Tuolumne County, CA

Reminder About Fireworks Rules

Sonora, CA — Fireworks laws are different in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. CAL Fire’s Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit reminds, “In Tuolumne County, ALL fireworks are prohibited; including ‘Safe and Sane’ fireworks. In Calaveras County, with the exception of the Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District, Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed. As a reminder, if you legally purchase Safe and Sane fireworks in Calaveras County, you cannot possess, transport, or discharge them in Tuolumne County.”
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TC Supervisors To Discuss Increase In Sales Tax And More

Sonora, CA– A one percent increase in Transaction and Use Tax(Sales Tax) to fund sheriff, fire, and road services, will be discussed at the July 5th, 9:00 AM Tuolumne County Supervisors meeting with other agenda items. This would be the first reading of the proposed increase, which is subject to voter approval in November and would expire after ten years. After this meeting, the next step is a second reading of the ordinance and providing staff direction on the associated resolution at the July 19th meeting.
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New Don Pedro Dam

New Don Pedro Dam is a 585ft tall earthen embankment dam that spans the Tuolumne River and is situated in Tuolumne County in the US State of California. After four years of construction, the dam was finished in 1971 and replaced the 1924 concrete-arch old Don Pedro Dam. The New Don Pedro Dam is the country's ninth-tallest dam.
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Search & Rescue Use “Old School” Methods To Save Hiker

Sonora, CA– Recently a call came into Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue that required old fashioned rescue techniques. A hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail had injured her ankle and could no longer stand or continue the hike. Fresno CHP was given the hiker’s coordinates and was contacted to assist with the rescue but the winds at 10,000 feet were too high to attempt any kind of traditional air evacuation. The next idea was to utilize the CAL FIRE Firehawk 404. It was launched and headed to the hiker but encountered the same strong winds that prevented even the larger aircraft from attempting an evacuation.

Traffic Advisory: One-Way Traffic on State Routes 49 & 132

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled additional lane closures this week on State Routes 49 and 132 in Mariposa County next week. State Route 49. One-way traffic control at Stockton Creek Bridge for K-rail installation beginning Wednesday, July 6, through Friday, July 8, 2022,...

Ambulance Responds To Crash On Highway 49

Tuolumne County, CA — A vehicle has hit a tree and rolled over on Highway 49 in the Tuttletown area. The CHP reports that the crash is blocking a portion of the highway. An ambulance is responding to the scene as the driver of the vehicle reportedly suffered moderate injuries. Be prepared for activity in the area.

Live like a Pioneer in Yosemite’s Tuolumne County

Step into the past with this California Gold Country itinerary. A perfect addition to any California itinerary, Tuolumne County’s Gold Country is alive with thriving historic towns including Jamestown, Sonora and Columbia. Experience the Old West like nowhere else by taking a ride on the famous Sierra No. 28 locomotive, panning for gold and taking a drive along Historic Highway 49. As the historic Railtown 1897 State Historic Park celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, discover the best of Tuolumne’s Gold Country with this three-day itinerary.

Fire Restrictions And Closed Campgrounds Impact Weekend Recreating

Sonora, CA– Stanislaus National Forest has implemented temporary fire restrictions in areas designated as high fire hazard areas. The order is effective until December 31st, 2022. Acting Forest Supervisor, Beth Martinez explains the reasoning why. “Protecting our natural resources is at the core of what we do, Additionally, public...

How you should be sorting organic waste in Northern California by county

The California law SB 1383, which takes effect in 2022, aims for people at homes and businesses to recycle their organic food waste. This will help reduce methane emissions by limiting what goes into landfills. The law requires cities and counties to provide organic waste collection services but these jurisdictions...

254 New Covid Cases In Tuolumne

Tuolumne County Public Health There are 236 new lab-confirmed community cases and 18 Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) inmate cases, with eight hospitalizations from Saturday, June 25th to today, Friday, July 1st. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports 21 active cases at SCC. There are 212 active community cases down from 260 last week which was up from 129.