Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Several small fires have been contained

  Several small fires believed to have been lightning caused in Calaveras County, have now been contained.

   One in Copperopolis, one on Swiss Ranch Road and one in Forest Meadows were all  caught early and crews were able to get them contained without much trouble.



CHP report on motorcycle crash on Hwy 26

   According to the CHP report on July 20, 2019 around 11:10 AM  Jerry Inman (64) of Stockton was riding a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle

Ebbetts Pass fire sent to fire in Forest Meadows

   UPDATE:  Vallecito fire crew has been dispatched to this fire.

Fire on Mountain Ranch Road

   July 23, 2019 at 1:35 PM:  A fire has been reported on Mountain Ranch Road just outside San Andreas.

   Units are responding to the scene, along with dozers and water tenders.

Fire on Old Gulch Road

   UPDATE:  Two more engines have been requested for this fire. Access is on Old

Car strikes cans and pole

   July 23, 2019 at 1PM:  A car reportedly struck garbage cans and a pole on Baldwin Street in Rancho Calaveras.

   CHP is responding. It isn't known if there are injuries.

Trump keeps increasing deficit

    In a deal to keep kicking the can down the road, Trump yet again increased the budget deficit another trillion dollars.

   Republicans, who used to claim to be fiscal conservatives, now throw money away to the big corporations, and let the older Americans suffer.

Fire in Mountain Ranch

 UPDATE:  CHP is helping with traffic control

Collision in Campo Seco

   July 23, 2019 at 9:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Campo Seco Road in Campo Seco.

   No other details are yet known.

Collision on Hwy 26

   July 23, 2019 at 9:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Jenny Lind Road in Jenny Lind.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries.  CHP is responding.


Fire in Copperopolis

   July 23, 2019 at 8:55 AM:  A vegetation fire has been reported on Christian Gulch Road in Copperopolis, believed to be a lightning strike.

   Several engines are responding to the area off Hwy 4.

Calaveras Humane Society needs volunteers

   Now that the Calaveras Humane Society is no longer associated with the county and has their own building in Angels Camp,

Arrest at Hogan Dam

   On July 22, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested David Pinckney Sayle, Jr. of  Valley Springs at New Hogan Dam.

  Pinckney was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Evading

Monday, July 22, 2019

West Point woman arrested

   On July 20, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Tonya Elaine Rogers (41) of West Point at the Academy Club on Main Street.

   Rogers was booked into the Calaveras Couty Jail for alleged Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, a felony.

Angels Camp Police nab shoplifter

   On July 20, 2019 Angels Camp Police arrested Shaun Nicholas Johnson (31) of Angels Camp in front of the Sierra Gas Station.

   Johnson was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Shoplifting and Receiving Stolen Property under $950 in value, misdemeanors and for Violation of Parole, a felony. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

You should see.....

   We can always tell when someone with low IQ makes angry comments that cannot be posted

SF Giants at home today

   The SF Giants (49-50) are playing at home today and welcome the New York Mets (45-53).

    The Giants are 3rd in the NL West.

If you are the LYING, THIEVING B****....

   Yes, if you are the LYING, THIEVING B**** of a

If your birthday is today July 21..

 ....Robin Williams, Ernest Hemingway, Cat Stevens, Don Knotts,

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Collision in Murphys

   July 20, 2019 at 12:45 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Lawrence in Murphys.

    It is partially blocking the roadway, so be extra cautious.

Multiple vehicle crash in Escalon

   July 20, 2019 at 12 Noon:  At least 5 vehicles are reportedly involved in a crash on Escalon Bellota Road at Lone Tree Road in the Escalon area.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Motorcycle collision in Glencoe

   July 20, 2019 at 11:25 AM:  A motorcycle has run off Hwy 26 near Deardorff in the Glencoe area.

   It is not visible from the roadway.  An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Collision in Copperopolis

   July 20, 2019 at 10:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Littlejohn Road at Moccasin Street in Copperopolis.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Be cautious if in that area.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Kittens available for adoption

Adopt Dharma and Greg together.
Visit them at the Calaveras Animal
Shelter in San Andreas

Car down embankment in Volcano

   July 19, 2019 at 2:10 PM:  A car reportedly went down the embankment off of Shake Ridge Road and Stone Jug Road in the Volcano area.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Fire reported in Pine Grove

     UPDATE:  Some engines are being returned to their stations, so fire must be under

Thursday, July 18, 2019

William Clayton Crawford, Jr, Angels Camp Native.

   February 27, 1959 to May 31, 2019

   William Clayton Crawford, Jr. (Bill) was born in Angels Camp on February 27, 1959 to William

Overturned car near Camanche

   July 18, 2019 at 2:25 PM:  A car with a mother and very young child inside has overturned on Curran Road and Camanche Road near Ione.

   Emergency vehicles, including an ambulance are responding.

Tree removal by CCWD?

   UPDATE on July 18, 2019:  According to Joel Metzger of CCWD, the only trees removed are within the Caltrans easement and that a detailed environmental plan

Former Cubs pitcher Ernie Broglio dies

Ernie Broglio was a cousin of the
Calaveras County Broglios and
a wonderful guy!
  In 1966 Ernie Broglio tied for the National League in pitching victories for the Cardinals with 21, was then

Traffic backup in Linden area

   July 18, 2019 at 10:40 AM: Due to roadwork it has been reported that traffic is backed up on Comstock Road and Clements Road in the Linden area.

  Law enforcement is responding.


Why can't Trumps base admit he's a racist?

Only a matter of time before Trumpty
falls and cracks up!!
   Every Trump supporter who was asked if they believed Trump was a racist after all the racist comments

"Purity" Christian separates from wife and three kids

   The man who wrote the book about "purity" in relationships and told everyone else

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Fire on Tuolumne Road

   July 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM:  A vegetation fire has been reported on Tuolumne Road near Cherry Valley Boulevard in Tuolumne.

   Around a 50' spot has burned so far. One engine has arrived at the scene and has immediately contained the fire, which is located under a power pole.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Happy Birthday Smokey!!

Smokey is 75 years young!!

Daffodil Hill permanently closed

   Due to the fact that the owners of Daffodil Hill (one a cop) over-advertised everywhere,

Adopt Lydia!!

This loving, outgoing, talkative kitty needs a home. You can visit
Lydia at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas.

Lawsuit settled: Yosemite gets Ahwahnee name back

   Now that the lawsuit by a former concessionaire has been settled. the National Park Service and

Calaveras Democrats Fundraiser

   On  Saturday, July 27, 2019 Calaveras Democrats will hold their annual fundraising dinner at Vida Buena Farm in Vallecito, located at 3286 Vallecito Bypass Road.

   Go to Calaveras Democrats website for ticket information. There will be entertainment and a silent auction.

Collision in Columbia

  July 16, 2019 at 11 AM:  Two vehicles have reportedly collided on Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia.

  No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Collision in Twain Harte

   July 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM:  A pickup pulling a 5th wheel and another vehicle have reportedly collided at Big Hill Road and Kewin Mill Road in the Twain Harte area.

   Emergency vehicles, including an ambulance, are responding.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Guest commentary in Santa Cruz Sentinel--Absurdity of tree removals

  by Nancy Macy

    The recent fire in Monterey County, caused by PG&E's failing infrastructure, is no

Grass fire in Milton

  UPDATE at 11:30 AM:  Fire now estimated at 100 acres.

Two arrests for robbery

   On July 12, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Angela Rose Lindow (33) of Valley Springs on Rose Street.

   Lindow was booked into the

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Grass Fire in Burson

   UPDATE:  Some units have been cancelled, so this fire may be smaller

Three vehicle collision in Jamestown

   July 13, 2019 at 12 Noon:  A truck hauling a bulldozer, a pickup and a car have reportedly collided on Hwy 49 in the Jamestown area.

   No injuries have been indicated. Emergency vehicles are responding to the scene.

Marriage licenses issued in Calaveras County

In June of 2019 the following were among those marriage licenses issued:

   Andrea Beth Kinyon and

Water outage at Poker Flat

   Due to a leak, CCWD has been forced to shut down the water at Poker Flat for repairs.

   It isn't clear how long the outage might last.

Friday, July 12, 2019

West Point man arrested

   On July 11, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Robert Ryan Redding (50) of West Point on Bucksaw Lane.

   Redding was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Keeping a place

How many involved in Epstein sex case?

   Now that Acosta has resigned as Labor Secretary due to criticism of his "make a wish" deal with Epstein, you have to wonder how many

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Murphys Homecoming Weekend

July 19-21, 2019 at Murphys Park with
many events and lots of food offered, along
with music.  This is the 71st year! 

Chris Matthews remembers "bastards"

   After Biden was accused of praising the segregationists he worked with years ago, Chris Matthews spoke out in behalf of Biden.

   Matthews worked in Congress at the time and remembers that the " bastards" were impossible and they were in Biden's party, the Democrats. Biden had no choice but to work with them.

As the SF Chronicle reported on PG&E

   The SF Chronicle published an article criticizing the CA state legislature for giving sole power to PG&E to cut our power anythime.

   This is the same PG&E who just gave $11


  A mad dash for the cash was seen on an Atlanta freeway yesterday, as drivers

New Calaveras CAO to give report

   Dr. Albert G. Alt, recently appointed Calaveras County Administrative Officer (CAO) is on the Supervisor agenda for July 16, 2019.

   He is scheduled to give a report on the State of the County (at least for the 90 days he has been in office).

Mom arrested for POOL hauling

   A Mom in Illinois was arrested after she was reported with an inflated swim pool on top

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Rags has packed his bags

   This pup is packed and ready to go home with you. Rags is very social. You can meet him at the
Calaveras Animal Services Dog Shelter in San Andreas. Adorable!!

Letter to the Editor: Evil Evangelists?

   Dear Editor:

   After listening to former conservative Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough, I felt the need to write you, since I figure

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

New CCWD pipeline project begins July 8

   On July 8, 2019 CCWD's long-awaited pipeline between Avery and Forest Meadows will begin to be installed.

   One-way traffic will be necessary during most of the project, which could continue into the winter months.

Smokey says....

We all have to help prevent forest fires!

Brothers in crime?? Trump and Epstein?

   Since billionaire Epsteins re-arrest this weekend, more has come to light that TRUMP may

Ross Perot dies

   Ross Perot, who ran for President twice, has died. A brash Texas billionaire, he was 89.

    He had been suffering from Leukemia for months.


Arrest for Stalking in Valley Springs

   On July 8, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Brandon Francis Condry (31) of Valley Springs at his residence on Baldwin Street.

   Condry was booked into

RCRC Rural Photo Contest

    Rural Counties Representatives of California (RCRC) is announcing the third annual Rural Photo Contest.

   The purpose is to promote

Richard Wayne Harrison, Environmental Scientist

     Wayne Harrison   June 14, 1947- June 30, 2019

   It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Richard Wayne Harrison.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Marriage licenses in Calaveras County

   Those who received marriage licenses in Calaveras County in June of 2019 include:

   Roberto Zamora Gomez and Karely

Elder abuse arrest in San Andreas

   On July 6, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Grace Elizabeth Scargill (62) of San Andreas at Pope and California Street.

   Scargill was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Causing harm or death

Deaths in Calaveras County

   Among those who passed away in Calaveras County in June of 2019 are:

   Judy L.

Copperopolis man arrested for Firearms

   On July 5, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Levi Doy Corbet Kesterson (39) of Copperopolis in

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Have you discovered your PURPOSE for being yet?

   The day you were born is an important day, but even more important is the day you discover

Adventures of Bigfoot Tiny D***

I'm not as dumb as I look!!
I wash cars for a living!! DUH!!

Garden Stake Lights on SALE

Glass art solar stake lights for garden
On Sale variety in stock
Arnold True Value in Meadowmont Shopping Center

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Trump blames speech screw up on rain

What a dufus!   Trump told the public that the Continental
Army took over the airports during the Revolutionary War.
He was reading the entire speech (which he did not write) from a
teleprompter. He blamed the rain for shutting down the
teleprompter, causing his mistake!  UH, DUH???

Friday, July 5, 2019

Who are your neighbors?

   These days everyone has to be very careful about who they associate with, especially questionable neighbors.

   What if you discover that your sick

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Deaths in Calaveras County

   Among those who have passed away in Calaveras County in May are:

   Alan A. Arestad, who passed away on

Where is SPI clear-cutting this summer??

In Dorrington, of course!!

Lee Iacocca dies

   The person who launched the Ford Mustang and saved Chrysler from bankruptcy has died.

   Lee Iacocca was 94 years old.

L.A. Angels last team photo before Skaggs died

This photo was posed in western wear as a joke at the airport when the
L.A. Angels arrived in Texas. No one noticed anything wrong with
Skaggs at the time.

Calaveras Chamber of Commerce seeks new CEO

   The Calaveras Chamber of Commerce, located in San Andreas, is seeking a new CEO to oversee operations.

