Building resilience to prevent suicides

As Bret Harte High School students and community members cope with the recent loss of friends, family and neighbors, Calaveras County Behavioral Health Services staff would like to open a dialogue with community members about identifying risk factors for suicide and fostering resilience in ourselves, our children and our community to cope with, and hopefully prevent, future suicides.Suicide is a […]

Lady Reds outed in first round

Stopped shortThe Calaveras High School softball team had its hopes for a repeat of last year’s postseason run dashed Wednesday afternoon at the Arnaiz Softball Complex in Stockton. In a battle between the two tribes of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff bracket, the No. 6 seed Lady Reds lost 6-1 to the No. 3 seed Ripon Indians in a […]

Felony Booking Log

Monday, May 11Christian Baker, 20, of Valley Springs, was arrested at 10:41 a.m. at 8674 Sparrock Road and booked on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury.Jason Cianfarani, 38, of Oakdale, was arrested at 10:44 a.m. at the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office jail lobby and booked on suspicion of fraudulently using a contractor license number.Amy Acero, 31, of San Andreas, […]

Sheriff’s Log

Monday, May 119:41 a.m., Copperopolis – Suspicious circumstances; report of possible illegal activity; turned out to be people assisting an elder driver. Cemetery Lane.11:21 a.m., Valley Springs – Assault with a deadly weapon; report of assault with a vehicle. Rose Street.11:59 a.m., Valley Springs – Suspicious person; male appears to be trying the doors on vehicles. Cedar Street.1:44 p.m., San […]

New Angels barbershop specializes in men’s cuts

Angels Camp saw the grand opening of Mike’s Barbershop on 520 N. Main Street on May 8.The proprietor, Mike Baker, is originally from Sonora and is a graduate of Marinelli Barber College in Chico. In attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Mayor Wes Kulm and Anne Forrest of Destination Angels Camp.“I consider myself a specialty barber,” Baker said. “I cater […]

League track meet heating up

MLL Finals to conclude FridayThe Mother Lode League Track and Field Championships began at Amador High School on a gloomy Tuesday afternoon with the region’s top athletes angling to post their best marks and a league title at stake.Tuesday saw the MLL’s track runners take part in trials to narrow the field for Thursday’s finals. Some field events held their […]

Man paints himself purple for his friend

At the beginning of May, David Justice, 49, dyed his hair and beard and painted his nails purple for Cystic Fibrosis Month. He did so to honor his friend Skyla Vickerman, 7, who was born with the condition.Justice and Skyla have a deep and abiding bond, and are family in all but name. “I’ve known Skyla since the day she […]

Accident Report

Impaired driver caused head-on crashTwo vehicles collided head-on in an alcohol-caused crash at approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol reported. San Andreas CHP units were dispatched to an accident on West Murray Creek Road west of Whiskey Slide Road. Officers reported that Jessica Stricler, 32, was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country eastbound under the influence of […]

Vallecito Conservation Camp inmate bolts; recaptured the same day

An inmate who walked away from the Vallecito Conservation Camp Wednesday morning was recaptured about 1:45 p.m. that afternoon by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department.California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials said that Taurus Hendricks, 22, was last seen at approximately 5:10 a.m. while being interviewed by camp staff members. Later, when staff members became concerned he was missing, they […]

Athlete Of The Week: Austin Williams

Calaveras High School GolfAlthough he is the youngest of three brothers to showcase their golfing talents for Calaveras High School, Austin Williams shined as a senior. The four-year golfer shot his team’s best score in five out of 12 Mother Lode League matchups this season, was named to the all-league team, and then helped Calaveras to a third-place finish at […]