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Crews complete Pinecrest shore improvements

Alluvial sand was used to create a smoother beach surface at Pinecrest Reservoir. Jay Power / Courtesy photo.
A project to make the beaches and lake bed smoother at Pinecrest Reservoir was completed ahead of schedule Friday, and the improvements have already garnered positive reviews.

“It looks beautiful,” said Laurie Cashman, general manager of Pinecrest Lake Resort. “They’ve done a wonderful job … We are very pleased with it.”

Health officer Stolp retiring

PUBLIC MEETING: Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Tuesday, on the fourth floor of the county administrative building, at 2 S. Green St., Sonora.


After looking out for the health of Tuolumne County residents for more than a decade, Dr. Todd Stolp will retire as the county’s health officer in February.

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will be asked to approve an updated job description for Stolp’s position so that county staff can begin the process of recruiting his replacement. 

Layoff notices loom in Calaveras

PUBLIC MEETING: Calaveras Unified School District Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, district office, 3304 Highway 12, IMC training room.

Calaveras Unified School District will begin its deep, mandatory cuts on Tuesday with the layoff notices to 20 employees.

The district this year was ordered by the Calaveras County Office of Education to begin making about $2 million in cuts to its deficit-spending budget over the next two years to avoid state takeover.

New forest supervisor talks water, industry

The Stanislaus National Forest’s new supervisor believes watershed management is key to helping people understand why forest restoration and recovery from the Rim Fire are essential to communities in Tuolumne County and farther downstream.

“The Stanislaus provides sources of water for many municipalities, and that’s important,” said Jeanne Higgins, a Forest Service veteran who started her new job Sept. 4. 

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