Thursday, May 23, 2013

Amador County Board of Supervisors meets

   The next  Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting is May 28, 2013 at 9 AM at 810 Court Street in Jackson.

   There are many closed session items before the regular meeting, including litigation involving the Buena Vista Rancheria.


Nancy Moritz of Burson

Nancy Moritz of Burson passed away May 11, 2013 at the age of 80. She was born and raised in Menlo Park, and lived

Do big developers make good landlords?

   We have some unanswered questions. Since Mr. Haley and Castle and Cooke

Stanislaus Forest Open for Campers

   The Stanislaus National Forest announces that they will have 28 campgrounds and picnic grounds will be open to accommodate visitors for the Memorial Day weekend.

Lasso that asteroid?

   Some members of Congress are questioning the idea of capturing and redirecting an asteroid in deep space as part of NASA's explorations in the near future.

    Congress  debated whether the Moon is a good pit stop on the way to Mars, among other expensive moves at a hearing yesterday, May 22, 2013.

Pooches full of bacteria

   Research from North Carolina State University published May 22, 2013, indicates that not only do hoes with dogs have a greater number of bacteria, but they also have more types of bacteria than homes without dogs.

Traffic Control at Hwy 4 and Hwy 49

  5-22-13 at noon:   CHP is providing traffic control at the intersection of Hwy 4 and Hwy 49 in Angels Camp. The reason is not clear.

   Use caution in that area.

Suspicious persons in Arnold

   Two reports of suspicious persons were received by the Calaveras Sherif'fs Office

Littering of cement in Avery

   A report was received by the Calaveras Sheriff's office that someone had dumped cement at Calaveras Timber Trails on Avery Sheep Ranch Rd in Avery on May 22, 2013.

    There is no indication of a suspect at this time.

Disturbance at Calaveras High

   An arrest was made after a report was received by the Calaveras Sheriff's Office of a disturbance at Calaveras High School on May 22, 2013.

    No other details have been made available at this time.

Assault Arrest in Valley Springs

   On May 22, 2013 David Joseph Cirone (53) of Valley Springs was arrested by Calaveras Sheriff's Deputies for alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon, not a Firearm, a felony.

    Cirone was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Memorial Day Weekend Fire Danger

   CalFire is warning Californians to be cautious about fire over the Memorial Day Weekend due to elevated fire danger.

Teen Births down 30%

   The Center for Disease Control researchers found that from 2007 to 2011, the overall rate of teen births plummeted a full 30%.

CalTrans Working on Hwy 88

    May 23, 2013:  CHP is providing extra safety at two locations on Hwy 88 where CalTrans is working today, at Twin Bridges and at Barnert Rd.

   Use extra caution if traveling on Hwy 88 today. SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE!

80 year old conquers Mt. Everest

   An 80 year old Japanese mountain climber reached the peak of Mt. Everest, making him the oldest climber to reach the peak.

Traffic Accident at Calaveras High School

   CHP reports a traffic accident occurred at around 7:52 AM on May 23, 2013 at Hwy 49 and High School Street in San Andreas.

   No injuries reported and the vehiclies are not blocking the roadway.

Boy Scouts vote today

   The leaders of the Boy Scouts of America are expected to vote today on whether to allow openly gay scouts to be members.

Oklahoma woman finds treasure

   While hunting for missing belongings, a woman in Oklahoma, whose home was devastated by a tornado, found a treasure.

    Part of a wall that had marks on it where she measured her children's height as they grew brought tears to her eyes as it it was gold.

Children buried in gravel

   Children on a fossil hunting trip yesterday in Minnesota were swept into a deep pit when a hillside of gravel gave way.

   One child died and another is still missing. The hillside was wet with recent rain.