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Fire gets away from Supervisor Ray Nutting

From page A1 | January 25, 2013 | 66 Comments

El Dorado County Supervisor for District 2 Ray Nutting got a visit from half-a-dozen Calfire engines, a bulldozer, two water tenders and nearly 50 inmates from Growlersburg Monday afternoon. Responding to 911 calls both from the neighborhood and from Nutting’s ranch in the remote south county, Calfire spent several hours trying to control about 5 acres of burning brush, small trees and debris.

Calfire public information officer Teri Mizuhara described the incident as an “escaped controlled burn” that “kept crews pretty busy” throughout the day. Noting that the first call came in at 12:53 from Sierra Springs, Mizuhara said fire equipment was dispatched from the Camino Calfire command center at 12:55 and Growlersburg hand-crews were alerted immediately. Another call came in from Nutting’s property at 1:08 p.m. she said, explaining that residents other than Nutting’s family live on the more than 600-acre ranch.

In addition to Calfire and Growlersburg, Mizuhara said personnel and equipment from El Dorado County Fire Protection District, Pioneer and Diamond Springs Fire also responded. She explained that each of three hand crews is made up of about 15 inmate firefighters.

Nutting was quick to respond to the Mountain Democrat’s request for information and comment Tuesday afternoon after editors received emails from concerned citizens asking for follow-up information about the incident. The supervisor, now serving in his fourth elected term, represents much of the rural area of the county. He has traditionally advocated for an aggressive, countywide effort to reduce forest fuels that contribute to catastrophic wildfire and explained that he and his sons had been raking, piling and burning pine needles, leaves and other debris over the course of several days.

“The boys and I were doing fuels reduction when the wind came up. It caused a flash fire that went straight up the hill from the house. It’s a steep, steep slope that faces south and gets sun all day and had dried out more than I thought,” Nutting explained, adding that while the underneath was still moist, the top layers were dry enough to burn. There was still snow on the ground in many areas of the property, and he described a “flash fire under such conditions as very rare.”

Nutting acknowledged that adding material to an existing burn pile on a “no-burn day” represented a technical violation. The burn pile had been active for three or four days and “theoretically, we were burning on a burn day,” he said. The addition of more material, causing the pile to reignite and eventually to consolidate with other piles constituted the violation.

Calfire’s Mizuhara explained that her agency does not issue citations for this kind of case during winter months and that the violation would come under the jurisdiction of the county’s Air Quality Management District.

“I made a mistake by putting material on a fire,” Nutting acknowledged. “I’m in violation and have to take a course in fire protection, and I’m already in touch with Dave (Johnston,  air pollution control officer). It’s totally embarrassing, but they have to treat me like anyone else who burns on a no-burn day.”

He added that he has learned that in future there must be greater clearance when burning on a steep slope.

Dave Johnston replied to the Mountain Democrat by email Wednesday and explained his agency’s response to the infraction. He noted that there have been ” a lot of violations recently because there have been more no-burn days.” The state determines each day whether or not it will be a burn or no-burn day, he said.

“Per AQMD Rule 300, burning on a no-burn day is subject to a Notice of Violation (NOV). An NOV has been issued in this case. NOVs are resolved through our Mutual Settlement Policy and can either involve a monetary penalty or a completion of a Compliance Training Course,” Johnston wrote.
He added that residents typically have the option for a first violation to pay a “fine” of between $50 and $150 or take an online course in fire safety. Most people opt for the course rather than the monetary penalty, he said.
He further clarified that the incident qualifies as a violation for “air quality reasons, not fire reasons.” In the summer he said it would have been more of a “fire issue.”

Contact Chris Daley at 530-344-5063 or Follow @CDaleyMtDemo.


Discussion | 66 comments

  • TontoJanuary 24, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    Logger, Fire Safe Council Member, Timber Dude etc. can you see this man speak with forked tongue, Illegal activity abounds on this ranch and has for years. Which rug will this be swept under, common practice at this ranch, above the law really shown here. How much $$$$ will he not have to pay, wait and see what the real story is....

