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 […]

Clarification

Key facts in the “River rescue saves South County kayaker” story from the Monday, June 26, edition of the Mountain Democrat were not known until after press time. Responders from the Pioneer Fire Protection District — including Chief Bob Gill and volunteer firefighter Phil Dayton — were first on the scene during for the rescue attempt. Also, […]

County not in market for mitigation lands

El Dorado County supervisors backed each other up Tuesday afternoon to reject any notion that the county should acquire more land in order to mitigate environmental losses due to future development. The issue was raised during a presentation by Development Services Director Roger Trout. On the agenda to ask the board to approve a request […]

Lake levels 6-24-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. June 23, 2011 Elevation (feet) 459.65 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 907,100 93% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 12,729 Outflow 12,318 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. June 22, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.17 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,136 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 77 Outflow […]

Nerwinski to open Dist. 3 campaign office

As the new El Dorado County supervisorial district map adoption draws nears, Cathy Nerwinski, candidate for the Board of Supervisors in District 3, announced the opening of her campaign headquarters June 24. The office is at 680 Placerville Drive, Placerville. The public is invited to the campaign office opening party, which will include local wines, […]

May divorces and dissolutions

Barbara Deniece Allen and Charles Timothy Wolfe, May 16, 2011 Richard Eric Jenkins and Diane Gail Jenkins, May 13, 2011 Dianna Lynn Sorby and Brian Russell Sorby, May 9, 2011 Audrey Lopez and Brandon Loring, May 9, 2011 Kimberly Schafer-Yoda and Joel Yoda Jr., May 9, 2011 Gilmer B. Wheeler and Christine D. Flaherty, May […]

Lake levels 6-19-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. June 19, 2011 Elevation (feet) 460.6 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 917,400 94% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 11,225 Outflow 12,074 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. June 15, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.24 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,181 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 80 Outflow […]

Placerville man tazed, arrested after night of drinking

A wild evening of drinking proved to be too much for one Placerville man to handle, as he was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of vandalizing a Lotus bar. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of vandalism in progress at 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Coloma Club in Lotus. Austin Hillendahl, […]

DUI log: 6/17

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs of alcohol: JESSE WHEELER, 21, Camino, booked May 9 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. ALAN HALE, 67,Cameron Park, booked May 10 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. CHRISTOPHER RUTTER, 22, Greenwood, booked May 10 by CHP, bail listed […]

Weather stats 6-7-11

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 June rainfall to date 1.87 137-year average rain for month of June 0.5 137-year average cumulative total through June 39.61 Season […]

Lake levels 6-6-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. June 6, 2011 Elevation (feet) 457.59 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 885,000 91% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 7,461 Outflow 7,123 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. June 1, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.11 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,097 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 25 Outflow […]

Weather stats 6-2-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat’s Broadway office at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date Rain 1-Jun 0.00 2-Jun 0.25 June rainfall to date 0.25 137-year average rain for month of June 0.5 137-year average cumulative total through June 39.61 Season rain total starting July 2010 47.93 Rainfall to […]

Weather stats 5-31-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-May 0.00 2-May 0.00 3-May 0.00 4-May 0.00 5-May 0.00 6-May 0.00 7-May 0.00 8-May 0.00 9-May 0.00 10-May 0.00 11-May 0.00 12-May 0.00 13-May 0.00 14-May 0.00 15-May 0.00 16-May 0.00 […]

Weather stats 5-27-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics are reported by the Mountain Democrat rain gauge on Broadway at 9 a.m. on last date listed. Date Rain 1-May 0.00 2-May 0.00 3-May 0.00 4-May 0.00 5-May 0.00 6-May 0.00 7-May 0.00 8-May 0.00 9-May 0.00 10-May 0.00 11-May 0.00 12-May 0.00 13-May 0.00 14-May 0.00 15-May 0.00 […]

Lake levels 5-27-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. May 27, 2011 Elevation (feet) 455.11 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 858,700 88% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 8,297 Outflow 5,731 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. May 26, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.23 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,175 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 72 Outflow […]

Georgetown woman killed in motorcycle accident

Georgetown resident Tracie Murchie, 39, was killed last week when the motorcycle her husband was driving collided with a pickup truck. Tracie and husband Steve, also 39, were riding a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on Wentworth Springs Road, east of Hotchkiss Hill Road, on Tuesday when the bike’s driver lost control trying to avoid a […]

Lake levels 5-24-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. May 24, 2011 Elevation (feet) 453.97 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 846,700 87% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 8,805 Outflow 7,167 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. May 3, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.17 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,136 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 51 Outflow […]

Dissolutions of marriage

Renee Pompei Ciokewicz and Jeffrey J. Ciokewicz, April 25, 2011 Andrea Pomi and Steve Pomi, April 25, 2011 Melissa R. Swick and Mark F. Swick, April 25, 2011 Carol Wallace and William Wallace, April 25, 2011 Erin Lee Norman and Shaka A. Norman, April 25, 2011 Lindsey J. James and Clifford H. James, April 25, […]

DUI arrests

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs: SHANNON ANGI, 44, Pollock Pines, booked April 25 by sheriff’s deputies, bail listed at $100,000. BRANDON ESPINOZA, 31, Folsom, booked April 25 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. BRANDON KNUTSON, 27, El Dorado Hills, booked April 26 […]

