Community shares hopes for possible regional park

Fifteen people attended a public meeting held Thursday night in Sonora to tell officials with … Read more

News of Record for Dec. 15, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:THURSDAY6:11 a.m., trespass/loiter — A man wandered … Read more

Roadwork for week of Dec. 16, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 26 — Shoulder restrictions will be in effect 7 a.m. to 5 … Read more

Christmas tree farmers trying to ‘Keep it Real’ in face of booming fake tree industry

West Point residents Jennifer and Norman Hall went to Cal Sierra Tree Farm up on … Read more

YCCD and teachers union expect final fact-finder report next week

The Yosemite Community College District and its teachers union, the Yosemite Faculty Association, expect the … Read more

Officials: TCEDA deadline extension could put Tuolumne County in “onerous situation”

Granting the Sonora City Council’s demand for an additional three months to consider whether it … Read more

Threat causes lockdown at Columbia Elementary

Columbia Elementary School was locked down for about two hours Thursday morning in response to … Read more

'Students Against Destructive Decisions' (SADD) share individual stories of hardship and their collective effort to overcome

Don Pedro High School in La Grange has an enrollment of only 55 students, and … Read more

Rain and snow possible up and down the Mother Lode Friday, Sunday into Monday

Two storm systems are lined up to bring 1 inch or more of rain to … Read more

News of Record for December 13, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 9:25 a.m., reckless driving — … Read more

Lack of movement on solutions to homelessness in Sonora causes frustration

Prospectors came to Sonora in the 1850s to search for gold along Woods Creek, but … Read more

California fire chief: State must adapt to new wildfire norm

SACRAMENTO — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials … Read more

New Sonora High board votes for special meeting to review Wildcat Ranch sale

Minutes after three new trustees were seated on the Sonora Union High School District board … Read more

Sonora photographer and activist dies at 82

Dale Batchelor is everywhere. His photography graces downtown Sonora stores and homes of tourists moved … Read more

Flag raised in Sonora's Courthouse Square

Overcast skies and chilly temperatures provided the backdrop Tuesday morning as the American flag was … Read more

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded Dec. 3 through Dec. 7 (wedding date given): Dec. 6 — … Read more

Flag to fly in Courthouse Square once again

Contractors erected a flagpole Monday morning in the center circle of Courthouse Square in downtown … Read more

Federal judge tosses lawsuit brought by State of Jefferson supporters

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against California Secretary of State Alex Padilla … Read more

News of Record for Dec. 11, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:FRIDAY9:41 a.m., domestic disputes — A woman … Read more

Busy weekend for CHP in Mother Lode and drug arrest in Sonora

Two fatalities in San Andreas CHP area Two single-vehicle accidents in Calaveras County resulted in … Read more

Former Pet Bath House owner to stand trial in April

The trial of an Angels Camp woman accused of animal cruelty is scheduled to begin … Read more

Developers look to revive dormant vision for various Copperopolis properties

A Los Angeles company’s extensive real-estate portfolio in Copperopolis was recently acquired by Copper Valley, … Read more

Tuolumne County seeks input on potential regional park

Tuolumne County officials will host a series of public meetings next week to gather ideas … Read more

Red Church intersection designs draw criticism

Stakeholders still have a number of issues with a proposed reconfiguration of the intersection near … Read more

Ask the Miner: On renovation and notification

QUESTION: My questions both have to do with downtown Jamestown, which is where I live. … Read more

Roadwork for week of Dec. 9, 2018

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

Tuolumne County releases final draft of General Plan update

Tuolumne County officials quietly dropped the final revised version of the proposed General Plan update … Read more

Neighbors air grievances with East Sonora church’s outdoor events

Screams from a person portraying Jesus Christ being nailed to the cross are among the … Read more

Sonora High student installs signs in cemetery for Eagle Scout project

It’s easy to get lost at the Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys. Situated near Highway … Read more

News of Record for Dec. 7, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 9:39 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

News of Record for Dec. 6, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:TUESDAY3:32 a.m., burglary — A North Arbona Circle … Read more

Big Oak Flat man found guilty of first degree murder and kidnapping

A Big Oak Flat man was convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping on Wednesday at … Read more

Now & Then: Sonora has a long history of Christmas displays

In the 21st century, Christmas carols may be playing in stores by Halloween, stores will … Read more

Sonora High board sells most of Wildcat Ranch to The Park Foundation for $1 million

All but 25 acres of the 137-acre Wildcat Ranch was sold to the Sonora non-profit … Read more

Santa Claus returns next week to Courthouse Square

Santa Claus is scheduled to make his triumphant return next week to Courthouse Square in … Read more

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