Programs teach an awareness of the wild

In 1990, I left work as a Forest Service firefighter to help launch a nonprofit … Read more

I am an American veteran

I have hit the beach at Normandy, and weaved my way up Mount Suribachi, charging … Read more

Leave no taxpayer behind

In the last four national elections, Americans made it clear that we won’t accept the … Read more

Save tax deductions for the homeowners

There’s a reason homeownership is still considered the “American Dream.” A home is a place … Read more

Guest Opinion: Homeless task force needs balance

I was appalled that our Sonora City Council leaders denied Hazel Mitchell a spot on … Read more

Guest Opinion: Time to create a homeless campground

Everyone is well aware of the problem of our homeless population in Tuolumne County. Some … Read more

Calaveras resident warns of coming disaster

For the past few weeks Calaveras County has felt like a slow-moving train wreck. There’s … Read more

Homeless issues, charity and the future

Bravos To the city of Sonora’s homeless task force, which in its first few meetings … Read more

Look around, the good abounds

In gratitude: For Mother Nature. Autumn here is simply stunning. For our heritage landscapers For … Read more

Sonora’s misguided plans for Red Church intersection

The Red Church at the north of town is Sonora’s most iconic view. Once again, … Read more

It’s water professionals week

It is a commonly understood fact that water is the elixir of life, something we … Read more

A personal connection with Korea

The current situation involving North Korea is a frightening reality. This tiny regime and its … Read more

Good school attendance equates to a lifetime of learning

September is National School Attendance Awareness month. Students are back in class in our communities … Read more

Restorative justice works

Restorative justice is a conflict resolving method that focuses more on the mental aspects of … Read more

A peace pole for Courthouse Square

It is a joy to see Courthouse Square enjoyed by so many after last year’s … Read more

Time to do the right thing

The Motherlode Martin Luther King Jr. Committee denounces the Aug. 12 hatred, violence and killing … Read more

Paying pittance for plenty

A common refrain about the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for shuttle service for … Read more

Meals on Wheels needs your help

The Aug. 26 Meals and Wheels for Meals on Wheels annual event at Railtown 1897 … Read more

One shot bravos and barbs was fun. Let’s do another

Bravos to: The Twain Harte community members who built a new sign to mark one … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 5, 2017

Public lands To the Editor: Apparently Rep. McClintock thinks that he knows better than their … Read more

Do not sell our history

It was with great concern that I read in the newspaper that Sonora High School … Read more

On the merits of brevity

Bravos and barbs once was a bunch of one-liners, often said with slight edge, the … Read more

On this week’s good and bad

This week, a number of issues arose that fit in both the bravo and barb … Read more

On doing the right thing

Bravo New jail — While an argument can be made that the construction of a … Read more

On generosity, making choices, cleaning up

Bravos Meals — The donation of three Subarus for Meals on Wheels demonstrates what’s innately … Read more

Save the summer recreation programs

The solution to Tuolumne County's budget gap should not run through its children. Cutting summer … Read more

On graduation, restoration and social media

Bravos High school graduations — This week, the first of the eight graduations for Tuolumne … Read more

Editorial: Marketing Tuolumne County shows healthy mix of old and new

At the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center Wednesday, the Tuolumne Visitors … Read more

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

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