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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

Water Fire Drafting Points 01/28/2016


It may seem really strange to be discussing ‘drought’ and ‘fire danger’ here in the middle of winter…a winter that has been, so far, pretty good to us with a fair amount of rain and snowpack accumulation. But, summer and … more

More On myMotherLode 01/22/2016


In discovering and perhaps re-discovering myMotherLode with mobile devices I would like to take the time to let you know exactly where things are. On mobile there are two menus one named Menu and the other Popular Pages. The Menu reveals 11 … more

2015 Review Of Top News Stories 01/10/2016


When reviewing the top most viewed news stories of 2015 it is plain to see it was not only devastating for Calaveras County, but also a challenging year, at times, for Tuolumne County. That said, there were also many positive … more

Thinking About an End of Year Donation? 12/15/2015


As we come down the home stretch of 2015, the Sonora Area Foundation closes an important chapter of our own book after celebrating twenty five years as a community foundation serving Tuolumne County and the City of Sonora. And what a year it has been – our grant making just for 2015 is on schedule to exceed $2.3 million in grant awards benefiting individuals and organizations throughout the County. more

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