Friday, September 30, 2022

Toyota vs big rig in Clements

    September 30, 2022 at 12:50 PM:  A collision has been reported between a big rig and a Toyota pickup on Clements Road and Hwy 12 in Clements.

   Elderly people in Toyota have head injuries.  An ambulance is responding.

Vehicle into orchard on fire

    UPDATE:  Major injuries are indicated in this collision.

Vehicle 50' down hillside

    September 30, 2022 at 11 AM:  A vehicle has run off Buchanan Mine Road and 50' down the hillside outside Tuolumne.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.  The vehicle is upside down. The fire department is at the scene.

Head-on collision in Sonora

    September 30, 2022 at 7:45 AM:  A head-on collision has been reported at Hwy 108 and Hess Avenue in Sonora.

   An ambulance is responding. One person is pinned in. The roadway has been closed.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Generator stolen from county yard

    According to the Calaveras Sheriff, a theft has been reported from the Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team, a Honda generator.

   It was stored in the Arnold Calaveras County yard and was used by Search and rescue for off-grid power when necessary. The fence had been cut to gain entrance to the yard. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Fire in Martell

   UPDATE:  The fire was quickly

Collision in Copperopolis

    September 26, 2022 at 3:55 PM:  A Honda reportedly ran through a fence and into a yard on Bear Claw Drive in Copperopolis.

    Apparently a woman is arguing with a firefighter and her vehicle registration is expired.

NASA plans to hit asteroid with rocket

    NASA announced plans to use a rocket to strike an asteroid and try to change its direction.

   The purpose of this action is to test and see if they can use this process if an asteroid should be headed for earth.

Collision in Mokelumne Hill

    September 26, 2022 at 9:45 AM:  A Ford Explorer and a Toyota Camry have reportedly collided on Hwy 26 near Andrew in Mokelumne Hill.

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

Jeep strikes pole in Pine Grove

    September 26, 2022 at 8:30 AM:  A Jeep reportedly struck a pole and overturned on Irishtown Road in Pine Grove.

   Two juvenile got out ok. A third person had to be extricated.  An ambulance is responding. PG&E will need to replace the pole.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Ford Explorer vs tree in Valley Springs

    September 25, 2022 at 10:25 AM:  A Ford Explorer reportedly left Hogan Dam Road and struck a tree in Valley Springs.

    It isn't known if there are injuries.

49ers in Denver

    UPDATE:  Very defensive game. Turnovers caused the Niners

Fatality in Escalon

    September 25, 2022 at 7 AM:  A vehicle that reportedly ran off Steinegel Road near Hwy 108 in Escalon overturned into the canal.

   One person did not survive in this incident.  A tow truck has been dispatched. A truck and flat bed trailer were involved in this collision.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Collision on Hwy 88

    September 24, 2022 at 1:30 PM:  A collision has reportedly occured on Hwy 88 near Liberty Road in Clements.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Bear injured on Hwy 4

     September 24, 2022 at 11:45 AM:  A young bear has reportedly been struck by vehicles several timesat Hwy 4 and Red Tail Hawk.

    The poor cub is badly injured.   CHP is at the scene.  SLOW DOWN and WATCH for WILDLIFE!! Don't be a killer!!!!

Seen Neptune lately?


Our magnificent new Space Telescope is sending us
amazing photos. This is Neptune and its rings.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Hwy 4 closed for medi-copter

    September 23, 2022 at 2 PM:  Hwy 4 had to be closed down for a helicopter to land due to a major injury collision near Poole Station Road outside Angels Camp.

    The roadway was reopened after the injured was loaded and flown to the hospital.

Car runs off Hwy 108

    September 23, 2022 at 12:20 PM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 108 in Twain Harte.

    No injuries have been indicated.

Car vs gate in Salt Springs Valley

    September 23, 2022 at 11 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly struck a gate on Hunt Road in Salt Springs Valley.

   No injuries have been indicated.


What a handsome pup


Spaz needs a home. You can visit Spaz at the Calaveras 
Animal Shelter in San Andreas!

Cows out on Obyrnes Ferry Road

     September 23, 2022 at 9:05 AM:  Cows are reportedly out on Obyrnes Ferry Road near Copper Cove Drive in Copperoppolis.

   One person is trying to herd them off the roadway with their vehicle.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Breakdown on Hwy 49

    September 22, 2022 at 11:45 AM:  A truck pulling a trailer with a car on it is partially blocking Hwy 49 near Carol Kennedy Drive outside San Andreas.

   A tow truck is responding. Be extra cautious in the area until it is cleared.

Eight vehicle collision in Jackson

    September 22, 2022 at 10 AM:  An eight vehicle rear end collision has been reported on Hwy 88 outside Jackson.

    It is unclear if there are injuries. A tow truck is responding.

Collision in Railroad Flat

    September 22, 2022 at 9:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Railroad Flat Road in Railroad Flat.

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

Cows out on Hwy 26

      September 22, 2022 at 9:05 AM:  Two cows are reportedly out on Hwy 26 at Campo Seco Turnpike in Campo Seco.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can clear the roadway.

1st day of FALL


Peek-A-Boo Fall

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Letter to the Editor re: VUSD election

    Hello friends,

      I want to thank you all for helping me cross the finish line this past Spring. I appreciate that

Monday, September 19, 2022

Dusty is ALL personality--ready for adoption


Visit Dusty at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in
San Andreas

Overturned car on Hwy 4

     UPDATE:  Vehicle is on its roof. A tow truck is

Fire in Murphys

     September 19, 2022 at 8:20 AM:  A residential fire has been reported on Surrey Lane in Murphys.

     Several engines are responding.  Smoke is apparently coming from rear side of home.

Rain is wonderful....BUT


Drive carefully...SLOW DOWN

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Mosquito Fire largest in state

    As of September 17, 2022 at 9 AM the Mosquito Fire is 71,292 acres and is still only 21% contained.

   78 structures are confirmed to have been destroyed.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Collision on Hwy 26

    September 16, 2022 at 1:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Beal Ranch Road near Double Springs.

   Minor injuries are indicated.

Smoke in Arnold

    Smoke from the Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties is again filtering into the Arnold area of Calaveras County.

    Some residents who are sensitive to the smoke should remain inside.

Rollover on Hwy 4

    September 16, 2022 at 8:40 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly rolled over on Hwy 4 near Poole Station Road in Angels Camp.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Mosquito Fire UPDATE

    As of September 16, 2022 at 7 AM the Mosquito Fire is 69,908 acres and is 20% contained.

    The new count of destroyed structures is 73 with the count continuing. 9,236 are still threatened.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Mosquito Fire UPDATE

    As of September 15, 2022 at 8:20 AM the Mosquito Fire is 64,159 acres and is

Three early morning collisions in Calaveras

    September 15, 2022 at 7:40 AM:  Three collisions have been reported in the past 1/2 hour at various locations in the county.

   One is a vehicle striking a telephone pole on Poole Station Road in San Andreas. No injuries indicate.

   Another is on Sheep Ranch Road in the Murphys area. A vehicle went off the road and over the side of the hill.

   And the third is a two car crash on Hwy 26 in Rancho Calaveras. No injuries indicated. A tow truck is responding. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Adopt sweet Pandora


You can visit Pandora at the Calaveras Animal Shelter
in San Andreas

Blues and Bones


Could that be rain?

   It's been quite awhile, but we think those drops we felt this morning in Ebbetts Pass could be REAL RAINDROPS.

   Could it be that the summer heat is really over? Thank you Mother Nature. My windshield needed washing.

Mosquito Fire UPDATE

 The Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties is now at 49,761 acres.

 The containment is 18%. They are currently doing an assessment of structures.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Marriages in Calaveras County in August 2022

   Some of the couples who got marriage licenses in Calaveras County during August of 2022 are:

   Jenna Elizabeth Seim

Mosquito Fire grows

Evacuees with their beloved pets are trying to 
survive while waiting and waiting!
    September 12, 2022 at 7:55 AM:  The Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado countiws has now grown to 46,587 acres.

