Ask the Miner: When a lane is not a road

QUESTION: Who owns that short lane next to the Taco Bell across from The Junction … Read more

Fixing $21M in storm damage continues at Hetch Hetchy’s Moccasin dam and reservoir

More than four-and-a-half months after a March 22 megastorm unleashed heavy rains on Moccasin and … Read more

Auction cancelled, new dealership to open

An auction at the Sonora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership has been called off because … Read more

Contested special-district elections head to Nov. 6 ballot

All deadlines to run for local office in the Nov. 6 general election expired at … Read more

Calaveras Water District truck is stolen

A Calaveras County Water District truck was stolen from a water treatment plant in Valley … Read more

Former Army Ranger missing in northern part of Yosemite National Park

The National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch is searching for a San Jose resident believed … Read more

Former San Andreas CHP officer arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse of a minor

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office arrested a former San Andreas-area California Highway Patrol officer on … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 16, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 7:18 a.m., miscellaneous codes — … Read more

Attorneys reviewing potential conflicts on TCEDA board

The Tuolumne County Counsel’s Office is reviewing possible conflicts of interest for members of the … Read more

Death notices for Aug. 16, 2018

LOWMAN — Patricia Lowman, 71, of La Grange, died Wednesday at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich … Read more

Final motion hearing scheduled before start of Karlsen trial

A presumed final motion hearing for a New York man accused of killing his wife … Read more

Commercial land next to McGowan House sells for $489,000

A vacant piece of land next to the historic McGowan House at the southern end … Read more

Sonora High School readies for new year in final summer board meeting

At their final meeting before the start of the school year, the Sonora Union High … Read more

Sonora commissioners delay decision on project to build four homes

A contractor’s plans to build four single-family homes off South Washington Street in Sonora remain … Read more

Sheriff’s deputies, scientists team up for pot eradication effort

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team joined forces with the California Department of … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 15, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Sonora Police Department reported the following” MONDAY 5:21 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A … Read more

Vital statistics for Aug. 15, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded Aug. 6 through Aug. 10 (wedding date given): Aug. 4 — … Read more

Donnell Fire estimated 20 percent contained

The Donnell Fire had grown to more than 44 square miles as of Monday afternoon … Read more

Discarded fishing line and hooks endangering birds of prey and migratory birds

A juvenile bald eagle was recently found with a fish hook down its throat, tangled … Read more

Pinecrest school supporters have 60 days to convince superintendent a charter is viable

The Tuolumne County Board of Education granted a conditional charter to the Pinecrest Expedition Academy … Read more

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

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