Stevan Zarko Jeremic

Valley Springs residentStevan Jeremic died on Nov. 25 after a prolonged illness. He was 63.Jeremic was born in Willows on Sept. 24, 1952, and moved to Valley Springs in 1987. He worked as a sheet metal worker at McGill Sheet Metal and Vic Meyers Sheet Metal. His son, also named Stevan Jeremic, said the elder Jeremic loved fishing, hunting, dog […]

CHS girls cruise past Riverbank

High School Sports Roundup

The Calaveras High School varsity girls’ basketball squad improved to 6-0 this season with a 54-13 defeat of Riverbank in the first home game of the season for the Lady Redskins.Calaveras was ahead 19-3 by the end of the first quarter, with junior Emily Jasper leading the charge by hitting five 3-pointers. She finished with a game-high 18 points on […]

Dozens donate to ‘Clifton Strong’

Community rallies around coach battling cancer

Kraig Clifton is not alone in his battle.Calaveras High School varsity boys basketball coach Clifton stepped down from coaching on Dec. 6 after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Since then, nearly 200 people have donated to help him, raising more than $25,000 in a single day according to the “Clifton Strong” gofund.me account.The campaign goal is $100,000. “It’s only […]

Lode truck drivers work in Butte Fire cleanup

Winter is often slow for independent trucker Brandon Thornburg. But not this year.Thornburg will likely be working 10-hour shifts until spring hauling loads of contaminated ash, soil, metal and concrete from the sites of buildings destroyed in the Butte Fire.He’s just one of approximately 210 truck drivers from across a broad region now employed by the cleanup. Thornburg, like others, […]

Felony Booking Log

Dec. 10 – Dec. 13Thursday, Dec. 10Dale Lee Hines, 59, of Angels Camp, was arrested by the McDonald’s in Angels Camp at 4 p.m. and booked on suspicion of impersonating to get money.Friday, Dec. 11Anthony Christopher Blymer, 41, of San Andreas, was arrested by 477 Market St. at 3:35 p.m. and booked on suspicion of second-degree burglary, and misdemeanor counts […]

County teams gain experience at Bret Harte Tournament

Bret Harte takes third, Calaveras fifth at annual hoops tourneyThe Bret Harte and Calaveras high school varsity boys basketball teams each faced a medley of teams over the weekend at the 26th annual Bret Harte Tournament in Angels Camp. The Bullfrogs placed third overall in the tournament, while the Redskins placed fifth.Host Bret Harte kicked off the tournament Thursday with […]

Sheriff’s Log

Dec. 10 – Dec. 13Thursday, Dec. 108:08 a.m., San Andreas – Altercation; both subjects counseled and agreed to be civil. Market Street.1:22 p.m., San Andreas – Subject arrested; man brought a knife belt buckle into the court. Government Center Drive.2:39 p.m., Valley Springs – Suspicious circumstances; telephone solicitors left confusing message. Hartvickson Lane.3:39 p.m., Valley Springs – Disturbance; people on […]

Residents objected to changes made without permit

Planners ask Verizon to quiet cell tower equipment

Calaveras County Planning Commission members have asked Verizon Wireless to try again to come up with a plan to quiet cell tower equipment installed last year in a Copperopolis neighborhood.The commission at its meeting on Thursday voted unanimously to reconsider appeals by a neighbor and a homeowners association when it meets on Jan. 28. Commissioners said they hope before then […]

Douglas K. Sutherland

San Andreas residentDouglas Sutherland died on Dec. 8 following an illness. He was 76.Sutherland was born in Oakland on April 25, 1939. He graduated from Oakland Tech High School in 1957 and then served with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve until 1963. After raising a family in Fort Bragg, he and his wife Jill moved to San Andreas in 2003.Sutherland […]

Dancers thrill at new ‘Nutcracker’

Show runs this week at Bret Harte Theater

Members of the nonprofit Studio 4 Dance Theater pirouette into the Bret Harte Theater Thursday through Saturday to perform an all new version of “The Nutcracker” ballet. The show plays at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday at the theater at 323 S. Main St. (Highway 49), Angels Camp.“‘The Nutcracker’ has become a local […]