Burn Permits Moving Online in the TCU

Burn Permits Moving Online in the TCU

San Andreas, CA…In compliance with Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 “Stay at Home” order, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit will transition to an online burn permit website for residential dooryard burn permits. Property owners currently in possession of a previously issued permit are encouraged to check the expiration […]

Covid-19 Jail Inmate Release Update

Covid-19 Jail Inmate Release Update

Sonora, CA…With the recent decision made by the Judicial Council of California (JCC), the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office will be releasing additional inmates. JCC stated the bail for low level felonies and most misdemeanors will now have a bail at $0. With these new criteria, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office will release 14 pretrial inmates. […]

Sheriff’s Deputies May Cite Violators in Covid-19 “Essential Travel” Updated Education & Enforcement.

Sheriff’s Deputies May Cite Violators in Covid-19 “Essential Travel” Updated Education & Enforcement.

Sonora, CA…Tuolumne County Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko released updated orders for our county yesterday. The order specifically outlines what “essential travel” means and what activities “essential travel” includes. In addition to the clarification from the county health officer, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Unites States Forest Service have increased their efforts to close […]

Road Conditions Update….Chain Controls on Hwys 4, 88 & 108 This Morning, If You Must Drive, Drive Safe!

Road Conditions Update….Chain Controls on Hwys 4, 88 & 108 This Morning, If You Must Drive, Drive Safe!

Arnold, CA…This highway information is the latest reported as of Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 at 07:04 AM. If you must drive, drive safe today. SR 4 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED FROM 0.3 MI EAST OF THE JCT OF SR 207 /MT REBA TURNOFF/ TO 7.2 MI WEST OF THE JCT OF SR […]

Grid Buckling Under Late Season Storm & Snow, Thousands Start Week Powerless

Grid Buckling Under Late Season Storm & Snow, Thousands Start Week Powerless

Arnold, CA…Grid Buckling Under Late Season Storm & Snow as Thousands Start Week Powerless. PG&E Crews are back in the field this morning to patch up the damage mother nature did to their equipment. Below are the approximate outage areas. Some of the areas hardest hit are the Arnold, Cold Springs, Groveland & some lower […]

Stanislaus National Forest Announces Forest Order to Close Additional Forest Roads, Extend Seasonal Road Closures

Stanislaus National Forest Announces Forest Order to Close Additional Forest Roads, Extend Seasonal Road Closures

Sonora, CA…In alignment with current federal, state, and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health safety of its visitors, employees and local communities, the Stanislaus National Forest has extended the seasonal road closure, and closed seven additional roads along with some high-use areas effective April 5, 2020 through April 30, 2020. This closure […]

Shop, Click & Deliver with Express Purchase from Sonora Ford

Shop, Click & Deliver with Express Purchase from Sonora Ford

Sonora, CA…Sonora Ford COVID-19 – Update…As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of Coronavirus, we feel it is important to share with you what we are doing to help keep people safe and healthy. Please be assured we have protocols in place, and are following CDC and local public health official’s recommendations. As […]

Pursuit Ends With Felony Evading Charges for Sonora Man

Pursuit Ends With Felony Evading Charges for Sonora Man

Sonora, CA…On April 2, 2020 at approximately 10:00 P.M., a Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated an enforcement stop on a white pickup truck in East Sonora. The truck failed to yield to the Deputy and began traveling eastbound on Mono Way, failing to stop for several red traffic lights. The truck entered eastbound Highway 108 […]

Winter Storm Warning Starting Late Saturday Morning. Snow & Rain Across Our Region Into Next Week

Winter Storm Warning Starting Late Saturday Morning.  Snow & Rain Across Our Region Into Next Week

Arnold, CA…The Detailed forecast for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada is as follows: Tonight Mostly clear. Lows 18 to 33 higher elevations…33 to 39 lower elevations. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight. Saturday A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, then rain and snow […]

All Public Facilities at New Melones Temporarily Closed

All Public Facilities at New Melones Temporarily Closed

Angels Camp & Tuttletown, CA…The Bureau of Reclamation will temporarily close all remaining open facilities at New Melones Lake beginning April 4. In support of the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and requests from Calaveras and Tuolumne county health officials, all campgrounds, trails, day-use and boat launching facilities at New […]

Drifting Practice Behind Wal-Mart Ends Badly for Sonora Man

Drifting Practice Behind Wal-Mart Ends Badly for Sonora Man

Sonora, CA…from the Sonora Police Dept…”On Sunday around 4:15 pm, , 20-year-old Anthony M. Tuchsen of Sonora was attempting to “drift” a 2003 Hyundai at high speeds behind Wal-Mart in the Crossroads Shopping Center when he lost control of the vehicle, collided with a chain link fence and rolled the vehicle onto its driver’s side. […]

Tuolumne County Sheriff Ask Visitors to Please Stay Home

Tuolumne County Sheriff Ask Visitors to Please Stay Home

Sonora, CA…From the Tuolumne County Sheriff…”During a pandemic, we can certainly understand why many would wish to seek shelter in the foothills of Tuolumne County. Although we normally appreciate and invite people from all over the world, we are asking all visitors to postpone their plans until the state and federal “stay-at-home” orders are lifted. […]

Road Conditions Update….No Chain Controls but Most Parking Lots Including Big Trees State Park Are Closed.

Road Conditions Update….No Chain Controls but Most Parking Lots Including Big Trees State Park Are Closed.

Arnold, CA…This highway information is the latest reported as of Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 09:28 PM. As the Stay at Home order starts to show progress in slowing the rate of COVID-19 Expansion all residents are asked to stay in the country of their primary residence. SR 4 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA] IS […]

Second Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Tuolumne County

Second Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Tuolumne County

Sonora, CA….The Public Health Department was notified today that a 34-year-old female resident of Tuolumne county tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered while isolated at home. The individual’s exposure to COVID-19 occurred outside of the county in an area with community transmission before the State Health Officer stay-at-home order was issued. The person has remained […]

Shop, Click & Deliver with Express Purchase from Sonora Ford

Shop, Click & Deliver with Express Purchase from Sonora Ford

Sonora, CA…Sonora Ford COVID-19 – Update…As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of Coronavirus, we feel it is important to share with you what we are doing to help keep people safe and healthy. Please be assured we have protocols in place, and are following CDC and local public health official’s recommendations. As […]

Traffic Update….Minor Injury Collision Near Sr49 / Main St

Traffic Update….Minor Injury Collision Near Sr49 / Main St

Coulterville, CA…Traffic Update….Minor Injury Collision Near Sr49 / Main St. Please use caution in the area…. Incident: 00141 Type: Trfc Collision-Minor Inj Location: Sr49 / Main St Loc Desc: NEAR MM 4100 // 3 MI JSO COULTERVILLE Lat/Lon: 37.710771 -120.197226 Detail Information 3:23 PM 5 [24] 61-005 ,,, RDWY OPEN TRANS 1 MALE TO COULTERVILLE […]

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 From Mono Country Being Treated in Tuolumne County

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 From Mono Country Being Treated in Tuolumne County

Sonora, CA… Last night, March 25th, 2020, the Tuolumne County Public Health Department was notified that a 31 year-old female resident of Mono County tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at Adventist Health Sonora. Preliminary investigations indicate that the patient’s exposure to COVID-19 occurred in Mono County then the person traveled to Tuolumne […]

Chain Controls in Effect on Hwys 4, 88, 108 & 120, Yosemite Gates Remain Closed…

Chain Controls in Effect on Hwys 4, 88, 108 & 120, Yosemite Gates Remain Closed…

Arnold, CA…Chain Controls in Effect on Hwys 4, 88, 108 & 120, Yosemite Gates Remain Closed. This highway information is the latest reported as of Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 09:42 AM. SR 4 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED FROM 0.3 MI EAST OF THE JCT OF SR 207 /MT REBA TURNOFF/ TO […]

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