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Rescue Union School District’s waste of our money

EDITOR: Rescue Union School District’s board and superintendent seems to be bound and determine to waste taxpayers’ money. First, they purchase the EID property in February 2015 for a new school that, according to them, doesn’t have the infrastructure necessary to support a school, not to mention that it will cost $5 million to $8 […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Trump touching a nerve and making people nervous

Political pundits, pollsters and the old guard of the Republican Party are shocked by the resilient support businessman Donald Trump is receiving. “He’s touching a nerve in the country” has been the most recent explanation by his rivals and the media. Could that be the same nerve that propelled Republicans to sweep elections in 2012 […]

1 Comment / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Outstanding conservation and investing in community infrastructure

I want to start with a big “thank you” to our customers. There is a strong sense of community in the El Dorado Irrigation District’s service area and all of El Dorado County. Our community of ratepayers continues to step up in a strong way every week during this historic drought. For July and August — the […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: The Lone Ranger needs Tonto

My friend Steve Tapson provided the following Lone Ranger/Tonto conversation: “The Lone Ranger and Tonto were camping in the wilderness. After they got their tent set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, ‘Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?’ The Lone Ranger replies, ‘I […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: What is it you really want?

Lisa was worried about her parents who at 90 years old still lived in their own home. They admitted to slowing down and to Lisa and her sisters it was obvious. Mom no longer did much cooking. They admitted that they often only ate twice a day. They went to bed earlier and got up late. Dad’s personal care had […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Drug testing young athletes?

The issue of athletes taking performance-enhancing drugs to make them faster, stronger and focused is not new. Year after year we’ve seen mega-star football players, baseball players, professional cyclists, etc., fall from grace as they admitted to steroid and/or performance-enhancing drug use. What’s new, and alarming, is the issue of young athletes — high school students […]

Comments Off / September 09, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: Time trumps money

With back to school on many parents’ minds, a PTA note written by a mom of three from Texas has gone viral. In the note to school families, she bucks the traditional fundraisers for cash. She asks parents to check off how much money they’ll give for the year instead of time, including: I don’t […]

1 Comment / September 05, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »