Winter Storm Watches & Flood Warnings Ahead

Winter Storm Watches & Flood Warnings Ahead

Arnold, CA…Ladies & Gentlemen, Lads & Lasses and Boys & Girls….The Drought & Fire Season has been replaced at least for the next week or so with Winter Storm Watches & Flood Warnings. The latest from the National Weather Service is below… weather.gov National Weather Service Watches, Warnings & Advisories Go to the NOAA Homepage […]

Caldor Fire 100 Percent Contained

Caldor Fire 100 Percent Contained

South Lake Tahoe, CA…The Caldor Fire has been declared 100 percent contained as of today, Oct. 21, 2021. Now that the fire has reached full containment, the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is reevaluating closure areas outside of the fire perimeter and is working to reopen these areas as soon as possible. A Forest […]

The Drought & Fire Season Are Over! (Well, Not Really but Next Few Days Sure Look Good!!)

The Drought & Fire Season Are Over!  (Well, Not Really but Next Few Days Sure Look Good!!)

Arnold, CA…Ladies & Gents, Lads & Lasses the storm door is opening and moisture is in your forecast for the next week. The Forecasts from the National Service for the West Slope & Mother Lode are below. Detailed forecast for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada Today Mostly cloudy. At lower elevations, a chance of rain. […]

Overnight Storm Closes Passes! Drive Carefully & Carry Chains

Overnight Storm Closes Passes!  Drive Carefully & Carry Chains

Arnold, CA….Yesterday morning we drove over Ebbetts Pass and returned after Midnight over Hwy 88. With the storm door starting to crack open we hope for moisture’s sake it was our last trip till spring. We we passed back over Carson Pass we were pushing over a foot of snow between Kirkwood & Silver Lake. […]

Early Morning Hwy 49 Collision Takes Life of 26 Year Old

Early Morning Hwy 49 Collision Takes Life of 26 Year Old

Jackson, CA…Sad family notifications are underway for a fatal collision that happened early this morning on Hwy 49. On 10-07-2021, at approximately 0028 hours, a California Highway Patrol unit from the Amador area office was dispatched to a traffic collision that occurred on SR-49 south of Argonaut Lane. Upon CHP arrival, the officers observed a […]

Amador County Horse Comes Down with West Nile Virus.

Amador County Horse Comes Down with West Nile Virus.

Amador County, CA – Amador County Public Health confirms the first 2021 case of West Nile virus (WNV) in an Amador County horse. Outbreaks of WNV occur each summer in the United States and are most commonly transmitted to humans and animals through a mosquito bite from a mosquito harboring the virus. Public Health officials […]

97 New Covid Cases & Another Death in Amador County

97 New Covid Cases & Another Death in Amador County

Amador County, CA…Amador County Public Health reports 97 more individuals with COVID-19 since last Tuesday’s update, of whom 82.5% were unvaccinated. The cases include 26 children under the age of 18 years, 39 age 18-49, 13 age 50-64, and 19 age 65 and above. Since January 1, 2021, confirmed cases of COVID-19 total 1,745. There […]

Hwy 50 Fully Reopened to the Public this Morning.

Hwy 50 Fully Reopened to the Public this Morning.

South Lake Tahoe, CA….Highway 50 fully opened to the public at 8am this morning. No permits will be needed for residents to gain access to properties not included on forest service land. If your property is on forest service land, please contact the forest service for access details. For residents and property owners who did […]

Caldor Post-Fire BAER Soil Burn Severity Map Released

Caldor Post-Fire BAER Soil Burn Severity Map Released

Placerville, CA…USDA Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response Team (BAER) specialists recently completed their data gathering and analysis of the Caldor burned area to produce a Soil Burn Severity (SBS) map of the 218,952-acre fire. USDA Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment teams are multi-disciplinary teams sent to federal lands following significant wildfires to characterize […]

Eldorado Sherriff’s Office Make Arrest in Caldor Fire Related Crime Spree.

Eldorado Sherriff’s Office Make Arrest in Caldor Fire Related Crime Spree.

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Over the last several days the Caldor Fire Law Enforcement Security Team worked with EDSO Patrol to catch a looter who committed dozens of thefts from vehicles, garages, and structures in the evacuation zones, and stole at least two vehicles in the South Lake Tahoe area. EDSO deputies disrupted the suspect during […]

More Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded

More Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded

Grizzly Flats, CA…As of September 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Evacuation Orders Downgraded, Effective Immediately in El Dorado County, Amador County, Alpine County. Evacuation Order Update: The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in Amador County: Zones 4A and 5A. South of Highway 88 along the Amador/El Dorado County line from Dufrene […]

Governor Gavin Newsom Should Survive Recall & Serve Out Remainder of Term

Governor Gavin Newsom Should Survive Recall & Serve Out Remainder of Term

Arnold, CA…Locally in our coverage area Alpine County is only County that followed the statewide trend.  From the Secretary of State’s Office… “Unofficial Election Results. Results will be certified by October 22, 2021. ( 18,185 of 18,185 ) precincts partially reporting as of September 15, 2021, 2:55 a.m.. Precincts are listed as “partially” reporting since […]

AWA Declares “Stage 1” Water Alert & Customers Asked to Reduce Water Use Up to 20 Percent

AWA Declares “Stage 1” Water Alert & Customers Asked to Reduce Water Use Up to 20 Percent

Sutter Creek, CA…Amador Water Agency Directors declared a Stage 1 – Water Alert, effective immediately, at their regular Board meeting Thursday, triggering conservation requirements for water customers targeting a 20 percent reduction in use. Directors have been closely watching dry conditions in the watershed and low levels in reservoirs throughout the state. More recently, the […]

Caldor Fire Reaches 67% Containment, Heat Map Getting Colder, Eyes Turn to Getting 50 & 88 Opened Back Up

Caldor Fire Reaches 67% Containment, Heat Map Getting Colder, Eyes Turn to Getting 50 & 88 Opened Back Up

South Lake Tahoe, CA…East Zone Situation Summary: Winds along the ridges remained out of the southwest with gusts around 25 mph in the evening becoming southerly with gusts around 15 mph by the morning. Winds over the majority of the fire area become downslope as the sun sets with speeds around 3 to 5 mph. […]

50% Containment Reached on Caldor Fire! 996 Structures Destroyed & Repopulations Accelerate

50% Containment Reached on Caldor Fire!  996 Structures Destroyed & Repopulations Accelerate

South Lake Tahoe, CA…About six miles of additional containment line were secured along the westside of Christmas Valley and the area east of Meyers allowing the Eldorado County Sheriff’s Office to downgrade another Evacuation Order to a Warning in South Lake Tahoe area of the Pioneer Trail. The fire remained active along the northeast and […]

Fall is Here with Crisp Cool Mornings…Nevermind, Heat Warnings & Triple Digit Heat Until Thursday!

Fall is Here with Crisp Cool Mornings…Nevermind, Heat Warnings & Triple Digit Heat Until Thursday!

Arnold, CA…Well with Labor Day in the rearview mirror it is time to start think about fall. Cool crisp mornings, warm comfortable afternoons and a sweatshirt or two to take the chill out of the air in the evenings. Well that remains just a fantasy as we have triple digit temps for most of our […]

El Dorado County & City of South Lake Tahoe Allowing Repopulation for Most Areas as of 3 pm Sunday

El Dorado County & City of South Lake Tahoe Allowing Repopulation for Most Areas as of 3 pm Sunday

South Lake Tahoe, CA…September 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m. WHAT: Evacuation Orders Downgraded WHEN: Effective Immediately WHERE: El Dorado County Evacuation Order Update: The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in El Dorado County: South Lake Tahoe City Limits – From the Nevada State line west along Highway 50 to the Tahoe airport. […]

Labor Day Weekend Traffic Advisory: Hwy 88 Remains Closed from Peddler Hill to Picketts Junction Due to Caldor Fire

Labor Day Weekend Traffic Advisory: Hwy 88 Remains Closed from Peddler Hill to Picketts Junction Due to Caldor Fire

Alpine & Amador Counties, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) wants to remind motorists that as of Thursday, September 2, 2021, State Route 88 remains closed from Peddler Hill in Amador County to State Route 89/Picketts Junction in Alpine County due to the Caldor Fire in the Sierra Nevada. Route 89 remains closed from the […]

Firefighters Have the Edge on 212,907 Acre Caldor Fire! Its 29% Contained & 4,415 Working to Extinguish it!

Firefighters Have the Edge on 212,907 Acre Caldor Fire!  Its 29% Contained & 4,415 Working to Extinguish it!

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Caldor Fire East Zone Situation Summary:  Weather continued to moderate yesterday with cooler temperatures in the 70’s and lighter southwest winds and some gustier conditions on the ridge tops. Fire growth was minimal on the East Zone with some perimeter expansion near Cold Creek on the northeast edge, at Luther Spire east […]

Caldor Fire at 210,259 Acres, 25% Contained, 811 Structures Destroyed, Firefighters Continue Herding Fire

Caldor Fire at 210,259 Acres, 25% Contained, 811 Structures Destroyed, Firefighters Continue Herding Fire

Grizzly Flats, CA…Calmer winds and return of moderate humidity to some areas of the fire reduced activity overnight however spotting and fire spread still occurred along the northern edge of the fire.  Firefighters will work today to bolster lines where large pockets of previously unburned fuel threaten existing control lines.  Damage inspection is in progress […]

Caldor Burns On, 204,390 Acres, 20% Contained, 729 Structures Destroyed, 4,224 Personnel

Caldor Burns On, 204,390 Acres, 20% Contained, 729 Structures Destroyed, 4,224 Personnel

Grizzly Flat, CA…Evacuation Warnings, Effective Immediately, Douglas County, Nevada.  Douglas County is asking the following communities to be on the alert and start preparing for potential evacuations. Evacuations have not been ordered for the following areas at this time; however, there is potential for evacuation warnings to heighten to evacuation orders in the near future. […]

The Caldor Fire Now 191,607 Acres, 16% Contained, 669 Structures Destroyed, 3,904 Personnel

The Caldor Fire Now 191,607 Acres, 16% Contained, 669 Structures Destroyed, 3,904 Personnel

Grizzly Flats, CA…The top map is the NASA/USFS heat map.  In the heat map you can tell it burned across Hwy 89 and is racing behind South Lake Tahoe on the ridge towards Heavenly Ski Resort.  Yesterday Sierra at Tahoe today Heavenly & Kirkwood?  Time will tell.  On the southern leg the fire has crossed […]

Some Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded and Evacuation Warnings Lifted as of August 30, 3:26pm on Western Edge

Some Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded and Evacuation Warnings Lifted as of August 30, 3:26pm on Western Edge

Grizzly Flats, CA…Caldor Status Updates as Evacuation Orders Downgraded and Evacuation Warnings Lifted (August 30, 3:26PM). Effective Immediately El Dorado County and Amador County. The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in El Dorado County: Pipi – East of North South Road from Omo Ranch to Cat Creek and east to Highway […]

Time to Go SLT as All of South Lake Tahoe Now Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders

Time to Go SLT as All of South Lake Tahoe Now Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders

South Lake Tahoe, CA…As of August 30, 2021 11:00 a.m. an Update to Evacuation Orders. Effective Immediately. El Dorado County Evacuation Order: El Dorado County: Heavenly, East of Pioneer Trail between Larch and Al Tahoe, to include the area of Heavenly Ski Resort out to the Alpine County Line and the Nevada State line on […]

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