Mother Lode Views
Welcome to Mother Lode Views. This is a weekly, 30 minute program created by the KVML news room discussing 'hot topics' in the Mother Lode. We've got the people that are "in the know" discussing topics that affect all our lives here in the Mother Lode. So listen in and hear it from the horse's mouth! We've also created an archive for you so if you've missed the last couple of editions, just click on the links below.
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- 07/07/14 How Is Tuolumne County’s Economy?
Mother Lode Views featured an update on Tuolumne County’s economy. TCEDA Director Larry Cope spoke about recent efforts to retain and attract businesses in Tuolumne County. He also provided an update about plans for an Innovation Lab at the former … more
- 06/30/14 Rajan Talks About California’s Economy
Mother Lode Views featured the Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Kish Rajan talked about ways he is trying to help grow the state’s economy and streamline business regulations. He also talked about sectors that are currently … more
- 06/23/14 City of Sonora Issues
Mother Lode Views featured City of Sonora Administrator Tim Miller. He spoke about budget challenges, the Mono Way widening project, Vision Sonora, and other timely topics. more
- 06/02/14 Local AB 109 Implementation
Mother Lode Views focused on local efforts to implement the state’s AB 109 prison realignment program. Guests included Tuolumne County Chief Probation Officer Adele Arnold, Tuolumne County District Attorney Michael Knowles and Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele. more
- 05/26/14 Student Life In Tuolumne County
Mother Lode Views focused on student life in Tuolumne County. The special hour-long show featured Sonora High School graduating seniors Bethanie Smith and Eric Dearden, Summerville High students Caitie Egger and Logan Ainger, and Tioga High seniors Destinee Kennedy and Jarlin Martinez. more
- 05/19/14 Focus On Fire Prevention
This week’s Mother Lode Views spotlights the need for fire prevention with the dry conditions and the fire season fast approaching. more
- 04/28/14 Forest Thinning Study
Mother Lode Views focused on a new study put together by various agencies look at the economic benefits of thinning forest land. The guest was Kim Carr of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. more
- 04/21/14 Get Ready For The Round-Up
Broncos, horses and motorcycles take center stage at this years Mother Lode Round-Up. more
- 03/31/14 Issues Facing Sierra Conservation Center
Mother Lode Views featured Warden Heidi Lackner of the Sierra Conservation Center. She spoke about challenges to filling the prison fire camps, the impacts of AB-109 on the prison, and prison education programs. more
- 03/21/14 Columbia College’s New President
Mother Lode Views featured new Columbia College President Dr. Angela Fairchilds. She talked about enrollment trends, new course offerings and future bond projects. more
- 03/17/14 Challenges Facing The City Of Sonora
Mother Lode Views focused on the current budget deficit facing the city of Sonora. City Administrator Tim Miller also spoke about the search for a new Fire Chief, the lawsuit over the Walmart expansion, plans to widen Greenley Road and … more
- 03/10/14 Transportation Projects
Mother Lode Views focused on upcoming transportation projects in Tuolumne County. Tuolumne County Transportation Council Executive Director Darin Grossi and Transportation Planner Tyler Summersett spoke about the Dragoon Gulch Trail Expansion, Mono Way Widening, Vision Sonora and improvements to Parrotts … more
- 02/24/14 McClintock Speaks About Issues
Mother Lode Views featured District Four U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock. He spoke about several current debates in Washington, DC. He talked about why he voted against the Farm Bill, gave an update on Rim Fire emergency logging legislation, and spoke … more
- 02/14/14 State Of Tuolumne County
Mother Lode Views focused on the “State of Tuolumne County.” What is contributing to the loss of population and school enrollment? How do environmental lawsuits deter development? Why are young families choosing to live elsewhere? What are the long term … more
- 02/10/14 Calaveras County’s Economic Issues
Hear from Calaveras County Supervisor and new Chair, Debbie Ponte, on a range of issues facing the county on this weeks Mother Lode Views. more
- 01/27/14 Water A Serious Concern
Mother Lode Views focused on the drought and how the water supply is holding up in Tuolumne County. Guests included T.U.D. General Manager Tom Scesa, T.U.D. Associate Engineer Glen Nunnelly, and T.U.D. Customer Services Supervisor Lisa Westbrook. Segment 1: Water … more
- 01/20/14 Cope Talks About Economy
Mother Lode Views featured an update on efforts to attract and retain businesses to Tuolumne County. Economic Development Authority Director Larry Cope spoke about development projects currently going through the review process, a recent surge in the housing market, and … more
- 01/13/14 Pedro Looks Ahead To 2014
Mother Lode Views looked ahead to 2014 with Tuolumne County Administrator Craig Pedro. He talked about plans for the law and justice center, Board of Supervisor goals, and spoke about several development projects. Segment 1: Pedro Looks Ahead To 2014 … more
- 12/16/13 Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Mother Lode Views focused on how the state’s Sierra Nevada Conservancy tries to find a balance on forest issues between environmental and commercial interests. The show featured Executive Director Jim Branham. He also spoke about what the state agency is … more
- 12/09/13 Focus On Fire Prevention
Mother Lode Views focused on efforts that local groups are doing to reduce the risk of wildfires in the Mother Lode. Guests included Glenn Gotchall of the Highway 108 Fire Safe Council and Allen Johnson who is the coordinator of the Southwest Interface Team.
- 11/25/13 Ayala Talks About Chamber
Mother Lode Views featured the new CEO of the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce. Mike Ayala talked about his vision for the organization.
- 11/11/13 District Five Supervisor Rodefer
Mother Lode Views featured District Five Supervisor Karl Rodefer. Mother Lode Views is in a five-part series talking with the individual Supervisors. Next week will feature District Three Supervisor Evan Royce.
- 11/04/13 District Four Supervisor Gray
Mother Lode Views featured District Four Tuolumne County Supervisor John Gray. He spoke about development projects proposed for his district, and looked back on the Rim Fire.
- 10/28/13 District One Supervisor Brennan
Mother Lode Views focused on Tuolumne County Supervisorial District One. County Supervisor Sherri Brennan talked about the jail project, how ranchers were impacted by the Rim Fire, and the new county budget.
- 10/21/13 District Two Supervisor Hanvelt
Mother Lode Views kicked off a five part series talking with the individual Tuolumne County Supervisors. Week one featured District Two Supervisor Randy Hanvelt.