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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

Impact of Litigation and Forest Planning 05/15/2015


The process for managing Federal Lands is broken. I repeat: it is broken. It is and has been a complete and total failure for the last 25 years. more

Our Kids, Our Communities 05/11/2015


Last year, as the Board of Directors and staff of the Sonora Area Foundation began to make plans to celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, we seemed to gravitate toward kids and how our plans needed to emphasize the particular … more

Support for Trade, TPA 04/30/2015


Support for the Trade Promotion Authority It’s said that when the plan for the ancient city of Alexandria was presented to the great Alexander, his master builder pointed with pride to an ingenious way to honor the city’s namesake. All … more

The Importance Of Twain Harte Lake 04/27/2015


A recent article on MyMotherLode.com outlined how the emptying of Twain Harte Lake has impacted the Twain Harte economy. There is also a ripple effect throughout Tuolumne County. Our entire region is struggling with the impact of the ongoing drought. … more

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