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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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  • 08/18/17 Helping Connect Veterans To Services They Deserve

    Mother Lode Views featured new Tuolumne County Veterans Service Officer Mark Orlando. He spoke about the role of his office, services available for local veterans, and general challenges facing the Veterans community. Mark Orlando MLV Segment One Mark Orlando MLV … more

  • 08/12/17 Columbia College Adding New Apprenticeship Programs

    Mother Lode Views focused on new grant funding that will help Columbia College add apprenticeship programs in the fields of early childhood development and Automotive Technology. Guests included Dr. Klaus Tenbergen, Dean of Career Technical Education and Economic Development, and Amanda Hepfl, Program Specialist. more

  • 08/04/17 Update On Tree Mortality

    Mother Lode Views focused on the latest efforts to remove dead and dying trees from Tuolumne County. Guests included Tuolumne County Tree Mortality Task Force Coordinator Mike Albrecht, Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services Administrative Analyst Ryan Campbell, PG&E Spokesperson Brandi Merlo and PG&E Vegetation Program Manager Alisha Lomeli. more

  • 07/30/17 Sheriff Mele Talks Crime, New Jail, Detwiler Fire

    Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele spoke about a recent town hall meeting in Jamestown, the local response to the Detwiler Fire, general crime trends, and plans for the new jail. more

  • 07/23/17 Update on Tuolumne County Roads and Development

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Community Resources Agency Director David Gonzalves. He spoke about winter storm damage, SB 1, new development projects and a pilot program related to building permits. more

  • 07/07/17 Chabot Talks Budget, Properties and Measure J

    Mother Lode Views featured Sonora Union High School Superintendent Pat Chabot. He spoke about a new committee formed to look at the future of the Sonora Dome and Wildcat Ranch properties. He also gave an update on Measure J Bond projects, and the new budget for the fiscal year that started this month. more

  • 06/30/17 Projects On The Horizon For T.U.D.

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne Utilities District General Manager Tom Haglund. He previewed a big restoration project that will occur at Phoenix Lake, a thinning project underway near Lyons Reservoir, and ways the district is exploring to potentially expand the water supply. more

  • 06/23/17 Pedro Talks About New Budget

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Administrator Craig Pedro. He spoke about the new preliminary budget that will take effect on July 1st. more

  • 06/16/17 Focus On Sonora

    Mother Lode Views featured Sonora City Administrator Tim Miller. He spoke about the proposed new budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st, upcoming transportation projects and the local economy. Miller MLV Segment One Miller MLV Segment Two Miller … more

  • 06/09/17 Economic Development Happenings In Tuolumne County

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority Director Larry Cope. He gave an update on businesses that are either opening or expanding in the county. He also talked about how and why his budget will be changing next year. more

  • 06/02/17 Issues and Challenges Facing Graduating Seniors

    Mother Lode Views featured a panel of graduating seniors from Tuolumne County high schools. From Sonora High was Josh Harris and Carley Copello, from Summervill High was Kii Kellerman and Hope Flores, from Tioga High was Austin Pruitt and from Don Pedro High was Jafet Perez. more

  • 05/29/17 Gearing Up For Fire Season 2017

    After five years of drought and then a wicked wet winter Cal Fire and Forest Service crews are gearing up for the wildfires and tell us what to expect. more

  • 05/19/17 Focus On Stanislaus National Forest

    This weekend’s Mother Lode Views featured Stanislaus National Forest acting Supervisor Scott Tangenberg and Forest Engineer Tim Hughes. They spoke about the extensive damage that has occurred to forest roads over the winter months and correlating concerns related to recreation, ongoing efforts to fight the bark beetle epidemic, and how the Rim Fire burn scar is looking nearly four years after the fire. more

  • 05/12/17 Calaveras County Fair Preview

    Mother Lode Views focused on the the state of local fairs, and planning for next week’s Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. Fair CEO Laurie Giannini was the guest. more

  • 05/05/17 Berryhill Talks State Issues

    Mother Lode Views featured District 8 Republican Senator Tom Berryhill. He spoke on issues like roads, healthcare, immigration, the economy, tree mortality and other pertinent topics. Berryhill’s District district covers much of the Sierra Nevada region, including all of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. more

  • 04/28/17 Interim Sonora Police Chief Michael Harden

    Mother Lode Views featured interim Sonora Police Chief Michael Harden. The former City of Modesto Police Chief is tasked with leading the department following the retirement of Mark Stinson, and also evaluate the structure of the department. He talked about … more

  • 04/24/17 The Mother Lode Roundup Celebrates 60 Years

    Mother Lode Views runs down all the exciting events during this year’s Roundup. more

  • 04/14/17 Sheriff Mele Travels To FBI Academy In Virginia

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele. The Sheriff was recently selected to attend prestigious classes and training held at the FBI Academy in Virginia. The Sheriff spoke about what he learned, and how it can help in the Mother Lode. more

  • 04/07/17 New CRA Director David Gonzalves

    Mother Lode Views featured new Tuolumne County Community Resources Agency Director David Gonzalves. He spoke about his background and goals for the agency. He also gave an update on the General Plan Update, new development projects, and spoke about what the new state gas tax increase will mean for local roads. more

  • 03/31/17 Sonora’s Mayor Talks About Vision Sonora, Marijuana and Upcoming Projects

    Mother Lode Views featured City of Sonora Mayor Connie Williams. She spoke about the city’s efforts to put together a new ordinance to regulate marijuana use, upcoming Vision Sonora projects, and the latest on plans to widen the Mono Way and Greenley Road intersection. more

  • 03/24/17 Tuolumne County Superintendent Bulkin On State Of Education

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Margie Bulkin. She spoke about districts that are currently putting together fiscal recovery plans, potential changes impacting education coming from the state and federal government, recent enrollment trends and new initiatives. more

  • 03/17/17 March Update On Tree Mortality

    Mother Lode Views focused on the latest efforts to remove dead and dying trees in Tuolumne County. Guests included Tuolumne County Tree Mortality Project Coordinator Mike Albrecht, CAL Fire Forester Adam Frese and Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services spokesperson Ethan Billigmeier. more

  • 03/10/17 T.U.D. Leaders Talk Drought, Storm Damage and Tree Mortality

    Mother Lode Views focused on the Tuolumne Utilities District’s water supply, recent storm damage and tree mortality projects. Guests included General Manager Tom Haglund and Engineer Glen Nunnelley. more

  • 03/03/17 New Sonora CHP Lt. Commander

    Mother Lode Views featured the new Lt. Commander of the Sonora Area Highway Patrol Office. Lt. Shane Ferreira talked about this background, goals and challenges facing the CHP. more

  • 02/24/17 McClintock Talks Federal Issues

    Mother Lode Views featured Republican Congressman Tom McClintock. He spoke about a range of issues, including the atmosphere of recent town hall meetings, the transition of the Trump Administration, forest and natural resource issues, the proposed travel ban, Russia and trade policy. more

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