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Plot thickens in Roundup heist

Escaped Coyote Sam gang members and 2015 Mother Lode Roundup Queen candidates stop for a photo after Thursday’s heist. Pictured are (from left): Back row — Tidal Wave Todd, Dastardly Dan, Coyote Sam, Magic Mike Hoss, 2014 Mother Lode Roundup Queen Sylvana Talamantes, Shaws Flat Jim and queen candidate Paige Ryan; front row — queen candidates Evon Meckler, Ivana Kursar, Trisha Berg and Mary Suess. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Shocking rumors — and a glimmer of hope — were confirmed Friday when The Union Democrat received correspondence from the runaway Mother Lode Roundup queen contestants, who have seemingly joined the gang of Coyote Sam and put the whole Roundup in jeopardy.

Twain Harte residents asked to conserve 30 percent

Courtesy of Twain Harte Community Services District.
 With this year currently on pace to go down as California’s driest since 1924, Twain Harte Community Services District took action Friday by requiring all customers to reduce their monthly water usage over 2013 by 30 percent.

Bill would ban ‘racial slur’ as Calaveras High mascot

Calaveras High School Superintendent Mark Campbell stands in front of a depiction of the school’s Redskin mascot. Jesse Jones / Union Democrat
 A state Assembly Bill, known as the California Racial Mascots Act, would make California the first state to prohibit the use of the term “Redskins” as a public school mascot or sports team name.  

Transportation on Calaveras Supervisors’ agenda

Transportation will be the focus of Tuesday evening’s Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting, which starts with a joint session with the Angels Camp City Council to discuss future transportation needs.

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