Dockett shines on NFL field

Youth Football

Valley Springs youth football player JoJo Dockett got a small taste of the big time. Dockett, who plays for the Calaveras Jr. Reds, was selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Arlington Texas. Dockett, who was the only player selected from Northern California, played the game inside AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.On Monday, Dockett, who […]

Teenaged tourist drowns in Lake Camanche while helping friend

A 17-year-old male drowned over the weekend at Lake Camanche in Burson.Witnesses reported that the young man, who was a tourist in the area, was helping a 12-year-old friend who had entered the water near the Eucalyptus Day Use area Sunday and was having trouble swimming, according to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office. After reaching the boy and handing him […]

Probationer previously released under $0 bail policy arrested, charged with selling narcotics

A 47-year-old woman was arrested Friday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance for sale and violation of probation after a routine probation search of her Vallecito home yielded large amounts of cash and packaged methamphetamine.Calaveras County probation officers and sheriff’s deputies searched the vehicle and residence of suspect Brandy Felts-Patelzick and found drug paraphernalia, heroin, over 23 […]

Fireworks booths open in Calaveras County

With the July 4 weekend coming up, booths are selling fireworks again in Calaveras County at a particularly warm and dry time of year.Residents don’t have the usual options for fireworks shows this year, and, as per usual, local fire chiefs are asking property owners to stay safe this Independence Day.The normally well-attended New Hogan Lake fireworks show was postponed […]

Eight new COVID-19 cases confirmed in single day; Calaveras County health officer urges residents to slow ‘alarming’ spread

Calaveras County has seen its most accelerated week yet of new cases since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 11 cases confirmed and eight of those cases reported within a single day. The countywide count is now 40, with the majority of cases occurring in Valley Springs. The county health department reported the spike on Tuesday, with Health Officer Dean […]