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Publisher’s Ink: Newspaper editors of special note

Time marches on and after 164 years the Mountain Democrat named Noel Stack its newest editor; she’s also the editor of Village Life. She becomes the 20th person in Mountain Democrat history to hold the title. Having worked with Noel these past six years, I’ve come to appreciate her talents and newsroom savvy. I selected her knowing […]

October 07, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Senior News: October 2015

Fall is here. We hope you join us at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you around. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information and reservations regarding the […]

September 30, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: Going back to school with ease

Fall has arrived and another school year is under way. Amid the excitement there’s often a little stress too, which can apply as much to parents as kids, especially in the case of families who need to keep their kids gluten-free. I remember when our son was diagnosed as having a gluten sensitivity. I was not surprised […]

September 30, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Rescue Union School District’s waste of our money

EDITOR: Rescue Union School District’s board and superintendent seems to be bound and determine to waste taxpayers’ money. First, they purchase the EID property in February 2015 for a new school that, according to them, doesn’t have the infrastructure necessary to support a school, not to mention that it will cost $5 million to $8 […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Trump touching a nerve and making people nervous

Political pundits, pollsters and the old guard of the Republican Party are shocked by the resilient support businessman Donald Trump is receiving. “He’s touching a nerve in the country” has been the most recent explanation by his rivals and the media. Could that be the same nerve that propelled Republicans to sweep elections in 2012 […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: Outstanding conservation and investing in community infrastructure

I want to start with a big “thank you” to our customers. There is a strong sense of community in the El Dorado Irrigation District’s service area and all of El Dorado County. Our community of ratepayers continues to step up in a strong way every week during this historic drought. For July and August — the […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: The Lone Ranger needs Tonto

My friend Steve Tapson provided the following Lone Ranger/Tonto conversation: “The Lone Ranger and Tonto were camping in the wilderness. After they got their tent set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, ‘Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?’ The Lone Ranger replies, ‘I […]

September 16, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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