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Billingsley’s bullets: Bad tempers create eggs

If you live with a person who has a bad temper, you live a life of continuous anxiety. Bad-tempered people put everyone on edge. Everyone around them is waiting for the fuse to blow and is hoping they’re not going to be on the receiving end of the anger. In fact, they almost feel relieved […]

No Comment / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rafting the Northwest Territory of El Dorado County

Imagine the excitement Meriwether Lewis and William Clark experienced when they ventured down the Columbia River in present day Washington state on their grand expedition westward into the Northwest Territory. Theirs was to seek a water route across North America and explore the uncharted West. Our own Lewis and Clark expedition shoved off from Coloma […]

No Comment / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Pooch Plunge a tail-wagging success

EDITOR: It was ‘Dogs Gone Wild’ Aug. 20 at the third annual Pooch Plunge at Cameron Park Lake, sponsored by El Dorado Dog Owners Guild and the Cameron Park Community Services District. Attendance was high as 161 dogs from 16 surrounding communities did a fantastic job running, jumping and splashing their way to another fun-filled, […]

No Comment / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A new ‘Day’ for EID?

On Oct. 11 Harry Norris and EID’s board again reviewed General Manager Abercrombie’s proposed 28 percent residential water rate increase for 2012. There was a lot of bickering by different board members over which ratepayer segments should receive preferential rate breaks … but neither Harry or anyone else said “enough is enough, let’s truly cut […]

2 Comments / October 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Please address the public’s concerns

EDITOR: A letter to the CSD Board of Directors: It has been almost four months since Mr. Skeel was placed on administrative leave.  Certainly in this amount of time a reasonable board could come up with reasonable goals for a man who they selected above all others less than a year earlier. At the CSD […]

No Comment / October 13, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Harry Norris vs. Alan Day for EID Division 5 director

We need to re-elect Harry Norris as our EID Division 5 director unless Alan Day can tell us very specifically what he can do better. Harry Norris’ record continues to demonstrate a focus on reality and responsibility to ratepayers. Elected in November 2003, he joined the EID board in 2004. Then, its planning was still guided by […]

7 Comments / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Off-beat sports need support

Surprisingly, there are sports out there that are more exciting to watch than the common ones. Let’s take rugby, basketball, soccer and wrestling, and put it in a pool. Doesn’t that sound fun to watch? I think Oak Ridge needs to pay less attention to mainstream sports like football and basketball. Our schools would have […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »