“Top Stories, 2002” – New county administrator appreciates employees’ dedication

Tom Mitchell has enjoyed himself since taking over as the Calaveras County chief administrative officer on Oct. 7. He came to Calaveras County from Los Osos near Morrow Bay and says the biggest difference between here and there is the money available to the county. “The CAO in San Luis Obispo County used to say we had too much money […]

What’s Hoppin’ for SATURDAY, Jan. 4

LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mark Twain Elementary School Gym, Calaveras American Little League will hold sign-ups for the 2003 season. Call 736-6028 for more information. For more What’s Hoppin’ highlights, click on the day above! SUNDAY A SOUTHERN BAPTIST’S POINT OF VIEW: 10:30 a.m. at the Tuolumne Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 14195 Tuolumne Road […]

“Top Stories, 2002” – CHS football, Bret Harte basketball lead list of top stories

Every year brings something new and different to the world of sports. This year was no exception. The following is a list of the top 10 Calaveras County sports stories of the year. Calaveras football advances to title game After a five-year absence, the Calaveras football team returned to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division IV title game Saturday, Dec.7, with a […]

“Top Stories, 2002” – County water officials still fighting Darby Fire aftermath

Water officials continued to feel heat from the Sept., 2001 Darby Fire months after the last flames had been extinguished. The fire destroyed the three-quarter mile flume near Forest Meadows, cutting off the supply to customers along Highway 4 who receive their water, in one way or another, from the Utica Power Authority, the consortium comprised of the city of […]

“Top Stories, 2002” – County airport sees first fatal plane crash

Perhaps one of the county’s most ingenious residents, Henry Taylor Howard, was killed Nov. 13, when his twin-engine Beechcraft A36TC stalled and crashed into a hillside about a quarter-mile north of Maury Rasmussen Field. Bryan Files, Howard’s 37-year-old stepson from Palmer, Alaska was also killed in the crash. Howard, an experienced pilot, was at the controls when his plane departed […]