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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

EDITOR: April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. While those with Parkinson’s, like my husband, Ron, and their families are aware of the disease every day of every month of every year, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease doesn’t have to be perceived as the end of someone’s active life. Instead, it can be the beginning of a […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Building and water

EDITOR: We read every day about our water crisis. Why are the counties and cities still building? In El Dorado County we have 33,000 homes, apartments and commercial buildings in the works. In Folsom they are building 10,000 homes south of Highway 50. North Sac is beginning to building in the Natoma area. My 6-year-old grandson can […]

Comments Off / April 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Boycott Red Hawk Casino

EDITOR: In reading and talking with neighbors it seems that the Miwok Indian Tribe of Shingle Springs is not interested in being a good neighbor and plans to go ahead with their 29-lane outdoor shooting range. Let’s send them a clear message and boycott their casino. Nothing would send a clearer message than lost revenue […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Gun range could ruin Shingle Springs

EDITOR: Usually once or twice a week I have the privilege of driving my children to their elementary school. A very special school nestled in rolling green hills and under the shadows of century old oak trees. Sometimes it feels a bit like driving back in time. Shingle Springs is a uniquely beautiful place to […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Asking the tribe to be a good neighbor

EDITOR: A 29-lane, outdoor commercial gun range and tactical live-fire shoot house is being built by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians on recently acquired, off-reservation trust land located at the southeast corner of Highway 50 and Shingle Springs Drive. The proposed range will be within 1,000 yards of two public elementary schools and […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Who cares?

EDITOR: Who cares about El Dorado County? Who cares how many housing tracts and houses are built in El Dorado County? Who cares about how congested the roads become, and how many new streets are planned and how many will be widened to four lanes? Who cares about the drought and plants that die out? Large […]

1 Comment / March 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Thanks for giving parents the choice

EDITOR: On Feb. 10, 2015, the El Dorado Union High School District Board voted unanimously in favor of a dual boundary attendance zone for the Blackstone community in El Dorado Hills. Parents will now have a choice to send their children to either Ponderosa or Union Mine High School based on the best interests of […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »