Wildfire smoke advisory

The King Fire is creating smoky conditions in some areas of El Dorado County, prompting the county’s Air Quality Management District and Health and Human Services Agency – Public Health Division to issue an advisory. Officials expect that El Dorado County may continue to be affected on an intermittent basis for quite some time. Smoke […]

September 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

King Fire continues to grow

Update: The acreage burned by the King Fire has climbed to 18,544 acres as of Wednesday morning. It remains at 5 percent containment. Two injuries have been reported, and 2,448 structures (1,632 residences) have been threatened, according to an Inciweb update. The California Highway Patrol Facebook originally stated the fire had crossed over Highway 50 near […]

September 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Italy on Wheels a hidden gem

FOLSOM — The Mountain Democrat’s own Ken Deibert perhaps said it best when he described the third annual Italy on Wheels car, motorcycle, scooter and bicycle show at the Murer House Museum in Folsom as a “hidden gem.” An estimated 300-400 people of all ages filled the parking lot and park along with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, […]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Come on out for summer finale

Say goodbye to summer at the annual Saturday Night in the Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20. Hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, the event coincides with the last concert at Community Park for the 2014 season. Cover Me Badd, […]

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

CSD pavilion gets a makeover

With the finishing touches complete, approximately 200 residents came out to see the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion’s new look last week. A popular meeting space for community organizations including the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and Vision Coalition, the 24-year-old pavilion is also where CSD […]

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Planning Commission halts Town Center apartments

Last Thursday the El Dorado County Planning Commission denied plans to build a 250-unit luxury apartment complex in Town Center in the project’s current form, yet the commission’s recommendations for revisions were mixed. Stockton-based developer A.G. Spanos Companies requested to increase the maximum residential density allowed in the General Plan from 24 dwelling units per […]

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Slow Ride rolls for a good cause

Just out of high school in Idaho years ago, Steven Poindexter landed a job as a gravedigger. He didn’t know he would soon be burying one of his buddies from school, killed in Vietnam. “That’s when I became patriotic,” said Poindexter, 61, of Pollock Pines, who three years ago decided to organize an event to […]

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,