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Dawn Hodson

EDH fee refunds on hold

El Dorado Hills property owners who paid the Public Safety Development Impact Fee will have to wait a bit longer for promised refunds. At the Dec. 6 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton and County Counsel Mike Ciccozzi told the board refunds will be delayed as the county recently received a claim for payment from an attorney […]

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

Young volunteers get lessons in compassion

Fresh faced and full of promise, Marshall Medical Center’s junior volunteers may have signed up to earn community service hours but they leave having learned a lot more about themselves and the importance of compassion. A long-standing program, Marshall’s Junior Volunteer Program invites high school students, ages 14 to 18, to give back. Some 40 students strong, annually they donate more than 3,000 […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EID Division 5 candidate Alan Day has unfinished business

Running for a second term on the El Dorado Irrigation District board is businessman Alan Day who said there’s still unfinished business to be addressed. “Some good things have happened at EID but we still have a long way to go as far as getting our financial house in order,” he said. “That’s my primary motivation […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EID Division 5 candidate Charles Smith wants to protect our water

Running for the first time to be a board member on the El Dorado Irrigation District, Division 5, is El Dorado Hills resident Charles (Chuck) Smith. A retired business executive, Smith said he is running because he loves living in this county and wants to give something back. “This is a wonderful place to live,” Smith […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

CSD, DOT working on weeds

Weeds were back on the agenda at the Sept. 21 meeting of the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors. Following complaints from residents last year about the weedy condition of vacant parcels and county roads in Cameron Park, the board went to work updating its weed and rubbish ordinance, adding in penalties for those […]

October 04, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

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 ,
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