Wednesday, September 17, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
Highway 50 open, schools to reopen with fire at 18,544 acres
DSC_7552ew A NEW PLUME from the King Fire rises on a ridge northeast of Fresh Pond Wednesday Sept. 17. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
The acreage burned by the King Fire climbed to 18,544 acres as of Wednesday morning. It remains at 5 percent containment. Two injuries have been reported, and 2,448 structures (1,632 residences) have been threatened, according to an Inciweb update.

The California Highway Patrol Facebook page stated the fire "burns up to north side of U.S. 50 east of Sly Park," but it did not cross the highway Tuesday night as was reported earlier.

Highway 50 was closed from Sly Park to Fresh Pond as of Tuesday night, but was reopened Wednesday afternoon, with the westbound slow lane still closed for firefighting equipment.

Added to the mandatory evacuations, according to Cal Fire were Crystal Basin and Wentworth Springs Road just above Quintette ...

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News

Fire burns CP house

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Firefighters, evacuees transform Pollock Pines

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Volcanoville man shot

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Italy on Wheels a hidden gem

By Larry Weitzman | From Page: B1

 
Update: King Fire at 18,544 acres, Hwy 50 closure ends

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

‘Fire in Sierra Nevada Forest’ topic at Forest Forum

By Amador-El Dorado Forest Forum | From Page: A3

 
Volunteer driver ‘Meet and Greet’ at Senior Center

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A3

Fairgrounds Park n’ Ride temporarily closed

By News Release | From Page: A3

 
Be disaster aware, take action to prepare

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A7

 
Disaster preparedness presentation Sept. 23

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A7

Base camp a place of support and logistics

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
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Opinion

Thoroughly modern

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
My turn: Small businesses deserve more from healthcare reform

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

My turn: Watershed issues and natural resource management

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

 
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Letters

Alger and impeachment

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Voting

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Senior awareness

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Vote no on Measures M, N, and O

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Sports

First and goal: Go-to guy

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8

 
Fast starts catalyst for Cougar wins

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Old Greenwood a classic Jack Nicklaus design

By Jeffrey Weidel | From Page: A8

 
Ponderosa picks up first conference victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Roundup: Sept. 16, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9

 
Sports Scene: Sept. 16, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9

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Prospecting

Learn about Sierra Foothill perennials and shrubs

By Tripp Mikich | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Couple honors country, celebrates community

By Julie Samrick | From Page: B2 | Gallery

At a glance: Enjoy life

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Senior Day Care celebrates anniversary

By Senior Day | From Page: B3

TechTrek makes a difference

By American Association Of University Women | From Page: B3

 
Grow For It! Growing olives in the foothills

By Deborah Nicolls | From Page: B4

FLC speaker series continues this fall

By Folsom Lake College | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
Senior Room announces speakers

By Cameron Park Community Services District | From Page: B5

 
Life as I know it: Senior year — gone fishing

By Robert F. Boggus | From Page: B5 | Gallery

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Essentials

Crime log: Sept. 3-4

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 9-16-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Correction

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Lake levels 9-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 9/8-12/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
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Obituaries

Barbara Jean Eades

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Ethel Fern Forsyth

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Real Estate

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Comics

Tundra

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Horoscope, Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Horoscope, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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TV Listings

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Shoe

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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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Medical Profiles

Rahimi’s dental practice built on strong roots

By Peter Tyner | From Page: MP4 | Gallery

Eskaton Village offers various living arrangements for seniors

By Peter Tyner | From Page: MP4 | Gallery

Marshall attracts nationally sought-after gastroenterologist

By Marshall Medical | From Page: MP8 | Gallery

Engineer-turned-doc enjoys Marshall Hospital’s patients

By Peter Tyner | From Page: MP8 | Gallery

Compassionate care found at Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center

By Rachael A. McCoy | From Page: MP10 | Gallery

Four levels of assisted living available at New West Haven

By Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa | From Page: MP10 | Gallery

Trust your gut with a visit to Dr. Cummings’ office

By Pat Lakey | From Page: MP15 | Gallery

Sleep apnea specialist Dr. Bughao a ‘gentle dentist’

By News Release | From Page: MP15 | Gallery

It’s all about relationships for oral surgeon Dr. McIntire

By Jessica Cyphers | From Page: MP17 | Gallery

Family serves families at El Dorado Hills Dental

By Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa | From Page: MP17 | Gallery

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