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Message from EID: Ongoing drought resilience

On May 18 the State Water Resources Control Board approved modifications to its emergency conservation regulation to reflect improved water supply conditions and allow for more local decision making. The original regulation was adopted in May 2015 and required local water agencies to meet state-imposed water use reduction standards ranging from 4 percent to 36 […]

No Comment / September 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Re-elect John Knight

EDITOR: This election cycle, voters are getting inundated with presidential politics. Although their vote in the presidential election is very important, there is a local race that is of great importance. John Knight is running for re-election to the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 3. John has served in this capacity […]

No Comment / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s time for a facelift

In general, a facelift makes people look younger, a tad more attractive and it seems to lift people’s spirit. A facelift could be very valuable for the following reasons: People you owe money to will not recognize you at the shopping mall or elsewhere. For males, it’s easier to see under your chin to shave […]

No Comment / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Sustainable paths

Milestones are meant to be marked and remembered. One hard-won milestone — 25 years in the making — occurred on Aug. 2 when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the El Dorado Irrigation District entered into a Warren Act contract to allow EID to take 17,000 acre-feet per year of our Project 184 supplies from Folsom […]

No Comment / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: September 2016

The El Dorado Hills (Gilmore) Senior Center has been open since late-August 2006. Can you believe it’s been 10 years? You know what they say about time flying … an open house celebration is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16. September is a very busy month with the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Fall Activity Guide just here. […]

No Comment / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: The heart and soul of Gary Washburn

At the start of the Indianapolis 500 Jim Nabors, a native son of Indiana, traditionally sang “Back Home in Indiana.” Anyone familiar with Indiana understands the meaning behind the lyrics. The song pays tribute to the Hoosier State and portrays a sense of a carefree, simple life on the banks of the Wabash River, the […]

No Comment / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A better option of EID

EDITOR: Mark Twain popularized the saying “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” It meshes well with many claims about the El Dorado Irrigation District by current EID directors Greg Prada and Alan Day. One of the best resources for sampling and checking their advocacy is to review the litany of claims […]

No Comment / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »