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Supes confirm Dixon Ranch denial

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors reaffirmed its decision to deny the Dixon Ranch development on Feb. 28 as findings behind the project’s rejection were presented to the board for consideration. The project off Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills was to include 605 homes with approximately 160 of them restricted to older adults. The board […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Storm damage repair costs in the millions

Recent severe winter storms in El Dorado County collapsed roads and culverts, buckled bridges and created enormous potholes. The damage resulted in 22 emergency projects estimated to cost around $14.3 million … so far. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting Feb. 27 to get the latest information from staff and public […]

March 03, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

Jackson Elementary celebrates 50 years

Jackson Elementary staff, administration and families will celebrate the school’s golden anniversary at a dinner and auction gala Saturday, March 4. Memories will be shared, milestones will be celebrated and a fixture of the Jackson community, who will retire this spring, will be honored. When Jackson Elementary opened its doors in September 1967 there were […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Strike likely at EDHCSD

Eight months after new, three-year contracts were supposed to be finalized the union representing full-time employees at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District says it won’t settle for the district’s “last, best and final offer.” Employees are asking for a 15 percent raise over three years and an increase in cash in lieu of benefits to […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EID board approves emergency repair contracts

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved two emergency-related repair contracts totaling $800,000 at its Feb. 27 meeting. The contracts are a down payment on what staff estimate will be $10 million to $15 million in repairs to district infrastructure as a result of recent storms. Staff will meet with the Governor’s Office of […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

The Spirit of Benny races toward sixth year

The vibrant spirit of a local boy lives on during the annual Spirit of Benny 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk every March in Placerville. This year’s race, slated for Saturday, March 18, will start at 330 Fair Lane and continue down the scenic El Dorado Trail. In its sixth year, the event honors the brief […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Student of the Month: Luke Altom

Lakeview Elementary School fifth-grader Luke Altom was named the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month in February. Calling Luke, 10, kind and enthusiastic, teacher Roxanne Simmons commended her student for his “high personal and academic standards.” She told the club Luke “eagerly accepts challenges.” Principal Kathy Miracle said Luke is an […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,
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