Saturday, May 18, 2019

If you plan to attend the County Fair today or tomorrow

   Rain is expected to fall this afternoon and tomorrow during the final two days of the Calaveras County Fair.

   Good for frogs, but maybe not so much people.

Fountains at Arnold True Value

in Meadowmont Shopping Center

24 Horseracing deaths since Christmas

   Unbelievable as it may seem, now 24 horses have been killed on racetracks since Christmas Day 2018.

  As you can see yet another horse

Collision on Hwy 4

   May 18, 2019 at 8 AM:  A traffic collision at the Hwy 4 and Parrots Ferry intersection was reported around 7 AM.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance have responded.  Clearing is still taking place.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Miss Calaveras 2019

   In spite of the rain, Miss Calaveras 2019 was crowned at the Calaveras County Fair on May 17, 2019.

    The winner was Katherine Sharp

Rollover on Hwy 88

   May 17, 2019 at 11:45 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly rolled over on Hwy 88 at the Silver Lake turnoff.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Overturned vehicle on Hwy 26

   May 17, 2019 at 10:45 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly overturned on Hwy 26 near Ponderosa Way in the Glencoe area.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.  Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Cougar Rock Sunset Hike cancelled for weather

   Because of impending weather, the Cougar Rock Trail Sunset Hike on May 18, 2019 has been cancelled.

   They will let us know when the next hike will be scheduled.

Car Fire on Hwy 4

   May 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM:  A car fire has been reported on Hwy 4 near Horseshoe Road in Hathaway Pines.

  Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

UPDATE! Adopted!! This is Bronson

What a handsome boy!
   He needs a home. Visit him at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas.

Rolling Stones in Santa Clara

   The only appearance by the Rolling Stones in the Bay Area this year will be a Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

   Their "No Filter" tour comes on August 18, 2019.  Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

Murphys man arrested in Sonora

   On May 17, 2019, Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Kelly Ray Ellifritz (56) of Murphys at the Sonora Regional Medical

Chains required on Hwy 4

  May 17, 2019 at 9 AM:  Caltrans has chains required at Cottage Springs on Hwy 4 this morning.

   Drive carefully, as it is icy in spots.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tim Conway dies at 85

   Tim Conway, who many felt made the Carol Burnett Show the hit it was, has died. He was 85 years old.

   Conway won several

Claude Monet painting at auction

Photo by Sotheby's
   This Monet, called "Meules", was auctioned off at Sotheby's in New York.  It's an iconic painting of haystacks.

   The price paid for this painting was $110.7 million.