City promotes VanderWiel to Sonora Police Department chief

Turu VanderWiel is officially now the City of Sonora’s top cop after a year of … Read more

Hiker dies in fall from Half Dome cables

A man fell to his death Monday afternoon while hiking the iconic Half Dome in … Read more

District 3 candidates debate issues in Tuolumne

Four candidates vying for the District 3 seat on the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors … Read more

Fowler issued new trial date for June

A date for a new trial has been set for a minor whose conviction in … Read more

Vital statistics for May 23, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded May 14 through May 18 (wedding date given): May 11 — … Read more

Calaveras fair and frog jump hosts 31,000 in Angels Camp

The 2018 Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee brought out more than 30,000 people … Read more

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: False reports to 911 arrest and two motorcycle accidents

Man calls 911 seven times with false report A Columbia man was arrested early Sunday … Read more

Record number participate in 5th annual Luc’s Run

A record 500-plus people registered for the fifth annual Luc’s Run held Saturday in the … Read more

Pic of the Week for May 22, 2018

Reader Leslie Davis submitted this photo of an encounter between the Church of the 49ers … Read more

News of Record for May 22, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:FRIDAY9:30 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A man … Read more

Treasurer-tax collector race competitive for first time in 24 years

This election marks the first one in 24 years that Tuolumne County voters will have … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

An occasional series

Last Saturday I left Sonora about 7 a.m. and drove to the stables parking area … Read more

Sonora council to discuss sanctuary state, pot tax measure

California’s sanctuary state law and a potential ballot measure to tax cannabis businesses will both … Read more

A day at the DMV Sonora office

On May 10, an emergency prompted me to visit the DMV office on Morning Star … Read more

Two major injury vehicle accidents on Thursday

The California Highway Patrol - Sonora area responded to two major injury vehicle accidents Thursday … Read more

TUD board of directors: Andres expected to return as interim general manager

The elected board for Tuolumne Utilities District is expected to appoint David Andres as interim … Read more

Roadwork for week of May 20, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 49 — Long-term lane and shoulder restrictions will be in effect all … Read more

News of Record for May 19, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:THURSDAY12:59 p.m., public peace, fight, disorderly conduct … Read more

Jail construction begins ‘in earnest’ after slight delay from March, April showers

Progress on Tuolumne County’s new $40 million jail was somewhat impeded by unanticipated storms that … Read more

Three-year-old boy found dead in pool after wandering from home

A 3-year old boy was pronounced dead Wednesday after wandering away from his home on … Read more

State Fair Political Practices Commission closes Mills inquiries: appeal likely on one

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has formally closed two inquiries into possible violations by … Read more

Bilderback trial vacated for psych evaluation

A June 6 trial date for an Avery man accused of murdering his son was … Read more

News of Record for May 18, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:WEDNESDAY11:50 a.m., miscellaneous harassment — A Greenley Road … Read more

District 3 forum to focus on Tuolumne-centric issues

The four candidates vying for the District 3 seat on the Tuolumne County Board of … Read more

Highway 120 inside Yosemite National Park set to open at 9 a.m. Monday

Tioga Road, the federal name for Highway 120 inside Yosemite National Park, will be open … Read more

Now & Then: The Ramirez Building

The Ramirez Building in Jamestown is an excellent representation not only as one of the … Read more

Tuolumne County addresses violation over herbicide spraying

Tuolumne County officials are pushing back against a Jamestown man’s ongoing criticism of their response … Read more

Volunteers sought for new team to evacuate horses, cows, goats in emergencies

A new nonprofit group of volunteers who want to help evacuate livestock during fires and … Read more

Man connected to Sonora burglary arrested after attempting to pawn stolen items

The Sonora Police Department arrested a Sonora-area man on Stockton Road Tuesday morning after he … Read more

Arrests made at Angels Camp home

The Angels Camp Police Department arrested four people on the 1800 block of Appaloosa Road … Read more

Sonora high teachers union says they lack confidence in board members

The Sonora High School Federation of Teachers declared a vote of no confidence in the … Read more

News of Record for May 17, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:TUESDAY9:47 a.m., animal complaints — A person … Read more

Bikers, Sonora PD debate merits of weekend interaction

A three-minute recording made in front of the Intake Grill on South Washington Street during … Read more

Ferretti Road repairs not expected until end of year

Ferretti Road, a major collector in the Groveland area, is expected to remain closed until … Read more

Summerville principal resigns to take director role at county office

Diana Harford announced her resignation as Summerville High School principal Monday to take the position … Read more

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