Lori Jane Sissom

Mokelumne Hill Lori Jane Sissom of Mokelumne Hill died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003. She was 33. Ms. Sissom was a native of Indianapolis, Ind. She leaves a daughter, Erin Marie Burns, and three sons, Matthew James Burns and Mason Samuel Burns, all of Valley Springs. She also is survived by her mother, Brenda Sissom of Pioneer, father, Edward Farrel McGee […]


Mountain Ranch artist Dale Laitinen is featured in a one-man exhibition at the Pogan Gallery in Tahoe Vista through Sept. 8. Laitinen’s exhibition, entitled “High Places,” highlights the artist’s interest in depicting landscape subjects from interesting angles. He is especially fond of painting with a view from above, looking down on the subject. His watercolors also feature the extremes seen […]

Louise Moore

Retired Louise Moore, 86, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, in Van Nuys. Mrs. Moore had been in Los Angeles nearly a year, but had lived the previous 22 years in the cities of Sonora, Tuolumne, West Point and Murphys. A family service will be held Sept. 13 in Murphys. Mrs. Moore was a native a Chicago. She moved from Neoga, […]

Angels program getting results; already attracting bass tournaments

Efforts by the City of Angels Camp and the Angels Camp Business Association to attract fishing tournaments to New Melones Lake already have achieved some success. “Because of Angels Camp, we already have two new, big two-day events, as well as six one-day events coming here. We are expecting many more,” Melanie Lewis wrote in a letter to Angels Camp […]

Joy Elaine Derby

Homemaker Joy Elaine Derby of Arnold died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas. She was 49. A homemaker, she was a native of Torrance and a resident of Arnold for the past 20 years. She was a member of Foursquare Cornerstone Church in Arnold. She leaves her husband, Richard Derby of Arnold; two […]

State Fair ribbon: Calaveras Chamber of Commerce President Clay Walker, left, and Executive Director Diane Gray display a bronze ribbon the chamber received for the county’s display at the 150th California State Fair. The exhibit contains three of the chamber’s painted frogs and numerous photos depicting activities in the county. The display also emphasizes the county’s Gold Rush legacy immortalized by Mark Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” The booth’s sponsors are the Calaveras Enterprise, Greenhorn Creek, Middleton’s, Country Land Realty, Calaveras Lumber, Pinnell’s Carpet One and Angels Sheet Metal.

Enterprise photo by Nick Baptista

Bear Valley ready for triathlon

Bear Valley will once again host the annual Bear Valley Triathlon. The 11th running of this popular Labor Day weekend tradition will be held Aug. 31. Nestled in the mountains, the triathlon course features a 600-yard swim, a 10.5-mile bike ride and a 3.4-mile run. Wet suits are allowed, but not necessary, because the water will be close to 70 […]

Junk dispute overflows in board chambers

Two regulars at Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meetings are Frank Ginger and Paul Stevens, both there, they say, to exercise their free speech rights. But at least one supervisor said they are going too far. “I think it’s an outrage that anyone would use the color of free speech to repeatedly, over a two-year period, slander and defame county […]

Sisters compete at national acrobatics event

The Faccinto sisters – Shelby, Mikayla and Autumn – returned to their home in Arnold last week from Florida. During their two-week stay, the daughters of Rick and Lisa Faccinto visited Disneyworld, Sea World and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Shelby said. But, most memorable were the USA Gymnastics Sports Acrobatics National Championships Aug. 3 through 6 in Jacksonville, where the […]

One arrested after Valley Springs shooting

A Valley Springs man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly taking several shots at a vehicle he followed from Wallace to La Contenta. Jeffery R. Walter, 39, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats. The other car’s occupants, Dawn Marie Kerlin, 18 and Johnathon Lee Crispin, 21, residences unknown, told Deputy Mike Whitney that Walter […]