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1 Hospitalized after Motorcycle Crash on Rawhide Road [Jamestown, CA]

Motorcycle Collision on Highway 49 Left One Injured. According to reports, the accident involved an SUV and a motorcycle that crashed along Highway 49 for reasons currently unknown. Eventually, officers arrived at the scene and located one rider lying in the roadway. Paramedics transported the motorcyclist to a nearby Modesto...
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57-year-old woman killed after a motorcycle collision in Sonora (Sonora, CA)

57-year-old woman killed after a motorcycle collision in Sonora (Sonora, CA)Nationwide Report. A 57-year-old woman lost her life after a traffic collision Tuesday morning in Sonora. As per the initial information, the fatal motorcycle crash took place at about 7:30 a.m. on Highway 108. The preliminary reports showed that a westbound 2020 Harley Davidson Street Glide attempted to pass a big rig [...]

Complaint Of Service Led To AHS Vandalism

Sonora, CA — A Sonora man is accused of vandalizing the Adventist Health Sonora ER last week after claiming poor service from staff. The Sonora Police Department received a report of a male subject who was throwing items inside the ER and yelling at staff. When officers arrived at the hospital on Greeley Road in Sonora, they contacted the suspect, 37-year-old Christopher Weakley, in the parking lot and detained him.

Victim Identified In Tuesday’s HWY 108 Crash

Sonora, CA — The CHP has released the name of a Tuolumne woman who tragically died in a motorcycle versus car crash on Highway 108. The deceased is 57-year-old Betty Marie Cardoza. The collision happened on Tuesday morning in the westbound lane of the highway at the Mono Way onramp. The CHP reports that Cardoza, on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, tried to pass a semi on the left side while merging onto the highway and collided with an oncoming sedan in the westbound lane, as earlier reported here. She was ejected from the bike, which came to rest about 200 feet down an embankment. Cardoza, suffering major injuries, was flown to a Modesto where she later succumbed to those injuries.

Arnold’s Independence Day Parade This Saturday

The Greater Arnold Business Association (GABA) will host the Arnold Independence Day Parade this Saturday, July 2nd, starting at 10 a.m. on Highway 4 in Arnold. Parade Chairman Linda Baker was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”. This patriotic celebration draws an exuberant crowd, numbering eight thousand...

Woman killed in Sonora motorcycle accident

SONORA, Calif. — A woman died Tuesday morning after rear-ending another vehicle with her motorcycle on a highway in Sonora. According to California Highway Patrol, a 57-year-old motorcyclist was riding her Harley Davidson westbound on the SR-108 on-ramp around 7:20 a.m. when she tried to pass a big rig.

Mother Lode Fair Opens Today

The Mother Lode Fair in Sonora is ready for four days of fun, taking place from Thursday June 30th through Sunday July 3rd. Ron Hamilton, Mother Lode Fair Board President and Livestock Supervisor Kim Helmbold, were Thursday’s KVML “Newsmakers of the Day.”. Hamilton is excited for this year’s...
Calaveras Enterprise

Wallace Post Office may be world's tiniest traveling museum

Tiny homes have been all the rage in recent years, but have you ever heard of a tiny mobile museum? Historian, journalist, and author Sal Manna of the Society for the Preservation of West Calaveras History (SPWCH) thinks Calaveras’ newest museum inside the former Wallace post office may just be the tiniest on record. The entire 36 sp. ft. structure sits on a utility trailer, so not only is it tiny, it’s mobile, too.

HWY 120/108 Crash Turns Deadly

Tuolumne County, CA – The CHP has identified an Oakdale man as the victim of Wednesday’s Highway 120/108 wreck, and they want to talk to any witnesses. The solo vehicle collision happened just after 2 p.m. yesterday n the Keystone area. The deceased is 78-year-old Robert Dean Bagley I. The CHP reported that he was driving a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle eastbound on the highway approaching Rushing Hills Lookout Road when, for unknown reasons, his car drifted onto the dirt and gravel right shoulder. They added that he then overcorrected back onto the highway, hitting a raised dirt and rock embankment on the opposite shoulder. The vehicle then overturned and came to rest on its roof. First responders had to free him from the wreckage.

Update: Power Outage In Soulsbyville Area

Update at 8:53am: PG&E reports that customers in the Soulsbyville area have been restored. It is not immediately clear what caused the outage. Original story posted at 8am: Soulsbyville, CA — PG&E says it is investigating the cause of a power outage impacting 502 PG&E customers in the greater Soulsbyville area.

4th Of July And First Weekend In July Events

As detailed here today is the first day of the Mother Lode Fair. The Fair’s hours each day are from 3 PM to 11 PM. The theme of the Fair this year is “Sew it, Grow it, Show it” There will be carnival rides, food, crafts and animals. The annual Livestock Auction takes place Saturday afternoon. A free shuttle service (including the trolley) will provide runs to the fair from The Junction Shopping Center Friday through Sunday. Shuttles are highly recommended due to limited parking and additional congestion near the fairgrounds. Everyone who rides the trolley will receive a dollar off admission at the gate. Ticket, music, and details about the arena events are in the event listing here. From 1 to 4 pm on Friday Young Guns and Lawless, some of the pro modified trucks that will be featured pulling in the Arena Saturday night at the Fair, will be parked at Calaveras Lumber for display.
Calaveras Enterprise

Alan Couchman becomes the new club champ

The June 20 competition featured battles for various flight championships and culminated in crowning our new club champion. Alan Couchman was the best by par, as he became our newest club champ. Carlos Lourenco rented his crown for a short time (he charges by the minute), so pictures could be taken of Alan.

Update: Crash Closed Highway 108 Near Sonora, One Fatality

Update at 6:10 p.m.: The CHP reports this morning’s collision between a sedan and a motorcycle on Highway 108 in Sonora has turned deadly. The victim is a 57-year-old female from Tuolumne. Her name is not being released pending notification of her family. She was riding a 2020 Harley Davidson Street Glide westbound on the highway’s Mono Way onramp at around 7:30 a.m. Also heading in the same direction on the highway was 70-year-old Carlene Valdez of Jamestown in a 2019 Chevrolet Cruse.

Update: Western Calaveras Impacted By Power Outage

Update at 10am: All by 22 of the 2,014 PG&E customers who lost power earlier this morning have been restored. The company hopes to have the remaining customers restored by late morning. Original story posted at 8:11am: Burson, CA — A power pole, and small patch of vegetation, caught on...