Taking advantage of springtime produce

I hear the whirling engine of my neighbor’s lawn mower as he guides it back and forth, making neat smooth paths of fresh-cut grass. As I open my eyes, I see the massive oak tree in the yard next door with green shoots sprouting from the bare limbs. The color of orange spreads itself on the hill behind my house, […]

The Hubertys have a long history of hard work and public service in Calaveras dating back to the 1850s

EditorI am writing in support of Martin Huberty, a candidate for District 3 Supervisor. The Hubertys have a long history of hard work and public service in Calaveras dating back to the 1850s, and I am very pleased that Martin has chosen to continue this family tradition of service. He has demonstrated his capability and caliber through his leadership of […]

June Geraldine Romero

June Geraldine Romero, 80, of Angels Camp, was born on May 21, 1942, in Richmond, Calif. She passed away on May 24, 2022. She is survived by her spouse, Danny Romero, of Angels Camp; child Chris Romero, of Livermore, Calif.; and sibling Pat Davies, of Murphys. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on June 11, 2022, at […]

This letter responds to two letters

EditorI live in Supervisory District 4. This letter expresses my personal views, not as a member of the planning commission and not on behalf of the commission or any of its members.This letter responds to two letters. The first was from Janice Bassett and Candy Strubbe, published on May 19. That letter states that Mrs. Muetterties voted to approve an […]

Felony Booking Log: May 23 to May 29

Booking LogMonday, May 23David Lee Copeland, 38, was arrested at 6:37 p.m. at the 900 block of Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon that was not a firearm, and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant or dating relationship.Wednesday, May 25Rebekah Sue Steele, 59, was arrested at 2 a.m. at […]

Martin isn’t beholden to the short-term interests of one industry

EditorI have two future visions of Calaveras’ District 3 from Angels Camp to Dorrington.The first sees a turnoff every quarter mile leading to cheaply built, ticky-tacky, 1/16th acre lot-sized, cookie-cutter housing developments, constructed by corporate companies like Kaufman and Broad. Construction will be by workers living for five-day stretches in onsite trailers, then going home on weekends to Sacramento or […]

Sheriff’s Log: May 23 to May 29

Sheriff’s LogMonday, May 23Vandalism9:06 a.m., Murphys – Vandalism; no report taken. Creekside Court.Disturbance10:22 a.m., Burson – Disturbance; report taken. Messing Road.Burglary10:28 p.m., Wallace – Burglary, not in progress; report taken. Camanche Parkway South.Tuesday, May 24Burglary4:27 a.m., Burson – Burglary, not in progress; report taken. Camanche Parkway South.Cruelty to animals11:56 a.m., Burson – Cruelty to animals; no report taken. Burson Road […]

I wholeheartedly endorse Lisa Muetterties

EditorIt’s telling when a campaign, in this case District 3 Board of Supervisors, devolves into mudslinging and untruths. The last name of a candidate does not make them the right choice. The long-term actions, community involvement, involvement with the county as a whole, not just their district makes a great candidate Experience and integrity is what makes an excellent candidate. […]

Being mentally ill doesn’t make you a mass murderer


Prior to watching Texas governor Greg Abbott’s press conference on May 25 regarding the heartbreaking mass murder of 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas, I thought I was cynical and disillusioned. Yet, as Abbott sat there and so blatantly tried to generate political capital from the deaths of children, I felt my cynicism deepen and my disillusionment grow.Gov. […]

Thanks to Nicki Stevens, Staci Johnston (my daughter-in-law), Doug Archer, Dr. Smart and Dr. Griffin. I am truly blessed!

To Mark Twain Medical Center:Thank you so much for the best birthday celebration ever! I was surprised and so pleased. What an honor!Mark Twain hospital was my home away from home. I remember so many good years and friends. The nursing staff was the best in all their departments. To me, they were like my own! In my day, the […]