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Mountain Democrat (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Placerville, CaliforniaCai i Forn l a Soi dest newspaper Esi. 1851 juju tatti Democrat monday july 27, 2015 volume 164 a Issue 89 i 75$Kyburz fire whips through the Woods Amanda Williams staff writer Whitehall the Kyburz fire threatened residents campers and Drivers As flames Tore through the wooded landscape on both sides of Highway 50. The wildfire broke out at about 2 . Thursday with fire Crews on the ground and in the air including the recently featured super scooper based out of Lake Tahoe quickly taking action. Seventy five Reid e aces Vacat i o n Homes were evacuated along with 15 Camp Sites from the Sand Flat Campground according to an Al Dorado county sheriff s department press release. The Pollock Pines Community Center served As an evacuation Center for those displaced. By Friday All mandatory evacuations had been lifted but some voluntary evacuations were still in place. The Sand Flat Campground remained closed As of sunday. Fire Crews were Able to save All structures in the affected area none have been damaged or destroyed. Two minor injuries were reported. Highway 50 was completely closed through Friday evening when one Lane reopened. All lanes Are now open though officials caution Drivers to drive slowly As firefighting equipment and personnel continue up travel in and out of the area. Ice House Reservoir w As closed to boaters As Aerial Crews used the Reservoir to fill up. It has since reopened for recreational use. As of Sun d a morning a see fire Page a9 Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene the cd 415 aerolite 260 Bombardier flies through smoke from the Kyburz fire. Recently featured in the Mountain Democrat july 24the super scooper can swoop Down to break the surface of a Lake and in 20 seconds upload 1,600 Gallons of water. Couple wants Antiques returned Amanda Williams staff writer Diamond Springs on july la Keith and Beverly Dockter lost a lifetime of memories after burglars targeted their Zandonella Road Home. Possibly using a crowbar to break in through the front door the thieves made their Way through the Home and loaded up irreplaceable Antiques. Among the items stolen a two German antique Candle holders Given to the dockers by foreign Exchange students who staved with them Beverly a Diamond anniversary ring and a Many a wedding band two antique Dresser drawers filled with jewelry an 1s90 scale that weighed Gold and Silver two Kodak antique cameras from the 1900s, a 1930 Zenith radio nicknamed a the which Beverly says was in mint condition and valued at More than $3,000, and a Large White China bowl from England. Perhaps most heartbreaking is the loss of a. 1941 american Flag that belonged to Beverly a father one of the Evv things Slie has 1 Eft of her dad who was in the air Force. A the passed away when i was two weeks old so i never really got to know my father Quot she said. A picture of him hangs in the hallway and Beverly said she a grateful that was left intact. No one was Home at the time of the burglary and no witnesses have come Forward. A the Day of the burglary there were no dogs no neighbors no nothing a Beverly said adding that other Homes in the area had been broken into one incident occurred the saturday before their Home w As burglarized. Because Only High value items were taken Beverly said she thinks the thieves a knew exactly what they were looking for almost like they had seen the High priced Antiques i he dockers a Home is currently on the Market and they suspect the burglars could have posed As potential buyers and been shown the House. The couple is asking friends to keep an Eye out for their belongings being sold on Sites like Craig list and possibly at Yard sales. They Hope someone will come Forward with information or return their items. A a 1 f t hey b rough t i t a 11 b a c a t h e re to u 1 d b e no questions Beverly said. The Al Dorado county sheriffs invest gators did pull fingerprints at the scene and continue to investigate the theft. Democrat photo by Krysten Keli Urr Keith and Beverly Dockter stand by the empty table where their beloved 1930 Zenith radio nicknamed a the Walton and valued at More than $3,000. Once sat. Jury duty scam makes the rounds Amanda Williams staff writer Al Dorado county sheriff s officials warn that scammers posing As local Law enforcement have attempted to collect Cash on false pretences from several Al Dorado county residents. It appears the con artists Are not local to the area and use internet based phones allowing to pm to select local area codes according to an Al Dorado sheriffs department press release. After obtaining a local phone number the suspects Tell the person they be called that they have missed jury duty and if they done to pay up roughly in the amount of $5,500, a warrant will be issued for their arrest. The Al Dorado county sheriff s dispatch Center has received More than. 50 Calls regarding the seam. In one particular Case. I. Tom Murdoch an elderly women attempted to w withdraw $6,000 from her account hut local Bank employees stepped in alerting the authorities that the woman could have been targeted by the sea in artists. A sheriffs Deputy spoke with the woman and she confirmed receiving a Call from a Man w to identified himself As a Alt. Allens from the Al Dorado county sheriffs office. The Deputy contacted the suspect who Rop it it redly i Messec 1 that he was attempting to take the women a Money a a. The Al Dorado county sheriff s office does not Contact people by Telephone to advise them of warrants or to solicit collect Money for it. Tom Murdoch and confidently boasted he would t get caught according to the press release. We would like our citizens to spread the word that the Al Dorado county sheriff s office does not Contact people by Telephone to advise them of w arrants or to solicit collect Money for w it. Tom Murdoch said. A if you Are contacted by anyone identifying themselves a set scam a gear county updating general plans biological policies Public hearings will be set Chris Daley staff writer Al Dorado county a 2006 Oak Woodlands management plan newly re christened As the Oak resources management plan o once again getting a makeover. Dev eloped by the Long Range planning division of the Community development Agency the biological policy update projects new Resolution of intention via it presented by principal planner Shawna Purvus s at. The Hoard of supervisors july 11 meeting. Initially slated on the consent Calendar the items were moved off for discussion at the urging of local resident activist Jam Beutler and others. As explained by Purvines. The new Rol was needed because an eai1 a version Quot did t accurately reflect the language of dealing with the o rep and rare plants both Art part of the 11 Enera 1 plan s c11.ij>11 7 conservation and open sp.-c-. Element and the Issue goes Hack nearly a decade. The original Oak Woodlands management plan was overturned by a court decision in part because the county did not adequate address mitigation methods re gush removal or disruption of Oaks and woe do. A and s i 11 i. To envy re my e it a Imp s. A. Report. 1 n sept Mel Etc 2012 a Tummy m i a. Is adopted a wide ranging decision a that All biological policies should k. Reviewed and considered tor Rev i m to ensure that the goals and objectives of the general plan can he is stated in the new Rol prop m amendments to the general Pian will be available for review in one or More Public hearings to he set by the Board of us pen i Soi s the relevant documents include a two Page list of recommended changes to 22 general plan policies Many of the changes reflect minor adjustments clarifications and mergers of objectives or indices from the earlier plan. For example policy 7-4�?~2.1 is changed to a revise language 5,� address coordinating Wiki life and vegetation Pool cd we Mem a pining to Bir Mill a i i i i i Quot a a s a a. Stu dry rugust1 10rm-3pm for details a 916-205-0648

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