John & Loretta ready for the next chapter

Four years ago John Knight predicted he would soon replace his 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for the out-going District 1 El Dorado County supervisor, he found a way to address his wife Georgi’s complaints (she had to sit on a pillow in the driver’s seat) without giving up his beloved car. Georgi got her own Mercedes, […]

December 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch Dec. 13-19

Teen in trouble Dec. 12: A 13-year-old boy was cited for allegedly possession marijuana on a Silva Valley Road school campus. Housewarming surprise Dec. 13: Purchasers of an Arches Avenue home reported finding a firearm in the house. Deputies could not track down the weapon’s owner. Off with the dolly Dec. 14: Thieves swiped a […]

December 26, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Seniors treated to music, sweets, free lunch

Girl Scouts ages 6 to 13 years old sang Christmas carols to a roomful of seniors at the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore Senior Center last Friday morning. From new troops of Daisies to seasoned seventh-grade Cadets, “It’s been a decade-long tradition,” said Troop Leader Angela Nicholson. Her one troop started singing carols to seniors when her […]

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Community Needs Forum set

The Women’s Fund El Dorado is hosting its annual Community Needs Forum 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Dr. north of Placerville. The topics to be covered in this year’s forum were suggested by Women’s Fund members at last year’s forum. They include youth development, health and mental […]

December 26, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Top-ranked EDH schools aim to keep momentum

Despite lingering budget woes, Rescue Union and Buckeye Union School Districts are celebrating the fact that every one of their schools is far exceeding the state standards as measured by the Academic Performance Index . API is the cornerstone of California’s Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 and it measures the academic performance and growth […]

January 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

School district employee flushes out water bill problem

Christmas came early for Rescue Union School District this month after utility tech Jeremy Cooper’s good detective work recouped upwards of $83,000 for the district. For years district officials wondered why Pleasant Grove Middle School had larger water bills than the district’s other six campuses. Was there constant running water, or perhaps faulty sprinklers there? […]

December 26, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

SWR offers rehabbing overview class

Start the new year by learning more about all of your wild neighbors, and how to rehabilitate orphaned or injured wildlife, including rabbits, squirrels, foxes, skunk babies, fawns, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, hawks, owls, and numerous species of songbirds and other birds. Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s January class, Are you Ready to Rehab?, for prospective rehabbers will […]

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