WEEKEND ROUNDUP: House fire, drug arrests and marsupials learn to use a cat door

Wiley opossums invade home through cat door The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office used the incidental … Read more

Pics of the Week for August 14, 2018

Reader Colin Washburn shared a photo of a papaya tree on Pololu, Big Island, Hawaii. … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 14, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:FRIDAY7:02 a.m., weapons violations — A person … Read more

Diane Anderson trial set for Dec. 5

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

A few school races settled, many others are not

The first of two deadlines to register to run in local school board races in … Read more

Battle to save historic Kennedy Meadows from the voracious Donnell Fire

“They’re hitting on the north side of the highway,” Diana Chappell texted from Kennedy Meadows … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 11, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:THURSDAY10:04 a.m., reckless driving — A man drove … Read more

Unhealthy air forces cancellations, postponements

Even as firefighters take hold of the Ferguson Fire, lingering smoke from other northern California … Read more

Private DMV office provides services to California lawmakers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers can avoid the long lines plaguing California's Department of Motor … Read more

Roadwork for week of Aug. 12, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 4 — One-way traffic control will be in effect 6:30 a.m. to … Read more

Business increases with Yosemite entrance opening, but Ferguson Fire consequences linger

The Ferguson Fire and Yosemite Valley closures stifled the vibrant tourist commerce of Groveland in … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 10, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:WEDNESDAY8:49 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A man … Read more

Warden: Temperature monitoring not needed in prison

In its required response to the findings of the 2018 Tuolumne County Grand Jury, Sierra … Read more

Staff and firefighters at Kennedy Meadows brace for approach of devastating Donnell Fire

The Donnell Fire that’s incinerated 136 structures since it broke out Aug. 1 grew by … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

An occasional series

Tuesday evening I bumped into Matt Cornell in downtown Sonora, and he said he was … Read more

Business owners rally around Tuolumne County Economic Development executive director

Local business owners came to the defense of the Tuolumne Economic Development Authority’s executive director … Read more

Donnell and Ferguson fires continue to burn

Additional evacuation advisories were issued for the areas of Mill Creek and Cascade Creek on … Read more

Sonora High superintendent reflects on his career

After 25 years at Sonora High School as a teacher and administrator, retiring superintendent Pat … Read more

The importance of the Iron Horse

Daly Bucknam, older brother of Dardanelle resort owner J.D. Bucknam, and his helpers cut close … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 9, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:TUESDAY10:15 a.m., parking citation — An abandoned vehicle … Read more

Environmental health director: hazardous waste from Donnell Fire a concern

Hazardous waste from the out-of-control Donnell Fire burning in the Middle Fork Stanislaus River watershed … Read more

Fire can't take away memories, spirit at historic mountain resort

The Dardanelle Resort was ice cream on the green adirondack chairs that lined the front … Read more

Law enforcement officers spend a night out

Local law enforcement agencies joined hundreds of others around the nation in celebrating the annual … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 8, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:MONDAY8:30 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A man … Read more

Vital statistics for Aug. 8, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTY Marriages recorded July 19 through July 31 (recorded date given): July 19 — … Read more

ASK THE MINER: KFC hopes to be on the move

QUESTION: What is the status of KFC moving to the former Denny’s? ANSWER: Travis Gutke, … Read more

Donnell Fire command face tough questions like ‘Where was the air support?’

“You people right here, you are more people than what we have for fighting this … Read more

Sonora city officials: Management audit should be done on Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority

Sonora City Council members sent a strong message to Tuolumne County supervisors and the Economic … Read more

No trial date yet for Avery man accused of shooting son to death

A trial-setting conference for an Avery man accused of murdering his son was postponed Monday … Read more

Sonora man tased during arrest in Angels Camp

A Sonora man was arrested in Angels Camp early Saturday after attacking a police officer … Read more

Sonora high board meeting, superintendent contract ratification postponed

The ratification of the contract for new Sonora Union High School District superintendent Dr. Mark … Read more

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