Downed Tree Blocks Parrotts Ferry & Community Helps Open Roadway Back Up

Downed Tree Blocks Parrotts Ferry & Community Helps Open Roadway Back Up

Columbia, CA…From the Sonora area CHP….”Approx 8:15 pm, we received a report of a tree down blocking Parrotts Ferry Road approximately one mile north of Marble Quarry Road. Upon arriving on scene, it was discovered that the tree was approximately 3 feet in diameter and was completely blocking the roadway. A passing lumberjack was quick […]

Subaru vs Home on Parrotts Ferry Leads to Arrest of Murphys Man

Subaru vs Home on Parrotts Ferry Leads to Arrest of Murphys Man

Columbia, CA…On April 18, 2018, at approximately 8:55 pm, a 26 year old Murphys resident, was driving a 2007 Subaru Forester northbound on Parrotts Ferry Road, north of Porcina Way at approximately 30-35 MPH, while under the influence of alcohol. Due to his high level of alcohol intoxication, as he entered a right hand curve […]

Great Work By Local Law Enforcement Agencies and a Homeowner Lead to Arrests

Great Work By Local Law Enforcement Agencies and a Homeowner Lead to Arrests

Jamestown, CA…From Sonora CHP…On Monday, April 16, just after 3:25 am, CHP officers observed a black Jeep Cherokee traveling westbound SR-120/108 west of Obyrnes Ferry Road at a high rate of speed, its rear taillights were not working and its rear license plate was missing. The officers attempted to make an enforcement stop and the […]

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dept. Activity Logs Through April 16th

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dept. Activity Logs Through April 16th

Sonora, CA…The latest Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies Activity Logs are enclosed… TUOLUMNE COUNTY SHERIFF MEDIA BULLETIN Monday, April 16, 2018 00:01 MISC INFORMATION 1804160001 Occurred at Gibbs Tower on Gibbs Dr/Villa Dr. , Sonora. Caller had questions about the power outage. . Disposition: Log Note. 00:39 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE CHECK 1804160002 Officer initiated activity at Chips […]

Yosemite Medical Clinic Legislation Passes House Floor

Yosemite Medical Clinic Legislation Passes House Floor

Washington, D.C. – H.R. 3607 by Congressman McClintock to address continued operation of the Yosemite Medical Clinic passed the House floor on April 16th. The legislation addresses all national park medical clinics, assuring that funds generated by clinics be retained by those clinics. Congressman McClintock delivered the following House floor remarks in support of the […]

Copperopolis Burglary Suspects Captured in Tuolumne County

Copperopolis Burglary Suspects Captured in Tuolumne County

Copperopolis., CA…On 4-16-18 the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a commercial burglary at the True Value store on Spangler Lane in Copperopolis. In reviewing video surveillance, deputies saw that at approx. 0315 hours, a black Jeep Cherokee with no license plates smashed into the glass door of the business. Two occupants […]

Columbia College Presents 49th Commencement on April 27

Columbia College Presents 49th Commencement on April 27

Columbia, CA…Columbia College will hold its 49th Commencement on Friday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. A brief reception for the graduates and guests will be held immediately after the ceremony in Carkeet Park next to the pavilion. The 297 students in the 2018 graduating class have earned a total of 136 […]

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dept. Activity Logs Through April 11th

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dept. Activity Logs Through April 11th

Sonora, CA…The latest Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies Activity Logs are enclosed… Sheriff’s Daily Report 04-11-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 04-10-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 04-09-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 04-08-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 04-07-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 04-06-2018 4-5-18 Log 4-4-18 Log 4-3-18 Log 4-2-18 Log 04-01-2018 Log

Traffic Update….Vehicle Down Embankment Near Sr120 / East River Rd

Traffic Update….Vehicle Down Embankment Near Sr120 / East River Rd

Groveland, CA…Traffic Update….Vehicle Down Embankment Near Sr120 / East River Rd. Please use caution in the area… Incident: 00269 Type: Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj Location: Sr120 / East River Rd Loc Desc: WB E/O NR MM 26.24 Lat/Lon: 37.819992 -120.302605 Detail Information 2:27 PM 9 [16] [Notification] [CHP]-RP RECLD // PTY GOT OO THE VEH AND […]

Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train

Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s  Popular & Fun Wildflower Train

Jamestown, CA…Tickets on Sale Now for Two Weekends Only: April 21, 22, 28 & 29. With spring in full bloom, California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train. While the Park […]

Repairs Continue to Storm Ravaged Roads in South Tuolumne & Northern Mariposa Counties.

Repairs Continue to Storm Ravaged Roads in South Tuolumne & Northern Mariposa Counties.

Coulterville, CA…State Route 49 in southern Tuolumne County and northern Mariposa took a beating when a violent storm ripped through the region on March 22. The heavy rain undermined mountain switchbacks, sent rocks, mud and debris onto the roadway, and plugged and destroyed culverts in this mountain region. George Reed Inc. of Modesto and Caltrans […]

National Park Service Announces Plan to Moderately Raise Fees to Address Aging Infrastructure Needs

National Park Service Announces Plan to Moderately Raise Fees to Address Aging Infrastructure Needs

Washington, DC…As part of its ongoing efforts to address aging park infrastructure and improve the visitor experience, the National Park Service (NPS) announced today changes to the entrance fees charged at national parks. The changes, which come in response to public comments on a fee proposal released in October 2017, will modestly increase entrance fees […]

Columbia College Foundation Honors Students with Over $120,000 in Scholarships

Columbia College Foundation Honors Students with Over $120,000 in Scholarships

Columbia, CA…The Columbia College Foundation and its community partners will present more than $120,000 in scholarships to qualified and deserving students at the annual Columbia College Scholarship and Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 12. The event, 4:30-5:30 pm at the Dogwood Forum on campus, features student and community speakers, musical performances and presentation of the […]

Columbia College’s Symphony of the Sierra on April 17th

Columbia College’s Symphony of the Sierra on April 17th

Columbia, CA…The Symphony of the Sierra 2018 Spring Concert will be held at Columbia College, Dogwood Forum, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The repertoire provides a wonderful introduction to orchestral music for children, while being complex enough to satisfy the seasoned classical ear. The orchestra is excited to be performing the fourth […]

Winter Returns Briefly Tonight With Rain & Mountain Snow!

Winter Returns Briefly Tonight With Rain & Mountain Snow!

Arnold, CA…From the National Weather Service…Mountain snow returns later today into early Thursday. A colder and wetter weather system will move into northern California today bringing accumulating snow to the mountains by this evening. Travelers over the higher mountain passes should be prepared for winter driving conditions tonight into Thursday. Snow levels are forecast to […]

Columbia College Presidential Finalists Selected & Community Forums Scheduled

Columbia College Presidential Finalists Selected & Community Forums Scheduled

Columbia, CA…The Columbia College Presidential Search Committee has selected two finalists who will participate in community open forums scheduled for April 18 and 19, 2018 at Columbia College. The finalists (with most recent position held) are listed below with forum times: Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay – (Wednesday, April 18, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the […]

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