It’s been a year of change for schools across the county, and Vallecito Union School District (VUSD) just announced another big one.
A protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement is expected to take place in Angels Camp on Friday, despite the cancellation of an earlier event.
A San Andreas woman has been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the countywide count to 16.
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The Utica Water and Power Authority (UWPA) has a new general manager, and he’s homegrown.
These days, Veronica Metildi looks more like a nurse than a hairdresser. Upon entering the salon, she’ll tell you through a medical mask that she isn’t accepting walk-ins. If you have an appointment scheduled, she’ll take your temperature with an infrared thermometer before providing you wit…
Two teens who were organizing a peaceful protest in solidarity with nationwide anti-racism movements chose to postpone the event, citing death threats and a lack of support from local authorities.
The Stanislaus National Forest (SNF) recently announced that most developed recreation sites will remain closed through June 15. Restrictions were set to expire May 31.
Missing Rail Road Flat resident Billy Gene Stone has been safely located, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reported on May 28.
The Bret Harte Union High School Class of 2020 graduated on Friday in a procession of decorated cars, cheered on by teachers, administrators and first responders who lined the route.
While events have been moving at a swift pace during the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest statistics from the Employment Development Department (EDD) shed some light on how Calaveras County has been affected.
On an 80-acre plot of land in Calaveras County that several Catholic Worker families have called home over the past four decades, a new trio of organic farmers has settled in with a holistic approach to solving local food insecurity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already food-insecure region, but a network of public and nonprofit providers are doing what they can to address growing needs.
On May 26 around 8 p.m., San Andreas resident Christine Mojarro returned home to find fire trucks and flames emerging from the house on Broadway Street she’d lived in for 23 years.
For Californians who have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits for this year, additional help has recently become available.
Organizations of all kinds have been hit hard by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and local nonprofits are no exception.
Following historically dry weather earlier this year, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) has suspended all burn permits for outdoor residential burning in Calaveras County, effective June 1.
As high school seniors countywide prepare for drive-through graduation ceremonies, school administrators are struggling to organize the fall semester under new COVID-19 guidelines.
Among the many effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic and resulting safety restrictions, international travel has become extremely difficult.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has affected the work of all local nonprofits, including the Calaveras Arts Council (CAC).
At the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Health Officer Dean Kelaita, MD, announced that the state will now allow barbershops and hair salons to reopen in Calaveras County. Churches, dine-in restaurants and all retail stores have also been permitted to reopen in recent days.
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has asked locals to be on the lookout for Billy Gene Stone, 70, who was last seen Tuesday evening.
An elderly man from Valley Springs has been hospitalized with COVID-19, bringing the countywide total or reported cases to 15.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is hosting a webinar on May 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for customers in Amador, Calaveras, and El Dorado counties to share information about its Community Wildfire Safety Program.
For Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office took some time to honor officers lost in the line of duty.
A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed Sunday in an asymptomatic man who lives along the upper Highway 4 corridor, bringing the case count in Calaveras County to 14.
A Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office canine has been quarantined after it reportedly bit a man at his handler’s household while it was off duty.
Calaveras County Superior Court Presiding Judge Timothy Healy has rescinded his order restricting entry of any individuals not required to appear in-person, however all who visit the courthouse must wear a mask.
Editor's note: this is the second part of a two-part series.
With their students now learning from home, Vallecito Union School District (VUSD) has ramped up its construction schedule for improvements to its schools.
Bret Harte High School hosted its annual Scholarship Night Presentation via YouTube livestream on Tuesday, with seniors receiving over $670,000 in local and outside scholarship awards.
Downtown Murphys was quiet, as a cloudy sky rested overhead Tuesday afternoon. As a gentle rain began to fall, only a handful of people were roaming the streets. For the past two months, the majority of the shops in downtown Murphys have been closed because of COVID-19. The once heavily visi…
The following press release was issued by the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program.
In recent weeks, deputies with the county’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) seized more than 3,800 plants in a series of raids of illegal cannabis grow sites.
Although COVID-19 has interrupted some registration procedures, legalized cannabis cultivation is still coming to Calaveras County.
The livestock barns at the Calaveras County fairgrounds were eerily quiet, with animals sleeping in pens under the sound of falling rain.
The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee means more to Karan Bowsher than just a typical weekend. Bowsher has been around fairs for the majority of her life and has made her living selling T-shirts and food at fairs and other large events all over California.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced Friday that Sonora Pass on Highway 108 and Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4 are now open.
Voters in the West Point Fire Protection District (WPFPD) will be asked to support a $180-parcel tax increase in the coming months.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit western Nevada Friday morning had houses rattling throughout the Mother Lode, but no serious injuries or damage have been reported locally, officials say.
As county residents are urged to shelter in place, access to a reliable, high-speed internet connection has become more important than ever before.
Kevin Floerke knew before most that the novel coronavirus was going to be a big problem. His career in the travel industry lent him insight into goings-on in other parts of the world, and when Latin America shut down completely, he saw it as a harbinger of things to come in his mountain comm…
Dine-in restaurants, office-based businesses and outdoor museums are just a few facilities that are now permitted to reopen in Calaveras County.
Calaveras County officials have submitted an attestation to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requesting that residents be permitted to advance further into the state’s COVID-19 reopening process in the coming days.
On April 29, Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita amended his March 27 order to loosen some restrictions on outdoor recreation.
In the words of Pastor Sean Paulson, “the church is the people, and a building is a tool.”
As the days pass under shelter-in-place, the full extent of the economic turmoil wrought by the novel coronavirus is coming into focus.
Calaveras County’s health officer has announced that his previous orders clarifying and enforcing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 19 stay-at-home order have been lifted. However, the statewide directive remains in effect.
Some Calaveras County businesses will be allowed to reopen Friday, with social distancing restrictions in place to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Rotary Clubs of Calaveras County are assisting Dignity Health Mark Twain Medical Center in assembling signs of appreciation throughout the community.
Though many county residents are facing severe financial hardships due to efforts to curb COVID-19, unprecedented levels of economic relief have also become available.