Two dead women recovered from river over the weekend in Tuolumne County
TUOLUMNE COUNTY, Calif. — Two women were found dead in the river over the weekend in Tuolumne County. Search and rescue teams with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Clavey River off Cottonwood Road Saturday after a woman's body was spotted downstream of Clavey Bridge.
1,500 Acres To Be Burned Near Beardsley Lake
Tuolumne County, CA — A significant prescribed burn is scheduled to get underway in the Dry Meadows Area, north of Beardsley Lake, next week. 1,500 acres will be burned in the Strawberry Prescribed Burn area starting on June 13. Prep work within the Summit Ranger District is already underway. The burning is part of the Forest Service’s 10-year Wildfire Crisis Strategy.
Mariposa County High School student killed in crash identified
An 18-year-old has died following a car crash in Mariposa County.
Update: Power Outage Impacting 1,500 In Mother Lode
Update at 5:40 p.m.: PG&E reports that all the power has been restored to customers in Tuolumne County and all but 23 in Calaveras. Those customers are along Highway 4 between Cottage Springs and Ganns. The utility gives a restoration time of 11:15 p.m. Further details on those outages are below.
Two Drownings Prompt Warning Of Hazardous Water Conditions
Sonora, CA — With fast-flowing rivers and icy waters, authorities warn residents and visitors to exercise extreme caution. The hazardous conditions are expected to persist throughout the summer due to the heavy snowfall experienced earlier this year. Tuolumne County Sheriffs posted on social media “We can’t say it enough, be extremely cautious around waterways in Tuolumne County. The rivers are flowing fast, high and the water is cold.” and have used weekend events to emphasize these points.
Repairs Planned For Storm Damage On Old Priest Grade
Sonora, CA– The closure of Old Priest Grade road due to storm damage continues, as the Tuolumne County Public Works Department works towards resolving the situation. On March 21, engineering staff and geotechnical engineers conducted an assessment of the site, revealing significant concerns for public safety and the need for repairs before allowing vehicles to use the roadway. Proactive measures were already in motion before the assessment, with the Public Works team securing consultant services and requesting expedited federal emergency funding.
Deadline to Apply to FEMA Has Been Extended to July 20
MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Renters and homeowners in the 12 counties eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance due to the severe storms and flooding that took place in February and March now have an additional 45 days, until July 20, 2023, to apply for FEMA assistance. The previous deadline was Monday, June 5. The eligible counties include Butte, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, Tulare and Tuolumne.
Delays On County-Maintained Roads Due To Crack Sealing Operations
Sonora, CA–In order to improve road conditions and ensure long-lasting infrastructure, crack sealing operations will be taking place on certain County-maintained roads. The upcoming maintenance work may cause delays for residents and motorists who travel through these areas. Global Road Sealing Inc. will be conducting crack sealing on Mono...
Chicken Ranch Fire Station Building Permits May Be Waived
Jamestown, CA — An action in response to a request made by the Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians will go before the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. We reported in April that Tribal Chair Lloyd Mathiesen was growing concerned about the amount of time it was taking for the county to review a proposal to waive various construction permits. The action would symbolize a partnership where Chicken Ranch would then enter into an automatic aid agreement so that their new fire resources could be utilized in other parts of the county as well, boosting fire response capabilities.
Supervisors To Determine Fate Of Visit Tuolumne County’s Contract
Sonora, CA — Tuesday is decision time for the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors to determine what the future contract with Visit Tuolumne County will look like. Visit Tuolumne County, which oversees tourism marketing, currently receives about 20% of the annual Transient Occupancy Tax revenues (tax paid on lodging), totaling around $1.75 million annually.
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Rare Sighting of Wolverine Confirmed in Multiple California Counties
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed that multiple sightings of what is believed to be the same wolverine occurred in May in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. Two sightings were in the Inyo National Forest in Inyo and Mono counties. A third sighting occurred in Yosemite National Park in Tuolumne County.
M.A.C.T. Hosts Groundbreaking For Miwuk Cultural Museum
Angels Camp, CA — A groundbreaking celebration was held Monday morning in Angels Camp for the new M.A.C.T. Miwuk Cultural Museum and Administration Building. The site is at 64 South Main Street behind its existing medical building. M.A.C.T.’s Executive Director John Alexander and Chairman of the Board Justin Baugh welcomed the nearly 100 in attendance at the event, and noted that the idea of the museum started about 16 years ago when the healthcare group was contacted by the family of Dr. Cooper of Angels Camp who would receive baskets from many Miwuk people as a form of payment back in the sixties.
More Prescribed Burning Scheduled This Week
Fire crews plan to take advantage of cooler temperatures later this week to complete more prescribed burning. In addition to work already underway in the Stanislaus National Forest, CAL Fire will be burning 10 acres this Tuesday and Wednesday within the Shiloh Vegetation Management Plan site in Sierra Village. The area is near the intersection of Prospect Drive and Placer Avenue.
Update: Fire In Long Barn Contained
Update at 3:20 p.m.: CAL Fire dispatch reports that a vegetation fire in the Long Barn area of Tuolumne County has been contained to an estimated quarter acre. The flames broke out around 2:45 p.m. in some grass in the 25900 block of Highway 108 near Long Barn and Wheeler roads. CAL Fire reports that this blaze was the result of an escaped debris burn, and crews will continue to mop up for the next hour.
Truck CHP Seeking Led To Theft Arrest
Sonora, CA — Two suspects found driving a truck that the Sonora CHP was looking for led to their arrests, but not for stealing the pickup. A CHP officer recently spotted on Hospital Road near South Washington Street near the old Tuolumne General Hospital a 1999 white Dodge Ram pickup where a “Be On The Lookout” had been issued. It stemmed from a trailer theft in a local grocery store parking lot. Near the pickup, a man and woman were rummaging through a dumpster.
Mariposa County Superior Court Announces Current Job Opening for Court Clerk I/II Position
June 4, 2023 - There is currently one vacancy to be filled at this time An Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note: The Superior Court is establishing an eligibility list from this recruitment which may be used to fill both temporary and permanent vacancies. Please mark your interest clearly on your employment application as to your desire for temporary or permanent employment or both.
Adventist Health expands residency opportunities to help address physician shortage
In April, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education approved Adventist Health Tulare’s application to launch an Internal Medicine residency program that will help train up to 12 residents. This is in addition to the current Family Medicine Residency Programs in Hanford, Tulare and Sonora. Having to wait a...
Drag Queen Show Discrepancy
Sonora, CA – Chicken Ranch Casino is setting the record straight regarding a drag queen show that will also be held at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. It centers around the Sonora Pride Vaccine Clinic being held this weekend at the fairgrounds. Tuolumne County Public Health is offering free monkeypox and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines during the event from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 4th.
Update: Two Local Missing Teens Found
Update at 3:55 p.m.: Tuolumne County Sheriff’s officials update that the “pair has been located safe.” No further details regarding where or how they were found were released. Further details on their disappearance are below. Original post at 11:45 a.m.: Sonora, CA – The public is being...
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