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Covered CA snags irk Anthem customers

Sonora Regional Medical Center this week inked an agreement with Anthem Blue Cross for people who enrolled in the Covered California Exchange that, effective Tuesday, will retroactively cover disputed claims filed since Jan. 1.

The agreement clarifies a contract between Sonora Regional, its doctors and Anthem that runs through 2016. It should put an end to confusion among some Anthem customers who have gotten mixed messages about whether Anthem would or wouldn’t cover care by various doctors, explained SRMC CEO Andrew Jahn.


Fun-filled Fourth set for Mother Lode communities

Tourism officials are anticipating a boost in the number of visitors to the Mother Lode this weekend, largely thanks to the holiday falling on a Friday.

The local predictions are in line with the American Automobile Association’s latest travel forecast that estimates roughly 41 million people will journey more than 50 miles from home this weekend, up from about 40 million people from last year when Independence Day fell on a Thursday.

 


Tuolumne drought still ‘emergency’

With most of Tuolumne County on stored water and the bulk of summer still to come, local government leaders are asking residents to continue to conserve.

The county Board of Supervisor on Tuesday unanimously voted to continue a local “state of emergency” declaration in response to California’s ongoing drought.

 


A packed Fourth of July set for weekend

Fireworks, parades, barbecues and more will help celebrate the nation’s birthday this weekend.

Independence Day festivities will be held throughout the Sierra foothills, although the long running “Fireworks on the Water” at Lake Don Pedro will not be held this year because of the low water level.


Fowler murder trial delayed

A 13-year-old Valley Spring boy accused of murdering his sister will have to keep waiting for his trial.

 The case has been delayed by further evidence gathering and challenges to the admissibility of evidence by the boy’s attorneys.


Civil Rights Act: 50 years ago today

Today is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, widely considered the most important civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

The 1964 act prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

 


Fire at mobile home park

Fire crews respond to a fire at Tamarron Mobile Home Park in East Sonora on Wednesday morning. Joey Holland / Courtesy photo.

Firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire that appears to have destroyed a mobile home in East Sonora.

Though the flames are out, crews were still cleaning up the scene at the Tamarron Mobile Home Park on Mono Way. The fire was reported at 9:47 a.m. and was under control by 10:30 a.m., according to witnesses on the scene.

No injuries were reported, though the interior of the mobile home was completely destroyed and engulfed in flames during the incident.


Trapped dog free from pipe

Sonora City workers rescued a dog on Monday after it was stuck overnight in a storm drain.

The year-old pitbull mix named Katie went missing from her home on the first block of Summit Avenue about 2 p.m. Sunday.


This year region’s fourth driest

The 2013-14 weather year ended Monday and, as expected, the figures show it was a dry one. 

Sonora’s rainfall total for the weather year, which runs from July 1 to June 30, was the fourth lowest since daily weather records started being kept in 1906. 

 


Hundreds fete Yosemite’s 150th anniversary

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Granite Bay, Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis and other dignitaries break ground at Monday’s ceremony at Mariposa Grove. Alex MacLean / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Politicians, National Park Service employees and members of the public gathered on Monday inside the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to celebrate Yosemite National Park’s past and future.

The event commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, signed by President Abraham Lincoln on June 30, 1864, to protect Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley for future generations.


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