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  • marianJanuary 24, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    The corruption in government in this county never ceases to amaze me. And it always gets swept under the rug. Ray Nutting is a prime example, and maybe he will finally have to pay the price for his frequent law-breaking, continued drunk driving, and generally thumbing his nose at the public. Nutting knew it was not a burn day, and there hadn't been one for a couple of weeks. He just lied, so what else is new? Also, those supposed pine needle piles were actually 30-40 foot slash piles. He lied about that, too. And he didn't have the anti-pollution permit he is supposed to have. Heaven help the rest of us if we would do such a thing.In the past, it appears much grant money has come his way which he uses to clear his property. Did he vote on that same grant money? Might be good to find that out. And does the current DA protect Ray because Ray seems to have gotten him extra income through an IT project? LEt's see if ANYONE does anything about this, or just makes it pathetic like the Machado "justice".

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  • Walking TallJanuary 24, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Oh my do we have a bridge under water for sale too, are we to believe that Ray really checked to see if it was a burn day (never has before). Slash piles are not pine needles and a five acre fire supression effort is not an "out of control, control burn" Gee why was this done on a holiday when no one would be on duty to enforce any air quality violations. Bet we can all fill in the blanks on this one, heard the Ray was angry and lied to those present. But what's new, same ol Ray above the law and we will see if anyone holds his feet to this fire.

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  • Walking TallJanuary 24, 2013 - 6:32 pm

    Another question comes to mind as it was reported by Ray that the neighbors were complaining about the smell of growing Marijuana in the area and the element that comes with the grow was worring them. Now we have a fire in the same area, could it be that there is more here than we are being told or that is being covered up. In any event the truth must be sought out and then as Ray has said treat him as anyone else and hold him accountable. We will all wait and see if that ever happens, or if history repeats itself and nothing is done.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 24, 2013 - 6:57 pm

    Ray, Ray, Ray . . . . really, Ray . . .

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  • JoeBJanuary 24, 2013 - 9:19 pm

    What a bunch of clueless haters. Any excuse to jump on huh? Get a freak'en life

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  • cookie65January 25, 2013 - 5:34 am

    We used to have some huge burn piles, we would stand back and throw coffee cans of gasoline on them just for the fire ball. But we had them in a flat open space with over a hundred feet of cleared space around them. We didn't have our fires on a hillside full of dry grass on windy days. We don't elect the brightest, just those who get the most votes. When those who make the rules don't follow them the consequences should be double.

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  • James SmithJanuary 25, 2013 - 5:58 am

    When I saw Ray a few months ago, he was looking very tan and I was convinced he had become a career politician, but perhaps he was just standing too close to the fire.

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  • Foamie Mouth®January 25, 2013 - 6:28 am

    Ray's impressive new girth indicates someone else now doing his heavy lifting. Or perhaps too many roasted marshmallows while standing by that fire.

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  • Sotnip SneadJanuary 25, 2013 - 6:37 am

    Does he get to pay for the response effort to put out his "mistake"?, as I'm sure WE ALL would have to?

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  • famous quoteJanuary 25, 2013 - 6:52 am

    “theoretically, we were burning on a burn day”

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  • Nathan foltzJanuary 25, 2013 - 7:48 am

    How much will this cost the taxpayers ? Prob not as much as we will have to pay him to just go away. Thankfully this will be his last run. Thanks for preserving our rural lifestyle. Keep up the good work clown

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 25, 2013 - 7:59 am

    "theoretically, we were burning on a burn day" GIVEN: If a glass is half full of water and half full of air how full is the glass? ANSWER: Since 1/2 plus 1/2 = 1, theoretically the glass is alwyws full.

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  • Foamie Mouth®January 25, 2013 - 8:15 am

    "technical violation" = not an ACTUAL violation

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  • Walking TallJanuary 25, 2013 - 8:39 am

    Just "the boys and I, burning for several days" wiyhout permits on non burn days, well now that explains it......

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  • cookie65January 25, 2013 - 9:57 am

    Did he send a protest letter along with his fire fee?

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  • cookie65January 25, 2013 - 10:02 am

    Phil, if hillary (PIAPS) tells two 1/2 truths does that equal one whole truth? Have you seen the pic's of the double vision glasses she was wearing during her "what does is matter" testimony?

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  • Walking TallJanuary 25, 2013 - 11:17 am

    The title of this story should read "Truth gets away from Ray" He can't tell the truth: what about all the illegal fireworks that are set off at a whim, the illegal underaged drinking, people being hurt while driving drunk on his property and flipping their car,the list goes on and on. Oh yeah he doesn't have to cause the Sheriff who has been there during all of this won't take action and if he did then the DA won't do anything so "what does it matter".

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  • Dave MJanuary 25, 2013 - 1:11 pm that Ray Nutting's latest alias??? Where there's smoke, there's fire...the kind typically associated with inhaling wacky-weed and other illegal activities. Hold Ray's feet to the fire and invite all his resident alien workers in for a weenie roast.

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  • JoeBJanuary 25, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Dave M = Not too bright... Didn't even vote for the guy. Just laughing at you inbred, mouth breathing haters.

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  • dave in kelseyJanuary 25, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    Recall Ray and Ron

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  • Un-attended fire?January 25, 2013 - 5:02 pm

    half-a-dozen Calfire engines, a bulldozer, two water tenders and nearly 50 inmates from Growlersburg, EDCE Fire Protection Dist, Pioneer and Diamond Springs Fire also responded w/equip. & three fifteen man hand crews. Thats 143 + men, 18 units of equipment for eight hours =$ 100,000.00 dollars for what sounds like an un-attended fire, and we the tax-payers paid for it.

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  • kristinaJanuary 25, 2013 - 8:09 pm

    Oh my! Only been in the area a couple of years and business owner & had NO idea of Mr Nuttings past However, don't just hate Do something

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  • veteranJanuary 25, 2013 - 10:01 pm

    My distain for Nutting comes from the fact hes treated veterans in our county like dirt. Not surprised he’s connected at the hip with Sheriff John. I have always suspected the real pay off was something very profitable.

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  • Roscoe_P_ColtraneJanuary 25, 2013 - 10:58 pm

    If a four foot pile of combustible matter is set on fire at a specific section of land and said fire grows in size greater than four feet, and or moves to other sections of land, said fire is in violation of the "I can't fix stupid" ordinance. Technically, the "fire", not the individual who set the fire shall be fined.

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  • Del MyersJanuary 26, 2013 - 9:09 am

    we will see if CDF holds Ray's feet to the fire, so to speak, or lets him get away with this. I hope he will finally be caught for the arrogant, dangerous, stupid things he does. I'm fairly new here and even I've heard about these things. And why has no one done anything about the illegal fireworks or frequent fires he sets off on his property or his very frequent drunk driving? Where is the Sheriff (it's been reported to them)or is he so tight with the Sheriff that he gets a "pass" on those things?

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  • marianJanuary 26, 2013 - 9:17 am

    Hey JoeB, alias Ray Nutting, welcome to the party. I see that no one is defending you except you. How long will it take the friends you have left, or the people you have bullied into silence, to run really fast to get away from you? For a man who does so many stupid rotten things, you certainly are thin-skinned. Well you deserve all the flak you get.

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  • GTown WhistlerJanuary 26, 2013 - 9:27 am

    A minor citation doesn't solve anything. Taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for Ray's stupidity. Does Nutting have homeowners insurance? If so, the insurer can/should be held responsible for reimbursing the county the expense of ALL agencies responding to his illegal burn. DA Pierson should be on this like a dog on a bone.

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  • Shark PatrolJanuary 26, 2013 - 9:49 am

    Dave in Kelsey has the right idea--RECALL Nuttin and Briggs. Expose a few other corrupt department heads under the dominion of County Counsel while you're at it.

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  • Old Time ValuesJanuary 26, 2013 - 9:49 am

    yes, DA Pierson..where are you? Why do I have a feeling we will never see you do anything about this or even mention it? I don't want to pay for this buffoon supervisor's endless stupid deeds but I bet I will.

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  • Kathy GlansJanuary 26, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Ok, come on now, "theoretically" I was burning on a burn day? Then why does Ray make a statement that says quote " I made a mistake by putting material on a FIRE. Thought it was only a pile?

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  • Walking TallJanuary 26, 2013 - 10:58 am

    Not a hard investigation here when Ray says; "been burning for several days",(no permits)"treat me like everyone who burns on a non-burn day",so how hard would it be to check into all the other goings at this place. "Party on Garth" we have a free pass here on the ranch, got all the bases covered, no telling what else exists. Not the first time people have been hurt here on the property, what with all the drinking parties. Say again look a little deeper and shake a few burnt trees and see what falls out, but that would take an effort to find the truth.

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  • MaryJanuary 26, 2013 - 11:46 am

    Okay, we all know what it means to pull a Sonny Bono. Now, we know what it means to pull a Ray Nutting.

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  • GTown WhistlerJanuary 26, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    Kristina: MOST citizens have no idea of Nutting's past (or any other civic leader) because it is the JOB of County Counsel, DA Pierson and the government controlled media to COVER IT UP all at the taxpayers expense. If Nutting DOESN'T have homeowners insurance coverage for his negligence, then Ray can/should be held personally liable for reimbursing us tax paying citizens for his uncontrolled burn. Nutting will get away with this ONLY if "we the people" let him get away with it. Start by blowing the whistle to the right authorities who'll hold his feet to the fire--remember they work for YOU!

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  • GumpJanuary 26, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    "Stupid is as stupid does." Fits Ray to a tee.

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  • Ken SteersJanuary 26, 2013 - 6:17 pm

    It's all funny but I had no idea there are burn days up there. And timber burn piles do burn for days. The fact that we have an A.Q.M.D. for this county blows my mind. It is Jan. Why does this government have no burn days in Jan? Isn't this the same Leftist group think that gave us the Tahoe fire? I read someone claiming the D.A. should do something. Those that claim the D.A. or myself are friends of Ray step up. This is just for you few. I'm not. And your ignorant. Don't bother researching the facts. I'm pretty good at this and I can tell you are ignorant.

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  • Dave MJanuary 26, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    It is encouraging to know there are at least a few brave souls scrutinizing the elected "Good ol' Boys" and holding their feet to the fire. Imagine the difference it would make in our county and our nation if everyone did the same.

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  • SusanJanuary 26, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    Wise Cookie65--"When those who make the rules don't follow them the consequences should be double." Just imagine the revenue that would generate creating job vacancies for the HONEST people who really need them!

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  • 33/3rdJanuary 26, 2013 - 9:37 pm

    50 lashes with a bamboo cain! Then throw it on his burn pile.

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  • cosmotosJanuary 27, 2013 - 12:23 am

    @Ken Steers posted 01/26 Were you coherent when this was posted? Don't sit near a burn pile when you're lit up. Fires are not "funny". Do I get an Amen?

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  • Ken SteersJanuary 27, 2013 - 8:38 am

    Right? But I'm not high and I never said fires are funny. What I am shocked regarding this matter, is the lack of knowledge regarding how our government works. A warning to those that want a DA to prosecute ad hock. That happens all the time and destroys whole families. Look at the Duke lacrosse case. Because a county DA decided to make a name for himself by prosecuting the boys at a frat party. The coaches were fired the team was disbanded, the families went into bankruptcy defending their children. The young men were ask to leave university. Professors at Duke acted no better then the people at the Salem witch trials. The case eventually was dropped years later, and the DA was disbarred, but not until the young men's lives were changed forever. So be careful what you hope for. There are also posters with a nefarious past who have axes to grind. Be leery of those who hide their identity in your mob. Because if you knew who they were actually you might not want to be associated with them.

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  • CherylJanuary 27, 2013 - 9:23 am

    Ken, really poor example, the Duke incident has nothing to do with a foolish person leaving an unattended fire burning and costing the taxpayers thousands. There needs to be consequences.

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  • will wJanuary 27, 2013 - 9:50 am

    Ken Steers, I don't know who you are, but you sure are digging the hole deep for yourself. Did you think about what you wrote? Bring in the Duke lacrosse case is a silly comparison. How do you explain all the trips the Pioneer FD has made to Nutting's property in the past few years to put out fires that got away from him? The neighbors will testify to that. And you didn't know there were burn days where Nutting lives? You should do some homework before you embarrass yourself, and think really hard about being a defender of his.

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  • marianJanuary 27, 2013 - 9:59 am

    So Ken, who are these "nefarious" people you are talking about? And are you using your real name? I think for some reason you are trying to defend a really bad egg. Ray Nutting is not a person I would turn my back on, if I were you.

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  • Ken SteersJanuary 27, 2013 - 10:28 am

    It's my real name. And my point being, calling for the DA to prosecute everything is dangerous. Duke is a perfect example. Those that know me understand my long relationship with our DA. They also understand my relationship with Ray. I can understand the confusion because you don't know me. Here's my question as a fellow ranch owner. How do you burn slag in just one day? Why do we have burn days in January? And to be clear I completely agree with Cookie's statement on January 25, 2013 - 5:34 am. 5:34 am? Oh my goodness

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  • Tom MJanuary 27, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Is it any wonder that most upstanding citizens avoid Ken Steers and his friends like a dead skunk in the middle of the road????

