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My Turn: EID raises salaries and your rates

On Dec. 14, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted 3-2 to raise General Manager Jim Abercrombie’s salary by 10 percent ($18,000) and Chief Counsel Tom Cumpston’s by 8.7 percent ($15,000). Including pension and other benefits, Abercrombie’s new total compensation is about $298,000 per year and Cumpston’s is about $277,000. Abercrombie’s subordinate, HR manager […]

4 Comments / January 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rules of the road

EDITOR: I have been driving for 32 years and I have never seen so many people drive with their lights off when they should be on. Driving with your lights on at certain times of the day and when it rains is the law. People nowadays are in such a hurry they forget to stay back from […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: New beginnings are fun

It is that time of the year when I think about what I want to add to my life or subtract from my life. Most of the time, even years have been better than odd years in my life. Feeling better physically is my ultimate goal in 2016. I am still recovering from a stroke […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior news: January 2016

Happy New Year’s eve’s eve (get it!). Are you ready to head into 2016 with us? You should have received your new El Dorado Hills Community Services District Activity Guide in the mail a couple of weeks ago. We have 13 pages chock-full of Senior Center activities just for you. We hope you will join us in […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A bad fairy tale

EDITOR: Once upon a time a discovery was made, not gold, but danger in these hills. Naturally occurring asbestos in the land, not the fault of anyone, but a poor choice for profit if you own it. Some people say it can be found everywhere. True. The state rock is serpentine, they say. True. It […]

3 Comments / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Response to Mik’s statements

EDITOR: I am writing in response to Supervisor Mikulaco’s comments published on Nov. 15 in “Mik responds to recall notice.” I have been the owner of Lot 72 on Clarksville Road in Green Springs Ranch since 1986. This property is not only adjacent to the Dixon Ranch proposed project, it also happens to share a […]

3 Comments / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

California Rambling: Christmas arrives early in the Sierra

El Dorado County’s ski areas unwrapped an early Christmas present this autumn, experiencing their best start in a decade. “So far, it has snowed at least once a week,” said John Rice, general manager at Sierra at Tahoe. Rice shares an “optimistic” outlook for this year’s ski season with Kevin Cooper at Kirkwood and Cassandra […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »