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Caltrans announced that Highway 4 over Ebbetts Pass between Calaveras and Alpine Counties was open for the summer season at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday. 

In the midst of spring and what seems to be the waning days of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of locals flocked out to annual weekend events which are now making their comeback: 2nd Saturday Art Night in Sonora, the Peaceful Valley Farmers Market and child-centric rodeo events hosted by the…

A driver in a Dodge Charger who suffered serious injuries after reportedly running a stop sign between Jamestown and Sonora and crashing into an eastbound big rig on Highway 108 also now faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, California Highway Patrol personnel said Tuesday.

Residents of a homeless encampment known as “Camp Hope” off Stockton Road near downtown Sonora are being given 90 days to relocate due to concerns about health hazards stemming from the former dump that operated on the property decades ago, Tuolumne County officials announced in a news relea…

An armed man who reportedly ambushed and shot a Calaveras County Sheriff's Office deputy then took an elderly female hostage at a San Andreas Apartment complex late Thursday night was killed by gunfire after attempts at negotiation and de-escalation broke down.

Mike Shaughnessy, acting supervisor for Caltrans District 10 Long Barn and upper Highway 108, moved orange-and-white plastic barriers just after noon Thursday to officially open the road to the top of Sonora Pass for the first time since Caltrans closed it at the beginning of last winter.

Elizabeth “Liz” Bass, Sonora’s first female mayor, with 10 years on the Sonora City Council and eight years on the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors, died Sunday at Adventist Health Sonora, her son said Tuesday. She was 80 years old.

Most registered voters in Tuolumne County are expected to begin receiving ballots in their mailboxes later this week for an all-mail election on a local measure that would levy a special property tax aimed at providing a dedicated, sustainable source of funding for fire services into the future.

An employee at Adventist Health Sonora filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit in federal court on Thursday that claims the hospital’s president pressured her to quit a City of Sonora advisory committee on social equity or face an internal transfer from her position as a philanthropy officer.

A Tuolumne County Superior Court judge agreed to delay the preliminary hearing for a Sonora nurse accused of plotting to have her husband murdered last year after her lawyer filed a motion on Tuesday saying she has been diagnosed with mental health issues that “grossly impaired” her judgment.

While a 160-acre fire raged in Calaveras County on Friday afternoon, local Cal Fire officials announced a suspension of outdoor burning with a caution that fire season may be starting early this year due to an ongoing and pervasive statewide drought.

With Tuolumne County now in an orange tier for moderate risk of COVID-19 exposure, Columbia College administrators, instructors and staff are planning to do a partial reopening of the school’s campus beginning Monday for about one-third of the school’s student body and faculty, Dr. G.H. Java…