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Mike Roberts

Fire board finalizes 2011-12 budget

Grand jury response, Folsom’s annexation plans also discussed The El Dorado Hills Fire Board adopted its nearly $15 million final budget for fiscal year 2011-12 at its Thursday meeting. The final budget includes several significant changes from the preliminary budget, including an additional $390,000 in property tax revenue — the result of actual tax revenues for 2010-11 […]

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Gertsch defends HR manager

CSD Board President Guy Gertsch responded to local media allegations that Human Resources Director Tracey Lynn Lowry either hired or promoted friends, family members and even her own nanny. Lowry was the alleged whistleblower in the district’s charges against General Manager John Skeel, who’s in the process of being reinstated. Gertsch confirmed that Lowry’s husband […]

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Board airs Skeel’s reinstatement plan

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors divulged a little more information about the plan to reinstate General Manager John Skeel at last week’s regular board meeting. “There’s currently no time frame for the remediation plan,” Board President Guy Gertsch said in a prepared statement.”John and the board ask for your patience […]

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Taken too soon: Family remembers Jennifer Tegley

The entryway of the Tegley family home was filled with flowers, providing some color during a dark time. Jim and Michelle Tegley lost their 18-year-old daughter Jennifer on Aug 29, 10 months after she was diagnosed with cancer. The flowers came from the memorial service that nearly overflowed Lakehills Covenant Church Sept. 3. A photo […]

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Coffee with a mission

Retired fireman’s family coffee business serves local non-profits and women-run coffee farms in developing countries. Coffee roaster Dennis Planje enjoys telling people that he lives between the first and the second crack. Just ask him. The retired fireman will explain how the water inside a green coffee bean suddenly boils off right around 400 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

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