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Should TUD fill Twain Harte Lake?

The Tuolumne Utilities District board earlier this week voted to implement mandatory water conservation measures for all its 14,000 customers.

Check out Jamestown's rising star

Jamestown, once a boomtown, and then the wallflower of Tuolumne County, is getting its mojo back.

Time ripe to bring back Strawberry

Perhaps the most celebration-worthy story of the week was the announcement the Strawberry Music Festival could return to Tuolumne County this fall.

Solution for downtown flies?

New buzz on the fly front...

The City of Sonora has made headway toward solving downtown’s pest problem in time for tourism season.

According to City Councilwoman Connie Williams, the city recently hired an entomologist to study the flies and determined the nasty, pesky critters are common house flies.

They apparently enjoy shade as much as people and thus are congregating under the downtown area’s awnings, she said.

The best way to get rid of the flies, Williams said, is for businesses to run house fans outside their entrances, as this will shoo them away.

For all our sanity, we encourage all businesses to follow this advice.

Water wars in the Sierra foothills

Thousands of Tuolumne and Calaveras County residents have a front row seat to history unfolding, and decisions that could seriously affect the state’s future.

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