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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 »

Crib notes: What’s the point of youth sports?

Finally, someone’s speaking out on the increasing madness of youth sports. Last week the El Dorado Hills Community Services District notified parent coaches that a former professional athlete turned coach, now father of two, would be speaking at Harris Center for the Arts. During a national lecture tour promoting his book “Changing the Game: The […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | 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 »

Applause for EDUHS Board

EDITOR: We purchased a home in Blackstone in El Dorado Hills in early 2013 and soon learned that the high school boundary for our development was less than ideal. Even with two high schools closer in proximity, our children’s future high school experience would consist of being bused two hours round trip to Union Mine […]

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

Garden Guru: Aren’t we a pear?

Bradford Callery pear

A true sign of spring is always the proliferation of the white fluffy cloud-like explosion of blossoms in landscapes, parks and parking lots! The Callery pear tree helps herald in warmer weather after standing dormant for a few months each year. Botanically known as Pyrus calleryana, the most common variety in our area tends to […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fireside Chat: Let’s keep our money

In last week’s chat I voiced a few concerns about the movement to consolidate fire districts within El Dorado County and the potential financial impact on El Dorado Hills. As mentioned, the Rescue Fire Protection District Board of Directors and our fire board have just voted to explore the merits of EDH Fire annexing Rescue Fire. Of […]

1 Comment / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »