Friday, April 3, 2020

Mnuchin's website crashes

   Today was the day small businesses could apply for grant or loan assistance due to the Coronavirus.

   We heard the Mnuchin (or as we call him Munchkin) website just crashed, so you likely won't get to apply today.

Collision in San Andreas

   April 3, 2020 at 12:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Airport Road in San Andreas.

   Be cautious if in that area. Emergency personnel are responding.

White Pines Park Closed

   Due to the CoronaVirus, White Pines Park, picnic area, bathrooms, ball park and lake are all closed to the public.

   It isn't known when they will reopen.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

CNN reports this morning...

   According to CNN, more and more people are stocking up on guns amid the

Bullets needed

   Someone asked why real estate is closed up but gun stores are open.

   We think its because gun people have to buy bullets to guard their toilet paper. What do you think?

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Selling toilet paper out of truck???

   April 1, 2020 at 12:25 PM:  It was just reported that someone was seen selling toilet paper out of the back of their pickup truck in Meadowmont Shopping Center.

   Is this an April Fool's joke?  Probably not!!

Caltrans working at Hwy 4 and Hwy 49

   April 1, 2020:  Caltrans is doing some work at Hwy 4 and Hwy 49 in Angels Camp, so be extra cautious if heading through that area.

   An Angels Camp Police cruiser is parked there for safety.

CNN's Chris Cuomo has COVID-19

   Yesterday Chris Cuomo, star of CNN's Cuomo Prime Time and brother of the governor

Calaveras Sheriff: No visitors ???

   The Calaveras Sheriff has sent out a press release directed at non-essential visitors

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Truck vs. tree on Hwy 26

  UPDATE:  Driver was taken to Sutter Amador Hospital.

Fire reported in San Andreas

   March 31, 11:25 AM:  A brush fire has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 49 in San Andreas.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Trump admits truth about Republicans

   During a TV interview yesterday, Trump stated that he didn't approve of vote by mail and

Collision in Vallecito

   March 31, 2020 at 8:30 AM:  A collision has been reported on Parrots Ferry Road at Airola Road in the Vallecito area.

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

Sunday, March 29, 2020

If your birthday is today, March 29....

  ..... you share it with Tennessee motorcyclist and retired Navy veteran Peter Foppiano,  baseball manager Billy Beane,

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Running stop sign causes crash

   March 28, 2020 at 9:45 AM:  One car ran the stop sign at Henry Road and Lone Tree Road in Escalon and caused a crash.

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

Angels Camp parks closed

   The Angels Camp Police have issued an announcement that all city parks are closed due to the coronavirus.

   This includes Utica Park, Tryon Park and Gateway Park.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Use home for quarantining corona ill ???

   We got information this morning that a family who has lived in the area for around 4 years

Caltrans work on Hwy 4

   If you are heading down Hwy 4 towards Stockton or Modesto, watch for Caltrans work being done at Hwy 4 and Sonora Road, just prior to Farmington.

   One way traffic is in process at this time at that location.

Arrest in Murphys--Racist friends get away with Intent to Terrorize Threats

   On March 25, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Trevor Michael Azzaro (39) of Murphys

CHP report of Double Springs collision

   According to CHP on March 25, 2020 around 10:20 AM David I. Alexander (79) of Mokelumne Hill was driving a 2016 Nissan Frontier on Hwy 12 east of Double Springs about

Chains required on Hwy 4

   March 26, 2020 at 8:40 AM: Caltrans is requiring chains on Hwy 4 this morning, east of Arnold.

   Drive carefully and wear warm clothing if headed for the mountains. It's around 25 degrees in Arnold, but it looks like the sun may come out and warm us up later.

How many unemployed?????

   Everyone in the business world has been has awaiting this mornings unemployment report.

   The new unemployment filings are 3.3 million, the largest in US history.  The second largest one week total was 750,000.

Vehicle runs off road in Linden

    March 26, 2020 at 8:15 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Clements Road in the Linden area.

   Minor injuries have been indicated.  PG&E has been notified. Be cautious if headed that way.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Collision in Mokelumne Hill

   March 25, 2020 at 11:05 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 26 in Mokelumne Hill.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries.

Major injuries in Hwy 12 crash

   March 25, 2020 at 11 AM:  A head-on traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 12 in the Double Springs area.

   Air ambulance is required due to major injuries.  Be cautious if headed that way.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   March 25, 2020 at 8 AM:  Chains are required on Hwy 4 at Cottage Springs this morning.

   The roadway has been plowed well (not the county roads).

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Lame Duck located.....

   It turns out that ex-Supervisor Dennis Mills is now sitting at a table down below the Supervisors dais, all by himself.

   Obviously, the lame duck has fear of getting the virus from another Supervisor. Quack!!

Voting complaints from EX- Calaveras Supervisor Dennis Mills

   At the March 24, 2020 Calaveras Supervisor meeting two emails were received concerning Dennis

Calaveras Supervisors get LAME DUCK quacks!!

    At this mornings (March 24, 2020) Calaveras Supervisor meeting, they only took public

Chains required on Hwy 4

   March 24, 2020 at 8:30 AM:  Chains are required on Hwy 4 above Cabbage Patch at this time.

   It is expected that the snow level will come down to 3000 to 4000' later today. Drive  carefully.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Motorcycles at Hwy 49

   March 23, 2020 at 1:30 PM:   CHP reports that a whole group of motorcycles are being guided into a parking lot at Hwy 49 and Hwy 88 in Jackson by other cyclists.

   Traffic is blocked in the area. 

White truck vs. Ironstone gate

    March 23, 2020 at 1:15 PM:  A white truck reportedly struck the gate of Ironstone Vineyards on Six Mile Road in Murphys.

   No injuries were indicated, but be extra cautious  if in the area.

Trump claimed credit for DOW gains, what about now?

   The DOW is down another 700 points today. Who takes credit for that?

   Since Trump claimed full credit for the gains since he took office, he IS responsible for all the losses that take us back to his inauguration!!

Rand Paul has CORONAVIRUS

  Late yesterday, Senator Rand Paul announced that he is the first US Senator to test positive for the Coronavirus and is now quarantined.

   Concern over his possibly exposing others at the capitol gym Sunday morning, sent other senators into isolation, which means they cannot vote. 

Kenny Rogers dies

   Singer Kenny Rogers, famous for "Lady" and "The Gambler" has passed away at his home in Georgia.

   He was 81 years old and died of natural causes.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Over 2 million estimated unemployed

   It has been estimated that due to the Trump virus, over 2 million Americans filed

No-good Racist neighbors are also the thieves

   Do you have racist neighbors?  Beware!  Is the female racist the biggest thief you ever saw?  Does she even steal

PG&E not disconnecting service

  PG&E has sent out a press release that if you get behind in your bill, they will not be disconnecting you during this crisis.

   They are not, however, saying you don't have to pay the full amount due eventually.

If your birthday is today March 22....

 ...you share it with actor William Shatner, Cats composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, actress Reese Witherspoon,

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cows out on Camanche Parkway

   March 21, 2020 at 11 AM:  Cows are out on Camanche Parkway near Hwy 49 on the Amador County side.

   Be cautious as there are two different groups of cows out in that area. Authorities are trying to locate the owner.

Rollover in Escalon

   March 21, 2020 at 9:35 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly rolled over several times on Hwy 120 in Escalon.

   It isn't known if there are injuries.  Be extra cautious if in the area.

Calaveras Sheriff 'SHELTERING IN PLACE'!!

   According to a press release by the Calaveras Sheriff's Office, they will not be responding

Friday, March 20, 2020

Groceries scarcer

   If you've been to the grocery store in the last couple of days, you know certain

Car runs off road in Dorrington

   March 20, 2020 at 8 AM:  A car slid off Apache Road in Dorrington and is now stuck in the snow bank on Apache Road.

   No injuries have been indicated. Slow down and drive carefully. The temps are in the 20's this morning.

CA under 'Shelter at Home' orders

   All non-essential workers are ordered to "Shelter at Home' by California's Governor Newsom last night.

   The unemployment numbers are going to skyrocket due to the CoronaVirus.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

City of Angels Camp closed

   As of March 19, 2020 due to the CoronaVirus, the City of Angels Camp's offices will all be closed to the public.

   Emergency services can be accessed by telephone.  It isn't known how long the closure will be.

Bear Valley closed!!!!

   Sad to say that due to the CoronaVirus Bear Valley Ski Resort is closed for the season.

   With all the recent snow, this is very discouraging.

The CANCER of America

   Everyone knows that the mental illness of racism is the main CANCER

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Calaveras Arts Council closed

   The main office of the Calaveras Arts Council is now closed due to the Corona Virus.

   Also, their spring events, Ride and Walk, Fins and Feather and ArtSpirit are postponed or cancelled.  The Ovations concert on April 5, in addition, is also cancelled.

DOW down another 2200 points

   UPDATE:  DOW ended the day at 1338 down.

As of 11:15 AM, the DOW is down 2200

Chains required in Arnold

  March 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM:  Chains are now required on Hwy 4 in Arnold.

   It is snowing lightly, but the roadways are not bad. Carry chains if coming up the mountain. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Mudslide on Parrots Ferry Road

   March 17, 2020 at 2:25 PM:  A mudslide has been reported on Parrots Ferry Road near Airola Road outside Vallecito.

   Be cautious if headed that way.

George James Markoe

   George Markoe Passed away on Friday, February 28 in the presence of his loving

Calaveras County Water District closes office--water is safe

      CCWD has announced that it is closing its San Andreas office to the public due to the

Is there a difference...?


Failed U-turn on Hwy 4 - runs off roadway

   March 17, 2020 at 9:30 AM:  A truck attempted a u-turn on Hwy 4 near Poole Station Road and ran off the roadway.

    A tow truck was dispatched. It isn't known if there are injuries.

Multi-vehicle traffic collision in Pioneer

   March 17, 2020 at 8:35 AM:  A multi-vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 88 near Pioneer Elementary School in Pioneer.

   Be cautious if in that area.  Major injuries have been indicated. An ambulance is responding.

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2020


Chains required on Hwy 4

   March 17, 2020 at 8:30 AM:  Chains are required on Hwy 4 above Arnold this morning.

   Drive careful and slowly. Leave space between cars.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Vehicle rollover in Valley Springs

   March 16, 2020 at 2:20 PM:  A vehicle has rolled over on Hwy 26 at Hogan Dam Road in Valley Springs.

   One person had to be assisted to get out of the vehicle. It isn't known if there are injuries.

Car off Hwy 49 into gully

   March 16, 2020 at 2:05 PM:  A car reportedly ran off Hwy 49 near Cosgrave Road outside Angels Camp and into a gully.

   Calaveras Sheriff is also responding to the scene, in addition to an ambulance and tow truck.

PG&E is ready

PG&E used the Meadowmont parking lot to chain up and wait for
a call of a power outage in Ebbetts Pass. The parking lot
couldn't get plowed because there were so many giant PG&E
trucks parked out there.  What a giant mushy mess!

Power lines down on Hwy 26

   March 16, 2020 at 1:50 PM:  Power lines have been reported down on Hwy 26 at Red Corral Road, outside West Point on the Amador County side.

   PG&E has been notified. Avoid the area if possible.

DOW down 2997

   The DOW average is now down 2997 points, and is barely holding over 20,000.

   With businesses restrained or closed, no one knows what to do and stock prices of those public companies, will remain volatile.

4 vehicles stuck in snow in Murphys

   March 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM:  4 vehicles are stuck in the snow on Hwy 4 at the Utica Powerhouse.

   Don't try to come up the hill without chains.

Spin-out on Hwy 49

   March 16, 2020 at 11 AM: A spin-out has been reported on Hwy 49 at Fricot City Road in San Andreas.

   Be cautious as a tow truck is responding to the scene.

Certain markets will shop for you

   You can order groceries to pick up of have a friend or neighbor pick up. This is to avoid having to go shopping.

   Big Trees Market at 795-3868, Angels Food Market at 736-4243 and and Sierra Hills Market at 728-3402 all provide this service.

PANDEMIC!!???

   A PANDEMIC is a disease epidemic which has spread across a large region, continents or the world.

   Therefore a Pandemic is an epidemic (a disease which is the rapid spread of disease through a given population). 

Library doesn't know about TARANTULAS???

   We though everyone knew how to get rid of pesty Woodpeckers in Ebbetts Pass, but we hear that the

Stock market stoppage triggered again

   For the third time in a week, the stock market was down over 7% and triggered the automatic stop trading signal.

   Last time we checked, the DOW was down over 2300 points today.

Calaveras Unified closed--meals provided

   Although Calaveras Unified has closed all of their schools due to the Coronavirus, they will be providing meals to those children who need them.

  Line up in the bus lane at the school nearest you. Children must be present to receive meals between 11 AM and 1 PM Monday through Friday.  Stay in your vehicle.

Deborah Randell of Murphys

   Deborah Ann Randell, loving wife and mother, passed away at home in the care of family

Chains required in Murphys

   March 16, 2020 at 11 AM:  Chains are now required on Hwy 4 at Murphys in Calaveras County.

   Drive carefully, slow down and dress warmly if headed for the mountains.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

It's official!! Pets are innocent!!!


It's a LIE!!

   Don't believe the LIES your hear from right-wing nuts that your pets spread the Corona Virus.

   It's a pack of LIES!! 

Car runs off road into lake

   March 15, 2020 at 11:50 AM:  A car has run off Stagecoach Road in Copperopolis  and into a small lake near Buckboard Drive.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Live PG&E wires down in Camp Connell

   March 15, 2020 at 11:45 AM:  Live PG&E wires are reportedly down on Shoshone Drive near Ottawa Drive in Camp Connell.

   PG&E has been notified. No one can drive through that area right now.  Avoid it!

Gem and Mineral Show postponed

   The March 28 and 29, 2020 Gem and Mineral Show that was scheduled at Frogtown, has been postponed.

   A new date has not yet been determined.  After the coronavirus problems are settled, is likely.

Spin-out on Hwy 4

   March 15, 2020 at 11:20 AM:  A spin-out has been reported on Hwy 4 at Upper Moran Road in Arnold.

   It is blocking the roadway, so be cautious if in that area.

Traffic collision in Valley Springs

   March 15, 2020 at 10:30 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Hogan Dam Road in Valley Springs.

   It isn't known if there are injuries, but be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Chains required above Arnold

   March 15, 2020:  The Caltrans CHAIN Commandos are out on Hwy 4, just above Arnold, to make sure everyone who needs them have chains on their tires.

   Drive slowly and don't try to go up the mountain without chains.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Fear the Coronavirus?

   Everyone has a little fear of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 infecting them or a member of the family.

   The best advise we've heard was on TV this morning:  Fear is reasonable, but CARRY ON!!

Whiskerino Dinner Dance


Overturned SUV on Hwy 4

   March 14, 2020 at 11:40 AM:  An overturned SUV has been reported on Hwy 4 at Cabbage Patch in Ebbetts Pass.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Angels Camp City Council nixes public

   According to the City Clerk, the Angels Camp City Council will meet on Tuesday March 17, 2020 without any public audience.

   Apparently this is out of concern for the spread of the Corona Virus in Calaveras County!

WOW!! Bear Valley snow!!!


Vehicle rollover on Hwy 4

   March 14, 2020 at 9:20 AM:  A vehicle has spun out of control and rolled over on Hwy 4 near Cabbage Patch.  SLOW DOWN!

   The vehicle possibly struck a tree off the roadway. No injuries have been indicated.

Calaveras Supervisors hold SPECIAL MEETING

      On March 17, 2020 at 8 AM the Calaveras Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting in the Supervisor Chambers in San Andreas.

   After Closed Sessions for lawsuits

DOW up 1985 points

   In its wild and volatile swings, the DOW average went up 1985 points on Friday March 13, 2020 to 23,185.

   Since it had been near 30,000 before the crash, it still has a long way to go to recover its losses and that may take awhile.

Murphys Irish Day CANCELLED

   Due to the COVID-19 virus, the March 21, 2020 Murphys Irish Day has been cancelled.  The governor banned anything with over 250 people.

  The Calaveras County Fair is still on the schedule because they say it comes after the 1 month ban on events.  We'll see what happens in April.

47 have Coronavirus at Washington care facility

   As of this morning, 47 employees have tested positive for the Coronavirus or COVID-19 at the Kirkland Care facility in Washinton state.

   24 other employees came back negative for the disease.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   March 14, 2020 at 8:50 AM:  Caltrans is requiring chains on vehicles without 4 wheel drive at Camp Connell on Hwy 4.

   Drive slowly and be extra cautious.  No snow in Arnold yet!

Friday, March 13, 2020

San Andreas woman arrested in Arnold

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff on March 12, 2020 deputies arrested Rebecca Lynne Boyett (43) of San Andreas on Valley View Drive in Arnold.

   Boyett was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft and Receiving known  Stolen Property, both felonies and for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor.

Collision on Hwy 4

   March 13, 2020 at 8:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Big Trees Road in Ebbetts Pass.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious if headed that way.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sandra Johnson of Arnold

   On February 8, 2020 Sandra Jean Johnson passed away in Sonora.  She was born

Thank you, Angels Camp Police Department

   The Sierra Sentinel wants to thank the Angels Camp Police Department

Storm coming for the weekend

    Looks like we're going to get some snow in the mountains and rain in the valley this weekend, if the weather reports hold up.

   Saturday, Sunday and also Monday look to be stormy, with possibly feet of snow up high.  We need it!

Dear Editor: COVID-19

   Dear Editor of Sierra Sentinel:

   I've been holding off writing this to see what was going to happen with this

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Sharon Romano says THANK YOU!

    Sharon Romano wants to thank all of her supporters who helped her in the District 1 election campaign against Gary Tofanelli.

   Tofanelli won, but Sharon is grateful for all the help she received, and encourages everyone to stay involved in county issues.

Collision in San Andreas

    March 10, 2020 at 1:05 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Main Street in San Andreas.

   It isn't known if there are injuries, but be extra cautious if in that area.

Jumper on Hwy 26

   March 10, 2020 at 11:20 AM:  A jumper has been reported at Hwy 26 and Shaw Road in Garden Acres.

   A male is on the pavement not moving at this time. Emergency personnel are responding.

New HVAC system for Calaveras EXPENSIVE

   A lengthy presentation was made by a company offering to finance the cost of replacing the entire HVAC system at the Calaveras County offices.

   The total cost is $2,901,750 and would be paid for over many years as lease financing.

Corona Virus discussed at Calaveras Supervisors

   While the Calaveras Supervisors were hearing a report on the lack of the

CPAC members virus carriers???

OMG!  Is our beloved flag now
infected with the virus???
    Since the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) last week, several Republicans are now quarantined due to exposure.

   There are photos of them shaking hands with Trump. Cruz is one of them. Are the CPAC members just carriers or is there an outbreak among the entire group?

What does Trump fear most???

He does have SOME good ideas,
members of the press!
   According to sources in the White House, Trump's personal feelings about the Corona Virus are different from the public face he puts on.

   While he tells us there is nothing to worry about, that he has it

Record losses for stocks

    March 9, 2020 was a record for the stock market, in losses that is.

   Over 2000 points down for the DOW was a record for the history books.  Volatility is still expected for the duration of the Corona Virus and the oil war.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Car lands in back yard

    UPDATE:  The fire department is attempting to extricate the driver

Fatal ATV crash in Glencoe

   According to CHP on March 5, 2020 a 54 year old Glencoe woman was riding a

Fire in Valley Springs

    March 9, 2020 at 10:40 AM:  A fire has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in Valley Springs, near the Taco Bell.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Arrest in Arnold on multiple charges

   On March 8, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Anthony Charles Linebaugh (34) of Copperopolis on Hwy 4 in Arnold.

   Linebaugh was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Obstruction

Negligent discharge of firearm

   On March 8, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Nicholas Ryan Holocker (19) of Jenny Lind on Scenic Valley Drive.

   Holocker was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Willful discharge of a firearm in grossly negligent manner, a felony.

Two arrests in Valley Springs

   On March 7, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Emily Rose Pavlacky (22) of Angels Camp on Garner Place in Valley Springs.

   Pavlacky was booked into the

Mountain Ranch man arrested

    On March 7, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Zanko James Hildebrandt (49) of Mountain Ranch on Whiskey Slide Mountain Road.

    Hildebrandt was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Receiving stolen property and Convicted person in possession of a firearm, felonies and for CCW on a person, a misdemeanor.

Stock market crash...oil dumps...Trump

   Early this morning, the stock market actually stopped trading because the selling off was so

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Traffic collision on Hwy 108

   March 8, 2020 at 11:30 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly rolled over on Hwy 108 at Stockton Road in the Sonora area.

   An ambulance has been dispatched to the scene.

Three running for Saddle Queen

   Saddle Queen, part of the Calaveras County Fair, has three contestants for 2020.

   Savannah Clopton, Macy Liotta and Kylee Stemen will compete on May 14, 2020 at noon.

Junior Calaveras Fair Board members....

  The 2020 Junior Calaveras Fair Board members are:

   Luke Andahl, Vanessa Baysinger, Kyndal

Let's look at the Folendorf-Mills election now

Congratulations to Amanda Folendorf!!
   The latest count in the Calaveras County District 4 Supervisorial race is now

Daylight's Saving Time...like it or not!

Don't forget the clock in your vehicles!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Brother needs a home...

Visit gorgeous Brother at the Calaveras Animal Service in
San Andreas

Rain and snow coming....

   March 7, 2020 at 9:35 AM:  According to the weather service Calaveras County and especially Ebbetts Pass are going to get some rain and snow today and possibly through Tuesday.

   Since we need the rain and snow, we don't see anyone complaining.  Should be gorgeous at Bear Valley tomorrow.  Drive carefully.

Jumper on I-5

   March 7, 2020 at 9:30 AM:  A jumper has been reported on the March Lane overpass at I-5 in Stockton.

   Emergency personnel are responding, but be extra cautious if in the area.

Police vs. Fire in Ione crash

   March 7, 2020 at 9:10 AM:  A fire department vehicle and an Ione City vehicle have reportedly collided in a parking lot at Hwy 104 and Waterman Road.

  No injuries have been indicated. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

3500 people take a Princess Cruise

   This is the story of 3500 Americans who left San Francisco on a Princess Cruise ship and are now being held off the shore

Cow on Hwy 49

   March 6, 2020 at 11 AM:  A cow has been reported on Hwy 49 near the Melones Bridge outside Angels Camp.

   Be extra cautious  if headed that way until CHP can clear the roadway.

Frogtown says 'wash your hands'

   While many large crowd events have been cancelled or postponed due to the

Miss Calaveras contestants

   Contestants for Miss Calaveras at the Calaveras County Fair 2020 have been announced.

    They include

Folendorf leads in District 4

   Amanda Folendorf is leading Dennis Mills in the Calaveras District 4 Supervisor race with 51.60% to Mills' 48.40%

   Folendorf has 1627 votes to Mills' 1526 votes.  More ballots are yet to be reported, possibly today.

Calves out on Six Mile Road in Murphys

   March 26, 2020 at 9:15 AM:  Calves have been reported on Six Mile Road near Algiers Street in Murphys.

   Be extra cautious if in that area until CHP can locate the owner and clear the roadway.

Fatal collision on Hwy 26

   March 6, 2020 at 9:10 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Alpine Avenue, just prior to Hwy 99 in the Stockton area.

   One person was fatally injured in this two vehicle crash. Hwy 26 is closed while awaiting the coroner.

Arrest for metal knuckles

   On March 4, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Samantha Marie Marley (27) of San Andreas on Mariposa Avenue.

   Marley was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Possession/mfg/import/sales of Metal Knuckles, a felony and for Possession of Controlled Substance Paraphernalia, Violation of Probation and a warrant for Failing to Appear, misdemeanors.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Historical Society Dinner

   On March 26, 2020 the Calaveras County Historical Society will hold its March Dinner meeting

Mr. Frog's Wild Ride

   Time to register for the twelfth annual Mr. Frog's Wild Ride in Calaveras County.  It will be held on

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Head-on crash in Copperopolis

   UPDATE:  This was near the county line.   The roadway is now clear.

Letter to the Editor: Someone who can beat Trump

   Dear Editor:

     We have to vote for someone who can beat Trump!  That would be the strongest

Guns and Drugs found in Paloma search

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff, on February 6, 2020 deptuies served a search warrant at an address in the 6000 block of Messinger Flat

Donald Joseph Parr of Murphys

    Donald Joseph Parr, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed

Mills might ask for recount

  In the Calaveras Supervisor of District 4 race yesterday, Dennis Mills lost to Amanda Folendorf by 49 votes, or 49.16% to 50.84%.  Folendorf 1479 and Mills 1430 per the Elections department.

   Mills could ask for a recount and if Amanda should get less we could have a runoff . You need to get 50%+ to avoid a runoff in the primary.

Two Angels Camp men arrested

   On March 3, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Shawn Paul Albert

School bond defeated

  A school bond that would have put the taxpayers on the hook for 35 years has been defeated statewide.

   We are all tired of having debt over debt over debt.

Dirty cop and accused murderer DeAngelo wants LIFE

   The dirty cop who is accused of murdering 13 women back in the late 70's and 80's is  asking for life in prison.

   He wants to avoid the death penalty.  What will the DA do?  All dirty cops belong in prison!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tofanelli hangs on to his Supervisor seat

   It appears that somehow the man who loved Mills so much, has hung on to his Supervisor seat in Calaveras County.

   District 1 has long been a volatile seat, with it changing hands nearly every 4 years. Tofanelli made some very bad decisions in working for Mills, who lost his re-election bid.

Jack Garamendi easily wins re-election

   In the District 2 election for Calaveras Supervisor, Jack Garamendi has easily won his

Folendorf beats Mills in District 4

   As expected, Amanda Folendorf, who had been a very successful Mayor in Angels Camp,

Calaveras County Purchasing corrupt???

   For quite some time now officials at the Calaveras County administration have tried to get the Board of Supervisors to bring

Have you voted???


Mokelumne Hill woman arrested

   On March 2, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Chantell Lynn Barnett (20) of Mokelumne Hill on Hwy 12 in Valley Springs.

   Barnett was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft and Receiving Stolen Property, both felonies.

Burglary arrest in West Point

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff, Gregory Wayne Moore (20) of Pioneer was arrested on Barney Way in West Point on February 28, 2020.

    Moore was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged 2nd degree burglary, a felony and for Tampering with a vehicle, Trespassing and Disorderly Conduct, misdemeanors.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Beware: Albino Sasquatch spotted!

In Ebbetts Pass over the weekend!

Sierra Sentinel endorses.....

   The Sierra Sentinel endorses Joe Biden for the Democratic primary election tomorrow.

   Don't forget to vote!

Mayor Pete drops out

  Mayor Pete Buttigieg, after a lengthy phone conversation with Joe Biden yesterday, dropped out of the 2020 Presidential race.

   No one is absolutely sure if he is going to endorse Biden and recommend his voters go for Biden or what may have been discussed.

Power and cable outage in Ebbetts Pass

   During the night of March 1-2, 2020 many residents in Arnold experienced a power and then Comcast cable outage.

   The power was restored after a couple of hours. Cable came back early this morning.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Government admits it lied about masks

   The Trump administration today admitted it lied yesterday when it told the public that they

Racism can be treated--extreme mental illness

   Over the decades many psychiatrists have offered the probability of treatment of those with

Chains required on Hwy 88

    March 1, 2020 at 11:45 AM:  Chains are now required on Hwy 88 at Picketts Junction in Carson Pass.

   Drive slowly and take warm clothing if headed for the mountains.

Coming down in Arnold

 
Pretty good size flakes falling at 4000' in Ebbetts Pass.
It is welcome!  That's why we all live in Arnold!!

Geese enjoying the fresh snow in Arnold

Even the geese are enjoying the fresh snow in Arnold

Cow on Hwy 49

   March 1, 2020 at 9:50 AM;  A cow has been reported on Hwy 49 near  Carol Kennedy Drive and the Calaveras County Airport.

   Be extra cautious until authorities can locate the owner and remove the cow and remove it from the roadway.

Slide on Hwy 88

   March 1, 2020 at 9:45 AM:  A snow slide has been reported blocking Hwy 88 near Devils Gate Road in Carson Pass.

   Trying to get more equipment to the site, where a snowblower went out and people are trying to dig the roadway clear.  Be extra cautious.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Chains required on Hwy 4

   Caltrans is now requiring chains on Hwy 4 at the Mt. Reba turnoff in Bear Valley.

    Slow down and make sure you wear warm clothing if headed for the mountains.

Small black dog on Hwy 49

   February 29, 2020 at 8:40 AM:  A small black dog has been reported on Hwy 49 at High School Street in San Andreas.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

City of Angels Camp buying more land?

   It seems the City of Angels Camp is afflux with money all of a sudden, judging by their real estate ventures.  Do they want to move from the current City Hall location?

   Is it possible the City is now trying to buy the Catholic pre-school building from St. Partricks Church next door?  Why is the church selling their building?

District 3 pipeline replacement resumes

   According to Calaveras County Water District, the work on the Reach l Pipeline Replacement in District 3 resumes on Monday March 2, 2020.

   The project is not expected to be completed until next fall.

Ready for a little weather?

  According to the weather service, we should get a little rain and possibly a dusting of snow in Ebbetts Pass this weekend.

   We can really use both, as summer is approaching way too quickly.

Friday, February 28, 2020

No masks anywhere

   Even in Arnold, we hear there are no more face masks available. Distributors have none on hand either.

  Apparently manufacturers are trying to step up supplies, but it takes time. We hear people went to stores and bought them out in one fell sweep.

Trump stockmarket crash

   Trumps stock market crash continued today, with major losses in the DOW leading the way.

   His lies, phony reporting of the corona virus and incompetence in making sure the CDC and HHS are properly staffed and supplied has been the cause of the crash.

Candyrock gay porn gun club and KKK plans party

   You are hereby invited to the Candyrock Gay Porn Gun Club's annual party.  Please bring any and all guns and your cameras.

   They tell us it will be a great time with all the gun poking going on.  More information coming soon.

SUV runs off Hwy 4

   February 28, 2020 at 9:15 AM:  An SUV reportedly ran off Hwy 4 near Forest Meadows.

   Other vehicles have stopped and the roadway is blocked. An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Vehicle vs dog on Hwy 12

   February 28, 2020 at 8:30 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly struck a dog on Hwy 12 at Camanche Parkway in Wallace.

   Apparently the dog is still alive and stuck in the grill of the vehicle. 

Pence gets responsibility for Corona Virus

  To dump the blame on someone else, Trump assigned responsibility for the Corona Virus to his VP Pence.

   Meanwhile, only 200 test kits have been made available to California residents.

Largest drop in DOW history!!

  $6 trillion lost in last week due to Corona Virus fears!! 

  Nearly 1200 points were lost from DOW just Thursday, the largest drop in the history of the DOW.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Overturned logging truck on Hwy 49

   February 26, 2020 at 3 PM:  Hwy 49 is closed due to a reported overturned logging truck in Carson Hill, near Red Hill Road.

   Minor injuries were indicated. A heavy duty tow truck is responding to the scene.

Trump calls CDC to White House

   After Trump told the public that there was no fear of the Corona Virus spreading

Minor injuries in collision with cement truck

   February 26, 2020 at 10:35 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 near Stallion Way south of Angels Camp.

   Minor injuries have been indicated. A cement truck is involved and traffic is backed up. Avoid the area if possible.

Traffic collision on Hwy 49

   UPDATE at 4:15 PM:  The roadway is now clear.

Collision in Valley Springs

   February 26, 2020 at 8:40 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at La Contenta Drive and Vista del Lago Drive in Valley Springs.

  A small vehicle has reportedly struck a fence at that location. No injuries have been indicated.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Frog Jump Winner Denny Matasci dies

Denny Matasci, of Mountain View, has passed away. He won the Frog Jump
with Davey Croaker in 1976.  Lee Guidici, another winner, stands behind
Matasci in this photo.

Sharon Romano election night party

   On election night March 3, 2020 Sharon Romano is holding a party for all of her supporters in District 1.

   It will be held at Goonies Bar and Grill on Main Street in San Andreas and starts at 7:30 PM.

DOW down another 350 points +

   On February 25, 2020 the DOW is down another 350 points after some analysts suggested people would be buying on yesterdays dump.

   Mohammed El Erian, however, wisely suggested that investors should think twice about putting money up right now.  Turns our, he was apparently right.

Firearm arrest in Paloma

   On February 21, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Jason Paul Berry, Jr. (40) at his residence on

Monday, February 24, 2020

Collision in Copperopoois

   February 24, 2020 at 6:15 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Surrey Lane near Hodson Road in Copperopolis.

   No injuries have been indicated. It is on a blind hill.

Richard "Dick" Talmadge Underhill

   February 5 1935 - February 19, 2020

   Longtime Camp Connell resident Richard Underhill, 85, died February 19, 2020