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Tickets are now on sale for a Holiday Open House, planned for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at the ARK 2000 sanctuary in San Andreas.

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The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday needed a 4/5 vote to pass the county’s newly created Division of Cannabis Control budget, and for the second time in a month, members were unable to authorize the transfer.

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At the weekly Independence Hall Quilters (IHQ) meeting held on Monday in White Pines, guild members presented Calaveras County Social Services with 86 handmade quilts and pillowcases for children in foster care, and 46 wish-list gifts for seniors in need.

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At a board meeting on Nov. 19, the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees voted 3-2 to close Rail Road Flat Elementary School in June of 2021.

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A group of Calaveras County residents recently filed a lawsuit against the Board of Supervisors over its new cannabis cultivation ordinance, which was adopted in late October.

Unemployment rates in Calaveras County saw a slight uptick in October at 3.2%, emerging from an (at least) 30-year record low of 3% in September. National unemployment rose 0.1% from a five-decade low of 3.6%, while statewide unadjusted rates fell to 3.7% – the lowest since the 1970s.

The Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus of Calaveras County has a quartet of shows planned for December, with one of the performances planned for Amador County this holiday season.

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Chinook salmon are returning to the Mokelumne River in large numbers this year – a continuing trend that is good news to conservationists and commercial fishery stakeholders alike.

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While last week’s storm did much to mitigate the dangers posed by wildfire, county residents are now confronted with a different set of challenges resulting from wet weather.

Multiple Grammy Award-nominated musician, storyteller and author John McCutcheon performs in Calaveras County at a show at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp.

A local planning advocacy group has announced its intentions to sue the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors over its recently adopted General Plan update, a long-term blueprint that’s supposed to reflect the community’s vision for growth for the next 20 years.

A suspension on burn permits in Calaveras County will be lifted on Dec. 3 at 8 a.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) has announced. The suspension will be lifted in Tuolumne, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin countie…

Thanksgiving has arrived! I’m not really ready for it. The last few months are a blur of nothing really important – just busy, busy, busy. I’m thankful for so many things in my life: my family, my friends, my church, my job, my health, the list is really endless.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for areas in the Mother Lode above 1,500 feet in elevation that will remain in effect until Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office recently assisted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with a report of a 5-foot-long alligator off of Calaveritas Road, near San Andreas.

Karlee Juarez had her future mapped out before she saw one pitch of high school softball. In 2015, Juarez made a verbal commitment to attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and join the softball team. Four years later, Juarez, now a Bret Harte High School senior, stuck to her word, put pen…

As rain sets into the forecast, the higher elevations in Calaveras County are calling for snow. In the coming weeks, the high Sierra should be packed with glorious white snowfall during a winter the Farmers’ Almanac predicts to be intense. Instead of shying away from below-freezing temperatu…

Members of the San Andreas Community Covenant Church, along with Calaveras High School students and people in the community, are collecting shoeboxes full of holiday gifts for students at San Andreas Elementary School. In 2018, every child at the school received his or her own box of goodies.

With heavy rain and potential flooding in the forecast this week, the Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services and Public Works Department have stocked the following locations with sandbags and sand.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) will conduct a prescribed burn on 300 acres of grass, chamise and oak understory on the Whittle Vegetation Management Plan site, west of Angels Camp along the east side of Fowler Peak on Nov. 26, Cal Fire announced in a Nov…

It’s the most giving-est time of the year! As Christmas and Thanksgiving lurk around the corner, the holiday spirit is alive in Calaveras County. Do a few good deeds to help those around you during the season of giving. Give your time to a cause by ringing the infamous bell at a Salvation Ar…

Those wanting to brush up on their logging history might want to visit the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum in White Pines before December. The museum will be closing soon for the winter months.