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Some well levels dropping

With the Mother Lode deep in a three-year drought and surface water supplies on the decline, well users are being asked to conserve as wells in the area begin to dry up.

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday continued a local state of emergency due to the extreme drought felt throughout the state. And during a discussion on water supply, board members and county staff said the lack of water has been showing up underground as well.

 


Twain Harte Lake future uncertain

The future of Twain Harte Lake remained uncertain Tuesday as county leaders discussed what it will take to fix a leak in the dam that prompted the private swimming spot to be drained Sunday.

At Tuesday’s Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors meeting, County Administrator Craig Pedro said it may be difficult for the county to secure outside funding for repairs because the lake is privately owned.

 


El Portal campgrounds begin opening

Bridalveil Campground and part of Crane Flat Campground have been reopened while crews mop up the fully-contained El Portal Fire.

Midpines homes threatened by fire

A fire in Mariposa County prompted evacuations of some Midpines homes Tuesday afternoon.

Lloyds’ one-year sentence miffs observers

A husband and wife were each sentenced Monday to one year in jail on several charges of molestation during an emotionally charged hearing in Tuolumne County Superior Court.

Judge Donald Segerstrom sentenced Lynn Leroy Lloyd and Elisa Marie Lloyd, both 34, who pleaded guilty to the charges on July 8. They were listed as transients during the time the crimes were committed.  

 


Forest areas closed by fire

The El Portal Fire was fully contained as of this morning at 4,689 acres, but a forest closure will keep the public out of much of the area until the fire is completely done burning.

The fire was only burning within the containment lines as of this morning. Crews today will continue to patrol and repair those lines. The fire had about 200 personnel as of this morning, according to Gary Wuchner, fire information officer for Yosemite National Park.

 


Sonoran, 10, to appear in Down syndrome video

Danner Poe will not only get to take his first trip to New York at the end of September, he’ll get to see himself on Times Square’s jumbo screen.

The Sonora 10-year-old’s picture will be featured in a film for the National Down Syndrome Society’s kickoff to this fall’s “Buddy Walks,” a national series of walks tied to Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.

 


New cracking at Twain Harte Lake dam worrisome

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Twain Harte Lake was drained over the weekend so cracks in the lake’s dam could be evaluated. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Experts with the state of California continue to evaluate damage at the Twain Harte Lake dam, even as problematic movement in the granite that caused a leak on Sunday continued Monday.

Local and state crews worked on the granite formation known as The Rock throughout the day over what is now a drained Twain Harte Lake. The state dam safety team pressed forward on an assessment that engineers said could take days, weeks or longer depending on what they find.


Major cuts eyed at Cal Unified

PUBLIC MEETING: Calaveras Unified School District Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, IMC training room, 3304 Highway 12, San Andreas.


The Calaveras Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday will look at steep budget cuts to start in 2015-16. The district needs to rein in deficit spending and is considering measures that would include laying off 14 teachers, completely eliminating music and athletics programs, and consolidating its three smallest schools.

Calaveras County’s largest school district, already facing a dicey budget, over the summer overestimated the amount of state funding the district would receive this year and must now cut $2.9 million within two years to remain solvent.

 


Drought, budget on council agenda

PUBLIC MEETING: Angels Camp City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Angels Fire House, 1404 Vallecito Road, Angels Camp 

 

The Angels Camp City Council will vote Tuesday night on new drought restrictions required by the state.

The State Water Resources Control Board is directing city residents to limit outdoor watering to no more than two days per week.


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