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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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  • 09/26/16 Sonora Crime And Fire Trends

    This week’s Mother Lode Views focuses on crime and fire trends in the city and the top priorities. more

  • 09/23/16 T.U.D. Candidates Forum

    Five candidates for the TUD Board of Directors took questions at Clarke Broadcasting’s TUD Candidates Forum held 9-22-16 in the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors meeting room. The Moderators were BJ Hansen and Tracey Petersen and the candidates included incumbents Kent Johnson and Ron Kopf and challengers David Axelrod, Barbara Balen and Bob Rucker. more

  • 09/17/16 Bulkin Looks Ahead To New School Year

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Margie Bulkin. She spoke about the recent grand jury report, increased enrollment this school year, curriculum, preparing students for college, and other issues. more

  • 09/10/16 Focus On Search and Rescue

    Mother Lode Views focused on the operations of the Tuolumne County Search and Rescue Team. As the Mother Lode is a beautiful area to recreate, it can lead to a notable number of people who get lost off the beaten path. Guests included Sgt. Jeff Hunt of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office and SAR volunteers Mark Banks and Matt Bloom. more

  • 09/03/16 T.U.D. Officials Talk About Water Projects and Planning

    Mother Lode Views featured T.U.D. General Manager Tom Haglund and District Engineer Erik Johnson. They gave an update on water supply, construction projects, the budget and long-term planning. more

  • 08/27/16 Administrators Provide Update On School Construction Projects

    Mother Lode Views featured Sonora High Superintendent Patrick Chabot and Summerville High Superintendent Robert Griffith. They provided an update on Measure J and H bond projects. They also spoke about enrollment trends, new technology, curriculum, and responded to the recent Grand Jury Report. more

  • 08/20/16 Tuolumne County Transportation Projects

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Transportation Council Executive Director Darin Grossi. He spoke about several transportation related matters, including the Regional Transportation Plan Update, which is a $737-million blueprint for the next 20 years. more

  • 08/13/16 Columbia College Connecting Students With Employers

    Mother Lode Views focused on efforts underway to help Columbia College students gain firsthand career experience. The guest was Dr. Klaus Tenbergen, Columbia College’s Dean of Career Technical Education and Economic Development. more

  • 08/06/16 Tuolumne County Development Projects And Roads

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Community Resources Agency Director Bev Shane and Supervising Engineer Tanya Allen. They gave update on efforts to revise the General Plan, road projects and development projects. more

  • 07/29/16 Berryhill Talks State Issues

    Mother Lode Views featured District 8 Republican Senator Tom Berryhill. He spoke about efforts to save the local biomass industry, improving state roads, new gun laws and the state’s economy. more

  • 07/23/16 Tree Mortality Emergency

    Mother Lode Views focused on Tuolumne County’s latest efforts to remove dead and dying trees. Guests included Ethan Billigmeier with the Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services and Mike Albrecht of Sierra Resource Management. more

  • 07/19/16 Sonora Mayor Williams Looks Ahead

    Mother Lode Views featured Sonora’s new Mayor Connie Williams. She spoke about finances, Vision Sonora, homelessness and business activity. more

  • 07/10/16 Business Activity In Tuolumne County

    Mother Lode Views featured an update on efforts to attract and retain businesses in Tuolumne County. Economic Development Authority Director Larry Cope provided an overview of business activity throughout various communities and spoke about the evolution of Innovation Lab at the former Tuolumne General Hospital campus. more

  • 07/02/16 Crime In Tuolumne County

    Tuolumne County Undersheriff Bill Pooley spoke about crime trends in Tuolumne County. He also spoke about enforcing marijuana laws, gave an update on the plans for a new county jail and spoke about the impacts of Prop 47. more

  • 06/26/16 Miller Speaks About Sonora’s Economy, Finances and Projects

    Mother Lode Views featured Sonora City Administrator Tim Miller. He spoke about the city’s $12.9-million budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st, gave an update on efforts to widen the Greenley Road and Mono Way intersection, and also spoke about the state of the local economy. more

  • 06/19/16 Pedro Talks Budget, Juvie Hall, And Pool Issues

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Administrator Craig Pedro. He gave an overview of the new budget that will be voted on next week, spoke about challenges related to opening the pools and gave an update on the Juvenile Hall construction. more

  • 06/11/16 Issues Facing Next Generation Of Leaders

    Mother Lode Views focused on issues facing the next generation of leaders in Tuolumne County. more

  • 06/06/16 New Calaveras County Sheriff DiBasilio

    Mother Lode Views featured the newly appointed Sheriff of Calaveras County, Rick DiBasilio. He talked about challenges facing his department and goals. DiBasilio was appointed Sheriff following the sudden death of late Sheriff Gary Kuntz. more

  • 05/30/16 Preparing For Fire Season

    Mother Lode Views focused on efforts to prepare for the summer fire season. It is anticipated to be a busy several months for firefighters in the region, notably due to the high tree mortality. Guests included CAL Fire Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Chief Josh White and Division Chief Adam Freese. more

  • 05/23/16 Rim Fire Recovery and Drought

    Mother Lode Views focused on the Rim Fire Reforestation in the Stanislaus National Forest. The Draft Record of Decision was recently released and it should be signed by this coming fall. The show also focused on the Forest Service’s response to high tree mortality. Guests included Forest Service representatives Maria Benech and Dave Horak. more

  • 05/16/16 High Tree Mortality

    Mother Lode Views featured the latest information on Tuolumne County’s response to high tree mortality. Guests included Mike Albrecht of Sierra Resource Management and Tracie Riggs of the Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services. more

  • 05/09/16 McClintock Talks Water, Drought And Firefighting

    District 4 Mother Lode Congressman Tom McClintock discusses the issues important to the region. more

  • 05/01/16 Runner Talks Taxes

    Mother Lode Views featured California Board of Equalization member George Runner. He voiced concerns he has about the state’s tax structure, the minimum wage increase and efforts to reform Proposition 13. more

  • 04/23/16 Crime Trends and New Courthouse

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County District Attorney Laura Krieg and Presiding Tuolumne County Superior Court Judge Donald Segerstrom. DA Krieg Spoke about recent crime trends in the county, including a recent increase in violent offenses. Judge Segerstrom provided an update on efforts to construct a new Courthouse at the Law and Justice Center property in Sonora. more

  • 04/16/16 Issues Facing Yosemite National Park

    Mother Lode Views focused on Yosemite National Park. Topics included the public outcry related to the renaming of several historic structures, infrastructure projects underway, removing dead and dying trees, preparing for the summer fire season and upcoming celebrations. The guest was Yosemite Ranger and Spokesperson Scott Gediman. more

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