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Time to fight fire insurers

Within the next few days, Tuolumne County government officials will go to Sacramento to make a case before the state Insurance Commissioner, arguing insurance companies are unfairly gouging or outright dropping homeowners from fire coverage.

Guest opinion: Sonora Area Foundation there to help

Twenty five years ago, a man with a vision to provide the best for his hometown set into motion something entirely new for our community. A new non-profit, public charity to be known as the Sonora Area Foundation was founded by Irving J. Symons as a vehicle for broad-based philanthropy within our community.

Time to drop pool lawsuit?


529 bill to help college bound

Guest opinion, Frank Bigelow

It’s safe to say that the college experience is different for our kids than it was for many of us.

We paid thousands of dollars less per unit, bought cheap textbooks and left college with no debt and a head start on building our lives.

Opinion: Cars are bad news for bears

When most people visiting or living in the mountains think of bears, their minds turn to protecting themselves  — locking up the garbage or safely stowing food in lockers instead of their cars. 

This ignores the flip side of the equation — protecting the bears themselves.

Opinion: Enjoy the wildflowers, but avoid the fish

Maybe a silver lining to the unusually warm and dry weather we’re experiencing this year: Our hills are flush with wildflowers normally scarce until late spring.

You can enjoy seeing the lupines, golden poppies, Indian paintbrush, monkey flowers, etc. along Highways 4, 49, 108 and 120 — not to mention many popular trails like the Table Mountain trail in Jamestown, the old Westside railroad-grade trail abutting the township of Tuolumne, and in the Red Hills, located outside Chinese Camp.

Help us support state Pinecrest-regulation change

Guest Column - Tom Scesa

'Hungry' video starved for facts

A four-year-old AARP mini-documentary just now making the Facebook rounds in Tuolumne County gives new meaning to the old saw about not letting facts get in the way of a good story.

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