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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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  • 04/13/18 Chabot Speaks About Properties, Pool and Budget

    Mother Lode Views featured Sonora Union High School District Superintendent Patrick Chabot. He gave an update on efforts to potentially sell or lease the historic dome and Wildcat Ranch properties. He also spoke about the district’s plans to make the new pool available to the public, and the latest on the budget and finances.  more

  • 04/02/18 Riggs Talks About Tree Mortality And OES

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County’s Assistant County Administrator Tracie Riggs. She spoke about the county’s efforts to lead the response against rapid tree mortality. She also spoke about her role as Office of Emergency Services Coordinator, and efforts to gear up for the upcoming fire season.  more

  • 03/26/18 Calaveras Sheriff Rick DiBasilio Talks Marijuana Enforcement And Crime Trends

    Mother Lode Views featured Calaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio. He spoke about observations regarding marijuana enforcement over the past couple of years, as well as school safety, and general crime trends.  more

  • 03/19/18 Tuolumne County Government: Big Issues Of 2018

    Mother Lode Views featured new Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors Chair John Gray and CAO Craig Pedro talking about the current state of local government. Topics included the economy, marijuana regulations, updating the General Plan, road improvements, etc.  more

  • 03/09/18 Safety and Traffic Improvements Proposed For Sonora

    Mother Lode Views focused on a Highway 49 corridor safety improvement project being planned for downtown Sonora. Guests included Sonora Mayor Connie Williams and Tuolumne County Transportation Council Executive Director Darin Grossi.  more

  • 03/02/18 Assemblyman Bigelow Speaks About New State Budget

    Mother Lode Views featured District Five Assemblyman Frank Bigelow. He gave an overview of the new state budget and its impact on the region.  more

  • 02/24/18 Health Literacy In The Mother Lode

    Mother Lode Views focused on Health Lit Now, a non-profit which launched out of the Tuolumne County Innovation Lab. Guests included the organization’s President Barry Hillman, Vice President Dr. Todd Stolp, and Carlos Geisdorff, who is the Me-Wuk Language Program Manager for the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, one of the agency partners.  more

  • 02/16/18 Focus On Water Supply

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne Utilities District General Manager Tom Haglund. He gave an update on water supply given the dry winter thus far. He also highlighted upcoming projects on tap for 2018. more

  • 02/08/18 School Superintendent Bulkin Talks Education

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Margie Bulkin. She talked about challenges for local education, new opportunities, and her recent decision to retire.  more

  • 02/03/18 Attracting Tourists To Tuolumne County

    Mother Lode Views focused on new strategies and initiatives to attract tourists to Tuolumne County. The guest was Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Lisa Mayo. more

  • 01/27/18 McClintock Recaps Past Year And Looks Forward

    Mother Lode Views featured District Four Republican Congressman Tom McClintock. Topics included tax reform, forestry legislation, DACA, the recent government shutdown, the federal government’s stance on marijuana, the investigation into Russian meddling, etc. more

  • 01/19/18 Sheriff Mele Talks About New Marijuana Laws

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele. He spoke about the state’s legalization of marijuana, local efforts to regulate cultivation, the impact of Attorney General Jeff Session’s recent memo, new challenges facing his agency. more

  • 01/12/18 Sonora City Administrator Tim Miller Looks Ahead To 2018

    Mother Lode Views featured Sonora City Administrator Tim Miller. Topics included marijuana rules and regulations, positions that will need to be filled this year, road projects, Vision Sonora, the economy and homelessness. more

  • 01/08/18 Acting Sonora Police Chief VanderWiel Talks Crime

    Mother Lode Views featured acting Sonora Police Chief Turu VanderWiel. He spoke about changes he has implemented since stepping into the role this past May. He’ll also speak about new challenges, such as implementing the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana. more

  • 12/15/17 Slocum Recaps First Year At Sonora Area Foundation

    Mother Lode Views featured Darrell Slocum, Executive Director of the Sonora Area Foundation. He recapped a busy 2017 for the foundation and looked ahead to 2018. more

  • 12/08/17 Changes To Burning, Tree Mortality, Winter Safety

    Mother Lode Views featured several emergency responders. Guests included Tuolumne County Assistant Fire Chief Paul Avilla, Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services Coordinator Ethan Billigmeier and Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Eric Erhardt. more

  • 12/02/17 Transportation Projects In The Mother Lode

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Transportation Council Executive Director Darin Grossi. Transportation agency’s are preparing for an influx of new revenue from the recently approved state gas tax increase, and Grossi spoke about projects being reviewed at the local … more

  • 12/01/17 Transportation Projects Planned In Tuolumne County

    Mother Lode Views focused on the many road improvement projects in the development process in Tuolumne County. Some of which are being fast-tracked because of new revenue from the recent state gas tax increase. The guest was Tuolumne County Transportation Council Executive Director Darin Grossi. more

  • 11/17/17 Focus On Business, Growth and Development

    Mother Lode Views featured a pair of guests from the Tuolumne County Business Council. The group’s Executive Director Ron Kopf and Co-Chair Jeff Redoutey spoke about the general issues of business, growth and development. more

  • 11/10/17 New Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor

    Mother Lode Views featured the newly appointed leader of the Stanislaus National Forest, Jason Kuiken. He spoke about his background and what he feels are the biggest issues facing the forest. Some of the discussion topics included tree mortality, fire, logging, and plans for a new forest plan. more

  • 11/04/17 Fighting Homelessness In Tuolumne County

    Mother Lode Views focused on the state of homelessness in Tuolumne County. The special hour long edition featured ATCAA Executive Director Raj Rambob and ATCAA Director of Housing Resources Tamara Dockstader. They talked about local efforts to combat homelessness, shared what they are witnessing, and spoke about why they feel homelessness is on the rise. more

  • 10/27/17 Mother Lode Views TC Supervisors Series: Royce

    Mother Lode Views featured District Three Tuolumne County Supervisor Evan Royce. He represents the greater Tuolumne and Twain Harte region. He spoke about drafting marijuana rules and regulations, as a member of the marijuana working group. Other topics included the economy, law and justice center, affordable housing, the budget and an increase in bear sightings in his district. more

  • 10/23/17 Mother Lode Views TC Supervisors Series: Gray

    Mother Lode Views continued its five part series speaking with District four Supervisor John Gray who tackled topics involving roads, self-imposed raises, homelessness and marijuana. more

  • 10/13/17 Mother Lode Views TC Supervisor Series: Brennan

    Mother Lode Views continued its series featuring the individual Tuolumne County Supervisors. The guest was Board Chair Sherri Brennan who represents District One.  more

  • 10/06/17 Mother Lode Views TC Supervisor Series: Rodefer

    Mother Lode Views continued its five part series speaking with the individual Tuolumne County Supervisors. The guest was District Five Supervisor Karl Rodefer. Karl Rodefer MLV Segment One Karl Rodefer MLV Segment Two Karl Rodefer MLV Segment Three

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