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Strike likely at EDHCSD

Eight months after new, three-year contracts were supposed to be finalized the union representing full-time employees at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District says it won’t settle for the district’s “last, best and final offer.” Employees are asking for a 15 percent raise over three years and an increase in cash in lieu of benefits to […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EID board approves emergency repair contracts

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved two emergency-related repair contracts totaling $800,000 at its Feb. 27 meeting. The contracts are a down payment on what staff estimate will be $10 million to $15 million in repairs to district infrastructure as a result of recent storms. Staff will meet with the Governor’s Office of […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

The Spirit of Benny races toward sixth year

The vibrant spirit of a local boy lives on during the annual Spirit of Benny 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk every March in Placerville. This year’s race, slated for Saturday, March 18, will start at 330 Fair Lane and continue down the scenic El Dorado Trail. In its sixth year, the event honors the brief […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Student of the Month: Luke Altom

Lakeview Elementary School fifth-grader Luke Altom was named the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month in February. Calling Luke, 10, kind and enthusiastic, teacher Roxanne Simmons commended her student for his “high personal and academic standards.” She told the club Luke “eagerly accepts challenges.” Principal Kathy Miracle said Luke is an […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Nominate a Senior of the Year

Do you know an outstanding older adult or a married couple 60 years or older who have performed exemplary work in El Dorado County as a volunteer? Consider nominating them for the Senior of the Year award, which will be presented by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on May 16 at the board chambers, 330 Fair Lane in Placerville, hosted […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Scout’s project invites students to take a seat

Oak Ridge freshman Carson Jamieson recently earned his Eagle Scout rank. His Board of Review was Jan. 3 and his Court of Honor is being planned for this spring. Carson, 15, joined Boy Scouts as a Tiger Cub when he was in first grade. He is a member of Troop 645. For his Eagle project, […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Property damaged in storms elligible for property tax relief

Property damaged in the recent winter storms are eligible for immediate property tax relief, according to El Dorado County Assessor Karl Weiland. Provisions of the Revenue and Taxation code immediately reduce the assessed value in recognition of loss caused by storm damage, Weiland said. In order to qualify for relief,the loss in value must exceed $10,000 and a […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,
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