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 […]

Divorces and dissolutions of marriage

Gordon A. Smith and Kathryn W. Smith, June 28, 2011 Cindy P. Gold and Antonio Gold, June 28, 2011 Rosa Tuttle and Brian Tuttle, June 28, 2011 Shannon M. Daugherty and Caroline S. Daugherty, June 28, 2011 Brianne Patricia Pankratz and Anthony Pankratz, June 28, 2011 Marcia Sadlowski Markland and Kent Donald Markland, June 28, […]

Weather stats 7-21-11

Placerville weather statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date  Rain 1-Jul 0.00 2-Jul 0.00 3-Jul 0.00 4-Jul 0.00 5-Jul 0.00 6-Jul 0.00 7-Jul 0.00 8-Jul 0.00 9-Jul 0.00 10-Jul 0.00 11-Jul 0.00 12-Jul 0.00 13-Jul 0.00 14-Jul 0.00 15-Jul 0.00 16-Jul 0.00 17-Jul 0.00 18-Jul […]

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Lake levels 7-19-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. July 19, 2011 Elevation (feet) 464.02 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 954,900 98% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 3,404 Outflow 4,500 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. July 14, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,469.87 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 40,305 98% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 21 Outflow […]

DUI log: 7/19

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs of alcohol: CHARLES CORRASA, 29, Pollock Pines, booked June 24 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. SCOTT BARAN, 31, Placerville, booked June 25 by CHP, bail listed at $10,000. TYLER HARP, 26, Placerville, booked June 25 by CHP, bail listed at […]

GDPUD budget squeaks through

GEORGETOWN — With a nearly 5 percent drop in non-operating revenue, the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Board of Directors July 12 approved the budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. Operating revenue — water and wastewater sales — is projected to increase more than 8 percent. Total income is forecast to be […]

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Lakes 7-7-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. July 7, 2011 Elevation (feet) 463.46 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 948,800 97% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 7,922 Outflow 8,335 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. July 6, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,470.68 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 40,822 99% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 35 Outflow […]

Fall from casino balcony likely suicide, officials say

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A preliminary investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has found a Placerville woman who fell from the Horizon Casino Resort Friday killed herself, according to a Tuesday statement from Sgt. Jim Halsey.  Loretta Sangara, 68, died after falling from a 14th floor balcony about 10 a.m. July 1. “While the investigation […]

Local woman falls to her death in Stateline

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Detectives of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada are investigating the death of a Placerville woman who fell from a 14th floor balcony at the Horizon Casino in Stateline.  The body of the woman, later identified as 68-year-old Loretta Sangara, was discovered by Horizon Casino security officers about 10 a.m. Friday. […]

Weather stats 6-30-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date  Rain 1-Jun 0.00 2-Jun 0.25 3-Jun 0.00 4-Jun 0.00 5-Jun 0.00 6-Jun 1.46 7-Jun 0.16 8-Jun 0.00 9-Jun 0.00 10-Jun 0.00 11-Jun 0.00 12-Jun 0.00 13-Jun 0.00 14-Jun 0.00 15-Jun 0.00 16-Jun 0.00 17-Jun 0.00 18-Jun […]

Lake levels 6-30-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. June 30, 2011 Elevation (feet) 461.41 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 926,300 95% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 12,672 Outflow 11,051 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. June 29, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.24 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,181 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 124 Outflow […]

Sex offender busted for failure to register

A Placerville man was arrested last week for failing to properly register for his offense, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz said Benjamin Burmley, 68, was arrested the morning of June 24 at his residence on Cold Springs Road in Placerville after detectives and county probation officers learned he […]

DUI log: 6/30

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs of alcohol: AMY ARMANTROUT, 62, Garden Valley, booked June 3 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. NARISHA BONAKDAR, 30, El Dorado Hills, booked June 4 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. KERRIE FOSTER, 24, El Dorado, booked June 4 […]

Clarification

In the article “Another EDH home burns” published June 29 incorrect information regarding the spelling of the homeowner’s name was given to the Mountain Democrat. The homeowner is John Mouritsen.

EID gets favorable audit, advances capital projects

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors on June 27 received and unanimously voted to file the 2010 annual audit. The audit report, prepared by Maze and Associates, Certified Public Accountants, reported no material discrepancies and states that the financial statements represent fairly the financial position of the district in all material respects as of Dec. 31, […]

Ecosystem Restoration funding comment period open

The California Department of Fish and Game is accepting comments on recommendations for proposed projects related to the 2010-2011 CALFED Ecosystem Restoration Program. As the state implementing agency for the ERP, the DFG released a Proposal Solicitation Package in December 2010 requesting proposals focused on three ERP priorities: 1) Restoration projects that restore or enhance […]