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Don’t turn our fire department into ‘average’

EDITOR: I’m going to need some clarification on the Petersens plans to bring “smaller, more agile, ‘ambulance-like vehicles’” to El Dorado Hills. If their plan is to augment our current firefighter-paramedics responding to emergencies in fire engines, then I’m all for it. However, seeing as they plan on reducing our fire department budget, I don’t see how […]

2 Comments / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Petersens are uninformed

EDITOR: After reading the numerous errors in your article on Craig and Sherry Petersen’s plan to rebuild our fire department, I realized that someone who had actual fire and EMS experience needed to set the record straight. I’ll try to cover all the errors, but might run out of room. We staff, and operate, four […]

5 Comments / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EDH fire service doesn’t need ‘radical’ change

EDITOR: I’m writing to express my anger and frustration with recent statements made by two candidates for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. According to your article, Craig and Sherry Petersen are proposing significant changes to the delivery of emergency medical services within our district. There are so many errors and inaccurate statements that I […]

1 Comment / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Muse & Veerkamp have my vote

EDITOR: I have known Mary Muse and Lori Veerkamp for many years and had the privilege of serving with them on the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees. Mary and Lori are deeply committed to educating all students in a safe environment and providing them a rigorous curriculum and excellent career technology […]

3 Comments / October 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Educators fear deeper cuts

Driving around our expansive El Dorado County — sprawling from the valley up through the foothills and forests to Lake Tahoe — I am constantly amazed at the diversity and beauty of the terrain. I am equally impressed by the diversity of our school districts. Yet after a quarter century of striving to improve the […]

9 Comments / October 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Support the Petersens

EDITOR: Let’s put out the fire on runaway spending on our El Dorado Hills Fire Board. I’m voting for Sherry & Craig Petersen, and encourage everyone else to consider doing so as well. Much like at EID we have very long term incumbents that, despite a blistering Grand Jury report, seem to think things are […]

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Think before you vote for the Petersens

EDITOR: Sherry and Craig Petersen are running for the El Dorado Hills County Water District Board (El Dorado Hills Fire Department). Two people living in the same home and serving as elected officials on the same board are one step away from violating California’s open meeting law, otherwise known as the Brown Act. The Brown […]

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