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By From page B2 | August 18, 2014

25 Years ago

Mountain Democrat, August 18, 1989

Dump parcel fee

increase denied


Blasting new state regulations regarding eventual closure of the Union Mine Landfill site, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors has refused an Environmental Health Division request for higher fees to help pay for preliminary steps in the abandonment process.

Instead the board appointed Supervisors Pat Lowe and John Cefalu to work with Paul McIntosh , county chief administrative officer, and Ron Duncan, environmental health director, on a reverse contract. The issue will be back on the board’s agenda Tuesday.

“It’s not my choice to come up with bad news and I hope you don’t decide to kill the messenger on the way out the door,” Duncan said.

“We all knew this was coming but we didn’t know how big a bite it was and now we’re all choking on it,” Supervisor Jack Sweeney told Duncan.

70 Years ago

Mountain Democrat, August 17. 1944

County’s Auto Listing 4,492


El Dorado County will receive $6,074.78 as its share of registration fees collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles during the first six months of 1944, according to an announcement today by Director Gordon H Garland.

The county’s share of the money is apportioned on the basis of 4,492 fee paid registrations for the period.

The total apportionment to the fifty-eight counties of the state for the period is $3, 881,566.72 based on total fee paid registrations of 2,870,229 vehicles.

A Week Of War


In order to be nearer the scene of the fast-moving war in France, General Eisenhower transferred his headquarters from England to the Continent. He is now able to confer more easily with his two top field men, Lieutenant General Omar Bradly and General Sir Bernard Montogomery. The speed with which American armored columns were advancing make it not improbable that the European commander-in-chief can soon move deep into France — possibly to make his headquarters in Paris itself. The Germans took Paris without a struggle on June 14, 1940. Now, after four years, the Nazi war machine is rolling once again — in reverse.

115 Years ago

Mountain Democrat, August 19, 1899

Fred Nugent Returns Home

Fred S. Nugent, who was discharged from the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army in the Philippines in April last, and sentenced to a year’s imprisonment in a military prison, arrived at his home in Berkeley very unexpectedly to-day. He came from Manila on the transport Centennial, pursuant to an order from the Adjutant General at Washington, which directed he be discharged without serving the remainder of his sentence. He says that the infraction of discipline for which he was punished  was the result of obeying the orders of a superior. He hopes to be restored to the army. [Record-Union]

The Flint Hop Farm

This large hop farm is located a short distance below the Bridge house this side of the Cosumnes river, as you go towards Sacramento. It embraces 65 acres of rich river  bottom land, 55 of which is in high trelis and well wired. There are two hop kilns with a capacity of 20,000 pounds of hops per day, while the immense frying furnaces consume over 100 cords of 4-foot wood in the curing of the season’s picking.

Ken Deibert

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