   Pay is $46,000 to 50,000 a year plus incentives. Go to Chamber@Calaveras.org for more information.

Boil water notice in Rancho Calaveras

 UPDATE:  Notice was lifted on Wednesday when new tests came out clean.

    CCWD has issued a BOIL WATER

Calm, gentle Desiree needs home

Visit her at the Calaveras Animal Shelter Cat House in San Andreas

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

NO FIREWORKS in Ebbetts Pass !!!

  The sign on Hwy 4 in Murphys says it all. No FIREWORKS allowed anywhere in the Hwy 4 corridor.

   Also no FIREWORKS are allowed anywhere in Tuolumne County. Very wise Supervisors over there!

Big fences to stop Anti-War protestors

   In Washington DC, as Trump prepares to spend more millions on a campaign rally for the 4th of July, he has orders another million to protect him from anti-war protestors in DC.

   Should be interesting to see if many show up to represent the majority of the US, who detests all of Trumps policies, and especially all his wars.

Angels Camp woman arrested

   On June 30, 2019 Angels Camp Police arrested Brooke Lynn Hines (21) of Angels Camp on Whittle Road.

   Hines was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Beto O'Rourke spoke directly to Hispanics

  Since he is fluent in Spanish, Beto O'Rourke went directly to Telemundo viewers and others who's primary language may be

Pete Buttigieg is correct

   " For a party that associates itself with Christianity to say that it is okay to suggest that God would smile on the

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Calaveras Animal Services blocks surrenders due to Canine Influenza

   Amador County has an outbreak of Canine Influenza and Calaveras County is very concerned about the spread.

   If your dog seems sick take him to a vet immediately. No surrenders will be accepted by the county due to fear of the disease.

Tryon and Angels Gun Club still fighting

   The lawsuit between Tom Tryon and the Angels Gun Club is continuing and is now being heard by Calaveras Supervisors.

Two year old killed by family dog

   A two year old boy has been attacked and killed by the family dog; a pit bull - mastiff mix in his own back yard in Newman.

   Sadly, the child was taken to the hospital but could not be saved.

Fire at Woodward Reservoir was ARSON

   According to CalFire, the fire reported on June 27, 2019 at Woodward Reservoir was

Friday, June 28, 2019

Candyrock KKK leader dreaded in community

   We don't really think its necessary to repeat, but the fact is that the leader of the Candyrock KKK is hated, avoided and considered a menace to Calaveras County.

   Like most racist and KKK leaders, he is dreaded so much that even relatives go way out of their way to avoid this menace.

Calaveras Democrats meet

   The Calaveras Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on July 9, 2019 with guest speaker Peter Maurer, Planning Director.

   The meeting begins at 5:30 PM in the Chesebrough Room of the Main Library in San Andreas.

Do your STROKE-LYER neighbors smell bad?

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Oreo is gorgeous

   If you are looking for a sweet, gently kitty, you couldn't miss by adopting Oreo, a short haired black and white.

   Visit her at the Calaveras Animal Services Cat House in San Andreas.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

San Francisco bans all tobacco

   Assuming the mayor signs it, San Francisco will become the first major US city to ban all tobacco products, including E-cigarettes.

   Is this a sign of the future, or just one liberal US city on its own?  We'll see!

Mueller will testify in July

   On 17, 2019 Robert Mueller will testify before two House committees. He was served with a subpoena to assure his cooperation.

   Whether he will go beyond what was in his report is unclear, but at least he will testify, and publicly for the American people to see and hear.

San Andreas woman arrested

   On June 25, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Samantha Marie Marley (26) of San Andreas on Lombardi Drive.

   Marley was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for several alleged outstanding warrants for Forgery, Counterfeiting and using others ID to get credit, all felonies and for several various misdemeanor warrants.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Is that Mr. Mustache in the Supervisor meeting audience?

   It appears that losing Supervisor Oliveira (Mr. Mustache) is in the audience at the Calaveras Supervisors meeting today, July 25, 2019.

   We aren't sure what his purpose is or what he intends to speak about.  Chair Garamendi is absent today and Callaway is running the meeting.

Budget Hearings in Calaveras!

  With less money available in the coming year, the Calaveras Board of Supervisors is watching their pennies during current budget hearings.

   It's clear that some things that were planned will be postponed to the future. Which ones are not yet known or decided by the board.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Major injury collision in Tuolumne

   June 24, 2019 at 5:20 PM:  A major injury collision has been reported on Buchanan Drive near Canyon Road in Tuolumne.

