BATEMAN: The case for cash

Running was my religion 35 years ago, and I went to church a lot. Once … Read more

New protections a boon for wildlife, business

The Merced River is my favorite place in the country — there is reverence and … Read more

RINGEN: Coping with water conservation regulations

With all the rain and snow we’ve been blessed with the last two winters, one … Read more

Spending says much about priorities

The optics of the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors and most of the high-level government … Read more

CHERRY: Newspapers play an irreplaceable role in democracy

What do you think about the proposal to construct new bus stops in downtown Sonora? … Read more

On trails, championships, setbacks and optimism

Bravos Dragoon Gulch is getting a lot of love these days, as well it should. … Read more

EDITORIAL: Government works best when the light shines through

To paint the debate over the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority as a dispute between … Read more

EDITORIAL: On good deeds, growth, and the arts

With all the snow challenges this week, we thought it appropriate to highlight only the … Read more

Here’s how to help

We have been uplifted by the many, many people who have written and called to … Read more

EDITORIAL : On using knowledge and poultry problems

Stretching for knowledge When students at Sonora High School make their proposal for their senior … Read more

RIDDLE COLUMN: Stories well told — That’s your local newspaper

If you haven’t read Alex MacLean’s story about an 8-year-old Valley Springs boy who was … Read more

EDITORIAL: On conversations, agreements and strange crimes

Bravos To the Mother Lode Martin Luther King Jr. committee for an important conversation on … Read more

New ideas, just what downtown Sonora needs

Recent weeks have brought much good news and one piece of bad news for downtown … Read more

KESHNER: We must all rally together

We, the Democratic Women’s Coalition of Tuolumne County, are concerned by the ongoing government shutdown … Read more

EDITORIAL: Fire prevention is a top priority

Karl Rodefer didn’t waste any time in his new chairmanship of the Tuolumne County Board … Read more

GAISER: Why I voted to keep Wildcat Ranch

Why does Sonora High School need all 130 acres of Wildcat Ranch for agriculture instruction? … Read more

On the ground at the southern border

I take issue with Victor Hanson’s politicizing immigration between Mexico and the U.S. as a … Read more

Community responsible for helping the homeless

The homeless situation in Tuolumne County is never going to get better, only worse, unless … Read more

Letters to the Editor for January 1, 2019

Officials share blame To the Editor: Gov. Brown, who supports and promotes illegal immigration, should … Read more

BODIFORD: We need a plan that respects our quality of life

At a meeting on the new General Plan, public comments largely recognized the plan’s emphasis … Read more

RODGERS: Knowledge — Seeking the wisdom, courage to use it effectively

The scientific knowledge on what causes wildfires to spread so rapidly and burn so intensively … Read more

A life of service to the betterment of our community

“It has been a pleasure.” That was Craig Pedro’s humble and low-key parting message to … Read more

BEIL: Paradise lost — What can this community learn?

The tragedy of the Camp Fire in Butte County must give us pause because it … Read more

EDITORIAL: On negotiations and decisions

When negotiations fail It is a sad state of affairs when the faculty of two … Read more

EDITORIAL: For the holidays, here’s to all the good things

This is the Thanksgiving weekend edition of Bravos and Barbs, which means it’s all about … Read more

It has been a great run

In July 1976, my wife, Nancy, who was pregnant with our first child, Erica, and … Read more

Watershed is a box of matches

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the people found out how low they were on … Read more

Election 2018 brings new faces

This looks like it could be the year of the anti-incumbent on both the Tuolumne … Read more

EDITORIAL - Despite hectic election, readers search for brighter side

In another time, when journalists did not have all sorts of information at their fingertips, … Read more

EDITORIAL — Just vote

By now, you’ve likely been barraged by mailers and television ads and people hanging flyers … Read more

EDITORIAL - Angels Camp finds a surefire economic development idea

Angels Camp is a little city with a big — and good — idea. The … Read more

Tragedies often awaken our desire to make a difference

Four years ago, my world stopped. My calendar didn’t get changed or updated for months. … Read more

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