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Audrey Lucile de Pass

July 20, 1924 — Nov. 23, 2015 Audrey Lucile de Pass passed away peacefully at her home in Pollock Pines, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Ron; daughter, Georgianna Tippo of Enfield, Conn.; son, Michael Johnston of Citrus Heights, Calif.; son, Steven Johnston of Petaluma, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 11 […]

Ted Lukaskie

Sept. 8, 1941 — Nov. 19, 2015 Ted Lukaskie passed way peacefully at the age of 74 in his Rocklin, Calif., home on Nov. 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife, June (Rocki) Lukaskie; and his daughters, Kimberly and Kristina. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Brandon, Mariah, Mackenzie, Zachary and Cameron; […]

Ellen Mae Jensen

Sept. 12, 1928 — Nov. 24, 2015 Ellen Mae Jensen, born Sept. 12, 1928, died Nov. 24, 2015. Cancer claimed her, but God had already received her. Memorial services pending. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines in Placerville, Calif.

Corinne Prescott funeral notice

Jan. 8, 1935 — Nov. 12, 2015 Corinne Prescott, of El Dorado, Calif., born Jan. 8, 1935, died Nov. 12, 2015. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue, Calif.

News Bites 12/2

Road workshop set El Dorado County officials will hold a workshop to discuss the major update to the West Slope Transportation Capital Improvement Program and Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Program on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the El Dorado County Planning Commission hearing room, 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville. The workshop will provide an opportunity for the public to comment […]

Building permits issued Nov. 23-27

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 5 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $1,631,966.53 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $10,000 3 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $49,880 2 ELCTRC – NEW – 1-FMLY $825 1 ELCTRC – NEW – GARAGE $695 26 ELCTRC – NEW – SOLAR $618,776 1 ELCTRC – NEW – WELL $2,500 7 MECHAN – […]

Sons of the American Revolution honors local heroes

Law enforcement officers and fire safety personnel were honored at the Sons of the American Revolution Awards Banquet earlier this fall. “Our purpose is to honor distinguished law enforcement officers, fireman and other citizens who have performed outstanding service for our community. The individuals being honored … (have) gone above and beyond the call of duty […]

Crime Log

Nov. 21 7:15 a.m. A man reported theft from a vehicle on Sutter Trail in Mountain Meadows. 8:30 a.m. A woman reported unknown suspects stole belongings from an unlocked vehicle on Alhambra Drive in Cameron Park. Later the suspect used the victim’s ATM card. 11:32 a.m. A man reported unknown suspects broke into his cabin on […]

Lake levels

Stumpy Meadows, as of Nov. 25 Water elevation 4,219 feet 0.9 inches Storage level 8,450 acre-feet Percent full 42% Inflow 7.63 cfs Outflow 2.78 cfs Loon Lake, as of Nov. 24 Water elevation 6,380.5 feet Storage level 33,940 acre-feet Percent full 49% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Ice House, as of Nov. 24 Water elevation 5,429.1 […]

Loron K. Mortensen

March 10, 1969 — Nov. 16, 2015 Loron “Morty” K. Mortensen passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Morristown, Tenn. He was 46 years old. He was preceded in death by his brother, Nathan; Grandparents Mortensen; Grandparents Elliott; and his faithful dog, Heidi. Survivors include his wife, Sherrie; daughters, Savanna and Lexxus; stepdaughter, Cheyenne; parents, […]

Edwin Allan Gore

1951 — Nov. 19, 2015 Edwin Allan Gore, 64, passed away Nov. 19, 2015, in Willits, Calif., from brain cancer. He was a resident of the Shingle Springs and Placerville areas before moving to Ridgewood Ranch in Willits in the early 1990s. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Aimee Swearengin Gore; his […]

Make a lasting, positive impact this season

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation. Returning for the seventh season in a row, Give-A-Tree cards from the Arbor Day Foundation offer a unique holiday giving opportunity with conservation benefits that will endure […]


The Nov. 18 article titled “EDH Fire fights for promised revenue” misidentified two resolutions passed by the Board of Supervisors June 10, 2014.  “The first dissolved the Latrobe Fire Protection District and the second approved the annexation of the Latrobe fire service area to EDH Fire,” the article stated. County supervisors do not have the […]

Peter H. Beese

Oct. 3, 1934 — Nov. 14, 2015 Peter Heinrich Beese, 81, died peacefully at home under the loving care of hospice on Nov. 14, 2015, following a five-year battle with bladder cancer. He leaves his loving wife of almost 37 years, Michelle (Dwyer) Beese; daughter, Loraine Jennings of Boulder, Colo.; son, Jeffrey Beese and his […]

Diana Kay Clarke

July 1, 1947 — Nov. 16, 2015 My lovely and sweet wife of 34 years joined our savior in heaven after a three-month battle with brain cancer on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at her home in Cameron Park, Calif., surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Dorothy Rhoades of Placerville, […]


Luis Enrique Granados, 20, from Rancho Cordova, booked on Nov. 19 by Placerville CHP, bail listed $5,000. Brandon Pivin, 42, from Diamond Springs, booked on Nov. 19 by Placerville CHP, bail listed $20,000. Kiev Bolden, 23, from Cameron Park, booked on Nov. 21 by Placerville CHP, bail listed $5,000. Matthew Brickley, 26, from El Dorado […]

News Bites 11/25

Hunter education clinics scheduled The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has released its schedule of Advanced Hunter Education classes for 2016. Several new offerings have been added, including hunter marksmanship, hunt planning and basic game processing. Other popular clinics are still on the roster, including wilderness first aid, wild pig hunting, deer hunting, turkey […]

Henry Samaniego

March 25, 1923 — Nov. 13, 2015 Henry Samaniego passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 13, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to Jessie “Samie;” loving father of Steve (Kim) Samaniego, Jim (Bonnie) Samaniego, Tim (Becky) Samaniego, Stacey (Rich) Marshall, Henrietta (Earle) Trimble and Margo (Pat) Mc Clellan; devoted grandfather […]

Harry Jamieson Borde

Jan. 19, 1920 — Nov. 14, 2015 Harry J. Borde passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wives, Dulce Holloway Borde and Anne Goche Borde. He leaves behind two daughters, two grandsons, three great-grandsons, two nieces, one nephew and many close friends. Harry was born and raised in […]

Building permits issued Nov. 16-20

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – GARAGE $649 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – SOFFIC $54,431.63 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $84,211.80 32 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $11,229,632.32 1 BUILDG – NEW – OFFICE $94,449.60 1 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $12,850 1 BUILDG – REMODL – RSTRNT $50,000 7 BUILDG – […]

Crime Log

Nov. 12 7 a.m. Hospital staff requested deputies respond for a person who was possible drugged. Victim was gone by the time deputies arrived. 8:59 a.m. An 87-year-old man reported property stolen from an unlocked car on Vista Tierra Drive in Camino. 11:37 a.m. Someone stole a laptop left on the ground at a Coach Lane […]

Gerald “Jerry” E. Martin

Jan. 1, 1929 — Nov. 13, 2015 Gerald E. Martin served in the U.S. Army followed by a 30-year career with Cal-Trans, from where he retired. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carole Martin; daughter, Cyndi (Joel) Espinoza; son, Robert (Susan) Martin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death […]

Kathryn Elaine Morris

March 22, 1930 — Nov. 18, 2015 Kathryn Elaine Morris, born to Charles A. and Mary M. Wesbrook on March 22, 1930 in Chico, Calif., passed peacefully at home in El Dorado, Calif., on Nov. 18, 2015. She was a sixth-generation Californian descended from early Gold Rush pioneers. She attended Chico High and Chico State […]

Dale Mike Korzan

Sept. 9, 1918 — Nov. 7, 2015 Dale Mike Korzan went home to God and family, passing away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. He was one of five children born to Mike Korzan and Antonia Sladek Korzan. The five children were Lester, Harry, Floyd, Dale and Ruth. Dale was born on his […]

Russell John Nelson

1932 — 2015 Russell John “Jack” Nelson passed away May 22, 2015, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The eldest of six children of Russell Jacob and Katherine Nelson, he was born on Aug. 28, 1932, in Alliance, Neb., but moved to Fort Ord, Calif., when he was just 9 years old. He attended Monterey […]

Milton Richard Farrell

Sept. 13, 1925 — Nov. 3, 2015 A few years following the Great Depression Milton’s family moved to Los Angeles, crossing the desert sands on the “wooden highway.” He was born in Los Angeles on Sept. 13, 1925. He later attended Franklin High School. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as […]

Audrey Y. Barnhart

May 26, 1926 — Nov. 13, 2015 Audrey Barnhart, a longtime resident of Placerville, Calif., escaped to paradise on Nov. 13, 2015. Her body was simply unable to keep up with her vibrant spirit any longer and she had to leave it behind. Audrey was born in New London, Conn. She and her husband Dale […]

Lisa Marie Young

Aug. 20, 1976 — Oct. 26, 2015 Our beautiful and beloved Lisa passed away unexpectedly at her home in Placerville, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy; children, Samantha, Austin and Travis; her parents, Ron and Diane Bass; brother, Eric; her grandmother, Betty Bass; and many wonderful friends and family […]

News Bites Nov. 18

Initiative redirects high speed rail funding to water storage SACRAMENTO — Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner, in partnership with California State Sen. Bob Huff (R-San Dimas), recently announced they have filed an initiative aimed at allowing voters to redirect unspent high speed rail (Prop 1A, 2008) and above ground water storage (Prop 1, 2014) funds […]

Howard D. Hanson

Aug. 31, 1929 — Nov. 6, 2015 Howard D. Hanson, of Placerville, Calif., born Aug. 31, 1929, died Nov. 6, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m., at Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way in Placerville.

