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Mountain Democrat (Newspaper) - June 3, 2015, Placerville, CaliforniaCalifornians oldest newspaper est. 1851ountatn a Socrat wednesdayjune3,2015 grip unto Uisu Slom Alt loan Democrat of lilo t y sadly t1io� Highway 50 Wagon train teamster Jeff Sam stands whims two Lead horses 12-Yearold pm herons Max left and gob in pleasant Valley on Imay 27. The Wagon train reins a big hearted horses return to Lead the Way Dawn Hodson staff writer t Hose big Beautiful Black Percheron Are Back and once again will take the Lead a Fathis year s Highway 50 Wagon train. In its 66th year the Wagon Tyain a a living reenactment of history a kicked off May 30 with a rendezvous and Barbecue at Scenic Zephyr Cove a Nev after it was up and Over the Summit with stops along the Way including a Layover at fresh Pond for a Day of Wagon rides Story telling and Barbecue on thursday june 4. Another Stop will be on Friday in Pollock Pines for a Parade pancakes and crafts ending at Beautiful High Hill ranch and an evening of spirited Cowboy poetry and a delicious Steak Barbecue. It All ends on saturday with a Parade Down main Street in Placerville and an a Send a the Trail party Quot on staff Dler at a special meet Iii on May 28, the Board of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District voted 3-1. To move ahead and pursue a $10 million Dollar state loan to fund the retrofit of the Auburn Lake trails water to at mint Plant. Directors Norm Krizl Carl Hoelscher and Lon Uso voted for the motion. Director Maria Capraun voted no. Director Jesse Hanschild was absent from tic meeting. The District has been under order since 2004 to bring the Plant into compliance with state standards. Mary Fleming a consultant working with Gapud presented the Board with some updated figures on the Cost of the project which she estimated at around $12 million. The District has spent $730,000 so far of Grant funding and has an Epa Grant for a Little Over i million it can apply toward the retrofit the Board previously discussed applying for a loan of anywhere Between $8 and $10 Mion with Grants and reserves to be used to cover the bal mice of the total Cost of the project. Board no however Fleming urged the not to disposal rates going Down Wendy Sui Ltd staff writer Tahoe Tribune photo by Isaac Rambha the Wagon train moves along tie Rubicon Trah near Lato Tahoe Boulevard on sunday May 31 Placerville drive where everyone can join in for an evening of bbl and Western dancing. Jeff Shinn of Shinn ranch Percheron will be acting As Lead Bitch for this years Wagon train. Helping him will be his Lea Dan Ditrich. Shinny a daughter will also be along for the entire ride for the first time. But the main attraction will be shinny steam of eight magnificent Percheron. Six of them the geldings belong to Shinn and the two Are on loan from a Friend. Shinn said his interest in Percheron started when he worked for a Man who had them. These were the horses that worked in town. They Are originally for pulling. They Are one of a the oldest horse Breeds there Are. They were bred to carry Imig hts and came from a province called Perche in just big pets All of them have of course. Bob and Max Are the Lead horses on the team. Debbie and Fiona Are the Point team. Gus and Goliath make up the swing team. And Dick and Dan the biggest horses Are the wheelers and take up the rear. Quot you get to them As four legged people Quot said Ditrich. A they All have a different Quot who is in. Charge is. The biggest thing Quot said Shinn. A Bob is not a big i Page All every year Al Dorado disposal Revi cos their rates and determines the amount of increase. A rate increase is based on two factors the produce Price Index for #2 diesel fuel and the consumer Price Index for California. At the May 26 City Council meeting Jeff England District manager for Al Dorado disposal asked for a rate decrease based on a decrease in the Cost of fuel. A Oil prices have been Friendly and we found our surcharge More than was. Nee ded and we adjust d the rates accordingly Quot said England. According to the California consumer Price Index Al Dorado d is entitle d to a 1.8 percent in rates this year but the fuel component decrease was -2.26 percent creating a net decrease in rates of -.46 percent. For Placerville ratepayers the decrease is Small but a nonetheless. For customers with a 35-gallon Container the rate will decrease from $19.59 a month to $19.50. Commercial customers will also see a rate decrease. Senior Resi Custo rates for 35-gallon containers will remain constant at $16.24 As there has been no increase in those rates for the past two years. Senior rates i i a if a so in Agni Al descendants add headstones for those Long gone but not forgot Fri Demhi Hodson staff writer Al Dorado county is peppered with graveyards a some established while others Are unmarked family plots that have Long since been forgotten. But there Are always those who go looking for lost relatives in order to reconnect to their past t on May 16, members of family did just that by ing headstones on a formerly unmarked Graves in the a cemetery. A the Graves were of �e8wfao,Ina l one Case lived in area Over 100 years sep and some to whose descendants still live Here. Marilyn Andrews 74, who spearheaded the Effort said she and members of her extended family placed headstones on the previously unmarked Graves of Mary Gunn Johnson who bras bom in. 1833 died in 1891 John p. Johnson who was bom in 1868 and died in the 1870s when he was about 11 years old and baby Johnson who died in 1900. In Wildi Tiofio they put a Headstone on the grave of a Cousin who died More recently. Andrews said she is tiie Granddad iter of Thomnas Johnson who came in the 1850s from Denmark and settled in key we kid. Used to be caused sailors Flat. A the left Denmark at 14 and stowed away of a ship with his brother As a Cook Quot she said. Quot after my Grandfather s first wife a Mary Gunn a died be married a younger woman. He thought he was hot staff Quot she laughed. His hew wife. Emma was an Irish widow wit Payoung did. Andrews said that Bette the two marriages her Grandoit Traer had two Hii Dzen with May and four with Emola. Thomas Frasik Johnson in grand amp Lamar acid i Ank Thomat Johnson. Ukr mba Mim a a n i mrja of timid a toil Sef i Hossini Leto Lvi a toil a s r voted 1 a a lit he Dos

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