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The holidays are upon us, which also means shopping season is here, despite tighter budgets caused by inflation. While traditional shopping avenues may see lower sales this year, it hasn't stopped local makers from producing their handcrafted wares. At the 1st Annual Meander Ranch Boutique R…

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Matthew Albright is the new postmaster for Angels Camp after his oath was administered by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, alongside 31 other postmasters throughout California, which included Albright’s wife and new postmaster for Arnold, Tammi Albright, according to a press release.

Crowds lined the streets of downtown Copperopolis to pay tribute to local veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The parade was put on by the Copperopolis Veteran of Foreign Affairs Post (VFW Post 12118). An early morning pancake breakfast, hosted by the Copperopolis Community Center, kicked off…

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The San Andreas Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) office has announced a “regional traffic safety campaign” using grant funds to “encourage safe driving behaviors and help deter dangerous driving habits” in Calaveras and Alpine counties. 

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Twain Harte-based geologist and archaeologist Richard Lundin recently announced a discovery that he believes could be a remedy for the current slump in the U.S. economy, while also helping to clean up old tailings left behind by mining activities of the past.

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Despite ongoing drought conditions, the recent turn in wet weather has skiers and snow lovers rejoicing. While those at lower elevations saw several rainy days last week, higher parts of the county were getting inches to feet of snow.

Tammi Albright is the new postmaster for Arnold after her oath was administered by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, alongside 31 other postmasters throughout California, which included Albright’s husband and fellow postmaster Matthew Albright, according to a press release.

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Calaveras County, like many other counties in California, is classified as being under extreme and exceptional drought conditions, according to drought.gov. Many are hoping that the recent wave of much-needed rain will help alleviate some of the drought conditions. However, experts say Calif…

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Calaveras County residents gathered at the San Andreas Town Hall for the 12th annual Diwali Dinner, hosted by the local Sikh community on Nov. 4. This is the first time the event has been held outside of Angels Camp due to an increase in attendance. This is also the first Diwali Dinner after…

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Having grown up living mostly in urban areas, I’ve never had a personal relationship with any members of my local law enforcement, fire departments, or other civil servants. In fact, the only interactions I had were tinged with fear and anxiety—getting pulled over for traffic violations, the…

One of Calaveras County’s own fought his way to the top in the state level finals for the 2022 Best Warrior Competition. Deputy Kyle Johnson, of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, competed against the best non-commissioned officers the competition had to offer and won second place. 

The Union Public Utility District (UPUD), City of Angels Camp (COA), and Utica Water and Power Authority (UWPA) have issued a drought warning asking residents and businesses to voluntarily cut back on water usage by 15%. 

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of this newspaper’s owner and publisher, our own guiding light, Ralph Alldredge.