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The interchange won’t destroy Clarksville

EDITOR:The Clarksville Region Historical Society is responding to the comments made by Sue Taylor at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 25 concerning items 70 and 72 relating to the Silva Valley interchange. Sue Taylor has every right to voice her opinion on any issue as long as her information is correct. In this […]

4 Comments / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Remember EID’s 2009 holiday greetings?

EDITOR:  As the El Dorado Irrigation District closes its first six months of 2013, an activist friend from Bass Lake asked for a copy of EID’s Dec. 17, 2009, Proposition 218 notice — the one that was overlooked in many people’s holiday mail but announced EID’s intention to raise rates 80 percent over five years. […]

1 Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Don’t give us all the credit

EDITOR Your news story June 3 about how Bill Center and I influenced the slow-growth movement in the county over the last two decades was a bit exaggerated (Darth Vader, Voldemort, light sabers?) and gave us far too much credit. For the record … a group called Taxpayers for Quality Growth led the effort on the […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Pride can only be earned

Can you tell what this is? It’s a clay gorilla, created in its entirety by my 7-year-old daughter. The school assignment was to create a rain forest animal at home and to search for facts for their first little research report. It was a great idea. I loved watching her learn how to take simple […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: Freedom in the balance

Three major developments have occurred within the last two months that are each disturbing by themselves, but extremely alarming when viewed together. The first was the revelation that for more than two years, one of the most powerful and feared agencies of the federal government was used to harass and intimidate individual Americans based upon […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

What about separation of church and state?

EDITOR: Although I may differ politically and socially from Sam Pierson and Todd White, I appreciate the freedom of speech that America embraces. I represent the tolerant, accepting, embracing American. Mr. White and Mr. Pierson should clearly be aware of the constitutional responsibility of separation between church and state. Simply, discussion of God, any God […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Reliving the past is OK — sometimes

Some of our readers have challenged my position that it’s better to let go of the past and live for the right now — the present. A little elaboration on my part may be necessary. • When I recommend “let go of the past,” I am referring to the negative past. Don’t spend energy reliving […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »