Summer Music in the Mother Lode

Free shows keep summer cool

With this change of seasons, the Mother Lode awakens to summer’s heat and concerts that welcome us to visit area parks and more. Community organizations, chambers of commerce and arts councils spend months planning summer concert series. These free shows attract residents and visitors to the area alike, where crowds dance, dine on picnic dinners and even sip area vintages […]

Stories for dancing

When Grover Anderson and Jimbo Scott launch into their new single, “Pick up Your Horn,” they might, as the song says, blow you away.Anderson and Scott, both strong solo artists on their own, were in the process of building separate successful musical careers when they met at an open mic session at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage in 2012.“We liked each […]

Local man faces manslaughter charges from head-on collision

Dorrington resident Brian Montgomery, 48, was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and DUI-related charges at the scene of a fatal head-on collision that occurred on Highway 4 east of Bear Valley Road at approximately 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.According to a California Highway Patrol press release issued Thursday, motorcyclist Geoffrey Ramsay, 65, of Stayton, Ore., was eastbound on Highway 4 driving a 2016 […]

Sharon Anna Miller

Sharon Anna Miller, age 75, of Jackson, Calif., formerly of Mountain Ranch, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Kit Carson Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jackson.Sharon was born in Stockton, Calif., on Nov. 26, 1942, the daughter of the late Dorthea M. (Brown) and Franklin Edgar Perry.Sharon is survived by her daughter, Kelley Garcia (Kenny) Guillemin of Glencoe, Calif.; son, […]

Angels Camp grocer passes

Glen Croshaw was born June 28, 1929, in Lewiston, Utah, at his Aunt Lucille’s house to parents Ethel and Harry Croshaw. Ethel traveled to Utah to give birth surrounded by her family, but within 10 days, she and Glen were back with Harry in Lodi, Calif. Glen was the oldest child. He soon had a younger brother, James.The Croshaw family […]

The bears are about

People and bruins face off

Spring and summer bring a multitude of wildlife into neighborhoods in Calaveras County. This wildlife can, and often does, include the only bear species in California, the California black bear.“Each year at this time we see more black bears as they are coming out of hibernation, awakening from their winter slumber,” explained Peter Tira, California Department of Fish and Wildlife […]

Bret Harte Female Athlete of the Year Runner-up: Kaela Dishion

Athlete of the Year

Kaela Dishion loves to run. And the longer the run, the happier the Bret Harte senior is. For many, distance running is a punishment. But for Dishion, it’s an escape.As a distance runner on the cross country and track and field team, Dishion has had no problem crossing the finish line before other runners. But with her combined 71 first […]

New surgeon joins Mark Twain Medical Center

Mark Twain Medical Center has announced the arrival of an additional surgeon to the San Andreas hospital. Dr. Eldo Frezza is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in breast surgery, wound care, colorectal surgery and advanced technology in hernia surgery. Frezza has practiced medicine in both the United States and Italy. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.“Dr. Frezza […]

Fireworks:  be safe and legal

The Fourth of July holiday is coming up fast, which means celebrations with friends, family and fireworks.Remember those flaming packs of fun are allowed in Calaveras County, with the exception of the Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District along the Highway 4 corridor, but cannot be possessed, transported or discharged in Tuolumne and Mariposa counties. As for Amador County, certified fireworks […]

Bret Harte and Calaveras pools are open

Summer swim time

The summer swim season is officially underway at Bret Harte and Calaveras high schools with a variety of programs available for the public.The Bret Harte Aquatic Center on Murphys Grade Road in Angels Camp is open to the public through Aug. 12, with community open swims held Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. and on weekends from 12 […]