Monday, September 22, 2014

6 fires in Oneals area

   From 1:45 PM on fire personnel were kept busy as report after report of fires--6 in all had to be battled this afternoon.

   The first report came in at Hwy 41 and Road 200 in the Oneals area. The highway had to be closed down while crews fought fire after fire.  As of 5 PM all roads were re-opened.

Clinton calls for Women's Movement to vote

   Hillary Clinton has called for Women to step up and vote in this November election. The Tea Party is mostly men and to cancel them out, women must start a movement to make certain all women vote.

   Women can control elections if they all vote. The Tea Party cannot win if women pay attention to the candidates and issues and VOTE!!

   If you aren't yet registered, just turned 18 or moved, just search register to vote in California. You can do it online.

Lake Tulloch

Lake Tulloch kept full
every day, even
during droughts...
Retired county employees
say so that it won't
be Lake Toilet!

CCWD Customers cut way back

  CCWD customers cut water usage 22% in August of 2014, compared with August of 2013. Joel Metzger of CCWD took photos of Melones Reservoir for us to show everyone. No photo was taken of Lake Tulloch, which is full TO THE TOP!!

   The problem is, that Melones is low because they are required to keep Lake Tulloch full to the top no matter what the drought is.

  It is said that this inflush of water from Melones to Tulloch helps flush Lake Tulloch of its sewage.

Truck vs Pickup with Horse Trailer

   September 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM:  A truck has collided with a pickup pulling a horse trailer on Hwy 88 and Sutter Ranchos Rd near Ione.

   No injuries were reported.  Use extra caution if in that area.

Traffic Accident in Valley Springs

   September 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM:  Two vehicles collided on Hogan Dam Road at Silver Rapids Road in Valley Springs.

   No injuries were reported.

Shots fired in Camp Connell

   On September 20, 2014 calls were received by the Calaveras Sheriff about shots being fired in the area of Meko and Hokan Circle in Camp Connell for around 20 minutes and then an explosion.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took no report.

Vandalism in Burson

  On September 20, 2014 vandalism was reported on Wade Lane in Burson.  The Calaveras Sheriff took a report.

   We don't have details of the vandalism.

Theft in Mokelumne HIll

   On September 20, 2014 a break-in and theft was reported at a business in Mokelumne Hill on Main Street.

    A commercial freezer and refrigerator were broken into. We aren't sure how much was taken but the Calaveras Sheriff did take a report.

Burglary Arrest in Valley Springs

   On September 20, 2014 David Patrick Koppi (23) of Valley Springs was arrested on Hwy 12 for alleged 2nd degree Burglary, a felony and for Obstructing or Resisting a Peace Officer, a misdemeanor.

    Koppi was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Sheriff's deputies.

Arrest for Kidnapping in Mokelumne Hill

   On September 20, 2014 around 8:50 AM Goliath Richard Hooe (30) of Mokelumne Hill was arrested on Clark Street in Mokelumne Hill for alleged Stalking: Temporary Restraining Order, Kidnapping, Threatening a Crime with Intent to Terrorize and Possession of a Controlled Substance, all felonies and for Contempt of Court; disobeying a Court Order and Possession of Unlawful Paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

   Hooe was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Sheriff's deputies.

The Saga of Dusty Costa... Part 8

   by Dustin Costa himself from prison in Colorado for growing pot in California

      The impoverished inmate ended up losing his bet and suffering third-degree burns from the

New Frog Hop of Fame Member

   On October 18, 2014 according to the Calaveras Fairgrounds, Casey Nash, winner of the 2014 Frog Jump will be inducted into the Frog Hop of Fame in downtown Angels Camp.

   This will be part of the Gold Rush Day celebration. Nash is the son of Mike Nash, the 2006 Frog Jump Champion.  The Nash's are part of the Calaveras Frog Jockey Frog team.

Hwy 50 open, but one lane closed

  US Hwy 50 is now open, but due to the King Fire, one lane is closed for Cal Fire and USFS staging in Placerville and now Foresthill.

Calaveras Supervisors send another notice

      September 22, 2014 at 8:54 AM:  We just received another notice that due to their internet issues many could not access the Calaveras Supervisors agenda.  We heard from many of you who stated they could not find it anywhere.

    We aren't sure, but we told them we do believe they may have missed their 72 hour notice to the public because of their problem. We have asked them to check. The meeting is tomorrow morning, September 23, 2014 at 9 AM.

Veteran with PTSD breaches White House

   Apparently a veteran with PTSD scaled the White House fence, and ran straight to the North entrance of the White House, getting through the door before security caught him.

   Secret Service is getting a thorough going over today as a result of the breach. The man did not wield a weapon, but had a knife in his pocket.

Motorcycle crash causes major injuries

   On September 20, 2014 at around 4:15 PM, according to the CHP report, Norman Roberts (52) of Gilroy was traveling westbound on Hwy 108 in Twain Harte on his 2007 Harley Davidson

Amador Gourd Artists make ornaments/ library benefit

   The Amador Gourd Artists will be holding the third annual Gourd Ornament Workshop on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from  9 AM to 4 PM at the Amador County Agricultural Department at 12200B Airport Road in Jackson.

King Fire grows again

   September 22, 2014 at 6:35 AM:  Although Cal Fire had thought they had a handle on the King Fire and were holding it at 82,000 acres, imaging shows that it has gained another 4,000 acres and is now 86,000 total.

   Authorities also now say that 10 homes are reportedly lost to this fire.  The accused arsonist pleaded not guilty to the allegations in court on Friday.