Friday, April 24, 2015
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Echo Summit bridge to be fixed: Caltrans targets 2019 construction
a1 map A PROPOSED DETOUR is shown for Highway 50 for the Echo Summit Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Project, set to begin construction in spring of 2019. Photos courtesy of Caltrans truck on bridge on A1:
Motorists may not realize they are traversing a bridge when they wind down the east side of Echo Summit toward South Lake Tahoe. Caltrans, the state transportation department, alternately refers to it as a viaduct on its Website. A viaduct is a type of bridge that typically has several spans, usually of equal length. The Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct was constructed with three spans in 1939, and while it's not falling apart, there is significant wear and tear after nearly 80 years of service.

Clark Peri, Caltrans project manager, gave a slide presentation to the Board of Supervisors April 7 outlining the agency's plan to rehabilitate or replace the old bridge. Following public outreach and extensive environmental ...

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News

Grand Jury slams BOS over HR Dept.

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

 
Heard over the back fence: Toddler time fun

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

Court ruling to have little to no impact locally

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

 
‘Nerves of steel’ to fix county budget

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

Family wants murderer kept in jail

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Supes see bleak future in budget

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

Denny’s waitress saves man during heart attack

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Purse snatched on Newtown Road

By El Dorado County Sheriff's Office | From Page: A3

Sharing stories with music

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Fight involving transient reported

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A7

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Opinion

The weekly Daley: We’re sorry to see you go

By Chris Daley | From Page: A4

 
Drug ‘breathalyzers’

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
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Letters

Dark day for the county

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Daley’s free range column

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Concerned community welcomes gun range changes

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Anti-Christian cartoon disconcerting

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Sad to see Carrows close

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

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Sports

Four divisions for 2nd Posse Challenge

By News Release | From Page: A9

 
El Dorado teams poised for banners

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A9

Trojans take bite out of Bulldogs

By Mike Bush | From Page: A9

 
Outside with Charlie: Ready to launch

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A9

Bruins’ defense blows lead

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
Ponderosa boys destroy Cougars

By Mike Bush | From Page: A10

Roundup: April 22, 2015

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A10

 
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Prospecting

Cruise into ‘Anything Goes’ at Union Mine

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Things to do: April 24, 2015

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

Distillers evoke spirits of the past

By Noel Stack | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Author makes presentation at Railtown 1897

By Railtown | From Page: B3

Tower Records film unveils story

By Center For Sacramento History | From Page: B3

 
A day for the Earth

By News Release | From Page: B3

Arts in Nature Festival has something for everyone

By American River Folk Society | From Page: B3

 
Fiddlers bring high energy fun to Harris Center

By Harris Center for the Arts | From Page: B4

Talent at Wine Tree Farm

By Wine Tree Winery | From Page: B4

 
All About Equine holds Help A Horse Day event

By All About Equine | From Page: B5

PAA announces winners

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B6 | Gallery

 
The Replacements are the real deal

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: B8

Capital Stage presents ‘The Homecoming’

By Capital Stage | From Page: B8

 
Foothill Foodie: Celebrate spring

By Emilie Mimolette | From Page: B13

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Essentials

Lake Levels: April 23, 2015

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather Stats: April 1-22

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Crime Log: March 24

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
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Obituaries

Walter Van Pierce

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Luella Ruth Roenfeldt

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Rex L. Waldron

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
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Real Estate

Buoyed by stronger economy, California housing market accelerates

By California Association Of Realtors | From Page: HS3

 
Great sheets are an investment; handle with care

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS6

Return buyers expected to boost housing demand

By National Association Of Realtors | From Page: HS10

 
Generous Ryland blends substance, style

Press Release | From Page: HS14

Existing home sales spike in March

By National Association Of Realtors | From Page: HS15

 
County’s Home Energy Assistance Program expands

Press Release | From Page: HS18

Compact Molalla feels expansive inside

Press Release | From Page: HS20

 
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Comics

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A11

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A11

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A11

 
Long Story Short

By Contributor | From Page: A11

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A11

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A11

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A11

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A12

Horoscope, Sunday, April 26, 2015

By Contributor | From Page: A12

 
Horoscope, Saturday, April 25, 2015

By Contributor | From Page: A12

Horoscope, Friday, April 24, 2015

By Contributor | From Page: A12

 
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Home Source

Buoyed by stronger economy, California housing market accelerates

By California Association Of Realtors | From Page: HS3

Great sheets are an investment; handle with care

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS6

Return buyers expected to boost housing demand

By National Association Of Realtors | From Page: HS10

Generous Ryland blends substance, style

Press Release | From Page: HS14

Existing home sales spike in March

By National Association Of Realtors | From Page: HS15

County’s Home Energy Assistance Program expands

Press Release | From Page: HS18

Compact Molalla feels expansive inside

Press Release | From Page: HS20

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