Wednesday, December 17, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Stormproofing the watershed after King Fire
DSC_2574e NEW LIFE - An oak seedling emerges from the soil in an area devastated by the King Fire on Forebay Road.
With last Thursday's storm threatening more damage, U.S. Forest Service and Sacramento Municipal Utility District staff were out in force doing what they could to protect a watershed left scarred by the King Fire.

On Wednesday, crews were hurriedly putting in berms, placing risers over culverts, laying rocks and log barriers and taking other measures to protect the hillsides, roads, powerhouses and other structures before the storm hit.

Up and down Forebay Road, dump trucks rumbled by with tons of crushed rock. At the bottom of one gully, a front-end loader graded the area while rock was placed above to control the water flow and to keep the gully from turning into a small canyon. Meanwhile, what looked like a hydro excavator truck waited on ...

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News

Grand Jury: King Fire suspect indicted

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Stormproofing the watershed after King Fire

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Esmeralda Tunnel repairs continue

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Law enforcement cracking down on holiday drunk driving

By Placerville Police | From Page: A3

Harris’ murder trial pushed back

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
EDUHSD board members sworn in

By News Release | From Page: A6

School boundary complaints voiced at board meeting

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A11

 
Giant Hanukkah menorah lit in Placerville

By News Release | From Page: A12 | Gallery

UMHS briefly locked down

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A12

 
Sanford adds attorney

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A12

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Opinion

My turn: Holidays, stress and fitness

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Restoring salary cuts should lead to more cuts

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
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Letters

0 ≠ 0

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Altshuler’s delusions

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Plastic bags

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
That arrogant man

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

‘Life as I know it’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Wine in the Vines

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

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Sports

Sabrina Tate overcomes physical setbacks

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Optimist All Stars play tomorrow

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8

Sports Scene: Dec. 16, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

 
Lady D’backs fall to Laguna Creek

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8

Roundup: Two Trojan titles; two MVPs

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9

 
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Prospecting

New game plays in Old West

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Hello winter

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Local photographers create postcards

By Julie Samrick | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Placerville Friends of Tibet present film

By Tripp Mikich | From Page: B2

CASA receives important gift from Wells Fargo

By Court Appointed Special Advocate | From Page: B3

 
El Dorado County libraries offer many programs

By El Dorado | From Page: B3

Golden Sierra grad hopes to release film

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Grow For It! Citrus Basics

By Debbie Hager | From Page: B5

Life as I know it: New and moving experiences

By Robert F. Boggus | From Page: B5

 
Sierra Repertory presents play

By Sierra Repertory | From Page: B7

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Essentials

Weather stats

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Building permits 12/8-12/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Crime Log: Nov. 20-22

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
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Real Estate

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Comics

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Sudoku

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Rubes

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New York Times Crossword

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Long Story Short

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Flying McCoys

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Speed Bump

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Tundra

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Horoscope, Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Horoscope, Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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TV Listings

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