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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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  • 10/13/18 Supervisor Series Features Gray

    Mother Lode Views featured District Four Tuolumne County Supervisor John Gray. He spoke about development and road projects proposed for his district, the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority, the General Plan Update and community resiliency centers being planned for Groveland … more more

  • 10/05/18 Supervisor Series Features Brennan

    Mother Lode Views featured District One Tuolumne County Supervisor Sherri Brennan. Brennan’s district covers the greater Sonora region. Topics included the Donnell Fire, economic development and the General Plan update.  more

  • 09/29/18 Supervisor Series Features Royce

    Mother Lode Views featured District Three Tuolumne County Supervisor Evan Royce. He spoke about the response to the Donnell Fire, road projects, the General Plan Update, Economic Development and the recent budget approved.  more

  • 09/23/18 Supervisor Series Features Rodefer

    Mother Lode Views featured District Five Tuolumne County Supervisor Karl Rodefer. His district covers the great Jamestown and Columbia region. Topics included upcoming road projects, water, the General Plan update and economic development.  more

  • 09/16/18 Hanvelt Begins Supervisor Series

    Mother Lode Views started a five part series featuring the individual Tuolumne County Supervisors. District Two Supervisor Randy Hanvelt was the first guest.  more

  • 09/07/18 Latest Efforts To Combat Homelessness

    Mother Lode Views focused on efforts to curb the growth of homelessness in Tuolumne County. The most recent figures show that at least 700 residents are living homeless in the county. Guests included ATCAA Executive Director Raj Rambob and Tuolumne … more more

  • 08/31/18 New President At Columbia College

    Mother Lode Views featured the new leader of Columbia College, Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay. Dr. Bandyopadhyay has 21 years of experience in the higher education field. He was most recently the Executive Vice President of Educational Programs and Student Services at … more more

  • 08/25/18 New Tuolumne County Health Officer Dr. Bob Bernstein

    New Tuolumne County Health Officer Dr. Bob Bernstein discusses the opioid crisis in the nation and right here in the county. more

  • 08/17/18 New Warden At Sierra Conservation Center

    Mother Lode Views featured the newly appointed Warden of the Sierra Conservation Center.the state prison. Hunter Anglea spoke about his background, goals and challenges facing the state prison outside of Jamestown.  more

  • 08/11/18 Focus On Wildfire Activity In Mother Lode

    Mother Lode Views focused on the local response to wildfires burning in the region. While heavy containment has been gained on the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite, only limited containment has been reached on the Donnell Fire in the Stanislaus National … more more

  • 08/03/18 Focus On Behavioral Health

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County’s newly appointed Behavioral Health Director, Michael Wilson. He talked about his background and goals for the department. He also spoke about services available locally regarding mental health, suicide and substance abuse. more

  • 07/27/18 Changing Of The Guard On Sonora City Council

    Mother Lode Views featured the newest elected member of the Sonora City Council, Colette Such, and the newly selected Mayor, Jim Garaventa. Topics included Vision Sonora, homelessness and economic development.  more

  • 07/20/18 New Sonora Police Chief Turu VanderWiel

    Mother Lode Views featured the newly appointed Police Chief for the City of Sonora, Turu VanderWiel. He spoke about his background, vision for the department and recent crime trends.  more

  • 07/13/18 Focus On General Plan Update

    Mother Lode Views focused on the Tuolumne County General Plan update that county leaders hope to have completed by the end of the year. It serves as a constitution, and roadmap, for growth and development in the county. Guests include … more more

  • 07/09/18 New Tuolumne County Sheriff Bill Pooley

    Mother Lode Views featured the newly sworn in Tuolumne County Sheriff Bill Pooley. He spoke about his goals and vision for the department.  more

  • 07/02/18 Focus On Water Projects TUD GM Search

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne Utilities District Interim General Manager Dave Andres and District Engineer Erik Johnson. Topics included the search for a permanent GM, projects underway and water supply.  more

  • 06/25/18 Master Stewardship Agreement

    Mother Lode Views focused on a Master Stewardship Agreement recently put in place between the Stanislaus National Forest and Tuolumne County. Guests include Tuolumne County Supervisor Randy Hanvelt, Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Jason Kuiken, Tuolumne County Administrative Analyst Liz Peterson … more

  • 06/18/18 CAO Craig Pedro Details New Tuolumne County Budget

    Mother Lode Views focused on the preliminary  Tuolumne County budget that will take effect on July 1st. CAO Craig Pedro was the guest. Pedro – MLV Segment One Pedro – MLV Segment Two Pedro – MLV Segment Three

  • 06/11/18 Challenges Facing The City Of Sonora

    Mother Lode Views featured Sonora City Administrator Tim Miller. He talked about the next budget that will take effect July 1st, implementing new marijuana rules and regulations, the state of the economy, and Vision Sonora.  more

  • 06/04/18 Focus On Student Life

    Mother Lode Views focused on challenges facing graduating students in Tuolumne County. The panel of guests included Morgan St. Pierre and Weston Goularte from Sonora High School, and Claire Caldera and Caleb Britt from Summerville High School. Topics were job … more more

  • 05/29/18 Sheriff Mele Looks Back On Law Enforcement Career

    Mother Lode Views featured retiring Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele. He spoke about preparing his final budget, reflected on his 30 year career with the sheriff’s office, and spoke about the challenges facing the next sheriff.  more

  • 05/18/18 2018 Summer Fire Season

    Mother Lode Views focused on planning underway, and fire prevention tips, ahead of the 2018 summer fire season. Guests included Stanislaus National Forest Fire Chief Dave Updike, CAL Fire Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Chief Josh White and Tuolumne County Office of Emergency … more

  • 05/12/18 New Adventist Health Sonora President Michelle Fuentes

    Mother Lode Views featured Adventist Health Sonora President Michelle Fuentes. She spoke about her transition into the new role, challenges facing rural healthcare, and the new Health Pavilion and Diana J. White Cancer Institute. Fuentes MLV Segment One Fuentes MLV … more

  • 05/07/18 Black Oak Casino’s New Concert Series

    Mother Lode Views focused on the economic impact of Black Oak Casino’s new concert series at the West Side property. The resort’s director of operations, BJ Nelson, was the guest. BJ Nelson MLV Segment One BJ Nelson MLV Segment Two … more

  • 05/01/18 Mother Lode Roundup Preview

    Mother Lode Views featured a preview of the 2018 Mother Lode Roundup. Guests included Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse General Chairman Al O’Brien, Captain Steve Oliveira, Rodeo General Chair Dan Durnal and Rodeo Mentor Ty Wivell. Mother Lode Roundup Segment One … more