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EID general manager responds

EDITOR: In the recent letter to the editor “EID board ignores ratepayers’ protests” Darwin Throne indicated that the El Dorado Irrigation District board ignored the many ratepayer protests voiced during the Jan. 11 rate hearing. The board and staff listened very carefully to the approximately 30 people who voiced their concerns at the three-hour hearing — both […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News: February 2016

Valentine’s luncheon Our annual Valentine’s luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12. We are still taking reservations. Join us for yummy food, great entertainment and awesome door prizes. Call the Senior Center to hold your spot. What’s Happening in February We almost don’t have enough room here to tell you about all of the programs […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Move forward after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Deon Batchelder, MA, CMC Mr. and Mrs. Jones are both retired and avid travelers. On a recent trip to New York, Mrs. Jones noticed her husband had a slight shuffle to his walk, which she hadn’t noticed before. Mr. Jones said he felt fine; however, he felt his joints were a bit stiff and attributed it to his […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID board ignores ratepayers’ protests

EDITOR: The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors has again shown its disdain for ratepayers by voting 3-2 for a 21 percent rate increase. Directors Alan Day and Greg Prada emphatically claimed that no rate hike was required. The board meeting was attended by many disgruntled ratepayers objecting to the increase. Directors George Osborne, Dale Coco […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID execs should not get raises

EDITOR: Having read about pay raises for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s general manager and chief counsel,and their benefits over time I say there is no way there should be such a thing. In these times, considering the costs of neglected repair/renovation to EID infrastructure and the burden of costs passed on to the citizens, […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: I am starting a vampire club

One morning last month, when I got out of bed at 5:30 a.m., I twisted my knee when I stood up, fell down and fell into the nightstand next to the bed. I realized immediately that my front teeth hit the top of the nightstand. When I stood up I checked to see if my teeth […]

Comments Off / January 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: A winter wonder … camellia

Camellias should be moist at all times, but caution should be taken against their being wet at all times. Too much water, too often, will cut off the air the roots must have. Photo by Brent Dennis

What can make the New Year any happier? Certainly the colorful show of winter blooming shrubs within our landscapes and gardens brings delight to our eyes. A particular favorite of mine happens to be the camellia. I have always found it to be botanically intriguing that many of the varieties of camellia rely on a […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »