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Details released in Sonora shooting

Read more...The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office on Monday released more information about the fatal shooting Nov. 22 of Bruce Snyder, who shot a Sonora Police officer and a bystander during a gun battle in Sonora. 

Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele hosted a press conference that featured a presentation prepared by DA’s Office investigator Jeff Snyder, which included 911 calls and police department dashboard camera footage. 


Woman booked on theft charges

A Sonora business was targeted for theft for the second time this year — this time allegedly by an employee.

Jennifer Dawn Hellquist, 35, of Jamestown, was arrested about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mono Way veterinary business where she worked, according to Sonora Police Chief Mark Stinson. 


Timber insiders debate harvesting

Reductions in timber harvesting over the past quarter-century have helped fuel a new age of unnaturally large megafires in California forests, Tuolumne County District 2 Supervisor Randy Hanvelt said this week.

“In Region 5 — California — we grow in excess of 4.3 billion board feet a year but we only harvest 300 million board feet a year,” said Hanvelt, citing timber industry statistics. “That means we’re putting 4 billion board feet into the forests each year. It’s fuel we’re putting into the forests, and we’re burning the state down.”


Fire forces evacuation of Foothill school

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Adults and children evacuate Foothill Leadership Academy Friday morning after a fire was discovered in an air conditioning unit. Jesse Jones / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
A small fire Friday led to the evacuation of Foothill Leadership Academy. 

A heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit began smoking around 11:15 a.m. and alerted administrators to a fire on the school’s roof at 19401 Susan Way, south of Highway 108 at the Indian Rock commercial center. 


Input sought on Calaveras General Plan

Public comments are now accepted on Calaveras County’s General Plan, which intends to guide the county’s growth and development over the next two decades. 

The long-awaited document — which was released late last week following years of planning and discussion — is now online and physical copies are expected to be delivered to all Calaveras County Library branches this week. 


Missing Angels Camp teen found safe

A missing Angels Camp teen has been found. 

Crystal Houle, 16, was found in Sacramento and has returned home, according to the Angels Camp Police Department.


Details released in November shootout

Read more... The Tuolumne County Sheriff's and District Attorney's offices today released more information about the fatal shooting Nov. 22 of Bruce Snyder, who shot a Sonora Police officer and is believed to have fired the shot that wounded a bystander.

Fire at Leadership Academy

Read more...Firefighters are responding to a report of a fire at the Foothill Leadership Academy.



Scholarship fund planned in memory of coach

Read more... A scholarship fund is being set up in memory of Jim Baldrige, a long-time Sonora youth sports coach who died of cancer Dec. 6.

The scholarships will be awarded annually to students from both Summerville and Sonora high schools. The award amount has not been determined but fundraisers are scheduled for next year, said Baldrige’s son, Nick Baldrige. 

 


Scholarship fund planned in memory of coach

A scholarship fund is being set up in memory of Jim Baldrige, a long-time Sonora youth sports coach who died of cancer Dec. 6.

The scholarships will be awarded annually to students from both Summerville and Sonora high schools. The award amount has not been determined but fundraisers are scheduled for next year, said Baldrige’s son, Nick Baldrige. 

 


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