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  • News of Record for March 31, 2015
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
    11:56 a.m., suspicious circumstances - Two men on West Stockton Street dumped logs over the side of a hill. 4:04 p.m., reckless driving - A man on North Forest Road said two men with gray beards on motorcycles almost hit him when they tried to avoid a speed bump....
  • Unique Events And Fundraisers In March
    published on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:37:25 GMT
    The Sonora-based Motherlode Makerlabs will be joining a worldwide event called Arduino Day 2015. Arduino refers to open-source computer hardware, software, and a community that uses it to create devices and objects that sense and interact with the physical world....
  • Your Week Out
    published on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:26:55 GMT
    Murphys Creek Theatre will present "Accomplice," by Rupert Holmes, Friday through April 26 at the Black Bart Playhouse, 580 S. Algiers St. in Murphys. For reservations, call 728-8422 or visit
  • Photo Not Available For Story
    published on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:58:43 GMT
    A twist on the conventional science fair, Tuolumne County Schools hosted the STEM Symposium and Expo at the Fairgrounds Thursday night. Event goers got a chance to explore and engage in fun activities, as the students who had entered in the Rube Goldberg Machines and Robotics categories showed off their inventions....
  • Sierra Views: Veteran volunteer Mario Salas
    published on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:30:00 GMT
    Sonora resident Mario Salas is a Vietnam veteran Vietnam. His girlfriend, Mimi Bareilles , had his Mini Cooper painted red, green and yellow to resemble the Vietnam Service Medal ribbon and match his trike....
  • Lifestyle briefs
    published on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:04:57 GMT
    Town Hall Arts, 145 Stone St., Copperopolis Town Square, will hold a mosaics class with Kathie Peery of Copperopolis, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4, and from 2 to 3 p.m. April 8. Participants can choose to work with stained glass mosaic lighted blocks or stepping stones. All supplies are included in this project....
  • This Week
    published on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:22:07 GMT
    Mary “helps teach about love, compassion, hope and importance of family.” The Banks family's new nanny also can fly. “I ... teach ... body control, how to face the direction they're flying, how to fly and how to land,” says choreographer Paul Rubin....
  • Obituaries for March 26, 2015
    published on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
    Obituaries, including photos, are published at a pre-paid fee based on size. The deadline is 5 p.m. two business days prior to publication....
  • Aerial Firefighters Well Prepared For Coming Fire Season
    published on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:12:00 GMT
    While the fire season throughout much of the US does not begin until early spring, the private aerial firefighting industry is--even now--battle-ready for what could be another tough year, thanks to ongoing dry conditions in the Western states. "I think there is going to be far more fire activity in 2015, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, which is a lot drier than it was last year at this time," said Drew Njirich, President of Intermountain Helicopter in Sonora, California....
  • Belleview principal leaving after two years
    published on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:30:00 GMT
    Earlier this month, people decorated their vehicles to show support for Belleview Elementary School Principal Kathy Condren, who announced her resignation at a March 5 school board meeting. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015....
  • Upcoming Garden Events
    published on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:28:01 GMT
    Tuolumne County Master Gardeners : The demonstration garden is located on the campus of Cassina High School, 251 South Barretta Street in Sonora. Open Garden Day is usually held the first Saturday of each month , February through November, with free Master Gardener-taught short classes starting at 10:30 a.m. Topics range from pruning fruit trees, grapes and berries to soil preparation, vegetable gardening, efficient water use and native landscape plants....
  • Developer Cowden dies
    published on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:30:00 GMT
    Well-known local developer and longtime Tuolumne County resident Robert E. "Bob" Cowden, Jr. died Wednesday at his home in Sonora after a long battle with cancer. He was 85. Cowden developed more than 30 local properties, including large subdivisions like Cuesta Serena, Lambert Lake Estates, Eagle Meadows, Curtis Creek Ranch, and Springfield Estates....
  • News of Record March 19, 2015
    published on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:13:30 GMT
    8:29 a.m., disorderly conduct - A man with a bald head on South Washington Street fought with a woman in a pink shirt. 12:57 a.m., public peace - A person on South Stewart Street revved their car's engine and slowly drove by a man's house....
  • Waste, propane facilities approved
    published on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:06:02 GMT
    A proposed green-waste composting facility and propane distribution center in East Sonora was given the greenlight to move forward by the Tuolumne County Planning Commission at a Wednesday night meeting, but not without protest from neighboring property owners. Local businessmen Justin Dambacher and Mike Holland are proposing to build the project on a 14-acre parcel they own at the intersection of Eagle Ridge and Eagle Ridge West roads, just off Tuolumne Road....
  • Longtime teacher impacts lives of many students
    published on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:03:01 GMT
    A man widely known for his dedication to students at Summerville High School has also remained a devoted husband and father. The coach seemingly effortlessly overcomes challenges with determination and hard work and has spent his entire career teaching kids to do the same....
  • Your Week Out
    published on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:16:38 GMT
    Stage 3 Theatre will present "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," directed by Catherine Gordon, through Sunday at 208 S. Green St. in downtown Sonora. For reservations, call 536-1778 or visit
  • This Week
    published on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:15:28 GMT
    The massed voices of 64 San Joaquin Delta College students “awaken the spring with song” during this concert directed by Bruce Southard. The Delta Concert Choir and Delta Singers are accompanied by pianist Matthew Baer and the 11-member Delta Percussion Ensemble, directed by Brian Kendrick....
  • News of Record for March 18, 2015
    published on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
    4:20 p.m., theft - Someone opened a shipping box delivered to a Mono Way business, stole five phones and resealed the box. 10:22 a.m., Jamestown - A small gasoline racecar and radiator cap for a model A car worth about $250 were stolen on Jacksonville Road at Quartz Street....
  • Photo Not Available For Story
    published on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:40:01 GMT
    With the passing of Milton M. "Punny" Dambacher this past weekend, the Mother Lode lost one of its more colorful personalities. Dambacher, 91, passed away Sunday at his Sonora residence....
  • More Families Reported Homeless
    published on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:39:54 GMT
    For the Mother Lode region, the latest sombering figures in this year's un-sheltered homeless survey reveal a rise in homeless families with children. "Among the unsheltered living outside in 2010 we had only two [families] with children," says Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency Housing Director Beetle Barbour....