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Three injured in campfire blast in desert

A man and two teenage boys suffered burns today in an explosion during a school field trip to a desert campground, authorities reported.

The blast in the 200 block of Palm Canyon Drive in Borrego Springs happened shortly after 9 a.m., apparently when flammable fumes wafted into a campfire, according to Cal Fire.

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Supervisors endorse two state fire tax relief bills

Two bills introduced in the state Legislature to provide relief from the fire tax imposed on property owners in state responsibility areas have the support of San Diego County supervisors.

The supervisors directed the county’s chief administrative officer to draft a letter expressing their support for Assembly Bill 1519 and Senate Bill 832.

Water district director walks out of meeting

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A director of the Ramona Municipal Water District walked out during the Feb. 25 board meeting after disagreements with two other board members regarding district policy.

“Good luck,” Director Rex Schildhouse said as he got up from his chair after the other directors voted to have legal counsel check if action taken by Schildhouse was a violation of district code.

It’s time to sign up for Ramona’s Main Street Parade

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With the 2014 Ramona Rodeo just 10 weeks away, plans are under way for the Main Street Parade on Rodeo Saturday.
Applications for the parade will be available at Rubio’s at 1661 Main St. from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 6.
Parade entrants are encouraged to get their application and turn it in then. They can use the same script from last year if they want, said Bonnie Kirkland, a member of the parade committee.
“Living the Dream” is the theme of this year’s parade. It will start at 10 a.m. on May 17 and go along Main Street from 13th to Fifth streets.
Pat Donovan returns as parade chairman.
The 34th annual Ramona Rodeo will be May 16 to 18.
For more information about the rodeo and Ramona Main Street Parade, see ramonarodeo.net.

Ramona man, 57, dies while fishing on Lake Sutherland

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A kayaker who died at Lake Sutherland Saturday was identified Monday as a 57-year-old Ramona man .
San Diego Lifeguard divers recovered Leonard Kevin Jones’ body from the lake on Sunday morning, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A city worker noticed an upside down kayak at Lake Sutherland Dam just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Christine Robbins said.
The city worker told authorities the man, who frequently fished at the lake, had a heart condition, another sheriff’s official said. Fishing season at Lake Sutherland opened on Saturday.
Robbins said deputies checked the shoreline and asked for a helicopter to help in the search. A search-and-rescue team was unable to find Jones before dark, and the search was resumed about 7 a.m. Sunday.
Jones was declared dead at 9:36 a.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy was pending.
Lake Sutherland, owned by the city, is east of Ramona off state Route 78 and Sutherland Dam Road.
A kayaker who died at Lake Sutherland Saturday was identified Monday as a 57-year-old Ramona man .
San Diego Lifeguard divers recovered Leonard Kevin Jones’ body from the lake on Sunday morning, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Rescuers recover body of kayaker, 55, from Lake Sutherland

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The body of a 55-year-old man who went missing while kayaking at Lake Sutherland near Ramona was recovered today.

The man was reported missing by a city worker at Lake Sutherland Dam just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday, after his fishing kayak was found floating upside down near the dam, according to sheriff’s Lt. Christine Robbins.

Ramona Airport tower to stay open, Jacob tells constituents

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County Supervisor Dianne Jacob opened her Coffee with Constituents meeting in Ramona Town Hall on Thursday with what she called “really good news.”

“And because of all of our efforts, the Ramona (Airport) tower is going to stay open,” she said to applause among the nearly 70 people in attendance.

Sheriff’s team searches for missing kayaker in Sutherland Reservoir area

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A sheriff’s search and rescue team was combing the area around the Sutherland Reservoir near Ramona for a kayaker who went missing this afternoon, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.
The man, in his 50s, was reported missing by an employee just after 1:30 p.m., according to sheriff’s Lt. Dave Schaller.
The employee told authorities the kayaker suffered from a heart condition, Schaller said.
The man’s kayak was found unmanned and overturned, he said.
Sutherland Reservoir is owned by the City of San Diego and east of Ramona off state Route 78 and Sutherland Dam Road.

Storm leaves 2 inches of rain in Ramona; more anticipated

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The storm that buffeted the region Friday with heavy rain and stiff winds delivered nearly 2 inches of moisture to Ramona, according to the weather service at Ramona Airport.
In addition to the 1.86 inches of precipitation recorded at Ramona Airport Friday, the town received .2 inches on Thursday and rain returned Saturday.

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