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Sierra Views: Groveland’s Croci a pro on amateur radio

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Carl Croci, 77, of Groveland, is the Tuolumne County coordinator for Amateur Radio Emergency Services. Alex MacLean / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Amateur radio is more than a hobby for Groveland resident Carl Croci.



Summerville High School board president resigns

The president of the Summerville Union High School District Board of Education has resigned after voters threatened to recall her for what they deemed inappropriate conduct on campus and violations of California law. 


Grand marshal Burns helped revive Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee

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Jeff Burns, 58, of Tuolumne, will serve as grand marshal for this year’s Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee. Jason Cowan / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Service has always been part of Jeff Burns’ repertoire.  


TUD rate study to precede anticipated increase

People who get water from Tuolumne Utilities District can expect to pay more for it in the future, and TUD staff are in the beginning stages of an analysis to determine how much.


Woman arrested on suspicion of arson after Timber Drive fire

Read more... A Soulsbyville woman was arrested Tuesday in connection to a fire that destroyed her home and burned about an acre of grass on Timber Drive in Soulsbyville.

 

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Johnson said this morning that Catherine Yvonne Park, 60, of Soulsbyville, was arrested on suspicion of arson at 6 p.m. Tuesday for allegedly setting fire to her own house on the 17000 block of Timber Drive. She remained in Tuolumne County Jail this morning on $60,000 bail. 


Land Transfers for June 24, 2015


Symposium to focus on shoplifting

Business owners concerned with shoplifting can get tips on prevention at a free symposium planned next week.


Tech Notes: Not all map apps equal

I’ve been interested in mapping programs for as long as I can remember.


Inner Sanctum wins awards, website makeover

Pete and Karen Luckhardt of Inner Sanctum Cellars in Jamestown are having a good week. 


Employers must offer paid sick leave

Starting July 1, employers will have to offer paid sick leave to employees who have worked for them for 90 days. 


Yosemite Road fire burns 8 acres

A fire that was reported about 5:30 p.m. Monday burned about eight acres and has been contained. The fire occurred southwest of Tuolumne at Yosemite and Fitch Ranch Road.  


Vital Stats for June 24, 2015


Vehicle theft down in Mother Lode

Vehicle thefts in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties are down for the first time in two years. 


Tuolumne County eligible for federal disaster relief funds

California will be eligible for up to $500 million in federal funding later this year for post-Rim Fire projects that would benefit the Tuolumne County area.


Calendar for June 24, 2015


News Notes for June 24, 2015


From the Past: July 4, 1898 — Sonora burns as thousands celebrate

Initially observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, there once was a time when Independence Day was America’s most celebrated holiday. John Adams, our second president, considered the occasion “a momentous time for rejoicing.” We quote: 

“I am apt to believe that Independence Day will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from time forward for evermore.”


Calaveras supervisors approve 2015-16 budget

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Tuesday passed a $41.8 million budget for 2015-16.


Construction delays could cost Sonora High

Architects told the Sonora Union High School Board of Trustees Tuesday that delays to renovations at Sonora High could raise project costs unless the district speeds up construction.


TUD adopts policy for new connections

The water provider for about 44,000 people in Tuolumne County has a new policy making it clear that it can work with developers to allow new water connections in spite of ongoing drought, easing concerns for some builders, realtors and others in the business community.


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