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20-acre fire burning in El Dorado County

PILOT HILL, Calif. — Cal Fire is fighting a 25-acre fire in the Pilot Hill area of El Dorado County. They are calling it the Equestrian Fire, according to the hashtag on Twitter. The fire is 50% contained as of 2:15 p.m. Cal Fire said in a tweet that "the...
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El Dorado County, CATahoe Daily Tribune

New suspect arrested in connection with 2019 killing

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested 40-year-old Justin Kremer Thursday after following up on new evidence regarding the 2019 death of Pleasant Valley woman Heather Gumina-Waters. Kremer, who has a South Lake Tahoe address, is suspected of being an accessory in Gumina-Waters’ disappearance and alleged...
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South Lake Tahoe, CAKTVN.com

Second Arrest Made in 2019 Murder of South Lake Tahoe Woman

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says a second arrest has been made in the 2019 murder case of a South Lake Tahoe woman. Officials arrested 40-year-old Justin Kremer as an accessory to murder Thursday in relation to the murder of Heather Gumina Waters. In 2019, Gumina Waters' body was reportedly...
El Dorado Hills, CAvillagelife.com

Lennar will appeal denial for more senior living

A new El Dorado Hills senior community, Heritage at Carson Creek Village 11, is now in the hands of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Lennar Homes’ proposal for an age-restricted residential village just south of its Heritage El Dorado Hills development was recently denied by the El Dorado County Planning Commission based on incompatible zoning uses, undesirable promotion of certain housing development types, lack of right-of-ways for a connective road to the Sacramento County area and insufficient driveway lengths.
El Dorado County, CAMountain Democrat

Guest column: Understanding the big city plan in a rural community

Recently, the Revolutionary Communist Party USA held a protest in Los Angeles against the local county sheriff’s office. The political party is claiming that Sheriff Villanueva and his officers are ‘treating homeless people like garbage and terrorizing Black and Brown people.” They further claim that law enforcement officers and military personnel are the enforcers of an oppressive, capitalistic society. Their recent march/protest in LA was held to “show the world we are getting organized now for real world revolution to overthrow the whole system these pigs enforce.”
Placerville, CAMountain Democrat

Junior Livestock Auction this weekend

The 2021 Junior Livestock Show & Auction takes place at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, June 18-20. The event is the culmination of months of hard work for local youth who have put time and a lot of effort into raising quality animals — rabbits, goats, sheep, pigs, cattle and poultry.
El Dorado County, CAMountain Democrat

Drive on: Countywide education transportation drivers celebrated

The El Dorado County Schools Transportation Council recently partnered with the El Dorado County Office of Education to host the Driver Appreciation Parade to demonstrate how much value school transportation teams contribute to education in El Dorado County. On the EDCOE main campus in Placerville, cars lined up under a balloon arch, were greeted with festively painted signs and El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala.
El Dorado County, CAMountain Democrat

Abuse of public recycling containers

Behind the Bel-Air grocery store in CameronPark is the El Dorado Disposal/Waste Connections recycling center. This is a service provided at no cost to those who wish to do the environmentally conscious thing with their recyclables — newspaper, cardboard, glass, etc. Instead, it has absolutely turned into a public dumping...
El Dorado County, CAvillagelife.com

EID to supply power to Pioneer

El Dorado Irrigation District and Pioneer Community Energy signed a contract for Pioneer to receive electricity from an EID hydroelectric facility over the next 10 years. The contract represents a mutually beneficial arrangement that meets EID’s non-rate revenue goals through hydroelectric generation while providing Pioneer with cost-effective, clean electricity for ratepayers in Placer and El Dorado counties.
El Dorado Hills, CAvillagelife.com

BBBS of Northern Sierra golf tourney a success

Big Brothers Big Sisters raised more than $100,000 for mentorship programs from the local nonprofit agency’s ninth annual Golf For Kids’ Sake fundraiser held in May. The monies raised will go to benefiting at-risk youth throughout the northern Sierra communities including El Dorado and Nevada counties and South and North Lake Tahoe areas plus the surrounding communities of Truckee, Kings Beach and Tahoe City.
Pioneer, CAvillagelife.com

Pioneer Energy coming next year

El Dorado County officials formally announced June 8 that the county has joined Pioneer Community Energy to bring businesses and residents a choice in electric generation providers starting January 2022. El Dorado County representatives approached Pioneer in summer 2020 expressing interest in receiving the benefits of the Pioneer community choice...
El Dorado County, CAMountain Democrat

Virtual Memorial Day a hit

A record number of persons viewed El Dorado County’s Memorial Day ceremony this past month. The virtual ceremony was viewed 35,000 times on Comcast cable channel 2, YouTube and on the El Dorado County Veterans Alliance, Veterans Affairs Commission, Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney and Recorder/Clerk’s Facebook pages, the El Dorado County Veterans Alliance reports.
El Dorado County, CAMountain Democrat

El Dorado Transit to maintain mask policy

With some state restrictions lifted Tuesday and more people getting back to work and other activities, El Dorado Transit will continue to comply with the federal mask mandate for public transportation, requiring passengers and staff to wear masks on board transit buses and vans. El Dorado Transit has been providing...
El Dorado County, CAMountain Democrat

Sheriff, DA’s offices obtain DNA tech

Bad guys beware, the El Dorado County sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices now have an automated nuclear DNA equipment (ANDE) rapid DNA analysis machine at their disposal. The ANDE machine will be able to analyze a DNA sample providing results in less than two hours, according to sheriff’s officials. The...