Sonora couple secures rights to open Dairy Queen franchise

The owners of ARCO ampm in Sonora announced on Wednesday that they plan to open … Read more

Grand Marshal for 69th Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee talks Tug o’ War

The grand marshal for the 69th Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee, 51-year-old Troy Barajas, has worked in … Read more

News of Record for June 21, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:TUESDAY10:51 a.m., trespass/loiter — A woman drinking … Read more

Now & Then: Hotel Charlotte dates to 1921

The Hotel Charlotte is located on the north side of Main Street in downtown Groveland … Read more

Bonds Fire believed to be caused by a vehicle, Cal Fire says

Three separate fires that burned a total of 3.75 acres near J-59 and Bonds Flat … Read more

Retrial of Isiah Fowler, accused of stabbing his sister to death, begins in San Andreas

“He stabbed her,” Isiah Fowler said between sniffs and sobs, describing an intruder and his … Read more

Sonora Chrysler dealership assets to be auctioned

The business started out with such promise — a new car dealership selling Chrysler, Dodge, … Read more

Funding for arts, food bank potentially at risk in final Tuolumne County budget

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors passed a $232 million recommended spending plan for the … Read more

Three Hetch Hetchy cars incinerated outside Moccasin Dam

Three cars were incinerated and one was damaged by a fire in a yard outside … Read more

Colleagues honor sheriff for his long service to Tuolumne County

Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele gave his final public remarks to the Board of Supervisors … Read more

Jury selection to begin for Anderson trial

Jury selection for the trial of a Sonora-area doctor accused of causing a triple-fatal accident … Read more

Collision involving chaplain leads to $350K injury lawsuit against Tuolumne County

Tuolumne County will defend itself in a lawsuit filed on behalf of an 11-year-old boy … Read more

News of Record for June 20, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:MONDAY7:59 a.m., hazardous situation — A man … Read more

County administrator cites spending time with family as reason for retirement

Craig Pedro will retire as Tuolumne County’s top executive by the end of the year … Read more

Vital statistics for June 20, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded June 11 through June 15 (wedding date given): June 9 — … Read more

Pilot makes precautionary landing near New Melones

They say every pilot has a Plan B and Sunday afternoon Chris Miller executed his. … Read more

Get ready for heat: highs from 90s to low 100s expected

There's a heatwave coming to the Mother Lode with daytime highs approaching or exceeding triple … Read more

Economic development agency, school resources officer dominate City of Sonora budget talks

Much of the discussion at a public meeting Monday night about the City of Sonora’s … Read more

Weekend roundup: ATV fatality, burglary and a stalking allegation

San Jose man dies when ATV overturns A San Jose resident died Saturday afternoon near … Read more

Former TV anchor shows up to introduce country music star in Murphys

Toby Keith, 56, is a chart-topping country music singer and songwriter born in Clinton, Oklahoma. … Read more

Air play: Annual fly-in brings crowds to Columbia Airport

The weather could not have been more perfect Saturday and Sunday for the 52nd annual … Read more

News of Record for June 19, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:FRIDAY 8:03 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A … Read more

Protesters decry government's treatment of undocumented immigrant families

Cassandra Ryan, 17, held a sign Saturday morning that read “Tearing families apart is un-American” … Read more

Law enforcement, Special Olympics athletes join forces for torch run

Dozens of Tuolumne County Special Olympics athletes and volunteers ran through downtown Sonora shortly after … Read more

Drugs found in car near downtown Sonora

Two suspected drug dealers were arrested near downtown Sonora Thursday morning after the driver of … Read more

Tuolumne County supervisors to consider refinancing bond for Jamestown mine cleanup

Tuolumne County supervisors may refinance a $6 million bond issued in 2006 to pay for … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

An occasional series

One of the best things about summer in the Central Sierra is the seasonal opening … Read more

A token of love, lost

A couple of weeks ago, Arnold resident Sharon Lane came to Sonora for a doctor's … Read more

News of Record for June 16, 2016

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 10:19 a.m., traffic accidents — … Read more

Sonora High Pool opens to the public for summer recreation

Some naysayers feared it would not happen but on Friday it did. Sonora High School’s … Read more

Roadwork for week of June 17, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTYHIGHWAY 4 — A moving closure will be in effect 8:30 a.m. to 4 … Read more

Special Olympics torch run Saturday in downtown Sonora

Over 100 members of the Tuolumne County Special Olympics community and members of local law … Read more

Uncontrolled burn pile suspected in Ruby Fire

A 3-acre blaze on Wednesday afternoon in the Jupiter area may have been caused by … Read more

Mountain lion reportedly seen near popular Sonora walking trail

A Sonora resident reported seeing a mountain lion near Dragoon Gulch Trail in the early … Read more

Gray wolves return to California after almost a century

When Europeans arrived in North America, there were 2 million wolves, including about 380,000 wolves … Read more

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