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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

The night before Christmas was a relatively quiet one for the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, with one big, jolly exception.