Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fire on Jackson Valley Rd in Ione

   At around 7:30 PM a fire was reported near Jackson Valley Road and Buena Vista Rd in Ione. We'll give more information as we receive it.

Colorado wildfires still raging

   With the Black Forest Fire in Colorado now at 18,000 acres and only 5 % contained, officials say this is the worst fire in Colorado history. 

   Two people are now confirmed to have died in the fire. Evacuations are some 93,000 acres, affecting nearly 38,000 people. Some have been lucky to get out with only their animals with them.

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Penny Snyder of San Andreas

   Penny Snyder, of San Andreas, passed away on June 1, 2013 at home.  Penny was 69.

    Penny was born July 4, 1943 in Turlock and graduated from

Did you see the insane racist rant?

   Two poor lowly paid employees at a Dunkin Donuts in Florida were insulted, demeaned, racially tormented by a crazy woman who video taped the entire incident (high IQ, too, right?)

   Like all racists, she made a total fool of herself and made the two employees look good. Dunkin Donuts is rewarding them and there's an online cash collection for the two.

Fire on Hwy 4 at Poole Station

   June 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM:  CalFire is onscene at a fire on Hwy 4 near Poole Station road.  They may have to close down Hwy 4 to give access to fire engines, etc.

Bill for Adult Day Care Dies

   A bill that would have re-instated day care for physically or mentally disabled adults

Stockton raising sales tax?

  Voters in Stockton will vote in November whether to increase their sales tax by half a percent. This was part of the restructuring agreement the City made with creditors.

Census shows minorites half under 5

   The most recent census taken by the government shows that for the first time, America's racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group.

   This is a historic shift shat shows how young people are at the forefront of sweeping changes by race and class.

Chimps may be endangered.

   The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed adding captive chimpanzees to the Endangered Species List.

   They say that would severely limit how the animals coulod be used in medical research.


Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie share stage

   In Chicago, the 2016 presidential campaign could begin today, with two of the top potential contenders - Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie - sharing co-billing at the high-profile Clinton Global Initiative "America Meeting."

Duchess of Cambridge, christened a new ship

   Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge won't be seen for awhile. She christened a new ship yesterday in her last solo appearance before she and Williams' baby is born next month.

Colorado residents horrified by another devastating fire

It's no wonder residents in Colorado are terrified. This photo
is courtesy of Getty.
   The Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs remains at 0% contained today, June 13, 2013. More than 360 homes have been destroyed as of 11:25 AM.

Vehicle Fire at Sierra Pacific Industries

   CalFire responded to a loader on fire which was moving wood chips at the Sierra Pacific Industries mill in Chinese Camp on June 12, 2013.

   The cause was not known, but the damage to the loader was $20,000.

Royal Gorge Fire in Colorado

   We received a message that the wildlife at the Royal Gorge are being fed and watered by the State Veterinarian.   Livestock have been evacuated to another area.

   As of 9:30 AM June 13, 2013 the Royal Gorge Fire has destroyed 3,162 acres and is 20%

Roadrunner Fire in Amador County

  A fire in Amador County, called the Roadrunner Fire, that was reported at around 4:45 PM on June 12, 2013 was declared 100% contained at 9:45 AM June 13, 2013.

  This fire was on Roadrunner Drive, south of Ione and burned 96 acreas altogether. The cause of the fire is not available at this time.

All Burning is suspended due to fire danger

   CalFire is reminding everyone that all burning is suspended due to the fire danger in Northern California.

Vegetation Fire in West Point

   On June 12, 2013 at around 6 AM CalFire responded to an escaped debris burn on the 100 Block of Snead Rd in West Point.

   1/2 acre of grass and vegetation burned before it was extinguished.

Escape Debris burn in Mountain Ranch

   CalFire responded to an escaped debris burn in Mountain Ranch on June 12, 2013 at around 8 PM on 10000 Sheep Ranch Road.

   About 1 1/2 acres of grass and brush were burned before it was extinguished. The estimated dollar value was $300.  Fire personnel remained at the scene until after midnight.


Fire in Madera County somewhat contained

    June 13, 2013 at 7:15 AM:  CalFire reports that the fire named the Revis Fire in Madera County that was reported on June 12, 2013 about 4:45 PM has now stopped spreading forward.

   Officially listed with 100 acres burned and 60% containment, this one is located off Revis Road and YOsemite Springs Parkway in the Yosemite Lake Parks area in Coarsegold.

Did the Rams know 49er plays?

   After hiring away one of the St. Louis Rams players this year, the SF 49ers learned a few things.

Letter to the Editor: About Guns and Shooting Innocent animals

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

   Yesterday morning I noticed a blue jay who seemed to be injured. I picked it up and took in inside