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PG&E: Water outlook bleaker

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is now saying that Pinecrest Reservoir is not expected to fill with water this spring.


Logging truck turnover stalls J59 traffic

Emergency crews are at the scene of an overturned logging truck, which has brought traffic on J59 south of Jamestown to a standstill in both directions.


California Highway Patrol Officer Nick Norton said the road should be reopened about 4:30. Detours are at Green Springs and Bonds Flat roads.

Jamestown Walk of Fame celebrates heritage

Members of the Jamestown Promotion Club’s Walk of Fame committee (clockwise from top left) Darryl Bramlette, Jim O’Neil, Jim Layes and Charlotte Hague, pose with one of the Walk of Fame bronze medallions. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 A $1 million project to install sidewalks in Jamestown that celebrate Tuolumne County’s filmmaking heritage is set to begin today and could lead to some traffic delays over the next several months.

The project involves constructing a continuous curb, gutter and sidewalk along Willow, Seco and Ninth streets to provide a safe passageway for pedestrians from Main Street to Jamestown Elementary School and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. 

Flood maps will be redrawn

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fix flood maps that forced many residents to buy unnecessary flood insurance.

The maps, mostly originating from the Department of Water Resources, were adopted by the county following a 2008 presentation by FEMA. The speakers warned that homeowners could become ineligible for flood insurance if the county didn’t adopt the maps. 

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