Colder storms could bring snow to Central Sierra

Two cold storm systems today and this weekend could bring more rain to Mother Lode … Read more

The story behind the unusual building on Sonora’s Mono Way

QUESTION: What's the story of the little fairytale chalet across from Timberhills Shopping Center on … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 19, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 1:34 a.m., controlled substances — … Read more

Now & Then: Casting patterns collection

What do molten metal and sculpted wood have in common? They are key ingredients in … Read more

Controlled spillway at Don Pedro blasted by Tuolumne County supervisors

The controlled spillway at Don Pedro Dam and the need to remove Bonds Flat Road … Read more

Vision Sonora projects continue to draw scrutiny

Several projects in the Vision Sonora Plan are continuing to progress this year despite some … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 18, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY TUESDAY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: 7:41 a.m., graffiti — Someone … Read more

Sonora High District declares Dome surplus property, opens bidding to select group

The Sonora Union High School District declared the historic Sonora Dome and two adjacent buildings … Read more

Kennedy’s falling out with Stage 3 unfolded over months

Doug Kennedy says his relationship with Stage 3 Theatre Co. had already reached a breaking … Read more

Sonora City Council creates opening for some cannabis businesses

City of Sonora officials were given the greenlight Monday to launch a pilot program that … Read more

Crime roundup: Possession of zip-guns, suspected drug dealer, violent boyfriend, suspected vehicle thief

Chinese Camp man in possession of nine ‘zip-guns’ and machete The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office … Read more

Sonora Police arrest suspect in ATCAA burglary

The Sonora Police Department arrested a transient man believed to be responsible for a burglary … Read more

Another pot bust in Valley Springs leads to arrest

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sacramento woman at a Highway 26 Valley Springs … Read more

Vital statistics for Jan. 17, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded from Jan. 8 through Jan. 12 (wedding date given): Dec. 30 … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 17, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: MONDAY 11:31 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Reward offered for Arnold man who fled CHP

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the … Read more

Police: Pedestrian at fault for accident that took his life

A Sonora Police Department investigation determined that a man who was struck by a car … Read more

Stage 3, Kennedy address simmering tensions

The Stage 3 Theatre Co. Board of Directors wants Sonora Armory developer Doug Kennedy to … Read more

Weekend arrests focused in Sonora shopping centers

By GIUSEPPE RICAPITO The Union Democrat Sonora Police officers arrested Sonora residents outside of city … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 16, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: FRIDAY 12:16 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Civil rights, social justice activist draws 500 to Sonora High for Martin Luther King event

More than 500 people came to Sonora High School on Sunday to celebrate Martin Luther … Read more

Sonora leaders discuss building homeless shelter with few restrictions

Local advocates envision a shelter in the City of Sonora where homeless people can come … Read more

Tuolumne County leaders to consider approving 9/11 memorial

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider allowing a group of veterans … Read more

Why did Calaveras board ban pot, then talk about putting the issue to voters?

The Calaveras County supervisor who asked for the issue of cannabis to be placed on … Read more

Sonora cannabis ordinance heads to final vote

Sonora leaders will consider passing an ordinance on Tuesday that would ban commercial cannabis cultivation … Read more

Trial setting for Avery man accused of murdering son postponed two weeks

A trial setting conference for an Avery man accused of murdering his son was postponed … Read more

Roadwork for week of Jan. 14, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 12 — Shoulder restrictions will be in effect 7 a.m. to 5 … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 13, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 8:15 a.m., public peace, fight, … Read more

Curtis Creek school locks down after gunshot heard

Curtis Creek Elementary School was put on lockdown early Thursday morning after a school employee … Read more

The ban: some growers will burn pot, some will leave, many will fight

From poor farmers on the margins to a recently formed legal defense group, cannabis cultivators are digging in for a battle

Joan Wilson, 59, stepped through the gate on her registered, fenced, signed 3,000-square-foot outdoor cannabis … Read more

Public seeks direction from board on the future of Wildcat Ranch

Almost all of the public speakers at the Sonora Union High School District special workshop … Read more

Ask the Miner: No date for repairing a rough section of Parrotts Ferry Road

QUESTION: When can we expect the Parrotts Ferry Road segment from Marble Quarry Road to … Read more

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