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State predicts slow growth in foothills
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:26:09 -0700

A new California Department of Finance report shows population projections for the state’s 58 counties that predicts relatively slow growth for the Mother Lode through 2060, with Calaveras County outpacing Tuolumne County. The department predicts Tuolumne County’s current population of about 53,604 residents will grow about 13 percent to 60,471 over the next 45 years. Calaveras County’s ...

Jamestown Walk of Fame celebrates heritage
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:01:38 -0700

A $1 million project to install sidewalks in Jamestown that celebrate Tuolumne County’s filmmaking heritage is set to begin today and could lead to some traffic delays over the next several months. The project involves constructing a continuous curb, gutter and sidewalk along Willow, Seco and Ninth streets to provide a safe passageway for pedestrians from Main Street to Jamestown Elementary ...

Waste, propane facilities approved
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:47:16 -0700

A proposed green-waste composting facility and propane distribution center in East Sonora was given the greenlight to move forward by the Tuolumne County Planning Commission at a Wednesday night meeting, but not without protest from neighboring property owners.

Sonora man ensures you get what you pay for
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:10:50 -0800

Paul Rainey doesn’t take his job lightly, though many might not realize just how much it affects their everyday lives. The 59-year-old Sonora resident is a senior weights and measures inspector and agricultural biologist working under the umbrella of the Tuolumne County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, which includes the county’s Weights and Measures division.

Board OKs fire insurance rate probe
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:55:58 -0800

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an eight-point work plan that aims to take a deeper look into some of the problems people in the county have reported in trying to find affordable insurance for their home.

Scesa: There’s water enough for connections
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:55:47 -0700

Tuolumne County has several housing and commercial developments in the pipeline, and many residents question whether the county’s largest water purveyor can meet these added demands.

Letters to the Editor for March 24, 2015
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:11:17 -0700

For many years my daily commute included navigating through the bottleneck of traffic from Fir Drive to Greenley Road, Over the past year I have watched with interest this road widening reconstruction project become a reality.

News of Record for March 24, 2015
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:11:06 -0700

10:53 a.m., animal complaints — A large dead turkey vulture was found on South Washington Street. 5:02 p.m., assault — A woman on South Arbona Circle was arrested after she allegedly hit her roommate on the head with torch lighter.

State renews and expands mandatory water restrictions
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:55:48 -0700

While the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors was discussing future issues facing the community’s water supply, the State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday voted to renew and expand existing mandatory water conservations on all California residents. According to a news release, all Californians will be prohibited from: “Washing down sidewalks and driveways; watering outdoor landscapes in ...

Lost family found in Mariposa County section of Yosemite National Park
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:33:13 -0700

A family of four was found by Mariposa County sheriff’s deputies and a U.S. park ranger on Wednesday after spending nearly 24 hours lost in a forested area of Yosemite… Click to Continue »