Debris flow triggers evacuation warning in West Point

Update: The Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services announced that the evacuation warning was lifted at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The evacuation shelters have also been closed, and the area will continue to be monitored. Thirty-four homes near the Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River in West Point received evacuation warnings from the Sheriff’s Office on March 17 due to […]

Local crisis looms as pandemic aid ends

“More people are going to need help.” Ending her shift at The Resource Connection on Monday evening, Gina Mather echoed the voices heard in Calaveras County’s Health and Human Services Department, the Department of Public Health, kitchen tables, exam room tables, and in the room where the Board of Supervisors come and go. CalFresh ends emergency allotments Since the beginning […]

Weekend storm brings flooding, tornado

A certain saying comes to mind in winters like these: “There can be too much of a good thing.” While Calaveras County has finally pulled out of drought conditions, recent storms have caused significant flooding and travel impacts. Last weekend’s storm brought heavy rainfall and flooding, along with a tornado to Tuolumne County near Tuttletown. On Saturday afternoon, the National […]

School districts discuss safety, sports, snow days; adopt safety and cybersecurity policies

A new law requires all California schools to provide information to parents about gun safety. Senate Bill 906 stipulates that the California Department of Education “develop model content that includes, at a minimum, content that informs parents or guardians of California’s child access prevention laws and laws relating to the safe storage of firearms.” Beginning next school year, schools with […]

Sheriff’s Log

Monday, March 6 Burglary 7:41 a.m., San Andreas – Burglary, not in progress; report taken. Pope Street. Burglary 8:44 a.m., San Andreas – Burglary, not in progress; report taken. Sunset Street. Burglary 8:56 a.m., San Andreas – Burglary, not in progress; report taken. Sunset Street. Burglary 11:11 a.m., Vallecito – Burglary, not in progress; report taken. Highway 4. Vandalism 3:25 […]

County weathers another round of storms

The recent series of storms have dropped several feet of snow in higher elevation areas, knocking out power and leaving some residents trapped in their homes. Failing trees due to the high winds have also been commonplace, with a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer having a tree fall on their vehicle on March 1 on Highway 4 east of Murphys. […]

Proponents look to resurrect Measure A

After Measure A was voted down by just 266 votes during last year’s midterm elections, proponents have been hard at work to try and resurrect the measure. Measure A was one of, if not the most, talked about measures on the ballot for Calaveras County in the months leading up to election day. For those who don’t remember, Measure A […]

Wally Awards shines spotlight on volunteers at The Met

The Metropolitan (The Met) theatre hosted its first inaugural Wally Awards ceremony on March 4 in San Andreas, a red carpet-style awards ceremony designed to celebrate the theater’s 50-some volunteer cast, crew and staff. The Wally Awards were created by The Met’s director and founder, Cyndie Klorer, who opened the theater in 2019 with her husband Ben Klorer after years […]

Calaveras High to get new scoreboard, weight room

Board debates replacing sign to include new mascot

While the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees came to an agreement last week on improvements to the athletic facilities at Calaveras High School, an issue surrounding the old school mascot remained unresolved. At a March 2 meeting, the board voted 5-0 to upgrade the outdated weight room at Calaveras High School and to replace the high school […]

Small plane crashes by county airport

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reported a single-engine airplane crash just north of the Calaveras County Airport, between Carol Kennedy and Union Mine roads, on March 3. The crash occurred at 11:45 a.m. on a neighboring ranch, according to the sheriff’s office. Lt. Greg Stark said the crash had happened right after take off from the airport. Stark said that […]

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