather reed grass Leatherleaf sedge, Buchanan’s sedge Japanese variegated sedge New Zealand sedge Variegated Carmel creeper Umbrella plant Mexican daisy Santa Barbara daisy Japanese blood grass Graceful Grasses soft rush California gray rush Eulalia, Japanese silver grass Dwarf maiden grass Pink muhly Bamboo muhly Deer grass […]

April 26, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Spring means it’s time for the Master Gardener plant sale

With plenty of rain this year, it’s time to think about adding to your landscape, putting in a vegetable garden or planting some fruit trees. After all, what could be tastier and healthier than fresh vegetables and fruit straight from the backyard to your dinner table? Fresh, homegrown produce also makes welcomed gifts for those who can’t grow […]

April 26, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Raucous crowd greets Congressman McClintock

Best described as Civil War II, Congressman Tom McClintock seemed in the middle of a shooting war Saturday as he defended the Trump administration and its policies to a town hall audience filled with people with opposing ideas about what the government’s role should be. An estimated 1,500 people packed Oak Ridge High School gym in El […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

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