The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service has announced that the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement between them and the Stanislaus National Forest’s Calaveras Ranger District at a May 17 meeting.
As previously reported, rural fire districts in California face growing challenges when it comes to achieving and maintaining adequate staffing levels, as these small districts struggle to provide a living wage.
After 16 years as Bret Harte Union High School District’s (BHUHSD) superintendent, Michael Chimente is retiring. At a May 27 Academic Awards ceremony, Chimente was presented with the governing board’s resolution to name Bret Harte’s multipurpose room after the superintendent.
Residents of Calaveras County have been feeling the effects of high gas prices like many other people around the world. But expensive fuel isn’t stopping folks from going where they need to go, nor is it stopping out-of-towners from visiting the Mother Lode.
Earlier this month, several California counties implemented new masking recommendations due to rising COVID-19 case numbers. While Calaveras County has managed to stay in the “low” category, Covid cases have continued to multiply in some more populous areas throughout the state and in neighb…
At the June 14 Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting, vice chair Gary Tofanelli, of District 1, and District 5 supervisor Benjamin Stopper made clear their desire to replace the county's current health officer, René Ramirez, MD.
At the June 21 Board of Supervisors meeting, the board heard an item to authorize additional funding for environmental work provided by Dokken Engineering, Inc., on the State Route 4 Wagon Trail Realignment Project.
Despite ongoing Covid concerns, drought, and hot weather conditions, communities throughout Calaveras and the surrounding areas will celebrate Independence Day over the next week, with fireworks displays, parades, and gatherings. Here’s where to find fireworks and other fun for the holiday, …
At the June 21 Angels Camp City Council meeting, 4th of July fireworks were canceled at Bret Harte High School due to concerns about fire safety.
An email sent from CalaverasGROWN earlier this week announced that the San Andreas farmer’s market, which has been running since 2015, will not open for the 2022 season, despite our reporting of its opening earlier this spring.
With the official start of summer bringing triple-digit temps, swimming season is officially upon us. Here are some ways to beat the heat this summer, as well as some tips to help you stay safe while cooling off.
When Gold Rush Wax Co. owner Amy Betsch sets out to make a new fragrance, she isn’t just looking for something that smells nice. Instead, her candles tell a story of a different time.
Three motorcyclists traveling on Pool Station Road were involved in a collision at 3:35 p.m. on June 18.
At the June 14 Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting, officials heard a presentation regarding the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF). The informational item printout describes CERF as “A sustainable and equitable recovery from the economic distress of COVID-19 by supporting n…
This month, a total of 2,436 backpacks were gifted to Calaveras County students grades TK-5, packed with “essentials and goodies.”
West Point’s Blue Mountain Theatre held its 25th annual fundraiser event talent show on June 4 at the Community Hall in West Point, after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. Performers of all types from musical to magical entertained the theatre’s supporters. An estimated 60 people were in atten…
With Calaveras County entering wildfire season, many have asked not only what they can do to prepare, but what the county has done to prepare as well.
On Saturday June 11, a small airplane crashed into New Melones Lake. The plane was spotted around 2:35 p.m. upside down in the middle of the reservoir, according to posts made on Facebook in a Neighborhood Watch group. The pilot was able to vacate the aircraft and was unharmed. There were no…
The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors brought back discussions on salary increases for the Coroner/Public Administrator at the June 7 meeting.
At the Calaveras High School (CHS) graduation Thursday night at Frank Meyer Field in San Andreas, themes of hope, resilience, and community emerged from speeches given by both students and school administration.
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The region served by the 209 area code will be getting a second area code (called an overlay) as the population increases. The new area code is 350.
Two Mokelumne Hill landmarks are up for sale—the Hotel Leger and former Wendell’s restaurant.
In 2020, the Bret Harte High School graduating class could only experience their graduation day from the seat of a car, as COVID-19 changed how the world operated and a drive-thru ceremony was the way the students received their diplomas.
This week, the CDC released updated COVID-19 “community levels,” which placed 13 of California’s 58 counties in a “high” category. The 13 counties on the list, including Sacramento and El Dorado, are considered high risk areas with the most recent Covid surges, and the CDC recommends that pe…
The Enterprise sat down with Independent Congressional District 5 candidate Steve Wozniak. Wozniak says on his official website, “Through my life, I have worked as an editor, journalist, realtor, humorist, substitute teacher, restaurant server, Uber driver and actor. I am also a father of si…
The Enterprise had the chance to sit down for an interview with Congressional District 5 candidate Mike Barkley. Barkley, 76, is a Progressive Democrat looking to unseat Republican Tom McClintock in the June 7 elections.
A 33-year-old Altaville woman has died after her car struck a tree and overturned on Highway 4 at Horseshoe Drive.
The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors offered an update on salary changes for elected officials at the May 24 meeting. After much debate and discussion it was decided that the board “is scheduled to adopt an ordinance on June 7, 2022 approving changes to specified Elected Officials’ sala…
An automobile accident and subsequent fire on Highway 49 resulted in a fatality on the evening of Saturday, May 28, though fast-acting citizens and a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer were able to save the second driver.
On a hot, sunny afternoon the week before Memorial Day, the Enterprise found Gail Climer where she can often be found—at the People’s Cemetery in San Andreas with a microfiber towel in one hand, a screwdriver in the other, overall pockets stuffed with mini American flags to place on the graves.
Main Street, San Andreas came alive with cheers and loud music Friday afternoon, as Calaveras High Schoolers attended their Uptown Rally–an annual fall tradition that was delayed this school year due to COVID-19 and bad weather.
School administrators were quick to act when, just one day after the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a Valley Springs Elementary School (VSE) student was found to be in possession of a list of names, with a written indication of harm to those named on the list, …
District 3 Supervisor candidate Martin Huberty hosted a town hall meeting in Murphys on May 18 addressing the district's housing shortage. The event featured a presentation by Urban Math founder Jessica Hitchcock.
Early on the morning of May 15 in Burson, an attempted burglary was stopped cold by a “proactive” homeowner, who physically restrained the intruder in the home while waiting for help to arrive, according to details from a Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office press release.
If anyone was unsure whether crowds were ready to return to pre-pandemic venues in full force, the 2022 Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee put those doubts to rest.
“These are my people, I have come to the mothership,” said frog lover and Calaveras County Fair volunteer Beth Wakehouse with a laugh. Wakehouse and her husband spent most of the last week in the cool, dark, and damp of the “frog spa” at the 2022 Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubile…
A 61-year-old man died Sunday after his motorcycle overturned on Highway 4, west of Northwood Drive.
The Enterprise had a chance to sit down with Congressional District 5 candidate Nathan Magsig. Magsig, 45, is looking to unseat fellow Republican and incumbent Tom McClintock in the June 7 election.
The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved sending a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom that urges him to temporarily suspend the state's gas tax at the May 17 board meeting.
A woman was rescued from a house fire early Sunday morning in San Andreas.
Scott Fischler returned to the May 10 Calaveras County Board of Supervisors this week during public comment. Fischler attended a previous board meeting where he announced that he was bringing a lawsuit against the county regarding the staircase at Moaning Caverns Adventure Park in Vallecito.
Calaveras’ famous bullfrogs have been making rounds at schools throughout the county, warming up for their chance at victory this weekend at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee.
On April 28, over 80 Calaveras County social government agency employees and social workers gathered at Ironstone Winery in Murphys to discuss and learn about trauma-informed care, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and child abuse prevention.
The Calaveras County Environmental Management Agency has confirmed that Big Trees Market in Arnold has been dealing with a rat problem.
A 30-year-old Mountain Ranch woman died on May 5 after her car collided with a tree on Highway 26.
In recent issues, we covered concerns over student absenteeism and a growing mental health crisis among Calaveras County youth. In the third installment of this series exploring youth wellness, we’ll examine rates of child abuse in the county rivals that of more populous areas, with a county…
Everyone wants to make their nest a better place to live and on April 23, CalaverasGROWN continued its 21-year mission to make Calaveras County a better place to live by hosting Joel Salatin. The man The Guardian called “America’s most celebrated pioneer of chemical-free farming” did not dis…
Lt. Tim Sturm of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded the 2022 Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference Annual Service Award.
During the April 26 Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting, local resident Scott Fischler announced during general public comment that he is bringing a class-action lawsuit against the county. The lawsuit revolves around the condition of Moaning Caverns Adventure Park’s spiral stairca…
Glencoe’s new restaurant on the block is Tres Ways Restaurante, which celebrated its induction into the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce on April 22.