Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Avoid Hwy 120 until Cal Fire clears

  UPDATE July 30, 2015 at 5 AM:  So far Cal Fire has the Big Creek Fire in Groveland at 150 acres. This figure is from late yesterday evening.

Freight train derailed in Galt

   A freight train has derailed and cars are overturned in the Galt area.  It isn't yet known what caused the derailment, but there are apparently no injuries.

   Southern Pacific crews are now arriving to work through the night if necessary to put the cars upright and clear the tracks.

Big Creek Fire in Groveland

UPDATE at 6:25 PM:  Fire is now at around 35 acres and still spotting forward.  They are setting up a camp.

Rocky Fire in Lake County

   At fire that was reported a little after 4 PM July 29, 2015 in Lake County is now 150 acres, as of 6 PM. 

   Evacuations in that area are taking place at this time.  Rocky Creek and Morgan Valley roads are closed.

Vehicle rollover in Fiddletown

   July 29, 2015 at 6 PM:  A silver Toyota is on its roof with 2 people trapped inside on Fiddletown Road in Fiddletown.

    The vehicle is totally smashed, per a witness. An ambulance and tow truck are en route. CHP is at the scene. Avoid the area if possible until cleared.

Fishing in Alaska....with brown bear

Swedes Fire in Butte County

   A fire in Butte County that was reported at around 11:30 AM on July 29, 2015 is now over 100 acres.

   It is near Bangor, off Swedes Flat Road. Evacuations have been ordered immediate for residents in that area.

When we're wrong about an election, we say so....

And to the person on his committee
who is trying to help him, it is way
too late. He made the decision and
he has to sleep in it.
   When it was discovered that the man many of us had supported for Supervisor of District 5 in 2010 seemed to be a little loco, the Sierra Sentinel was the first one to admit that we had made a mistake.

   Now, after supporting Steve Kearney, he turns out

Move to "Vacate the Chair" of John Boehner

They should be more
careful. They know he
cries easily.
   A House of Representatives conservative Republican Mark Meadows has filed a motion in the House of Representatives to "vacate the Chair", the first move to remove John Boehner from leadership.

   We understand this is largely a symbolic effort to remove the Speaker from his position.

Minnesota dentist kills famous lion

This is Cecil with his mate last year.
   Dr. Walter Palmer, using a guide, lured the famous Cecil the Lion away from the sanctuary by tying a dead animal on the top of their Jeep.

   Dr. Palmer first hit Cecil

Sierra Sentinel will never be Neutral --OP-ED

   It seems that if you are involved in politics you must choose a side, or a party, and remain loyal to it no matter what happens.

   We believe this is what's wrong

Hard to resist these cubbies


The quad cubbies playing on the shore at Katmai.

Steve Wilensky is BAAACCCKKK! Need a job?

   In the August 2015 press release from the Stanislaus National Forest, it outlines how wonderful Steve Wilensky, who started the CHIPS program just for liberals who want

Letter to the Editor: About District 5

   Dear Editor:

   I admit I don't often write letters and didn't go to the planning meetings about the Asphalt Plant here in Rancho

Angels Camp City Council meeting cancelled

And the Mayor has spoken!
   We were just notified that the Angels Camp City Council has cancelled its August 4, 2015 meeting for lack of agenda items.

   If we go back and look most of the meetings for the past year have had a lack of agenda items that were necessary, so why cancel now?

Lowell Fire Update

     July 29, 2015 at 9 AM:  The Lowell Fire in Placer and Nevada Counties is now 2303 acres with a containment of 45%.

   Evacuations continue and the Tahoe National Forest is closed due to this fire.

Wragg Fire flares up again

   July 29, 2015 at 9 AM:  As of this morning Cal Fire has the total acreage of the Wragg Fire near Lake Berryessa at 7100 acres with 80% containment.

   The fire did flare up again early Tuesday and evacuations were again issued due to triple digit temperatures and low humidity.