Manslaughter hearing pushed back to December

The Pleasant Valley woman accused of killing an El Dorado High School student in a high-speed car crash earlier this year had her latest hearing Friday continued to December. Victoria Elizabeth Guinn, 18, was behind the wheel of a Nissan sports car that crashed in Placerville in March. Killed in the wreck was passenger and […]

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Control burn set in Sly Park area

The Amador- El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire will be conducting vegetation management prescribed burns in the Sly Park Lake Recreation Area Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 17-19. The burns will take place between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  These particular prescribed burns will remove brush, conifer litter and bear clover in the understory of […]

Member sought for Early Care and Education Planning Council

The El Dorado County Early Care and Education Planning Council is accepting applications for board membership to fill one vacancy serving at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors and the superintendent of schools. The vacancy is for a provider representative, which is defined as someone who currently provides care and education services for children. […]

Lake levels 10-13-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Oct. 13, 2011 Elevation (feet) 436.94 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 677,300 69% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,447 Outflow 4,133 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Oct. 13, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,459.47 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 33,933 83% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 11 Outflow […]

Weather stats 10-13-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date  Rain 1-Oct 0.00 2-Oct 0.00 3-Oct 0.00 4-Oct 0.00 5-Oct 0.00 6-Oct 2.75 7-Oct 0.19 8-Oct 0.00 9-Oct 0.00 10-Oct 0.00 11-Oct 1.55 12-Oct 0.00 13-Oct 0.00 October rainfall to date 4.49 138-year average rain for […]

Farm Bureau backs Norris for EID

The El Dorado County Farm Bureau Board of Directors interviewed and reviewed candidates’ qualifications for the El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Board of Directors open seat and decided to endorse current Director Harry Norris. “Harry Norris has shown strength and leadership on the present board and he will continue to plan well for the […]

Farm Bureau endorses Osborne for EID

The El Dorado County Farm Bureau Board of Directors interviewed and reviewed candidates’ qualifications for the El Dorado Irrigation District Division 1 Board of Directors open seat and opted to endorse current Director George Osborne. “George Osborne has exhibited leadership and foresight on the board to implement regulatory mandates and meet the customers’ needs while […]

Weather stats 10-7-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-Oct 0.00 2-Oct 0.00 3-Oct 0.00 4-Oct 0.00 5-Oct 0.00 6-Oct 2.75 7-Oct 0.19 October rainfall to date 2.94 138-year average rain for month of October 4.37 138-year average cumulative total through October […]

Lake levels 10-6-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Oct. 6, 2011 Elevation (feet) 440.89 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 714,900 73% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,612 Outflow 4,102 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Oct. 5, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,459.78 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 34,118 83% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 35 Outflow […]

Correction

On Page A-6 of the Monday, Oct. 3, edition of the Mountain Democrat, a sub-headline on the Chamber of Commerce page incorrectly identified Harry Norris’ last name as “Harris.” The sub-headline should have read, “Endorses Norris, Osborne for EID board.”

DUI log: Oct. 5

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: TIMOTHY DELLANNA, 53, Grizzly Flat, booked Sept. 12 by Placerville police, bail listed at $5,000. SARAH MILLER, 35, Placerville, booked Sept. 14 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. CODY HORN, 25, Pilot Hill, booked Sept. 15 by sheriff’s deputies, […]

County woman reported missing

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has turned to the public for help in finding a local woman who was last seen on Sept. 23. Sara Fawcett worked at the Placerville Wal-Mart and called in sick on Sept. 22. She was last heard from on on the morning of Sept. 23. According to the Sheriff’s […]

Lake levels 9-29-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Sept. 29, 2011 Elevation (feet) 444.09 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 746,200 76% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,107 Outflow 3,165 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Sept. 28, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,460.40 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 34,481 84% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 9 Outflow […]

Distraught woman, child rescued from river canyon

A woman who reportedly took off all her clothing, along with that of her young daughter, and ran toward the South Fork of the American River off Rock Creek Road Sunday ended up being taken to a mental health facility. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies were called to a suspicious circumstance report on Rock Creek […]

August divorce listings

Rodney J. Gray and Deanna L. Gray, August 23, 2011 Christina Madrid and Joseph R. Madrid, JR., August 23, 2011 Brett Allen Baker and Crystal Anne Baker, August 23, 2011 Katherine Dunakin and Donald Dunakin, August 23, 2011 Christopher Hansen and Kim Goral Hansen, August 22, 2011 Roger J. Ruby and Kathryn K. Ruby, August […]

