Dawn Hodson

Folsom Dam’s new spillway almost done

California may be in its fifth year of drought, but that hasn’t stopped construction of an auxiliary spillway for Folsom Dam should the weather suddenly turn. Designed to provide a minimum 200-year flood protection to the Sacramento region, the spillway is a joint federal project involving the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Central Valley […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

County students make the grade

Recently released test scores for California students showed El Dorado County students doing better overall than the statewide average. On a statewide basis 49 percent of students met or exceeded the English language arts/literacy standard, according to a California Department of Education information released Aug. 24. This was an increase of 4 percentage points over last year. In El Dorado […]

September 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Weeds are a prickly issue in Cameron Park

Yet another spat has broken out in Cameron Park. This time it’s over weeds and who’s responsible for keeping them in check. Not really a new problem, the community has had a weed and rubbish abatement ordinance on the books for many years although it only covers private property. Regularly updated, in March of this year the Cameron Park Community […]

September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Local races set on November ballot

With so much attention focused on the presidential race, voters shouldn’t forget that many other spots on local city councils, water, school, fire and other boards will be filled this November. In some cases, no candidates have filed for a seat or an insufficient number have filed. El Dorado County Elections Department officials said if there is an insufficient […]

September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Cameron Park CSD board adopts new budget

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors unanimously approved a new fiscal budget at its Aug. 17 meeting. Revenues for the year are projected to be $5.47 million. Property taxes make up 66 percent of the district’s revenues, intergovernmental-JPA funds make up about 20 percent and program’s fees/special events and facility rentals bring in around 11 percent. […]

September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Injunction requested against tribe’s gas station project

Throwing up yet another potential roadblock to the plan to build a commercial center in Shingle Springs, on Aug. 23 the El Dorado Council filed a request with El Dorado County Superior Court to issue a stay and/or preliminary injunction against the county’s approval of the project. The request for an injunction is a follow-up to the lawsuit the council filed […]

September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Central EDH plan gets a close look

The El Dorado County Planning Commission got a preview of the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan at its Aug. 25 meeting. A Parker Development Company project, in the audience were mainly Parker employees, consultants and lawyers along with consultants and employees with El Dorado County. Andrea Howard, principal planner for Parker Development, provided an overview of […]

August 31, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

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