News of Record for Feb. 22, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: MONDAY 7:12 a.m., trespass/loiter — A … Read more

Will it snow in the Mother Lode foothills?

An approaching moisture-laden storm is expected to track farther south in the Central Sierra than … Read more

Tuolumne County passes tougher rules for personal pot growing

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday afternoon to pass a temporary urgency … Read more

Hospital boss Andrew Jahn promoted to regional role in Southern California

The president and chief executive officer for Adventist Health Sonora is being promoted to a … Read more

Sonora leaders move forward with cannabis biz pilot program

The Sonora City Council Tuesday unanimously approved issuing a request for proposals as part of … Read more

Now & Then: Groveland's Mobil Service Station

This is a 1988 photo of Groveland’s Mobil Service Station, across Main Street from the … Read more

Crime roundup: domestic violence, criminal threats and abuse in Tuolumne County

Man brandishes gun and threatens to kill woman A Sonora man who showed a gun … Read more

Facing $4.2m budget deficit, supervisors agree to borrow $24m for jail and tech upgrades

Tuolumne County leaders approved a plan on Tuesday to issue $24 million in lease-revenue bonds … Read more

Vital statistics for Feb. 21, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTY Marriages recorded Jan. 29 through Feb. 9 (recorded date given): Jan. 30 — … Read more

Snow in Sonora! Sort of.

A photo essay of a too-quick, not-quite-a-storm snow shower. … Read more

Passerby and his bulldog find a dog trapped in a mine shaft

When a three-year old border collie and australian shepherd mix disappeared from an excavation business … Read more

Sonora teen arrested for assault on minor at abandoned sawmill party

An 18-year-old Sonora man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of brutally attacking a 14-year-old victim … Read more

Longtime local coach, Cubmaster dies at 83

Robert Allen “Bob” Pedro, a Tuolumne County native who was known for his dedication to … Read more

Tuolumne County urgency ordinance would ban many from growing pot outdoors

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors will consider passing an urgency ordinance at 1:30 p.m. … Read more

News of Record for Feb. 20, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: FRIDAY 9:14 a.m., traffic accidents — … Read more

De Lima sentence to be reviewed after 90 days time served in jail

A nationally known human resources consultant from Murphys was sentenced to 180 days in jail … Read more

Judge deals major blow to animal-rights group’s lawsuit against Sonora turkey farm

A Bay Area animal-rights group that’s suing Diestel Turkey Ranch can’t challenge the Sonora-based farm’s … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

An occasional series

About three weeks ago I walked up switchbacks to the base of Upper Yosemite Fall … Read more

Sonora cracks down on homeless campsites; police vow to work with residents

Disabled U.S. Army veteran Benjamin Barnow is one of about 14 homeless people living off … Read more

Repairs to storm damage on Kewin Mill Road complete

SUBHED: The project was contracted to Sierra Mountain Construction Inc. for $838,122 By GUY McCARTHY … Read more

Wanted man flees traffic stop in Tuolumne

A San Joaquin County man with warrants in multiple counties is wanted by the Tuolumne … Read more

News of Record for Feb. 17, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 10:29 a.m., theft — A … Read more

Roadwork for the week of Feb. 18, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 26 — One-way traffic control will be in effect 9 a.m. to … Read more

Kindness abounds in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties from schools to free medical clinic

National Random Acts of Kindness Day falls on Saturday, but educational advocates in Calaveras County … Read more

Groveland board to fill vacancy, names Kampa interim GM

The Groveland Community Services District Board of Directors has hired Pete Kampa to serve as … Read more

$40M in upgrades and protections for Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias nearly done

A $40 million, three-year project to try to restore and better protect the historic, popular, … Read more

Ask the Miner: Lottery allocations explained

QUESTION: Where is all the money from the lottery that was supposed to benefit schools? … Read more

Why was the water in Sonora Creek white?

Something turned Sonora Creek milky white and watery gray like skim milk Thursday afternoon before … Read more

News of Record for Feb. 16, 2018

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Escaped inmate captured in Tuolumne County likely to face additional charges

The earliest possible release date for a Tuolumne County inmate at North Kern State Prison … Read more

ATCAA seeks volunteers to foster dogs

The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency is looking for potential volunteers who would be willing to … Read more

Nutria, an invasive pest thought to be eradicated, spotted in Tuolumne County

A long-whiskered, buck-toothed rodent called a nutria has come back to Tuolumne County for the … Read more

A celebration of the rare “Valentine’s Ash Wednesday” in Sonora

As parishioners streamed out of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Bradford Street at 9 a.m. … Read more

News of Record for Feb. 15, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 7:21 a.m., traffic accidents — … Read more

Calaveras County to sue PG&E for role in causing the 2015 Butte Fire

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize suing the utility giant … Read more

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