Marcus Edwards, 5, of Sonora (right) tries on smokejumper Franki Betancourt’s helmet. Jesse Jones / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
The Stanislaus National Forest is using the release of “Planes 2: Fire and Rescue” — a movie with a striking resemblance to the Rim Fire — to get out the word about its “One Less Spark” fire prevention campaign.
The agency got a few of the U.S. Forest Service smokejumpers to explain their jobs, show off their gear and answer questions from children and adults on opening day Friday at Regal Cinema 10 in Sonora.
The future of water management in California will involve a greater emphasis on conservation and higher costs for the increasingly scarce resource, according to an advocate for more than 450 water agencies throughout the state.
Tim Quinn, executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies, spoke about the state’s current and future water issues during a public meeting Monday at the Tuolumne Utilities District office in Sonora.
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