The piano strikes a dramatic chord as the villain swoops in, stopping at center stage as boos and hisses emanate from the crowd seated inside the darkened theater. Silhouettes of the audience barely move, rapt as the folks are with the action before them, under the muted yellow lighting. No, it’s not the mid-1800s with […]
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 […]
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 […]
El Dorado Water and Power Authority Board of Directors OK’d a memorandum of understanding with the city of Folsom, allowing the two agencies to discuss possible interim uses for water if EDWPA’s application for an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water rights with the State Water Resources Control Board is successful. The Oct. 14 action is similar to a MOU […]
It took five motions and five different votes to pass it, but the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors finally approved a new five-year capital improvement plan at its Oct. 13 meeting.
With everyone wanting to get in on the act, the meeting featured testy exchanges between board members and the public, as well as admonishment ranging from the need for fiscal responsibility to accusations of petty foolishness.
Ultimately it ended with a 3-2 vote for a the 2016-20 CIP. That plan includes $119 million for all the expenditures staff recommended plus $5 million to be used toward power mitigation projects, with those projects yet to be defined.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]