On education, policing and public access

Bravos What’s next — There's no other way to say it. It has been a … Read more

Editorial: The Mother Lode Fairgrounds moves on

Life at 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora seems calm these days. That’s the address of … Read more

EDITORIAL: Tree program award well deserved

The recent National Association of Counties award to Tuolumne County for handling the truly devastating … Read more

On responsibility, finances and hard work

Bravos Road to somewhere — The National Park Service, the Federal Highway Administration and the … Read more

Editorial: Save the Dome

There are times communities set aside profit for purpose. This is one of those times. … Read more

On children, fairgrounds and tennis courts

Bravos Protecting children — A decrease of almost 200 reported cases in child abuse year … Read more

On essays, roads and dropped charges

Bravos Budget plans — Tuolumne County supervisors received a warning this week that dead trees … Read more

On pot, kindness, water and McClintock

Bravos Reprieve — The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors took a collective breath this past … Read more

Is the Left playing with fire again?

To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the ’60s and … Read more

Offering a hand up to those in need

As I lay in my comfortable warm bed, the furnace turned to 62 degrees Fahrenheit, … Read more

Good plans will take good people

Way back in 1986, President Ronald Reagan uttered one of his most enduring comments during … Read more

Sonora High, community take the right steps

Bravos only The Sonora Union High School board deserves praise for holding a meeting this … Read more

On shared meals, blue lights and biomass

Bravos Community — Special thanks go out this week to the dozens of people at … Read more

For one, Thanksgiving a time to share the joy

One of the most challenging aspects of a newspaper reporter's job is writing something revelatory … Read more

On athletes, growth and bad budgets

Bravos Growth — Angels Camp is in the midst of studying what improvements should be … Read more

On voter turnout, veterans and Santa

Bravos Sportsmanship — “I made a bad call.” That was Bret Harte football coach Casey … Read more

On sports fields, the economy and clowns

Bravos Soccer — The Sonora Area Foundation stepped up this week to support Tuolumne County's … Read more

On playing fields, trees and illegal pot farms

Bravos Parks — Two entities are vying for the same 10 acres to build a … Read more

Walking man a highlight, church, roads not so much

Bravos Dedication — The human spirit is a truly interesting phenomenon. Consider Ric Ryan, also … Read more

Letters to the Editor for September 9, 2016

Harrop’s misguided views To the Editor: Right off from the title, “Do Trump’s men really … Read more

On music, community support and school finance

Bravos Festivals — Strawberry Music Festival is underway now at the Westside property, bringing in … Read more

On coaches, tourism, theft and elections

Bravos Coaches — The importance of a coach in shaping children’s lives is undisputed. Coaches … Read more

More ‘magic’ will bring more people downtown

Last weekend’s Magic of the Night was without a doubt a success. Residents and tourists, … Read more

State must address sorry state of courts

When a disabled woman tries to crawl up three flights of steps to avoid missing … Read more

On play, education, and slogans

Bravos The importance of play — Union Democrat reporter Scott Carpenter caught up with Sarah … Read more

On good neighbors and youth football

Bravos The Red Church — We have great news to report. Two large donations — … Read more

On working together and court proceedings

Bravos Working together — A hallmark of a great community is when public and private … Read more

Essays examine civil rights issues

A ‘Human’ Issue By Jackson Buchard The man who abolished slavery, Abraham Lincoln, said, during … Read more

On fewer suspensions, hands-on ed and the jury

Bravos Suspending suspensions — A Union Democrat story by Scott Carpenter this week showed that … Read more

Sheriff Mele addresses Dallas police shooting

Tuolumne County Sheriff James Mele on Friday wrote a letter to the citizens of Tuolumne … Read more

Service, new beginnings and fireworks

Bravos Service — Fifty-two years is a show of dedication in any pursuit, but especially … Read more

Promises, dead trees and public relations

Bravos Promise — What a wonderful opportunity Swirlz Smoothies and Yogurt in Sonora is offering … Read more

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