Roadwork for March 23, 2019

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 26 — Long-term full highway closure will be in effect indefinitely from … Read more

ASK THE MINER: Remembering a son

QUESTION: I was behind a car with a sign in the window that says “Darvis … Read more

SINKHOLE TO MANHOLE: Crews excavate, repair damaged ‘main drain’ to install manhole cover

Repair crews accessed a blockage in downtown Sonora’s Gold Rush-era underground main drain this week, … Read more

News of Record for March 22, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 1:47 a.m., assault — A … Read more

Old West Fest on May 18 to replace Spring Festival this year

City of Sonora officials are replacing the annual Spring Festival this year with a new … Read more

Cal Fire, Cal OSHA investigate death of Calaveras County roads employee

Authorities are investigating whether a tree that killed a Calaveras County Public Works employee on … Read more

Jupiter murder preliminary hearing details marijuana-related dispute

A Tuolumne County Superior Court judge ruled a Jupiter man be tried on murder charges … Read more

East Sonora gym co-founder dies at 58

No challenge seemed too big for Tim Gallagher to overcome. Gallagher was a standout athlete … Read more

Photo shows stagecoach-ferry days in Mother Lode

Four horses in blinders stand harnessed to the spoke-wheeled stagecoach behind them. Two people, one … Read more

News of Record for March 21, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 2:06 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Now & Then: Buck Meadows CCC Camp #1914

The Civilian Conservation Corps was established in 1933 by an Act of Congress for the … Read more

News of Record for March 20, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: MONDAY 12:17 a.m., public peace, fight, … Read more

Former TCEDA CEO leaves with more than $120K

Larry Cope received more than $120,000 at the end of last week when he left … Read more

Butte Fire burn supervisor, survivors, residents say spend $20M PG&E settlement in scar

People who survived the Butte Fire that burned 110 square miles of central Calaveras County … Read more

Sonora officials declare emergency over storm damage

Damage from the storm on March 6 that brought rare flooding to downtown Sonora prompted … Read more

Searchers find body of girl swept into the Stanislaus River

The body of a 5-year-old Patterson girl was found Wednesday afternoon, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office … Read more

Calaveras County employee dies in tree accident in Mokelumne Hill

A Calaveras County employee died Monday while removing brush from a rural area south of … Read more

Tuolumne County Animal Control launches food bank for pets

Tuolumne County Animal Control has started a food bank for pets in response to a … Read more

News of Record for March 19, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:FRIDAY3:04 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A person on … Read more

Former county supervisor lands job with group that represents logging interests

Former County Supervisor Randy Hanvelt has been hired as a consultant for the Associated California … Read more

Pic of the Week for March 19, 2019

Reader Stephen Anderson submitted this photo entitled “Jamestown vulture convention.” … Read more

Parking lot sinkhole collapses into Sonora's main drain

A refrigerator-size sinkhole in the paved Bank of America parking lot at West Stockton and … Read more

Three arrested for bringing knives, suspected drugs to prison

Sierra Conservation Camp law enforcement arrested three southern California residents Thursday morning after they came … Read more

Cold case classroom: Tioga students learn about forensics

Fifteen-year-old Daniel Timmins wants to be a detective. At home, he watches murder mystery television … Read more

Elected officials see need to work together following TCEDA demise

The relationship between the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors and Sonora City Council outwardly appears … Read more

News of Record for March 16, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:THURSDAY8:22 a.m., threats — A person at a … Read more

Mother Lode tourism: Bass Pro-Am anglers spending hundreds of thousands of dollars

A bass-fishing tournament bringing well-heeled anglers from across the U.S. to New Melones later this … Read more

Roadwork for week of March 17, 2019

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 4 — Shoulder restrictions will be in effect 9 a.m. to 3 … Read more

Let’er Buck closes its downtown store to relocate to The Junction

A downtown Sonora retail store specializing in western wear plans to close by mid-April, adding … Read more

TCEDA board agrees on plan to disperse equipment, records

Government agencies, nonprofit groups and a for-profit business that are borrowing property owned by the … Read more

Motorcyclist killed on Highway 108

A motorcyclist on a 998cc-size bike was killed Wednesday evening when he tried to pass … Read more

Closure planned at Confidence Road for hazard tree removal

Tuolumne County roads supervisors are planning to close Confidence Road at Sunset Drive for three-and-a-half … Read more

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