How Many People in El Dorado County Have Concealed Weapon Permits? 1 in 60

Woman at shooting range. Concealed weapon permits are on the rise in the area.

Concealed weapon permits are on the rise in the region, and about one in 60 people in El Dorado County have a CCW permit to carry a concealed weapon — 2,500 at the end of 2015, according to reporting by the Sacramento Bee. “Our agency has changed our policy to still be compliant with state

Like Other Local Departments, El Dorado County Has its Own Military-Style BEARCAT Vehicle

Courtesy El Dorado County Sheriff's Department

As the world’s attention has turned to protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, some have criticized the use of equipment meant for battlefields by local police. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is among the local agencies using equipment that once belonged to the U.S. military, and has received at least one mine-resistant vehicle, an armored vehicle,

Kids Escape School Bus Crash With Minor Injuries; DUI Suspected

Courtesy CHP

Children were injured Thursday morning when a school bus was hit head-on by a driver who now faces charges of driving drunk, authorities said. The California Highway Patrol said the five injured kids “suffered minor complaint of pain injuries” after the crash on Grizzly Flat Road in Somerset. CBS Sacramento and the Sacramento Bee reported the

Sand Fire Fundraiser Set for Aug. 22

A map of the Sand Fire as of July 30. Courtesy CalFIRE.

El Dorado County residents who want to help neighbors affected by last month’s 4,200-acre Sand Fire will get the chance next week.

Bear Burned in Wash. Wildfire Taken in by El Dorado County Rescue Group

CBS Sacramento screen shot

A bear burned in a Washington wildfire is recovering in South Lake Tahoe, and she’s not alone. Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care took in two new bears this week and is now caring for 11 – the most it’s ever had at once, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports.

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