Opinion

On the Town: Cell phones and water don’t mix

I have a confession to make because this incident happened to me three times within the last 15 years. I took my cell phone swimming again and everything I did to revive it proved ...

Letter to the Editor: EID ratepayers need allies on board

It is good to know who your friends are at El Dorado Irrigation District. On the EID board, the rate payers have two friends – directors Day and Prada. I had hoped that in M ...

Letter to the Editor: McClintock town hall left reader confused

I was one of a few people who attended Congressman McClintock’s town hall held recently. Obviously, he is from a different world or different century. I asked the congressma ...

Letter to the Editor: EID ratepayers responsible for debt

El Dorado Irrigation District currently has $370 million in bond debt. We ratepayers are responsible to repay that $370 million debt. A major financial consequence ignored by the ...

From Where I Sit: What in the world is going on?

What in the world is going on? I mean, literally. Our world seems to be like a huge pile of dry gunpowder and numerous matches are lit all around. I know we have always had war and ...

Olga on Investments: Market risk in retirement

In the past few years, we have really seen the effect the market can have on our portfolios. There have been lows and highs influencing many investment accounts. Although accounts ...

Fibromyalgia is ‘invisible illness’

Some people view fibromyalgia as an “invisible illness.” They don’t want to believe what they can’t see. Fibromyalgia is anything but invisible. It affects ...

Coaching Café: Overcome self doubt

Do you doubt yourself? Let’s explore new possibilities for embracing our tendency to doubt, and how to use it for victory. From a personal development perspective, when you ...

On the Town: What should you keep in the fridge?

Bet you didn’t know, I love to read the “Readers Digest.” The stories are short, there are many tidbits I never knew and it’s small enough it doesn’t ...

Education becomes locally controlled

A new era in education has ushered in changes of epic proportions which shift decision-making power from the state to our local districts. It is our duty as educators, parents and ...