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Man drowns at Rainbow Pool

A 30-year-old Southern California man drowned Tuesday at a popular Groveland-area swimming hole.

Enkhchuluun Demberel, of Torrance, Los Angeles County, was swimming about noon at Rainbow Pool, a day-use area on the Stanislaus National Forest’s Groveland Ranger District.


Mono Way widening: Full road closure looms

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Businesses along the road construction site on Mono Way remain open for business despite traffic snarls. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyrght 2014.
Mono Way widening work continues this week, and city officials are informing drivers that a full, two-week closure starting Monday will complicate travel on the busy road.

According to the City of Sonora, a short stretch of Mono Way will be shut down from July 28 through Aug. 8 while crews replace a culvert that allows drainage under the road. The closure will occur between Roselyn Lane and Rogers Road, with no through traffic allowed until the culvert is completed.


TUD lowers water-use reduction goal to 25 percent

The Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors was able to relax some of TUD’s Phase III water restrictions Tuesday, following recent support from the state and months of diligent conservation by customers.

The board voted 5-0 to lower the district’s water-use reduction goal from 50 to 25 percent. However, customers still face a $500 fine and potential service restrictions if they don’t reduce their usage by at least 25 percent.


Sonora High trustees vote to save football season

Crisis was seemingly averted Tuesday night when the Sonora Union High School District Board of Trustees approved an amended bond construction schedule that won’t destroy the home football season and isn’t expected to incur much greater cost. 

The timeline still hinges on the approval of the California Environmental Quality Act initial study for the $16.7 million upcoming projects — three building renovations, track and field resurfacing and a new aquatic center.

 


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