Thursday, January 24, 2013

No More Pro-Bowl

   There are rumors that the NFL's Goodell is considering putting an end to the Pro-Bowl after this year.

Ralph "Lyle" Montgomery

    Ralph "Lyle" Montgonery, of San Andreas, passed away on January 3, 2013 at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital.  He was 83.

Traffic Hazard Reported in Copperopolis

   At 2:20 PM a traffic hazard was reported to CHP at Littlejohn and Quiver in Copperoplis. It isn't clear exactly what the hazard is at this point.  CHP is enroute to the scene.

What to do about the Post Offices?

   What will Congress decide to do about the US Post Office?  Will they be smart and force them to put all the work out on contracts or will they keep throwing our money at them so that a few more thousand clerks can retire comfortably?

Calaveras County Water District Meets

   Calaveras County Water District (CCWD) to whom every property owner in Calaveras County pays taxes, is meeting on Wednesday January 30, 2013 at 9 AM in the CCWD Board room in San Andreas.

  There is no closed session on this months agenda.

Let Public read and express opinion on bill before its passed

  There is a consideration at least in Sacramento that perhaps the public should get an opportunity to read a proposed bill

Golfer may move to Florida

   After complaining that California will take 60% of his income this year in taxes, Phil Mikkelson made the comment that he may move to Florida.  Florida has no income tax.

Ami Bera makes first speech on House floor

   Congressman Ami Bera from Elk Grove gave his first speech on the floor of the House of Representatives today, supporting a Republican bill to delay pay for Congress until they pass a budget.

Assemblyman Bigelow Responds to...

   Assemblyman Fran Bigelow today responded to Governor Jerry Brown's 2013 State of the State Address.

   Bigelow indicated that he looks forward

Not a drop of Rain yet in Ebbetts Pass

  While Angels Camp and points west are receiving a heavy rainfall today, Ebbetts Pass, it was just reported, has not received one drop as yet.

Traffic Hazard-Two vehicles blocking Hwy 49

   UPDATE:  CHP has cleared the Hwy at 12:25 PM

We received a report at 12:15 PM that two vehicles, one broken down and the other stopped to assist, blocking Hwy 49 at Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

   A CHP unit is enroute to the scene.

Wilseyville Man Arrested

      On January 18, 2013 at approximately 11:50 AM, Calaveras Sheriff's deputies responded to West Point Elementary School regarding a verbal dispute.

No word yet from Murphys Sanitary District

   We have been waiting for the outcome of the Special Closed Session of the Murphys Sanitary District meeting yesterday.   

   There are many rumors going around, but we will let you know as soon as it becomes official.

Secretary of State Clinton vs the Do-Nothing Congress

   The stage was set!  It was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, most well-respected woman in the world, vs. a Republican Congress with the lowest approval ratings in history!

Traffic Accident Victims in Valley Springs Lucky

  According to CHP, on January 23, 2013, Margaret Stewart (23) of Wallace was driving a 2008 Honda on Hwy 12 at Haskell Street in Valley Springs at approximately 55 MPH, transporting her son Warren (1).

Nominations for Senior of the Year

   The public is now invited to make nominations for 2013 Senior of the Year.

Chimps saved from research

   A rescue home called Chimp Haven, outside Shreveport, Louisiana, welcomed seven research chimpanzees into their new home, a move that came on the heels of an NIH proposal that recommends all by 50 of the 360 chimpanzees currently being used in federally funded reasearch be retired.