EDITOR: With the slogan, “Clean Government,” we can trust Jennifer Nutting to do a good job as Supervisor, replacing her inculpative husband, Ray. Or that’s what they want us to believe. I’m voting for George Turnboo. George is the logical choice. El Dorado County is his home having been born here. He believes in maintaining […]
Promising to preserve El Dorado County’s rural atmosphere and history is District 2 Supervisor candidate George Turnboo. On his third try at being elected to the board, Turnboo said, “I have a passion, care about the community and care about its lifestyle. Being an old-time resident, I know a lot of stuff that has happened here in […]
EDITOR: I support George Turnboo for the office of El Dorado County Supervisor for District 2. I’ve known George for several years, and have complete confidence that he is the honest, dedicated, forward-thinking person we want in this office. His love for this county is unquestioned, and his promise to work for the best interests of […]
EDITOR: During my campaign for a seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, I met so many good people and received their support, as well as the wonderful support from my family members and old and new friends. Your consistent encouragement, steady support, and hard work really touched me, and I thank you […]
EDITOR: I pledge my support and encourage all who live in District 2 to vote for George Turnboo for their next supervisor; he is and has always been an honest man without and special agendas, he is a small business owner for over 38 years at the same location in the town of El Dorado. […]
Tracing his family’s local roots back to before the Gold Rush, George Turnboo, 58 said he “misses the old days.” A longtime resident of Somerset with a business in El Dorado, Turnboo is campaigning to unseat incumbent Ray Nutting as county supervisor in District 2. He met with the Mountain Democrat’s editorial board last Wednesday. […]
The Honorable Dylan Sullivan presided over the swearing in of El Dorado County’s 2015-16 Grand Jury and filed the formal notice June 25. This year’s jury includes the following, plus several alternate members: Kenneth Cater, Richard Coffin, Hal Erpenbeck, Dan Kelly, James Kern, Peter Marty, Thomas Orth, Jeanne Ott, Roger Pickler, Rodney Pimental, Debbie Rice, Julie Ryan, Jan Sawyer, Thomas Simpson, George Turnboo, Richard White, Gatha Willyard, Laura Anne Winston and Colleen […]
El Dorado County was the scene of political turmoil in 2014 as a county supervisor went on trial, was removed from office on misdemeanor convictions and a new person elected to fill his unexpired term, with the deciding factor being where candidates stood on several big residential developments being proposed for the county. The drama began when Supervisor Ray Nutting, a four-term member of […]
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to forward a measure regarding local land-use to the next statewide election scheduled for November 2016. The board chambers were nearly full for a special meeting Friday ,Nov. 21, to hear arguments for and against board adoption of “Initiative 5 Retain El Dorado County’s Current Zoning […]
El Dorado Disposal brought a formidable team of people to “talk trash” at the county Board of Supervisors meeting Oct. 21. Seeking to renew its agreement with the county for another five to 15 years, the Waste Connections company got approval to continue its franchise to “collect, transport, recycle and dispose of solid waste” from […]
With the results of the special election certified on Friday, Sept. 12, it was announced that the winner, Shiva Frentzen, will be sworn in on Monday, Sept. 15, as the newest member of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, representing District 2. El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk and Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz will present the certified results […]
EDITOR: It’s two days after the special election for District 2 supervisor. I don’t live in that district, but I drive through it just about every day. Along the Highway 50 corridor, I still see campaign signs for five of the six candidates: Claire McNeal, Dave Pratt, Shiva Frentzen, Jennifer Nutting and Chris Amaral. The […]
In a rout of the other five candidates running for the job, Shiva Frentzen handily won in Tuesday’s election for the District 2 spot on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Although the results won’t be official until certified by the county Elections Department, Frentzen had the lead with almost 31 percent of the […]
County of El Dorado Special Supervisorial District II Election Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 Semi Official Election Night Final Report Registered Voters: 22,341 Cards Cast: 7,677 34.36% Num. Report Precinct 14 […]
Shiva Frentzen was the clear winner of the Sept. 9 special election to fill the District 2 supervisor seat for the next couple of years. She was far ahead of the pack with 30.96 percent of the vote. It is also clear that she picked up the votes of those with whom she is in […]
Of the six candidates that quickly put together a campaign for the District 2 Board of Supervisors special election in El Dorado County, Shiva Frentzen stood tall on Tuesday night as the clear winner, and will join the board in the seat vacated by former supervisor Ray Nutting earlier this year. With all 14 precincts […]
