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Mark Kautz
1 week ago

I was out on the DFW stocking website and noticed that they plan to stock New Melones next week. It would be my guess that they will put half in at Glory Hole and the rest at the launch ramp below the Highway 49 Bridge. They never tell you what day, but it would be my guess that if you went out Wednesday or Friday you might have a good chance of fish. I’ll probably hit the launch ramp on Wednesday.

We’re doing the “Design to Sell” thing at our house, so my fishing time is limited, but I try to get out at least once a week so I have...

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Mark Kautz
2 weeks ago

This is a story about a have and a have-not. The week of January 4, I had two chances to go fishing.

The first time was on Tuesday. I pulled out of the house at the usual time around 7:45 a.m., when my wife leaves for work. I don’t know how it works for other writers, but I begin my stories as I’m driving down the road. Being a blogger, I asked, and others said they do the same thing.

Driving down Shake Ridge toward Sutter Creek, even though it’s been some time since we’ve seen any rain, the road is still damp. This particular...

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Donna Kelley, CNC
2 weeks ago
Donna Kelley, CNC

In the United States, obesity is still on the rise according to recent statistics, along with diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Poor diet and lack of physical exercise may not be the only factors affecting weight gain. New scientific discoveries are showing that a new factor called obesogens may be of a greater concern. Do you eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise and still can’t lose that extra weight? It may be the obesogens that have accumulated in your body and are promoting more and larger fat cells – yikes!

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Mark Kautz
3 weeks ago

If it wasn’t for Lake Camanche and Lake Amador paying the Mt. Lassen Trout Farm to bring those beautiful spotted Rainbows to their lakes, there wouldn’t be any stocking around here at all. I’ve been watching the DFW planting list and if you live south of Fresno, you might get fish.

I know its winter and I know the Nimbus Hatchery was closed for a while this year, but my question is “What is Moccasin Creek Trout Hatchery doing?” Granted they stock South of Highway 4, but maybe they could squeak a load or two for Camanche and Amador....

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Donna Kelley, CNC
3 weeks ago
Donna Kelley, CNC

(Healthier Food Choices – Dos & Don’ts in the Kitchen)

Welcome back to part two of your “Get Healthy” resolution. As promised, I’ll share “Healthier Food Choices” because you may be eating a food that you think is ‘good’ for you when in fact, it may be sabotaging your efforts and your resolution to “Get Healthy.” The second half of the article lists some “Dos and Don’ts in the Kitchen.”

Get healthy by trading in your mayonnaise for organic mustard or mashed avocado on sandwiches or wraps. Mayo contains sugar and...

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Donna Kelley, CNC
12/29/2014 10:30 AM
Donna Kelley, CNC

A fabulous New Year is upon us – 2015! Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? A resolution is an expression of what we intend to accomplish or improve in our life during the coming year. Some people make resolutions to become more physically active, to reduce their sugar intake, to lose a few pounds or to just get healthier. If any of these are your New Year’s resolution, you are in luck. I am dedicating the next few articles to you, my readers, to assist you personally in fulfilling your “Get Healthy” New Year’s resolution.

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Mark Kautz
01/02/2015 10:06 AM
Juan at Lake Amador for a day of fishing. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Mark Kautz

Here we are at the beginning of a new year. Hopefully the next four or five months will bring us rain and snow so that fishing in 2015 will be much better than 2014.

A couple days before Christmas I met two friends out at Lake Amador for a day of fishing. You know them, Yuki and Juan. As luck would have it, we hit the lake on the same day they planted for that week.

If you get a chance to see this phenomenon, it’s something you won’t forget. Now you say, what’s different between Lake Amador and any other lake being planted? Most of...

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Mark Kautz
12/26/2014 9:34 AM

I’m back. I took a week off for Christmas, if you will. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and got all the fishing gear you wanted. Just an FYI, I write these the week before the week of the Friday they appear. Seems like I’m always behind, but that’s the way of the newspaper business.

We’ve had some big storms, got a lot of water, and a good amount of snow (although we need a lot more) in the mountains.

On Thursday, Dec. 18, I was going fishing no matter what. OK, we were between storms and you have to grab fishing time when you...

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Donna Kelley, CNC
12/21/2014 8:22 PM
Donna Kelley CNC

This is my last nutrition article for 2014. I want to take this opportunity to thank “YOU” my readers for the wonderful support and encouragement that I have received thus far. I hope that you have enjoyed and benefited from the information that I have shared.

During the holidays, we are enticed with many sweet desserts and chocolates that are hard to resist. Here are two delicious chocolate recipes, which are a healthier option. Please share with your family and friends over the holidays and throughout the coming New Year....

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Matthew Hedger
12/19/2014 8:06 AM
Question: A friend and I recently had a situation where we found pig tracks at one of the areas where we like to duck hunt. We both found it a little unnerving to be walking in knee to waist high grass armed with only bird shot if a pig were to charge. The area where we are hunting doesn’t explicitly prohibit handguns. We are wondering if California law allows us to carry a handgun, not as a method of take but rather for defense while hunting waterfowl. I noticed the answer to the question on sidearms while hunting upland game and... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
12/19/2014 8:04 AM

With the New Year come new resolutions to start healthy habits. One habit we should all try to change is our consumption of high-fructose corn syrup. Our overconsumption since 1970 has led to a major epidemic of obesity, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome.