Forest Service seeks comment on Upper Truckee River Restoration

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, working with the California Tahoe Conservancy, is proposing to restore the Sunset Stables Reach of the Upper Truckee River. The proposed project would replace the existing channel with a new one that has the width, depth and curves of a more naturally […]

DUI log

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: JUSTIN ATKINS, 22, Placerville, booked April 2 by CHP, bail listed at $5,000. SCOTT BARRY, 45, Shingle Springs, booked April 2 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. SAMUEL KRAUS, 19, Placerville, booked April 2 by CHP, bail […]

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Lake levels 5-4-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. May 4, 2011 Elevation (feet) 445.34 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 758,500 78% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 9,854 Outflow 7,890 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. May 3, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.17 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,136 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 51 Outflow […]

Rainfall stats 5-1-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date  Rain 1-Apr 0.00 2-Apr 0.00 3-Apr 0.00 4-Apr 0.15 5-Apr 0.00 6-Apr 0.00 7-Apr 0.00 8-Apr 0.00 9-Apr 0.00 10-Apr 0.00 11-Apr 0.00 12-Apr 0.00 13-Apr 0.00 14-Apr 0.25 15-Apr 0.00 16-Apr 28 0.00 17-Apr 0.00 […]

Clarification

It was incorrectly reported April 13 that Elizabeth Caffrey was released on $2,500 bail. Though she was arrested on suspicion of DUI March 19 with bail set at $2,500, she was released March 22 without posting bail. The release came at the request of the district attorney under Penal Code Section 849b (1), which can […]

California ocean and inland salmon seasons set

The California Fish and Game Commission has adopted ocean salmon fishing regulations that allow for a season this year. Inland salmon season regulations were also adopted for the Central Valley, and Klamath and Trinity rivers. This represents a restoration of the traditional salmon fishery throughout California, the first since major closures were enacted in 2008 […]

Lake levels 4-28-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. April 28, 2011 Elevation (feet) 443.42 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 739,600 76% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 10,277 Outflow 8,286 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. April 27, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.27 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,200 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 75 Outflow […]

Sheriff’s Department teams with DEA

To help residents dispose of unwanted prescription drugs, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has partnered with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to offer the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, set for April 30. The Sheriff’s Department will operate two disposal sites where the drugs can be turned in, free of charge, with no questions asked. According […]

Lake levels 4-22-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. April 22, 2011 Elevation (feet) 440.49 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 711,100 73% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 12,700 Outflow 9,043 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. April 20, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.29 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,213 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 82 Outflow […]

‘The Accidental Fundraiser’ coming to the Sequoia

You believed in the organization’s cause, you volunteered to help, but now they want you to fundraise. Yikes! Since you’re going to help out, why not make it fun? Learn about how to develop your best role, how to communicate your organization’s impact in the community, and how to make the asking part a little […]

Stumpy Meadows still overflowing

GEORGETOWN — Stumpy Meadows is still overflowing, General Manager Hank White reported to the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District board April 12. It began overflowing at 3:46 a.m. Dec. 19, 2010. This is the fourth time since its construction in 1962 that the 20,000-acre reservoir spilled in December. The other December spill years were 1982, […]

El Dorado Hills man, mother enter guilty pleas in federal case

An El Dorado Hills man and his mother pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering and concealing a felony, according a U.S. Department of Justice news release. United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Tuesday that Anthony Portillo, 41, pleaded guilty a day earlier to money laundering while Portillo’s mother, Betty Gracia, 61, pleaded guilty to […]

Lake levels 4-14-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. April 14, 2011 Elevation (feet) 438.99 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 696,700 71% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 8,938 Outflow 9,894 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. April 7, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.29 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,213 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 85 Outflow […]

March divorces

Carla Lynn Valencia and Christopher R. Valencia, March 29, 2011 Jackie L. Fleury and Daniel L. Fleury, March 29, 2011 Stacy M. Chronister and Robert E. Chronister, March 29, 2011 Brandon Riggen and Andrea Riggen, March 29, 2011 Julio Esparza and Yvonne R. Esparza, March 29, 2011 Jane Howe Hadden and Thomas Vickery Hadden, March […]

DUI log

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs: JULIE COLWELL, 45, Diamond Springs, booked March 18 by CHP, held on $2,500 bail. ELIZABETH CAFFREY, 69, no residence listed, booked March 19 by CHP, released on $2,500 bail. JOHN FITZPATRICK, 46, Placerville, booked March 19 by […]

Man released from county jail, arrested on suspicion of murder

A Nevada man released from an El Dorado County jail was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing four people. Joseph Naso, 77, of Reno, was booked into the Marin County Jail on four counts of murder which, according to several news outlets, allegedly took place between the late 1970s and mid-1990s. One of the victims […]

Lake levels 4-8-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. April 8, 2011 Elevation (feet) 438.86 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 695,500 71% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 12,687 Outflow 10,043 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. April 7, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.42 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,279 101% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 141 Outflow […]

On the spot: Helen Carey

Residence: Pollock Pines Hometown: Sacramento Occupation: Owner of The Forester restaurant, Camino Hobby: Reading Favorite movie: “The Way We Were” with Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand Favorite book: “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett Favorite vacation spot: Ferndale Something no one knows about you: “I was an Air Force brat. I have been all around […]