Christopher Brabbin, 27 from West Point Lost His Life in Winton Road Collision

Christopher Brabbin, 27 from West Point Lost His Life in Winton Road Collision

West Point, CA…Christopher Brabbin, was traveling eastbound on Winton Road, east of Lily Gap Road. As his vehicle was negotiating a slight left hand curve in the roadway for eastbound traffic, he allowed his Nissan Maxima to travel off of the roadway, on to the south shoulder of Winton Road. He then lost control of […]

Bruce Paul Botz 1931 – 2020

Bruce Paul Botz 1931 – 2020

Pioneer, CA…Bruce Paul Botz, 89, Pioneer, California, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, at his home. Bruce was born on March 17, 1931 in Berlin, Wisconsin to the late Arthur Louis and Esther Amanda (Englert) Botz, Sr. He was preceded in death by his previous wife, Barbara Diane (Scovil-McDonald) Thompson and brothers, Arthur Louis Botz, […]

Local Grocery Pioneer William Robert Cheney Passes Away at 85

Local Grocery Pioneer William Robert Cheney Passes Away at 85

Murphys, CA…William Robert Cheney, age 85, of Murphys, CA passed away peacefully on March 29, 2020, surrounded by family. William “Bill” leaves his loving wife of 66 years, Marilyn (Thomas) Cheney, his son Dennis Cheney (wife Sharon) and daughter Pam Cheney Bowman (husband Pat). Bill was a loving and devoted Grampy to Cassie Miller (Theron), […]

WW2 Veteran LeRoy “Ted” Dodge 1927 – 2020

WW2 Veteran LeRoy “Ted” Dodge 1927 – 2020

Mountain Ranch, CA…LeRoy “Ted” Dodge, 2/26/1927—3/30/2020 WW2 Vet. Long time Mountain Ranch Resident, LeRoy Dodge passed away peacefully at home on March 30th. He was 93. LeRoy is survived by his wife, Peggy, four sons, eleven grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. He purchased the Mountain Ranch property on the corner of […]

Two Deceased & Three with Major Injures in Fatal Collision Near SR-16 & Welsh Pond Road

Two Deceased & Three with Major Injures in Fatal Collision Near SR-16 & Welsh Pond Road

Drytown, CA…Last night there was another horrific collision on our local roads that left 2 deseased & 3 more with major injuries. The following is from CHP Amador…”A collision occurred between a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze and a 2013 Volkswagen Passat on State Route 16, west of Welsh Pond Road. The collision left two persons deceased […]

Deborah Ann Randell 1949 – 2020

Deborah Ann Randell 1949 – 2020

Murphys, CA…Deborah Ann Randell, loving wife and mother, passed away at home in the care of family and hospice on March 7, 2020. Debbie is survived by husband of 50 years, John Randell, two children, six grandchildren and three cats. Although born in Seattle, Washington, 1949, Debbie was a lifetime resident of Northern California having […]

Sandra Jean Johnson 1949 – 2020

Sandra Jean Johnson 1949 – 2020

Arnold, CA…Sandra Jean Johnson 71 born April 16th 1949 In Riverside, CA passed away Saturday February 8 2020 in Sonora CA. She was a lifelong resident of Amador And Calaveras County. Sandi was a Hair Stylist and the owner of Hair Crafters Cottage in Arnold, Local artist and Friend to many. She is survived by […]

54 Year old Glencoe Woman Dies in ATV Collision

54 Year old Glencoe Woman Dies in ATV Collision

Glencoe, CA…A 54 year old Glencoe woman was driving a Can-Am “side by side” off highway utility vehicle at a private residence on Three Cent Flat Rd. She was traveling northbound on an unimproved dirt pathway. For an unknown reason she made an unsafe turn to the right, causing the Can-Am to overturn. As the […]

Inmate Death in Tuolumne County Jail

Inmate Death in Tuolumne County Jail

Sonora, CA…On Tuesday just after 1pm, 60-year-old Michael Hyde of Sonora was found deceased from a self-inflicted injury inside the Tuolumne County Jail. Upon discovering Michael, deputies rendered lifesaving measures without success. The investigation is being handled by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Investigations Division and no foul play is suspected. Our sincerest condolences go out […]

Donald Joseph Parr 1945 – 2020

Donald Joseph Parr 1945 – 2020

Murphys, CA…Donald Joseph Parr, loving Husband, Father, Grand father and Great Grandfather passed away February 28, 2020 in Murphys. Donald was born to Jacob and Emma Parr in Oakland, Califorina on July 18, 1945. He moved to Calaveras County at two years old. Donny graduated from Bret Harte with the class of 1964. He then […]

GE Chairman and CEO Larry Culp on the Passing of Jack Welch

GE Chairman and CEO Larry Culp on the Passing of Jack Welch

Boston, MA…GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., today issued the following statement in response to the passing of former GE Chairman and CEO John F. Welch, Jr.: “Today is a sad day for the entire GE family. Jack was larger than life and the heart of GE for half a century. He reshaped […]

NASA Mourns the Passing of Katherine Johnson

NASA Mourns the Passing of Katherine Johnson

Houston, TX…The following is a statement from Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the passing of NASA legend Katherine Johnson, who worked for the agency from 1953 to 1986. “NASA is deeply saddened by the loss of a leader from our pioneering days, and we send our deepest condolences to the family of Katherine Johnson. Ms. Johnson […]

Richard Talmadge Underhill 1935 – 2020

Richard Talmadge Underhill 1935 – 2020

Camp Connell, CA…Richard Talmadge Underhill Feb. 5, 1935 – Feb. 19, 2020. Longtime Camp Connell resident Richard Underhill, 85, died Feb. 19 at a Modesto hospital following heart surgery and pneumonia. An Oklahoma native, Dick grew up in the Bay Area, attended Mission High School, and worked as a professional mover for 32 years. He […]

Sgt. 1st Class Javier Gutierrez & Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rodriguez Gave Their Lives in Afghanistan

Sgt. 1st Class Javier Gutierrez & Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rodriguez Gave Their Lives in Afghanistan

Washington, DC…The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Both soldiers died February 8, 2020 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. The incident is under investigation. The deceased are: Sgt. 1st Class* Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, of […]

Sonora Residents Pilot Robert Clough, 73 & Passenger Robert Parriott, 71 Perished in Yesterday’s Airplane Crash

Sonora Residents Pilot Robert Clough, 73 & Passenger Robert Parriott, 71 Perished in Yesterday’s Airplane Crash

Columbia, CA…From the Tuolumne Sheriff’s Office…”The victims have been identified as 73-year-old Robert Clough and 71-year-old Robert Parriott, both of Sonora. Robert Clough was determined to be the pilot and Robert Parriott the solo passenger inside the aircraft. The preliminary cause of death is major trauma; however, the final cause is pending autopsy. The cause […]

Actor Kirk Douglas 1916 – 2020 Passes Away at 103

Actor Kirk Douglas 1916 – 2020 Passes Away at 103

Hollywood, CA…”Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) was an American actor, producer, director and author. A centenarian, he was one of the last surviving stars of the film industry’s Golden Age.[2] After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in The Strange […]

John Vincent Tiscornia 1938 – 2020

John Vincent Tiscornia 1938 – 2020

San Andreas, CA…John was born December 1, 1938, in Stockton, California, the son of Vincent and Kathryn Segale Tiscornia and passed on his ranch near San Andreas January 30, 2020, at the age of 81. John was a sixth generation resident of Calaveras County descended from San Andreas, Murphys, Jesus Maria, and Mountain Ranch pioneer […]