Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Hit and run on Hwy 88--Fire truck struck

    May 30, 2023 at 12 Noon:  A driver struck a parked fire truck that was training crews on Hwy 88 in Pioneer and left the scene.

   CHP is investigating.

Collision in Milton

    May 30, 2023 at 2:50 PM:  A collision has been reported at Milton Road and Hwy 4 in Milton.

   No injuries have been indicated. It is blocking the roadway. A tow truck is responding.

Collision on Hwy 108

    May 30, 2023 at 1:45 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 108 and Bald Mountain Heliport Road above Long Barn.

   No injuries have been indicated. but one vehicle is leaking fuel.

Three poles down

    May 30, 2023 at 9:25 AM:  Three poles are down with lines in the roadway after a vehicle struck a pole on J59 at Hwy 108 in the Jamestown area.

   Apparently the driver tried to leave the scene and is wanted for no bail release violation.  One lane is currently blocked.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Motorcycle collision in Jamestown

    May 29, 2023 at 4:45 PM:  A motorcycle has reportedly crashed on Hwy 108 in Jamestown.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Truck hits cow on Hwy 88

    May 29, 2023 at 3:15 PM:  A pickup has struck a brown and white cow on Hwy 88 at Irishtown Road in Pine Grove.

   The poor animal is badly injured, but still trying to stand.   Speed kills innocent animals.

Head-on collision in Copperopolis


UPDATE:  Per CHP no injuries in this collision.

Collision in Camp Connell

    May 29, 2023 at 2:20 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Meadow Lane at Frontage Road in Camp Connell.

 No injuries but damage indicated to undercarriage due to homemade speed bump in the roadway.

Grass fire in Valley Springs

    May 29, 2023 at 2:20 PM:  A grass fire has been reported on Arapaho Way in Valley Springs.

   Several engines and water tenders are responding to the scene.

Motorcycle vs deer at Don Pedro

    May 29, 2023 at 9 AM:  A motorcycle has reportedly struck a deer on Hwy 120 at Lake Don Pedro.

   An air ambulance is responding to the scene. Other motorcycles have pulled over.

Memorial Day 2023


Sunday, May 28, 2023

Collision in Avery

    uPDATE:  Injuries in this crash are minor per CHP.

Power lines down on Hwy 49

    May 28, 2023 at 12 Noon:  Power lines are reportedly down on Hwy 49 at Frogtown.

    PG&E has been notified that lines are down across the roadway.  Be cautious if in that area.

Collision near Lake Amador

    May 28, 2023 at 11 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Jackson Valley Road near Lake Amador.

   An ambulance is responding and two tow truck for a van and pickup with major damage.

Fire in Groveland

    UPDATE:  Fire is under control.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Semi blocking Poole Station Road

    May 27, 2023 at 2:40 PM:  A semi is reportedly blocking Poole Station Road near Oak Meadow Drive in San Andreas.

   Apparently the brakes lock up and he is dragging the trailer.  CHP is responding.

Possible body on Hwy 4

     UPDATE:  Escrow on this house closed yesterday May 26, 2023.  Listing says it sold for $200,000 and that the new owner would

Collision on Hwy 49

     May 27, 2023 at 12:50 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Glory Hole.

     An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Traffic collision on Camanche Parkway

    May 27, 2023 at 12:10 PM:  A collision has been reported on Camanche Parkway on the Amador County side of the lake.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Motorcycle on fire

    UPDATE:  Fire has been extinguished.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Car vs guardrail on Hwy 49

    May 25, 2023 at 3:10 PM:  A car reportedly struck a guardrail and went off the roadway at Hwy 49 and Lombardi Street in Mokelumne Hill.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene to assist CHP.

Fire in Copperopolis

    UPDATE at 3:10 PM:  Containment line is currently holding. Forward progress stopped.

Seditious conspiracy brings 18 year sentence



Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Tina Turner has died

    Did you know that Tina Turner was 83 years old?  She passed away at her home in Switzerland.

   The "What's Love got to do with it" singer had been ill for some time.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Semi trailer roll over on Obyrnes Ferry Road

    May 23, 2023 at 2:05 PM:  A semi trailer has reportedly rolled over on Obyrnes Ferry Road at the bridge.

   This is on the Calaveras side. No injuries have been indicated. 

Motorcycle crash in San Andreas

  UPDATE:  Minor injuries are indicated in this crash.

Big rig blocking Obyrnes Ferry Road

    May 23, 2023 at 10:35 AM:  A big rig is blocking Obyrnes Ferry Road at Old Obyrnes Ferry Road on the Tuolumne side of Lake Tulloch.

   CHP is directing traffic around the semi. Be extra cautious. Small fire on trailer has been extinguished.

Biden and Zelensky


President Zelensky of Ukraine sits and chats
alongside President Biden at G7 conference

Volcano in Mexico looks ominous

    May 23, 2023:  Millions of people in and around Mexico City have been warned that the nearby

Monday, May 22, 2023

Arnold Memorial Weekend Fair

    This coming Memorial Day Weekend is the annual street fair in Arnold.

    Food, crafts, music and fun will be right on Hwy 4.

Grass fire in Sheep Ranch

    UPDATE: Fire is under control. Extra engines are cancelled.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Motorcycle crash in Murphys

  May 21, 2023 at 2:50 PM:  A motorcycle has reportedly crashed on Murphys Grade Road near French Gulch Road in Angels Camp.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Black and white pitbull found on Hwy 49

    May 20, 2023 at 11 AM:  A full grown black and white pitbull was found wandering on Hwy 49.

