Man dies at Wapama Falls on Hetch Hetchy

A man slipped on a bridge at snowmelt-swollen Wapama Falls last week and got swept … Read more

News of Record for June 27, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: FRIDAY 8:07 a.m., lost, found property … Read more

Angels Camp man accused of assault and child endangerment

An Angels Camp man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, specifically … Read more

Mazda Protegé sedan reported stolen in Angels Camp

Angels Camp police are asking people to help locate a silver 2000 Mazda Protegé four-door … Read more

Two-Spot engine plate returned to Tuolumne

Over a century ago, a two-spot engine plate adorned the front of one of two … Read more

Public forum to focus on Sonora's Washington Street safety

For those concerned about pedestrian safety on Washington Street in downtown Sonora, a public meeting … Read more

OUT THERE Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

An occasional series

The heatwave that’s been scorching the Mother Lode and the rest of the Central Sierra … Read more

Resident warns of Mono Way danger where a friend died

After the death of her friend in a Mono Way triple-car fatality on June 14, … Read more

Valley Home man arrested on arson charge in Pinecrest cabin fire

A Valley Home man was arrested Thursday afternoon by Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputies on suspicion … Read more

Road work for the week of June 25

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

News of Record for June 24, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 12:58 a.m., theft — A woman … Read more

Workers, children and pets cope with weeklong Mother Lode heatwave

It was hotter than 101 degrees shortly after noon Thursday in downtown Sonora, and it … Read more

Bill pending in state legislature would add fee to pay for air ambulances

After a 10-year old boy and a Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Community Service pickup truck … Read more

Supervisor: More Tuolumne County Finance Committee meetings might have eased budget tension

Would recent budget considerations have been much different if the Tuolumne County Finance Committee had … Read more

Fire damages two cabins near Pinecrest Lake

Fire engulfed two houses near Pinecrest Lake Thursday, destroying one and damaging the other. Firefighters … Read more

McClintock faces handmaids protest at Jackson town hall

Mother Lode residents who oppose policies supported by U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock don’t appear to … Read more

CHP cites teen driver in six-car pileup

A teenager distracted by a GPS device caused the six-car pileup on Highway 49 Wednesday … Read more

Death notices for June 23, 2017

ALLEN — Glenn Allen, 82, of West Point, died Tuesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. … Read more

Sheriff’s Office arrests man sought in Big Hill burglary

Tuolumne County Sheriff's deputies found a man wanted in connection with a break-in at a … Read more

NTSB preliminary report describes scene of plane crash; no cause noted

A preliminary aviation accident report released this week by The National Transportation Safety Board on … Read more

Grand Jury: City of Angels Camp should discuss dissolution

The Calaveras County Civil Grand Jury has recommended that Angels Camp city officials discuss dissolving … Read more

Extensive Ebbetts Pass road work delays opening

Historic records for the opening of Ebbetts Pass, 8,736 feet elevation, date back to 1941 … Read more

Chinese Camp was once a booming community

In 1849, a large group of Chinese immigrants was pushed out of Sonora and looking … Read more

Six vehicles involved in crash on Highway 49

At least six vehicles were involved in a minor injury accident just before 10 a.m. … Read more

Woman arrested as a man flees deputies after Big Hill burglary

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a Calaveras County woman on burglary and drug … Read more

Death notice for June 22, 2017

WILCOX — Kathleen “Kay” Wilcox, a former longtime Calaveras County resident, died June 16 in … Read more

Diana Beatrice Mellana

Nov. 25, 1931 — June 18, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Diana Beatrice Mellana, who … Read more

News of Record for June 22, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 12:44 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court ruling doesn't save Redskins name for Calaveras High

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday in the nation’s capital that the government cannot refuse … Read more

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office partners with Homeland Security

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has entered into a partnership with the Department of Homeland … Read more

County budget turmoil: state mandates, federal cuts, rising debt

Public outcry helped save Tuolumne County’s mobile library service for the time being, but it … Read more

More triple digits prompt ‘Extreme Heat Advisory’

Five days into the current heatwave, Tuolumne County staff issued an “Extreme Heat Advisory” and … Read more

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