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Yosemite seeks entry fee hike

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Entrance fees at Yosemite National Park could increase from $20 to $30 in early 2015. File photo / Union Democrat. Copyright 2014.
Yosemite National Park is proposing a 50 percent entrance fee increase, park officials announced Monday. 

The single-vehicle entrance fee, currently $20 for a seven-day pass, is proposed to jump to $30. Meanwhile, the park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60. 


Calaveras snowplay resort could get new life

PUBLIC MEETING: Calaveras County Planning Commission, 9 a.m. Thursday, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.

 

A proposal to reopen the former Cottage Springs Ski Area as a sledding and tubing resort will go before the Calaveras County Planning Commission on Thursday.

Dick and Jeanette Guthrie, the applicants and landowners at 8609 Highway 4 in Camp Connell, are requesting a zoning amendment and conditional-use permit for Cottage Springs Resort. 


‘Vision’ project advances

A “vision” for Sonora’s future took a step closer to becoming a reality at Monday’s City Council meeting, though not everyone was on board.

The council voted 4-1 to authorize City Administrator Tim Miller to begin soliciting bids from consultants for completing the pre-construction design and engineering work on a nearly $2 million project that’s intended to improve the aesthetics and traffic flow along Washington Street from Stockton Road to Church Street.


State honors youth fitness program

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Fit for the Future coordinator Brie Ferguson (left) shows Curtis Creek Elementary School seventh-grader Alvaro Velasquez proper hand placement for curl-ups. File photo / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Tuolumne County’s Fit for the Future program was chosen for a prestigious state honor in student wellness.

The fitness program, run by the Tuolumne County Office of Education, will receive a Golden Bell Award from the California School Board Association. 


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