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May statewide residential water conservation at 28 percent

The State Water Resources Control Board recently announced that Californians cut residential water use by 28 percent in May in comparison with the amount of water used in May 2013. According to the SWB, cumulatively local water suppliers have saved 1.6 million acre feet in the 12 months since mandatory conservation goals began — enough […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID’s Abercrombie on medical leave

Jim Abercrombie

The El Dorado Irrigation District board appointed General Counsel Tom Cumpston as acting general manager at a special closed-door meeting on July 7 while General Manager Jim Abercrombie is out on medical leave. Abercrombie has been with EID since 2009 as its general manager. He is a registered civil engineer with a master’s in business administration. He previously worked at […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID refinances, takes on more debt

With an improved bond rating in the bank, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to refinance up to $25 million in revenue bonds at a lower interest rate as well as to issue up to $57 million in new debt in the form of Certificates of Participation at its June 27 meeting. […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID looks at solar/hydro power boosts

The need to invest in more energy generating projects was on the May 23 El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors’ meeting agenda. At previous meetings board members, in particular Directors Dale Coco and George Osborne, expressed concern that energy costs could double by 2020 due to the state’s goal of promoting renewable energy sources. The district spends 10 percent […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bass Lake projects get revised

The El Dorado County Planning Commission recently approved revisions and one-year extensions of subdivision maps for three different housing developments, all of which are included in the Bass Lake Hills Specific Plan. Submitted by BL Road, LLC, a 114-unit residential development called Hawk View and 113-unit called Bell Ranch are to be constructed in El Dorado Hills. […]

Comments Off / May 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CPCSD gets financial check-up

Looking under the hood, consultants hired by the Cameron Park Community Services District provided a five-year forecast and financial assessment to the Board of Directors at its April 20 meeting. Presented by Paul Rankin, a senior advisor with the consulting firm of Regional Government Services, the report provides a snapshot of the district’s general fund financial status and identifies […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Flying high: 50 years in the blue sky

Pilot Bob Jerauld sits in his Dova DV-1 light sport plane at the Cameron Airpark. He recently received an award from the Federal Aviation Administration for 50 years of flying without incident. Cameron park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Age is no barrier to Cameron Park pilot Bob Jerauld, who, at 82, is still doing what he loves — flying. The recent recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration, Jerauld earned the award for flying for 50 years without an accident or FAA violation and maintaining his pilot’s license continuously […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »