10,000 New Homes are Coming to Western El Dorado County Line

[Sacramento Bee]

The city of Folsom has spent years laying the groundwork for a major city expansion on the rolling hills south of Highway 50. That leapfrog moment has arrived.

Crews have begun laying utility pipe, carving out new road alignments and plotting home sites south of the freeway for what officials say will be a city-sized area of 25,000 residents, ultimately pushing Folsom’s population past 100,000.

Scott Road, one of the main cross-freeway connectors, closed this week for the rest of the year to allow crews to extend water and sewer lines to the new area, and to allow for major road reconstruction...




Rubicon Trail Day Trip – June 2017

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 09, 2017 / comments

[Jon Crowley]

2017 has been an epic winter in Northern California with snow totals over 500 inches at one popular ski resort near South Lake Tahoe. So with that in mind, heading into the Rubicon Trail has been out of the question. In fact the trail was closed past the intertie were the trail from Wentworth Springs joins the trail coming from Loon Lake due to an ice dam. Well thanks to the volunteers and the Rubicon Trail Foundation, the ice dam was cleared and the trail opened after Memorial weekend.

Police Search home of former Lake Tahoe Humane Society Executive Director Niki Congero

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 09, 2017 / comments

[Tahoe Daily Tribune]

South Lake Tahoe Police Department executed a search warrant at the home of former Lake Tahoe Humane Society Executive Director Niki Congero last Thursday, June 1, as the investigation into her alleged embezzlement continues.

Congero was fired from her position in March after the nonprofit's board of directors was notified by its bank of irregular activity.

Benefit event to be held for paralyzed Cal rugby player from El Dorado Hills


Benefit event will be held this weekend for him in the El Dorado Hills where he grew up.

A Cal rugby player who became partially paralyzed during the team's championship game in Santa Clara is on the road to recovery.

A month ago, Robert Paylor, 20, fell on his head while playing in the championship rugby match. The fall left him paralyzed below the chest.

New video showed him in rehab, pedaling a specialized bike that uses electrical stimulation to move limbs in patients who have limited muscle control.

Paylor moved to a hospital in Colorado that specializes in spinal cord injuries just days ago, and he expects to be there for at least the next three months.

A GoFund Me page has gathered nearly $700,000 to support Paylor's rehabilitation.

Click here for more information about the event.

Click here to donate to the GoFund Me page set up to cover Paylor's medical expenses.



Sacramento Running Association Brings Half Marathon to El Dorado Hills

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 08, 2017 / comments


Inaugural Gold Country Half to be run on June 11 - The Sacramento Running Association, organizers of the California International Marathon, has partnered with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce to bring a new half marathon to El Dorado Hills. The inaugural Gold Country Half event will be held on Sunday, June 11.

The Gold Country Half will feature the half marathon distance along with a 5k and kids’ 1k run. All distances will start and finish at El Dorado Hills Town Center and will be run entirely in beautiful El Dorado County.