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Waterless Lode residents await help from state
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:50:07 -0700

More than a dozen Tuolumne County property owners whose water wells have gone dry are awaiting state assistance that could include water deliveries to their homes.

Tuolumne campaign war chests growing
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:50:01 -0700

Campaign contributions continue to pour in for Tuolumne County candidates as the Nov. 4 election draws near. Tuolumne County assessor-recorder and Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors hopefuls filed reports last week with the Tuolumne County Elections Office disclosing money received and spent over the latest filing period that covers Oct. 1 to Oct. 18, in accordance with state ...

Assessor race hot ticket Nov. 4
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:43:53 -0700

A general lack of prominent local positions up for grabs in the upcoming Nov. 4 election has turned the frequently overlooked Tuolumne County assessor-recorder’s race into one of the hottest contests on the ballot. Kaenan Whitman and Mike Dambacher are vying to replace longtime Assessor-Recorder Ken Caetano, who is retiring at the end of the year. They both earned enough votes in the June ...

Health officer Stolp retiring
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:42:43 -0700

PUBLIC MEETING: Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Tuesday, on the fourth floor of the county administrative building, at 2 S. Green St., Sonora. After looking out for the health of Tuolumne County residents for more than a decade, Dr. Todd Stolp will retire as the county’s health officer in February. The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will be asked to approve an ...

Calendar for Oct. 31, 2014
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:07:02 -0700

For complete arts and entertainment listings, see the Weekender, published Thursdays in The Union Democrat. Halloween Parade, 4:30 p.m., Tuolumne Veterans Memorial Memorial Hall, 928-1214, www.tuolumnerecreation.com.

Sheriff: Vandals caused phone outage
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:24:22 -0700

A widespread telephone and Internet outage that affected thousands in the area Tuesday night is now believed to be the result of a “deliberate criminal act” to an AT&T fiber-optic line near Sonora, according to Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele. Contrary to AT&T’s earlier reports blaming a fallen tree for taking out the line, Sheriff’s investigators who visited the scene on Wednesday determined ...

State honors youth fitness program
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:16 -0700

Tuolumne County’s Fit for the Future program was chosen for a prestigious state honor in student wellness. The fitness program, run by the Tuolumne County Office of Education, will receive a Golden Bell Award from the California School Board Association.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 6, 2014
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:20:18 -0700

I work for In Home Support Services (IHSS) of Tuolumne County and I have CNA and home health aide training.

Letters to the Editor for October 29, 2014
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:45:44 -0700

The deadline to submit letters regarding the Nov. 4 election is 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. I was sitting there thinking long on my row when it hit me.

Tuolumne schools: 18 vie for 13 seats
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:35:34 -0700

Eighteen candidates are running for 13 seats in school board elections this November in Tuolumne County. Two or more four-year seats are up for grabs in Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District, Sonora School District, Sonora Union High School District, Summerville Union High School District and Twain Harte School District.