Bullfrogs unable to capture victory in opener

'We are going to ride this horse as long as we can'
A tough start
Bret Harte Football: Orestimba 48, Bullfrogs 7

NEWMAN – There are not many statements for a head coach to make after a lopsided week-one loss to a more advanced football program. When facing his 16 bruised, battered and tired players on the field in the aftermath of a 48-7 loss Friday night to the Orestimba Warriors, Bret Harte High School head coach Casey Kester opted for a […]

Come for the wine, stay for a good time at Renegade

Wine Words
Renegade Winery, Mokelumne Hill

Since moving to their Mokelumne Hill location in 2015, Sue and Mark Rueger have helped put the secluded little town on the map as one of the best places to sample the wine and hospitality of the Mother Lode. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, Renegade Winery is known for its all-inclusive atmosphere of food, live music, long, leisurely hours […]

County has mined more than gold

While Calaveras County is best known for its gold deposits, many other minerals have been mined in the county throughout its history.In fact, at least 26 different minerals have been mined commercially in the county since the Gold Rush.Although gold, copper and limestone mining have been by far the largest industries, zinc, chromite, lead, asbestos, talc, clay, sand, stone and […]

Trump era fiscally mismanaging government

Editor,One of the most disturbing aspects of the Trump era is its fiscal mismanagement of government. It is well-documented that past Republican governments have cut taxes and increased military spending to balloon deficits, but this current version is without peer.After enacting the biggest Republican tax cut ever (their own words) with borrowed money (in part from China, in part from […]

Fulbright scholars from 47 countries arrive in America

The future of our world shines ever so bright, and the good energy is ever so palpable, as we welcome 75 Fulbright scholars from 47 countries to America. These are the best and the brightest and they will do great things.​Lake Tahoe is a gateway for these young superstars, thanks to the Northern Nevada International Center and the University of […]

Survival requires planning, don’t run off the track

I have entered a new phase of life, one that I thought I was prepared for – NOPE. High school sports are insane! Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the coaches and players, and maybe if I didn’t have an I’m-into-everything kid, I might not be so stressed out. I thought it was fall, winter, spring sports – three seasons, […]

Bret Harte Football at Orestimba (8/23/19)

Bret Harte lost to Orestimba 48-7 Aug. 23 in Newman. Photos by Guy Dossi and Photo by Damien Stephens