Calaveras County Grand Jury report highlights college district bond measure, Animal Services inadequacies

The 2018-2019 Calaveras County Grand Jury has convened, issuing a report that shows continuing problems throughout the county, specifically when it comes to animal control, higher education and a veterans district.Released June 28, the Grand Jury report highlights a bond measure in the San Joaquin Delta Community College District that bills homeowners in the northern half of the county through […]

Daughter’s first catch creates cherished memories

Xperience Fishing

Each morning after waking up and eating breakfast, I will ask my daughter, “What do you want to do today?”In the past, I have received a few different responses, but the most common one was “Outside, park.” Since our wonderful Father’s Day outing in which we purchased her first fishing pole and went to White Pines Lake for a trial […]

Calaveras County hosts state arts council meeting

The California Arts Council held a meeting at the Calaveras Performing Arts Center on the Calaveras High School campus in San Andreas on Tuesday.The council is an agency of the state of California, “dedicated to advancing California through the arts and creativity,” according to its website.The organization provides grant funding for nonprofit organizations and units of government across the state […]

Planning Commission approves General Plan update

Update eliminates community plans for Valley Springs, Arnold, Murphys, Avery/Hathaway Pines

After a month of public hearings, the Calaveras County Planning Commission voted unanimously to adopt the county’s General Plan update on June 27.“The resolution has been adopted on a 5-0 vote, and this is now the project of the Board of Supervisors,” said Michelle Plotnik, Chair and District 3 commissioner, before breaking into a relieved chuckle. “We are well aware […]

I may be a lot of things, but a morning person isn’t one of them

Dossi Thoughts

I didn’t wake up Tuesday morning in the best mood. I think that’s because I had to wake up early. Now, when I say early, I don’t mean before 6 a.m. My alarm sounded at 7:55 a.m., and that was early enough for me.I know that most people don’t see that as getting up early, but for me, it was […]

Mark Twain principal resigns

Mark Twain Elementary School Principal Wendy DeSimone has announced her resignation after two years of serving in the position.“(DeSimone) has taken a position in Modesto, and we are going to miss her dearly,” Mark Twain Union Elementary School District (MTUESD) Superintendent Julia Tidball told the Enterprise on June 24.The Copperopolis and Mark Twain elementary school teacher of 12 years was […]

Bret Harte Male Athletes of the Year: Ryan Kraft and Michael Costa

Bret Harte’s Ryan Kraft and Michael Costa were package deal
3 sports, 2 friends, 1 goal
2018-19 Athletes of the Year

It kind of started as a joke. Ryan Kraft had been bugging his close friend Michael Costa to join the Bret Harte High School football team since their freshman year. Costa continually rejected the proposal. But Kraft was persistent.Heading into their final year at Bret Harte, Kraft again made the suggestion that Costa join him on the football field. And […]

Bear Valley increases summertime fun; seeks to appeal to more adventurers

As the weather heats up, more and more people are heading to the high country to recreate in the region’s forests, rivers and lakes.The Bear Valley Adventure Co. (BVAC) caters to these outdoors enthusiasts, providing a variety of services for locals and out-of-towners alike.The company rents flat-water kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes for use in nearby rivers and reservoirs. It […]

Succeeding at the new job: tips, tricks for budding career

When I was a little girl, my father once told me, “Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”Finding a job that you love as a young adult can be difficult. Some find it at a young age and I think that’s great. For others, the search for that perfect job that fulfills you, […]

Grass fire behind apartments in San Andreas quickly extinguished

An approximately one-acre grass fire was quick to be squelched by fire crews shortly after it erupted behind a set of apartments next to Saint Andrews Catholic Cemetery, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) officials. Fire crews from San Andreas and Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection Districts and the Cal Fire Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit arrived on scene quickly […]