Michael Raffety

Day finds squeaky chair

New El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Alan Day found his chair a little squeaky after he was sworn in Dec. 12 along with Directors George Osborne and Bill George. At the public forum at the start of Monday’s meeting El Dorado Hills resident Paul Raveling criticized Day for having an “anti-EID website” and […]

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EDH sewer lift station to get facelift

A sewer lift station in El Dorado Hills will get a nearly $1 million facelift and none too soon. “Extremely, extremely bad” is how Wastewater/Recycled Water Division Manager Vicki Caulfield described the Timberline lift station. “This is an emergency. We’re not waiting,” said Director George Wheeldon. “We have to replace these things before they fail. […]

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Cartoonist coming to Democrat office

Rubes cartoonist Leigh Rubin will appear at the Mountain Democrat 6:30p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. This is Rubin’s second appearance at the Mountain Democrat, who proved a popular and entertaining speaker last year for more than an audience of more than 100. Rubin began his cartooning career in 1978 by establishing his own greeting card company, […]

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Emotional farewell for Harry Norris

In a special meeting before the regular meeting Nov. 14 the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution praising outgoing Director Harry Norris. “I find that you have been the most frugal member of this board,’ said Director Bill George. “This board has been criticized. We’re not perfect. We’re as perfect […]

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Small turnout for EID workshop at community center

On a night that saw the Texas Rangers take a 3-2 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, El Dorado Irrigation District General Manager Jim Abercrombie had a quiet evening at the Cameron Park Community Center. He came to explain the newly completed Cost of Services study and answer questions. The audience […]

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EDH treatment plant boosts capacity

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A year and a half of construction at a cost of $8 million and now the El Dorado Hills Water Treatment Plant has increased its capacity 33 percent. But the biggest benefit of the Phase 1B upgrade is the eliminationof chlorine gas. The chlorine gas, used to kill bacteria, had always left El Dorado Irrigation […]

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