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Ownership change to speed Bear sale?

Bear Valley Mountain Resort announced Wednesday a change among the partners that own and operate the resort, which could help streamline the sale of the ski area. 

Following a “restructuring,” San Jose-based developer Toeniskoetter, Breeding & Halgrimson is no longer a partner, said resort spokeswoman Rosie Sundell. 

 


Boat restrictions urged at Tulloch

Tuolumne County leaders showed interest this week in a proposal to banish boats from a portion of Tulloch Reservoir’s Green Springs arm, a narrow inlet which is popular with boaters in the summer.

The Board of Supervisors expressed interest via a letter to the Tri-Dam Project, which operates Tulloch on behalf of Manteca- and Oakdale-area farmers and residents, but held off a decision for a future meeting.

 


New Arnold bike trail to move ahead

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Plans are underway to construct a paved trail this summer that would connect to the Arnold Rim Trail. Courtesy photo.
Plans are underway to construct a new paved trail this summer in Arnold.

Known as the Arnold Rim Trail Cedar Center Bikeway Connection, the project will connect county-owned property at Pine Drive and Oak Circle while traveling across Stanislaus National Forest land. 


Today's headlines (May 22, 2014)


Mokelumne River: Wild and Scenic bill advances

A bill to designate the Mokelumne River a California Wild and Scenic River is expected to go before the state Senate by the end of the month.

Senate Bill 1199 — which calls for protecting 37 miles of the river between Salt Springs Dam, northeast of West Point, and Pardee Reservoir — passed the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on April 29 with a 7-2 vote.


Ramsey Fire area to reopen

About 1,200 acres of Stanislaus National Forest land burned by the Ramsey Fire in August 2012 are expected to reopen sometime in June, according the U.S. Forest Service.

Stanislaus Forest Supervisor Susan Skalski closed the area on Sept. 7, 2012, because burned trees were deemed a threat to public safety. The Ramsey Fire burned at such high intensity that seemingly healthy trees had in fact suffered root damage, according to the closure order.


Memorial Day feast or famine?

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Houseboats at the Glory Hole recreation marina can be rented for the Memorial Day weekend. Jesse Jones / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
This Memorial Day weekend will look a little different for travelers in search of an outdoor experience.

A handful of campgrounds and hundreds of thousand of acres of public land remain closed as a result of last year’s Rim Fire, and many lakes and rivers are looking anemic as the Central Sierra works through a third straight drought year.


Water leak impacts Arnold

Water will be turned off until later this afternoon in the Blagen Road area of Arnold.

A leak in a water transmission line under the road was reported about 7 a.m. Wednesday, and water will be turned off in the area until Calaveras County Water District crews repair the pipe.


Today's headlines (May 20, 2014)


Medical center planned in Angels

PUBLIC MEETING: Angels Camp Planning Commission, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, Angels Fire House, 1404 Vallecito Road. 

The Angels Camp Planning Commission next week will consider Mark Twain Medical Center’s plans to build a new, two-story medical clinic.

The 15,416 square-foot clinic, which would replace Mark Twain’s family medical center at 222 S. Main St. in Angels Camp, would be built on Dogtown Road near the intersection of Highways 4 and 49. 

 


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