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Publisher’s Ink: The heart and soul of Gary Washburn

At the start of the Indianapolis 500 Jim Nabors, a native son of Indiana, traditionally sang “Back Home in Indiana.” Anyone familiar with Indiana understands the meaning behind the lyrics. The song pays tribute to the Hoosier State and portrays a sense of a carefree, simple life on the banks of the Wabash River, the […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A better option of EID

EDITOR: Mark Twain popularized the saying “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” It meshes well with many claims about the El Dorado Irrigation District by current EID directors Greg Prada and Alan Day. One of the best resources for sampling and checking their advocacy is to review the litany of claims […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Trashy letter

EDITOR: Why would you allow and publish Joyce Pogue’s distasteful (letter)? How about submitting articles of substance instead of demeaning trash to a readership of intelligent and educated people. BARBARA ELLIS El Dorado Hills

Comments Off / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Thanks, DSA

EDITOR: With all the craziness involving police officers going on in the U.S., I would like to bring something positive to the conversation. I recently graduated from Valley Christian Academy in Roseville and heard that the Deputy Sheriffs Association in El Dorado County was giving out scholarships. Even though I had sent in my request after the DSA […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Balancing the El Dorado County budget

There are not very many opportunities for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to easily add to the revenue side of the balance sheet without adding additional expenditures. The board has made a major commitment to obligate the residents of El Dorado County to a $2.6 million per year bond payment for the next 40 years […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Time for more water storage

As most of California recovers from this historical drought, one thing we can count on is that history will repeat itself. Californians can take full credit for willingly sacrificing landscape and adjusting habits to save water supply for another year. Toilets have been replaced; lawn has been converted to plastic; leaks have been fixed; prime […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Let the legal battle begin

As predicted by Village Life, voter-approved Measure E has a date in El Dorado County Superior Court. The Alliance for Responsible Planning’s lawsuit alleges, among other things, that Measure E’s implementation violates constitutional and statutory law and is inconsistent with El Dorado County’s voter-approved general plan. Its arguments are backed up by the initiative’s analysis […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »