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‘Vague threats’ from person wanting COVID-19 vaccine lead to false shooting scare at Calaveras County Public Health building

Reports of an active shooter at the Calaveras County Public Health building in San Andreas on Friday were determined to be unfounded, but not before the building was evacuated.Calaveras County law enforcement officials responded to the building in the 700 block of Mountain Ranch Road, near Mark Twain Medical Center, within minutes after a third party source reported an active […]

Public health receives partnership award from state association

Calaveras County Public Health has received an award from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) for the work it did in partnering with the Calaveras County Office of Education (CCOE).Each year ACSA presents the Partners in Excellence Award to “outstanding community partnerships,” which recognizes individual leadership and contributions on the part of school administrators, educators and community leaders, according […]

Fagundes gets life in prison for murder of half-sister

A Washington state man found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2019 stabbing and car fire death of his half-sister has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.Convicted murderer David Fagundes, 42, was rebuked by Calaveras County Superior Court Judge Timothy Healy for interrupting during the sentencing hearing on Friday. The judge then […]

Distance doesn’t keep one-time teammates from mutual love of sport

Former Calaveras softball players reunite in college clash
Softball Sisters
College Softball

Maddi Wyllie and Haley Chaboya have been working on the same dream since before they were teenagers. That dream always centered around softball.For most of their softball careers, Wyllie and Chaboya have been teammates. Whether it was in the youth leagues, on a travel team, or in high school, the duo of Wyllie and Chaboya were always close to one […]

Winter weather advisory issued for Sierra Nevada

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the west slope of the Sierra Nevada about 4,500 feet in elevation from 6 p.m. on Friday until 10 a.m. on Saturday.“Light Mountain snow showers today will increase in coverage and intensity tonight, as a colder system drops south over Northern California,” the advisory reads. “Accumulating snow is […]

Supervisors to consider county-wide zoning map update

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors will consider amending the county’s zoning map at an upcoming meeting.“On March 9, the board of supervisors will consider amending the zoning map to bring zoning into conformance with the General Plan and to rezone all Unclassified and Highway Service zoned parcels,” a press release from the planning department reads. “Approximately 6,900 parcels will […]

Youth outdoor sports to start at end of month; Calaveras, Bret Harte will not allow cohorting

Mother Lode League officials to meet Monday to discuss future plans
Play Ball!

California took a major step forward in regards to outdoor sports returning to competition. On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsome announced that youth outdoor sports can return to action in counties with fewer than 14 cases per 100,000 residents.The new starting date for outdoor sports, which includes football, baseball, softball, soccer and water polo, is Feb. 26. Currently in the Mother […]