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Grass fire contained

A grass fire burned 1.5 acres Sunday afternoon on O’Byrnes Ferry Road in Jamestown. 

Calendar for May 26, 2015

News Notes for May 26, 2015

Tioga High students win essay contest

Three Tioga High School students took first, second and honorable mention in an essay contest last month put on by Yosemite Gateway Partners.

CCWD may join water board

The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors Wednesday will discuss the possibility of joining the Tuolumne-Stanislaus Integrated Regional Water Management Authority Governing Board. 

Campgrounds, swimming holes busy over Memorial Day weekend

People enjoy Memorial Day at Glory Hole Point at New Melones Reservoir. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat Copyright 2015.
 Visitors swarmed to the Mother Lode on Memorial Day, filling parking lots and campgrounds in Pinecrest, prompting traffic advisories on the Highway 108 corridor, and raising dust on roads leading to open ramps at New Melones.

Honoring the fallen

The Columbia Foot Dragoons fire blanks into the sky Monday during the Memorial Day salute in the Columbia Historic Cemetery. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Events throughout the Mother Lode commemorated Memorial Day Monday, including the Columbia Foot Dragoons and Grenadine Belles performing a salute honoring veterans of the Civil, Spanish-American and Mexican-American wars at the historic Columbia Cemetery. Also, the annual Twain Harte Memorial Day parade was held Monday in downtown Twain Harte. The event included a flag-raising ceremony and hot dog picnic.

Warmer temps forecast; Saturday storm helps Twain Harte Lake

Twain Harte Lake was nearly full but closed Memorial Day. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Temperatures are predicted to heat up across the Mother Lode this week, following a Memorial Day weekend that brought rainfall to some locations east of Sonora.

One lane of Mono Way closed

One lane of Mono Way at Hospital Road is closed in Sonora due to a traffic accident.

A tow truck is en route to the scene, according to a Sonora Police Department dispatcher. 

Annual tour will feature school gardens

“Changing Times, Changing Gardens” is the theme chosen by Tuolumne County Master Gardeners for the 20th annual Garden Tour on May 31.

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