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Businesses hard hit by 2013’s Rim Fire and government shut down are making great gains

Peggy Mosley, owner of the Groveland Hotel, said 2015 has been a very good year for the business. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Business owners in Groveland are reporting high profits and growing confidence this summer, two years after one of the worst wildfires in the history of the Sierra Nevada decimated wildlands that draw millions annually through the community dependent on tourist dollars.

Second bank robbery suspect in custody

The second suspect in a July Twain Harte bank robbery is in custody.  

From the Past: Fact or fiction — A Tuolumne County river where gold flows like water

Not that I believe in fairy tales myself, but it would be hard to dismiss as idle myth the following stories of lost gold mines, hidden treasure and vast fields of yellow wealth gone missing. 

Mower cause of Fraguero Road fire

A riding lawn mower started a fire Monday off Fraguero Road in Sonora that hurt the property owner and destroyed a barn.

Columbia College to spare some classes with lower enrollment

Tyler Birkestrand, 31, (left), accepts a Columbia College student planner Tuesday from Grace Perreira, 19 (center), and Seth Myhre, 20. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Over the summer, Columbia College student Brad Sullivan hung posters to boost enrollment for a fall semester class he needed to graduate by spring.

TUD board weighs improvement plan

Cost projections for improving Tuolumne Utilities District water and sewer infrastructure include unfunded annual averages of $3.6 million a year over 5.5 years from 2016 to 2021, district staff told the TUD board of directors Tuesday evening.

Copperopolis fire chief Kovacs on paid leave

Steve Kovacs, fire chief of the Copperopolis Fire Protection District, was placed on administrative leave at a Copperopolis Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting earlier this month.

Lucero trial: Accused, DA have heated exchange

The murder trial of Cheryl Lucero lost its somber tone Tuesday when the accused murderer took the stand and had a heated exchange with Tuolumne County District Attorney Laura Krieg about what Krieg called Lucero’s obsession with the victim.

Sonora among ‘Richest Small Towns in America’

Traffic flows Tuesday down Washington Street in Sonora, which was recently included on a list of “Richest Small Towns in America.” Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Sonora is on a list of the “Richest Small Towns in America” put together by Bloomberg Business and bloomberg.com.

Calendar for Aug. 25, 2015

Basil is loaded with health benefits, flavor

The folklore: Basil is the common name for the culinary herb Ocimum basilicum, which is a member of the mint family. 

Simple spaghetti recipe packed full of flavor

Turkey replaces ground beef in this Spaghetti with Turkey Bolognese recipe. Tribune Content Agency.
 A chance dinner with friends has brought this meal firmly into my weeknight rotation. We had just finished moving all our earthly belongings to a new house, and our friends (now our neighbors!) took pity on us: “It’s just turkey spaghetti, but you should come over for dinner.”

Football preview: Calaveras Redskins want MLL title, return to postseason

Calaveras quarterback Dylan Byrd looks for a receiver in practice last week at Frank Meyer Field. Guy Dossi / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 For the past two decades, the Calaveras Redskins have been the most dominating team in the Mother Lode League. The ‘Skins took a step back in 2014, but are poised and ready to reaffirm to the rest of the MLL, and themselves, that they are a force to be reckoned with.

Three men booked on drug charges

A raid on a suspected drug house in Jamestown ended with the arrest of three men on Thursday.

Experts discuss back pain at Center for Spine Health

Dr. Joseph Grant speaks to an audience Thursday night about the sources of back pain and treatments available during the launch of Sonora Regional Medical Center’s new Center for Spine Health. Lacey Peterson / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Back pain and its causes and treatments were discussed Thursday night during the launch of Sonora Regional Medical Center’s new Center for Spine Health.

Crews work to contain fires in Central Sierra

Firefighters continued working Monday to contain and monitor several mountain fires burning in the Central Sierra Nevada.

Man hurt in Sonora grassfire

Fire crews battle a blaze Monday that destroyed a barn, burned a half-acre and threatened a home off Fraguero Road in Sonora. Sean Carson / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 A man sustained burns to his arm in a fire Monday that destroyed a barn and burned grassland off Fraguero Road in Sonora.

More than $25M in TUD projects proposed

More than $25 million in proposed water and wastewater projects for a draft capital improvement plan will be discussed at a meeting at 5:30 p.m. today of the Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors.

Lucero’s former boyfriend testifies

Four months after Sonora Police Department volunteer Rick Roberts’ body was discovered in an auto shop he rented on Mono Way in Sonora, Cheryl Lucero gave an interview with authorities in which she gave conflicting stories of what happened that day.

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