Valley Springs residents deserve replacement community plan

Editor,The Valley Springs Community Plan has been ready for adoption since 2017. It is a blending and editing of the texts of the two competing 2010 draft plans, to conform to the General Plan Update (GPU) community plan format.The County Planning Department and Supervisor Tofanelli were part of the blending process. The controversy over the land use map was solved […]

Documentary highlights datamining to influence public’s decisions

There is a tsunami of data that is about to crash over our democracy, our personal lives, and presage the possibility of more hatred, divisiveness and fear overwhelming our country and the world.Actually, the tide has already receded, making the appearance of the next wave imminent. Many people felt that the 2016 election was somehow “fishy” and that the reality […]

McClintock fails to address tax cut to billionaires

Editor,In his recent speech to the Calaveras Taxpayer’s Association, Rep. McClintock expressed his deep concerns about the growing federal deficit. He was remarkably silent however about his support for a tax cut to billionaires which added $1.4 trillion to that very deficit.Please, Mr. McClintock-which way is it? You are insulting your voters’ intelligence.

If fish aren’t biting at one lake, try another

Xperience Fishing

As much as I love fishing and guiding on New Melones Reservoir, it is nice to switch things up and go for a change of scenery. With there being so many surrounding Mother Lode lakes that I offer my fishing guide service, there is always an option and location to go where the fish are biting. Luckily, this past weekend […]

Thomas Charles Osborn

Thomas Charles Osborn, age 78, a lifelong resident of Altaville and Angels Camp, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at his residence in Angels Camp.Tom spent most of his life as a rancher on the Osborn Ranch located a few miles west of Angels Camp on an area once known as Shaw’s Flat. He also worked for PG&E, retiring after 34 years with […]

Unique Murphys bed and breakfast on the market

A rather unique property, situated on a large hill four miles outside of Murphys on Sheep Ranch Road, overlooks the manzanita-, pine- and oak-studded foothills of the Central Sierra. And it’s up for sale.Since 2004, owners Mike and Mary Jo Macfarlane have run a high-end bed and breakfast out of the hilltop complex known as Querencia.The couple designed, built and […]

Planning Commission reviews cannabis ordinance

The Calaveras County Planning Commission started reviewing a proposed ordinance for commercial cannabis cultivation in a well-attended meeting on Aug. 22.Disagreement among commissioners arose over how to mitigate odors from cultivation through establishing setback requirements and establishing which zones to permit outdoor growing in.District 4 Commissioner Kelly Wooster and District 1 Commissioner Trent Fiorino said that outdoor grows should be […]

Football Week 1: Bret Harte at Orestimba

Bret Harte Football

Bret Harte (0-0) vs. Orestimba (0-0)Time: 7:30 p.m.Date: Friday, Aug. 23Place: Orestimba High School, NewmanLast meeting: Orestimba defeated Bret Harte 50-27 in 2018 in Angels Camp.Series record since 2004: Orestimba leads the series 4-0.Bret Harte head coach Casey Kester’s thoughts on Orestimba: “Orestimba is going to be challenging. They are always a good team. They are well-coached and they are […]