Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Head-on Collision on Hwy 26

   June 30, 2020 at 3 PM:  CHP is at the site of a head-on collision between a garbage truck and a SUV at Hwy 26 and Fine Road in Linden.

   An ambulance and tow trucks are responding to the scene.  Be extra cautious if in that area.

UPDATE: House rented, sorry

in Angels Camp, 3 BR, 2 BA, Family Room,

Battery against Peace Officer arrest

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff on June 29, 2020 Toby Armon Gordan-Evans (27)  of Sacramento was arrested at the Calaveras County Jail.

   Gordan-Evans was booked into the county jail for alleged Battery on a Peace Officer, a felony and for being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. 

Drowning at Camanche

   On June 28, 2020 around 12:30 PM Calaveras deputies responded to Camanche Reservoir where a 12 year old non-swimmer went under.

    The boy was pulled from the reservoir about 30' from shore in about 14' of water. 

Fire in Oakdale

   June 30, 2020 at 12 Noon:  A grass fire has been reported on Hwy 108 at Wilms Road in the Oakdale area.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Kittens for Adoption

Give a kitten a home. See them at the Calaveras Animal
Shelter in San Andreas

Do you believe????

   It's nearly impossible to believe anything that comes out of the mouth of TRUMP!

   But, if you believe that he "KNEW NOTHING" about Russia paying to kill

Monday, June 29, 2020

Motorcycle collision in Jamestown

   June 29, 2020 at 3:45 PM:  A motorcycle collision has been reported on Jamestown Road at Wigwam Road in Jamestown.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Collision in Valley Springs

   June 28, 2020 at 2:30 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 26 and Hwy 12 in Valley Springs.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Collision in Columbia

   June 28, 2020 at 1:50 PM:  A solo vehicle has crashed on Big Hill Road in Columbia.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

 

Murphys Fire Department Burglarized

    According to the Calaveras Sheriff, deputies were called to the Murphys Fire Department

Will PG&E survive? Do we want it to? Refuse to BURY lines!!

NOW they will put their lines underground!!!!!
When they kill 85 of us, will they put OUR
lines underground, too??????
   PG&E is now coming out of bankruptcy and is going to have to satisfy a federal judge that

Sunday, June 28, 2020

We are so proud!!

   The SierraSentinel.com is so proud to be the anti-TRUMP website of the Sierras.

    We will continue to publish the truth about Trump and his dirty racist cops and worshipers, gun nuts and his hateful politics!!!

If your birthday is today June 28...

 ...you share it with entreprenuer Elon Musk,  King Henry VIII,  comedian and producer Mel Brooks, actor John Cusack,

If you don't vote, you are voting for TRUMP!!


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Motorcycle collision on Hwy 49

   June 27, 2020 at 3:55 PM:  A motorcycle collision has been reported on Hwy 49 near Electra Road outside Mokelumne Hill.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Collision on Hwy 49

   June 27, 2020 at 3 PM:  A three vehicle head-on collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia.

   It isn't clear if there are injuries. Be extra cautious if headed that way.  There is debris all over the road.

NO Fireworks in Ebbetts Pass

  You've seen the big signs, from Murphys up Hwy 4 and over the pass.

   NO FIREWORKS!!   Pay attention or GET arrested!  Don't start fires in our forest, please!!

Fire on Doster Road

  UPDATE: at 2 PM;  Fire is now just under 5 acres.  Some of the dispatched air tankers have been sent back to Columbia without dumping.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Foam Ice Chests on Sale

Only $12.99 at your Arnold True Value
while they last!

Grass Fire in Farmington

 Update:  This fire is now reportedly out.

Calaveras deputy sheriff in collision

   June 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM:  A Calaveras Sheriff deputy car and another vehicle collided on Hwy 4 at Poole Station Road in Angels Camp.

   No injuries were indicated.  CHP is at the scene.

Collision at Melones

   June 26, 2020 at 8:30 AM: A vehicle collision including a motorcycle has been reported on the Calaveras side of the bridge on Hwy 49 at Melones.

   Emergency vehicles are responding to the scene.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A NOOSE is a NOOSE is a NOOSE!!

  No matter what the FBI says, this photo shows that the rope hanging in the NASCAR garage is a NOOSE.

   Looks like the FBI has dropped the whole thing, though.

World UFO Day

Well, there's a DAY for everything!!

Salmon just starting to JUMP!

   The salmon have just started to attempt to jump up over Brooks Falls in Katmai Alaska.

   The bears will be waiting for them, hungry as ever.  You can watch live.

Joe Scarborough says....

Husband and wife and on air partners, Mika Brzenski
and Joe Scarborough are the stars of Morning Joe!
   During his Morning Joe show today, Joe Scarborough lambasted

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Major injury collision in Valley Springs

   At approximately 9:30 PM on June 23, 2020 Brandon Maggard (34) of Rio Linda was

Meth is the problem.....

On June 24,  2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies observed a man hiding a doll behind

Dangerous on Hwy 4

   June 24, 2020 at 3:15 PM:  CHP has received a complaint that the signage for the pipeline work on Hwy 4 isn't clear, nearly causing accidents.

   CHP is responding to the area near Avery.

Fire in Mountain Ranch

   June 24, 2020 at 12:45 PM:  A fire of trash has been reported on Jesus Maria Road at Penny Way in Mountain Ranch.

   Calfire is responding to the area.

Earthquake felt in Arnold

   At around 10:40 AM an earthquake was felt in Arnold that was centered in Lone Pine, CA.

   It was apparently at 5.8 magnitude quake.

Tree on fire

   June 24, 2020 at 8:25 AM:  A tree is reportedly on fire in the same area as the Valley Springs fire yesterday on Quail Oaks Road.

   Calfire is responding to the location reported.

Alfalfa gets arrested

   Bug Hall, known most for his portrayal of Alfalfa in the Little Rascals movie in the 90's was arrested in Texas.

   He was arrested for "huffing an air duster" after police were called to his hotel.

Calfire training burn in Fiddletown

   June 24, 2020:  Calfire is conducting a training burn in Fiddletown today.

   It is on the Amoruso Ranch vegetation management acreage.  There will be smoke in the area.

Big rig blocking Hwy 4

  June 24, 2020 at 7:45 AM:  A big rig is blocking Hwy 4 not far from the Hwy 207 cutoff in Ebbetts Pass.

   Be extra cautious if in that area until it can be moved.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Fall with broken leg at Natural Bridges

   June 23, 2020 at 4:30 PM:  A hiker fell and broke their leg with other injuries at Natural Bridges State Park.

   A rescue is taking place with an air ambulance waiting at Chalcedon in Vallecito.

Fire in Valley Springs

   UPDATE:  Hwy 26 is closed due to heavy equipment at Quail Oaks Drive.

Collision in Arnold

   June 23, 2020 at 4:05 PM:  A multi vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Rancho Paradiso in Arnold.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Marriage Licenses in Calaveras County

   The following persons received marriage licenses between June 1

Collision in San Andreas

   June 23, 2020 at 2:40 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 49 and Hwy 12 in San Andreas.

   No injuries have been indicated.

Sheep on Ospital Road

   June 23, 2020 at 1 PM:  Sheep have been reported on Ospital Road near Live Oak Road in the Wallace area.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can locate the owner and remove the sheep from the roadway.

Supervisor Callaway asks for more COVID information

   At the June 23, 2020 Calaveras Supervisor meeting, Merita Callaway asked the Health Department why they do not post

COVID 19 in Calaveras County

   As of June 19, 2020 there are 28 cases of COVID 19 in Calaveras County.  The health department is not doing a daily update on their website.

   County Supervisors are receiving an update at this time in Board Chambers.

Fire in Groveland

 UPDATE:  The fire, which was in 2 spots, is now out.

Collision on Hwy 49

   UPDATE:  CHP now confirms there are no injuries in this collision.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Black smoke check on Summit Level Road

   June 22, 2020 at 3 PM:  A smoke check is being made on Summit Level Road in Ebbetts Pas after black smoke is visible.

   Engines are responding to the scene.

Live Bear Cam on at Katmai

   The annual Brown Bear fishing derby is being filmed at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Forest in Alaska.

   The salmon run has not officially begun yet, though, so there are not as many bears right now. The camera is on live.

Postal truck in head-on collision in Sonora

   June 22, 2020 at 1:30 PM:  A head on collision has been reported at Shaws Flat Road and Hwy 49 in Sonora.

   A US Mail truck is involved. An air ambulance is responding to the scene.

Warrant arrest in Copperopolis

   On June 21, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Joseph Jay Harrison (57) of Copperopolis near his residence on Inyo Ct.

   Harrison was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged outstanding warrants for Possession of a firearm by a felon or addict and for Possession of a Controlled Substance while armed, both felonies and for Possession of Controlled Substance Paraphernalis and Carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, misdemeanors.

Grass fire in Ione

   June 22, 2020 at 11:40 AM:  A grass fire has been reported on Welch Lane and Preston Avenue in Ione.

   Crews are responding to the area.

Amazon truck rolls over

    June 22, 2020 at 7 AM:  An Amazon delivery truck rolled over at Hwy 49 and Hwy 16 in Amador County.

   No injuries have been indicated, but packages are all over the roadway, so be cautious if headed in that direction.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Summer Solstice June 20, 2020


Fire outside Lockeford

   June 20, 2020 at 4:20 PM:  A grass fire has been reported at Underwood and Buck Roads just outside Lockeford.

   Fire crews are headed for the scene.

Trailer lost wheel in Valley Springs

   June 20, 2020 at 2:30 PM:  A pontoon boat trailer lost a wheel and the boat is now laying on the asphalt.

   A tow truck is responding to the scene.

Don Knotts the ventriloquist?

It's true! Before Don Knotts got to be Barney Fife, he was
a ventriloquist.

Calfire Captain David Lutz dies on hiking trip

   According to Calfire, on June 17, 2020 Captain David Lutz of the Santa Cruz unit, died while hiking in Pfeiffer State Park.

   Details of his death have not been made available. He was 33 and leaves his wife and children.

Collision on Hwy 4

   June 20, 2020 at 12:55 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Big Trees Road in Ebbetts Pass.

   Several children were in the vehicle. An ambulance is responding.

More good news for Trump Cult

   The Trump cult got good news today ahead of the scheduled rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma tonight.

   Six members of the advance campaign team tested positive for COVID 19.  The rally is hoping to re-invigorate the racist voter who follow him like good White Supremacists!!

Reckless driver causes collision?

   June 20, 2020 at 10:45 AM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 88 and Liberty Road in Clements.

   One witness said one of the vehicles was driving recklessly prior to the collision. No injuries have been indicated.

Flat tire causes dumped load

   June 20, 2020 at 10:15 AM:  A flat tire caused a truck to dump its load in the roadway at Camanche Road and Camanche Parkway on the Amador side of the reservoir.

   The load was apparently a wood stove.  CHP is responding. No injuries have been indicated.

Bilbo Baggins star dies

   Sir Ian Holmes, who is most famous for playing Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings, has died.

   He was 88 years old.  He will be missed.

Bad week for the Trump Cult

Tonight there will be a White Supremacist rally in
Tulsa, Oklahoma. Could the COVID virus be
going around?
   This entire week has been bad for Trump and his

Friday, June 19, 2020

Overturned vehicle on Hwy 4

   June 19, 2020 at 2 PM:  A car is reportedly overturned on Hwy 4 near Poole Station Rd. below Angels Camp.

   An ambulance is responding. The vehicle is apparently on fire at this time.

Fire in Mokelumne Hill

  UPDATE:  The fire must be under control, since dispatch is cancelling most of the additional equipment at 3:05 PM.

UPDATE:  Water tenders are responding to the fire, accessing off Hawver Road.

Collision on Parrotts Ferry Road

  UPDATE:  Injuries are apparently minor, per CHP.

Semi vs. car on bridge

   June 19, 2020 at 11:20 AM:  A semi and a car have reportedly collided on the bridge at Obyrnes Ferry Road and Copper Cove Drive in Copperopolis.

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

Collision on Hwy 88

   June 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Silver Lake Road in Silver Lake.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.  Be extra cautious if in that area.  Injuries are minor per CHP.

Two arrests in Valley Springs

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff, on June 18, 2020 deputies arrested Christopher Paul Bates (53) of Valley Springs at his home on Baldwin Street.

   Bates was booked into the Calaveras County Jail

Happy Juneteenth Day

   June 19 is the anniversary of the official end of Slavery in the United States in 1865.

There will be celebrations around the country.

Wearing masks in Calaveras County

   The Angels Camp Police Department has issued a statement about the California statewide order

Walker Fire 70% contained

   As of June 18, 2020 per Calfire the Walker Fire in Copperopolis is now 70% contained. This is for the PM report.

   Total acreage burned so far is 1455 and 2 homes have been destroyed in Calaveras County.

Car overturned into pasture

   June 19,2020 at 7:45 AM:  A car has reportedly overturned into a pasture on Watertown Road outside Valley Springs.

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

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Masks now REQUIRED in California

   Governor Newsome has sent out a press release that as of today, June 18, 2020 all persons outside of their own home are required to wear face masks in the state of California.

   There are not many exceptions, even medical, wherein you must wear a face shield instead.

Overturned car on Hwy 49

   June 18, 2020 at 3:55 PM:  A car has reportedly overturned at Hwy 49 and Hwy 16 in Plymouth.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Trump drinks

Trump can no longer drink with just one hand. He has been seen
supporting his right hand with the left and having trouble walking
down ramps and stair without assistance.
Did he have a slight stroke ??

Heartbreaking stories about deaths in Camp Fire in Paradise

   KCRA 3 has listed all 84 deaths with photos and details of where they were located after

Murder charged for Rayshard Brooks killing...Aren't cops wonderful???

   Garrett Rolfe, the ex-Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back at a

Fire outside Clements 80% contained

   As of June 18, 2020 at 7:45 AM: The Liberty Fire on Liberty Road outside Clements is now 80% contained.

   It burned around 89 acres.  The cause is under investigation.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Walker Fire now contained

  UPDATE:  As of 7:15 AM June 18, 2020 Calfire reports that the total acreage burned so far by the Walker Fire in still 1100 acres.  It is now 50% contained, but 50 homes are still threatened.

Angels Camp gets $250,000

   The City of Angels Camp is getting $250,000 as reimbursement for the Butte Fire.

   On their agenda tomorrow, the City Council will approve buying a new fire engine with the money.

Car vs pole in Volcano

   June 17, 2020 at 3PM:  A car struck a pole on Shake Ridge Road in Volcano and is stuck on a guy wire.

   PG&E has been notified. A tow truck is responding. No injuries have been indicated.

Columbus will be removed

   The statue of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella will be removed from the California Capitol Rotunda.

   Controversial, since he brought death and destruction to our country and didn't even know where he was, the statue will be moved to a museum.

Litter Day in California

  Many may not have realized it, but Tuesday June 16, 2020 was Litter Day in California.

   Caltrans participated picking up 1500 bags of little from roadways in several counties, including Calaveras.


UPDATE on Walker Fire in Calaveras County

Taken from home in Copperopolis
   Per Calfire, as of June 17, 2020 at 7:15 AM the Walker Fire, between Hunt Road

Control burn in Amador County cancelled

   Due to low humidity and predicted winds, the control burn on the Bacchi Ranch in Amador County that was scheduled for today June 17, 2020, has been cancelled.

   That is a smart move. Perhaps watching the Walker Fire burn last night influenced Calfire.

Drowning at Hogan Reservoir

   On June 13, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff rescue dive teams were called to the Whiskey Creek

What caused Walker Fire?

   The Walker Fire, which started below Hogan Dam and above Copperopolis, is now

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Collision in Valley Springs

   June 16, 2020 at 4 PM:  A white Angels Sheet Metal van has collided with a white Mercedez at Hwy 26 and St. Andrews Drive in Valley Springs.

   No injuries have been indicated but both vehicles need to be towed.

Arrest at Mark Twain Hospital

   On June 14, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Sean Christopher Borean (31) of Hathaway Pines at Mark Twain Hospital in San Andreas.

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

Injured deer on Hwy 88

   June 16, 2020 at 3:25 PM:  An injured deer has been reported on Hwy 88 at Carson Drive on Carson Pass.

   CHP is en route to remove the deer and probably shoot it.

Small dog struck and laying on Hwy 12

   June 16, 2020 at 3:20 PM:  A small dog has been struck by a vehicle and is laying in the lanes on Hwy 12 near Hwy 88 in Clements.

   Animal control has been notified.  Be extra careful if headed that way.

Fatal collision at Kennedy Meadows

   CHP indicates there was an Attempt to locate report out of Mono County for this truck.  The truck is in a creek. It isn't known if anything leaked out.

   A heavy duty tow truck with at least a 50' chain will be required to remove truck.

Explosion and fire in Railroad Flat

   June 16, 2020 at 1 PM:  An explosion and fire have been reported on Railroad Flat Road in Railroad Flat.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.  Flames are 50' in the air, per reporting party.

Brush fire in San Andreas

   June 16, 2020 at 12:05 PM:  A brush fire has been reported near Hwy 49 and Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

   Calfire is responding to the area.

Cow out on Hwy 4

   June 16, 2020 at 11:40 AM:  A cow is reportedly out on Hwy 4 near Chatom Winery in Vallecito.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can locate the owner and get the roadway cleared.

Car Fire in San Andreas

   June 16, 2020 at 11:10 AM:  A car fire has been reported at the Senior Center in San Andreas.

   Fire personnel are responding to the location on Mountain Ranch Road.

Farmer's Markets

   Two farmer's markets are coming to Calaveras County this week, one in San Andreas and the other in Murphys.

   Thursday June 18, 2020 from 4-6 PM at the Calaveras Government center in San Andreas and Sunday June 21, 2020 from 9AM to 1 PM in Murphys Park.

Cows out in Fiddletown

   June 16, 2020 at 9 AM:  Black Angus cows have been reported out on Fiddltown Road in Fiddletown.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can locate the owner and clear the roadway.

Logging truck vs pedestrian at Silver Lake

    UPDATE:  The pedestrian was a 15 year old girl.

Calfire burning in San Andreas today

   June 16, 2020 at 8:45 AM:  Don't forget if you see smoke in the San Andreas area today that Calfire is conducting a control burn.

   The burn is located at PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) just outside of town.

Traffic hazard on Hwy 4

  UPDATE:  The hazard is a car parked into the lane.

Dirty cop may make plea deal

Sacramento's dirtiest cop DeAngelo, may make a plea deal
with prosecutors, it has been announced.  All dirty cops
should be locked up permanently!!!

Right wing group calls McClintock a WHAT???

McClintock voiting FOR a $2 TRILLION spending bill
    We were sent a press release from Tom McClintock's office that some right wing

Monday, June 15, 2020

Hummingbird feeders at your Arnold True Value

New location at 1082 Hwy 4 at Manuel Road in Arnold

Amazon truck hits gate

   June 15, 2020 at 3:20 PM:  An Amazon delivery truck struck a locked gate on Appaloosa Way near Hwy 4.
 
   The truck then left the scene. CHP is responding.

Husky on Hwy 12

   June 15, 2020 at 8:30 AM:  A husky dog has been reported on Hwy 12 at Disch Road in Lockeford.

   It is running back and forth across the road, apparently lost. Animal control has been notified.

13 year old boy drowns in Tuolumne Rive

   On Sunday June 14, 2020 authorities were called to the Tuolumne River in Waterford for a missing 13 year old boy.

   By the time the boy was located he was deceased. The coroner and a chaplain was called for the family of the boy.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Motorcycle collision in Clements

   June 14, 2020 at 2 PM:  A motorcycle collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Collier in the Clements area.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

26 COVID 19 cases in Calaveras

   More people are now wearing masks in Calaveras County, especially in the lower half of the county, since 4 more people have been diagnosed with the virus in the past few days.

   Ebbetts Pass has 2 cases, one in Avery and one in the Camp Connell area.  Some places are requiring masks and others have made it optional.

Cow on Hwy 49

   June 14, 2020 at 12:15 PM:  A cow has been reported on Hwy 49 at Gun Club Road at Frogtown.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can clear the roadway.

Collision near Jamestown

   June 14, 2020 at 10:15 AM:  A car is reportedly out in a field smoking after a collision on Hwy 49 near Sims Road outside Jamestown.

   Driver appears to be in shock. Emergency personnel are responding.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

"As good a man as God ever created!"

   In the recent Joe Biden for President commercial Lindsay Graham is shown making many

Fire at Don Pedro

   June 13, 2020 at 3 PM:  A fire has been reported on Bond's Flat Road at Don Pedro.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Collision near Rancheria

   June 13, 2020 at 1:15 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Ridge Road near the Jackson Rancheria.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Illegally parked cars at Natural Bridges

   June 13, 2020 at 12:05 PM:  Many illegally parked cars are on Parrotts Ferry Road at Natural Bridges in Vallecito.

   This is an almost daily occurence since the weather has become warm.

Cow out on Hwy 120

   June 13, 2020 at 11:50 AM:  A cow has been reported on Hwy 120 near Rainbow Pool in Groveland.

   This is free range area so be extra cautious of cattle on the roadway.

Traffic backup at Camanche

   June 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM:  A traffic backup has been reported at the North Shore access to Camanche Reservoir.

   CHP is responding to the area on the Amador County side.

Grass fire at Camanche

   June 13, 2020 at 11:15 AM:  A grass fire has been reported on Camanche Parkway at Camanche Lake.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Trump says his TV ratings are best

   Trump is bragging the his TV ratings are much better than President Lincoln's were.

   Joke of the day:  Of course, there was no TV in Lincoln's time.

5000+ acre fire in Tracy

   Calfire crews have brought the 5000+ acre grass fire on Grant Line Road 65% under control.

   One outbuilding was destroyed in this fire.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Angels Camp City Council museum employees

   On June 16, 2020 Angels Camp City Council will meet for a closed session at the Firehouse.

   The public will not be allowed. They are holding a closed session regarding employees at the museum in town.

Angels Camp police open lobby

   The Angels Camp Police have just announced that their lobby is now reopened.

   It was closed due to the COVID 19 shut down.

Oscar Lee Wood of New Mexico

   Oscar Lee Wood of Elephant Butte, New Mexico, passed away on May 26, 2020 at the age of 90.

   He was born November 17, 1929 in Mountanair, New Mexico to the late William Oscar and Anna Mae Wood, and was a lifetime resident of New Mexico.

   He was an Elks Club member and a lifetime member of the NRA.  He belonged to the Church of the Butte and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

  Oscar was preceded in death by his wife Ina Belle (Ludecke) Wood. He is survived by his son Quinton Lee Wood and wife Connie, daughters Linda Alvina Doty and husband Russ and Tommie
Carter and husband Gene, and sister Anna Lou Griener and husband Tom.

    He was also blessed with eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

   A private family burial has already taken place.

 

   

Motorcycle off Parrotts Ferry Road

   June 12, 2020 at 11:45 AM:  A motorcycle has been reported down off Parrotts Ferry Road near Melones Reservoir.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance, are responding to the scene. Be extra cautious if in that area of Tuolumne County.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Fire in Jackson

   June 11, 2020 at 3:30 PM:  A vegetation fire has been reported on China Graveyard Road in Jackson.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Arrest in Milton

   On June 10, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Mark McDonald (38) of Oakdale on Rock

Sierra Nevada Peddler's Market

   The annual Peddler's Market is coming to downtown Arnold on July 4 and 5, 2020.

    Lots of booths with crafts and food, plus entertainment.  It will be located on Hwy 4.

Fire in Jackson

   June 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM:  A fire has been reported on Clinton Road near Lake Tabeaud in the Calaveras River area.

   It is on the Calaveras side of the river, per a motorcyclist who reported it. Fire personnel are responding.

Fire in Ebbetts Pass

  June 11, 2020 at 2:20 PM:  A fire has been reported on Hwy 4 at Big Trees Village.

  Fire personnel are responding to the scene.  There is a control burn in the area, so its not clear if this is what they reported.

Collision in Copperopolis

   June 11, 2020 at 12:30 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. The roadway is blocked.

Calaveras Supervisors: DEFUND our worthless SHERIFF!!!

Collision on Hwy 12

   June 11, 2020 at 10:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Camanche Parkway in Wallace.

   No injuries have been indicated and it is not blocking the roadway.

Fatal Collision on Hwy 26

     According to CHP on June 10, 2020 at 11:15 AM Alexander S. Beard (27) of West Point

Starbucks closing 400 stores

  Due to the pandemic COVID 19 virus, Starbucks has changed their strategy of more take-out instead of inside dining.

   Therefore, they are now closing 400 stores nationwide.

NASCAR bans confederate traitor flags and symbols

   It was reported this morning that symbols of the traitor confederacy statue are being

Smoke in Ebbetts Pass

   The smoke is bad in Ebbetts Pass this morning.  You can see it billowing up from the control

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Collision in Valley Springs

   June 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Vista Del Lago in Valley Springs.

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

Murphys Creek Theater cancels season

   Murphys Creek Theater is announcing that it is cancelling the remainder of the 2020 season.

   If you have already purchased tickets, go to their website to see about reimbursement.

Fire in Mountain Ranch

  UPDATE:  Fire is contained at 2:56 PM per personnel.  Not yet known how many acres burned.

Calaveras District Attorney Yook accuses Supervisors of "Laying people off!"

   Due to the Calaveras District Attorney Barbara Yook, who has been harshly criticized

Calaveras now has 21 confirmed COVID 19 cases

   As of June 9, 2020 the Calaveras County Health Department reports that 21 cases of COVID 19 have been confirmed.

   15 have recovered. There are no deaths.

Logging truck drops wood on car

   June 10, 2020 at 12 Noon:  A logging truck reportedly dropped some wood onto a car and then left the scene on Sequoia in Arnold.

   No injuries have been indicated, but there is damage to the vehicle.

Tree down on Poole Station Road

   June 10, 2020 at 10:20 AM:  A tree is down on Poole Station Road near Riata Road in San Andreas.

   Be extra cautious if in that area until Public Works can remove it from the roadway.

Calaveras Supervisors in Budget Hearings

   If you like watching where our tax money goes, you can watch the Calaveras Supervisors in their current budget hearings now on live video.

  Go to Calaveras Supervisors and click on meetings, then find June 10, 2020.

Bricks on Hwy 49

   June 10, 2020 at 9:55 AM:  Bricks have been reported spilled in the lanes on Hwy 49 near DellOrto Road in Mokelumne Hill.

   Be extra cautious until Caltrans can clear the roadway.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

CHP catches burglary suspect

   On June 9, 2020 after Calaveras Sheriff deputies were unable to stop burglary suspect Joseph Robert Westbrook in San Andreas, CHP took up the pursuit.

   He was chased in his vehicle and then on foot by CHP, who captured him and booked him into Calaveras County Jail for several alleged felonies.

Control burn at PAWS

   The Performing Animal Welfare Society is having Calfire conduct a control burn on 125 acres adjacent to their animal enclosures in the San Andreas area.

   The burn will be held on June 11 and 12, 2020. Smoke will be visible in San Andreas.

Injured coyote on Hwy 26

   June 9, 2020 at 9:55 AM:  An injured coyote has been reported on Hwy 26 at Silver Rapids Road in Rancho Calaveras.4

   The coyote is on the roadway, so be extra cautious until help can arrive. 

Monday, June 8, 2020

Hwy 4 to close for repair work

   On June 16 and June 17, 2020 Caltrans will close Hwy 4 from the summit of Ebbett's Pass to the Silver Creek Campground.

   The closure is required due to the fact that the roadway is too narrow to pass cars around the work.

Calaveras Supervisors and Angels City Council meet jointly

   On Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 9 AM the Angels Camp City Council will meet jointly with the Calaveras County Supervisors.

  It will be a virtual meeting to be updated on the status of the COVID 19 virus in Calaveras County.

Llama chased by dogs

   June 8, 2020 at 7:30 AM:  A llama has been reported on Camanche Parkway near Pattison Road in Burson, being chased by dogs.

   Hopefully the owner can save the llama from the same fate as the poor ponies not long ago.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Collision in Paloma

   June 7, 2020 at 1:55 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 in Paloma.

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

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Collision in Rancho Calaveras

   June 6, 2020 at 11:55 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Hagen Court in Rancho Calaveras.

   Emergency vehicles are responding. Minor injuries are indicated.

Dear Editor: Angels Camp anti-1st amendment??

   Dear Editor:

   I'm writing anonymously because I, too, fear the Trump cult and gun nuts!  What was Angels

Friday, June 5, 2020

UPDATE: Buddy has been adopted!! Buddy needs a home....

Visit him at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas

Annabelle Jordan of White Pines

   Annabelle Carmen Jordan (90) of White Pines, passed away on May 20, 2020 surrounded by her family.   She was born December 25, 1929 to Noel and Ruth James in  Gridley.

    She moved to White Pines as a young girl, where her father worked for Blagen

Major injury collision outside Lockeford

   June 5, 2020 at 2:45 PM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 88 and Eight Mile Road below Lockeford.

   Major injuries have been indicated and an ambulance is responding.  Be extra cautious if in the area.

Mother bear with two tiny cubs hit on Hwy 4

Highways are dangerous for mothers and their cubs
SLOW DOWN!!!
   June 5, 2020 at 1:45 PM:  We just witnessed a mother bear with two tiny cubs attempting

Trumpers threaten gun violence to teenagers

   KCRA 3 covered the story that after two Angels Camp teens planned a demonstration at Hwy 4

City of Angels Camp imposing CURFEW!!! Can you believe it??? Violent Trumpers!!! Violate Brown Act!!

   UPDATE:  The curfew has been rescinded as of June 7, 2020.

You have got to read their agenda to truly believe what is happening in the city

Collision in Rancho Calaveras

   June 5, 2020 at 9 AM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 26 and Silver Rapids Road in Rancho Calaveras.

   Emergency vehicles are responding to the scene.

Black Bear Day in America


OP-ED: Systemic racism ruining our country

   The systemic racism that has been allowed for 400 years in the U.S. is a cancer that is ruining, destroying the country.

   With a mentally ill racist like Trump in the White House, the people are locked into a battle against good and evil,  all of the mentally ill racists, who refuse to seek psychiatric help.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Protests in Angels Camp

   Angels Camp Police report that although they have been told that protests scheduled for tomorrow, June 5 and Saturday June 6, have been postponed they still have concerns.

   Police feel that some people may still show up at Hwy 4 and Hwy 49 and are encouraging all participants and community members to remain peaceful.

Multi-vehicle collision in Linden

   June 4, 2020 at 4:30 PM:  A multi-vehicle collision has been reported at Hwy 26 and Tangeman Road in Linden.

   It isn't known if there are injuries.  Be cautious if headed that way.

Angels Camp Community Garage Sale

June 27, 2020 from 8 AM to 4 PM in
Greenhorn Creek

CCWD to replace pipe in Dorrington

   Old pipe along Meko Drive in Dorrington will be replaced soon.

   K.W. Emerson has the contract for $ 1.9 million.

Prescribed burn in West Point

   CalFire is announcing a prescribed burn on Blue Mountain Road in the West Point area tomorrow, June 5, 2020.

   Approximately 20 acres will be burned.

Mokelumne Hill man arrested

   On June 3, 2020 California Highway Patrol arrested Shawn Austin Chambless (24) of Mokelumne Hill at Hwy 49 and Copello Drive in Angels Camp.

   Chambless was booked into the Calaveras

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Collision in Martell

   June 3, 2020 at 1:50 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 88 near Brooke Ranch Road outside Martell.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Illegal parking at Natural Bridges....again!

   June 2, 2020 at 1:20 PM:   CHP is responding to a report of vehicles parked all over Parrotts Ferry Road near Natural Bridges in Vallecito.

  Parking in that area is not allowed and is dangerous.
 

Calaveras County has 15 COVID 19 cases

   As of June 2, 2020 Calaveras County has 15 cases of COVID 19 positively tested.

   We understand that more have been tested and awaiting results.

If you really care about your pets....

   People who truly care about their pets never allow them to run free outside their home,

Car runs off roadway with children

   June 2, 2020 at 12 Noon:  A car with children in it has run off Hwy 88 at Tabeaud Road in Pine Grove and has gone 80' down the embankment.

   It isn't yet known about injuries.  A tow truck is responding.  An ambulance is on its way to the scene.

Catholic Archbishop calls Trump REPREHENSIBLE!!!

   Yesterday Trump and so-called first lady Trump visited a Catholic Shrine with their ANTI-

Sheep on Hwy 49

   June  2, 2020 at 10:30 AM:  Sheep have been reported on the edge of Hwy 49 near Hwy 12 in San Andreas.

   CHP is attempting to locate the owners.

Fire in Mountain Ranch

   UPDATE:  Fire is 1 acre in size, but could be another one down from this spot.

   June 2, 2020 at 9:50 AM:  A vegetation fire

Derek Chauvin moved

Even Chauvin's wife can't stand him and filed
for divorce.
   The accused killer of Floyd George, a fired cop named Derek Chauvin, is apparently not a popular guy in prison.

   He has now been moved to a maximum security private prison cell.

Farmers Market


Monday, June 1, 2020

Collision in San Andreas

   June 1, 2020 at 4:40 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Central Hill Road in San Andreas.

   It isn't known if there are injuries.  Emergency vehicles are responding.

Control burn at Hogan Dam

    A control burn is planned for Hogan Dam on June 3, 2020 between 8 and 10 AM.

   The purpose is to clear the grasses away for the fireworks display on July 4, 2020.

Collision in Lockeford

   June 1, 2020 at 1215 PM:  A suburban and a pickup have reportedly crashed on Jack Tone Road at Brandt Road in Lockeford.

   It isn't known if there are injuries.

Obituaries for Calaveras County

   Those who died in Calaveras County in May include the following:

   Salvatore R. Catanzarite of Valley Springs died .on

Head-on crash in Clements

   June 1, 2020 at 11:15 PM:  A head-on traffic collision between a big rig and a minivan has been reported on Hwy 88 at Liberty Road in Clements.

   Major injuries have been indicated. An air ambulance is responding.  The roadway is blocked.

Cop's wife files for divorce...

   Floyd Chauvin, the cop who was arrested for allegedly killing Floyd George, had 18 other complaints filed against him.

   His wife just filed for divorce.

Calaveras Democrats to hold virtual meeting

   On June 9, 2020 Calaveras Democrats will hold a virtual meeting at 5:30 PM. 

   Go to Calaveras Democrats website to find out how to participate.

Lost puppy found at Blue Lake Springs

  June 1, 2020:  A black lab puppy has been found wandering with no collar at Fly In Lake in Blue Lake Springs.

   If this is your puppy, about a year old, call the office at 795-2357.

Hay truck overturned in Pine Grove

   June 1, 2020 at 7:30 AM:  A hay truck has reportedly overturned on Hwy 88 at Ridge Road in Pine Grove.

   Be extra cautious until a heavy duty tow can clear the roadway.