Calaveras County’s new poet laureate launches ‘community-sourced’ poetry project

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West Point resident Linda Toren is the county’s new poet laureate, replacing the first poet laureate, Conrad Levassuer, who was elected in 2020. Toren’s term will last two years, during which the celebrated poet, author, and teacher will focus on one “cultural project” in addition to attending events and readings, “educating civic and community leaders about poetry” and continuing work towards […]

Athletes of the Year: Madison and Bailie Clark push one another to be great

The Clark sisters shine as four-sport athletes
Sister Sensations
Calaveras 2021-22 Female Athletes of the Year

On June 9, Madison Clark put on a Calaveras High School uniform for the final time. But on that warm summer night, she didn’t don a jersey and helmet. Instead, she wore a cap and gown, as she received her diploma to end her Calaveras career.There were many friends, family members, teammates, teachers and coaches of Madison who were sad […]

Photo Gallery: Madison and Bailie Clark Calaveras Female Athletes of the Year

Tofanelli is named as an All-American baseball player

The American Dream
Calaveras Baseball

The impressive hits just keep on coming for Calaveras High School’s Gus Tofanelli. After an outstanding junior season on the baseball diamond that resulted in a Mother Lode League title, the very first CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV baseball championship in Calaveras history and being named as the 2022 Mother Lode League Most Valuable Player, Tofanelli got another major honor […]

It’s time that I unplug and move on

Dossi Thoughts

At 33 years old, it’s officially time for me to announce my retirement. No, I’m not retiring from the workforce; that won’t happen for another three-and-a-half years. What I am retiring from is something that I started taking seriously as a sophomore in high school and continued until the fall of 2022.I’m officially retiring from being a working musician.I fell […]