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Letters to the Editor

Water Shortage 01/23/2014

Bob Petersen

Why is it that, given the lack of rain, those in charge are talking about all the things that citizens can do to save water ? I would like an explanation of why all the reservoirs in the area are empty. These lakes were semi full to full at the end of the summer in 2013.< more

County’s Pick & Choose Encroachment Enforcement Laws 10/06/2013

Donald E Mason

I’m a 90 year old USMC WWII 100% disabled purple heart w/ a bronze star veteran who owns a cabin that I built with my brother back in 1965. I have a steep asphalt driveway that is being destroyed by … more

Government Shut Down 10/01/2013

Eleanor Wittrup

As I understand it, in order to pass (or repeal) a law in the U.S.A. you have to pass it by majority vote in the House AND the Senate and then the President has to sign the bill into law. … more

Recent Blogs

Welcome Back To School 08/29/2016


As the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools, it gives me great pride to welcome our county’s young people back to school.  The purpose of the American school system is to provide for the fullest possible development of each learner for … more

Classifieds Update 08/24/2016


Our Classifieds were updated at the beginning of August and they continue to provide the Mother Lode with a large audience for selling things and posting informaition. The MyMotherLode.com classifieds has seven categories: Job Listings & Recruitment View job listings, recruitment opportunities … more

TCBC Calls For Action From Local Leaders 08/17/2016


We have experienced leadership on both the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors and on the Sonora City Council. Chairman Rodefer and Mayor Williams have demostrated strong leadership skills in the past and it is these skills that the Tuolumne County … more

Plant Right, Water Wisely 07/22/2016


Saving water doesn’t have to involve the cost and inconvenience of tearing up your yard to install a new irrigation system. It’s easy to save water and reduce your utility bills with simple changes to your landscaping and gardening routine: … more