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  • Ken SteersJanuary 27, 2013 - 10:47 am

    Tom M, I assume you classify yourself as an upstanding citizen? Care to compare notes? I'll bet you couldn't run in my circles buddy.

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  • CherylJanuary 27, 2013 - 11:06 am

    The Duke players were NOT GUILTY, clearly Nutting is guilty. And apparently this is not the first time he has cost taxpayers because of fires. I think the nefarious ones Ken speaks of are those who keep covering for this guy.

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  • Shark PatrolJanuary 27, 2013 - 11:10 am

    33/3rd...Old Proverb: "Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool." Waste of effort on Ray. Hit him where it really hurts--in his wallet.

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  • CherylJanuary 27, 2013 - 11:20 am

    We have a kids baseball field here in Pollock that needs funds, might be wise of Nutting to cough up some dough, good PR might be a nice change for him

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  • Nathan foltzJanuary 27, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    But Ken nowhere in the article does it say anything about burning slag piles it says pineneedles and leaves. I've never seen a 4x4 burn pile of leaves last more than one day. Ray is a clown that gets away with everything. It's got to stop sometime people have had enough

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 27, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    Cookie, I was a little late to check out the link to Hildabeast’s glasses speculative article. WHAT DOES IT MATTER, COOKIE??? I mean, really. Who gives a $hit what the Hildabeast wears? She is the next potus. Deal with it. Look forward to four years of conditioning. WHAT DOES IT MATTER!!!

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  • James E.January 27, 2013 - 5:17 pm

    Phil, that -45 degree in Kansas I mentioned. Wind chill -45. And, you're right of course, Hillary will be our first women president so bad mouthing her glasses is meaningless (as in, what does it matter?).

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 27, 2013 - 5:48 pm

    James, Kirsten nailed it! I'm making my rounds of the grand children and great-grandchildren thanking them in advance for their future contributions to my well being. One of them told me a story of Eskimos sending the elderly adrift on ice bergs. Personally, I’d like something better. But I guess he who pays the piper calls the tune.

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  • Walking TallJanuary 27, 2013 - 6:23 pm

    Ray says he wants to be treated like everyone else and then says he feels they sent too many people and equipment and he should not have to pay. Wonder what he would say if lives were lost or homes burnt and his neighbors were the first to go. His thoughts are what scare most and how he puts his spin on everything, quit lying and face the truth. No excuse for what he did and has done and continues to think he can get away with. Own it Ray

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  • Jeff-PlacervilleJanuary 27, 2013 - 9:44 pm

    How appropriate, the village idiot Steers, who hunts with an AR-15, republican Central committee member and just all around BS wannabe wish I was in the military stay at home daddy coming to Ray Nuttings defense.

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  • GTown WhistlerJanuary 27, 2013 - 10:07 pm

    Have James E and Phil V been smokin weed or just plain looney? Oh, don't tell me--they've gotta be friends of Steers and Nuttin.

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  • James E.January 27, 2013 - 11:41 pm

    Mr. GTownWhisler, how could you be so wrong. Me buddies with Steers and Nutting? Sorry, not so. I do some back and forth with Phil because I think he is redeemable -- I want him to come over from the dark side. And JeffPlacerville, Mr. Steers served in the military so he is not a wanna be military. He served and served honorably. He is however without question, a Republican!

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  • John StevensJanuary 28, 2013 - 4:58 am

