Thursday, February 26, 2015

Calaveras Visitors Bureau on Angels Camp City agenda

   The Angels Camp City Council will meet on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 5 PM for two Closed Sessions and at 6 PM for the Regular Agenda.

   The Calaveras Visitors Bureau is on the agenda, how the monies are spent, etc.

Calaveras County hires new Public Works Director without contract or pay discussion?

   Calaveras County Supervisors just issued a press release that in a Closed Session they held on February 11, 2015 they hired a new Public Works Director.

   His name is Jeffrey Crovitz and he will begin the job on March 23, 2015. Although no discussion of compensation or contract was discussed at their meeting, Mr. Crovitz will be paid $148,740 annually, the current rate of pay for Public Works Director.

Italy's property being returned

   Books and other items, including a cannon and pottery from the 300's are being returned to Italy where they had been stolen.

   Taken from Italy's Historical Museum, the items were smuggled into the US and were recently located in San Francisco.

Calaveras Council of Governments meets March 2015

   The next meeting of the Calaveras Council of Governments (COG) will be held on March 4, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in San Andreas.

   They have a full agenda, including approval of the draft Overall Work Program for 2015-16. 

Stanislaus National Forest to control burn

   According to the Stanislaus National Forest office they will begin a control underburn on Monday March 2, 2015 in the Mi Wuk area and near Hwy 108, where you may see smoke.

   This will be burned for 7 days, weather permitting.

Fence hit and run in Farmington

   February 26, 2015 at 10 AM: A fence was hit on Milton Road in Farmington and the vehicle left the scene, it was report to CHP.

     Apparently a license plate is known and CHP is investigating the incident. No injuries were reported.

Don't be a FOOL for GOLD!

      Apparently there is some Fools Gold in Gold Country!

    The Nevada District Attorney arrested a man who owns a Pawn Shop in Grass Valley is alleged to have sold someone $175,000 of counterfeit gold; bars of metal, layered in thin cheap gold. The purchaser discovered it when he went to sell them.

   So be careful, there is Fools Gold in them thar hills!

Denair man arrested in Glencoe

  On February 25, 2015 someone listed as "Other" arrested Shawn Austin Chambless (19) of Denair on Hwy 26 in Glencoe for allegedly Receiving stolen property valued over $900 and Vehicle Theft, both felonies.

   Chambless was booked into the Calaveras County Jail and release on bond.

Collision in Farmington

   February 26, 2015 at 8:15 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic collision at Hwy 4 and Escalon Bellota Road in Farmington.

  No injures have been reported, but use caution if headed for that area.

Three vehicle collision--Cow killed

   February 26, 2015 at 6:45 AM:  Three vehicles collided after one hit and killed a cow that was out on Michigan Bar Road and Hwy 104 in Ione just after 6 AM.

   Emergency personnel are en route. Two vehicles are still blocking the roadway. Use extra caution if headed in that direction.