Friday, July 24, 2015

Caltrans Alert: Hwy 50 detour is I 80

   Due to the Kyburz fire, Caltrans has issued an official detour around the Kyburz Fire on Hwy 50.

   Travelers are to use I-80 and Hwy 89 to access all areas of the Lake Tahoe basin until Hwy 50 can be reopened.

Hwy 50 closed due to Kyburz Fire

This fire appears to have been
started by a pickup pulling off
into some dry grass, but it is
still under investigation.
   As of 8 AM on July 24, 2015 Hwy 50 is closed from Sly Park to Meyers due to the Kyburz Fire, which is being fought on both sides of Hwy 50.

   Protection is being concentrated on saving summer homes in the area. 200 acres have been lost so far and the containment is at 30 %.  This fire is in the El Dorado National Forest.

Traffic collision in Mokelumne HIll

   July 24, 2015 at 4:45 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Independence Road near Ridge Road in Mokelumne Hill.

   CHP is en route to the scene. It isn't yet known if there are any injuries.

Crash in Murphys

   July 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM:  A traffic collision at Hwy 4 and Pennsylvania Gulch Road caused minor injuries to one person.

   CHP is at the scene. An ambulance and tow truck were also dispatched. Use caution if in that area.

Annual Cajun Fete in Sheep Ranch

Lisa Haley and the Zydecats
will perform at the
Cajun Fete
   The Calaveras Arts Council is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for their annual Cajun Fete, held at the Sheep Ranch, Pioneer Hotel on August 1, 2015.

   Ticket prices for 5 hours of fun, food and music are $65. Call the Arts Council as seating is limited, at 209-754-1774 or online at . You can also volunteer and receive a discount.


Another burglary on Appaloosa in Angels Camp

   Yet another burglary was reported by a property owner on Appaloosa Road in Angels Camp.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took a report.

Burglary in West Point

   On July 23, 2015 a shop on West Point Pioneer Road in West Point was reported as broken into.

   The Calaveras Sheriff did not take a report on the burglary.

Wragg Fire at Lake Berryessa

   As on July 24, 2015 at 6:30 AM, CalFire has the Wragg Fire, near Hwy 128 and Greaves Road at 6900 acres and 20% contained.

   No other structures have been destroyed. Quail Ridge and Canyon Creek subdivisions remain on mandatory evacuations.

August First Friday at Murphys Park

  On Friday August 7, 2015 Plan B will be the featured entertainment at Murphys Community Park for First Fridays.

    This is presented by the Murphys Community Club, beginning at 4 PM.  Dinner will be served beginning at 5 PM and is only $10.