EDITOR: We always vote, but do not enjoy politics. This time, however, we feel compelled to speak up. It really irks us that our former supervisor betrayed our trust and then cost us (taxpayers) quite a tidy sum to have a special election to replace him. During this time, we have also lacked representation on […]
Item No. 3 on the consent calendar at the Aug. 26 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting demonstrates why the county needs new top management. It was a small item asking for three $20,000 checks: one to the city of Placerville, one to the Cameron Park CSD and a third to the El Dorado Hills […]
Campaign spending reports are in for those running to serve on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2 for the period Jan. 1 through July 26. So far, the six candidates running for supervisor have raised and/or loaned themselves a little over $71,000 towards their campaigns. Chris Amaral reported $4,090 raised to date and […]
The six candidates running for the District 2 spot on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors have filed statements that outline their qualifications as well as reasons for running. Jennifer Nutting, age 36, listed her occupation as a small business owner. Her qualifications include owing her own beauty salon for over nine years and 18 years of family […]
Economic development, jobs and preserving El Dorado County’s rural nature were the major themes of the evening as the first candidates forum for those running for the District 2 Supervisor took place Wednesday night.
Sponsored by the Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, all of the candidates were present with the exception of Jennifer Nutting.
Using a format in which the candidates spent the bulk of their time responding to written questions from the audience, the snappy one-hour forum still gave everyone an idea of which way the candidates would …
With last Friday the deadline for those planning to run for the District 2 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, the race is now down to six as Janet Saitman has dropped out. Still in the running is El Dorado Hills resident Chris Amaral. Amaral previously ran unsuccessfully against Bill Schultz for the position […]
With Friday, July 18 being the deadline to file, one more candidate has indicated he will run for the District 2 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Chris Amaral, the El Dorado Hills resident who ran unsuccessfully against Bill Schultz for the position of County Recorder-Clerk, has opened a committee and signaled […]
With Monday being day one of the nomination period for those hoping to fill the District 2 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, the latest entrant is Jennifer Nutting. Nutting is the wife of ex-supervisor Ray Nutting, and the owner of a business in Pollock Pines. Ray Nutting lost his seat on the board after […]
With interest high in filling the vacancy created by Ray Nutting’s removal from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, the total of those planning to run for the District 2 seat is up to five now. Last week, Claire McNeal, David Pratt and Shiva Frentzen filed their intention to run. McNeal is a past vice chair of […]
The beginning of the closing statements from the prosecution and defense painted wholly different pictures of Supervisor Ray Nutting on May 8: That he was a hypocrite from the prosecution or that he was simply a man who made inadvertent mistakes from the defense.
Politicians are held to higher standards than normal citizens, Deputy District Attorney James Clinchard said in his closing statement. Invoices, votes and loans show that Nutting cannot be held to that high standard and is guilty of filing false documents, not recusing himself from a conflict of interest vote and receiving loans from other county employees and contractors.
Evidence presented in the Supervisor Ray Nutting trial on April 24 pointed to work being done after a contract deadline — meaning Nutting likely should not have received the money, a potential conflict of interest.
The day began with former county counsel Lou Green retaking the stand. He reiterated that he was told information by Nutting concerning the Happy Valley Trust, land adjacent to Nutting’s land, and that Nutting was a trustee and his brother, Tom, was the beneficiary of the trust. Timber sold from either piece of land could result in a profit for Nutting.
However, under questioning from defense attorney David Weiner, Green said that he did not know when the timber harvesting was done. No specific plan for harvest was given to Green.
Planners working on the Diamond Springs and El Dorado Area Mobility and Livable Community Plan must have thought they walked into a buzzsaw at Thursday’s El Dorado County Planning Commission meeting. As they sat in stunned silence, Dan Bolster, the senior transportation planner with the El Dorado County Transportation Commission and Adrian Engel of Echelon Transportation […]
With traffic flow being the driving force, a plan to enhance the communities of El Dorado and Diamond Springs is in the process of being drafted by the El Dorado County Transportation Commission.
