Sheriff’s grant to support Crisis Intervention Team

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant.  The award from the U.S. Department of Justice will be used to assist the sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team. The CIT is a group of deputies assigned to the Patrol Division who are specially trained in the […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Folsom powerhouse docents tour the past

Like some long-deserted city, the shoreline of the American River near Salmon Falls is littered here and there with the scattered remains of an old diversion dam and ditches. And though neglected, the dam hasn’t been forgotten. Visiting recently were docents from the Folsom Powerhouse along with Jenifer Padgett, a state Department of Parks and […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Mik gets community input

El Dorado County District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco launched his first town hall with a confession: “I’m an information junkie.” He received plenty of information and feedback as the 20-plus participants discussed everything from the sign ordinance to affordable housing to Bass Lake Regional Park plans. Here’s your sign El Dorado County officials are in […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 7-13

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Stolen Nov. 7: Someone took items from a Valley View Parkway garage. Open door Nov. 7: A theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on Frascati Drive. Vandals strike Nov. 8: Vandalism was reported at a bank-owned home on Normaton Drive. Taken Nov. 9: […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Scout builds outdoor classroom for Golden Hills School

Golden Hills students a staff recently recognized an alum who never forgot his years at the El Dorado Hills school. Jonathan Heideman of Boy Scout Troop 193 recently built an outdoor classroom there for his Eagle Scout project The Jesuit high school sophomore attended Golden Hills School from kindergarten through eighth grade and described the three […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Windsor Point Park officially open

Community leaders, a fire engine and even cupcakes made an appearance at Thursday’s Windsor Point Park ribbon cutting ceremony but a pick up soccer game really got the kids’ attention. The newest El Dorado Hills Community Services District Park on the corner of Francisco Drive and Schooner Drive had been a dream for a decade before […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

ARCO station gets the go-ahead

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors denied Green Valley Center owner Amy Anders’ appeal of the proposed AMPM slated for the corner of Green Valley Road and Sophia Parkway last week, conceptually approving the project with the addition of an acceptable drop lane or tapered entrance feature. The 2.12 acre site located on the southeast corner of […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,