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Gaines and Smith have my vote

EDITOR: Recently I was fortunate to have candidates Beth Gaines District 1 supervisor) and Charles Smith (EID board, Division 5) in my home for discussions. I was impressed by the knowledge they both had on important concerns in our district and county as whole. Water and law enforcement were two main topics. We got information from […]

6 Comments / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Experience, not politics

EDITOR: I prefer to vote for a candidate with experience, not a professional politician. For example, in the race for El Dorado County supervisor, District 1 in  El Dorado Hills, we have a candidate, John Hidahl, who has lived here for 38 years. He has served on the El Dorado Hills Fire Board and on many planning […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Response to the Buckeye Union School District settlement

EDITOR: The recent Buckeye Union School District’s teacher salary settlement was welcome news to our community, but union leader Austin Smith’s recent comment that “neither side” ended up “happy” is an inaccurate assessment of the outcome. The truth behind the dispute shows a very different story. Here are three undisputed facts that Mr. Smith doesn’t […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EDUHSD board failing

EDITOR: As a local parent, I want the best education for my two children. While our community has tremendous teachers at our high local schools, it’s clear the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees  and its district administrators are failing our students. Over the past 18 months our district has been shaken by […]

1 Comment / September 14, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Will my fellow EDH residents be fooled this November?

EDITOR: Healthy things grow. El Dorado Hills will continue to grow. The question is will the residents of El Dorado County, District 1, elect the candidate who will promote sensible growth? Will they check a box this November simply based on name recognition and expensive, glossy fliers … or will they realize that one candidate has a […]

1 Comment / September 14, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Re-elect John Knight

EDITOR: This election cycle, voters are getting inundated with presidential politics. Although their vote in the presidential election is very important, there is a local race that is of great importance. John Knight is running for re-election to the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 3. John has served in this capacity […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A better option of EID

EDITOR: Mark Twain popularized the saying “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” It meshes well with many claims about the El Dorado Irrigation District by current EID directors Greg Prada and Alan Day. One of the best resources for sampling and checking their advocacy is to review the litany of claims […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »