Gov 2.0

El Dorado Hills Grad a Key Player in Bernie Sander's national campaign

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 14, 2016 / comments

[Kenneth Pennington, the Sanders campaign’s digital director, in Milwaukee. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times]

"Mr. Sanders has no official finance director, but with the help of people like Mr. Pennington, who built his first website at age 12, he has created a fund-raising juggernaut that has fueled his unexpectedly competitive race for president."


Opinion: State and federal regulators are letting water flow into the Pacific

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 11, 2016 / comments

[Photo from the US Army Corps of Engineering shows where the leak was in the construction of the new spillway at Folsom Dam. (Jan. 20, 2016)]

After months of hopeful predictions, El Niño is delivering our state much-needed snow and rain. But with Mother Nature doing her small part to ease the drought, the big question remains:

What will we do to capture excess rain and snow now for use in future times of drought?

Ron Mikulaco Announcing Candidacy for State Assembly!

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 07, 2016 / comments

Ron Mikulaco Heading for State Assembly?

“Today, I am announcing my candidacy for the California State Assembly,” said Mikulaco

After years of Office in the County of El Dorado, Ron Mikulaco is ready for State Assemble. Ron Mikulaco has always been a very energetic person and welcoming to be around. He is extremely passionate about the community and is always there for local community members in need. 

COMMENTARY: The Year Ahead for California’s Rural Counties

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 02, 2016 / comments

Last month, I was sworn in as Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California, better known as RCRC. The core of RCRC’s mission is to improve the ability of small, rural California county governments to provide services by reducing the burden of state and federal mandates, and promoting a greater understanding among policy makers about the unique challenges that face California’s small population counties.

Don’t Call 911 On Your Cell Phone In El Dorado County—Use This Number Instead

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 01, 2016 / comments

2016-01-31, 04:46:51 PLACERVILLE CA EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — In an emergency, your first instinct may be to dial 911, but the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to dial something longer for faster results. In an emergency, time is your enemy and every second counts, but calling 911 with your cellphone in El Dorado County may not be your fastest option. For dispatcher Courtney Barbot and her team, a busy day at the dispatch center may mean 650 emergency calls a day. Some of those calls come straight to them, but others may need to be transferred from another agency.