El Dorado County Announces Hire Of New Communications Director

by Placerville Newswire / May 22, 2017 / comments


(PLACERVILLE, CA) - El Dorado County Chief Administrator Don Ashton today announced the hiring of veteran communications expert Carla Hass as Director of Communications and Outreach. This is a new position for the county and the placement comes at a critical time for residents and taxpayers in El Dorado County as government leaders undertake the implementation of its Strategic Plan to improve services and prepares its annual budget.

County CAO Don Ashton Talks Budget

by Placerville Newswire / May 21, 2017 / comments

[Don Ashton, County’s Chief Administrative Officer]

Counties throughout California are at various stages of preparing their Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget.   While each county has unique challenges based on economic and social demographics, many are similar.

Pot is Already Changing Wine Country’s Landscape

by Placerville Newswire / May 21, 2017 / comments


California wine country could soon have a very different look, feel and smell, as a growing number of wine makers trade their cork barrels for heat lamps and jump on the marijuana gravy train.

As the Sacramento Bee reports, the allure of the green rush has not escaped the state's winemakers. Some are selling their properties to large-scale weed growers; others are trying their hand at marijuana cultivation themselves.

El Dorado County Supervisor Shiva Frentzen Holds Cameron Park Town Hall

by Placerville Newswire / May 21, 2017 / comments


(PLACERVILLE, CA) – District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen announced she will hold a Town Hall meeting in Cameron Park to provide an update on County issues and a proposed expansion of El Dorado Transit services. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 25th from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm at the Cameron Park Community Services District.

Political Opinion: Ann Coulter Issues Shock Trump Announcement

by Placerville Newswire / May 16, 2017 / comments


To say that conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter was a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump’s run for the White House would be a major understatement. She even wrote a book titled “In Trump We Trust.”

But judging by some of her answers in an interview over the weekend with The Daily Caller, Coulter’s stance in support of Trump might be weakening, as she has increasingly been questioning some of the results of Trump’s presidency thus far.