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Back to School Night set in Columbia SHP

A Back to School Night will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Old Columbia Schoolhouse in Columbia State Historic Park. 

Day trips offered by travel club

The Big Valley Travel Club will host several day trips this fall.

Vets' Corner: No-cost training offered by VA

The Veterans Administration earlier this month launched two new no-cost training programs, Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning Hubs, to help transitioning servicemembers and veterans from all eras learn skills, earn credentials and advance in civilian careers following separation from service.

Harris to lead tour of Europe

Rod Harris, director of the Columbia Jazz Series, will lead a trip to Europe in May 2016.

Century mark: Hunts Lodge owner Joy to celebrate 100th birthday

Betty Joy will celebrate her 100th brithday on Sept. 5. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Betty Joy will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 5, and she gives credit for her long life to her “honorary lifestyle.”

Coach's Corner: Leveroos ready to start the season

Summerville’s Sean Leveroos is entering his first season as the Bears head football coach. Leveroos is a Bear graduate and bleeds orange and black. He will coach tonight against Denair in front of the home crowd at Thorsted Field. Leveroos was kind enough to spend a few minutes with Union Democrat reporter Guy Dossi before Thursday’s practice. —Editor’s note

Calaveras hopes to hold off McNair; Road schedule is brutal

Anthony Giangregorio tries to knock the ball free from ball carrier Caleb Hodgson last week at practice at Frank Meyer Field. Guy Dossi / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 It is going to be tough for the Calaveras Redskins and the McNair Eagles to top the excitement of their high-scoring, seesaw battle from last season. Both teams combined for 103 points and 14 touchdowns. 

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Tree mortality strains Tuolumne County resources

A staggering rise in the number of dead or dying trees throughout the central and southern Sierra Nevada is putting a strain on local resources and becoming a growing concern for Tuolumne County leaders.

Sonora High School teachers ‘roll’ through power outage

Sonora High School staff arrived on campus Thursday morning to find flickering lights throughout half of the school.

Lucero trial: Witness testifies on false confessions

A law professor testified Thursday in the trial of Cheryl Lucero about the conditions that cause people to give false confessions, but never addressed whether he believed Lucero had been coerced into admitting to a crime she did not commit.

It’s time for Friday football

This is an exciting time of year in the Central Sierra Foothills. Summer is winding down. Outdoor enthusiasts are cramming for a last-minute backpacking trip. Families plan picnics and barbecues before the cold snap of autumn reaches down the western slopes of the grand Sierra range. 

Sonora-Oakdale rivalry: The clash continues

Oakdale fullback Matt Alfaro is ridden into the mud by Sonora cornerback Nate Baker (9) during a Nov. 14, 2003, game at a wet and muddy Dunlavy Field. File photo / Union Democrat.
 One of the longest high school football rivalries in the state will continue tonight, but the future of the series is uncertain.

Three homes destroyed by Mi-Wuk Village fire

Mi-Wuk-Sugar Pine Fire District firefighter James Ballowe hands a burnt tapestry bag to Hekeke Lane residents Wendy Hinman and her daughter, Emily Atwood. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 A fast-moving blaze tore through three homes late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in a forested neighborhood of Mi-Wuk Village, totaling all three residences and leaving nine people homeless, residents and the local fire chief said.

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