Ferguson Fire in Merced River Canyon, 9,266 Acres, 2% Contained, 1 Fatality & 108 Structures Threatened

Ferguson Fire in Merced River Canyon, 9,266 Acres, 2% Contained, 1 Fatality & 108 Structures Threatened

Yosemite, CA…Crews successfully held the fire along Highway 140 and protected structures as the fire showed significant growth to the south in Nutmeg and Devils Gulch area. Crews initiated several important new containment lines including Sweetwater Ridge on the southwest flank of the fire. Contingency lines are also being established on the fires eastern flank […]

Hwy 108 & Hwy 120 Collision Takes Lives of Elderly Sonora Man & Woman

Hwy 108 & Hwy 120 Collision Takes Lives of Elderly Sonora Man & Woman

Jamestown, CA…On Sunday, July 15, 2018, at approximately 6:14 pm, a 91 year old male Sonora resident was driving a 1993 Toyota Camry eastbound on State Route 120/108, approaching Yosemite Junction. At this time, 42 year old Berkeley resident, Julieta Pisani-McCarthy, was driving a 2017 Ford Fiesta, westbound on State Route 120 intending to make […]

Traffic Update…Vehicle Off Roadway Over Fence Near SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd

Traffic Update…Vehicle Off Roadway Over Fence Near SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd

Angels Camp, CA…Traffic Update…Vehicle Off Roadway Over Fence Near SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd Incident: 00496 Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd Loc Desc: SR4 / SR4 BYPASS Lat/Lon: 38.077169 -120.531202 Detail Information 7:46 PM 3 [8] B49-006 OLD VALLECITO RD CLOSED TEMPORARILY – WILL ADV 7:25 PM 2 [4] 2 […]

A Stunning Estate, 744 Total Acres, 64 Vineyard Acres, Three Homes, State Water Rights & More! $3,500,000

A Stunning Estate, 744 Total Acres, 64 Vineyard Acres, Three Homes, State Water Rights & More! $3,500,000

Esmeralda Valley, CA…This is the lifestyle! Turnkey Operation. The property at Chatom Vineyards consists of 11 parcels totaling 744.22 acres. 64 planted acres with 13 grape varietals. 60 plus acres of plantable land, 356 acres farmstead currently used for cattle grazing. Many options for expanding agricultural interests. There are 2 ponds & a natural spring. […]

It All Starts at Forest Meadows Properties

It All Starts at Forest Meadows Properties

Murphys, CA…Let us welcome you home to Forest Meadows Properties serving Calaveras County. Year-round events, mountain and foothills recreation, culinary excellence, an award-winning up-and-coming wine region, picturesque historic downtowns and a thriving arts community make Calaveras County an especially appealing place to visit. In addition, we are constantly hearing about the friendliness of our local […]

Traffic Update…Collision on Horseshoe Lane

Traffic Update…Collision on Horseshoe Lane

Copperopolis, CA…Traffic Update…Collision on Horseshoe Lane with possible arm injuries.. Incident: 00320 Type: Trfc Collision-No Inj Location: 0 Horseshoe Ln Loc Desc: CONESTOGA TRAIL AT HORSE SHOE Lat/Lon: 37.953287 -120.688185 Detail Information 1:59 PM 8 [11] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 SAM BERRI / 7283931 1:59 PM 7 [10] 1039 49 OFC 1:58 PM 6 [9] […]

Formidable France Secures Second World Cup Title

Formidable France Secures Second World Cup Title

Russia…France have won the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after defeating Croatia 4-2 in a thoroughly entertaining Final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in what was a fitting end to an outstanding tournament. Despite Croatia having the majority of possession in the opening stages, France took the lead in somewhat fortuitous circumstances. Antoine Griezmann’s […]

July Specials from Black Sheep Winery

July Specials from Black Sheep Winery

Murphys, CA…Black Sheep Winery arrived in Murphys with the 1984 harvest. From that first harvest we produced our 1984 Amador Zinfandel. The wine was styled in a big, bold way like nobody else could do. That’s what makes us Black Sheep; we’re different from the rest of the flock. We feature small batches of limited […]

A Warm Summer Week Ahead with Heat Warnings to Start the Week

A Warm Summer Week Ahead with Heat Warnings to Start the Week

Arnold, CA…The forecast for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada is as follows. We also start the week with heat warnings. For those of you new to The Pine Tree we post our weather by elevation starting at Lake Alpine – Bear Valley levels and dropping down by community. These numbers also work well for […]

Mattis Reaffirms ‘Unbreakable’ Bond, Enduring Commitment to Europe

Mattis Reaffirms ‘Unbreakable’ Bond, Enduring Commitment to Europe

Washington, DC…Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed the “unbreakable trans-Atlantic bond” between the United States and Europe and underscored the enduring U.S. commitment to peace and prosperity on the continent during the U.S.-Adriatic Charter defense minister’s meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the U.S.-Adriatic Charter defense ministers meeting in Zagreb, […]

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Washington, DC…The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz, 32, from Summerville, South Carolina, died, July 12, in Afghanistan, of wounds sustained as a result of enemy small arms fire while conducting operations in support of a medical evacuation landing […]

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

Washington, DC…The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Staff Sgt. James T. Grotjan, 26, of Waterford, Connecticut, died July 12 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident July 8 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. […]

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL FIRE Employee

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL FIRE Employee

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney: “Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, a man who dedicated his life to protecting his […]

First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to England

First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to England

London, UK…The First Lady and the President arrived in London, England on Thursday afternoon. They were greeted by United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Woody Johnson; Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst; Secretary of State for International Trade, The Right Honorable Liam Fox; and Chief Executive Officer of the Stansted Limited Airport, Brad Miller. The […]

Tree Removal Work Ongoing Near Existing Construction Projects

Tree Removal Work Ongoing Near Existing Construction Projects

Arnold, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform road construction including tree removal of dead and dying trees on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 (SR-4) from the Arnold Byway to the Calaveras/Alpine county line. Work will occur as follows: One-way traffic control will be in effect on eastbound and westbound SR-4 from upper […]

Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, May 12, 1982 – July 14, 2018

Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, May 12, 1982 – July 14, 2018

El Portal, CA…It is with deep sadness that CAL FIRE can confirm that this morning while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney from the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit was tragically killed. He leaves behind a wife and two small children. Please join us in […]

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