OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

On Thursday this week I decided to go up Highway 120 and out Tioga Road … Read more

News of Record for Oct. 21, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 10:15 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Roadwork for the week of Oct. 22, 2017

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 4 — One-way traffic control will be in effect 6 a.m. to … Read more

Caltrans closes passes in advance of storm

Sonora Pass, Ebbetts Pass and Tioga Pass in Yosemite National park closed Thursday in anticipation … Read more

Suicide survivors say dialogue is key to prevention

If given a second chance at life, how would you choose to use it? Kevin … Read more

Calaveras County teachers picket schools, district office; schools closed

A battalion of Calaveras County teachers marched down a stretch of concrete road off of … Read more

News of Record for October 20, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 8:26 a.m., animal complaints — … Read more

Arts leaders hope for new life for the Dome

From the exterior, the iconic Sonora Dome still radiates light off its gleaming white doric … Read more

Calaveras supervisors table ordinance to ban commercial cannabis cultivation

Members of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday put off making any final … Read more

Calaveras teachers strike, schools closed

The Calaveras Unified Educators Association (CUEA) and the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) failed to … Read more

Data for homeless count to be released next week

The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency will present the results from a recent census of Tuolumne … Read more

Remains found of missing Navy serviceman

Remains found on Aug. 25 in Yosemite National Park have been identified as Alexander Joseph … Read more

Couple assaulted and robbed at homeless camp in Sonora

A man and woman were robbed and assaulted Tuesday afternoon by several people in a … Read more

Russell Grigsby and one of the many dogs in his life

Russell Grigsby was born in San Joaquin County in 1887 and came to Tuolumne County … Read more

News of Record for Oct. 19, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 9:23 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Tuolumne County supervisors support efforts to protect water supply, repair railroads

A wooden flume constructed in the 1850s that still serves as the only access to … Read more

Calaveras Unified teachers union set for Thursday strike; negotiations continue

About 140 Calaveras County teachers will go out on strike Thursday morning unless their union … Read more

Full-day cannabis hearing turns raucous in Calaveras County

An all-day public hearing on a new law to ban or regulate commercial cannabis in … Read more

Murphys gas leak prompts brief evacuation

At least three people were evacuated Tuesday afternoon from the 200 block of Main Street … Read more

Twain Harte man injured in solo-vehicle crash

A Twain Harte man sustained major injuries Monday afternoon after his vehicle struck three trees … Read more

Sonora council approves funding for downtown bathroom construction

The Sonora City Council on Monday approved funding for one Vision Sonora project and scheduled … Read more

Foundation’s $60K grant reduces Meals on Wheels deficit

Sierra Senior Providers Inc. hopes to avoid cutting back the Meals on Wheels program in … Read more

News of Record for Oct. 18, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: MONDAY 9:16 a.m., reckless driving — … Read more

Vital statistics for Oct. 18, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded Oct. 9 through Oct. 13 (wedding date given): Aug. 31 — … Read more

Avery man to stand trial in murder of his son

A Calaveras County Sheriff’s deputy entered Dave’s Pit Stop Auto Shop in the early morning … Read more

Tree worker dies in accident east of Groveland

A tree worker died Monday morning in an accident outside a home east of Groveland. … Read more

Wine Country fires: An unstoppable, deadly inferno's first hours

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — His crew had just finished putting out a grass fire when … Read more

Officers investigate drug theft, search for fugitive

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a 38-year-old fugitive wanted on multiple felony charges … Read more

Wet weather coming to Mother Lode from Gulf of Alaska

It’s supposed to rain and snow up and down the Central Sierra later this week, … Read more

News of Record for Oct. 17, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: FRIDAY 10:11 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Sonora's homeless task force identifies goals

Getting a better understanding of the local homeless population, educating the public about the realities … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierras

It was approaching noon Sunday when I left Sonora headed for Sonora Pass. I knew … Read more

Downtown Sonora parking spaces under scrutiny

Would pedestrian safety in downtown Sonora be improved by eliminating some street parking along Washington … Read more

Wine industry pioneer Barden Stevenot dies at 81

Barden Stevenot, a developer and pioneer of the wine industry renaissance in Calaveras County in … Read more

New director for Behavioral Health identified

Tuolumne County believes it has found a new director for the Behavioral Health Department after … Read more

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