Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Forest Fire at George Bush Giant Sequoia

   A forest fire that  started near the George Bush Giant Sequoia, (shown on the right) in the Sequoia National Park is still under investigation. The fire, now extinguished, was first believed to have been caused by lightning, but the National Forest Service is now

Bad Planning Again by County Board of Supervisors

Photo from Bump 3 at Lake Tulloch.
Another is planned for August.
      The talk around the County this week has been about the big "Bump V" party held at Lake Tulloch Resort this last weekend.
     When we first

Finally: Official Sheriff's Office Response to "Bump V"

    We just received, Wednesday, June 27, 2012,  an official press release from the Sheriff's Office concerning the many calls they had received from press outlets, including the Sierra Sentinel.
     They now state that from Friday June 22nd through Sunday June 24th there were


    Wanted you to know how much we are enjoying the Sierra Sentinel online. You cover such a wide variety of topics that I am interested in.
     I read your article about the Census Bureau

Horses, Burros Available for Adoption

Horses, Burros Available for Adoption

   Residents of the  area will have the opportunity to add a horse or burro to their families, when the Bureau of Land Management brings its Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program to the Sacramento Horseman's Association, 3200 Longview Drive, Sacramento, on Saturday, July 14.

Letter to the Editor: What's Going on at Murphys Sanitary District?

 Dear Editor:
     After reading the articles in the Sierra Sentinel about what's been going on at Murphys Sanitary District, I have to say that I'm appalled that
it has taken this long to be made public.

Small Town Tradition Holds True To "Honoring Our Past" in Moke Hill on July 4th

Photo of the 1933 parade courtesy of
The Mokelumne Hill History Society.
Small town tradition and charm march down Main Street in Mokelumne Hill for their annual 4th of July parade and celebration. One of the oldest continuous 4th of July parades in the Mother Lode, viewers will be entertained with horse riders, antique cars and trucks, floats and wild diversions, marchers, cowboys and wondrous moments of fabulous fancy.  A spectacular display of fire engines and trucks is the perfect finale.

Three Arrested on Railraod Flat Rd.

The Slammer
    On June 26, 2012, the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop on Railraod Flat Road at June Ave, and ended up arresting three people from the Sacramento area.

Joseph "Joe" Brown of Valley Springs

     Joseph "Joe" Brown was born February 21, 1924 and passed away on June 19, 2012 at the age of 88.
      Joe was one of four children born to George Laurence and Bertha "Allison" Brown in Port Allegany, Pennsylania. He grew up in Potter County, Pennsylvania, living with his family until 1943.

Strong Calaveras Enterprise Needed In Unfriendly County

Calaveras Enterprise News
   Why is strong Calaveras enterprise needed?  To answer this question lets define the word enterprise.  According to  Wikipedia the world largest online encyclopedia the word is defined as follows: "an organization engaged in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers.  Predominant in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and administered to earn profit to increase the wealth of their owners." 

Angels Camp Police Department Warns of Phone and Mail Scams

      Within the last two weeks the police department has been informed of several mail and telephone scams that are occurring in the Angels Camp area.

Stockton Files for Bankruptcy

Calaveras County Could Be Next?
At least one member of the public reminded the Board of Supervisors at yesterday's meeting, June 26, 2012, that they could be next,
and one showed the headlines of a newspaper announcing that Stockton is filing for bankruptcy.
   We actually found an excellent quote from Ricky Gill, who is running for the Congressional seat in that District. He said, "Stockton's impending  bankruptcy is a local issue, but it carries lessons that should resonate clearly in Washington.

Sierra Sentinel Agrees With MVSdotcommer

   In what may seem like a shock to some, the Sierra Sentinel finds it has to agree with Colleen Platt of the mvsdotcommers,  who spoke against the Board of Supervisors limiting Public Comment time. If it goes past 9:30 AM they have to wait til the end of the meeting, late in the afternoon or evening.