Sunday, March 31, 2013

Honor the Fallen 3-14-13 to 3-22-13

Army Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom

Died March 21, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

31, of Hayward, Calif., assigned to 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died March 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds caused by small-arms fire March 18 in Paktika province, Afghanistan. 

Army Sgt. Tristan M. Wade

Died March 22, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

23, of Indianapolis, Ind., assigned to 573rd Clearance Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.; died March 22 in Qarah Bagh district, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Community Easter Egg Hunt TODAY!!! 3-30-13

Easter Sunrise Service

On March 31, 2013 Copper Canyon Baptist Church will be holding an Easter sunrise service in Town Square with a potluck Easter breakfast to follow.

Copperopolis Elementary Easter service will be held at 10 am.

For more information call Pastor Sean at 785-9295

Friday, March 29, 2013

To Dine or Not To Dine

This weeks restaurant - Talulah's in downtown Sonora.

I have to say that I have walked by this cute little gem nestled among shops on Washington Street a few times and though the cuisine looked amazing in the menu...the doors were closed.

So lucky me, on a day out with the girls, Talulah's was open! The small cafe style entrance gives way to a much larger dining area that begets friendship and a wonderful dining experience. Tables were simply decorated and the ambiance was wonderful, tin ceiling, Fleur de lis crown molding and hard wood flooring harking back to a day of rustic elegance. In addition, the art that graces the walls are from local artists.

Greeted by Mark, a waiter with more energy and panache than I have witnessed in the foothills, we are quickly seated and sipping iced lemon waters...bubbly on the way.

The menu was both eclectic and mouthwatering. Each entree was so different from the next that everyone's palate was sure to be pleased.

Prime Rib TONIGHT at the Old Corner 3-29-13

J bar H Longhorns - grass fed beef right here in Copper

To learn more about how you can visit these magnificent animals or learn more about J Bar H Longhorn Ranch grassfed beef visit

Recipes by Nate - White Chocolate Blondie Brownies

White Chocolate Blondie Brownies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Propane membership raises funds for Friends of the Library

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cruisers Ice Cream Parlor Honors High School Honor Roll Students

Cruisers Ice Cream Parlor Honors High School Honor Roll Students
Free Ice Cream for Honor Roll Students
Copperopolis, CA, March 23, 2013– Cruisers Ice Cream Parlor Honors Honor Roll Achievement with Free Ice Cream.
Donna Hutchings, Owner of Cruisers Ice Cream Parlor says, “Being on the High School Honor Roll is a very important achievement and we are very proud of the students who have worked hard to attain this status.”
As a way to recognize Honor Roll students, Cruisers Ice Cream Parlor is serving up a free ice cream cone to each of the Honor Roll achievers.  A full list of the Honor Roll students can be found in the Calaveras Enterprise, March 19, 2013 edition.  If you are on this list, we invite you to come to Cruisers Ice Cream Parlor in the Copperopolis Town Square to celebrate your achievement.
Nancy B says, “Great Ice Cream, Great people, unparalleled community support, just a fun place to hang out!”
Cruisers Ice Cream Parlor is where memories are made.

Copperopolis Pride Day - clean up Copper

Possible showers throughout the weekend

  • 3-28-13
  • Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
  • Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming north northeast in the evening.
  • Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
  • Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
  • Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.
  • Saturday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
  • Sunday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

CHP Press Release re:California Announces Statewide Crackdown on Texting and Handheld Cell Use

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – “It’s Not Worth It!”
Sacramento, CA
– In an effort to eliminate dangerous behind-the-wheel cell phone use and texting, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), and more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the state today announced high visibility enforcement operations during April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The overall goal of the increased enforcement is to convince drivers of the dangers of distracted driving and reduce the number of people impacted by this risky behavior. The “It’s Not Worth It!”theme emphasizes that a phone call or text isn’t worth a hefty fine or a collision. 
To read PDF press release CLICK HERE

Sonora PD Press release re:Vets to Cops Grant Officer Selected

______________________________________________________________ The City of Sonora advertised and tested for the classification of Police Officer to fill the Vets to Cops grant, which it received through the Federal Department of Justice. Ibrahim Khalil successfully completed all related testing, as well as an extensive background investigation, before being appointed to the position of Police Officer with the City.

Calaveras Community Foundation Receives Save Mart CARES Donation

For the second year in a row, Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has received a generous $5000 donation from Save Mart Supermarket’s charitable organization, Save Mart CARES. These funds benefit the Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund. At this level of donation, Save Mart moves into the ranks of a corporate partner and CCF is most grateful for Save Mart’s continued support. 

Quote of the day...

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
Marcus Aurelius

Meet State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow

Meet State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow

Newly elected State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow is coming to Calaveras County on Friday, April 12th and wants to meet you and hear your concerns.  Join us at the Red Barn Museum in San Andreas at the back entrance to the Government Center on Mountain Ranch Road starting at 3:00 pm.
This will be an informal meet and greet reception with local wines and lemonade and cookies.  You can learn about Frank, his beliefs and concerns and share yours with him.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.  

Copperopolis Elementary Kindergarten Registration

Parents of children who will be 5 years old

on or before October 1, 2013, can call to schedule an appointment for Kindergarten Registration.

Copperopolis Elementary is holding registration on Monday, April 29, 2013.  Registration forms are available in the school office. To schedule your appointment, please call 209-785-2236.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Youngs Payless IGA weekly ad for 3-27-13 to 4-2-13

To view full weekly ad for 3-27-13 to 4-2-13  CLICK HERE

Emergency Repsonse Team training in Copper

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Linda Stefanick - The Incredible Oz Behind Town Square Events

We have all enjoyed the multitude of events that are hosted or sponsored by the Copperopolis Town Square: Chili cook-offs, Dog day afternoons, Christmas wonderlands, Fall celebrations, Calaveras Arts Council music in the park, Classic Car Shows, September Music series, Parks and Rec movies under the stars or phenomenal Halloween experiences, but do we all know who coordinates these amazing events?

The incredible Oz behind the curtain at Town Square is none other than Linda Stefanick.

Linda has been with Castle & Cooke since 1999 filling many different shoes, from real estate sales and marketing to managing the Town Square website and organizing the ever growing list of events. Though her official title is Vice President, Sales and Marketing, she says with a smile, “if the trash needs emptying I will do that too.” Her chosen profession may be real estate sales but she may have missed her calling as a major event coordinator.

Spring Fest at Town Square 3-24-13

For more pictures CLICK HERE

Geocaching at New Melones Lake

Holiday Geocaching, New Melones Lake -March 30, 2013 - 10am.
Ranger Greg has set up a Geocaching course along the Buck Brush trail. Learn tips of the trade as you come out to join the Geocaching craze. Fabulous prizes will be awarded. Participants must bring their own equipment. Easy 2-mile hike. Call for more information 209- 536-9543.

Easter Sunrise Service

On March 31, 2013 Copper Canyon Baptist Church will be holding an Easter sunrise service in Town Square with a potluck Easter breakfast to follow.

Copperopolis Elementary Easter service will be held at 10 am.

For more information call Pastor Sean at 785-9295

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Full Moon 3-27-13

Full moon March 27, 2013 2:30 am.

Our 'Walking Man of Murphys' Ric Ryan - front page of the LA Times

A few weeks ago an LA Times reporter came to the foothills to interview Ric Ryan, aka the Walking Man of Murphys, and talk with him about his efforts to raise funds for wounded the following link for their story:,0,5823548.htmlstory

Poll Results

Poll question date ending 3-25-13:

Would you support the new proposed Senate Bill 635 extending 'last call' to 4 am in clubs and bars in California?

23 votes cast

3  Yes

20 No

0  Need more information 

Frog Jump Youth Parade - brought to you by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County

Once again, Soroptimist International of Calaveras County invites the entire community to attend and participate in the Frog Jump Youth Parade.  This year’s kickoff to the Jumping Frog Jubilee will be Thursday, May 16, at 10:00 a.m. in Historic Angels Camp.

Individuals, families, and groups may participate in the parade.  Entry forms are available at the following locations:  Angels Sheet Metal, the Fairgrounds, and the Visitors Center in Angels Camp; Teddi Paul State Farm Insurance in Murphys; Barry Ward Realty in Arnold; Calaveras Telephone in Copperopolis; the Chamber of Commerce Office and Dave Bean Engineering in San Andreas; Maynard Management in West Point; and all County Library locations.

New Melones Fishing Report from Glory Hole Sports

Water Conditions:  
New Melones Lake is currently holding 1,573,753 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped close to one foot this week, and is currently at 1010 ft. above sea level and 77 ft. from full.  Water temperature is warming daily with the average being 54-56 degrees and some parts of the lake 58-60 degrees in the afternoon. The lake is clear, to slightly stained with some debris floating on the surface.

Letter to House Chamber from Congressman McClintock

The Difference

The Difference
Van Hollen Amendment to Budget Act
House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
March 20, 2013
Mr. Chairman:
Democrats and Republicans both want to get rid of a wide range of tax loopholes.  But Democrats want to spend that money and Republicans want to lower the overall tax burden.
The difference is important.  
The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world – which is a principal reason why we are losing American jobs to nations with much lower taxes. 

Letter to Supervisors re: short term rentals - from Lisa Boltzen

Dear Supervisor's,

I am writing this statement in hopes that it persuades your decision when voting on the proposed ordinance to regulate short-term rentals.

I have served on the Board of Copper Cove @ Lake Tulloch Owner's Association for almost 6 years, I have served in the capacity of the Board President and currently as Board Secretary.

