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Samaritan helps man saddled with massive bill

A 67-year-old retiree saddled with a massive water bill last month is receiving some help from a mystery samaritan.

Bud Regelin, of Twain Harte, received a $6,000 bill from Tuolumne Utilities District in June after discovering an underground water leak at his Middle Camp Road home. The TUD board voted on June 24 to reduce the amount he owed to $2,905, which Regelin plans to pay in installments of $100, on top of his normal bimonthly water bill from the district.

 


Dollar store has big plans in Tuolumne

A new Dollar General store is set to open in the coming months in Jamestown, and the Tennessee-based retailer is already eyeing two more locations in Tuolumne County.

Work is nearing completion on an approximately 7,200-square-foot store on Highway 108 in Jamestown and, according to Dollar General corporate headquarters, the company is targeting late September for its grand opening.


Sonora Regional confirms Anthem pact

Sonora Regional Medical Center on Monday sent out a reminder to the community and patients that it has an agreement with Anthem Blue Cross for people who enrolled in the Covered California Exchange.

The agreement was effective July 1 and will retroactively cover disputed claims filed since Jan. 1.

 


El Portal containment to 19 percent

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The El Portal Fire has burned about 2,700 acres, split between the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park. Abby Divine / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Firefighters are getting a handle on the El Portal Fire — now at 19 percent containment — and the evacuations for Old El Portal have been lifted.


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