    Getting back to the original conversation - The residents who live within the three local fire protection districts should be contacting the board of directors for each of those districts to ask if they plan to bill Mr. Nutting for the cost of their agency's response. And if not, why. For those who live in the Pioneer District and just approved Measure F - an additional property assessment -did you intend for the proceeds from Measure F to be used to fight fires on Nutting's ranch - for free. Don't forget that it was Nutting who strongly recommended that the Pioneer Fire Board run an effort to seek that benefit assessment and that they use his own campaign consulting team of Dellinger and Alarcon to run the campaign. The DA did file a civil complaint against Dellinger and Alarcon for their misuse of Pioneer District funds on campaign efforts. Just seems like every time you turn around, Ray is backing, working on, somehow involved in the more questionable issues in this county. His fingerprints are everywhere. We should all be asking the districts that responded exactly what it cost each of them to respond that day. I live in one of those districts and hope that they will bill Nutting for their time and services. I believe we all fully support the individual districts providing mutual aid to other districts within the county and throughout the region and state. Fire is devastating and no one wants to see one rage through a community or even one home. However, I now wonder what the coverage was like for the rest of the county while the three local districts and Cal Fire were at the nutting ranch. I am not questioning the need for these agencies to respond and, yes, other districts step in to cover but it goes without say that resources for the rest of the county were stretched thin. My point is more that through his ignorance, arrogance and pure lack of responsibility, he put the rest of this county at risk. He should be counting his lucky stars that there was not another major incident in the county at the same time that would have needed those same resources. As far as the Air Pollution Control District, the Board of Supervisors also serves as the Board for the Air Quality District. It is the Board of Supervisors/Air Quality Board that appoints the Air Pollution Control Officer, Dave Johnson, the man tasked with determining the fine, if any, that Nutting will receive. As a member of both Boards, for what 16 - 17 yrs now, he knows the rules and again as with everything else opts to believe he is above them. For as long as most have know him he makes a point to talk about timber, resource management and efforts to prevent catastrophic wildfire - guess he thinks he is even above his own rules.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 28, 2013 - 5:55 am

    Colonel, GTown Whistler must be a simple black/white, left/right, evil/good, dumb/smart, sour/sweet liberal/conservative kinda dude. HEY WHISTLER! The real world is a little more complex and nuanced. The Colonel shows potential. Can’t we all just get along?

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  • Walking TallJanuary 29, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    Look out Ray that fire tax stuff has come back to haunt you, Dan and Chris, I'll bet that you will have to testify and then tell them how many times they had to put out those "out of control burns" at your place. Just what has been covered up and all about your visit to Garden Valley Fire to pull the same tax there. Seems as if the past has come back and now it will be hard to explain it all away but we know you will try and it will make for some interesting reading/comment.

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  • terri garciaJanuary 30, 2013 - 10:38 am

    Ray, please just resign! Finally, for once, do the right thing. You talk big about timber and forest resources, but it just lookslike you are an arrogant doofus about how to really use them. You are mixed up in so many shady things and you just keep lying. You don't give a rat's you-know-what about your neighbors or constituents or even if one of our houses burns down because all the firefighters are repeatedly at your house because you are stupid. Please just do the right thing and don't drag this county down any more. We have just seen too much of your lying and disregard to not believe that you are just dirty.

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  • Judith MathatJanuary 31, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    You get who and what you voted for at the ballot box, local, state and federal. MPG vs VIP Money-Power-Greed vs Values-Integrity-Principles.

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  • Larry VelascoFebruary 03, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    My question is, what will Ray Nutting's punishment be for letting his fire burn out of hand. It states clearly, when and IF you call that if your burn-project burns out of hand that you will be held liable. If nothing will be done to him for this, I would like to know why? So much so, that I would consider filing my own personal lawsuit against Mr. Nutting. I have no knowledge of who he is except for what I have read the past few days. I just want, for a change, the laws to APPLY to everyone. Not like the govenment does but as a local community like El Dorado County and it's cities and town would do. By the way, GOOD for Sheriff D'Agustini. He and Joe Arpaio are the very BEST at what they believe and do. My name is Larry Velasco, AMERICAN

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  • democratreaderFebruary 05, 2013 - 7:34 am

    This is not Mr. Nutting's first offense - nor his second. This had been going on for years. Regular people pay penalties but not for Mr. Nutting. County sweeps under the rug. Tonto is 100% correct. Look it up thourgh the public records act. You'll be amazed.

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  • Walking TallFebruary 08, 2013 - 2:31 pm

    And the beat goes on, now information is that another person has been injured on "Ray's Ranch" requiring a trip to the ER and involves dringing and driving and crashing. How many more people have to be hurt before the authorities step in and do something, "Ray's run a muck Ranch" needs to be exposed and all those who know should come forward to stop this before another death happens. His get out of jail card needs to be collected ASAP.....

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Roundup: April 22, 2014

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4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5



Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2



Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 6 Comments

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2


Real Estate




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New York Times Crossword

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Flying McCoys

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Speed Bump

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Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Working It Out

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TV Listings

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