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Letter to the Editor

Gun range could ruin Shingle Springs

EDITOR: Usually once or twice a week I have the privilege of driving my children to their elementary school. A very special school nestled in rolling green hills and under the shadows of century old oak trees. Sometimes it feels a bit like driving back in time. Shingle Springs is a uniquely beautiful place to […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Asking the tribe to be a good neighbor

EDITOR: A 29-lane, outdoor commercial gun range and tactical live-fire shoot house is being built by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians on recently acquired, off-reservation trust land located at the southeast corner of Highway 50 and Shingle Springs Drive. The proposed range will be within 1,000 yards of two public elementary schools and […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Who cares?

EDITOR: Who cares about El Dorado County? Who cares how many housing tracts and houses are built in El Dorado County? Who cares about how congested the roads become, and how many new streets are planned and how many will be widened to four lanes? Who cares about the drought and plants that die out? Large […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Thanks for giving parents the choice

EDITOR: On Feb. 10, 2015, the El Dorado Union High School District Board voted unanimously in favor of a dual boundary attendance zone for the Blackstone community in El Dorado Hills. Parents will now have a choice to send their children to either Ponderosa or Union Mine High School based on the best interests of […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Applause for EDUHS Board

EDITOR: We purchased a home in Blackstone in El Dorado Hills in early 2013 and soon learned that the high school boundary for our development was less than ideal. Even with two high schools closer in proximity, our children’s future high school experience would consist of being bused two hours round trip to Union Mine […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

EID helping voters? Yeah, right!

EDITOR: Shame on you Directors Osborne, Coco and George at the El Dorado Irrigation District. These three claimed that switching from odd to even year elections was “for the voters” but their actions proved the opposite. Thank you to Director Alan Day for fighting the good fight for us voters! While Day and virtually every […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Beware of Common Core

EDITOR: Parents need to be watchful and do their homework regarding the effect Common Core Standards might be having on your children. Some states where Common Core was implemented two or three years ago have filed litigation to opt out of these new education standards. There are efforts under way in ours and neighboring counties, […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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