Missing: Mother Lode Roundup parade permit

If ever a man had been more bitter on Dec. 13, there could be no … Read more

News of Record for April 26, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 6:33 a.m., warrant arrests — … Read more

Diane Anderson fires lawyer weeks before trial set to begin

A Sonora-area nurse accused as an accessory after the fact to vehicular manslaughter in a … Read more

Sonora man who sued TCEDA donates $5,000 to establish mini park on Linoberg

Work to temporarily shut down Linoberg Street in downtown Sonora for one year should begin … Read more

Cal Fire gives $776K for Tuolumne County projects

Cal Fire recently awarded grants totaling just under $776,000 to organizations in Tuolumne County for … Read more

Colorado woman smashes out windows of pickup truck in downtown Sonora

A Colorado woman used a hair dryer to smash out the windows of a green … Read more

Now & Then: Sonora’s Masonic Lodge

Fraternal and social orders were organized early in Tuolumne County’s history. Many gold seekers were … Read more

Volunteering: the 2nd annual Tuolumne County Volunteer Fair is today

The organizers of the Tuolumne County Volunteer Fair say more than 200 people came to … Read more

News of Record for April 25, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 9:35 a.m., parking — A … Read more

Stanislaus Wilderness Volunteers plan leave-no-trace awareness hike

Organizers with the nonprofit Stanislaus Wilderness Volunteers are inviting people to go on a leave-no-trace … Read more

Vital statistics for April 25, 2019

Marriages recorded April 15 through April 19 (wedding date given): April 12 — Ronald Gene … Read more

Gang-inspired spray-paint graffiti tagged throughout downtown Sonora

Almost a dozen downtown Sonora buildings were vandalized with gang-related red, numerical and spray-paint graffiti … Read more

City, county must still pay $618K in pension obligations for ex-TCEDA employees

Nearly $618,000 in unfunded future pension obligations for former employees of the Tuolumne County Economic … Read more

Highway 108 open to Kennedy Meadows

Cheryl Stanesic was on the porch out back of Kennedy Meadows Resort and Pack Station … Read more

News of Record for April 24, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: SATURDAY 12:29 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Audit findings: TCEDA lacked proper policies

The now-defunct Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority operated in a realm of its own without … Read more

Suspicious 2017 fires remain undetermined

Investigations into the causes of the Jacksonville and Twist fires that blew up on consecutive … Read more

ASK THE MINER: Historic property in disrepair to be torn down

QUESTION: My question is in regards to the old, falling down wood buildings next to … Read more

DUI arrest after woman crashes vehicle into hotel room

It was a dramatic scene at Heritage Inn when a guest crashed into an unoccupied … Read more

News of Record for April 23, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: FRIDAY 8 a.m., burglary — A … Read more

Pics of the Week for April 23, 2019

Reader Aubrey Self submitted a photo entitled “Buckeye Sprouting,” taken in the Soulsbyville area. Reader … Read more

Sonora Union High School District: people tell board concerns about Wildcat Ranch

More than 30 people came to a short-notice special meeting Thursday evening of the Sonora … Read more

Tuolumne County looks to plan for potentially more construction at justice center

About $140 million in state and local public funds over the past 10 years have … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

An occasional series

We left downtown Sonora in darkness to meet members of the Tuolumne County Trailheads at … Read more

Roadwork for week of April 21, 2019

CALAVERAS COUNTYHIGHWAY 26 — One-way traffic control will be in effect 7 a.m. to 5 … Read more

News of Record for April 20, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:THURSDAY 5:08 a.m., trespass/loiter — A woman … Read more

$538K grant integrates music, dance and art as a learning tool in K-8 Tuolumne County classrooms

Jace Zamora, a kindergartener at Soulsbyville Elementary School, said he learned all of his dance … Read more

Lt. Destiny Tafoya is CHP Sonora’s first female commander

California Highway Patrol Sonora personnel have a new commander, Lt. Destiny Tafoya, and she is … Read more

Tuolumne County seeks consultant to study public opinion on tax increases

Tuolumne County supervisors want to know whether voters would support increasing taxes to help pay … Read more

News of Record for April 19, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 12:01 a.m., trespass/loiter — A … Read more

Historic building in downtown Sonora changes hands, several others on the market

A new consignment store has replaced a former one in the historic Mundorf’s Mercantile building … Read more

Increasing demand for Yosemite Camp 4 campsites prompts lottery pilot program

Increasing demand for campsites and sometimes day-long lines for those who wait have prompted Yosemite … Read more

Downtown Sonora drive-by attacker pleads guilty to assault

A 25-year-old Sonora man who attacked a pedestrian multiple times during a drive-by assault in … Read more

Calaveras County selects a new county administrator

Calaveras County has hired Albert G. Alt as the county administrator at a salary of … Read more

Environmental group announces photo contest winners

Winners of wildlife and landscape photo contests have been announced by staff at the Central … Read more

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