What is high-fructose corn syrup exactly? Fructose is a naturally occurring sugar found in fruits and vegetables. Glucose is a naturally occurring sugar found in carbohydrates. Sucrose (table sugar) is made from half fructose and half glucose. Even though fructose is found...

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Donna Kelley, CNC
12/16/2014 4:07 PM
Donna Kelley, CNC
You are choosing a healthier option when selecting organic 85% dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate because there is less sugar and you may be lowering the risk for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular problems. You may be thinking, “How is this?” Are there any benefits of eating dark chocolate? What does the 85% mean? Why buy organic? These questions I will be answering. You may be wondering why I, a nutritionist, am talking about eating dark chocolate? Well, I’m realistic and I know that some of my clients and maybe you too... [Read more]
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Mike Sweeney
12/19/2014 7:41 AM
Sierra Mountain Outdoors, in Sutter Creek, has something for everyone.
OK, we are down to the wire on Christmas shopping. Pressure mounts as we try to secure thoughtful gifts for our loved ones, and save the economy from collapse. Fortunately, there are great local resources to help you find the perfect gift for the outdoor lover on your list. One of my favorites is Sierra Mountain Outdoors, in Sutter Creek. SMO owner Mike Anderson recently gave me the rundown on his holiday offerings, and he has something for every budget and age group. He offers top quality outdoor clothing from Ibex, Prana, Life is... [Read more]
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Mark Kautz
12/12/2014 8:54 AM

I had so much fun chasing that “tree stump” and since I found a new pink Kastmaster in one of my backup tackle boxes (I have several), I thought I’d wander out to Lake Camanche North Shore on Friday (that would be Black Friday). Besides, who wants to fight all the mall crowds?

I decided to sleep in (6:00 instead of 5:15) and got out to the lake around 9 a.m. Didn’t see any reason to rush, the fish would be there or they wouldn’t. I picked up right where I left off Monday with one rod out with rainbow Power Bait and a little Pro-Cure...

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Donna Kelley, CNC
12/09/2014 9:47 PM
Donna Kelley, CNC

“Look Inside Your Kitchen Pantry That Becomes Your New Medicine Cabinet”

Approximately one-third of the American population has high blood pressure, yikes – that is 31 percent (or 67 million people) or one in every three people. High blood pressure raises your risk of developing your first heart attack, your first stroke, chronic heart failure, or kidney disease. It is referred to as a “silent killer” because many people do not even know that they have it – 348,000 people will die this year from this silent ‘preventable’ killer –...

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Mark Kautz
12/05/2014 7:25 AM

Picking up the thought from last week, Lake Amador is a business unlike Lake Camanche (which is a business too, but run by EBMUD for water storage) or Lake Pardee (same reason) and so it is with most of the lakes in our area. I could go on and tell you the who and the what, but suffice it to say that if you’re running a business, the premise is to make money.

So now, during this period of the hatchery being shut down, Lake Amador has to decide what direction to go. I’m not going into what Lee said, but to continue, some changes will...

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Donna Kelley, CNC
12/02/2014 1:28 PM
Donna Kelley, CNC
Build up your immune system to fight off infection during the coming cold winter months. Are you tired of getting colds, sore throats, and the flu that interrupt your family holiday time? Are you tired of taking time off from work or school because you are sick? Let’s not wait to get sick and then have to take drugs like antibiotics and antiviral agents to kill infectious invaders. Let’s start using the power of food as medicine to strengthen and protect the body against infection. Let’s get some winter protection going for you with... [Read more]
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Donna Kelley, CNC
11/21/2014 2:26 PM
Donna Kelley, CNC
“Growing old gracefully through careful attention to nutrition, diet, and exercise.” These are the wise words from a charming, intellectual man of whom many of us (including myself) have had the great honor and privilege of knowing. I’m dedicating this article to him, a humble and outstanding member in our community who is moving on from Editor of the Amador Ledger Dispatch to other great inspiring opportunities. Jerry Budrick is king of this story and will be truly missed at the paper. Aging gracefully has many connotations... [Read more]
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Donna Kelley, CNC
11/18/2014 1:18 PM
Donna Kelley, CNC

Do you wake up in the morning refreshed and eager to take on the day? Or, do you wake up in the morning feeling tired and drained, having to drag yourself out of bed to that cup of java? Would you rather just roll over and go back to sleep? If this is you, please keep reading. I will be sharing some eye-opening steps (no pun intended) that may help your body to get re-energized.

First, are you getting quality sleep? You need at least seven to nine hours of uninterrupted, restful sleep every night, instead of five to six hours...

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Donna Kelley, CNC
11/11/2014 1:59 PM
John and Ellie Grandy hold their sweet potato plant. Photo courtesy of Donna Kelley
John and Ellie Grandy, young at heart and long-time residents of Volcano, have been married for over 68 marvelous years. Their spirited and devoted relationship keeps growing and blooming, just as they have grown, cultivated and nourished this beautiful sweet potato plant with bright green foliage. What? A sweet potato plant? I remember putting toothpicks in an avocado seed and placing it in a glass of water as a science project when I was in elementary school, but never a sweet potato. I love to eat sweet potatoes and now the... [Read more]
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