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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

Payments in Lieu of Taxes 09/13/2016


When we talk of PILT funding, we should never lose sight of the fact that it is a very, very poor substitute for revenues generated locally by healthy economic activity.  Our ultimate objective should be not to institutionalize PILT funding, … more

Growing Federal Footprint 09/08/2016


I want to thank Congressman Gohmert for organizing this discussion of federal lands policy, and to highlight the Federal Footprint Map at Naturalresources.house.gov/federalfootprint. Or just google Federal Footprint. When you do, you’ll have a complete picture of how much land … more

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