El Dorado County Neighborhoods Digest

Barton Avenue, 2nd Street Water Shut-Down, Stormwater Drainage Project


The city of South Lake Tahoe is building stormwater drains to address localized flooding and reduce runoff pollution on Barton and Helen avenues and 2nd Street. To accommodate this project, South Tahoe Public Utility District will be moving waterlines, which will result in some water shutdowns in the neighborhood.

Incline Village Board Separates with Manager Winquest


Despite pleas from the community, the Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees voted to approve a separation agreement with General Manager Indra Winquest.

El Dorado County Duo Arrested in Connection to Foresthill Burglary


A pair of El Dorado County residents allegedly involved in a burglary at the Foresthill Worton’s Market as well as a string of vehicle thefts have been arrested, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office social media post.

Nevada Governor Signs Bill to Silence 5 p.m. Minden Siren


A bill designed to silence the Minden siren was signed into law by Gov. Joe Lombardo after passing overwhelmingly in both the senate and the assembly.

Good Samaritan Builds Storage for Caldor Fire Survivors


Matt Nunley, former Intel software engineer found himself retired with a sawmill on his property and a newfound passion — building sheds for his neighbors who lost their homes, free of charge.

Farmers Markets Open for Season at Tahoe


There are several farmer markets at Lake Tahoe. Some are already underway, some are just getting started and some will be opening soon.

Free Yards Signs Offered to Tahoe Residents


Take Care Tahoe is taking on traffic safety by distributing free yard signs to the public that encourage drivers to “Take it Slow, Tahoe.”

Bright Spot on the Divide


One person who stands out in the minds of most who frequent the Georgetown Post Office is window clerk Allen Frazeur. He is humble when accolades are dished out for the exemplary way he does his job.

Spots Open on New LLAD Advisory Committee


The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors unanimously approved a new policy which lays the foundation and guidelines for creating a community-based Landscape and Lighting Assessment District Advisory Committee.

Grizzly Flat Seeking Federal Land


In partnership with El Dorado County, members of the South County Alliance want to build a community center and recreational park in the heart of the fire-torn town of Grizzly Flat.

Voters Favor Saunders, Seaman and Stovall


It’s looking like Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Directors Michael Saunders and Donna Seaman will continue to serve on the water district’s governing board, with newcomer Robert Stovall likely to join them as ballots are tallied in El Dorado County to fill three seats.

IOOF Hall Is Now a Historical Landmark


On Oct. 15 the IOOF Hall was dedicated as a California historical landmark. The event had originally been scheduled for Sept. 24, but was postponed because of the Mosquito Fire.

Locals Protest Lack of Post Office


Grizzly Flats still without post office after the previous PO was destroyed in the Caldor Fire. “All we get are rumors and promises,” charges area woman Cathie Adams.

Recovery an Uphill Struggle for Grizzly Flat Residents


It’s been more than a year since the Caldor Fire ravaged the Grizzly Flat community. Some fire victims have moved out of the area. For residents trying to recover from the devastation, rebuilding is on the horizon for some and out of reach for others.

Caldor Survivors’ Community Tool Shed Opens


Embracing the idea that “it takes a village” to rebuild after a disaster, the Caldor Survivors’ Community Tool Shed is coming to Somerset. This library-like lending resource will celebrate its grand opening on Aug. 19, one year after the Caldor Fire destroyed 406 residences and burned a total of 221,000 acres.

Grizzly Flat Residents Remember Caldor Fire


The Caldor Fire survivors of Grizzly Flat were reunited at Pioneer Park for an event hosted by the El Dorado West Slope Foundation, marking the day the blaze first sparked: Aug. 14, 2021.

Controversial Heritage Village Park Hit With New Problem


The new Heritage Village Park faces another delay: Rust is seeping up into the concrete courts. Previously, residents challenged the park’s 50-foot-tall sport court lighting.

Locals Begin a Push to Build a Grizzly Flat Community Center


Folks have talked about building a community center in Grizzly Flat for years. In the wake of the Caldor Fire, which hit the area hard, a fundraising effort has begun to make the idea a reality.

Light Fight Sparks More Debate at EDHCSD Board Meeting


The latest in a tussle over 50-foot light fixtures at the future Heritage Park has developer Lennar Homes offering to remove the lights for free. But El Dorado Hills Community Services District board members remain unconvinced.

Grizzly Flats Residents Show Their Resilience


Three out of four Grizzly Flat Community Services District employees lost their homes to the Caldor Fire. But like the rest of the community, they are working hard to get everything up and running.

Cool Dollar General Permit and EIR Approved by Board of Supes


El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to uphold the approval of the Cool Dollar General’s design review permit and environmental impact report, despite some community opposition to the 9,100-square-foot commercial building.

Volunteers Rally to Renovate 60-Year-Old El Dorado Hills Sign


The El Dorado Hills landmark along Highway 50 has its own Save Our Sign Committee, with fundraising efforts for a renovation recently approved by the Rolling Hills Community Services District Board of Directors.

Friends of Ski Run Donate Land for Neighborhood Park


The South Lake Tahoe City Council accepted a property donation to create a new community park on Ski Run Boulevard.

Volunteers Clean Up in South Tahoe


More than 180 volunteers picked up trash at 16 different locations around Lake Tahoe’s South Shore for the fifth annual Spring Clean event organized by Clean Tahoe.

Artists Invited to Visualize ‘Nature’s Solace’


Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery in Georgetown has announced the theme for its eighth invitational art show, to be held in September.

Bike Path Added to Dollar General Project in Cool


Developers of a Dollar General in Cool must pony up for a Class I bike path along Highway 49 to allay concerns about traffic congestion and pedestrian safety before the El Dorado County Planning Commission will approve the design plan.

Plans Fizzle for South Lake Tahoe Fireworks


Noting that pandemic concerns “are not yet completely in the rear-view mirror,” the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority has opted to cancel the 2021 Fourth of July “Lights on the Lake” fireworks.

Fairplay Hall Gets Helping Hand


The Fairplay-Aukum Community Hall is getting some needed rehabilitation from members of the Pioneer Volunteer Fire Association and Pioneer Fire Protection District.

IOOF Hall Gets a Little TLC


The Georgetown Rotary has been awarded two grants to renovate the IOOF Hall, built in 1859.