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Adventist Health Sonora on Thursday announced plans to begin vaccinating people 75 and older for COVID-19 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds beginning late next week, while the Tuolumne County Public Health Department is ready to start doing the same as soon as enough supplies become available f…

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A future commercial development called the Stone Mill Center near the Pedro Wye intersection between Sonora and Columbia appears to have hit another snag after the Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors did not approve an agreement with the project’s developer Tuesday night.

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Tuolumne County Public Health recorded nine new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including seven people in the community and two inmates at Sierra Conservation Center state prison near Jamestown.

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The elected board of directors for Tuolumne Utilities District, the water and sewer agency that serves more than 40,000 Tuolumne County residents, will begin their meetings at 9 a.m. as opposed to 2 p.m. from now on, communications staff for TUD said Thursday.

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BAUGHER — Ronald Keith Baugher, 74, of Groveland, died Sunday, Jan. 10, at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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A proposed agreement with the developers of the approved Stone Mill Center commercial development near Highway 49 and Parrotts Ferry Road, known as the Pedro Wye intersection, will be back on the agenda for the Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors to consider at a public meeting on…

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CARGILL — Timothy “Tim” Lawrence Cargill, 53, died Monday, Dec. 28, at his home in Sonora. Private family inurnment will be at the family plot at Columbia City Cemetery. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a budget to the California Legislature on Friday that calls for a swift and expansive boost in the state government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, earmarking much of an unallocated tax revenue windfall for efforts to help workers and businesses, boost public heal…

GRIFFIN — Joseph Carl Griffin, 79, of Sonora, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Dignity Health Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas has awarded more than $32,000 in grants to three organizations that serve the rural Mountain Ranch community, where people are still recovering from the devastating 2015 Butte Fire.

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Multiple new laws are on the books and took effect Friday, though others are set to begin later in the year. The laws run a range, from ongoing developments set to change annually, such as the rise in the state minimum wage, while others were passed this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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WASHINGTON — Supporters of President Donald Trump who want Congress to overturn his Electoral College loss clashed with Capitol Police, breached barriers and stormed into the Capitol on Wednesday, while lawmakers were in the midst of certifying the election results, causing a lockdown of the…

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New Tuolumne County supervisors prepare to take office next weeDavid Goldemberg, Kathleen Haff and Jaron Brandon officially became Tuolumne County supervisors when they were sworn into office at noon on Monday, representing a sea change in the county’s top elected leadership for the first ti…

ACORD — Herbert Leon Acord, 82, of Groveland, died Sunday, Jan. 3, at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Tuolumne Utilities District efforts to acquire water rights and infrastructure from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. were slowed by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, but TUD’s general manager said Tuesday that negotiations with the utility giant are “still on track,” and he is optimistic an agre…

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A proposed resort about five miles west of the Highway 120 entrance to Yosemite National Park will be allowed to move forward after Tuolumne County supervisors unanimously upheld the project’s approval at a meeting that spanned more than six hours on Thursday.

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Motorists who get arrested for driving under the influence this holiday weekend will have only themselves to blame, because the California Highway Patrol is telling everyone in advance that troopers will crack down on impaired drivers from 6 p.m. Thursday, which is New Year’s Eve, to midnigh…

GOKEY — Nancy Louise Gokey, 76, died Sunday, Dec. 27, at her home in Columbia. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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The Tuolumne County Public Health Department reported 80 more new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, and 63 of them were new inmate cases at the Sierra Conservation Center state prison outside Jamestown, where an outbreak has added more than 1,000 cases to the county’s total this month.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday a phased approach and $2 billion in spending to safely reopen all schools in California for in-person instruction by the beginning of February.