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Publisher’s ink: Location, location, location

When the Key West Citizen newspaper relocated from the heart of “Old Town” to the less commercialized side of the island in 1988, they had much working in their favor. Property values in the Florida Keys were running higher than the national average and this daily newspaper was sitting on almost a half-block of prime […]

No Comment / October 25, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

We need change on the fire board

I read the Fire Board incumbent’s comments. What I conclude is “trust me.”  As an observer of board and committee meetings, I can say the two gentlemen are good people.  hat’s not today’s issue. With their history of a decade of unlimited resources were they realistic? Have they demonstrated fiscal balance, reasonable employee benefits? The […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Fire board fiscally prudent?

I read with dismay your front page article on Oct. 17 implying the present fire board has exercised sound fiscal management. This is absurd given the extravagant compensation EDH firefighters receive. Their annual salary, overtime and education incentives average about $135,000 to $140,000 in addition to fully paid health care and an attractive retirement plan. […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Taxes and the voter guide

EDITOR: El Dorado County is supposed to be mostly Republican and more conservative. I was going over the Voter Guide and noticed a plethora of proposed taxes increases on the various ballot initiatives and even within our own county. I just received my property tax and saw the following supplemental taxes: Buckeye Elem Bond Election 06 EDUHS Bond- […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A taxpayer for Sherry & Craig Petersen

EDITOR: Mr. Christian failed to mention his expertise is grounded in his career as a firefighter. If I were a firefighter, and wanted to see the great pay and benefits continue to be offered in El Dorado Hills, I would probably draft a similar letter. But I’m just a taxpayer in El Dorado County. A […]

1 Comment / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Stretch in a new direction

Thirteen months ago, I ruptured my right Achilles heel playing basketball. Needless to say, the injury altered my life. Aside from the surgery, recovery and rehabilitation over the ensuing months, the injury caused me to reevaluate my exercise regimen. For the previous 15 years, my exercise regimen primarily focused on running. Getting my miles in […]

No Comment / October 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Cherokee life lessons

During the last two years, I have taught classes regarding Cherokee philosophy at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. While researching Cherokee history and philosophy, I created the following list of Cherokee life lessons, which I believe we can utilize to improve our everyday lives: • We learn more from negative experiences. • To enjoy […]

No Comment / October 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »