New West Point fire chief takes charge

The new West Point fire chief has a wealth of fire fighting and administrative experience. Rex Buthman, 53, took over the post Sept. 1 with 35 years of continuous service under his belt. Buthman retired from the San Mateo County Fire Department, operated by the California Department, where he had worked since 1977. He served as a captain and battalion […]

Red Ribbon Week under way

The week of Oct. 23 through 31 is the 17th annual Red Ribbon Week and was officially declared Monday by the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors. Red Ribbon Week has been was nationally acknowledged to renew a community’s commitment to a healthy and drug-free lifestyle, according the county’s Behavioral Health Services. In a presentation to the board, Amanda Parsons, a […]

What’s Hoppin’ for THURSDAY

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING: 6 p.m. at the Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill, the Calaveras County Historical Society will meet. The history of the hotel will be discussed. Dinner costs $15 each. Call 754-1058 by Oct. 20 to make reservations. For more What’s Hoppin’ highlights, click on the day above! FRIDAY RADICAL REALITY: 6:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan on Main St. […]

New guardian at Grizzly Station

There’s a new bear in town and customers at the Grizzly Station gas and mini-mart are happy with the guardian. Manager Lisa Hale said the old bear toppled July 6, presumably because of some dry rot in his feet and some carpenter ants. The two-bear team that used to watch over customers as they pumped gas had been standing for […]