Building permits issued Nov. 9-13

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $638,861.44 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $25,263.54 20 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $7,139,375.60 3 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $59,894 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $3,500 1 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $28,474 2 ELCTRC – NEW – 1-FMLY $3,000 20 ELCTRC – […]

Murder victims identified

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of three murder victims killed in two separate incidents – The man allegedly killed by suspect Dennis Renk on Nov. 6 in Camino has been identified as 56-year-old Langley Pratt of Camino. Renk and Pratt were reportedly involved in an altercation on Elmer Street. When authorities arrived […]

Most wanted suspect caught

One of the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office’s most wanted fugitives is behind bars. Steven Haas, 55, was arrested on Nov. 9 on a felony warrant for alleged lewd and lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14. He had an outstanding warrant since February of this year. Few other details have been released as the victim […]

Crime Log

Nov. 5 8:25 a.m. A 58-year-old man reported that an unknown person attempted to open two credit card accounts in a victim’s name on Western Drive in Cameron Park. 12:04 p.m. Vandalism by graffiti was reported on Pony Express Trail in Cedar Grove. 4:47 p.m. A 41-year-old woman reported an unknown suspect used force to enter […]

DeEtta “Dee” Hayden

Sept. 26, 1942 — Nov. 7, 2015 DeEtta Lee Hayden was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Vallejo, Calif., to Alton and Julie Taylor. She was called to be with the Lord on Nov. 7, 2015, in Shingle Springs, Calif. She was 73. DeEtta was the beloved wife of 43 years to Ronald Norman Hayden; the […]

David Jacob Crites

June 8, 1938 — Oct. 26, 2015 David Jacob Crites passed away Oct. 26, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Margeret Crites; his son, Mark Crites; his two daughters, Vanessa Schliessmannn and Christine Crites; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. David was a loving husband and a wonderful father. He will be greatly missed. We […]

Miriam Grace Crow

Jan. 14, 1931 — Nov. 4, 2015 Miriam Grace Crow, 84, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Vancouver, Wash. She was the widow of Chester Lee Crow. They shared 48 years of marriage together. Miriam was born in Milton, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1931, and was raised in Napa, Calif. She was the […]


Jeremy Meyers, 45, from Cool, booked on Nov. 5 by Placerville CHP, bail listed $15,000. Whitney Wells,26, from Placerville, booked on Nov. 5 by Placerville CHP, bail listed $5,000. Dena Reed, 45, from Placerville, booked on Nov. 6 by Placerville PD, bail listed $15,000. Jarred Flory, 27, from Rancho Cordova, booked on Nov. 7 by […]

Robert Lee Brooks Sr.

April 4, 1943 — Nov. 2, 2015 Robert Lee Brooks Sr., 72, passed away on Nov. 2, 2015. He was born on April 4, 1943, in Hayward, Calif. Robert attended Sunset High School in the early 1960s, where he was a star high school football player and met his high school sweetheart and later wife, […]

Mahala “Hallie” Baldock

March 29, 1951 — Nov. 9, 2015 Hallie passed away peacefully on the evening of Nov. 9, 2015, after a brief fight with breast cancer. Although originally born in Los Angeles, Calif., she lived in Diamond Springs, Placerville and Shingle Springs, Calif., the majority of her life. She received her associate’s degree in business in […]

Leo M. Conner

Dec. 19, 1915 — Nov. 4, 2015 Leo M. Conner passed into the presence of the Lord just short of his 100th birthday. He completed 35 missions as an Air Core Bomber pilot in the European Theater of World War II. Leo’s first wife of 56 years, Marian, preceded him in death. He is survived […]

Twyla Bidstrup

Dec. 16, 1921 — Oct. 27, 2015 Twyla passed away to her heavenly home with tenacity and a spirit all her own on Oct. 27, 2015. She was born on Dec. 16, 1921, in Placerville, Calif. Proudly serving in World War II overseas, Twyla was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945. She served […]

Beverly R. Hogg

August 16, 1933 – August 15, 2015 Beverly was born in Iroquois, South Dakota on August 16, 1933 and passed away in her Cameron Park, California home on August 15, 2015. Beloved wife, for 62 years, to the late G. Leland Hogg. The loving mother of Janet Hogg of Sacramento, Charles and Janice Hogg of […]

Amy Lynn Helms

March 31, 1971 — Oct. 28, 2015 We are incredibly sad to announce that Amy passed away unexpectedly from a tragic car accident. A beloved family member and friend to so many, she was embraced and adored by the Placerville community and she will be greatly missed. To celebrate her life, a memorial service will […]

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