Every Saturday throughout the year, Calaveras Big Trees State Park hosts a walking tour of the North Grove Trail, in which docents speak on the history and ecology of the park.
A San Andreas family is holding a spaghetti feed to raise money for their terminally ill son.
The Calaveras County Office of Education (CCOE) Board in December unanimously voted to renew Mountain Oaks Charter School through 2025.
Authorities seized 185 plants and found numerous environmental hazards in a marijuana bust at a residence near the shoreline of Lake Tulloch on Jan. 21, according to a Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Highway 4 was closed for approximately two hours on Thursday after a vehicle collision near Appaloosa Road.
Calaveras and Tuolumne county residents interested in entering the construction trades have until Feb. 7 to apply for a preapprenticeship training program to learn construction skills and receive “industry-recognized” certificates, according to a Jan. 13 press release.
In its first official meeting of 2020, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 14 approved a new policy for contractors working with the county on construction projects.
The City of Angels has a range of private and public economic development projects planned for 2020.
Since human beings arrived in the Sierra foothills, they have set aside places to bury their dead. While some of these burial grounds are well-protected and preserved, others are lost and forgotten over the years.
The Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees voted to reduce 9.67 full-time equivalency (FTE) classified personnel and to dismiss seven FTE certificated personnel following the 2019-2020 school year at the board meeting on Tuesday.
These vehicles may make less noise than the passengers they transport.
The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday held a study session to set priorities for which General Plan implementation measures staff should pursue first.
Those interested in becoming a certified University of California Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver can now apply for a training program for Amador and Calaveras county residents. Volunteer training information meetings are slated for late February to discuss what’s required.
Pete Neal, of Arnold, was appointed as the new director at the Ebbetts Pass Fire District (EPFD) Board of Directors meeting Dec. 17. Neal brings 33 years of experience as a firefighter and engineer to EPFD.
One bite of a treat from Calaveras Cakes and a person can get a taste of baker Jennifer Jordan’s personality: sunny and sweet.
While Calaveras is Spanish for “skulls,” one skull in particular stands out in the county’s history.
While the Angels Camp Museum offers countless items of historical interest, only on special occasions can you see them come to life.
The Amador Fly Fishers presents an introductory class on fly fishing on April 18 and 19 in Jackson. Anyone interested in learning more about this way of catching fish is welcome.
While the cost of construction currently exceeds the market value of homes in Calaveras County and affordability remains a significant problem, local real estate agents are still optimistic about the future of the local industry.
Four Mother Lode counties now have access to a pool of more than half-a-million dollars for job training and services dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis, which claimed the lives of more than 100 Mother Lode residents between 2013 and 2018.
Editor’s note: This article is a continuation from last week’s edition, summarizing county officials’ responses to the 2018-19 Calaveras County Grand Jury Report.
The first storm of the year left areas above 4,000 feet in Calaveras County coated in about 10 to 16 inches of snow, according to Craig Shoemaker, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Sacramento office.
A range of entertainment professionals from Calaveras and Tuolumne counties was recognized at the Metropolitan in San Andreas on the evening of Jan. 11 for the inaugural CAMMIES Calaveras Arts and Music Awards.
People were talking and finding their seats when all of a sudden, the lights went out inside of Bret Harte High School’s gymnasium. The only light that remained shining was a spotlight that hung from the ceiling above the purple mat and shone down on the white “BH” logo inside of a yellow circle.
The 23rd annual Trivia Bee is planned for March 21 at the San Andreas Town Hall, and it’s time for teams to sign up and supporters to purchase their tickets to watch the Friends of the Calaveras County Library fundraiser.
The first snow and rainstorm of the year is expected to drench Calaveras County on Thursday.
Good news? Those looking to sell a home can expect prices to rise. Bad news? Sales could be hindered by those rising values.
The county has received $150,732 in application fees for participation in its new cannabis regulatory program as of Jan. 14, with more appointments with prospective growers in the pipeline, according to officials at the newly formed division of cannabis control.
The Calaveras Planning Coalition (CPC), an advocacy group that filed a lawsuit on Dec. 9 against Calaveras County over its General Plan update, is asking California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to participate in the case.
Confusion over two California water efficiency laws that took effect on Jan. 1 has arisen since a Los Angeles-based news station, KTLA, disseminated factual errors in a Dec. 31 report. The outlet incorrectly purported that, under the laws, individuals would be fined for using more than 55 ga…
A five-year-old study on cases of advanced thyroid cancer in California has reared its head on social media, causing some concerned Mother Lode residents to conjecture potential health demons in their environment.
The word “family” gets thrown around in sports so much that oftentimes the importance of the word gets diminished and devalued.
Responses to the 2018-19 Calaveras County Grand Jury Report have been published, and county officials have pushed back against some of the committee’s recommendations.
Although Calaveras County’s contract with American Legion Ambulance (ALA) expires in June of 2020, and no other ambulance providers put in bids for the north and south response zones by the Dec. 2, 2019, deadline, there’s no reason to panic, local officials say.
The first concert of the Ovations 2020 Performing Arts Series presented by the Calaveras County Arts Council features a home-grown band that’s familiar to many Calaveras residents. Cantamos has performed all over the county, playing tunes from all over the world, and the band leads off the 2…
While many Americans are focused on the upcoming presidential election in November, some county residents are gearing up for an election closer to home.
At approximately 12 p.m. on Jan. 4, an off-duty fire chief witnessed a helicopter crash at his private air landing strip in Mokelumne Hill.
The first annual CAMMIES Calaveras Arts and Music Awards show will be honoring local artists, musicians, bands, performing arts groups and producers at the Metropolitan, 59 Main Street in San Andreas on Jan. 11.
Editor’s note: Reporter Charity Maness reached out to area veterans, asking them about their experiences during the holidays when they were serving in the armed forces. What follows are those experiences in their own words.
Setting out under heavy packs, we knew the day ahead would test our strength. Sixteen miles separated us from the ski hut in Yosemite National Park’s Tuolumne Meadows. Starting at dawn, we hiked an hour to reach the snowline around 8,500 feet. From there, we expected difficult trail-breaking…
The following press release was issued by the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office.
A 26-year-old San Joaquin County man was arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly throwing ceramic roof tiles at deputies from the rooftop of a San Andreas residence, pretending to have a gun and refusing to come down for several hours.
It’s a tradition for many on Christmas Day, one that attracts people for mostly the same reason. They like to sit down shoulder-to-shoulder with neighbors and familiar faces for a holiday feast that would make folks in Whoville jealous. The Murphys Friends Christmas Dinner brought people tog…
There comes a point somewhere between the first bite of Christmas ham and the last spoonful of mashed potatoes when people likely start considering their health goals for the new year.
Calaveras County Librarian Nancy Giddens has been on a mission to establish a summer lunch program for kids in the county, and that could come to fruition in 2020.
With holiday season winding down, homeowners may be wondering what to do with that dying pine tree in their living rooms.
Highway 4 was heavily trafficked on Dec. 28 and 29, as visitors headed up the hill to spend some time in the snow.
Murphys Senior Center officials and supporters gathered to reflect on a decade of healthy activities, volunteer service and community, enjoying a holiday banquet at Ironstone Vineyards on Dec. 12.
Keith Tallia, who served as fair board director for four years in the late 1960s, died with family by his side on Dec. 28. He was 87.
What began as a love of decorating has turned into a lifetime Christmas passion for Karen Nelson, of Arnold, as her home is decorated in Christmas glory all year-round.
The night before Christmas was a relatively quiet one for the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, with one big, jolly exception.