By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Ribbon cutting.jpg Ribbon cutting.jpg
Officials herald removal of 1933 Dennett Dam for safer river
Two rafts carrying Modesto city officials and others took a ceremonial paddle down the Tuolumne River Thursday morning, floating over a spot in the shadow of the Ninth Street Bridge where the Dennett Dam imperiled swimmers and restricted the flow of fish. Councilwoman Jenny Conoyer extended a giant pair of scissors to snip a blue ribbon where the dangerous dam sat up until last summer.