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EID keeps water rights discussions flowing

Residents urged the El Dorado Irrigation District board to “stay the course” in pursuing additional water rights at its March 23 meeting. At issue is an El Dorado County Water and Power Authority project that could gain the right to an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water currently stored in Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District reservoirs. Recently, some El Dorado County supervisors and […]

No Comment / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rice’s natural watercolors, block prints on display

"Parrot & Butterfly," 1925, by William S. Rice, block print on paper, 12 x 9 inches. Collection of Roberta Rice Treseder

SACRAMENTO — The Nature of William S. Rice: Arts and Crafts Painter and Printmaker, on view Feb. 22 through May 17, features watercolors and block prints by artist and avid naturalist William S. Rice (1873-1963), best known for his depictions of the California landscape. More than 50 prints and watercolors illuminate the techniques and approaches Rice used […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Water polo: JV boys are champs

The Oak Ridge JV boys played incredibly hard, both on offense and defense, to secure a 10-2 win against Granite Bay High School in the Sierra Foothill League Tournament championship game in late October. The previous week, the JV boys beat both Rocklin and Nevada Union, allowing them to play for the first place position. “Overall, the […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Water, water — depicted in art

"Blue reflections, Iceland" by Lisa Aikenhead

“Celebrating Water” is the theme of a group show featuring flamework glass artist Branda Corey, stained glass mosaic artist Linda Soos and photographer Lisa Aikenhead at Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, during the month of September. These women artists, although they use three very different artistic methods, are united in their […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wasted water

EDITOR: During the month of July, New York Creek that flows in my yard has been dry. On at least five occasions, there has been a flow of clear water in the creek for several hours. This amounts to hundreds if not thousands of gallons of wasted water. I have contacted EID about this and […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Grow For it: Cool, clear water

By Barbara Finley UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County           So, here we are at the end of summer and you have been diligently saving water, or so you hope. Some of us stumble along thinking we are doing so very well; then we receive the first summer season water […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | 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 […]

Comments Off / August 12, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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