Sunday, July 31, 2016

71 year old camper missing iat Lake Alpine

Alpine County Sheriff's photo
       Rosalynn Saxenmeier was last seen walking away from her campsite at Lake Alpine on Thursday. 

   A search of around 100 square miles has failed to find the 71 year old. She has medical problems and can become disoriented. If you see her,  call 911.

Kitten set on fire at Sasketchewan Festival

   The crowd acted quickly when two people doused a kitten with alcohol and set it on fire at a festival in Sasketchewan, Canada.

    The kitten was quickly wrapped in a towel and rushed to a vet, where it is slowly recovering.  The creeps who set her on fire have been charged with animal cruelty.

Goose Fire in Fresno County

   As of 2:50 PM on July 31, 2016:  The Goose Fire is burning in the foothills around the town of Prather, north of Fresno and has burned 1500 acres since yesterday around 4:40 PM.

   Containment is only 5%, but so far no homes have been destroyed. Evacuation warnings have been issued for around 200 residents.  Smoke from this fire is drifting along the Sierras and into Nevada.

Smoke in Ebbetts Pass

  UPDATE:  We've been told that they are seeing the smoke from the Soberanes Fire even in Nevada.  Josh White of CalFire says the Goose Fire is sending smoke our way too!f

Fire in Monterey County grows

  As of 10:50 AM July 31, 2016 CalFire reports that the Soberanes Fire in the Carmel Valley has grown to 38,007 acres and is still only 15% contained.

   New immediate evacuation orders have been issued for Tassajara and Carmel Valley Drive to the Tassajara Hot Springs. 2000 homes are still threatened.

People trying to help injured fawn in Tuolumne

Fawns have a hard time in this
world of cruel people and reckless
drivers without deer warning
   July 31, 2016 at 11 AM:  Bypassers have stopped to try and help an injured fawn on Tuolumne Road at Westside in Tuolumne.

   CHP has been notified.  Its wonderful to see there are still some people out there who care about the wild animals.  They should be rewarded.  There are too many people in this world who poison, torture, and otherwise abuse animals.

Corporal Injury on Spouse arrest in Arnold

   On July 30, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested John Paul Fletcher (68) of Arnold near his residence on Castlewood Lane.

   Fletcher was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse, a felony.

Assault on an officer arrest in San Andreas

   On July 30, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Paul Dwayne Knaus (50) of Mokelumne Hill, at the Gold Strike Mobile Home Park in San Andreas.

   Knaus was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Assaulting a Police or Firefighter  with a Deadly Weapon, not a Firearm, and Willful Cruelty to a Child, both felonies, and released on bond.

Sierra Repertory Theater

Playing now at the Fallon House Theater
in Columbia through August 7.
Times and tickets at 532-3120

Giants at home today

   The SF Giants play the Washington Nationals today at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

   The Giants are in 1st place in the National League West with 60 wins and 44 losses. The game starts at 1 PM.

Winning Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire

   The $497 million Powerball was won last night, by one person.

   The ticket was purchased in New Hampshire.