Saturday, June 24, 2017

Two collisions, one fatal in Turlock

   June 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM:  One traffic collision was reported on Hwy 99 at Landers in Turlock, where a black Denali went

Vehicle collision in Mokelumne Hill

   UPDATE:  Per CHP minor injuries are indicated. Ambulance is cancelled.

"Moose-Gate" on Calaveras Supervisor agenda

   The infamous bridge on Blagen Road, used by the Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge, SPI and Calaveras Water District, is on the Calaveras Supervisors agenda on June 27, 2017.

   The cost of the actual bridge is $90,000.  This bridge is now facetiously called Calaveras
Supervisor Oliveira's MOOSE-GATE, cause he just can't seem to get things right!!

Calaveras Building Department requests $500,000 system

   With all the talk of NO money at Calaveras County, we are somewhat surprised to see the Building Department requesting a $500,000 permit tracking system from a company called Superion.

   Was it approved at Budget Hearings??  In 2007 we could say they needed such a thing. Now, however, there is not much going on, so why???  Seems like a lot of money!

Sheriff Thorn's Badge to be Moved...

Sheriff Ben Thorn (1829 - 1905)
   Calaveras County owns the badge of once Sheriff Benjamin Thorn, who's mansion home

Sheriff's Union agrees to contract extension

   On the June 27, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors agenda is an MOU that the Sheriff's union has agreed to an extension of their existing contract.

   Their contract will now expire in December of 2017 instead of June 2017.  It is on the Consent Agenda.

Sierra National Forest seeks private campground concessionaires

      If you are interested in running the concessions in the Sierra National Forest, beginning in 2018, you must apply for the permits now.

   For more information call Jody

SB 10: Get out of Jail Free card???

   There is quite a bit of controversy over SB 10 in California.  Some say it's nothing more than a 'get out of jail free' card.

   However, the fact is

Too many are drowining: Wear life jackets

   So far this year 19 have died from drowning just in California rivers alone.   All children are required to wear life jackets.

   Seems like every day there is a new one somewhere in lakes or reservoirs. Wear life jackets even if you don't think you need them. It could save your life.  And never drink and swim!! Bad combination!

Calaveras Sheriff asks for even MORE money

We can never get enough money
or donuts!!!
   At the June 27, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors meeting the Sheriff is asking for another $56,000 to buy a new Civil Administration System from Teleoscope.

   This item requires a 4/5 vote of the board. Why is it on the Consent Agenda?? Is there no end to the stuff the Sheriff's Office wants to buy?  Was it in the 2017-18 budget, and approved???

Modesto Reservoir: Man tries to swim to island

   UPDATE:  At approximately 4 PM deputies located the body of this swimmer.

2017 Ugliest Dog--A Mastiff

Poor Martha--We don't think she's that ugly!!

Letter to the Editor: A pastors duty

   Dear Editor:

     After watching the video of the last Supe meeting in San Andreas, I have some questions.  First of all, what is a pastors' job?