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Reservoir treasures: Enjoy, donít destroy

Local reservoir levels are dropping fast in many places.

At New Melones — the area’s biggest lake, bisecting Calaveras and Tuolumne counties — the water level is declining a foot a day as a result of releases for downstream farmers and evaporation.

Medical industry needs to just say no

An old-fangled understanding of the narcotics trade would hold that villagers in Afghanistan or Mexico grow poppies and process the opium for overseas sale. Some high-level drug dealer imports and distributes the drug as morphine, at which point a drug dealer cooks it down to heroin and puts it in balloons or baggies to sell to the droopy eyed guy on the corner.

South County needs own planning commission

In years past, we’ve questioned the value of Tuolumne County’s grand jury reports — often vague, passive or, like the 2013 jury’s report finding of no wrongdoing at Columbia Elementary, just silly.

Fireworks sales insane

Here’s a spectacle almost as mind-blowing as a 4th of July fireworks finale.

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