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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. 

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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…

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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, …

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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. 

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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. 

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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, …

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“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…

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. 

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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…