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EID passes 7 percent wage hikes

EDITOR: Despite protest of Director Alan Day and five ratepayer advocates, on Feb. 25 the board of the El Dorado Irrigation District passed three years of 7 percent annual wage hikes for its employees. EID employees already receive wage and benefits averaging $127,000 annually. And EID further has the second worst unfunded pensions of all […]

1 Comment / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

New Morning is here to help

EDITOR: It was around this time of year that we first lost our first local youth to suicide in 2012. Sadly, it was by no means the last. And nationwide, suicide accounts for 13 percent of all deaths of youths between the ages of 10 and 24. In the wake of such tragedies, people naturally […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

It seems to me …

EDITOR: The 690th public meeting of the El Dorado Hills Fire Board was held Jan 17. The public did not attend. It should. The independent auditor affirmed that the actual pension obligation incurred by the current labor contract will have to be carried as what it is, debt. The board brags it has no debt. […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Enforce the gun laws we have

EDITOR: Rather than rushing through purposely-vague “gun control” laws, aimed at eventual confiscation, we must start with proper enforcement of current law — which isn’t happening. VP Joe Biden, perhaps in a Freudian slip, recently said something significantly disturbing: “We need more gun laws, because we don’t have time to enforce the ones we have!” […]

2 Comments / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Our Sheriff’s Department is faithful to the Constitution

EDITOR: Dear Mr. Vice President, I am the elected sheriff of El Dorado County, California, and as such am sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I was also elected by the people of El Dorado County […]

11 Comments / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The community’s support has been tremendous

EDITOR: In this season of giving and hope, our family would like to take the opportunity to thank the people of El Dorado County for the amazing support that has been given to us. On Aug. 5, our son Zach suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident, which changed the course of our […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

In appreciation of our Sheriff’s Office

EDITOR: Having just completed the 14 weeks of the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy, I had planned to write a letter stating how impressed I was not only with the Sheriff’s Office dedication to our safety, but of the support, team work and pride they share for the department as a whole. Now upon learning of this […]

Comments Off / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »