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Datebook for Nov. 20-26
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:02:06 -0800

“Art in the Library,” a rotating display at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in Sonora, will feature Groveland quilt artists Wina Helm and her daughter Dee Small during November and December. Holiday themed quilts are displayed. For more information, call 533-5507.

Area kids fitter than most in state
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:47:40 -0800

Mother Lode school fitness scores remained mostly above the state average last school year, with Tuolumne County’s scores significantly higher. The California Department of Education last week released its results for the statewide “Fitnessgram” testing program. The program tests kids in six categories: aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal strength, trunk extension, upper-body strength ...

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.

Vet ID cards aid benefit seekers
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:47:46 -0800

The Tuolumne County Veterans Service Office is looking to spread the word about its recently launched identification card program. The program allows the county Veterans Service Office to issue ID cards for military vets who otherwise wouldn’t have one.

Obituaries for Nov. 19, 2014
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:27:37 -0800

Obituaries, including photos, are published at a pre-paid fee based on size. The deadline is 5 p.m. two business days prior to publication. Call 532-7151, fax 532-5139 or send to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

State scorecard rates local kids’ well-being
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:04:00 -0800

Napa County earned three and four stars on a five-star scale measuring children’s overall health and well-being, according to a new report from the nonprofit Children Now.

Election turnout higher in foothills
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:32:21 -0800

Voter turnout was higher Nov. 4 in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties than statewide, according to preliminary counts from local and state elections offices. The preliminary turnout in Tuolumne County was 48.1 percent and in Calaveras County it was 51.5 percent.

Burning ban lifted
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:51:42 -0800

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit on Monday lifted its ban on debris pile burning. The unit covers Calaveras and Tuolumne counties as well as the eastern edge of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

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 ...

Whitman claims assessor victory
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:55:29 -0800

Updated election results released Thursday afternoon offered few surprises locally, with the breakdown of votes remaining about the same in most Tuolumne County races. The new results, which included about 2,600 mail-in ballots that were delivered to polling places Tuesday, showed that Kaenan Whitman defeated Mike Dambacher in the Tuolumne County assessor-recorder’s race.