New Aerial Photo of 101 Slide

New Caltrans photo of the hill that ate Hwy 101 shows progress being made. According to their press release, Geotechnical drilling is now complete and crews are continuing to perform drainage work, installing horizontal drains into the hillside to help remove subsurface water.  Work has begun on a project design to further stabilize the hillside and restore the highway to

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Phillipsville Heroin Bust Results in Conviction Yesterday

Photo taken near Phillipsville Yesterday, Jose Hernandez Lopez was convicted of possession, transporting, and “using a false compartment” (I didn’t even know that was illegal) to hide 1.5 pounds of heroin. He had been arrested this February near Phillipsville. According to District Attorney Paul Gallego’s Press Release: After a 4 day trial and less than half a day’s deliberation, on

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101 Just North of Piercy Closed Temporarily To Allow Helicopter Landing

Humboldt CO. CHP is closing Hwy 101 near Piercy for a helicopter landing.  Apparently an accident there requires medivac.  I’ll add details as they come in. UPDATE 7:30: Highway reopened. UPDATE 7:44: KMUD is reporting “Motorcycle accident near the 2nd bridge before the 271 exit along Hwy. 101, traffic now moving, driver helicoptered to hospital.” ___________ Graphic from here

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