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Guest column: Investments in Sierra forests crucial for future water supply

The two of us have many differences. One of us is Republican, the other a Democrat. One represents a sprawling rural district, the other predominately comprised of suburban communities. And to be sure, there is plenty we do not agree on. But one area we are in total agreement is the many benefits that flow […]

No Comment / September 04, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

‘Book’ smart Trojans rip Vista del lago

Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program made quick work of visiting Vista del Lago Friday night, shutting out the Eagles in a 38-0 preseason route. Sophomore quarterback Ian Book put in a clinic in accuracy during his debut, completing 15 of 18 passes en route to throwing for 259 yards and three touchdowns. “Ian had […]

No Comment / September 01, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Consider native plants for your garden

By Deborah Nicolls El Dorado County Master Gardener If you are thinking about putting in new landscaping or just enhancing your existing yard, why not consider native plants? There are native plants for every situation in your garden. There are plants that do well in shade, many that do well in full sun and others […]

No Comment / August 29, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Updated: EID responds to candidates statements

Following the forum last week for candidates wanting to serve on the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors, EID was asked to respond to the information provided. Below are the submitted comments. EID officials added that if something was not responded to, that means they either have no comment or will provide a comment […]

5 Comments / August 26, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local youth recognized for tireless community service

Hands4Hope volunteers were recently honored for their efforts to make a difference in the community. Courtesy photo

More than 100 people applauded local students at Hands4Hope’s fifth annual Youth Recognition Dinner on Saturday night, Aug. 17, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Youth volunteers with Hands4Hope were recognized for collectively dedicating 6,700 hours of service to those in need in our community over the 2012-13 year. Additionally, several local youth […]

No Comment / August 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

My turn: Taxpayers speak out against unjust fire tax

For the second time in as many years, the state of California is mailing hundreds of thousands of fire tax bills to rural Californians who live in the so-called State Responsibility Area. The bills hit mailboxes even as the class action lawsuit I’m backing has finally received a green light to move forward. As Jon […]

No Comment / August 22, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Youth Commission now accepting applications

Attention high school and middle school students who are interested in making a difference in their community: The El Dorado County Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Students interested in the opportunity to have a positive impact on their community are invited to apply. Applications are available at your high […]

No Comment / August 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »