Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Brian Foster, where are you???

   Since a person identifying themselves as Brian Foster  and email bfoster@protonmail.com has now faded into oblivion, we are left to wonder if he ever

Chains required on Hwy 4

    May 21, 2019 at 10 AM:   Caltrans has a chains required on Hwy 4 at Camp Connell in Ebbetts Pass.

    Snow is supposed to stay above 5000' today.'

Calaveras deputies suffer terribly???

   Let's see now!  According to the Calaveras County website, Calaveras deputy sheriff's have a terrible

Another rainy day in May...

...in Calaveras County!  

Monday, May 20, 2019

Rain is good for you!!!

   Quite a few people put up covers, tents, sun shades, etc. to block the rain so they could watch the destruction derby

A little foolsgold, from deep in the mineshafts of Calaveras

    Billy, Billy, Billy! 

     Your old enemies, the stinking dirty no good thieves you told me all about, are still around

Traffic collision in Angels Camp

   May 20, 2019 at 2 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Main Street in Angels Camp between a silver Dodge Ram and a Maroon Ford van.

   No injuries have been indicated.


What is a STROH-DYKE????

Calaveras Supervisors again give theater to small group for ONE DOLLAR

   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on May 28, 2019 leasing the Black Bart Playhouse in Murphys out

Calaveras Supervisors cancel meeting

    The scheduled Calaveras Supervisors Board meeting for May 21, 2019 has been cancelled.

    We aren't aware of the reason why. The next meeting in May 28, 2019.

Copperopolis man arrested

   On May 17, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Derek Matthew Linder (33) of Copperopolis at his residence on Feather Drive.

   Linder was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Threatening a Crime with Intent to Terrorize, a felony, and for Assault, a misdemeanor.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Snowplow now plowing Hwy 4

   May 19, 2019 at 12:25 PM:  A snowplow reportedly just went through Arnold on Hwy 4.  They still haven't posted chain signs.

    Drive carefully. Slow down!

Two collisions in Long Barn on Hwy 108

   May 19, 2019 at 12:20 PM:  Two traffic collisions have now been reported on Hwy 108 in Long Barn.

   Snow is the problem. An ambulance is responding. One car is now stuck out in the snow and trees.

Chain controls on Hwy 88

   May 19, 2019 at 12:10 PM:  Chain controls are up on Hwy 88 at Peddlers Vista in Amador County.

   The snow is reportedly down to 3500' on Hwy 88 and Hwy 4.  We still have not seen a Caltrans plow in Arnold.

Hazard on Murphys Grade Road

   May 19, 2019 at 12:05 PM:   Some type of hazard is now hanging over Murphys Grade Road just outside Murphys.

   Be extra cautious until County Roads can clear the problem.

Comcast truck in collision

   May 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM:  A Comcast truck is reportedly in a collision on Hwy 4 at Northwood Drive near Forest Meadows.

   Two CHP are at the scene. Be cautious if in the area. No injuries have been indicated.

Snowing in Arnold

   May 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM:  It is snowing like crazy in Arnold, at 4000' elevation.

   Drive carefully as it is slippery.  Chain controls will likely be posted soon. 

Car vs fence in Burson

  May 19, 2019 at 10:50 AM:  A car went through a fence on Ospital Road in the Burson area.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

CNN's new show, REDEMPTION

   After watching just one of the new CNN series REDEMPTION, we learned a lot about the White Supremacist problem and those in

Chains required on Hwy 4

   May 19, 2019 at 10:20 AM:  Caltrans is requiring chains on Hwy 4 at Cottage Springs this mornings.

   Drive carefully, as the roads will be slippery.

If your birthday is today, May 19....

  ..... you share it with  minister Malcolm X, wrestler Andre the Giant, O.J. Simpson's wife

Saturday, May 18, 2019

If you plan to attend the County Fair today or tomorrow

   Rain is expected to fall this afternoon and tomorrow during the final two days of the Calaveras County Fair.

   Good for frogs, but maybe not so much people.

Fountains at Arnold True Value

in Meadowmont Shopping Center

24 Horseracing deaths since Christmas

   Unbelievable as it may seem, now 24 horses have been killed on racetracks since Christmas Day 2018.

  As you can see yet another horse

Collision on Hwy 4

   May 18, 2019 at 8 AM:  A traffic collision at the Hwy 4 and Parrots Ferry intersection was reported around 7 AM.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance have responded.  Clearing is still taking place.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Miss Calaveras 2019

   In spite of the rain, Miss Calaveras 2019 was crowned at the Calaveras County Fair on May 17, 2019.

    The winner was Katherine Sharp

Rollover on Hwy 88

   May 17, 2019 at 11:45 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly rolled over on Hwy 88 at the Silver Lake turnoff.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Overturned vehicle on Hwy 26

   May 17, 2019 at 10:45 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly overturned on Hwy 26 near Ponderosa Way in the Glencoe area.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.  Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Cougar Rock Sunset Hike cancelled for weather

   Because of impending weather, the Cougar Rock Trail Sunset Hike on May 18, 2019 has been cancelled.

   They will let us know when the next hike will be scheduled.

Car Fire on Hwy 4

   May 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM:  A car fire has been reported on Hwy 4 near Horseshoe Road in Hathaway Pines.

  Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

UPDATE! Adopted!! This is Bronson

What a handsome boy!
   He needs a home. Visit him at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas.

Rolling Stones in Santa Clara

   The only appearance by the Rolling Stones in the Bay Area this year will be a Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

   Their "No Filter" tour comes on August 18, 2019.  Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

Murphys man arrested in Sonora

   On May 17, 2019, Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Kelly Ray Ellifritz (56) of Murphys at the Sonora Regional Medical

Chains required on Hwy 4

  May 17, 2019 at 9 AM:  Caltrans has chains required at Cottage Springs on Hwy 4 this morning.

   Drive carefully, as it is icy in spots.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tim Conway dies at 85

   Tim Conway, who many felt made the Carol Burnett Show the hit it was, has died. He was 85 years old.

   Conway won several

Claude Monet painting at auction

Photo by Sotheby's
   This Monet, called "Meules", was auctioned off at Sotheby's in New York.  It's an iconic painting of haystacks.

   The price paid for this painting was $110.7 million.

CalFire says PG&E caused Camp Fire

   In a report issued on May 15, 2019 CalFire says that PG&E caused the Camp Fire which wiped out the town of Paradise and killed 85 people.

   The investigation showed that the power lines were responsible and STILL PG&E refuses to bury their lines; instead wanting to decimate our properties by cutting all our trees down!!

Mudslide on Hwy 4

   May 16, 2019 at 8 AM:  A rock and mudslide has been reported on Hwy 4 at the Utica Powerhouse in Murphys.

   Be extra cautious until Caltrans can arrive and clean off the roadway.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Slippery Roads! Drive Carefully!

   May 15, 2019:  We are expecting rain for the next few days, so drive extra carefully because the roads are slippery.

   The Calaveras County Fair, which begins tomorrow, may be a wet one this year.

PG&E: Do the Right Thing! Bury your power lines!!!


   Stop blaming the trees, the homeowners and everyone else. Take responsibility and BURY YOUR LINES!!!

"Black Sheep" Summer Social

  On June 11, 2019 the Calaveras Genealogical Society will hold their Black Sheep

Hooray! Both adopted!!!! Spike and Trouble???

Spike is a big orange tabby......

Fire alarm on Sheep Ranch Road

   May 15, 2019 at 9:20 AM:  Ebbetts Pass Fire is responding to a fire alarm on Sheep Ranch Road in Avery.

   No other details are available at this time.


Rape arrest in Avery

  On May 14, 2019 around 10 PM Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Shane David Cather (30) of Avery at his residence on Moran Road.

   Cather was booked into the Calaveras County jail for alleged Rape by force or fear, a felony and for Disorderly Conduct due to Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Head-on collision in Columbia

   May 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  A head-on traffic collision has been reported on Parrotts Ferry Road at Union Hill Road in Columbia.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene due to injuries.

Overturned vehicle on Mountain Ranch Road

   May 15, 2019 at 8:15 AM:  An overturned vehicle has been reported on Mountain Ranch Road at Gold Hunter Road in San Andreas.

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Arnold man arrested

   On May 13, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Darren Gene Dolbeare (51) of Arnold on Boards Crossing in Dorrington.

   Dolbeare was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Evading

Vehicle found covered in snow

   May 14, 2019 at 12 Noon:  A vehicle covered in snow has been reported near Hwy 88 and Bear River Road, just across the dam.

   CHP is responding to the area.

Arrest for Injuring Power lines

   On May 13, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Scott Ross Johnson (20) of Valley Springs at his residence on Hedgpeth Road.

   Johnson was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Injuring

Monday, May 13, 2019

Arnold man arrested for Threats

   On May 11, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Michael Steven Duncan

Collision in Valley Springs

   May 13, 2019 at 12:25 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 26 and Hogan Dam Road in Valley Springs.

   It isn't known if there are injuries. Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Doris Day dies

Shown here in one of her movie hits
with Rock Hudson, Doris Day sang
her way into history.
   Popular screen legend and animal right activist Doris Day has

Wilseyville man arrested

   On May 11, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Richard Allen Kesler, Jr. (54) on Pine

Sean Frame kicks off campaign against McClintock

   At a kickoff event in Placerville, Sean Frame pointed out several issues where he contends McClintock votes against residents

Arrest for Cruelty to Child

  On April 10, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Charles Defern Freer,

Murphys man arrested

   On May 10, 2019 at approximately 8:30 AM Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Anthony

Smoking tent? Dog run? or Children's Playground?

   Governor Gavin Newsome has some different ideas about what should happen in the courtyard

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Letter to the Editor: It's about POWER & Control

   Dear Editor:

    I've been following all these states who are trying to get Roe V Wade overturned and it suddenly hit

Friends of Calaveras County Animal Services (FOCAS) gets grant

   The Calaveras Community Foundation has granted FOCAS $ 10,000 to help support their spay, neuter and return to the field project for those felines that are not adoptable.

   Already, they tell us, 11 kitties have been rescued, medically treated and returned to the wild.

SF Giants at home today

   The Cincinnati Reds are in San Francisco to play the Giants today at 1 PM.

   The Reds are 18-22 and the Giants at 16-23.

If your birthday is today May 12...

 ....you share it with actress Katherine Hepburn, actor Stephen Baldwin, Florence Nightingale, comedian George Carlin,

Three car crash near Camanche

   Around 11:30 PM on May 11, 2019 a three vehicle crash was reported at Hwy 88 and Buena Vista Road near Camanche Reservoir.

  Major injuries resulted and officers spent much of the night cleaning up and investigating. One vehicle remains to be towed away this morning.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Laurence Tribe says....

...."if we don't impeach Trump, we may lose our souls!"  Tribe is law
professor at Harvard University.

Major injuries in motorcycle collision

   April 11, 2019 at 1 PM:  A fully dressed Harley Davidson was involved in a collision on Kettleman Lane at Hwy 88 outside Lockeford.

   Major injuries resulted from this collision. Officers are still clearing the area of debris.

If you want to run for office......fear the racist scum!!

   Recently we spoke with a couple of people interested in running for political office, mainly because of their horror over the Trump disaster.

   Those who want to run need to remember that the times are now

Fire in Glencoe

  UPDATE:  Forward progress on this fire has been stopped as of 11:45 AM.

  UPDATE:   This is about 1/2 acre

Please be careful! Smokey needs our help!

Fire reported in Railroad Flat area

  UPDATE:  This fire is reported contained at 11:35 AM.

 UPDATE:  Fire is about 1/4 acre

Traffic hazard on Hwy 49

   May 11, 2019 at 10:50 AM:  Some type of metal machinery block is in the roadway on Hwy 49 near San Andreas.

  Be extra cautious until CHP can get it removed.

Planning ahead for summer? Check this out!

Arnold True Value / 4 person Fast Pitch Tent
Sun shades, sunscreening
In Meadowmont Shopping Center

Calaveras Supervisors in Closed Session over Employee

   On Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 8 AM Calaveras Supervisors will hold a Closed Session to discuss a Public Employee Discipline

Traffic collision in Columbia

May 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Sawmill Flat Road in Columbia.

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

Amador County schools requests proposals

    Amador County Behavioral Health Department is seeking proposals for implementing a student

Friday, May 10, 2019

Body found in Murphys Creek identified

   A press release from the Calaveras Sheriff's Office indicates that they have officially identified

Calaveras County Counsel shows TEMPER!!

   During the final minutes of the recent Calaveras Supervisor's meeting Megan Stedtfeld, County Counsel became enraged when a Supervisor asked for a rewrite of one of the local codes.

   Her anger was very unprofessional and disappointing, and it seemed she should have discussed it with the Supervisor after the meeting, without the ire.

Debris on Hwy 4

   May 10, 2019 at 11 AM:  A report has been made of some debris on Hwy 4 near Red Tail Hawk in Arnold.

   Be cautious if in that area until it gets cleared.

Clyde Clapp smeared at Calaveras Supervisors meeting

   George Fry was knocking knuckles with another after the onslaught of obviously planned hits

Sean Frame running against McClintock

Music at Twisted Oak Winery

   On June 22, 2019 the Twisted Oak Winery on Red Hill Road will hold a fundraising music

Thursday, May 9, 2019


Meet Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Trump wants WAR to help him get re-elected???

   Following the Bush narrative, Trump believes that getting involved in a war is he best

Sheriff's report on deceased person in Murphys

   As we reported earlier,  on May 7, 2019 around 11 AM Calaveras Sheriff deputies were called out on a report of a dead

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Fire alarm on Valley View Drive

   May 8, 2019 at 11:45 AM:  A fire alarm has been sounded on Valley View Drive near Lakemont in Arnold.

   Fire department personnel are responding to the scene.

Horse tethered near Hwy 49

   May 8, 2019 at 11:40 AM:  A horse is reportedly tethered near Hwy 49 and Poole Station Road in Angels Camp.

   The Sheriff is attempting to locate the owner.

Railroad Flat man arrested

  On May 7, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Melvin Gustave Eckardt (59) of Railroad Flat at his residence on Garner Road.

   Eckardt was booked

Memorial Service for Carol Burton

    On May 25, 2019 at 1 PM there will be a Memorial Service for Carol Burton, who passed away on

Hershey--Sweet as Chocolate!

What a beautiful color of chocolate Hershey is....A not yet neutered
male about a year old. Visit him at the Calaveras Animal Shelter
in San Andreas

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Shooting at Colorado Charter School

   Police are responding to a report of a shooting at a Charter School called STEM in Douglas County, Colorado.

   At least one person is apparently dead from the shooting.

Collision in Clements

   May 7, 2019 at 1:30 PM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 88 and Hwy 12 in Clements.

   Emergency vehicles are responding to the scene.

"I want 2 more years", says Trump!

   Trump ranted yesterday that because of the Mueller probe he was cheated out of 2 years of his Presidency and actually floated the idea that he be given 2 more years on his first term.

   We don't even ask 'IS THIS GUY NUTS OR WHAT?" anymore.

Calaveras Democrats meet

   On Tuesday May 14, 2019 the Calaveras Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting in the Chesebrough Room at the

Escaped burn pile in Copperopolis

  UPDATE:  Fire has now been extinguished.

Possible dead body on Main Street, Murphys

  UPDATE:  See Sheriff's report on May 9, 2019

 UPDATE:  This is actually on the

FOX News and the BIBLE!!!! Who is the enemy of RELIGION??

That's him. Prager.  He's enough to turn you against
any religion
   This morning early on F&F, a man who wrote books about the Bible stated that the enemy

Letter to the Editor: You don't have to be nice!

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

    I've heard a lot lately about how we need to be nice to each other, even nice to the

San Andreas man arrested

   On May 6, 2019 the Calaveras County Sheriff's office arrested David Lloyd Knaak (41) of San Andreas at his

Monday, May 6, 2019


   The report on biodiversity was made by the United Nations yesterday and it made pretty clear

Are you missing a red Scottish HIghlander cow?

   May 6, 2019 at 9:55 AM:  Three red Scottish Highlander cows have been reported out on Burson Road at Olive Garden Road.

   They don't find an owner in their records, so if they are yours, call CHP.

In case you follow the Royals....

Mehgan had a 7 lb 3 oz baby boy today.

Michael Cohen reports to prison today

  Trumps favorite lawyer (until he talked to Mueller) who is going to prison for doing what Trump told him to do, reports to start his 3 year stretch today.

   Trump now calls Cohen a RAT for snitching on Trump.

CHP report on overturned semi

   According to CHP on May 5, 2019 around 7:50 AM Anthony Perez (27) of Riverside was driving a 2017 Freightliner on Hwy 49 headed down

Arrest for vehicle theft in San Andreas

   On May 5, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Ki Tama Purvis (39) of San Andreas on Murray Creek Road.
Purvis was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft and for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, both felonies.

Railroad Flat woman arrested

   On May 3, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Debbie Ann Coonce (57) of Railroad Flat at Sierra Energy in San Andreas.

   Coonce was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Forgery, a felony.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Actor Peter Hayhew dies

   Peter Mayhew may not be an everyday name but the character he played in Star Wars is definitely unforgettable.

   Mayhew died at 74 years old. He played the popular Chewbacca in many movies.

...And 45 years later....

How long til he falls???
   ....Here we go again!  45 years after Nixon tried to Stonewall Congress during the Watergate investigations, Trump is doing the

Who is Brian Foster?

   Does anyone know anything about a Brian Foster, who wrote to us claiming to be a friend of

SF Giants in Cincinatti today

   The Giants are playing the Reds in Cincinatti today. The game starts at 1 PM PDT.

   Giants are 14-19 as are the Reds.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Motorcycle collision in Jamestown

   May 4, 2019 at 11:45 AM:  A motorcycle collision has been reported at Hwy 108 and Tulloch Dam Road in Jamestown.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Emergency at Hogan Dam

   Emergency personnel are responding to a call for an unconscious person at the boat ramp at Hogan Dam in Valley Springs.

   We don't have any other details at this time. The person was brought to the boat ramp via boat.

Letter to the Editor: Gangster attorney Barr

  Dear Editor:

    I have tried to be patient, not writing letters or stirring up trouble with this Trump thing. But this guy Barr

Trump says Putin smiled??

   During a brief press conference at the White House yesterday, Trump stated to one reported that Putin smiled at him.

  Since this was not a video phone call, how does

Investigation into Nazi propaganda flyers

   Nazi propaganda flyers were dropped by a drone on an event at Sacramento State College last night.

   Authorities are investigating. One persons name appeared who had previously been arrested for allegedly similar hate speech.

Northern Nights Music Festival

No Tax Returns, stay out of California

   The California State Senate passed a bill that forbids any candidate running for office to appear on their ballot unless they release 5 years of tax returns.

    This mainly affects Trump, since he is hiding his tax returns from the public. Most honorable elected officials openly turn over their returns.

Supervisor Callaway reports on Hwy 4

  Roadwork on Hwy 4 by Caltrans:

   Caltrans will be installing rumble strips on Hwy 4 between Angels Camp and the

Friday, May 3, 2019

Big rig overturned on Hwy 88

   May 3, 2019 at 10:45 AM:  A big rig reportedly has overturned at Eight Mile Road and Hwy 88 just below Lockeford.

   Roofing material is spilled across the roadway. A big rig tow truck is responding. No injuries have been indicated.


Dogwoods are blooming

Beautiful white dogwoods bloom naturally in Ebbetts Pass. There
may not be many left when the PG&E crews get through!

Arnold Spring Peddler Faire

 On Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 and 26, 2019 will be the Annual Spring Peddler's Faire in Arnold.

   If you would like to be a vendor for the faire, call Kim or Mark at 925-372-1961 or email them at afterthegoldrush@sbcglobal.net.

Gavin Newsome pulls the PLUG!!

   The Twin Tunnels Project for L.A. is officially DEAD, since Gavin Newsome yesterday announce he was killing the project.

   Pulling the plug on the unpopular project, he says he will recommend an extremely downsized project in the coming weeks.

Two arrested on Pardee Dam Road

   On May 2, 2019 around 1:30 PM the Calaveras Sheriff department reports that when a deputy made a stop of a car on Pardee Dam Road, just outside Valley Springs,the driver,

Arrest for Grand Theft: Dog

   On May 2, 2019  the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Johnah Jo Harper (49) of Valley Springs.

   Harper was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Grand Theft: Dog, a felony.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Valley Springs man arrested

   On May 1, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Daniel Steven Mantz (35) of Valley Springs on Pardee Dam Road.

   Mantz was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly being a felon

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Mothers are Golden in Mokelumne Hill

  On Sunday, May 12, 2019 Mothers will be treated to a special event in historic downtown Mokelumne Hill from 10 AM to 4 PM.

   There will be free treats for Moms at several stores as you stroll through town.

Overturned vehicle in Burson

   May 1, 2019 at 11:10 AM:  A vehicle is reportedly overturned on Burson Road near Dakota Road in the Burson area.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Bartenders needed for Calaveras County Fair

   The Friends of the Calaveras County Fair is in need of volunteer bartenders

Happy May Day!!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Calaveras County is not alone with its racist gun nuts!

   The Executive Director of Sacramento's main EMS dispatch and fire center and one other employee have

Collision on Hwy 4

   April 30, 2019 at 12:30 PM:  A traffic collision was reported on Hwy 4 at Cedar Vista Drive near Forest Meadows.

   No injuries were indicated in the collision.

White House Correspondents Dinner total success

Using his intellect and knowledge of
U.S. history, Chernow got a
standing ovation for his speech!
   Historian Ron Chernow made the 2019 White House Correspondents Dinner a total success, with humor