Stuff the Bus food drive underway

Calaveras Transit and The Resource Connection held a joint food drive in Angels Camp and Copperopolis Saturday to collect food donations for needy families in Calaveras in time for the holidays.The Resource Connection stationed vans and Calaveras Transit buses outside the Save Mart in Angels Camp and the Mar-Val Food Store in Valley Springs. Tina Mather, a volunteer for The […]

Cal Fire announces peak season staffing to continue throughout much of state

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Friday that though fire season is finally over in Northern California, it intends to continue peak season staffing in the central and southern portions of the state.“As drought conditions continued throughout the year, we experienced a significant increase in the number and size of fires,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, Cal Fire’s […]

San Andreas Church concert raises money for Butte Fire victims

About 150 people attended a benefit concert at the San Andreas Community Covenant Church Saturday to raise funds for Butte Fire victims.An eclectic group of Amador County musicians performed classical and Broadway music from Debussy and Handel to songs from “The Phantom.”Gordon Rowland, a classical guitarist with several CD recordings and publications under his belt, was one of the performers […]

Community Briefs

Overturned cement truck on Highway 49 causes closureA driver of a cement truck was injured in an accident that closed Highway 49 north of Tuolumne County for more than three hours Thursday.Michael Ross, 49, of San Andreas, was driving a fully loaded cement truck southbound on Highway 49 when he lost control, overturning the truck on the driver’s side and […]

A Midstream View: Redskins forever

Let’s face it. A total replacement of Sacramento’s politically correct legislators would be necessary before Calaveras High School could continue using the Redskins name. That isn’t plausible.Once the horse leaves the barn, protests fall on deaf ears. The chances of politicians admitting they may have been mistaken are little better than San Andreas receiving a foot of snow in July.I […]

Toyon girls basketball team goes back-to-back at AMAs

The Toyon Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team put itself in some pretty select company with a dominant victory in the finals of the 41st annual AMA Girls Basketball Tournament Saturday in Angels Camp.In the final game of the week-long tournament at Mark Twain Elementary’s David N. Cosgrave Gymnasium, Toyon’s Skyler Cooper scored 19 points, Muriel Strange added 11 points and […]

Butte Fire fundraiser at Calaveras County Fairgrounds Sunday

Grace Beyond the Ashes, a faith-based concert and fundraiser for victims of the Butte Fire, will be held at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.The volunteer-run event will feature live music, food booths, a silent auction and vendors. The event is free but attendeees are asked to contribute donations that will be distributed to Butte Fire victims.“This is […]

Sheriff’s Log

Nov. 12 – Nov. 15Thursday, Nov. 1211:04 a.m., West Point – Annoying/lewd phone call; attempted telephone scam from “Make a Million Sweepstakes.” Centennial Mine Road.12:17 p.m., Arnold – Suspicious circumstances; unknown vehicle parked in neighbor’s driveway moving items. Blue Mountain Court.5:32 p.m., Burson – Suspicious or parked vehicle; unoccupied vehicle at trail head after sunset. Wade Lane.8:49 p.m., Arnold – […]

CHS football team hosts Sierra in section semifinals Friday night

Redskins hit a home run!

The playoff vibe is back at Calaveras High School.Friday night in San Andreas, the Calaveras varsity football team marked its return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus with a convincing 28-7 victory over Center High of Antelope in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.“I love it and the guys love it, too,” said Calaveras head […]

“L.C.” (Lawrence Corbet) Kesterson

Jan. 3, 1946 – Nov. 13, 2015L.C. Kesterson was born in Puxico, Mo., on Jan. 3, 1946. His family moved to Calaveras County later that year. L.C. grew up in Paloma, Calif., and attended local schools in Calaveras County. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed most of his term in Germany. L.C. passed away Nov. 13, 2015, at his […]