Update: Fire In Jamestown
Update at 3:15 p.m.: CAL Fire reports that fire crews have stopped the forward spread of the Hurst Fire burning in the Jamestown area of Tuolumne County. The flames broke out just after 2:30 p.m. in the 17400 block of Highway 108, between High School and Bell Mooney roads. The flames spread was stopped at an estimated one acre in size. A small crew will remain on scene, working towards full containment and mopping up for the next couple of hours. What ignited the grass fire is under investigation.
Elusive creature dodged people for nearly 100 years — then it appeared in CA mountains
The animal — which is the largest member of the weasel family — had rarely been spotted in California in the last century.
Smoky Skies Over Tuolumne Friday
San Andreas, CA – About 50 acres of grass will be set ablaze in Tuolumne County tomorrow, creating smoky skies. CAL Fire will conduct prescribed fire training on the Sardella burn site adjacent to the community of Tuolumne. They state, “The goal of the prescribed burn is to maintain firefighter readiness within a controlled environment for firefighting techniques with live fire.”
Modesto man dies in high-speed crash at roundabout in Jamestown
It involved two vehicles.
First Weekend of June Events
There are several events planned for the first weekend in June. The annual First Friday Concert in the Park series, hosted by Murphys Community Club, starts Friday, June 2nd with local band StarDogs featuring a local favorite Brian Jirka, and professional touring musicians Scott Moughton and Rick Deputy. Their high-energy, dance-driven music primarily focuses on 70’s groove music, with Jirka’s original music and some modern sounds blended in. The band was booked a year ago and is sure to bring some great energy! Details about the upcoming Concerts in the Park are here.
County Awaits More Results On Tuolumne Road North
Tuolumne, CA — There is still no estimated reopening date for Tuolumne Road North, but the Public Works Department is providing new details about the planning work underway. The stretch between Twain Harte and Ponderosa Hills has been blocked since the middle of March due to winter storm damage. County staff and geotechnical engineers determined on March 21 that the road was unsafe for travel until repairs can be made.
Steven Edward Gullingsrud, born May 28, 1948 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at his residence in Sonora, California. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation Arrangements.
Donald Lee Stone, born October 15, 1959 in Missoula, Montana passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023 in Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation Arrangements. Date of Death: 05/30/2023. Age: 63. Residence: Sonora, CA.
Empowering Women: Fitness, Fashion, and Financial Strategies Event in Sonora
📣Hey there, Sonora community! Are you ready for an evening of inspiration, fashion, and financial strategies?🤩. Join us at the Sonora Opera Hall & Community Center this Friday, June 3, from 6 pm to 10 pm for Fitness Fashion & Financial Strategies! This event is all about empowering women in our community to achieve their dreams.
Search Continues For Missing Galt Woman
Tuolumne County, CA – The search continued this afternoon for a missing Galt woman who was swept downstream on the Clavey River on Monday in Tuolumne County. This is the second day of the search, as Tuesday members of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and a CHP helicopter scoured the area, but did not get into the water due to its strong current being fueled by snowmelt from the mountains. Sheriff’s spokesperson Ashley Boujikian tells Clarke Broadcasting that they used a helicopter again today to comb the river near God’s Bath. Boujikian added that they did not search on the ground as “accessibility by foot is extremely limited due to the high water.” The aircrew was unable to find any sign of the 22-year-old woman.
Update: Fire In Calaveras County
Update at 2:15 p.m.: Fire crews have stopped the forward rate of the Basket Fire burning in the Copperopolis area of Calaveras County, according to CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore. She updates that the fire’s size was estimated at a half acre and that it ignited in the grass. There is no word on what sparked the fire. Kilgore added that a small crew will remain on scene, working towards full containment and mopping up for the next couple of hours.
DUI Cited In Fatal Highway 108/49 Roundabout Crash
Jamestown, CA – The CHP has released some new details about a fatal crash that occurred on Sunday just after 5 pm on Highway 108/49 at the roundabout near the Chicken Ranch Rancheria resort construction. A 40-year-old unidentified Modesto man was driving a 2009 GMC Yukon westbound at a...
West Point grad salutes great-grandfather whose time at the university 90 years ago was unfulfilled
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Jonathan Parham’s great-grandfather did not get to finish his West Point experience 90 years ago, but it’s a very different world these days. For Jonathan, the mission was accomplished. The 22-year-old Frontier High School graduate has just completed four years at the U.S. Army Academy – an achievement in itself. But […]
Annie Puper Hiemstra, Born November 22, 1931 in Frederiksoord, The Netherlands passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Adventist Senior Care Unit 7 in Sonora, California. Annie immigrated to the US with her family in 1955. She raised her five children in New York and in 1997 drove across the country with her husband to retire in California. She loved gardening, especially flowers, spending time with family, and traveling. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation arrangements.
Sandra Anne Prosco, Born January 19, 1947 in Modesto, California passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at her residence in Sonora, California. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation arrangements. Date of Death: 05/23/2023. Age: 76. Residence: Sonora, CA.
Sally Jean Allen, born May 31, 1944 in Portland, Oregon passed away Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Adventist Sierra Care unit 6 in Sonora, California. A graveside service will be held. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with Funeral arrangements. Date of Death: 05/27/2023. Age: 78. Residence: Sonora (formerly lived...
The top 10 places people in Calaveras County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Calaveras County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Smith, Bud Jr.
Bud William Smith Jr. Born March 13, 1939 in Chelsea, Oklahoma passed away Monday, May 22, 2023 at his residence in Sonora, California. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation arrangements. Date of Death: 05/22/2023. Age: 84. Residence: Sonora, CA.
Road Closure In Mokelumne Hill
Mokelumne Hill, CA — Crews are removing a tree in Mokelumne Hill today, ahead of a significant future road resurfacing and paving project. The work underway today has spurred a full closure of Peek Circle, from both ends of the road (see image). The road is anticipated to reopen at 3 pm today. A detour is set up around the closure, and there is very limited access if you must access Peek Circle.
Update: Crash Knocks Down Poles On J-59
Update at 4:58 p.m.: The CHP has provided additional information regarding this traffic incident. According to reports, the driver was allegedly trying to leave the crash site but was apprehended within five minutes, walking north of the scene. No injuries were reported in the collision; however, three utility poles suffered damage, leading to a three-hour disruption of traffic. Upon conducting a records check, it was discovered that the driver, identified as Daniel Douglas Broady from Groveland, had an active felony warrant with no bail for his arrest. Consequently, he was taken into custody and subsequently booked into the Tuolumne County Jail on the warrant charges, in addition to being cited for drug possession.
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