Friday, April 17, 2015
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
Expanding your horizons: Take flight with local pilot programs
A CESSNA Turbo Skylane RG flies over the Sierra foothills on Wednesday, April 15. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
In the passenger seat of a Cessna Turbo Skylane RG, piloted by a skilled pilot like Dick Wampach, the world unfolds beneath me, revealing its secrets and expanding my perspective of the area I know so well from the ground. Just about any kid — and many adults — is going to want to put down the video game and pick up a log book after seeing hidden ponds sparkling under the canopy of pines, the breadth of the foothills and rapid-filled rivers twisting beneath them. That's the idea behind the Placerville Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagle Flight Plan Program.

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News

Georgetown wildfire contained

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
Heard over the back fence: Glow in the dark walk

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

Harris found guilty of first-degree murder

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Closing arguments attempt to sway jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Geyser erupts on Main Street when service line separated

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Grand Jury asks CSD to amend parcel tax

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A3

SLT to hold Citizen’s Academy

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A8

 
Pondo queen on to state competition

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A11

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Opinion

 
Something to think about: The sound of the gun

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A4

Main Street ‘under construction’

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
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Letters

The water problem is not going away

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Animal Shelter vs. human shelter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Animal Shelter Open House

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Supervisor Ranalli unresponsive

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Are you really trying for a hole in one?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Foundation thanks Board of Supervisors

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

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Sports

Beam’s laser wins it for El Dorado

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6

 
Many winners at conference finale

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Roundup: April 15, 2015

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Dwarf cars join tomorrow’s action

By News Release | From Page: A6

D’backs pull even with Cordova

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6

 
El Dorado dominates Rosemont

By J. Cool McSmooth | From Page: A7

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Prospecting

Art Studio 360 celebrates opening

By News Release | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Things to do: April 17, 2015

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

Imagine images of spring and more

By Placerville Arts Association | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
The Ramblin’ Years returns to its roots

By Julie Samrick | From Page: B3

Patrons Club serves up scholarship lunch

By Folsom Lake College | From Page: B4

 
Fabulous Liars playing at Lions Club opening

By Fabulous Liars | From Page: B4

‘Cloud Nine’ offers surprises

By Harris Center for the Arts | From Page: B4

 
Step into the past

By Folsom Historic District Association | From Page: B6

Artist mixes architecture and paint

By Placerville Arts Association | From Page: B7

 
Connecting the nature of humans through dance

By News Release | From Page: B7

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Essentials

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Obituaries

Alden “Al” Stoddard funeral notice

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Vickey Christine Moreno

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Allen H. Tuttle

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Steven Allen Chasen

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Robert Joseph Gatlin Jr. funeral notice

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
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Real Estate

Why I hate home inspections

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS2

 
Pillow talk part two: Picking the perfect sheet

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS4

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Comics

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A9

Rubes

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TV Listings

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Long Story Short

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Speed Bump

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Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Horoscope, Friday, April 17, 2015

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New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Horoscope, Sunday, April 19, 2015

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Saturday, April 18, 2015

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
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Home Source

Why I hate home inspections

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS2

Pillow talk part two: Picking the perfect sheet

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS4

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