Monday, September 21, 2015

Calaveras Supervisors meet to pray again!!

Calaveras Supervisors will
also pray to bring their
personal brand of
religion into running
Calaveras County, like
they have before.
   UPDATE:  We want to thank the reader who reminded us that CERTAIN elected officials really believe it is the governments' JOB to hide the truth,

Looters and burglars are LOCAL!!

   Despite the intent of the Calaveras Sheriff to make it look like all the looting and burglaries related to the Butte Fire are

Hay truck vs cyclist in Valley Springs

   September 21, 2015 at 3:45 PM:  A hay truck and a bicycle reportedly collided on Hwy 12 near the substation in Valley Springs.

   Emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

Grand theft fire equipment -- Memorial in Mountain Ranch

   On September 20, 2015 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office received a report of a Grand Theft--fire equipment from Hwy 12 in Valley Springs.

    Also a report of a theft of a roadside Memorial that had been placed at Mountain Ranch Road and Michel Road, crosses and lights, was reported to the Calaveras Sheriff.

Possible DUI on Hwy 49

   September 21, 2015 at 1 PM:  CHP was called to the scene of a vehicle blocking the roadway at Hwy 49 and Big Bar Road near the Calaveras County line. Drinking may have been involved, per CHP.

   A man apparently just got out of the car and started walking away. The woman is being taken to Sutter Amador Hospital. A tow truck has been dispatched, but be extra cautious until the roadway is cleared.

Car runs over womans foot

  September 21, 2015 at 12:25 PM:  A woman reportedly was trying to push he car out of the way behind the Post Office on Jessie Street in Mariposa and the car ran over her foot.

   Emergency crews, including an ambulance, are responding to the scene.

Dale Franklin Robitaille of Valley Springs

    Dale Franklin Robitaille was born in Phoenix Arizona on March 5, 1953. He passed away on September 12, 2015 at his home in Valley Springs. He

Okay Raider fans....

  After a little harassment about it, we will admit that the 49ers lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the Raiders beat the Baltimore Ravens.

   Okay already, you're right!  We won't ignore those Raiders again.

National Guard arrive

   The California State National Guard has arrived in force this morning, as a caravan of tented style military trucks paraded down Hwy 49

Buses back on roadways in Calaveras

   School buses will be back on the roadways on Monday morning, September 21, 2015 after school decided to reopen in Calaveras County, so drive extra carefully.

   The Butte Fire has left many students in Calaveras Unified School District homeless; so it will not be an easy transition to go back to school.

Car 100' down embankment

   September 21, 2015 at 5:30 AM:  A collision reportedly at Hwy 99 southbound at Hwy 4 (xtown freeway) in Stockton has left one vehicle at the bottom of a 100' embankment, unable to get out and another facing the wrong way on the road.

  Emergency crews are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

Butte Fire Update: Add 10 more homes burned

   As of September 20, 2015 at 7:20 PM, Cal Fire had increased containment of the Butte Fire to 72%.

   The number of homes lost had also increased to 545, 10 more than from the morning report.  We still have not been able to get them to release Amador and Calaveras County losses separately.