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Burn Permits Suspended in Tuolumne County, Effective June 1st

Burn Permits Suspended in Tuolumne County, Effective June 1st

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Tuolumne, Calaveras, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin Counties From Emily Kilgore, Fire Prevention Specialist II, (209) 532-7424 ext. 101 SAN ANDREAS – With 2020 starting out with February being the driest month since the 1850’s in California, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the…

Juvenile Delinquents in Mi Wuk Village????

Juvenile Delinquents in Mi Wuk Village????

WOW!  For the first time EVER, the Mi Wuk Heights Mutual Water Company’s storage tanks have been vandalized by two teenage delinquents, with small-ish footprints.  They were caught in the act by residents in the neighborhood but got away before the Sheriff’s Deputies arrived. This is not amusing.  Also in recent days a generator has been stolen from an Olo Win Trail home and a motorcycle from under a hard-to-access…

What Do You Know About the Mi Wuk Indian House Figures?

What Do You Know About the Mi Wuk Indian House Figures?

I have been asked to ask you all if you might have any information about the Mi Wuk Indian figures that began to appear on community cabins at least 35 years ago if not longer ago.  I’m thinking more like 55 years ago.  In talking to one of my reporters/informants it might be that Harry Hoefler, developer of Mi Wuk Village, gave a pair to each cabin purchaser in the…

MUST SEE!! The Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District Auxiliary's Thank You to Our Firefighters

MUST SEE!!  The Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District Auxiliary's Thank You to Our Firefighters

https://youtu.be/34Ucmtodqss Friday, May 8th………My guru is going to help with the video today so please check back later when, hopefully, the video is ‘up’ as it should be.  No, I don’t know everything technologically!!!   Members of the Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District Fire Auxiliary and community folks have created this tribute to our awesome firefighters.  Enjoy.       As I previewed this post I just clicked…

Stanislaus National Forest Extends Recreational Site Closures Until May 15

Stanislaus National Forest Extends Recreational Site Closures Until May 15

Popular gathering spots, like Pinecrest Lake, campgrounds, and high traffic roads will remain closed for recreation, in the Stanislaus National Forest, through May 15.   The action extends a closure order that was set to expire today.  You can still legally travel along roads like Buchanan Mine, Beardsley, Cottonwood, Cherry Lake, Lumsden and Candy Rock, but there is no parking allowed along those roads.  The parking lots at campgrounds and…

Fire Auxiliary Fundraisers Updates Due to Covid 19

Fire Auxiliary Fundraisers Updates Due to Covid 19

Here is the latest from our Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Auxiliary Board… The following events have been cancelled: – May Potluck – May Auxiliary Luncheon and Meeting – Tea Tyme – Pancake Breakfast – Spaghetti Dinner. Because it is our biggest fundraiser, the plan is to hold the Rummage Sale over Labor Day weekend (September 4-5, 2020), provided the concerns over COVID-19 have subsided.  So…If possible, hold on to…

News from our New Fire Chief

News from our New Fire Chief

James Klyn is our new fire chief at the Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District station on Hwy 108.  He was trained (and selected) by Chief McClintock.  We are one lucky station.  (I still say WE although Russ and I are now in Boise, Idaho.)  The following message is from Chief Klyn.   What’s new at the Fire House? As most of you know, Chief Steve McClintock has resigned.…

Additional Road Closures in the Stanislaus National Forest

Additional Road Closures in the Stanislaus National Forest

Article written by B.J. Hansen, April 5, 2020   MyMotherlode.com   Sonora, CA — “Some popular roads are now closed in the Stanislaus National Forest to help promote social distancing and to stay in line with local health directives. “In addition to seasonal roads already closed, the Forest Service is now closing Buchanan Mine Road, Cottonwood Road, Cherry Lake Road, Lumsden Road, Candy Rock Road, Beardsley Road and Highway 108…

New on FaceBook: Get It To Go

New on FaceBook: Get It To Go

There’s a new group on FaceBook that is very relevant to the current times:   Click on Continue Reading in the initial March 22, 2020 post to see a long list of restaurants from Sonora all the way up the hill, including Hwys 4 and 49.   If your business should be on the list, I’d suggest contacting the admin for the site and get yourself added.  Way to go Folks!  …

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