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Forum draws assessor, TUD candidates

Many of the candidates in Tuolumne County’s most-hotly contested races this November got some face time with the public Tuesday night in Sonora.

The Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce hosted a “candidates night” in the county administrative building at 2 S. Green St. that featured the candidates vying for the Tuolumne County assessor-recorder position and three open seats on the Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors in the Nov. 4 election.

Angels Camp council hopefuls share positions

Two candidates running for Angels Camp City Council introduced themselves to voters during a forum held Tuesday night at Greenhorn Creek. 

Amanda Folendorf said she is running to bring a younger voice to the council, while Scott Behiel said his business experience makes him an ideal candidate. 

Group renews push for school mergers

The group trying to consolidate Tuolumne County school districts into one will be back out on the streets this fall, trying to keep momentum for what is expected to be a long battle.

The group has had to push back its target date to get the issue on the ballot from November 2014 to November 2016. 


Arnold hiking, bike trail unveiled

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday to mark the completion of a new bicycle and pedestrian path in Arnold.

Known as the Arnold Rim Trail Cedar Center Bikeway Connection, the project connects county-owned property at Oak Circle with Pine Drive. The paved path, which was built this summer, travels across Stanislaus National Forest property. 

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