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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 10/02/17 Mother Lode Views TC Supervisor Series: Hanvelt

    Mother Lode Views kicked off a five part series this weekend featuring the individual Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors. First to field questions is District Two Supervisor Randy Hanvelt. His district encompasses a large rural region of the county, including … more

  • 09/22/17 Tuolumne County’s High School Superintendents

    Mother Lode Views featured the three high school superintendents in Tuolumne County. From Sonora High was Patrick Chabot, from Summerville was Robert Griffith and from Big Oak Flat Groveland Unified was Dave Urquhart. Topics included enrollment trends, new projects and initiatives this school year, preparing students for college, drug use and bullying. more

  • 09/15/17 Fighting Fires In The Stanislaus National Forest

    The Stanislaus National Forest has dozens of active fires burning, including the 4,600 acre Summit Complex Fire and 485 acre Creek Fire. The Forest Service has been managing many lightning caused fires this summer for ecological benefit, and allowing them to burnout naturally where possible. This weekend’s Mother Lode Views focused on firefighting in the forest, and the guests were Stanislaus National Forest Fire Chief Dave Updike and Summit Complex Fire Incident Commander Brent Kaiser. more

  • 09/08/17 Hot Button Topics Being Debated By Sonora City Council

    Mother Lode Views focused on the city of Sonora’s recent discussions on homelessness, Vision Sonora grants, and marijuana rules and regulations. Mayor Connie Williams was the guest. Connie Williams MLV Segment One Connie Williams MLV Segment Two Connie Williams MLV … more

  • 09/03/17 Pedro Talks About Final Tuolumne County Budget

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County Administrator Craig Pedro. He spoke about the final budget that will be voted on during the meeting on September 5. Tuolumne County Budget MLV Segment One Tuolumne County Budget MLV Segment Two Tuolumne County … more

  • 08/25/17 Bigelow Details New State Budget

    Mother Lode Views featured District Five Republican Assemblyman Frank Bigelow. He talked about several concerns, many specific to rural areas, he has about the new state budget. more

  • 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

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