    CHP turned it over to Calaveras Animal Services.  If you are missing your dog, check with the San Andreas Animal Shelter.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Fire on Parrotts Ferry Road

    May 20, 2023 at 3:10 PM:  A grass fire has been reported on Parrotts Ferry Road at Cave City Road in Vallecito.

   Several engines and water tenders are responding to the scene.`

Grass fire in Rancho Calaveras

    UPDATE:  The owner had a permit. It just got a little larger than

NFL star Jim Brown died


Jim Brown, NFL star of the Cleveland Browns has died.
 He was 87.

Body on Avery Sheep Ranch Road

     As of May 20, 2023 the Calaveras Sheriff has not released the name or any other information regarding the dead body found on Avery Sheep Ranch Road.

   The male body was discovered and pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel on May 15, 2023 around 12:30 PM.

   The case is still under investigation, although no obvious signs of any foul play were observed.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Collision on Hwy 26

    May 15, 2023 at 3:35 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Rich Gulch Road in Glencoe.

   The vehicle has run off the roadway but is visible. Two CHP are en route to the scene.

Bear Valley Music Festival 2023


Sunday, May 14, 2023

Fire in Groveland

    May 14, 2023 at 2:25 PM:  A fire has been reported on Merrell Road in Groveland.

    Several engines and water tenders are responding.  It is indicated that the hillside is on fire. A bulldozer has been dispatched.

Grass fire in Oakdale

    May 14, 2023 at 2 PM:  A grass fire has been reported on Frankenheimer Road near Sonora Road in Oakdale.

    Engines and water tenders from Calaveras County are responding. 

What bright yellow eyes...


Bright eyed Hannah is available to adopt at the
Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas

ATV crash in Copperopolis

   UPDATE:  An air ambulance has been requested.

Vehicle fire on Tuolumne Road

    May 14, 2023 at 10:55 AM:  A vehicle fire has been reported on Tuolumne Road at Cherokee Road in Sonora.

    Several engines and water tenders are responding as the vehicle is off the roadway and could start a vegetation fire.

Happy Mother's Day


Saturday, May 13, 2023

Possible body on Fullen Road

    May 13, 2023 at 12:50 PM:  Medics have been dispatched to Sheep Ranch Road at Fullen Road for a person lying face down on the roadway.

   Person reporting says it may be a dead person.  Fire department is responding to the scene.

Bicycylist hits pothole

    May 13, 2023 at 11 AM:  A bicyclist reportedly struck and pothole and crashed on Irish Hill Road in Jackson.

   He is currently being treated at Sutter Memorial Hospital.

Calaveras County is growing

    Statistics show that Calaveras County has grown by 2.7% since 2020.

    The current population is 46,221.

Vehicle fire in Valley Springs

   May 13, 2023 at 8:20 AM:  A vehicle fire has been reported on Hwy 12 near Chestnut in Valley Springs.

   Fire personnel are responding. 

Friday, May 12, 2023

Rollover off Hwy 49

    May 12, 2023 at 3:30 PM:  A rollover down an embankment has been reported on Hwy 49 at Pesce Way in Sonora.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries.

Juvenile Missing

Shelby Lynn Bernice Craig
    May 12, 2023:  The Calaveras Sheriff's Office is asking the public to assist them in locating a missing

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Fatal collision on Hwy 26

    May 10, 2023 at 12 Noon:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Alpine Road, just this side of Hwy 99.

   One vehicle caught on fire and the person inside died at the scene. 

Rep. Santos arrested

      George Santos, who was arrested this morning by Federal authorities for alleged fraud and theft and lying to authorities, was arraigned just now.

   Santos plead not gulty to all counts.


     Arnold Building Supply at 1082 Hwy 4 in Arnold is hiring experienced personnel in retail and glass and door installation and repair.

   Apply at

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Jury finds Trump guilty

    The jury in the sexual misconduct lawsuit agains Trump has found him gulty.

    E.Jean Carroll has been awarded 5 million dollars.

Box truck rollover

    May 9, 2023 at 9:50 AM:  A box truck has reportedly rolled over on Tuolumne Road at Black Oak Road in east Sonora.

   Injuries are minor. A tow truck is responding to the scene.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Collision on Hwy 49

    May 8, 2023 at 3:40 PM:  A traffic collision involving one vehicle that traveled 30' down an embankment on Hwy 49 near Tuttletown has been reported.

   No injuries have been indicated, but a tow truck is responding to the scene.

Beautiful Husky


Odin is a Husky puppy. Visit
him at the Calaveras Animal 
Shelter in San Andreas

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Night Market in Copper


Nature walk cancelled

    The guded nature walk on the RIM Trail tonight has been cancelled.

    Although it says it will go on rain or sun, it has been cancelled due to rain.

Car runs off Hwy 4

     May 6, 2023 at 9:10 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 4 near Borbe Ranch Road in Douglas Flat and gone down the embankment.

      An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Tree down in Mountain Ranch

    May 4, 2023 at 10:45 AM:  A tree has been reported down on Mountain Ranch Road at Coachman Way in Mountain Ranch.

   County Public Works has been notified.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Chains required on Hwy 4

   May 2, 2023 at 9:30 AM:  Chains required on Hwy 4 at Cottage Springs this morning.

   Blizzard like conditions at Bear Valley.  What an overnight change!

What a change!!

    May 2, 2023:  Yesterday Sequoia Woods was full of golfers in shorts.  This morning the course is covered in snow.

   In fact, if you look at the live cam in Bear Valley you will see blizzard like snow.  Wierd winter and spring we are having.  

Monday, May 1, 2023

Burn permits required

     As of today, May 1, 2023 burn permits are required to burn pine needles or leaves in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

    You can apply online or go to the CalFire office.