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District 2 race: George Turnboo wants to preserve rural lifestyle

George Turnboo

Promising to preserve El Dorado County’s rural atmosphere and history is District 2 Supervisor candidate George Turnboo. On his third try at being elected to the board, Turnboo said, “I have a passion, care about the community and care about its lifestyle. Being an old-time resident, I know a lot of stuff that has happened here in […]

2 Comments / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mather Airport’s expansion given the go-ahead

Despite hundreds of formal complaints that Mather Airport’s nighttime air cargo operations are noisy enough, the Sacramento Board of Supervisors approved, 3-1, a 20-year-development plan and revised Environmental Impact Report that would expand cargo services. The master plan includes lengthening runways and upgrading the airport’s navigation aid, or Instrument Landing System, to a Category IIIb, […]

No Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

American River Water Education Center seeks volunteers

FOLSOM — The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office needs volunteers to assist at the American River Water Education Center. Located near Folsom Dam and along the American River bike trail, ARWEC offers an interesting and entertaining way to increase the public’s knowledge of the American River watershed, the water cycle, water management, resource conservation, and […]

No Comment / August 12, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Public encouraged to attend Mather hearing

On Aug. 12 the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will host a public meeting to vote on the Mather Airport Master Plan and Environmental Impact Review. Approval would turn the small airport into an air cargo hub, which would increase nighttime arrivals by at least more 20 flights per day. The expansion plans include lengthening […]

2 Comments / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

District 2 race: Planning Commission member Pratt is ‘in it to win it’

Dave Pratt

Dave Pratt said its his experience, ability to ask the right questions and willingness to dive into the minutia that qualify him for a seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2. A resident of the county for 25 years and owner of a winery in Fairplay for the past 14 years, Pratt […]

1 Comment / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

District 2 race: Maturity, business know-how stressed by McNeal

Claire McNeal

What you see is what you get is pretty much the message Claire McNeal wants to send as a candidate for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2. In an interview at the VIllage Life/Mountain Democrat office on July 28, McNeal stressed her maturity and business experience and said she already has a team […]

No Comment / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

School board seat still open

The El Dorado County Board of Education is still accepting applications for the vacant District 1 seat. The deadline to complete an application has been extended to 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 with the board conducting interviews at its Aug. 14 meeting. The board will make a provisional appointment for the remainder of the term, which expires in […]

No Comment / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »