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The City of Angels Camp (COA), Union Public Utility District (UPUD) and Utica Water and Power Authority (Utica) recently received $590,000 in grant funding from the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) through the state’s Community Power Resiliency grant program.

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On Feb. 18, the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a 53-year-old man who was unresponsive after a ski accident that occurred in the Kodiak Terrain Park at Bear Valley Resort. The man, Carlos (Gustavo) Pesce, a resident of San Francisco, was pronounced dead soon after.

With the arrival of warmer weather, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) is urging the public to clear defensible space around their homes and take precautions when burning.

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The Resource Connection Calaveras Children’s Advocacy Center (CCAC) is currently holding a Blue Ribbon Youth Art Contest to raise awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month this April and provide a fun activity for local youth ages 1 to 18 years old.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that an additional $50 million in Community Power Resiliency grants has been distributed through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services in order to offset impacts from utility-initiated power shutoffs.

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the west slope of the Sierra Nevada above 5,500 feet in elevation from 11 a.m. on Thursday until 12 a.m. on Friday night.

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be conducting utility work and employing one-way traffic control at two locations along Route 12 in Calaveras County this week.

While the closure of Rail Road Flat Elementary School last year was a heavy blow to the small town, a local nonprofit has been working to ensure that the former school campus will continue to serve the community, as it has for over 100 years.

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With Calaveras County entering a less-restrictive COVID-19 monitoring tier this week, roughly 700 local educators vaccinated, and Gov. Gavin Newsom striking a deal to reopen California schools, it appears that the community has turned a corner in its gradual emergence from the pandemic.