News of Record for Feb. 24, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 4:09 a.m., domestic violence — … Read more

Roadwork for the week of Feb. 25, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 26 — Intermittent one-way traffic control will be in effect 7 a.m. … Read more

Groveland man accused of beating cellmate to death

A Groveland man sentenced to more than 33 years in prison has been accused of … Read more

Some snow sticks in Mother Lode foothills

The promise of snow in Sonora made fits and starts Thursday, and then it began … Read more

Appellate court overturns boy’s conviction in 2013 slaying of younger sister

A three-judge panel for California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento issued a ruling … Read more

Threat against “SHS” deemed a hoax, but law enforcement stood watch

A shooting threat directed at an unspecified school with the acronym “SHS” circulated widely on … Read more

Proposed Tuolumne County cannabis regulations opposed by both sides

People on both sides of the ongoing debate over regulations on cannabis cultivation for personal … Read more

Ask the Miner: Painted roadway and Girl Scout cookies

QUESTION: I'm curious about the pin stripes that are on Highway 108 starting around Papas … Read more

Oakland man missing in Yosemite

A man last seen Saturday at the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park has … Read more


The mechanical problems in our pressroom were resolved Wednesday night, but Thursday paper delivery is … Read more

News of Record for Feb. 23, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 8:29 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Pressroom issues force shorter run of Union Democrat

Due to pressroom difficulties, were unable to publish a full run of today’s Union Democrat. … Read more

Calaveras County students explore their futures at career fair

Two high school sophomores studied a pamphlet advertising a free six-week certified nursing assistant course … Read more

No offers yet on Sonora Dome; no decision on listing Wildcat Ranch surplus property

No offers have been made on the historic Sonora Dome, and an appraisal on the … Read more

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

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