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Mattie Alleva Meets El Dorado County Man She Credits With Saving Her After Crash

FILE PHOTO. Courtesy Flickr user Greg Clarke. http://www.flickr.com/photos/46018179@N00/5295400022/

A Folsom teen this week met the El Dorado County man who she says saved her life in a snowy accident last month on Highway 50.

Water Rates Could Be Rising For Some El Dorado County Residents

The El Dorado Water Irrigation District has implemented a voluntary call for reducing water usage by 30 percent. “If voluntary measures don’t work, then customers may start seeing a 15 percent surcharge,” says spokeswoman Mary Lynn Carlton. She says the matter will be discussed at the next board meeting on March 10. The district has

Avalanche Warning Issued for Sierra Mountains

An avalanche off Half Dome in Yosemite. Courtesy Flickr user somewheregladlybeyond. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89737738@N00/136266519/

This week’s rain and snow may have been long overdue because of the historic drought in California, but it also brought an adverse side: avalanche danger.

UPDATE: Search Called Off For Wreckage of 50-Year-Old Crash

The search of Folsom Lake lasted for almost a week before officials called it off Tuesday. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department says that though some interesting areas were identified, none could be confirmed to actually hold signs of the crash. Because of zero visibility and dangerous underwater obstructions, such as standing 50-60 foot tall

Placerville National Night Out Ranks Best in Country for Small Cities

Placerville's National Night Out trophy. Courtesy city of Placerville.

City officials have received some shiny recognition for the Placerville National Night Out event last year.

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