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Will Prop 47 affect prisoner firefighting program?

Baseline fire crews remove brush on Yankee Hill Road in 2012.
The statewide release of 1,700 inmates since November has not compromised the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s ability to run the state’s 43 inmate fire camps, according CDCR spokesman to Bill Sessa.

VUSD board member censured a second time

A Vallecito Unified School District board member has again been censured after more alleged “unprofessional and potentially illegal” public hijinks and not fulfilling her board duty. 

Carol Gordon, a retired longtime VUSD teacher elected to the board in 2012, was censured by the board last week for the second time. She was first censured on Sept. 17.

High temps, lack of rain prolonging drought

Light rain falls at Pinecrest Reservoir Tuesday.
Snow surveyors will take the second manual snow survey of the season on Thursday.

According to state water officials, they expect to find above-normal temperatures and below-normal snowpack up and down the Sierra Nevada.

TUD reports more water, less money

The Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors on Tuesday was updated on the local water supply and voted 4-1 to accept a mid-year finance review report.

Despite a dry January in the Mother Lode, water supply data compiled by TUD shows the district has more water in key reservoirs than this time last year, and there’s more snowpack in an important local watershed this year than last year, according to District Engineer Glen Nunnelley.

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