A backpack for school.
Editor’s note: This is part one in a three-part profile of local Vietnam War veteran Richard Westberg.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Samantha Cooper works to heal childhood trauma with the power of play.
The party at the Stahlbaum home is this weekend.
If the rainy weather gets you down this winter, there’s a free monthly event in Mokelumne Hill that is sure to lift the spirits.
Tickets are now on sale for a Holiday Open House, planned for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at the ARK 2000 sanctuary in San Andreas.
The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday needed a 4/5 vote to pass the county’s newly created Division of Cannabis Control budget, and for the second time in a month, members were unable to authorize the transfer.
This holiday season, so far, in the Mother Lode has seen some heartwarming acts of community service, and there is still time to be a part of it.
At the weekly Independence Hall Quilters (IHQ) meeting held on Monday in White Pines, guild members presented Calaveras County Social Services with 86 handmade quilts and pillowcases for children in foster care, and 46 wish-list gifts for seniors in need.
While Christmas may still be two weeks away, Santa Claus already came to Calaveras County on Dec. 7.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced on Dec. 6 that it has reached a preliminary settlement agreement of $13.5 billion with wildfire victims that sustained losses from the 2015 Butte Fire, as well as the 2017 Northern California Wildfires and 2018 Camp Fire.
At a board meeting on Nov. 19, the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees voted 3-2 to close Rail Road Flat Elementary School in June of 2021.
An adoption viewing event will be hosted at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds on Dec. 15 to find new homes for approximately 30 horses that were seized from a property in Valley Springs in August.
A 33-year-old man was arrested Saturday evening after allegedly threatening to kill another individual at a residence in Burson and brandishing a pellet gun to provoke deputies to shoot him.
A group of Calaveras County residents recently filed a lawsuit against the Board of Supervisors over its new cannabis cultivation ordinance, which was adopted in late October.
Unemployment rates in Calaveras County saw a slight uptick in October at 3.2%, emerging from an (at least) 30-year record low of 3% in September. National unemployment rose 0.1% from a five-decade low of 3.6%, while statewide unadjusted rates fell to 3.7% – the lowest since the 1970s.
The Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus of Calaveras County has a quartet of shows planned for December, with one of the performances planned for Amador County this holiday season.
At a residence in the 2000 block of South Ranchero Road in Valley Springs on Dec. 5., authorities seized 2,527 plants and more than 8 pounds of processed marijuana and arrested two people, one of which had to be hospitalized.
Cold temperatures and pouring rain didn’t stop residents from attending a lecture by local author Michael Skenfield at the Angels Camp Museum on Dec. 1.
Chinook salmon are returning to the Mokelumne River in large numbers this year – a continuing trend that is good news to conservationists and commercial fishery stakeholders alike.
This holiday season may be the best time to bring home a new furry friend, as adoption fees for all cats and some dogs have been reduced 50% by Calaveras County Animal Services.
Deputies with the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office euthanized the alligator that was found near San Andreas last month, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed.
While last week’s storm did much to mitigate the dangers posed by wildfire, county residents are now confronted with a different set of challenges resulting from wet weather.
As snow began to fall on Main Street in Murphys on Nov. 27, local author Tommy Orange held a book signing and reading at Books on Main.
Santa Claus is coming to town this weekend.
Nolan Dart and Donivan Giangregorio aren’t polar opposites, but they’re close.
For Calaveras County Water District (CCWD) customers who live along Highway 4 between Forest Meadows and Camp Connell that experience taste and color changes to their water starting on Dec. 8 and potentially continuing into the week of Dec. 9, the water will still be safe to drink, CCWD anno…
For some, working on others’ behalf can stall progress on individual projects, and for Monika Rose, assisting fledgling authors with spreading their wings has been a big deal.
Multiple Grammy Award-nominated musician, storyteller and author John McCutcheon performs in Calaveras County at a show at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp.
A local planning advocacy group has announced its intentions to sue the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors over its recently adopted General Plan update, a long-term blueprint that’s supposed to reflect the community’s vision for growth for the next 20 years.
The Calaveras High School boys’ cross country team can finally, at long last, stop running after their goals.
The rain came down full force on the Angels Camp Lighted Christmas Parade as spectators took refuge under awnings and inside shops, where wine and hot cocoa were poured to warm the spirit.
A suspension on burn permits in Calaveras County will be lifted on Dec. 3 at 8 a.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) has announced. The suspension will be lifted in Tuolumne, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin countie…
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently announced that the California spotted owl will not be listed as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
This GivingTuesday on Dec. 3 is the best time for 4-H supporters to give back to their local programs, as the California 4-H Foundation has promised to match all donations up to $25,000.
A 16-year-old and a 15-year-old were arrested after a report of a burglary Tuesday morning in San Andreas.
A convicted felon who was on probation was arrested in San Andreas Nov. 26 and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of firearms, child cruelty and other charges.
Long before the snow fell in Calaveras County this week, the holiday season was already in full swing at Calaveras Lumber in Angels Camp.
Residents gave thanks for family and friends at the time-honored West Point Elementary Community Thanksgiving Feast in the school’s multipurpose room on Nov. 26 to enjoy the dishes they helped create.
Thanksgiving has arrived! I’m not really ready for it. The last few months are a blur of nothing really important – just busy, busy, busy. I’m thankful for so many things in my life: my family, my friends, my church, my job, my health, the list is really endless.
While there are many benefits to living in rural Calaveras County, ease of communication is not one of them.
The fifth annual Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights is just around the corner and the community is lighting up in excitement.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for areas in the Mother Lode above 1,500 feet in elevation that will remain in effect until Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office recently assisted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with a report of a 5-foot-long alligator off of Calaveritas Road, near San Andreas.
Karlee Juarez had her future mapped out before she saw one pitch of high school softball. In 2015, Juarez made a verbal commitment to attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and join the softball team. Four years later, Juarez, now a Bret Harte High School senior, stuck to her word, put pen…
County residents with serious concerns about their property tax bills have less than a week to file for assessment appeals for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.
In the past, reading up on local history has often required a visit to a library, a museum or the county archives.
As rain sets into the forecast, the higher elevations in Calaveras County are calling for snow. In the coming weeks, the high Sierra should be packed with glorious white snowfall during a winter the Farmers’ Almanac predicts to be intense. Instead of shying away from below-freezing temperatu…
Members of the San Andreas Community Covenant Church, along with Calaveras High School students and people in the community, are collecting shoeboxes full of holiday gifts for students at San Andreas Elementary School. In 2018, every child at the school received his or her own box of goodies.
With heavy rain and potential flooding in the forecast this week, the Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services and Public Works Department have stocked the following locations with sandbags and sand.
Picture this: a chilly winter morning, snow falling on the ground, your family bundled in matching plaid and puffer jackets as you trek through the forest in search of the perfect pine tree to call your own.