Called the Diamond Springs and El Dorado Area Mobility and Livable Community Plan, the document not only addresses options for improving traffic circulation in the area, but also population growth, jobs and cityscape issues such as sidewalks, landscaping, bike paths and crosswalks with an eye for how those communities may look 10 to 20 years from now.
Incumbent Supervisor Ray Nutting ran out of champagne for all of his supporters at his election party Tuesday night before he gave a toast to his campaign before about 40 people, including Louis Mansour and Sheriff John D’Agostini in the back room of Crepe Town in Burke Junction in Cameron Park. The party was jointly […]
Ron “Mik” Mikulaco spent a little more than $5,000 to run for and win the El Dorado County District 1 seat in Tuesday’s election, while incumbent Supervisor John Knight spent $21,000. According to the county’s “Semi-Official Election Night Final Report,” Mikulaco was leading incumbent John Knight by a margin of 53 percent to approximately 46.5 […]
The results are in. Hard work, enthusiasm, a firm handshake and a broad smile all won Tuesday. Hours on the side of the road waving signs, miles walked, doors knocked and hands shaken in dozens of neighborhoods paid off for victorious District 1 supervisor candidate Ron Mikulaco. Very early Wednesday morning the groggy victor pulled […]
EDITOR: This year, or election cycle, I decided to do what I have never done before in a local election and that is I decided to attend every single meeting, speech, town hall and local event I could find where the candidates were invited to speak and to take questions. As a resident of El […]
El Dorado County officials and members of the general public shared a tension-tinged first “scoping session” to discuss the county’s proposed Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update Wednesday night. Meeting at the Union Mine High School library, approximately 40 local residents listened to and questioned nearly a dozen specialists and officials from county […]
EDITOR: When someone who has worked for and supported a candidate and sitting Supervisor decides they have to make a decision and admit they made a mistake and wasted a lot of valuable time it is not always painless. I had previously supported Ray Nutting with the hopes he would grow into his position as […]
Supervisor Ray Nutting is seeking a second term representing District 2, as is Supervisor John Knight for District 1. We credit both with being part of the team that has kept this county in good financial shape. In an era of declining revenue they have tackled the tough decisions, laying off hundreds. Because of their […]
LOWER YOUR VOICE: Reviewing the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar, the following suggestion was found: “If you make a gentle effort to speak a little more softly, you might discover some surprising, almost instant, changes in the feelings around your home. You, for example, will feel calmer and less stressed. As you quiet down […]
The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills’ candidate forum last week included El Dorado County Supervisorial Districts 1 and 2. Both races have a standing supervisor running for reelection opposed by a single candidate. The similarities stop there, however. In El Dorado Hills-centric District 1, the incumbent, longtime local resident and activist John Knight is opposed […]
EDITOR: We’ve heard and seen in recent news about the death of Cameron Park resident Rachel Winkler, the mother of three small children. Her death is being investigated, but during this time, the children (from infant to age 6) are without either parent. I cannot even imagine how frightened those children must be, and all I […]
The El Dorado Hills Tea Party Patriots will host a candidate forum 7 p.m. March 21 at the Holiday Inn Town Center. All of the candidates running for Superior Court Judge, District 1 Supervisor and District 2 Supervisor will be present. Each candidate will deliver a 10-minute speech and then take questions. This event is […]
Those excited-looking Japanese teenagers you might have spotted running around El Dorado County last week were part of the 2011 sister city youth exchange hosted by members of the El Dorado County chapter of People to People International. Members swap students and good will with families from other countries. The 2011 youth exchange brought 16 […]
LAURA J. SCOLLARD, 54, of Sly Park, booked by PPD on Jan. 29; bail listed as $10,000. ELIAS M. MARTINEZ, 31, of Cameron Park, booked by CHP on Jan. 30; bail listed as $20,000. SUMMER L. WRIGHT, 22, of Cameron Park, booked by EDSO on Jan. 30; bail listed as $10,000. NORMAN D. HAMILTON, 55, […]
What: “Fortune Cookies” Who: Union Mine High School dance students Where: Union Mine High School Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and children and $5 for students with an ASB card Information: 530-626-7164 […]