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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 […]

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

EID employee costs far higher than claimed

EDITOR: In the El Dorado Irrigation District’s January newsletter to its 40,000 ratepayers and in a “My Turn” article in this newspaper, General Manager Jim Abercrombie asserts, “(EID’s) average personnel expense increase of 0.5 percent per year since 2010 is extraordinary, particularly since it has been achieved in the face of sharp, ongoing increases in […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

New, returning supes on the job

Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, left, swears in District 1 El Dorado County Supervisor John Hidahl. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors welcomed new colleague John Hidahl as its first order of business last Tuesday. Presiding El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury performed swearing-in duties for the new District 1 supervisor and then administered the oath of office to re-elected supervisors Brian Veerkamp (District 3) and Shiva Frentzen (District 2). […]

No Comment / January 10, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sierra Wildlife Rescue rehabbing classes begin in January

Sierra Wildlife Rescue News release Recovering from the holidays is on the top of many lists right now but Sierra Wildlife Rescue is thinking of the New Year. There are upcoming classes beginning with Introduction to Sierra Wildlife on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The class will introduce attendees to the numerous species of wild […]

No Comment / January 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Message from the EID GM: From strength to strength

It is a pleasure to write these words after having been on a medical leave of absence from the El Dorado Irrigation District. Facing medical challenges can focus the mind and provide a new vantage point for addressing immediate and future challenges. So it is not only a pleasure to return to the important challenges […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Don’t just save the Earth, save your life

Richard Nixon signed the National Environmental Protection Act, establishing the Environmental Protection Agency. He followed up with the Clean Air Act of 1970 and the Clean Water Act of 1972. If you are younger than 50 you probably have no memory of news headlines in 1969 of the Cuyahoga River in flames. You can drive through […]

No Comment / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Paying for infrastructure without soaking the taxpayer

President-elect Trump has many difficult fiscal tasks ahead — one of which is to promote long-overdue infrastructure construction at a time when the national debt exceeds our entire economy and interest costs alone are eating us alive. Some have said that a rebounding economy resulting from tax reform will pay for it. That may be, but […]

No Comment / December 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »



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