Monday, August 17, 2015

Trained Wild Horses for Adoption

    On Saturday August 22, 2015 wild horses that have been halter trained and saddle started will be offered for public adoption.

   The adoption will be held at the Murieta Equestrian Center at 7200 Lone Pine Drive in Rancho Murieta.  It begins at 9 AM with 3 and 4 year old mares, great companion horses.

Car hits mailbox, fence, lands in flowerbed

   August 17, 2015 at 6:15 PM:  A car reportedly hit a mailbox, went through a fence and ended up in a flowerbed of someone else's home on Cherokee Road in Tuolumne.

   No injuries were reported. A tow truck was dispatched to the scene.

Car into canal off Hwy 26

   August 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 26 and Cardinal Street, east of Stockton.

   A can is in the canal. A tow truck and ambulance are en route to the scene.

Calaveras Planning Director Maurer responds:

   Over the weekend, we sent Calaveras Planning Director Peter Maurer an email with questions about recent events.

   First, we stated, "Since now you say you are communicating well, we want to thank you for sending notices, even tho we have to search for what is new."

Dog left tied to pole in Columbia

   August 17, 2015 at 3:15 PM:  A dog has been reportedly left tied to a pole in this 100 degree + heat at Yankee Hill Road and Mountain Boy Mine Road in Columbia.

   Tuolumne Animal Control has been notified.  No CHP unit has been assigned.

Quad rider loses finger

   August 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM:  A collision on Poplar Avenue in Modesto has cost a quad rider a finger.

   Due to the amputation, the rider was transported to a hospital with major injuries, per CHP.

FOCAS (Friends of Calaveras Animal Services) donates "CAT HOUSE"

Adopt a kitty. It will make you
both happy!
   The new FOCAS (Friends of Calaveras Animal Services) has donated two portable buildings to the Calaveras Animal Services Department in San Andreas.

   Through donations to the FOCAS organization, they will be set up on the 6 acre parcel

Burglary in Arnold

   On August 16, 2015 a buglary was reported on Splash Dam Way in Arnold, a recreation center pump house was broken into.

     The Sheriff of Calaveras County took no report.


Abandoned Fire in Arnold

  UPDATE:  There seems to be some disagreement about who is responsible for their fires between Alpine and Calaveras.

    An Alpine County worker just wanted someone to go check, but Calaveras did not seem interested.

Traffic collision on Hwy 99

   August 17, 2015 at 12:05 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on northbound Hwy 99 at Morada Lane in Stockton. 100 ' of fence and 8 poles were damaged.

    A solo vehicle apparently spun out, hit the center divide and then went into the ditch on the right hand side of the roadway. An ambulance is en route to the scene.

Fire in Garden Valley area

CHP photo
   UPDATE:  A structure has been destroyed in this fire. It isn't yet clear if it is a residence or barn or other outbuilding. Mount Murphys is closed down at Hwy 49.

Grass Fire in Jamestown

   On August 14, 2015 at approximately 5:41 PM Cal Fire responded to a report of a grass fire at Hwy 108 and Obyrnes Ferry Road in Jamestown.

   Caused by a tree into the power lines, 1/8 ares was burned before fire was extinguished. PG&E was notified.

Fire truck and car collide in Modesto

   August 17, 2015 at 11 AM:  A fire engine has collided with a vehicle on its way to a call at Crows Landing Road and Winmoore Way in Modesto.

  No injuries have been indicated. Stanislaus County was notified. Use caution if in that area.

Ebbetts Pass has Fire NAZI's??

   We recently wrote an article challenging a man named Tom Sullivan, who tried to claim that his Ebbetts Pass Fire Department, who LIVES and BREATHES off our taxes is so open and transparent and no one EVER complains. HUH???

Head-on Collision on Hwy 108--three fatalities--Tulloch Fire

  UPDATE: CHP has reported officially on this tragic collision that on

HorseSpeak BBQ

   HorseSpeak is holding their 3rd Annual Fundraiser BBQ on September 12, 2015 at the CowgirlUp Ranch in Burson. The cost is $35 for adults and $25 for 11 to 18 year olds. 10 and under are free.

   There will be pony rides, tours and demonstrations from 3PM to 5 PM.  Trip Tip BBQ dinner will be serve from 5 PM to 9 PM and a Silent and Live Auction will be held. There will also be music.
Call 772-3871 for more information or tickets.

Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond dies

   Julian Bond passed away over the weekend at the age of 75. He was one of the most important civil rights leaders of our times.

   The former NAACP Chairman was known as the peacemaker within the factions of the civil rights movement.

Animal traffic hazard on Hwy 49

   August 17, 2015 at 8 AM:  A traffic hazard, an animal has been reported on Hwy 49 at Gun Club Road at Frogtown.

   The type of animal is not indicated, so use extra caution if headed in that direction.

Collision in Valley Springs

   August 17, 2015 at 7:55 AM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 12 and Pine Street in Valley Springs between a Chevy Cavalier and a white SUV.

   No injuries were reported, but a tow truck is required. Use extra caution if in the area.

Traffic Collision in Rancho Calaveras

   August 17, 2015 at 7:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Garner Place and Stabulis Road in Rancho Calaveras.

   No injuries were indicated, but be cautious if in that area.