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Groundbreaking set for juvenile hall

An artist’s rendering shows what the proposed Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility will look like. Construction on the project is set to begin June 2. Courtesy graphic.
 Tuolumne County officials last week announced construction on a planned juvenile detention center in Sonora is set to begin June 2. 

McClure pumps could serve through October

Pumps that draw water out of Lake McClure could provide water through early October for about 3,200 people who live in the La Grange-Coulterville area, the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District general manager said Monday.

Vision Sonora debate heats up

Both sides of a growing debate over a long-term plan to revitalize downtown Sonora came out to share their opinions with city leaders at a meeting Monday night.

Yosemite highlining: Adventurers brave 594-foot drop over fall

Read more... A week and a half ago, a Lodi man walked across a highline suspended above Nevada Fall, where the Merced River plunges 594 feet to a steep field of boulders below.

Linoberg closed following accident

Linoberg Street is closed at Washington Street as police and medics respond to an auto accident.

A BMW drove up on to the southwest corner sidewalk, getting struck on a pillar.

The accident happened just after 4 p.m.

The driver was arrested after being given a breathaziler test.


Rain, snow in High Sierra forecast

The Mother Lode and Central Sierra will see a slight change in the weather this week, with cooler temperatures and possibly foothill rain and mountain snow.

Easy-pack recipes good for on the water

Old What’s His Name had been having wake-boarding withdrawals and was very depressed about the effect the drought has been having on the local lakes. 



Locals weigh in on Pinecrest water levels

Cabin owners and environmentalists want the minimum summertime water level at Pinecrest Reservoir to remain higher for recreation than the adjusted levels requested by Tuolumne Utilities District.

Sonora, Ebbetts passes open early

Sonora and Ebbetts passes, connecting the Mother Lode with the eastern Sierra, opened Friday, one of the passes’ earliest openings on record, according to a Caltrans press release.

Plant-specific water-use information offered by UCCE

Say what? WUCOLS? What the … ?  

W.U.C.O.L.S. (pronounced woo-kuls), which stands for the “Water Use Classification of Landscape Species,” was developed by University of California Cooperative Extension to provide basic water-use information about a whole host of plants that you may have in your landscape.

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