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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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  • 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 opportunities, technology, bullying, drug use, school shootings, recreational activities, and much 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

  • 04/23/18 Clarke Broadcasting’s 2018 Candidates’ Night Forum

    The candidates for Tuolumne County Supervisor, Sonora City Council and Tuolumne County Tax Collector took questions at Clarke Broadcasting’s Candidates’ Night Forum held the evening of Monday, April 23 in the Board of Supervisors meeting room in downtown Sonora. The … more

  • 04/20/18 Gonzalves Talks About Roads, General Plan, Development And Marijuana

    Mother Lode Views featured Tuolumne County’s Community Resources Agency Director David Gonzalves. He spoke about efforts to repair roads damaged by storms over the past two years, the latest efforts on the General Plan Update, the state of business and … more

  • 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 … more

  • 04/07/18 Cope Talks About Economic Development

    Mother Lode Views focused on the state of business activity in Tuolumne County. Economic Development Authority Director Larry Cope spoke about the latest efforts to attract and retain businesses. Cope MLV Segment One Cope MLV Segment Two Cope MLV Segment … 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 … 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. Sheriff DiBasilio MLV Segment One Sheriff DiBasilio MLV Segment … 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. TC Government … 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. MLV Segment One MLV Segment Two MLV Segment … 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. Frank Bigelow MLV Segment One Frank Bigelow MLV Segment Two Frank Bigelow MLV Segment Three

  • 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 … 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. Haglund MLV Segment One Haglund MLV Segment … 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. Bulkin MLV Segment One Bulkin MLV Segment Two Bulkin MLV Segment Three

  • 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. TCVB MLV Segment One TCVB MLV Segment Two TCVB MLV Segment Three

  • 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. McClintock MLV Segement One McClintock MLV Segement … 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. Sheriff Mele Talks Marijuana … 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. Miller – MLV Segment One Miller – MLV … 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 crime trends, and new challenges, such as implementing the state’s legalization … more

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