Election results

After leading for much of the contest, San Andreas’ Rico Oller, a state senator, may have lost his bid for the Republican nomination to the 3rd Congressional District to rival Dan Lungren. Lungren led with 28,248 votes to Oller’s 26,740 when the polls closed, but Oller declined to concede. Some absentee ballots remain uncounted and the official canvass is two […]

Bonnie Miller brings the past to life

Bonnie Miller lives in the past, and she wants other people to realize just how important history is. Four times a year, Bonnie edits Las Calaveras, the quarterly publication of the Calaveras County Historical Society. Each glossy, 10-page magazine features a detailed article on something of interest from the county’s past, whether it’s a person, event, or a look at […]

‘Dust to dust,’ history’s resting places

In last month’s column I began an exploration of some of Calaveras County’s pioneer cemeteries. These are the small, often hidden, cemeteries that have become the final resting place of those who were not the “movers and shakers” of the county, but instead the men and women who struggled in the early days of the county to make a life […]