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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

Raising Taxes is Not Reform 03/25/2015


Tax reform is needed in California. Under the current structure, personal income taxes account for 66 percent of the state’s annual tax revenue. This means that when the economy is booming, there is a lot of money coming into the state’s coffers. However, in bad years when Californians are making less money, revenue drops sharply. more

Changing of the Guard


It’s been a pleasure sharing the inside workings of the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau (TCVB) these past few years and we continue to appreciate the great support My Mother Lode has given us in our efforts to promote tourism and encourage people to visit the area and return often.

As I’m leaving the TCVB, future blog contributions will be coming from Anna Davies, the new Special Projects Coordinator for the Bureau. more

Mission of the National Park Service 03/24/2015


In America, we have set aside the most beautiful land in the nation entirely of, by and for the people. “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same.” In the view of visionaries, preserving these resources for future generations did not mean closing them to the current generation. more

Brennan is Woman of the Year 03/09/2015


Assembly Member Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, today honored Tuolumne County Supervisor Sherri Brennan as the 2015 Woman of the Year for the 5th Assembly District during a special Assembly ceremony at the State Capitol. Supervisor Brennan has been committed to rural communities across California for decades. more

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