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Today's headlines, June 5, 2016

Here's what you can find in today's newspaper.


• 2,200 Tuolumne County ballots uncounted; voter turnout 30 percent • 2,100 Calaveras County ballots uncounted; voter tournout 40 percent • Fire scorches 500 acres by Don Pedro • School winds down for summer • Fields is Postmaster of the Year • Sonora High alt-ed students graduate • Fire near Hatler Mill damages caretaker's home 


• Radford headed to NAIA Cal Maritime • Hull, Grolle to run at State

Sierra Living

• Open gardens: Established garden, water-wise demos planned for Sunday tour • Clarity, unity key to design success

J59 fires now 75 percent contained

Two adjacent fires off of J59, west of Don Pedro Reservoir, which have burned about 500 acres are now 75 percent contained.

Fire damages structure on Big Hill Road

A caretaker’s home at Hatler Mill on Big Hill Road suffered minor damage when a fire broke out about noon on Wednesday, according to Capt. Karl Waite of Cal Fire.


Waite said the cause of the fire, which did minor damage to the attic and outside of the structure, is still undetermined.

Today's headlines June 4, 2014

Gary Kuntz leads Pat Garrahan in Cal sheriff’s race

Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz was handily beating challenger Pat Garrahan in Tuesday’s primary election, garnering more than half of the votes tallied Tuesday.

According to unofficial results released by the county Elections Office Tuesday night, Kuntz had collected 5,601 votes, or 56 percent, compared to Garrahan’s 4,353 votes, or 43 percent.

Tight assessor race headed to November runoff

The Tuolumne County Assessor-Recorder continues to be the county’s most hotly contested seat this election year.

Candidate Mike Dambacher carried a healthy lead as polls closed and ballots were counted Tuesday night, however, he didn’t have the 50 percent needed to win outright.


Quail Hollow fire under investigation

Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Green talks to Quail Hollow resident Karissa Swick and her visiting boyfriend Nick France as she watches her apartment engulfed in flames. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Fire officials continue to investigate the cause of a fire Tuesday morning that burned a Sonora apartment building and displaced 15 residents, three of whom were children.

The fire was reported at 9:46 a.m. at Quail Hollow Apartments on Chukar Circle.

News of Record for June 3, 2014

Election Results - June 3, 2014

Check back here for election results after polls close at 8 p.m.

Tuolumne County Results

Calaveras County Results

State Results

Air attack: Cal Fire eyes new sources of water

A state firefighting plane sits on the tarmac at the Columbia Air Attack Base. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Cal Fire’s Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit is working to secure backup water sources should it need them to help fight wildfires this summer.

The unit’s Columbia Air Attack Base receives its water from the Tuolumne Utilities District, which is working on contingency plans to continue supplying the base during fire season.

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