I have been a homeowner in the Lake Tulloch community for 11 years and I have experienced the same challenges of many of my neighbors, some of them financial & some nuisance neighbors. Most of all, I have experienced & enjoyed the vacation style opportunities that living in the Lake Tulloch community offers to everyone "locals & visitors" alike

Copper Elementary looking for a track/field coach

Copperopolis Elementary School is looking for a track/field coach for our 2013 track season. The season is in April/May.  Practices are usually held after school from 2:30-4pm Monday thru Thursday.  There are usually about 4-5 meets and a couple are all day events.  Coaches would need to be fingerprinted, back ground checked, and have a recent (within 4 years) TB test.  There is a stipend available for this position.  If interested please contact Troy Welch at 209-559-4440.

Come meet the Easter Monkey at Barrel of Monkeez

Reservation required.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Another great mruder mystery with a sold out crowd

Once again Micki and Larrys Sports Pub put on a fabulous murder mystery dinner show. The show was sold out weeks before the event and the crowd was dressed and ready to go.
The theme this time was pirate with many wenches and scallwags in attendence.
The goal was to figure out whodunit...the twists though were plentiful and hilarious.
Was it Captain Redbeard (Ralph Copeland) who was angered about mutiny rumors that killed his first mate Merciless Morgan (Gary Taylor)? Or was it the galley wench Gurglin' Uma Scar (Stacey Nolan) who didn't want to share any of the hidden treasure, the Merchant Sailor (Ken Osteen) who was desperately hiding his past as a pirate or the Governor of Port Royal (John Maness) who declared he would rid the port city of all pirates? Everyone had reason to want Merciless gone...yet there was only one killer.

The cast consisted of volunteer actors from all over Copperopolis wanting to join in an evening of fun and frivolity along with a little pillaging and plundering. Thanks to:
Kathi and Ralph Copeland
Judy and Gary Taylor
Charity and John Maness
Stacey Nolan
Tori Malforte
Annie and Ken Osteen
Tom Carson
Iris Larson
Al Demott

Prime Rib at the Old Corner

Free Fishing Seminar at Glory Hole Sports

Save the date of Saturday, April 6th, 2013 so you can attend our annual free fishing seminar.  From 8 am to 3 pm, fishing guides and  who are knowledgeable about all forms of freshwater fishing in our area will be on hand to teach you  their secrets.  Guides will have their boats and gear on hand so you can see how they rig up.  Format will be casual- you can walk around and talk to the guides that interest you, and ask any questions you may have.  

In addition, we are working on putting together some fun fishing-related games for kids and adults,  and we will award prizes.

Here are some of the details we have so far.  Stay tuned for updates!  Click on link below:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Kindness Hero Essays to be Read

Copperopolis Elementary kindness hero essay contest winners will be reading their kindness hero essays on March 26, 2013 at 9:50 am at Copperopolis Elemenentary. If you would like to attend please check in at the front office for a visitors pass prior to walking about the school grounds.
For more information please call 785-2236.

Copper Scientists Bring Home the Gold - One Headed to State Science Fair

On March 23, 2013 three Copperopolis Elementary students participated in the County Science Fair and placed!

For fifth grade:
1st place Cooper Morlan with 'Wake Up and Smell the Acid' which brand of coffee is the most acidic.
3rd place McKenzie Blair with 'Grow so Mow' affects of light in front of the home and in the back of the home on plant growth.

And for sixth grade - who will go on to compete at the State level:
2nd place Duncan Welch with 'Air Filter'

 Left to right: Duncan Welch, McKenzie Blair, Cooper Morlan

Way to go Copper Cougars!!! You make Copperopolis PROUD!!!!

Griff's now hiring

Griffs now hiring a line cook and dish washer. Please apply in person with a resume at 304 Town Square Road during business hours.

Griff's to be serving Prime Rib!

This Friday & Saturday, 3-29-13 and 3-30-13, Griff's BBQ will be serving  Prime Rib Dinners!
From here on out Griff's will be having Prime Rib Dinners available the 2nd weekend of every month!

Tuolumne County's Most wanted for 3-25-13

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department is asking for assistance in locating Walsh, Christopher John. He is a 41 year old white male, with shaved head and blue eyes. He is 5’ 05” and weighs approx. 150 pounds. He is wanted on Felony charges of Spousal Abuse, and misdemeanor charges of Obstructing/Resisting a peace officer and violation of a court order.
Please note that Christopher John Walsh is being sought to face these charges in court. He has not been convicted of these offenses.

If you see Christopher John Walsh, DO NOT approach or contact him. Please call the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department immediately at (209) 533-5815.

Mark Twain School Board 3-28-13 Special meeting agenda

A Thank you from Copper School to the Saddle Creek Garden Club

Thanks to the Saddle Creek Garden club and some community and school volunteers the front slope beautification of Copper School is complete.
To read previous article on this project CLICK HERE.

Angels Camp PD logs 3-15-13 to 3-21-13

To view Angels Camp PD logs from 3-15-13 to 3-21-13 CLICK HERE

CHP Amber Alert

Update: 1:22 pm
Amber Alert de-activated.



To report possible sightings, call 911