Calaveras’ Porath, Ferrante, Paulson, Bauerson are 1st team members

If the 2023 football season is any indication, the Calaveras High School football program is headed in the right direction. After starting the season 0-4, Calaveras won four of its final six games to earn a spot in the playoffs. The Red Hawks have not been postseason participants since 2019. And in the playoffs, Calaveras nearly upset No. 5 Union […]

2023-11-29 E-Edition

Gold Country Christmas brings parade of lights, shoppers to downtown Angels Camp

The City of Angels Camp was alight with the spirit of the holiday during the 31st annual Gold Country Christmas lighted parade and Downtown Open House, hosted by the Angels Camp Business Association (ACBA) on Saturday, Nov. 25. The parade began at 5 p.m. with a caravan of well-lit and decorated trucks, trailers, cars, emergency vehicles and horses traveling down […]

Election ’24: Tofanelli seeks reelection to Board of Supervisors

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Chair Gary Tofanelli will run for reelection in March. He is seeking to serve an additional four-year term as the representative of District 1, which covers the towns of San Andreas, Valley Springs and Wallace. Tofanelli has continuously held that district’s seat since 2017 and he also served in the same role from 2009 to […]

From small business to small-town success story

Hinterhaus Distilling lands more awards for their handcrafted spirits

When Nate and Bonnie Randall set out to build a craft distillery in Arnold, they didn’t know what the future held, but dozens of medals, awards, and distinctions from the global industry paint a clear picture—as clear as their small-batch in-house distilled spirits— of a passion-project turned success story. Hinterhaus Distilling recently added two more distinctions tro the growing list: […]

PG&E hits customers with rate hike

Utility bill payers will have another rate increase to wrestle with when the new Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) rates kick in come January. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently approved significant electric and gas rate hikes the utility requested to pay for wildfire protective measures, including its plan to bury thousands of powerlines in areas with higher wildfire […]

Search continues for missing hiker, no foul play suspected

A 66-year-old woman who reportedly went for a hike along the Arnold Rim Trail over a week and a half ago remains missing as search resources scale back entering the long holiday weekend. According to Calaveras County sheriff’s officials, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the search to locate Ann Marie Herford, a traveling nurse practitioner who had been staying in Sonora, […]

Downtown San Andreas to be decked with new holiday decor

Just ahead of the winter holidays, the San Andreas Merchants Association is debuting newly purchased decorations for the downtown area. According to association officials, the group raised $5,000 during a fund drive held especially for the purpose. The new decorations that were purchased include a lighted garland skyline that have been festooned over historic Main Street along with 10 new […]

Susan Elliott-Lawson

Oct. 23, 1962-Sept. 28, 2023

Susan was a ray of light in many people’s eyes, most known around Coeur d’Alene, ID as the owner of Babies and Beyond children’s store for over 20 years. She gave to many what she could and brought laughter to everyone she met. Susan Elliott-Lawon (60), of Coeur d’Alene, ID, passed away in Angels Camp, CA on September 28, 1962. […]


Meet PIPER (A056224), a gorgeous “ticked torbie” female, who is about 4 years old. Piper is super sweet and extraordinarily affectionate. I know, I know, we say that about every cat, but Piper is special. She has a lovely purr and revs up her purr motor as soon as she sees someone she hopes will give her some attention. Piper […]