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It was good, old-fashioned summertime fun at White Pines Lake on Aug. 11 as kids and adults alike enjoyed a day of kayaking, paddleboarding and barbecue, hosted by the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program.

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For five AMA football players, their season came to an abrupt end Tuesday afternoon. A week after the Motherlode Valley Football League (MVFL) voted to allow AMA varsity players to join the junior varsity squad, another vote was made to reverse that decision. 

Family, friends and volunteers gathered in the parking lot of Treats General Store in San Andreas Thursday evening to embark on a second search for Helen Coultrup, an 87-year-old woman who was reported missing nearly one week ago.

Oak and Vine Boutique is changing the game when it comes to shopping local, allowing busy ladies throughout the Mother Lode – and nationwide – to purchase Calaveras-curated attire from the comfort of their couches, all while sharing some good times with friends.

After two days of public hearings, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve its long-anticipated General Plan update on July 31. The plan is a long-term blueprint meant to reflect the community’s vision for growth over the next 20 years, and it hasn’t been updat…

Knowing the challenges of 2-year-old Adeline May’s condition, one might expect her to live in a darkened house with blackout curtains covering every window. In reality, however, Adeline’s home is full of light – a sanctuary of sunny rays that are free of ultraviolet radiation.

Thomas and Ronnell Hein met 20 years ago while singing karaoke in San Jose. Later this month, the couple will battle it out at the Karaoke World Championships (KWC) national finals, after both secured a spot on Team California.

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The Central Calaveras Fire and Rescue Protection District is hosting a National Night Out with free ice cream on Aug. 6 at the Rail Road Flat Town Hall, 250 Railroad Flat Road, Rail Road Flat from 6-8 p.m., according to a CCFRPD press release.

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Hundreds of fresh-faced, well-rested teens arrived on the Calaveras High School campus Monday morning to begin the new school year. Among the fashionable first-day-of-school outfits were students and staff wearing plain, black t-shirts touting “Calaveras PRIDE” in red letters.

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On a hot day in Valley Springs, there’s nothing much better than a tall spiral of frozen yogurt with generous toppings. Health Habit, “Your neighborhood health food store,” has filled a popular niche among residents by combining cold treats and nutritional alternatives to keep the family bot…

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will conduct Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) drills to practice response during a PSPS event in Angels Camp on July 24 and 25, using helicopters, according to a July 23 PG&E press release. Power will not be interrupted during the drills.

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the use of a portion Government Center property in San Andreas for a “scattered site” emergency shelter pilot project. During their meeting, supervisors also authorized the board chair to execute an agreement with the Gordian Grou…

Many residents awoke to lightning, thunder and showers Tuesday morning as a fast-moving, high-pressure system traveled northward through the Mother Lode.

A wildland fire that broke out at the Whiskey Creek Day Use Area around New Hogan Lake near a popular shooting spot was contained at 27.3 acres Thursday night, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Emily Kilgore.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a federal agency under the Department of Agriculture, has created a cost-share program to fund dead tree removals within 100-foot defensible space zones around habitable structures.