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

Event in downtown Sonora to raise awareness of plight of immigrant children

A Honduran woman claims that her child was taken from her arms by federal immigration … Read more

Deputies raid once-legal commercial cannabis grow for ignoring ban

A previously registered commercial cannabis cultivation grow in Railroad Flat was raided by the Calaveras … Read more

Items taken from Valley Springs house found in stolen backhoe

Three Valley Springs residents were arrested Wednesday afternoon on Baldwin Street for burglarizing a residence … Read more

4-mile chase through Tuolumne ends in arrest

A Sonora man led a Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputy on a 4-mile chase through Tuolumne … Read more

News of Record for June 15, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:WEDNESDAY8:26 a.m., parking — A man placed … Read more

Now & Then: Remembering Big Oak Flat school

Can the fresh faced students and wrap-around porch help you identify this historic archive photo … Read more

Sonora man sues county development agency to obtain records

A Sonora man is suing the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority for refusing to release … Read more

Calaveras County budget: revenue deficit exceeds $9.2M

The proposed 2018-19 Calaveras County budget has a structural deficit of $9.261 million, but unexpected … Read more

Calaveras County updates vote tally

Calaveras County edged closer to finalizing its vote totals Tuesday, and as it stands now … Read more

News of Record for June 14, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 7:25 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

County superintendent questions charter school’s spending for food and alcohol

The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools has alleged that a Sonora charter school misused public … Read more

Unfinished business: more than 30 months after Butte Fire, recovery still ongoing

Kathinka and Neil McKeown lost their Mokelumne Hill home in the 2015 Butte Fire, and … Read more

Sonora High board to negotiate with park group for Wildcat Ranch

At least three community members tossed documents provided by a Sonora-area nonprofit into the trash … Read more

Free tuition increases interest in Columbia College

Columbia College believes it’s on track to increase full-time enrollment of June high school this … Read more

Pics of the Week for June 13, 2018

Brandi Harris, of Tuolumne shared a photo of wildflowers surrounding the lighthouse at Pigeon Point, … Read more

Vital statistics for June 13, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded June 4 through June 8 (wedding date given): May 12 — … Read more

News of Record for June 13, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:MONDAY4:31 a.m., suspicious circumstances — Someone looked … Read more

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Officers deal with a prison escape and drugs in prison

Vallecito inmate captured A minimum-security inmate at the Vallecito Conservation Camp who walked away from … Read more

Fight outside Sonora bar leads to three arrests on battery charges

Three Sonora residents were arrested early Monday after an argument at a downtown Sonora bar … Read more

Cal Fire: PG&E power lines caused several wine country fires

Electric power and distribution lines, conductors and failed power poles owned by Pacific Gas and … Read more

800-plus PG&E customers in Sonora to lose power for 6-hour planned outage

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will shut off the power to 869 customers in the … Read more

Summerville High honors graduates with annual fireworks display

The stands at Thorsted Field were packed with family and friends of the 129 graduates … Read more

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