2023-11-16 E-Edition

Veterans Day Parade honors veterans in Copperopolis

The 10th annual Veterans Day parade hosted by James D. Piper Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12118 unfolded at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, in Copperopolis. The celebration commenced with a pancake breakfast at the Armory building prior to the parade and was followed by an afternoon chili feed in the Town Square at Copper Valley. […]

Fire districts’ funding explained

Fire district funding across Calaveras County trickles from many sources and is not centrally accounted for, leading some residents to ponder whether to vote yea or nay on Measure A. As reported earlier in the Enterprise, in late September, supporters across the county’s 10 fire districts garnered enough signatures to return a fire protection initiative to the next ballot come […]

‘Orphans’ at Big Trees may recover from prescribed burn damage

The giant sequoia trees known as “the Orphans” at Calaveras Big Trees State Park are still alive, despite speculation that a prescribed burn last fall may have severely damaged, or even killed, the trees. A healing ceremony was held by concerned community members in June. The news of the trees’ survival was announced by the California Department of Parks and […]

Family of four escapes house fire

A western Calaveras County home and vehicles parked in the driveway were quickly and completely consumed by flames during a recent fire of still undetermined origin, fire officials say. Calaveras Consolidated Fire District Chief Rich Dickenson stated that the nighttime blaze, which ignited Thursday Nov. 8 sometime in the 8 o’clock hour had already fully involved a two-story split level […]

Supervisors approve $5M contract for new district attorney’s office Proposed building projected to cost an additional $1.03M

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors, on Nov. 7, unanimously approved a $5 million agreement with Lionakis, a Sacramento-based architecture, engineering, design and construction firm, for architectural and engineering design services from schematic design through construction for the county’s proposed, new district attorney’s (DA) office. Through a revised budget model plan, Lionakis estimates that it will cost an additional $1.03 […]

Parents raise concerns over student bullying at Mark Twain board meeting

Concerns over student safety and bullying were discussedat the Mark Twain Union Elementary School District’s (MTUESD) board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9. During the public comment period, three parents spoke out about recent bullying incidents that their students had experienced. Keri Brandt, a parent with two sixth-grade boys at Mark Twain Elementary, expressed concern, stating, “It’s super scary to know […]

Happy Thanksgiving Readers!

Seems like pumpkin is the star of this holiday’s dessert foods. Unfortunately, this has caused a very flavorful fruit to be overlooked. I am talking about persimmons. There are two types, Hachiya, that have a pointed end and Fuyu persimmons that have a rounded bottom. This bright orange skinned fruit is available in autumn. My cousin, Linda Malmquist, has a […]

14th annual Copper Chili Cook-off held in Copperopolis

The aroma of fresh chili filled the air on Nov. 11, as 11 competitors vied for several awards at the 14th annual Copper Chili Cook-off presented by the Town Square at Copper Valley in Copperopolis. All proceeds from this all-day event benefited the Copperopolis Volunteer Fire Association. This Veterans Day contest’s five winners were the Copper Hills 4-H Club, recipient […]

She’s a ‘crafty one’!

Julie Douglas, owner of Crafty Chicks and Co. on Main Street in downtown Angels Camp, has been a passionate crafter since she was a child. “I inherited the crafty gene from my mother,” she exclaimed. “She always made my clothes, as well as matching clothing for my Barbie. She also loved making ceramics and jewelry.” Julie was born and raised […]