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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 »

Trashy letter

EDITOR: Why would you allow and publish Joyce Pogue’s distasteful (letter)? How about submitting articles of substance instead of demeaning trash to a readership of intelligent and educated people. BARBARA ELLIS El Dorado Hills

Comments Off / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Thanks, DSA

EDITOR: With all the craziness involving police officers going on in the U.S., I would like to bring something positive to the conversation. I recently graduated from Valley Christian Academy in Roseville and heard that the Deputy Sheriffs Association in El Dorado County was giving out scholarships. Even though I had sent in my request after the DSA […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »