Sonora council member finds hope amid a shocking diagnosis

When Connie Williams returned home from a Sonora chamber mixer one evening last summer, her … Read more

Diane Anderson trial: Crash victims testify about devastating scene

Moments before his mother’s white Lexus RX300 went airborne and slammed into the nose of … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 16, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 12:12 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A … Read more

Boy caused blaze last week outside Jamestown, Cal Fire says

A boy intentionally caused the fast-moving fire outside Jamestown last week that scorched more than … Read more

Book inspires author to preserve family stories

Stories told by parents and grandparents give younger generations a glimpse of what life was … Read more

Firefighters battle blaze near Columbia Airport

A two-acre blaze near Columbia Airport was 75 percent contained as of about 4:15 p.m.. … Read more

Now & Then: Life in a Lung Resort

If you’re a Baby Boomer (or older) you might have grown up knowing someone who … Read more

Remembering Woodstock on the 50th anniversary

We didn’t see the Dead, the Airplane, the Who, the Band or Jimi Hendrix’s celebrated … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 15, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 4:39 a.m., trespass/loiter — An … Read more

Pic of the week for Aug. 15, 2019

Beetle Barbour of Columbia submitted this photo of Baxter helping construct a summer window shade. … Read more

Jury seated for Diane Anderson trial

A jury of seven women and five men were sworn in at the end of … Read more

Two teens arrested in homicide, arson at Columbia residence

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged two 16-year-old boys on suspicion of … Read more

Vital statistics for Aug. 15, 2019

Marriages recorded Aug. 5 through Aug. 9 (wedding date given): July 27 — Andrew Rosenbaum … Read more

Diane Anderson trial to begin Wednesday morning in Stockton

A petition by the defense attorneys for Sonora nurse Diane Anderson in the California Fifth … Read more

Prototype Corvette Stingray crashes into two vehicles on New Priest Grade

The razor sleek 2020 Corvette Stingray debuted to great fanfare less than a month ago, … Read more

One person dies in house fire on Big Hill

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday evening that a person has been found dead inside … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 14, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: MONDAY 5:20 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Judge strikes motion to disqualify him from Diane Anderson's trial

Defense attorneys representing Sonora nurse Diane Anderson filed a petition with the California Fifth District … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 13, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: FRIDAY 11:40 a.m., traffic violations — … Read more

Sonora commissioners say brewery’s mural can stay

Sonora Planning Commission meetings are typically quiet, low-attended affairs, unless there’s a dispute over an … Read more

Well-loved figure of the Tuolumne County stage community dies at 79

David Purdy, a former Columbia College theater instructor, actor and a founder of KAAD-LP Sonora … Read more

Demolition begins at former Denny's site to make way for KFC

Work began on Monday to demolish the former Denny’s restaurant building in the Timberhills Shopping … Read more

Beloved teacher, folk singer, storyteller Bill “Billy Button” Roberson dies at 66

Bill Roberson was a kindergarten teacher, folk singer, storyteller and devoted family man, but he’ll … Read more

Tuolumne County officials delay public hearing on proposed budget

Tuolumne County officials have delayed a public hearing on the proposed operating budget for the … Read more

Happy birthday, Smokey Bear

Tuolumne County library joins public safety organizations in honoring the Forest Service mascot

In case you haven’t heard, it’s Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday. And the Tuolumne County Library … Read more

Tuolumne County’s economic development director details first month on the job, plans for the future

Cole Przybyla says he’s tried to spend much of his first month as Tuolumne County’s … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

An occasional series

There are places up above 9,000 feet elevation in the Central Sierra that are covered … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 10, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 9:41 a.m., animal complaints — … Read more

Prescribed burn planned during fire season east of Groveland

Federal custodians of the Stanislaus National Forest are planning to do a prescribed burn during … Read more

Sonora High School girls varsity basketball coach pleads not guilty to child sex crime charges

A Sonora High School girls varsity basketball coach appeared in Tuolumne County Superior Court for … Read more

Historic committee challenges downtown Sonora mural

The owner of Sonora Brewing Co. is scheduled to appear before the Sonora Planning Commission … Read more

DA thanks officials for saving family member’s life

Doctors say quick action saved his life

Tuolumne County District Attorney Laura Krieg thanked officials on behalf of her family for their … Read more

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