Frog Jump 2018

Have you ever caught two fish on one lure?

Xperience Fishing

They call it fishing and not catching for a good reason. Some days getting a bite can be a downright struggle. It can feel as if you are casting into a lake that is void of fish, or better yet, a dead sea.With visions of fish catches dancing through our minds, we eagerly continue casting, only to haul in a […]

Board holds a marathon session Tuesday

Long meeting mixed routine and extraordinary

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors took nearly 12 hours Tuesday to address a total of 29 agenda items. Most were routine, but two stood out for their importance and the level of public interest they attracted.The first (item 23 on the agenda) was the board’s approval of the current plan for legislation that will be presented to designate a […]

Let’s hope for civility in Mudville

Our vibrant world community, comprised of diverse religions and political persuasions, holds one precious thing in common: a profound love for our progeny. Ever wonder why we smile so broadly when we come across children at play? It’s our recognition of the innate goodness in humanity. The fact is, a vast majority of people no longer care who we pray […]

Felony Booking Log: May 15 to May 21

Tuesday, May 15Stephanie Lee Bridgeman, 27, of Angels Camp, was arrested at 12:29 p.m. at 1829 Appaloosa Way, outside Angels Camp, and booked on suspicion of child endangerment.Shawn Paul Langston, 54, of Angels Camp, was arrested at 12:29 p.m. at 1829 Appaloosa Way, outside Angels Camp and booked on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of […]

Award-winning author speaks at Calaveras High

Award-winning author James Nestor has been to Greece, Reunion Island and Japan while researching those who descend hundreds of feet beneath the ocean on only one breath of air. The intrigue of speaking to a marine biology class for more than two hours brought him to Calaveras High School on May 14.“The kids are studying an environment they do not […]

Rev. Arlen Neckels, deacon

Arlen Glen Neckels passed away peacefully on May 1, 2018, in San Andreas, Calif. Arlen was born on Sept. 7, 1941, in Deerfield, N.D. He moved to French Camp, Calif., in 1949. He enjoyed living in the foothills of Calaveras County since 1987.Arlen was a chemist for 32 years. He was ordained as a deacon on the Feast of St. […]

2018 fair deemed a success

Good weather brings nice crowds

“The 2018 Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee was amazing,” said fair CEO Laurie Giannini early this week after four days of fun at Frogtown.Around 31,000 people attended the 2018 event, about the same as the number of fairgoers who visited Frogtown in 2017, she said.“The biggest day was Saturday,” Giannini said. “This is equal with last year. However, […]

Tate L.W. Hofstetter

Tate L.W. Hofstetter, 28, of Valley Springs, Calif., passed away April 22, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M., surrounded by family and friends. Tate was born , in Modesto, Calif., the son of Nathan Hofstetter and Tracy Walker. He was the youngest of three siblings. In 2014 he left California for Albuquerque to pursue his love of mixed martial arts. In the […]

Bonnie Leach

Bonnie Janetta Buscaglia-Leach passed away peacefully in her home of 54 years in San Andreas, Calif., on May 11, 2018, at the age of 90. She was born March 7, 1928, to her parents, Antonio Buscaglia and Ann Buscaglia.Bonnie lived in Calaveras County for 77 years and worked as a Realtor. She loved golfing, traveling and spending time with her […]