Ferguson Fire off Highway 140 outside Yosemite is far from full containment

A heat wave will bring triple-digit temperatures to the Sonora area this week, and a … Read more

News of Record for July 17, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:FRIDAY4:55 a.m., trespass/loiter — A transient man slept … Read more

Mystery blast shakes downtown Sonora; three arrested on drug charges

The Sonora Police Department investigated a loud noise in downtown Sonora Sunday night that prompted … Read more

Three killed Sunday in accidents in Jamestown, Angels Camp

Two Mother Lode vehicle accidents on Sunday resulted in the deaths of two elderly Sonora … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

It was overcast and in the 60s when I left Sonora early Friday. That was … Read more

Agencies seek money for food bank, homeless shelter, senior meal delivery

Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency’s food bank in Jamestown and homeless shelter in Sonora could be … Read more

Victims and accident witness share their perspectives on fatal J-59 crash

It all happened within two to three seconds, a survivor of a Oct. 21, 2016, … Read more

TCEDA announces closing of InnovationLab

Tuolumne County is taking back the space occupied by the InnovationLab in Sonora to use … Read more

In CHP recording, Anderson admits crossing double yellow line but denies he caused crash

An audio recording of Danny Anderson blared across a courtroom in the Tuolumne County Superior … Read more

News of Record for July 14, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 7:20 a.m., hazardous situation — … Read more

Roadwork for July 14, 2018

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

News of Record for July 13, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:WEDNESDAY4:11 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A group … Read more

Sonora Chief: Pedestrian killed by vehicle may have been sitting or lying in roadway

A 40-year-old Sonora man died after getting hit by a car late Tuesday night on … Read more

Familiar shortcomings: animal control, county jail budgets targeted by Calaveras County grand jury

Budgeting, staffing and competitive pay at Calaveras County Animal Control services and the county jail, … Read more

Tuolumne County students spend a week at camp making music

The 11th year of Gold Country Music Camp is underway this week at Columbia Elementary … Read more

Firefighters battle 7-acre blaze near Buck Meadows

U.S. Forest Service firefighters have stopped the spread of a fire that burned seven acres … Read more

Years in the making, program to offer showers to homeless begins

Brook Walsh stepped off Give Someone a Chance’s shower bus wearing fresh, clean clothes and … Read more

Group seeking to recall Calaveras supervisor Mills falls short of required signatures

An effort to recall Dennis Mills, the supervisor for District 4 in Calaveras County, has … Read more

Embattled CHP officer testifies in Anderson case

California Highway Patrol Officer Joelle McChesney sat at the witness stand on Wednesday in her … Read more

Three Yosemite employees recognized for rescue in El Cap rockfall zone

Three employees of Yosemite National Park were recognized last week for being helicoptered in to … Read more

News of Record for July 12, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:TUESDAY9:10 a.m., trespass/loiter — A person on Bonanza … Read more

Three juveniles arrested in string of Long Barn and Cold Spring burglaries

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three juveniles in connection with burglaries in Long … Read more

Now & Then: Eddie Webb, stagecoach driver

Often while going through our vast photo collection, I will run across a now familiar … Read more

One arrested for defacing road sign while spate of graffiti strikes Sonora

A Sonora man was arrested on Sunday morning for defacing a city road sign near … Read more

Residents concerned about plans to remove big healthy trees on Tuolumne Main Canal

Some residents who live near the Tuolumne Main Canal or walk on it almost every … Read more

Wildcat Ranch declared surplus property during contentious meeting

During a vitriolic meeting of the Sonora Union High School District board of trustees on … Read more

Man in accident outside PriceCo suffered shattered leg, faces long recovery

A Sonora resident smashed by a pickup truck against the concrete wall of PriceCo Foods … Read more

Mother Lode Fair livestock auctions break sales records

On top of attending class, studying for tests and going to basketball and softball practices, … Read more

News of Record for July 11, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:MONDAY9:38 a.m., traffic accidents — An officer was … Read more

Vital statistics for July 11, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded July 2 through July 6 (wedding date given): June 21 — … Read more

County begins demolition of Rosalinda’s Gentlemen’s Club motel and nightclub

The derelict and abandoned structures of the former Rosalinda’s Gentlemen's Club and motel are going … Read more

Sonora High board to consider declaring Wildcat Ranch surplus property

The Sonora Union High School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday will consider a resolution … Read more

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