   Containment is still 10%.  They believe they have saved the town of Foresthill.

Three vehicle collision in Valley Springs

    September 12, 2022 at 7:50 AM:  A three vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Lime Creek Road in Valley Springs.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.   Two CHP units are currently at the scene.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Friday, September 9, 2022

Mosquito Fire 29,000 acres and growing

    As of 2 PM on September 9, 2022 the Mosquito Fire is 29,585 acres and growing. It is still at 0% containment.

   Mandatory evacuations are expanding. There is still no count on the number of homes destroyed.

Angels Camp Farmers Market CANCELLED

    Due to the HEAT Advisory, the ACBA group has cancelled tonights Farmers Market.

   It will return next Friday night, September 16, 2022.

Mosquito Fire gains another 5000 acres

     UPDATE:  As of 9 AM September 9, 2022 the Mosquito Fire is 14,250 acres and 0% contained.

Vehicle in ditch

    September 9, 2022 at 7:30 AM:  A car has reportedly run into a ditch on Hwy 26 near Andrew in Mokelumne Hill.

   It isn't known if there are injuries.

Firefighters involved in crash

     September 9, 2022 at 6 AM:  A volunteer firefighter's truck was reportedly involved in a collision on Hwy 26 in Mokelumne Hill.

   No injuries were indicated.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Mosquito Fire jumps American River

    September 8, 2022 at 2:45 PM:  We just learned that the Mosquito Fire in Placer County has jumped the American River.

    Many homes have already been destroyed and the fire is still 0% contained. 

Deaths in Calaveras County in August 2022

     Some of those who passed away in August 2022 in Calaveras County are:

 Denis R. Belair, of Valley Springs. who died on August 23, 2022. He was born in Washington state on

CalFire makes arson arrest

    After an extensive investigation, CalFire investigators have arrested a 37 year old from Lincoln for staring multiple fires and possession of an incendiary device.

   Ryan Dale Lapp is being held without bail for alleged arson.   Placer, Yuba, Il Dorado and Amador counties are involved.

Mosquito fire quadruples in size

   UPDATE:  Acreage is 6870 with 0 containment as of 8 AM on September 8, 2022.
The Mosquito Fire near

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Ford Ranger on its roof

    September 7, 2022 at 11:45 AM:  A Ford Ranger reportedly flew off Hwy 4 at 6 mile road and is now on its roof.

   Minor injuries are indicated.


Woman on Stevenot Bridge

    September 7, 2022 at 9:40 AM:  A woman has been reported on the Stevenot Bridge, throwing rocks, trying to get into passing cars and walking in front of cars.

   CHP is responding to the scene.  Be extra cautious until they can clear the bridge. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sweet Serena needs a home


You can visit Serena at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in
San Andreas

Fire set off Hwy 49

     September 6, 2022 at 1 PM:  Firefighters are battling a fire on Hwy 49 near Schilling Road near Coulterville.

   Witnesses saw a man run off the roadway and start the fire.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Collision in Linden

    September 3, 2022 at 11:10 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Jack Tone Road in Linden.

  One vehicle went into the orchard. It isn't known if there are injuries.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Fire in Milton

   UPDATE:  This is technically  Farmington. No structures are currently threatened.

Head-on collision in Jamestown

    September 1, 2022 at 3:20 PM:  A head-on collision has been reported on Hwy 108 at Obyrnes Ferry Road outside Jamestown.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Overturned vehicle in Calaveritas

    September 1, 2022 at 2:30 PM:  An overturned vehicle has been reported on Old Gulch Road near Rocky Road in Calaveritas.

   It isn't known if there are injuries. 


    The Calaveras Sheriff is warning anyone intending to go to the Candyrock

Vehicle fire on Hwy 108

   UPDATE:  Fire is extinguished.