Tuolumne County reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 38.
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…
Administrators for the U.S. Forest Service and California State Parks Department are advising visitors to play COVID-safe when they get outdoors this weekend, which is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.
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.
The historic marginalization of Native Americans and people from other countries in Tuolumne County was among the topics discussed by the City of Sonora’s Social Equity Committee at a meeting Monday afternoon.
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.
Adventist Health Sonora has announced the hospital and its staff are partnering with Tuolumne County Public Health to begin Phase 1B COVID-19 mass vaccinations at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora late next week.
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.
When Lance and Buffy French stepped into South Washington Street to cross at Gold Street Monday night, they said they believed they were safe because an oncoming southbound vehicle was 10 to 11 car lengths away.
Tuolumne County Public Health staff announced Wednesday they have 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine on hand and plan to administer most of them by the end of this week.
An update to California's COVID-19 vaccination plan expands the eligibility of more than 10,000 residents in Calaveras County, though their public health office has warned they do not have enough supply to meet potential demand.
Workers and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Tuolumne County are nearing completion of two new homes in Parrotts Ferry Village, a planned, multi-home community of affordable workforce housing in Columbia, which the nonprofit began developing in 2011.
In an effort to speed the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk of dying, California state officials on Wednesday announced that people 65 and over will be eligible to receive the vaccine sooner than had previously been planned.
Tuolumne County tallied 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and was investigating the death of a person who was recently hospitalized for the deadly virus.
Having three infant children is hard enough at any time, but Sonora resident Kasie Hart gave birth to fraternal triplets Kinsley, Kaylie and Kasyn right at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Early estimates show Tuolumne County tourism was down 45% in 2020 compared to 2019, a significant dent in the county’s most lucrative private sector industry, and the county’s tourism bureau is facing more challenges this year.
Three more people in Tuolumne County died of COVID-19 over the weekend, the county Public Health Department reported on Monday, bringing the county’s total of deaths where coronavirus was the primary or contributing cause to 36.
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…
Some restaurant owners in Jamestown and Sonora have closed their doors temporarily due to current COVID-19 restrictions, saying they maintain their high quality even when serving to-go orders only and can’t break even in some cases, so they intend to stay shuttered until county and state hea…
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.
Ongoing staff shortages due to COVID-19 have forced the primary Tuolumne County trash collection company, Cal Sierra - Waste Management, to temporarily comingle garbage and recycling during collections over the next week.
Tuolumne County had 10 additional coronavirus-related deaths in the final two months of last year that were announced by the local Public Health Department on Friday.
The United States Forest Service extended the closure of the Stanislaus National Forest and 11 other national forests in California until Jan. 29 in accordance with the ongoing regional stay-at-home orders over much of the state.
Law enforcement agencies in Tuolumne County have noted a recent rash of catalytic converter thefts from parked vehicles, including four stolen Monday morning from U.S. Forest Service vehicles at the agency’s Mi-Wok offices off Highway 108 in Mi-Wuk Village.
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…
A woman in her 80s who was a resident of a care facility in Tuolumne County has died of COVID-19, the county Public Health Department said Thursday, as the total number of community cases since the start of the pandemic hit 2,000.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Tuolumne County’s ability to share important information with businesses regarding relief and other assistance was initially hobbled by the lack of a mechanism for keeping track of all the ones that are currently operating in the unincorporated area.
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.
Requests for the COVID-19 vaccine are overwhelming the call center for the Tuolumne County Public Health Department, which is asking people to follow its website and local media for information about when they will be able to get their dose.
Snow-play visitors converged on the Mother Lode over the New Year’s weekend, causing traffic jams, leaving behind trash, human waste, and angering a number of residents.
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.
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…
The intensive care unit at Adventist Health Sonora was full Monday night as 14 people were being treated at the hospital for COVID-19, Tuolumne County’s interim health officer said Tuesday morning while giving an update to the county Board of Supervisors.
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…
A Sonora man was arrested Monday night in the Big Hill area after allegedly trying to drive his pickup truck away from a pursuing Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputy by going up Four Wheel Drive, a steep track in the area of Gunsight Road and Quail Mine Road.
Tuolumne County had 83 new COVID-19 cases from Friday to Monday, as well as another coronavirus-related death over the weekend.
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…
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.
A Republican state senator from Southern California introduced two measures on Monday that intend to prohibit fines against small businesses for failure to comply with COVID-19 regulations.
Tuolumne County added 41 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including 13 inmates at Sierra Conservation Center state prison near Jamestown.
The COVID-19 testing site at Mother Lode Fairgrounds, set up by the state and run by Optum Serve-LHI, unexpectedly closed again Thursday for the fourth time in seven days due to reported staffing shortages.
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…
A Sonora man was arrested last week in Willow Springs on suspicion of stealing mail, including 14 checks worth more than $14,000, and possessing meth and heroin, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office said.
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.
An annual pre-apprenticeship construction training program gave Sonora resident Dakota Hanson the jump start he needed to change his life after years of struggling with homelessness.
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.
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