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What Do Residents Have to Gain?
Please consider the following advantages of being included in the updated community plan boundaries no matter where you live.  Inclusion in the Valley Springs Community Plan will... Click here for flyer – The Valley Springs News, December 11, 2009

Most residents won't need insurance; more studies loom
Most folks who last week got their first look at new flood zone maps proposed for Calaveras County came away relieved. – Click here to read the entire article – Stockton Record, December 7, 2009

Valley Springs Community Plan Update Flyer
Please take the time to read this information concerning the community plan. These are verifiable facts and will promote effective participation in the process. –Click here for flyer – The Valley Springs News, December 4, 2009

Dark Skies discussion dims for now
Calaveras County's Planning Commission wasn't quite convinced Thursday that the county needs a law to protect views of the stars but is willing to reconsider after it hears more information. – Click here to read the entire article – Calaveras Enterprise, December 4, 2009

FEMA maps raise flood of concerns
About 60 people gathered in the Calaveras High School library Wednesday night to voice their concerns and get their questions answered about new county flood maps. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently released updated flood maps for Calaveras County... – Click here to read the entire article -- The Union Democrat, December 03, 2009

News Flash—new FEMA flood hazard maps available
New maps are posted on the County Planning Department webpage (look under Announcements-'Changes to FEMA floodmaps for Calaveras County'): Maps of new FEMA Floodzones in Calaveras County 

Supervisors plan town hall meeting to discuss traffic, flooding issues
Two hot West Calaveras issues – flooding and traffic congested at the Highway 12/26 intersection – will be the topics of discussion when District 1 Supervisor Gary Tofanelli and District 5 Supervisor Russ Thomas hold a town hall meeting sometime in December. Click here to read the entire article -- The Valley Springs News, November 20, 2009

FEMA flood plain maps on the way
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is about to deliver on a $1 million promise it made to Calaveras County 15 months ago. A FEMA representative visited the county in August 2008 with the news that if the Board of Supervisors approved including 700 new miles of flood plain awareness areas in its maps... Click here to read entire article – Calaveras Enterprise, Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Valley Spring intersection gets upgrade
The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors awarded a $422,784 contract Tuesday to design a better intersection, possibly involving a traffic light, where Highway 26 meets Highway 12 in downtown Valley Springs. Click here to read the entire article -- The Record,November 15, 2009

Calaveras has water and septic issues
Water agency seeks solutions for drying wells and septic treatment costs. Click here to read the entire article -- The Record, October 25, 2009

State hopes to use storm water to counter drought
New bill allows stormwater use for water supply
Stormwater is an untapped water resource in many metropolitan areas. Click here to read the entire article -- LA Times, Oct. 25, 2009

Calaveras Economic Summit generates good ideas
Second annual summit supports commercial rafting on the Mokelumne, among many other things. Click here to read the entire article -- Calaveras Enterprise, October 20, 2009

EBMUD approves Pardee expansion plan
The largest water utility in the East Bay voted 4-2 Oct. 13 to approve the environmental impact report for a long-term water plan that will increase water supply, including a much-contested proposal to expand Pardee Reservoir into the Middle Bar Reach of the Mokelumne River. Click here to read the entire article

Valley Springs residents weigh water options
Rancho Calaveras residents consider bringing in surface water to replace failing wells. Click here to read the entire article -- The Record, October 4, 2009

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