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Billingsley’s Bullets: Marriage makes me laugh

I’ve recently been speaking to a couple of groups about “The Fun of Being Married.” While researching the subject, I ran across some funny comments regarding marriage, such as the following. Danny Archuleta provided the following “Men Are Just Happier People” quotes: • “When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in […]

No Comment / May 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

C.L. Raffety for Treasurer-Tax Collector

Sometimes, in choosing a political candidate to vote for, it’s really as simple as voting for the one most qualified for the position. In the race for Treasurer-Tax Collector, it is obvious that it is C.L. Raffety. In the position since 1985, Raffety obviously has the experience necessary for the job. In her first term, […]

No Comment / May 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: Middle school phone wars

The verdict is still out whether or not the MTV effect will work on my sixth-grader. When I was his age my mom delayed letting me watch MTV long enough that by the time I had the freedom to watch it, I’d never developed the habit and lost interest. My son still doesn’t have a […]

2 Comments / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Talk Supe with Mik: Wrangling the Wild west, only this time it’s airplanes

I am humbled and honored to take on the issues of District 1 of El Dorado County and represent El Dorado Hills/Bass Lake/parts of Cameron Park as well as El Dorado County as a whole. On a daily basis as a full-time job I deal with many pressing issues from land use to public health […]

No Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Open letter to the El Dorado County supervisors

EDITOR: I am writing to you today as an El Dorado County resident to express my point of view on the various ballot initiatives that are being circulated in the county that are attempting to put measures on the ballot to restrict the 1.03 percent growth/development called for in the current El Dorado County General […]

4 Comments / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID’s $49 small farm rate

EDITOR: EID’s $49 per acre foot small farm water rate has barely increased since 2008 while residential rates have sky-rocketed to $829 per acre foot. In 2009, EID reduced the small farm rate 37 percent. In 2012, EID reduced the small farm rate another 15 percent. EID’s two major small farm rate reductions in 2009 […]

No Comment / May 04, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Is your marriage silent?

Marriages where there is a lot of talking and listening seem to fare better than silent marriages. When I make this statement, I am talking about positive talking and listening. Yelling at each other is not productive and usually ends with insults or hurt feelings. The Cherokee advocate that, before you open your mouth, consider […]

No Comment / May 04, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »