A Tuolumne man suspected of shooting and killing 17-year-old Eric Aguiar in a parking lot near Sonora High School on Sept. 16 was arrested shortly after midnight Saturday morning in Utah where he was believed to be hiding, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office announced.
Nearly half of the full-time employees at the Tuolumne County Library were laid off in the final budget for the current fiscal year that was passed on Tuesday.
Calaveras County reported three new cases of coronavirus on Friday, while Tuolumne County had none for the fourth time this week.
PRATT — Margaret Sharon Pratt, 82, of Sonora, died Thursday, Sept. 24, at Adventist Health Sonora. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose at Lyons Street, Sonora. Burial will be at Mountain Shadow Cemetery.
Tuolumne County public health staff counted no new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, but they urged residents to remain diligent to prevent the spread of coronavirus as colder weather moves in, schools begin to open, and people begin spending more time indoors.
Federal custodians of the Stanislaus National Forest and 17 other national forests in California say extreme fire dangers throughout the Golden State are expected to remain for at least the next six days, so they have extended restrictions on campfires, stoves, smoking and other ignition sou…
A Sonora nurse accused of attempting to solicit murder against her husband bonded out of Tuolumne County Jail Tuesday night, one day after a judge lowered her bail from $1 million to $100,000 in accordance with the official bail schedule.
California has already endured its worst fire year in recorded history, but with more heat and wind in the forecast, officials say conditions could get even worse as the state enters the peak of its traditional burning season.
A pair of filmmakers based in Los Angeles were getting deep into pre-production on their latest movie when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March and forced a change of plans that brought them to Tuolumne County for the first time in their lives.
Emphasizing that California must stay at the forefront of the fight against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday issued an executive order to restrict new car sales in the state to only zero-emission vehicles by 2035 and threw his support behind a ban on the controversial use of hy…
A fire weather watch was issued Tuesday afternoon for this weekend in an area that includes most of Tuolumne County and all of Calaveras County, which coincided with an announcement by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. about a new plan to issue watches and warnings about the utility’s imposed bla…
BARCHUS — Kathy Barchus, 70, of Sonora, died Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Jude Care Center in Manteca. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements.
Tuolumne County public health staff counted five new confirmed cases of coronavirus over the past weekend, they said Monday afternoon in an update.
A staff member at Twain Harte School has tested positive for COVID-19, the superintendent and principal for the school said in an announcement Sunday.
The Stanislaus National Forest, closed two weeks ago by federal authorities due to the threat of wildfires, is open again for day use from dawn to sundown with no fires allowed anywhere in the 1,400-square-mile area, which includes 42 percent of the land in Tuolumne County and 11 percent of …
A Sonora nurse and mother accused of a murder-for-hire plot allegedly targeting her husband appears to have suffered a mental health breakdown due in part to her pressure-laden, front-line work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, her defense attorney said in a motion he filed Thursday to …
Yosemite National Park remained closed Monday because of very unhealthy and hazardous air quality from wildfires, primarily the 435-square-mile Creek Fire burning in Madera and Fresno counties.
Hundreds of people gathered at 8 p.m. Thursday on School Street in Sonora for a candlelight vigil near the parking lot where 17-year-old Eric Aguiar was gunned down the previous night.
Calaveras County public health staff counted one new coronavirus death and seven new cases on Friday, while Tuolumne County public health staff counted one new confirmed case.
The Tuolumne County Republican Central Committee has asked the presiding judge of Tuolumne County Superior Court to review the Tuolumne County Grand Jury’s report on Tuolumne Utilities District that was released in July.
Tricia Thompson is a three-time suicide attempt survivor, and about three weeks ago she decided to get a tattoo on her wrist as a promise that she would no longer try to take her own life.
The victim of former Mother Lode Christian School Coach Mona McGrady cried as she embraced her mother outside of the South Washington Street courthouse Thursday afternoon.
Tuolumne County public health staff counted four new cases of COVID-19 and one new coronavirus death on Thursday, with seven active cases and zero individuals hospitalized.
Numerous consecutive days of stagnant wildfire smoke and hazardous air quality throughout Yosemite National Park have prompted federal authorities to close one of the Golden State’s top tourist destinations.
A Sonora nurse and mother accused of a murder-for-hire plot allegedly targeting her husband appeared in a Tuolumne County courtroom Wednesday afternoon, where a judge appointed her a public defender and issued a no-violence criminal protective order restraining the woman from contact with he…
RICKMAN — Marjorie Jane Rickman, 91, of Sonora, died Sunday, Sept. 13, at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements.
There were no new cases of coronavirus in Tuolumne County for the second day in a row on Wednesday, the county public health department reported.
A Sonora man was arrested more than two weeks ago at Sonora Inn after police allege he sprayed them with a fire extinguisher and attempted to pull a fire alarm in the historic hotel prior to being taken into custody.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of felony elder abuse in Calaveras County and a third man suspected of elder abuse is believed to have left the county once he learned law enforcement was investigating, a sheriff’s sergeant said Wednesday in a summary of three separate cases.
The number of deaths linked to an outbreak of coronavirus at a nursing home in San Andreas grew to 11 on Tuesday after the Calaveras County Public Health Division reported three more residents had died.
A Sonora nurse accused of a murder-for-hire plot appeared in a video arraignment in Tuolumne County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon, but did not enter a plea.
BORCHERT — Martha Frances Borchert, 81, of Sonora, died Saturday, Sept. 5, at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements.
The temporary closure order for the Stanislaus National Forest and others that was set to expire today has been extended through Sept. 21, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday night.
Tuolumne County public health staff counted three new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with six active cases and one individual hospitalized.
A Sonora woman suspected of being involved in a murder-for-hire plot was arrested Friday evening, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office.
Against a backdrop of a scorched California town, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law to let prison inmates who volunteer as firefighters more easily gain employment as first responders after completing their sentences.
Eight people have now died from a COVID-19 outbreak at a San Andreas nursing home, Calaveras County public health officials announced Friday.
Dr. Liza Ortiz’s tenure as interim health officer for Tuolumne County came to an end on Friday as a search continues for someone to fill the position on a permanent basis.
VUYOVICH — A celebration of life for Rachel Vuyovich set for Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Sonora Elks Lodge has been postponed and will be held at a date to be determined. Mrs. Vuyovich, 91, died June 17 at her home in Stent.
The state Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for San Francisco to fund programs for the homeless with hundreds of millions of dollars in business taxes approved by a majority of city voters in 2018 – it's an important case for tax measures on local ballots throughout California.
The defense attorney for a former Tuolumne Christian school coach accused of sexually abusing female student-athletes in the 1990s immediately asked whether any of the allegations against her were true when she took the stand Thursday morning.
Iraq War veteran Aaron Rasmussen rang a bell three times Monday morning, with each in remembrance of the innocent Americans who died at the three crash sites that were part of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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