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Fireside Chat: Let’s keep our money

In last week’s chat I voiced a few concerns about the movement to consolidate fire districts within El Dorado County and the potential financial impact on El Dorado Hills. As mentioned, the Rescue Fire Protection District Board of Directors and our fire board have just voted to explore the merits of EDH Fire annexing Rescue Fire. Of […]

1 Comment / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A hero’s bill

Rep. Tom McClintock introduced on Feb. 13 a bill to honor Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, a 2003 graduate of Union Mine High School who was killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Aug. 10, 2012. Called H.R. 979, the legislation aims to designate a mountain peak in the John Muir Wilderness as “Sky Point.” The […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Keep your negative mouth shut

When you research the teachings of American Indians, you keep running across the idea that it’s a good idea to avoid negative statements when you communicate with others. When you are tempted to say something negative, don’t complete the sentence. • In a marriage, both parties are tempted to fire back a negative statement, especially […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID helping voters? Yeah, right!

EDITOR: Shame on you Directors Osborne, Coco and George at the El Dorado Irrigation District. These three claimed that switching from odd to even year elections was “for the voters” but their actions proved the opposite. Thank you to Director Alan Day for fighting the good fight for us voters! While Day and virtually every […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News

Now that it’s almost spring (or has it been for the last month?), we hope to see you soon at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center.  You can sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fireside chat: And the benefits to EDH?

Currently, there are 13 independent fire districts serving El Dorado County’s western slope communities. A good majority of these fire districts are struggling financially and for a few years now the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors encouraged greater unity amongst the fire districts to try to keep them solvent and relevant. El Dorado Hills Fire’s annexation of […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Does boredom rule your life?

Look around your daily life. When was the last time newness entered your emotional world? Do you have the energy or the inclination to create newness? Do you believe you deserve an interesting or fun-filled life? • When you research American Indians’ “Rules of Life,” you will discover that they believe asking the right question […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »