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Lake levels

Stumpy Meadows, as of Feb. 10 Water elevation 4,257 feet Storage level 18,553 acre-feet Percent full 93% Inflow 31.80 cfs Outflow  2.00 cfs Loon Lake, as of Feb. 10 Water elevation 6,387.7 feet Storage level 41,460 acre-feet Percent full 60% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Ice House, as of Feb. 10 Water elevation 5,429.6 feet Storage […]

Federal budget deficit, national debt to soar

The omnibus budget deal and accompanying tax breaks for businesses and individuals that congress agreed to in December will put a greater strain on the national debt, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s latest budget and economic outlook for 2016-2026. Under the CBO’s forecast, the annual budget deficit will increase, as a share of the […]

Looking like rainy days ahead for economy

It’s time to cut and save at all levels of government. The reason: The economy may be slowing. A Feb. 3 report by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office found “December and January income tax collections came in modestly short of projections.” And for fiscal year 2015-16, which ends June 30, “to date, based on […]

Odie Ray Prettyman funeral notice

Jan. 19, 1946 — Jan. 24, 2016 Odie Ray Prettyman, a 50-year resident of El Dorado County, born Jan. 19, 1946, died Jan. 24, 2016. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 18, at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, Calif. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines […]

Etta “Louise” Beals

March 27, 1921 — Feb. 7, 2016 Etta “Louise” Beals, born March 27, 1921, in Pasadena, Calif., passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 7, 2016. Louise was a longtime resident of Placerville, Calif. She and her husband, Frank, moved to Placerville in the 1940s, following the war. Beals Road was named after the […]

Linda Marie (Gray) Suddarth

July 13, 1950 — Feb. 4, 2016 Linda Suddarth was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., to King and Marie Gray and passed away after a short battle with cancer in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by her sisters, Suzanne Mann and Kathy Gray; nieces, Julie (Paul) Parsons and Lisa Hamner; nephews, Riley Wills and Andy […]

Dr. Darrel Lee Dawes

June 22, 1929 — Jan. 27, 2016 Dr. Darrel Lee Dawes passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, leaving behind his wife, Lynne Dawes and a legacy from a life of learning and exploration not only for his five children, four step-children, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, but also for extended family and hundreds of […]

Charles Krauthammer: The ‘establishment’ nonsense

The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of “establishment,” an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse is by Donald Trump supporters rationalizing his Iowa defeat with the following consolation: If you tally up Trump and Ted Cruz (and throw in Ben Carson), a whopping 60 percent […]

Michael “Mike” Edward Wurm

Feb. 14, 1945 — Jan. 25, 2016 Mike Wurm was born on Feb. 14, 1945, in Weaverham, England, to Theodore Grover Wurm and Betty McMean Wurm. He grew up in Oakland, Calif. In 1964 Mike traveled to New Zealand to live for five years, returning to Oakland with a new bride. After a second try […]

Mark Shields: Cracking the code of campaign-speak

“Do you ever get the feeling,” asked humorist Robert Orben, “that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?” But even after real, live Americans actually do vote in Iowa and New Hampshire, somehow we always seem to be left with more winners than losers. Because you, dear […]

Dennis “Spike” Wright

Aug. 7, 1975 — Jan. 30, 2016 Dennis “Spike” Wright was taken Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was born Aug. 7, 1975, in Placerville, Calif., to Dennis and Janet (Miller) Wright. Spike had a license in consulting and construction. Cement was his specialty. He was a lifelong resident of Amador […]

Grant Tueller funeral notice

Oct. 18, 1952 — Feb. 2, 2016 Grant Tueller, of Diamond Springs, Calif., born Oct. 18, 1952, died Feb. 2, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m., at the Town Hall, 549 Main Street in Placerville, Calif. For more details go to Grant Tueller’s Facebook page.

Lake levels

Loon Lake, as of Feb. 2 Water elevation 6,390.2 feet Storage level 44,240 acre-feet Percent full 64% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Ice House, as of Feb. 2 Water elevation 5,428 feet Storage level 29,870 acre-feet Percent full 69% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Union Valley, as of Feb. 2 Water elevation 4,830.7 feet Storage level 167,890 […]

Michael Corner funeral notice

April 4, 1940 — Dec. 20, 2015 Juan Michael “Mike” Corner, of Placerville, Calif., born April 4, 1940, died Dec. 20, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m., at New Wine Christian Fellowship, 680 Bee Street in Placerville.

Sandra Anne Wallace shorter obit

Jan. 4, 1944 — Nov. 11, 2015 In remembrance of Sandra Anne Wallace, private family services have been held. The family would like to thank everyone for their condolences, cards and flowers along with their kind thoughts and sharing of stories. “Like falling leaves the years slip by But Love and memories never die, A […]

Lloyd Frank Romberger

Dec. 25, 1921 — Jan. 30, 2016 U.S.A.F. Retired Master Sergeant Lloyd Frank Romberger, of Placerville, Calif., left this world on Jan. 30, 2016. He was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Orwin, Pa. Lloyd spent his working life in service to his country and as a loving family man. He entered the U.S. Army in […]

Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill

Nov. 22, 1980 — Jan. 15, 2016 Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill, 35, of Pollock Pines, Calif., peacefully passed away and into the arms of her sweet Jesus on Jan. 15, 2016. She was also greeted there by her Grammas Rosemary Hesse and Doris Gill, her uncle Mark Hesse, aunt Linda Hesse, and Monte Montillier; Angel the […]

The three-cornered fight for the soul of the GOP

It’s hard to believe that the United States, having resisted the siren song of socialism during its entire 20th-century heyday (the only major democracy to do so), should suddenly succumb to its charms a generation after its intellectual demise. Indeed, the prospect of socialist Bernie Sanders, whatever his current momentum, winning the Democratic nomination remains […]

Joseph Richard Erickson

July 6, 1932 — Jan. 16, 2016 Joseph Richard Erickson of Pollock Pines, Calif., passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, of an undiagnosed terminal illness and complications of an accident, at the age of 83 years old. He was born on Monday, July 6, 1932, in Kingsburg, Calif., to Frank Erickson and Evelyn Erickson. Joe […]

John Stossel: Running on empty

Cars run on fuel. Politicians run on votes, and they’ll do almost anything to get them. That includes supporting mandates that force us to use ethanol, a fuel made from corn that Iowa farmers grow. They support ethanol because Iowa is the first state to vote on presidential candidates. Candidates want to look strong at […]

Lake levels

Loon Lake, as of Jan. 26 Water elevation 6,385.3 feet Storage level 38,870 acre-feet Percent full 56% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Ice House, as of Jan. 26 Water elevation 5,425.5 feet Storage level 28,420 acre-feet Percent full 65% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Union Valley, as of Jan. 26 Water elevation 4,822.6 feet Storage level 151,300 […]

Philip John Garthe Jr.

March 31, 1951 — Jan. 27, 2016 Philip “Phil” Garthe Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Rescue, Calif., on Jan. 27, 2016. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Kym. He was the loving father of Andy (Mandy) Garthe and Tyra (Matt) Dickinson; brother of David and Sue Garthe and Debbie Cautard; and devoted grandfather […]

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