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Rim Fire logging plan released


The U.S. Forest Service has given preliminary approval to a plan allowing logging in much of the area burned in last year's Rim Fire.


TUD moves ahead with reservoir plan

Reeling from an historic drought, Tuolumne Utilities District is taking steps to create the county’s first water-storage reservoir in decades.

The TUD board voted 5-0 Tuesday to move forward with plans to acquire 25 acres of land in Twain Harte from the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. where the district hopes to build the 350 acre-foot lake to ensure supplies for up to 40,000 county residents.


Campus under construction

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The Manzanita Building at Columbia College is under renovation. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Columbia College students returned to school this week to the continuing construction of the central Manzanita building. 

The largest of the college’s original buildings houses most administration and student services, which have been scattered across campus since spring, when construction began. 


Woman still missing from Columbia area

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office this morning continued to search for a missing 63-year-old woman last seen leaving a Columbia-are home.

Kathy Fiore left her family’s home on the 22000 block of Sawmill Flat Road at 11:15 a.m. Monday. She was last seen by a resident of the house, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Johnson.

 


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