Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Snubbing the Divide

EDITOR: Once again the Mt. Democrat has snubbed the Georgetown Divide in its issue of Women in Business for El Dorado County and Folsom. In reading that section twice, I did not see one mention of a business woman on the Divide, and there are many. At the risk of missing many of them, I will mention a few for you: Patti Smith Real Estate, Georgetown, Rosie Borba, Cool Florist, Terri Potter, Cher’s Hair, Cool and many, many more. Also, co-owners, Lorrie Attleberger, American River Grill & Pizza, Cool and Janice Hoyt, Divide Supply, Greenwood.

Actually, in the Jan. 28 issue I did not see one miniscule article about anything on the Divide. What does it take to get your attention? Why is it that your reporters don’t seem to know how to find their way over here?

And the bigger question is why do I keep a subscription?


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Discussion | 6 comments

  • Donna BrussMarch 04, 2013 - 8:40 am

    The Divide is also being snubbed by El Dorado County Fire...looks like its back on the table to cut paramedic service at station 72 on April 1.....guess they feel only those who reside along hwy 50 are worthy of emergency medical support. The original plan was to cut paramedic service in November and that was tabled while they "looked" for ways to keep they are once again planning to cut. I ask everyone that lives in Cool or Pilot a medical emergency can you wait until a medic unit arrives from Georgetown? What will happen if Georgetown is already on a call?

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  • Dink LaneMarch 04, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    The ONLY time the Mt. Democrat bothers to cover the divide is to slam the Garden Valley Fire Protection District (Joe Harn's favorite kicking post) and the new board members at GDPUD (Rafferty's favorite kicking post). .... Don't worry Aloha.... They would have got the information wrong anyway..... I dropped my subscription a long time ago.

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  • MikeMarch 11, 2013 - 10:12 pm

    Donna.. Where do you get your information from? There isnt a medic unit in Cool (Station 72)now or havs there been one stationed there for ever as far as I know. Here is your medics home stations. 85-El Dorado Hills 89-Cameron Park 28-Shingle Springs 25-Placerville 61-Georgetown 19-Pleasant Valley 17-Pollock Pines. If the medic in Goergetown gets put on a call they move a medic unit to station 74- Coloma/Lotus. So your medic unit status is still the same....

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  • Ya Get What Ya Pay ForMarch 12, 2013 - 7:34 am

    Does anyone know how much the MD pays their reporters? I have heard, but can't confirm as fact: $10 an hour. Why would anyone go out of their way to report any news?

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  • donnaMarch 12, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Mike, station 72 has staffed paramedics for the past several years. They do provide ALS. Georgetown is the only "medic unit" that transports off the divide. The difference is huge...paramedics at station 72 currently will start IV etc....once they are removed that will cease. This will cause lost of live when the response time goes from 5 mins to 20 or 30 and you need meds. They can keep a paramedic at 72 by shifting personal...(at no additional cost). El Dorado County fire will not hire unless that person is a state licensed paramedic, so it doesn't cost anymore, but they are looking to staff station 72 with only 1 captain and 1 apprentice. Big difference between an EMT-B and an EMT-P (paramedic). They are also looking at having "brown outs" at station 74

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  • GTown WhistlerMarch 12, 2013 - 9:51 pm

    The Divide isn't the only region that has been snubbed, slandered and victimized. View the MD at your own peril but don't waste your money on subscribing to trash journalism. It only perpetuates the problem. The only thing it is good for is to line the bottom of your bird cage.

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