Buckeye approves third Montessori charter

Buckeye Union School District officials recently approved an additional charter Montessori school. Rising Sun Montessori Charter will open in August 2014 to serve 75 students in first through sixth grades, said school board chair Robin Saia. The school will add to its enrollment numbers and serve students through eighth grade by its fourth year. Classrooms […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Settling road worries residents

“It’s not a sinkhole,” El Dorado County Department of Transportation Deputy Director of Maintenance Don Spear said of a visible roadway blemish along Francisco Drive. “It’s just the road settling over the sewer lines,” Spear explained. “It’s not a hazard.” Earlier this month, DOT received calls from worried residents who feared the worst — a sinkhole […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Overnight standoff ends with arrest

An overnight standoff ended with a parolee’s arrest in El Dorado Hills Friday morning. On Feb. 13, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a subject wanted for alleged parole violation was living in El Dorado Hills, according to a sheriff’s press release. Deputies also received information that the suspect might have had […]

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Poster contest winners

Young students showed off their drawing skills and fire safety smarts, submitting excellent posters for the 2013 El Dorado Hills Fire Department Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” Contest winners Hailey Ronan, an Oak Meadow Elementary second-grader, and Aileen Choe, Silva Valley Elementary fourth-grader, recently received their awards ($50 Target gift cards) […]

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Pastor Chris Milbrath embraces God, foothill living

How do you invite God into your heart? Pastor Chris Milbrath remembers his “coming to Jesus moment” well. “I was leading a pretty self-destructive life … making a lot of poor choices,” Milbrath said. While studying at UC Irvine, the then 21-year-old met several Christian students who inspired him to make a change. “I sensed […]

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Teens engage Rotary audience

Nine El Dorado Hills teens participated in the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual speech contest Wednesday, sharing their thoughts on this year’s theme: Engage Youth … Change Lives. Oak Ridge High School sophomore Mathew Cruz, 15, took home first place, winning $200 and a spot in the regional semifinal. That competition will take place at […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 7-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Smash and grab Feb. 7: A Thief busted out a vehicle’s window on Gillett Drive and stole  purse. Gate crasher Feb. 8: Vandals damages a security gate on Powers Drive. Getaway car Feb. 9: Burglars broke into a Walton Place resident, stole several items […]

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