Bodies recovered after 2 women were swept downstream in fast-moving Tuolumne County rivers
Even during normal flow years, drownings are common at the locations.
Video: Sonora Pass crews clearing snow in both directions meet, but route still closed
Caltrans crews snow in both directions over the Sonora Pass met up for the first time this week since massive snowfall from winter and spring storms closed the summit, video shows. Despite clearing the eight to 10 feet of snow from Highway 108 in Northern California , crews haven’t reopened...
Peter Brian Joice, Born November 10, 1952 in Califonria passed away Saturday, June 3, 2023 at his residence in Tuolumne. Cremation is planned with inurnment in Carters Cemetery in Tuolumne. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements. Date of Death: 06/03/2023. Age: 70. Residence: TUolumne, CA.
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.
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.
Clinton Richard Standley, Born October 11, 1934 in Tuolumne, California passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2023 at Adventist Health Sonora. Cremation is planned with inurnment in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery in Crescent City, California. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements. Date of Death: 05/30/2023. Age: 88. Residence:...
Tuolumne County Approves Chicken Ranch Fire Station Fee Waivers
Jamestown, CA — Citing that it is a decision that has been 20 months in the making, the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors voted to waive $16,000 in fees to the Chicken Ranch Rancheria for the construction of a new Tribal Fire Station in Jamestown. The facility will be...
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.
Jane Laura Townsend, Born May 18, 1936 in Standish, Michigan passed away Monday, June 5, 2023 in Meadow View Manor, Sonora, California. Viewing and visitation will be Friday, June 9, 2023 from 11 AM to 12 Noon at Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose at Lyons Street in Sonora. Graveside Services will follow Friday at 2 PM at Carters Cemetery, 19042 Cemetery Lane, in Tuolumne, California.
Grammy-winning legends join forces for show at Modesto-region venue. How to get tickets
Show promises to “leave you breathless.”
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...
Calaveras Big Trees State Park to undergo controlled burn. Where to expect fire and smoke
Traffic in the area may also be affected.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Storm Damage And Tree Work To Impact Two Calaveras County Roadways
Calaveras County, CA – Two road projects this week in Calaveras County — one lasting a day and the other through July. Work began this week on the construction of the final 2019 Winter Storm Recovery Project: Railroad Flat Road Intersection Realignment. The Calaveras County Department of Public Works has hired George Reed, Inc., to complete the project, which will be done in two phases. With the department providing this schedule:
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