Sheriff’s Office warns citizens of telephone scam

The following news release was issued by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office.The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a telephone scam involving a person representing themselves as a deputy. According to victims, they received a call from person stating they were a deputy or a member of the Sheriff’s Office and needed to talk to them about […]

San Andreas Fire Protection District voters encouraged to fill out survey

A citizen committee poll for San Andreas Fire Protection District residents is now online, and the committee is encouraging voters to fill it out.“A few of us have been discussing our concerns about the future of our fire district,” reads a summary on the first page of the survey. “We’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to […]

Woman arrested in Valley Spring burglary toting meth, a billy club

A 55-year-old Valley Springs woman was arrested in the early evening of Dec. 13 after a report of a burglary in progress on the 800 block of Lime Creek Road in Valley Springs.The suspect, Lisa Brandt, was identified by deputies on the property and found to be in possession of items that were stolen from the residence, according to a […]

Sheriff Office: Stay safe during holidays

Enterprise reportThe Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office recently issued an advisory with helpful tips to keep your home, your gifts and your loved ones safe during the holiday season.While shopping• Pay attention to your surroundings and watch for warning signs while shopping. If you feel you are being followed, find a well-lit and populated area. Call for help and make note […]



Valley Springs neighborhood goes all out with Christmas decorations


Generators whirred and holiday tunes played on repeat one December evening in a very festive corner of Valley Springs.An otherwise dark and rural neighborhood, the homes surrounding the junction of Paloma and Loera Hills roads hosts acres of dazzling lights and automated Christmas novelties, from Santa Claus peeking out of an outhouse to 8-foot-tall blow-up nutcrackers.Pat Sullivan, who lives with […]

Claim Jumpers slam their way into the record books

Columbia improves to a perfect 12-0
Columbia 84, American River 66

With a packed gymnasium on hand, the Columbia Claim Jumpers made school history. The 1992-93 state championship team began the season winning their first 11 games. No Columbia team had accomplished that since.Well, 27 years later, that record has been broken. After defeating American River College 84-66 Thursday night at Oak Pavilion, the 2019-20 Jumpers became the first team in […]

I’m not Santa Claus, or am I?

Xperience Fishing

As Christmas Day approaches, my mind runs wild with anticipation and excitement. I mean, what’s not to love about this wonderful holiday?There’s spending time with loved ones, waking to gifts wrapped under an indoor tree that’s decorated with blown glass orbs, candy canes and a star on top. Then there are twinkling lights meticulously lining the angles of rooftops, lawn […]

Columbia Basketball vs. American River College (12/19/19)

Columbia College beat American River College 84-66 Dec. 19 in Sonora. Photos by Guy Dossi

Lockdown initiated, lifted at Calaveras High following gun threat rumors

Update 12/20/19, 2:22 p.m.: Sgt. Greg Stark with the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that deputies responded to the report at Calaveras High School this morning and removed the student in question from class, who was then taken to the school office. Deputies identified a person of interest, but no weapons were found. It was determined that there was “no […]