Man accused of Big Oak Flat murder offered plea deal

The Big Oak Flat man accused of murdering his neighbor with a firearm was offered … Read more

Sonora man accused of rape issued preliminary hearing date

A former Cal Fire firefighter accused of raping a woman at her Main Street home … Read more

Ski masked man tries to rob Sonora Burger King

A heavy set man attempted to rob the Burger King in East Sonora Thursday night, … Read more

Sonora Elementary holds annual turkey trot

Sonora Elementary held it annual turkey trot Friday, a day later than planned due to … Read more

News of Record for Nov. 18, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 8:13 a.m., theft — A … Read more

Roadwork for Nov. 18, 2017

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 4 — One-way traffic control will be in effect 7 a.m. to … Read more

First intense rain of the season hits the Mother Lode

Today’s supposed to be sunny up and down the Mother Lode so it might be … Read more

Voter registration raises questions about GCSD candidate’s eligibility

One of the two people who applied for a seat on the Groveland Community Services … Read more

Active shooter drill held at Adventist Health - Sonora

A hollow voice sounded over the loudspeaker on the second-floor of Adventist Health - Sonora … Read more

Three Yosemite bears killed by vehicles in past three weeks

Three bears have been killed by vehicles in Yosemite National Park in the past three … Read more

Two arrested after large amount of drugs discovered in vehicle in Jamestown

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics team arrested a man and a woman discovered to … Read more

McClintock votes against $1.5 trillion tax overhaul

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a major plan to rewrite the nation’s … Read more

Modesto man arrested in Paloma on suspicion of vehicle theft

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Modesto man early Thursday morning in Paloma after … Read more

News of Record for Nov. 17, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 7:48 a.m., graffiti — Graffiti … Read more

Mr. Mother Lode and His Highway

Archibald (Archie) Douglas Augustine Stevenot was born Sept. 25, 1882, in Carson Hill to Emile … Read more

Murderer released on parole won't return to Tuolumne County

The mother of a Sonora woman murdered in 2002 was the recipient of uplifting news … Read more

Mother Lode collects more than 650 care packages for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

Residents of Calaveras and Tuolumne counties recently helped volunteers gather more than 650 shoeboxes of … Read more

Group works to save historic Catholic Church in Chinese Camp

A plank props up the rotted front door sash of the one-room church in Chinese … Read more

Cal Fire lifts burning suspension

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has lifted its suspension on residential green-waste … Read more

News of Record for Nov. 16, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 9:38 a.m., lost, found property … Read more

Tuolumne County supervisors opt for tougher restrictions on cannabis

After more than four hours of discussion and debate at the Sonora Opera Hall Tuesday, … Read more

Shoplifting in downtown Sonora on the rise

The increasing occurrence of shoplifting has downtown Sonora business owners and shopkeepers on edge, with … Read more

Photo of UFO over Columbia sets social media abuzz

Was it a bird? Was it a plane? A meteor? Space junk? An alien spaceship? … Read more

Local water agency board moves forward with Phoenix reservoir restoration

A plan to restore drinking water storage capacity to the man-made Phoenix Lake reservoir northeast … Read more

Avery man accused of murdering son issued a trial date

An Avery man accused of murdering his son was issued trial date of Jan. 10, … Read more

Central Sierra passes are closed for approaching storm

Three mountain pass roads that connect Tuolumne and Calaveras counties to the high east edges … Read more

Dental office collects 500 pounds of candy for troops

The candy collection operation at Safari Smiles in Sonora is in its eighth year and … Read more

Vital statistics for Nov. 15, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded Nov. 6 through Nov. 9: (wedding date given): Oct. 29 — … Read more

News of Record for Nov. 15, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 11:30 a.m., reckless driving — … Read more

Mi-Wuk Village veteran who cleaned up radioactive islands struggles to get proper care

When Alan Leeman first set foot on Runit Island, a former nuclear-bomb testing ground in … Read more

Outage leaves hundreds without internet over weekend

Hundreds of Mother Lode Internet customers went offline over the weekend due to an outage … Read more

Angels Camp residents loudly oppose cannabis in their town

The Angels Camp City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to ban outdoor cultivation of marijuana, … Read more

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