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After two major floods in Valley Springs with many calling the most recent one the worst yet, many residents have expressed frustration, demanding answers from county officials as to who is responsible for preventing such a disaster from happening again. 

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The third annual Calaveras Arts and Music Show (CAMS), formerly known as the “CAMMIES,” took place at the Copperopolis Armory Saturday night, recognizing dozens of musicians, singers, performers, producers, and theatrical groups who contribute to the local arts and entertainment industry.

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Common Ground Senior Services has been offering services including meal delivery and transportation to seniors since 2001. Now, thanks to recent funding from Meals On Wheels, the program intends to “improve its effort to increase its impact on the lives of vulnerable adults in Calaveras Coun…

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The Calaveras Chamber of Commerce is launching its Leadership Calaveras program again this year, with activities set to begin in February. The program was originally launched in 1996 and paused during the first couple of years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it’s back, championed by the chamb…

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 In a live YouTube video last week, the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and state officials met at the state operations center to provide updates on the recent series of winter storms that have prompted the state to declare a state of emergency. Several state officials gath…

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors has announced that they will be holding a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 5 in order to sign off on a local emergency proclamation regarding the severe weather. This proclamation was originally brought forward by the Calaveras County Office of Eme…

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For the latest safety information, follow the Office of Emergency Services on Facebook or call their community information line from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 4-5 at 209-754-2855. For the animal evacuations, call 209-754-6866. If you are in danger, call 9-1-1.

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Alisha Wynne, like many others, lost her main source of income when Covid hit. That’s when the 31-year-old from Angels Camp decided to get creative with her career and opened Bee Essential Shop in Angels Camp, selling handmade candles, skincare products, and eco-friendly clothing and accessories.

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Wintry weather over the weekend canceled events and threatened to damper holiday spirits, with some areas at higher elevations getting nearly 6 inches of precipitation over a 48-hour period.

Calaveras County is famous for its big trees, making it a popular destination for locals and visitors to go Christmas tree shopping. But rising temperatures, drought, and wildfires have taken their toll on local tree farms from West Point to Murphys, leaving only one open for business this h…

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A new interim chief executive officer (CEO) has been selected for the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce. Susan Weatherby, of Mokelumne Hill, will replace Martin Huberty, who is leaving the chamber to serve as the elected supervisor for District 3 on the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors.

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Santa Claus and many of his festive friends appeared for the 40th annual Valley Springs Christmas parade, craft fair, and tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 3. 

The Calaveras County Office of Education (CCOE) has announced the hiring of new staff, including an assistant superintendent and Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) director, Sarah Goodman, and assistant superintendent of education services, Jared Hungerford.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has reported that a fatal car accident occurred at Railroad Flat Road, north of Serena Loma Way in San Andreas, on Nov. 30. 

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Downtown Angels Camp has seen many businesses come and go over the years, but one that has remained constant for almost 20 years is Firefall Jewelers. And after two decades of crafting elegant handmade jewelry at both their Angels Camp and Valley Springs location, owners Paul and Noreen Coca…

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Earlier this month, the San Francisco-based nonprofit organization Save the Redwoods League announced that it would “donate” care of a giant 3,000-year-old western juniper tree to another nonprofit, Jackson-based Mother Lode Land Trust. Along with it comes a 3-acre parcel in the Stanislaus N…

With the holidays and winter months comes the cold and flu season. As families gather to break bread and celebrate the holidays, state officials advise caution and illness prevention methods.

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The holidays are upon us, which also means shopping season is here, despite tighter budgets caused by inflation. While traditional shopping avenues may see lower sales this year, it hasn't stopped local makers from producing their handcrafted wares. At the 1st Annual Meander Ranch Boutique R…