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Dead man identified

A man who died of unknown causes and who was the subject of a photograph in Monday’s Mountain Democrat has been identified as 60-year-old Greg Wheale of El Dorado. El Dorado County sheriff’s officers are saying the death does not appear suspicious, with no outward signs of trauma. Wheale was found lying in a dry […]

Cal’s Market trial postponed

Vincent Cal of Greenwood appeared in court before Judge James Wagoner on Friday, Sept. 16, to continue his ongoing fight with El Dorado County to keep Cal’s Market from being shut down. He previously was in court before Judge Thomas A. Smith on Sept. 2, when he was arraigned and released by Judge Smith on […]

Kokanee salmon volunteers still needed at Taylor Creek

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is looking for volunteers to assist Forest Service staff during the annual kokanee salmon activities in October. Prospective volunteers can submit a resume and learn more at an informative session on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in […]

Lake levels 9-16-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Sept. 16, 2011 Elevation (feet) 447.82 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 783,400 80% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,307 Outflow 3,152 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Sept. 15, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,461.99 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,414 86% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 10 Outflow […]

Big jump for gas prices

The Golden State’s average for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline is $3.95, up 17 cents since last month’s AAA report on Aug. 9. For perspective, that’s 93 cents higher than California’s average price on this date last year. Among all 50 states, California has the third highest state average price for regular, unleaded gasoline. […]

Man booked on robbery, elder abuse charges

A Placerville man was arrested last week after allegedly attacking a reportedly elderly married couple with pepper spray. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported battery at the 4000 block of Placerville’s Deer Meadow Court on the morning of Sept. 11. Deputies approached the husband-and-wife victims and noticed that they had red, watery […]

DUI log: Sept. 13

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs: GREGORY FRIES, 53, Monterey, booked Aug. 25 by Placerville police, bail listed at $2,500. WALTON HOUSTON, 59, Sly Park, booked Aug. 25 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. JOSHUA GREBITUS, 29, Pollock Pines, booked Aug. 26 by Placerville police, […]

Sierra Wildlife Rescue hosts 5th annual ‘Toast to Wildlife’

COLOMA — Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold its annual fall fundraiser, “A Toast to Wildlife,” on Sept. 24 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the American River Resort Event Center, 6019 New River Road, Coloma. There will be both indoor and outdoor seating. All proceeds from the event go directly to the care of the […]

DUI log: Sept. 8

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: AUDREY NEWSOM, 39, El Dorado Hills, booked Aug. 19 by Placerville police, bail listed at $2,500. MARK DIXON, 54, Placerville, booked Aug. 20 by Placerville police, bail listed at $2,500. JOSEPH RIESS, 37, Redding, booked Aug. 20 by CHP, […]

Auditor shows county’s $100K+ retirees

El Dorado County has a 16-member group of individuals with one thing in common. They retired from county employment or county service with pensions of more than $100,000 a year. Three were elected officials, former sheriff Jeff Neves, former assessor Tim Holcomb and former surveyor Dan Russell. Neves’s retirement package tops the chart at $189,816. […]

Clarification

The Aug. 26 story, “EDH manager defends self at meeting,” indicates that the El Dorado Hills Community Services District board of directors was willing to consider arbitration with their general manager, John Skeel. Board President Guy Gertsch has since clarified that his board is “considering an independent third party review.” The story also states that […]

Clarification

Monday’s article on the Rubicon Trail incorrectly identified the term “road prism” as including a Forest Service acronym related to  Plant Risk Status Information Management. As commonly used in engineering terms, according to Chief Assistant County Counsel Ed Knapp, the road prism extends from “original ground to original ground” and includes all parts of a […]

DFG offers one-day waterfowl hunting clinic

The California Department of Fish and Games Advanced Hunter Education Program is offering a waterfowl hunting clinic on Oct. 29 in Northern California. The clinic will be held at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Complex from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This clinic is for hunters of all skill levels. Two experienced instructors, DFG Assistant […]

$5 million program for forest and watershed projects

AUBURN – The Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Governing Board is set to consider proposed guidelines for a $5 million grant program designed to promote “healthy forests” at its Sept. 8 quarterly meeting in Alturas, Modoc County. Funding for the grant program will come from Proposition 84 bond funds and will be made available through a competitive grant […]

