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Get to work on recreational pot rules

California’s next cash cow is leafy green. The debate about the effects of marijuana use will undoubtedly continue but nearly 8 million voters supported Proposition 64 in November, thereby passing the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative. Now the state’s Bureau of Marijuana Control and local jurisdictions have until Dec. 31, 2017, to hammer out rules for recreational marijuana […]

No Comment / January 31, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Access to healthcare coverage

The 2016 election is behind us. America will inaugurate a new president and the federal government will transition to one-party control of the legislative and executive branches of government. That power transfer means we are headed for changes to federal healthcare laws. We don’t know what those changes will look like at this point. While […]

Comments Off on My Turn: Access to healthcare coverage / January 18, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | 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 […]

Comments Off on EID employee costs far higher than claimed / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

New, returning supes on the job

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). […]

Comments Off on New, returning supes on the job / 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 […]

Comments Off on Sierra Wildlife Rescue rehabbing classes begin in January / 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 […]

Comments Off on Message from the EID GM: From strength to strength / 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 […]

Comments Off on My Turn: Don’t just save the Earth, save your life / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »



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