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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

Electronic Voting Systems 10/25/2016


Calaveras County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters, Rebecca Turner, responds to concerns about electronic voting systems changing votes or the potential for hackers manipulating the votes: more

Identity Theft 10/24/2016


During the next few weeks, the Sonora Police Department will post information to help safeguard you from several different forms of identity theft, which are becoming more and more prevalent in the Mother Lode. more

Grant Proposal Tips 10/20/2016


Over the past five years that I’ve been with the Sonora Area Foundation, I’ve had the opportunity to read or review a number of articles and books about the grants field – writing grants, reviewing grants, awarding grants, etc.

One of the better books that I’ve reviewed is The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Winning Foundation Grants by Martin Teitel. A respected foundation CEO for most of his career, Teitel’s book pulls back the curtain a bit on how grant making foundations operate. He provides a number of tips that could make or break your next grant proposal. more

Hydroelectric Water Tariff 10/14/2016


Bigelow bill (AB 1979) bolsters local power facility, protects ratepayers This week, legislation by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow that will help a local utility continue providing affordable water and power to Calaveras County was signed into law by Governor Brown. The … more