Lake levels 8-25-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Aug. 25, 2011 Elevation (feet) 456.05 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 868,600 89% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,383 Outflow 3,994 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Aug. 25, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,464.95 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 37,219 91% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 24 Outflow […]

Correction

In an Aug. 17 story about the recovery of Angora Creek Hannah Shembri of Lahontan Water Quality Control Board staff said vegetation management projects under 500 acres go to TRPA for review. However Doug Smith, manager of the Lahontan Planning and Restoration Division, said Shembri was “unaware of the recent court ruling requiring all vegetation […]

$4.5 million secured for Tahoe bike projects

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Funding of $4.5 million for two bikeway projects at Lake Tahoe has been secured by Tahoe Transportation District through the Nevada Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Development of a 3.2 mile segment between Stateline and Round Hill at South Shore – part of an eventual 43 mile […]

DUI log

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: WILLIAM MURRAY, 51, Pilot Hill, booked Aug. 12 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. TIMOTHY OHMAN, 40, Placerville, booked Aug. 12 by Placerville police, bail listed at $2,500. ANDREW STOFFAN, 53, Placerville, booked Aug. 12 by CHP, bail listed […]

Divorces and dissolution of marriages

Jon C. Tinker and Constance Tinker, July 22, 2011 Melanie Klinglesmith-Singh and Charanjit Singh, July 22, 2011 Robert Lyell and Tonia Lyell, July 18, 2011 Robert Kay and Diane Kay, July 15, 2011 Jeri L. Costa and Ted M. Costa, July 15, 2011 Beth A. Gerkan and Jeremy K. Bonderer, July 18, 2011 Bettina Louise […]

EID sets up training program for treatment operators

Here’s the problem: There is a real shortage of real jobs now. The ones that are full-time, pay a decent salary and some benefits. Employers, on the other hand, often have trouble finding prospective employees with the right skills. El Dorado Irrigation District was one of those employers. It operates five water treatment plants and […]

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DUI log: Aug. 16

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: CANDISS AUTREY, 22, El Dorado Hills, booked Aug. 5 by CHP, bail listed at $5,000. LAUREN BURSAN, 19, El Dorado Hills, booked Aug. 5 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. SUSAN DUKE, 59, Auburn, booked Aug. 5 by CHP, […]

weather stats 8-12-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Aug. 1 0.00 Aug. 2 0.00 Aug. 3 0.00 Aug. 4 0.00 Aug. 5 0.00 Aug. 6 0.00 Aug. 7 0.00 Aug. 8 0.00 Aug. 9 0.00 Aug. 10 0.00 Aug. 11 0.00 […]

DUI log: 8/11

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: CATHERINE CISNEROS, 74, Pollock Pines, booked July 14 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. CORY BAKER, 35, Walnut Creek, booked July 15 by CHP, bail listed at $5,000. RYAN VILLA, 33, El Dorado, booked July 15 by CHP, bail […]

Lake levels 8-11-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Aug. 11, 2011 Elevation (feet) 59.96 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 910,500 93% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,596 Outflow 1,843 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Aug. 10, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,466.99 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 38,470 94% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 25 Outflow […]

Lake levels 8-5-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m.Aug. 5, 2011 Elevation (feet) 460.94 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 921,100 94% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,462 Outflow 3,519 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Aug. 4, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,467.91 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 38,971 95% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 27 Outflow (cfs) […]

Clarification

An Aug. 1 story on the Rubicon Trail didn’t mention the creator of the bandanas, starting in 2010. The creator is flyingfrog.com, according to Mary Ellen Szper, owner to the business.

Birth announcement

DANIKA MAE SALDIVAR,  baby girl, 9 pounds, 21.25 inches, born July 29 at Kaiser Roseville to Lee and Crystal Saldivar of Lotus.

Lake levels 7-31-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. July 31, 2011 Elevation (feet) 462.16 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 934,500 96% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 3,064 Outflow 6,464 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. July 27, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,468.65 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 39,517 96% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 21 Outflow […]

Lake levels 7-21-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. July 22, 2011 Elevation (feet) 463.7 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 951,400 97% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 4,187 Outflow 4,498 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. July 21, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,469.32 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 39,948 97% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 55 Outflow […]