Car accident leads to DUI arrest

A Mokelumne Hill man was arrested Saturday evening after crashing his vehicle while allegedly under the influence of alcohol, according to authorities.Taylor Kinsman, 31, of Mokelumne Hill was driving eastbound on Highway 26, east of Sport Hill Road at an unknown speed when, due to an unsafe turn, Kinsman allowed the vehicle to leave the south edge of the roadway. […]

Calaveras takes care of Florin

Calaveras Girls Basketball

The Calaveras High School girls’ basketball team continues to win, picking up a 54-44 home victory over the Florin Panthers Tuesday evening in San Andreas.Calaveras senior Kate Lumley had another terrific night. Lumley led her team with 23 points, three 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, four steals, two assists and two blocked shots. Olivia Long scored eight points, had six boards, two […]

Permanent regulations

Calaveras should adopt permanent regulations that allow for outdoor personal cultivation along with recreational dispensaries and robust commercial regulations. The compliant registered farms should be allowed to continue operations, the pending applications should be processed and illegal activity should be abated. Measure C revenue and state cannabis taxes are key to the financial and environmental health of the local economy […]

Bullfrogs lack bodies in loss to El Dorado

Bret Harte Girls Basketball

The Christmas break can make life difficult for sports teams. Often family vacations take priority over games and teams can be forced to play without its full array of talent. That was the case for the Bret Harte Bullfrogs girls’ basketball team, as it only had eight players available to take on the El Dorado Cougars.Lack of players, combined with […]

Junior Varsity Bullfrog wrestlers perform well in Lodi

Bret Harte Wrestling

The young Bret Harte wrestling program continues to take steps in the right direction. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the team competed in the Lodi Shootout Tournament at Lodi High School.Bret Harte freshman wrestler Kodiak Stephens took his third consecutive gold medal and remains undefeated in junior varsity competition. Junior Steve Poortinga also took gold, in what was his first ever […]

Fatal car accident reported near Arnold

A Dorrington man died on Saturday, Dec. 18, after losing control and driving a truck into a tree in Arnold according to authorities.The California Department of Highway Patrol reported that, Jonathan A. Hughes, 52, was driving eastbound on Boards Crossing Road approaching Snowshoe Thompson Trail at an unknown speed. The driver failed to properly navigate a split in the roadway […]

GATHERED together to laugh

From my vantage point, playing games is an enduring family occupation, one that grows exponentially over the years as kids grow up, as new people enter the family and as new games come to market or are invented by imaginative people.I grew up in a family that played Monopoly, Clue and Risk, as well as Scrabble and numerous card games. […]

Supes open regulatory discussions before adjournment

Could still ban when board reconvenes

Calaveras Supervisors initiated discussions into a regulatory future for Calaveras cannabis Tuesday, but not before an attempt by a couple on the board for a ban.After a speech during deliberations as to why District 4 Supervisor Dennis Mills preferred to prohibit cannabis, the representative attempted to approve the ban, with the support of District 5 Supervisors Clyde Clapp, before allowing […]

Calaveras boys’ soccer falls to Chavez, but defeats Placer

Calaveras Boys' Soccer

The Calaveras High School boys’ soccer team split a pair of games on Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16. On Dec. 15, Calaveras suffered a 6-2 road loss to Chavez. Calaveras got goals from Andrew Wydner and Jamie Espiritu, with assists from Andrew Celli and Wydner.“It was a big challenge against a big school from Stockton,” said Calaveras head […]

We cannot afford commercial marijuana

If told there are ten million reasons our county can’t count on commercial cultivation, we know that we are being incorrectly informed because the cost to our county is dramatically higher. Fires directly related to commercial marijuana have cost us approx. $5.5 million dollars. Environmental mitigation and remediation costs are often minimum $1M and more likely $3M per site. Stream […]