Town Hall set for Oct. 6 in Murphys

MURPHYS – The Calaveras Local Fire Protection Committee for Measure A will host a Town Hall at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Native Sons of the Golden West Hall, 389 Main St., Murphys. The Town Hall offers a chance for voters to learn the details of Measure A, the Calaveras Local Fire Protection Tax …

Town Hall meeting on Measure A set for Aug. 6

For years, Calaveras County’s fire districts have cooperated on Fire Academy training sessions like this one in May, 2022, in Copperopolis. Yet while local agencies continue to train plenty of volunteers, they struggle to hold on to them as big city and state fire agencies lure them away with the offer of paid jobs. Measure …

Cal Co Fire Responds to Firefighter Staffing Squeeze

VALLEY SPRINGS – The leaders of Calaveras County’s largest local fire district this month decided to dip into the district’s financial reserves and hire six seasonal firefighters rather than risk going without enough firefighters during the looming summer fire season. “We didn’t have anybody that wanted to continue to work for $125 a day,” Calaveras …

Calaveras Local Fire Protection Initiative goes to November 2022 Ballot

CALAVERAS COUNTY – Calaveras County Clerk Rebecca Turner in March certified that volunteers collected enough voter signatures to place the Calaveras Local Fire Protection Tax Initiative on the November Ballot. The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on April 12 voted to formally call an election and consolidate it with this year’s general election. The 1 …

Sign-up Saturdays kick off in January

SAN ANDREAS – The Calaveras Local Fire Protection campaign will host a series of drive-thru petition signing events on Saturdays in January. The events are designed to make it convenient for Calaveras County voters to participate in the effort help keep firefighters in the county.             “We hear from voters who want to sign the …

Valley Springs leaders support fire protection initiative

Two Valley Springs leaders on Saturday signed the Calaveras Local Fire Protection Tax Initiative. Both Calaveras Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief Rich Dickinson and Calaveras County District 5 Supervisor Ben Stopper say the measure is needed to fund adequate staffing of local fire agencies. If enough Calaveras County voters sign the petition before the end …

Petition now circulating!

Fire Protection Sales Tax Initiative Begins Circulation in Calaveras County CALAVERAS COUNTY – Volunteers in October began collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would ask Calaveras County voters to approve a 1-cent-per-dollar sales tax increase to fund local fire protection agencies. The Calaveras Local Fire Protection Tax Initiative, if qualified for the ballot and …