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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.

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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…

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HAWKINS — Ramon Hal Hawkins, 76, of Sonora, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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ALEXANDER — Gary K. Alexander, 78, of Sonora, died Thursday, Sept. 10, at Adventist Health Sonora. Sierra Cremation and Burial Service is handling arrangements.

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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.

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TOMAI — Rosemary Tomai, 97, of Sonora, died Friday, Sept. 18, at Avalon Care Center in Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements.

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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 …

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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.

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A 17-year-old boy died after he was shot late Wednesday night in the parking lot on School Street that’s typically used by Sonora High students.

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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…

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RICKMAN — Marjorie Jane Rickman, 91, of Sonora, died Sunday, Sept. 13, at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements.

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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.

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.

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.