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My turn: Measures M and O could be bad for family farms as well as residents

El Dorado County agriculture and our family farms could be adversely impacted by passage of Measures M and O. This would happen because the voter-approved 2004 General Plan would be partially invalidated, thus undermining the efforts by El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) and the El Dorado County Water Agency to obtain additional water supplies for […]

Pearl Caroline Pugh de Haas

Sept. 26, 1911 — March 4, 2012 Pearl was born on Sept. 26, 1911, in a log cabin in White Salmon, Wash., to parents William and Louise Pugh. She died on March 4, 2012, at her winter residence in the desert near Niland, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Louise […]

EID board urged to continue water rights fight

Residents urged the El Dorado Irrigation District board to “stay the course” in pursuing additional water rights for the county at its March 23 meeting. At issue is a project being undertaken by the El Dorado County Water and Power Authority to gain the right to an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water currently stored in SMUD’s reservoirs. Recently, certain members of […]

Farm Bureau endorses Ranalli for Dist. 4

The El Dorado County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors voted to endorse Michael Ranalli in the Board of Supervisors District 4 race after interviewing and reviewing the qualifications of each of the candidates, “Mike Ranalli is a proven leader,” said Farm Bureau President, Jim Davies. “He is an intelligent, engaged problem solver with the best […]

Farm Bureau endorses Novasel for Dist. 5

The El Dorado County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors decided to endorse Sue Novasel in the Board of Supervisors District 5 race after meeting with her and reviewing her qualifications. “Sue Novasel is bright, fearless and well-educated on the county’s General Plan and associated zoning ordinances,” said Farm Bureau President Jim Davies. “I believe she […]

Veerkamp endorsements grow

The broad based Campaign Endorsers list for Brian Veerkamp has expanded to now include the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce; Merv de Haas, the retired general manager of the El Dorado County Water Agency; nine current or past El Dorado County Board of Supervisors members (Joe Flynn, William V.D. Johnson, Sam Bradley, Bill Center, Penny […]

Farm Bureau endorses John Knight

After reviewing the qualifications of both candidates as well as their responses to questions concerning issues of interest to agriculture, the El Dorado County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors decided to endorse John Knight in the Board of Supervisors District 1 race. “John Knight is knowledgeable about the issues in the county, including those that […]

Farm Bureau backs Nutting in District 2 race

After reviewing the qualifications of both candidates as well as their responses to questions concerning issues of interest to agriculture, the El Dorado County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors decided to endorse Ray Nutting in the Board of Supervisors District 2 race. “Ray Nutting is unquestionably the best candidate to represent farmers and help protect […]

EID honors Albert Hazbun

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors April 23 presented Albert E. Hazbun a board resolution in recognition of his more than 25 years and thousands of hours of exemplary volunteer service to the district. The resolution recognized Hazbun for his tireless dedication, commitment, inspiration, motivation and ongoing support of the district, which contributed […]

Farm Bureau backs Norris for EID

The El Dorado County Farm Bureau Board of Directors interviewed and reviewed candidates’ qualifications for the El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Board of Directors open seat and decided to endorse current Director Harry Norris. “Harry Norris has shown strength and leadership on the present board and he will continue to plan well for the […]

Farm Bureau endorses Osborne for EID

The El Dorado County Farm Bureau Board of Directors interviewed and reviewed candidates’ qualifications for the El Dorado Irrigation District Division 1 Board of Directors open seat and opted to endorse current Director George Osborne. “George Osborne has exhibited leadership and foresight on the board to implement regulatory mandates and meet the customers’ needs while […]

Farmers, business owners back Raffety

C. L. Raffety, treasurer-tax collector, announced today the endorsement of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. This widely respected law enforcement organization expressed that Raffety has done an excellent job, hence the vote of confidence in their recommendation for Raffety’s re-election. Businessmen and farmers are also endorsing Raffety. Among the list are wine grape […]

EID: Rate classes reaffirmed

In November 2011, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors adopted the Cost of Service study and approved switching from allocating 30 percent of rates to a base charge and 70 percent to commodity usage. The vote then was 4-1, with Director George Osborne voting no. Last month on April 28, the board voted […]

Nestled in Lotus Valley a mature pearl flourishes

Cultured and luminous, Pearl DeHaas, 101, of Lotus seems as precious as her name. She sits quietly, seemingly engulfed in a recliner in the den of a beautiful home that overlooks her beloved Lotus Valley. De Haas appears small and frail. But when she speaks, wit and vitality light up her sweet face, filling the […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 Cctober 2011 | Tagged | Leave a reply
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