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 […]

County supes back area farm

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed with planning commissioners in supporting 4 Directions Farm near Latrobe. Some neighbors of the nearly 60-acre parcel had appealed the Planning Commission’s April approval of a conditional use permit for the property. Citing increased traffic concerns and narrowness of access roads, Thomas R. Schultz, representing other residents Willis […]

EDH residents challenge Folsom development plans

El Dorado Hills residents whose homes back to the Folsom boundary south of the freeway rallied to thwart a plan last week as construction on the first phase of the Folsom South Area Plan to build 10,000 homes gets under way.

Residents in the Rolling Hills Community Services District jurisdiction, including Stonebriar, Shadow Hills Estates and Springfield Meadows, asked for a special meeting with their Board of Directors after learning that sleepy Prima Drive would be jutted west to create a 25 mph, two-lane access road to connect the first new development, Folsom Heights, to El Dorado Hills.

Seniors get high-tech surprise

At the monthly El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting in May, Moni Gilmore Senior Center liaison Yvonne Griffin said something in her regular update that perked up directors’ ears. Attendance drastically dropped since the center’s television had stopped operating in April. Director of Recreation Jill Ritzman described a frustrating scenario of long hours waiting for tech support and a warranty on the two-year-old television that wasn’t honored.

In less than 24 hours, EDHCSD General Manager Kevin Loewen rallied parks supervisors to purchase and install a 70-inch television in the popular facility.

Connector JPA gets new executive director

MATHER — The Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors on a unanimous vote has named Derek Minnema the agency’s new executive director. He replaces the retiring Tom Zlotkowski, who had served as executive director since 2008. Minnema previously led the delivery of dozens of Sacramento region transportation projects valued at more than […]

Half marathon a hit

The Gold Country Half delivered El Dorado Hills’ inaugural half marathon with a combination of a strong hometown vibe and sense of community with first-class race operations and a talented elite field. Runners in the half marathon, 5k and Kid’s K gathered in the El Dorado Hills Town Center before heading out on the courses […]

Oak Ridge seniors earn chamber scholarships

This year the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce awarded four scholarships of $750 each to graduates who plan to continue their education at a university, college or technical school. “It is such an honor to be able to bring a little support to these four El Dorado Hills students. We understand that they are […]