Tuolumne County residents from age 18 to 64 who have defined high-risk health conditions are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the county Public Health Department said Thursday.
The earliest that adults will be able to legally purchase cannabis in the City of Sonora without a doctor’s recommendation is April 15, after the city council unanimously approved a development agreement with an existing medical dispensary Monday night.
A Crystal Falls man accused of bartering sex acts and explicit photos for drugs over the social media platform Snapchat did not enter a plea at his arraignment hearing Wednesday afternoon after the Tuolumne County Public Defender’s Office announced it has discovered a conflict of interest in…
Tuolumne County had three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with none of those involving inmates at the Sierra Conservation Center state prison outside Jamestown.
The California Highway Patrol office in Jamestown is seeking help from the public in solving a fatal hit-and-run crash Sunday afternoon that left a 17-year-old girl from Sonora dead on the side of Highway 49 near O’Hara Drive.
Sierra Landrum, of Sonora, was identified Wednesday morning by the Sonora Police Department as the 20-year-old woman who died Monday night in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Stockton Road onramp off Highway 108.
Day-use reservations that cost $2 per vehicle and were available only online to limit the number of vehicles entering Yosemite National Park during the recent COVID-19 pandemic surge, are no longer required — for the time-being.
A 19-year-old Sonora man who killed a 33-year-old mother of five and injured four of her children while driving under the influence during a traffic collision on Phoenix Lake Road in October was sentenced on Monday to 11 years, four months in state prison
Tuolumne County’s daily coronavirus case rate has dropped more than 50% since last week to 5.2 per 100,000 people, with a testing positive rate of 2.1%, county Public Health staff said Tuesday.
Some gaping holes in the Sonora Plaza shopping center on Mono Way are filling up with new tenants, including one that’s preparing for a grand opening and another going through the city’s plan review process.
A high-risk supervision team consisting of Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputies and probation officers shut down an operation this week in which they say a Crystal Falls man traded sex acts and explicit photos with children for drugs via the social media platform Snapchat.
Sonora Fire Department personnel celebrated the arrival of a brand-new $561,000 type 1 Smeal fire engine Monday morning at its station on South Shepherd Street.
The California Highway Patrol and the Tuolumne County coroner are investigating the death of a person who was fatally injured in a vehicle incident that occurred Sunday at O’Hara Drive and Highway 49 inside Sonora city limits.
A yearling male gray wolf named OR-93 from an Oregon pack has been tracked in recent days moving south into the area of Calaveras and Tuolumne counties between highways 4 and 108, an agriculture and natural resources advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension based in Ja…
After nearly two years, an advisory committee has approved a recommendation to the Sonora Union High School District Board of Trustees in support of selling or donating the historic Sonora Dome, two adjacent former classroom buildings used by Tuolumne County Arts in recent years, and Lions Park.
The Tuolumne County Public Health Department counted four new community cases of COVID-19 and no new inmate cases at Sierra Conservation Center outside Jamestown on Friday.
Michael DeMasters, born in San Joaquin County and raised in Valley Springs, was one of the youngest recruits ever accepted into the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Warden Academy, and when he died Sunday at age 24 in an off-duty motorcycle accident outside his hometown, he may hav…
Organizers and volunteers with Resiliency Village, a nonprofit group created about two years ago and devoted to improving life for unsheltered and traumatized people, have raised $25,000 in 10 days to help purchase property that could be the group’s first permanent village of tiny homes for …
Tuolumne County Superior Court Judge Donald Segerstrom lowered the bail amount of a Columbia man accused of child sex crimes from $750,000 to $500,000 on Wednesday, though he noted in his ruling he could not lower it to a nominal amount that would ensure the defendant's release because he ma…
The Tuolumne County Public Health Department counted three new community cases of COVID-19 and one new inmate case at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown on Thursday.
The Tuolumne County Community Development Department plans to host a Zoom webinar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight to update people on a county Climate Action Plan, which is intended to address human-caused greenhouse gas reduction strategies.
A Sonora homeless man who was known to keep mostly to himself at his campsite off Stockton Road and help out others whenever he could is now in Santa Clara County Jail as the suspect in the cold-case murder of a Sunnyvale bar owner 41 years ago.
A Mother Lode native, who grew up in Murphys and focused on Future Farmers of America programs at Bret Harte High School before he graduated in 2012, is now a welder who worked on thermal systems for the NASA Perseverance Rover that successfully landed Thursday on Mars.
