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School districts doubt state report

Two Tuolumne County school districts question the accuracy of a state report listing below-average college preparation among graduates.

Emergency well on Lake Don Pedro Community Services District's closed session agenda

An emergency well for people in the La Grange area who get most of their water from Lake McClure is expected to be discussed Thursday in a closed-session meeting of the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District Board of Directors.

Sierra Views: Shaffer is Roundup grand marshal

Mike Shaffer, a longtime Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse member, will lead the weekend Roundup festivities as grand marshal, one of the highest honors the horsemen’s group bestows.

Shaffer, 69, will ride at the near front of Saturday’s parade through downtown Sonora and was presented with a customized belt buckle denoting his status at the May 3 Roundup Queen Coronation ceremony. 

Five girls vie for Miss Calaveras 2015 crown

Young women vying for the 2015 Miss Calaveras title are (from left): Alyssa Avalos, Charli Baker, Brittany Church, Carrissa Gomez and Jasmin Van Lehn. Candice Learned, Gold and Dust Photography / Courtesy photos.
 Five young women will compete to be this year’s Miss Calaveras on the first night of next week’s Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee.

Mr. Hanvelt goes to Washington

Tuolumne County District 2 Supervisor Randy Hanvelt will visit Washington, D.C., next week. Alex MacLean / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 District 2 Supervisor Randy Hanvelt isn’t quite sure what to expect next week when he travels to Washington, D.C., to testify before a congressional subcommittee on the management of federal lands.

Man suffers major injuries in Jeep wreck

A Sonora man suffered major injuries Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle auto accident on Sawmill Flat Road.

Fire burns mobile home

Firefighters are on scene of a mobile-home fire on the Me-Wuk Rancheria in Tuolumne.

Sonora Pass to close this afternoon

Sonora Pass over Highway 108 will close this afternoon in anticipation of an incoming storm, according to Caltrans.


Bank reports first-quarter results

Oak Valley Bancorp, the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, has reported its first quarter earnings. 

Land Transfers for May 6, 2015

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