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Veterans Day events to honor or benefit veterans or provide them and their families with a little bit of fun will be held throughout the Mother Lode in the coming week.

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A nearly $2 million contract for repairs to Italian Bar Road was approved by the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, more than two years after winter storms wreaked havoc on parts of the road and others throughout the area.

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Agents with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation located an inmate who escaped from Baseline Conservation Camp in Jamestown over 200 miles away on Friday night in a town of more than 30,000 just north of Bakersfield. 

Belleview Elementary student Sofia Olavarria and her painting “Sunset at Cathedral Peak” won first place in the 4th-5th grade category of an art contest sponsored by Yosemite National Park, the Ansel Adams Gallery, and Yosemite Gateway Partners.

Authorities have not yet located Jason Stout, a 40-year-old minimum security inmate who was missing from Baseline Conservation Camp in Jamestown early Wednesday morning, an official with the nearby Sierra Conservation Center prison said Thursday. 

National Park Service staff in Yosemite will waive entry fees for Veterans Day and and the people who run Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System are planning to waive fees next Sunday and Monday, Nov. 10 and 11, to recognize military veterans.

Forward progress on a fire that broke out on the 10900 block of Jesus Maria Road in Mokelumne Hill just before 3 p.m. was stopped sometime in the next hour, Cal Fire said on Wednesday. 

A 74-year-old Irish citizen arrested in Portugal last week on suspicion of a crime related to child pornography is reportedly former Catholic priest and convicted pedophile Oliver O’Grady, who served at St. Andrew’s Parish in San Andreas from 1984 to 1992.

An inmate incarcerated in 2014 for first-degree residential burglary was reported missing from Baseline Conservation Camp in Jamestown on Wednesday morning. 

A Washington man convicted in a downtown Spokane stabbing death in 2012 picked up his half-sister from a Wendy’s in Manteca less than eight hours before she was found by authorities dead, engulfed by fire and with three stab wounds inside a charred-out Chevrolet HHR on a rural road outside C…

As Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was restoring power to Calaveras County customers Thursday afternoon, a large wildfire in Sonoma County was burning out of control after starting in an area where a broken jumper cable on a PG&E transmission tower was later discovered — and PG&E custom…

A California Army National Guard crew from Stockton landed a dual-rotor Chinook CH-47 helicopter high on Mount Sill to recover the body of a climber Monday who sustained fatal injuries the day before in the Palisades Range of the Eastside Sierra.

Pacific Gas & Electric is planning for another round of power shutdowns across the Sierra Nevada foothills and north of the Bay Area tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon, and though Tuolumne County was spared, more than 14,000 Calaveras County customers may be affected. 

The Sonora Elementary School eighth grade girls basketball team placed first in the Vonich Invitational hosted by Curtis Creek Elementary School. Pictured are Coach Ray Thomas (back row, from left), Cailey Silva, Madden Suess, Mia Alomia, Hailey Gould, Isabella Carpenter, Cheyenne Matyshock,…

Chester “Ski” Biernacki, of Jamestown, was part of a generation of American men and women who helped to protect the freedoms and shape the world we have today.

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Hewitt stood on a maze of colored lines on the first floor hallways of the Calaveras County Jail: green are for attorney visits, black for booking, blue for medical and a yellow-brick road leads toward the courthouse. 

Cal Fire postponed a 450-acre prescribed burn west of Angels Camp that was supposed to be ignited Tuesday morning and was monitoring the weather conditions ahead of a 40-acre live fire training exercise scheduled for Thursday on Sardella Ranch in Tuolumne County.

A project that’s about to get underway at the Little Sweden property off Highway 108 aims to end the growing nuisance and safety hazard created each winter by the unsanctioned snow play area.
The long-abandoned ski resort has become a magnet for sledders and others who illegally park along t…

In his 56 years on the mic calling Sonora High School football games, Gary Parsons has missed one game, in the 1990s.