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News Notes for May 19, 2015

Sonora City Council OKs Special Olympics torch run for June

The California Highway Patrol’s Jamestown office will sponsor a torch run through downtown Sonora on June 20 to honor local Special Olympians competing in the upcoming Summer and World Games.

Angels Camp City Council to vote on water-saving measures

The Angels Camp City Council tonight will vote on adopting mandatory water conservation measures limiting all its water customers to two days a week of outdoor watering.

Lake Don Pedro CSD eases water regulations

Floating pumps on Lake McClure serve about 3,200 people who get their water from Lake Don Pedro Community Services District. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Recent storms, snowmelt and reduced outflow requirements at Lake McClure have raised the reservoir’s level about 20 feet since March, easing strain on the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District that relies on McClure to supply water to 3,200 people.

Kitchell wins Frog Jump finals

International Frog Jump winner Riley Kitchell, of the Foothill Froggers, gets his frog “I Don’t Know” to leap off of the pad Sunday at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. Jesse Jones / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 A man born-and-raised in Calaveras County won the International Frog Jump Sunday at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angels Camp.

Mariposa County sheriff withdraws power of federal authorities in forest

Claims by a mining rights group that its members and other people are being harassed by Stanislaus National Forest law enforcement personnel have sparked a confrontation between the sheriff of Mariposa County and federal authorities.

In the Garden: Annual garden tour set May 31

Mark your calendars! The Tuolumne County Master Gardener 20th annual Garden Tour will be held on May 31.

Woolly wonders: Fabric artist shares needle-felting techniques

Sonora felt artist Kathryn “Kat” Jackson has a menagerie of handmade woolen animals — from frogs and dogs to goats and bears. 

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