   An ambulance and tow truck responded to the scene. Only one vehicle was involved.

Arrest at Zippy Mart

   On June 22, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Krista Lynn Swift (38) of San Andreas at the Valley Springs Zippy Mart.

    Swift was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Burglary, a felony.

Arnold man arrested

   On June 20, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Ryan J. Utterback (32) of Arnold at the Calaveras County Jail in San Andreas.

   Utterback was booked into the Jail

Burglary arrest in Murphys

   On June 21, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Anthony Delbert Fults (19) of Murphys on Hwy 4.

   Fults was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged 1st degree burglary and Vandalism.

Dogs die in hot cars!!

Corruption on the right NEVER ENDS!

   The judge in the Manafort case says that Manaforts attorney was exchanging hundreds of text messages with Hannity of FOX NEWS during the case, which of course, were then passed on to Trump, right?

   There is no end to the mental illness and corruption in this bunch of crazies, is there?

Right Wingers wear diapers?

   Every since I reported finding my neighbors trash dumped on my land and reported it to the

Toby Kieth coming to Ironstone

Tickets available now on presale at Ticketmaster.  Use code PICKUP and win
a chance at FREE lift tickets at Bear Valley this upcoming season.

Grand Jury report to be released

   The Calaveras County Grand Jury Report for 2018-19 will be released on June 28, 2019 at 4 PM.

   We will be posting parts of it here on the site, but not all of it.

Bernice needs a home!

We are told that Bernice is a real character. Visit her at the Calaveras
Animal Services Cat House in San Andreas.

Supervisor Callaway has our backs--Bridges

   First of all, we want to thank Supervisor Callaway for challenging Gary Toffanelli and Chair Garamendi when they did not follow through on their promised meetings

CalFire prescribed burns in Amador-El Dorado counties

   CalFire plans to hold prescribed burns in Amador and El Dorado County on June 26 and 27, 2019.

   Burns are planned on Lyons Ranch and Baer Ranch if weather allows.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Charles Dudley at it agaaaain???

   We 've had many complaints about a man from Amador County posting Facebook items

CalFireNews BEWARE of CalFireNews!!!!

    A site called CalFireNews is NOT the REAL CalFire folks.

   This is a private site run by a private individual. How he got the right

Roy Moore---"I'm BAAAACK!"

There's the Moore WEINER!  "I never
   Hard to get rid of racial and sexual infestations is proven by Roy Moore's announcement that he will again run for Senate in Alabama.

   "Thank you! " says Chuck Schumer, who considers this a gift for Doug Jones re-election.

Angels Camp Police warn of power shutdown

   Angels Camp Police have issued a warning to residents that PG&E may be issuing power shut offs due to fire danger in this area also.

   They warn that gas pumps, in addition to the city's water treatment plants will be affected, in addition to residents and businesses and could last several days at a time.

Fire in La Grange

   June 23, 2019 at 11:10 AM:  A vegetation fire has been reported on Milpitas Road near Las Cruces Road in La Grange.

   Several units, including water tenders are responding to the scene.

Body found at Pardee inlet

   Be careful when you decide to go swimming in the Mokelumne or any other river

Monday, June 17, 2019

Smokey says......

Overturned big rig leaking

  June 17, 2019 at 12:05 PM:  A big rig has overturned on Hwy 108 at J 59 near Jamestown, and is spilling diesel fuel.

  No injuries are indicated. A HAZMAT crew is responding to the scene, along with a big rig tow.

Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

   Gloria Vanderbilt, socialite and fashion designer passed away today of advanced

Collision in Rancho Calaveras

   June 17, 2019 at 9:25 AM:  A collision has been reported on Baldwin Street in Rancho Calaveras.

   A single vehicle collision, the RP doesn't know if they hit something or if just ran into the ditch.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Aircraft reported down on Lake Tulloch

 UPDATE:  The plane has sunk. A dive team is responding.

UPDATE:  Plane apparently

Happy Fathers Day!

To all those fathers who pay their child support, buy the finest
quality foods for their purr boxes and never complain!

Car vs pole on Mountain Ranch Road

   June 16, 2019 at 9 AM:  A grey mustang reportedly struck a pole on Mountain Ranch Road near Michel Road in Mountain Ranch.

   The pole is still standing, but the car left the scene. CHP is investigating.