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High school district welcomes public comment on proposed student calendars

The El Dorado Union High School District is in the process of developing its student calendars for 2012–13 and 2013–14 school years, in cooperation with input from district management, district principals, district bargaining groups, and elementary and middle school superintendents. A number of critical assumptions have been used as the basis for developing the school calendar: […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Supervisor Ray Nutting trial begins

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, and wife Jennifer enter the courthouse for the first day of his trial Tuesday morning April 22. Nutting faces felony charges from alleged misuse of state grant money. Nutting is also accused of violation of conflict-of-interest laws after failing to recuse himself while voting on county contracts involved with state funds distribution for fire prevention. Krysten Kellum/Village Life

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting says one thing to the public while doing another in private. That was the opening statement of the Nutting trial, which began Tuesday, presented by Pete Williams of the state Attorney General’s Office and half of the prosecution. Nutting, Williams alleges, takes state tax money to improve his own […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hoffman for judge

T here are two candidates for Superior Court Judge, Office 5. One is a court commissioner, primarily in South Lake Tahoe and apparently performing that function well. The other is attorney Joe Hoffman, 44, who in 2012 came very close to unseating a recently appointed judge. We endorsed Joe Hoffman then and we endorse Joe […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Coworkers should be compassionate

Recently I wore a very bright-orange “Christmas gift” shirt to work … That was a mistake! I expected my coworkers to be kind, considerate and supportive of my very bright shirt … I was wrong! • The following coworkers’ comments were not solicited, but gladly offered: — “It’s nice to see the county jail inmates […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Nutting, Briggs squabble over Brown Act

Tension between El Dorado County Supervisors Ray Nutting and Ron Briggs has simmered for much of the past year, but at the March 11 Board of Supervisors meeting, it nearly boiled over. A portion of the meeting had dealt with the Ralph M. Brown Act’s requirements regarding preparation of the board agenda — specifically the […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County Water Agency implementing Drought Action Plan

With the driest calendar year on record in 2013, and a record‐setting dry and warm January 2014, the El Dorado County Water Agency is working to ensure the county has continued access to safe, reliable water supplies now and for the future. The agency, established in 1959 as a long‐term planning organization that leads, assists […]

No Comment / February 11, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Business as usual at EID?

EDITOR: I attended the EID board meeting on Jan. 13 only to find that George Osborne, Bill George and Jim Ambercrombie believe that business as usual at EID is OK and that new board members can be intimidated into agreeing. First, the board couldn’t agree on a vice president to preside when Alan Day is […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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