An additional 22 Calaveras County residents died from COVID-19 during a surge of cases in the last three months, the county Public Health Division revealed Wednesday afternoon.
Plumbing issues, sewage leaks and COVID-19 cases are hampering Tuolumne County’s newly operative, state-of-the-art $51 million jail, known as the Sheriff J.H. “Jack” Dambacher Detention Center.
Contractors for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., in partnership with Groveland Community Services District, are planning to break ground this week on the installation of a microgrid location for emergency backup equipment to provide power to downtown Groveland during forced blackouts, which PG&…
A Sonora man accused of stealing approximately $30,000 from his 68-year-old uncle through a veterans nonprofit group pleaded not guilty to all the charges Friday in Tuolumne County Superior Court.
Seven more inmates at Tuolumne County’s new jail have tested positive for COVID-19, the county Public Health Department said on Tuesday.
A motorcyclist who died Sunday after a head-on collision in Valley Springs was a state fish and game warden who covered parts of Calaveras County, the California Highway Patrol confirmed Tuesday.
A $6.3 million project to remove tons of sediment from Phoenix reservoir east of Sonora has been scaled back from removing 235,000 cubic yards of sediment to 175,000 cubic yards, Tuolumne Utilities District communications staff said Thursday.
An accused serial arsonist was arrested the morning Feb. 15 at a Sonora hotel on suspicion of burning items that did not belong to him inside of a room and later garnered an additional felony charge when he threatened to burn down the home of the arresting officer.
Tuolumne Utilities District provided an update on Thursday regarding negotiations to acquire Pacific Gas and Electric Co. assets in the South Fork Stanislaus River watershed and rights to water in New Melones Reservoir, though the possible costs remain unclear due to a confidentiality agreement.
Tuolumne County counted three more COVID-19 deaths Monday, while the United States passed half a million coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began early last year.
A 24-year-old motorcyclist died Sunday afternoon after he crashed head-on with a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, which crossed over the double-yellow lines into his path.
Just off Highway 4 and south of Murphys is a 1.6-acre property bedazzled with a fruit-tree orchard and Gold Rush-era stonemasonry known as Milfiori, Italian for "place of 1,000 flowers."
New guidelines released by the California Department of Public Health on Friday will allow certain youth and adult recreational sports, including football, to resume play as of Feb. 26.
Fees that Tuolumne County charges to insurance companies and patients for emergency ambulance responses to 911 calls will increase by 50% over the next six months due to operation costs outpacing current rates.
A 45-year-old registered sex offender from Los Angeles County who now lives in Crystal Falls northeast of Sonora has been accused of kidnapping and raping a 19-year-old woman he allegedly met days before on a dating website, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
The number of recreation visitors to Yosemite National Park dropped by nearly half in 2020 to 2.26 million, a 48.7% decrease from 2019 when 4.42 million visitors were counted at the top tourism draw in the Central Sierra.
Though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has stunted the normal procedures for the annual Poetry Out Loud competition, this year's county champion, a junior from Summerville High School, said she relished the opportunity to perform.
The sentencing of a 19-year-old Sonora man who pleaded guilty to causing the death of a 33-year-old mother of five and injuring four of her children while driving under the influence during a traffic collision on Phoenix Lake Road in October was delayed on Tuesday because his attorney was no…
Extreme weather across the United States is delaying coronavirus vaccine deliveries and could impact immunization clinics in Tuolumne County next week, the county Public Health Department said Wednesday.
Tuolumne Utilities District will continue to process applications for new water hookups because its Board of Directors failed Thursday to reach a determination on future supply and availability.
An idea two years in the making came to fruition on Friday as a 144-pound metal time capsule filled with documents and other memorabilia was laid in place at the 9/11 Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Tuolumne.
Tuolumne County’s death toll from COVID-19 increased to 55 on Tuesday as three more local residents have reportedly lost their lives to the deadly virus.
Tuolumne County will look to make the streets and sidewalks around Jamestown Elementary School safer for children and local residents with a $2 million state grant it was awarded this week.
Volunteer firefighters from Pinecrest Station 55 and Tuolumne County Sheriff’s search-and-rescue personnel did another rescue Monday night at Pinecrest Reservoir, where two people went hiking in the snow, one fell into water, and the two took refuge at a cabin and called for help.
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