KKBN Hard Working Man(7.22.15)

Ted Carrillo
Ted is a very hard working man. He is honest loving and very considerate of other people. He loves his coworkers like his family and that’s important for what he does. He recently lost a close friend and coworker in a tragic work related accident and still he goes to work everyday to make sure the job gets done. He is amazingly strong and even through this difficult time seems to do it with great perfection. Even with a hard day at work he comes home to his new family and does everything he can for us as well. We are lucky to have him in our lives and want to show him how much he love him and support him. We think he deserves to win this award. We hope we get a chance to show everyone what a strong and wonderful person he is.
Dana Fernandez



The KKBN Hard Working Man is brought to you :

 Jim’s Automotive on Shaws Flat- Family owned and operated since 1950.

KKBN Pet of The Week(7.21.15)


Lulu and Chloee had an awesome independence day!! We hope you all did as well!!
Lulu and Chloee are my Yorkshire terriors,. Lulu is 4 and Chloee is 1 they sre Besties!! They do everything together, play , walk, snuggle ,…they re pretty inseparable!!!
I love them both!!
Happy Independence Day everyone!!
Dawn Gelhaus
An Lulu an Chloee Doodles Gelhaus!!!


Brought to you by:  McCloud’s Pet Emporium: Full line, full service pet store with knowledgeable & experienced staff since 1980. Fish & Aquarium sale going on now where you save up to 30%. Visit them in the Junction shopping center And our friends at The Humane Society of Tuolumne County


Blake and Miranda To Divorce

Sad news for country music fans all over the globe!  Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have filed for divorce.  The couple says, “This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”

Sharing Summer Colors

State Fair Mix Zinnias at Ironstone Winery

Photo by Tori James

Since moving to the Mother Lode full-time from the concrete jungle of southern California and joining the KKBN crew last fall, I’ve felt privileged by the peace and surrounding beauty of my new home. My husband and I joke that we drive to work through what seems like landscape paintings. Although the drought has made the “golden” summer hills a bit browner, there’s still plenty of summer color to appreciate. This past weekend, while entertaining dear friends who were kind enough to make our home a stop on their bound to be epic, 28-day Atlantic-to-Pacific-Coast-and-back tour, we visited Ironstone Vineyards, where the always impressive container garden displays continue to elicit oohs and aahs from the likes of visitors, local and otherwise. Even though it is clear that the gardeners have reduced watering, the colors were still popping. A huge half-wine barrel full of slightly thirsty “State Fair Mix” Zinnias, shared above, heads slightly bobbing, obviously caught both my fancy and the eye of my camera-phone — enjoy!

KKBN Hard Working Man(07.15.15)



I would like to nominate my husband, Josiah Dewey, for the Hard Working Man contest.
My husband first serves our community as a wildland firefighter.  He works out of Cherry Lake and Groveland, worked beyond exhaustion during the Rim Fire, and continues to work now falling trees, cleaning debri, and making the area safe for the public.  During this fire season, he is often away fighting fires, working both day and night shifts, putting his own life at danger at times, and making sure that people and property all over California are safe.  His hours are long, and his pay far below that of what he truly deserves.
Josiah also serves a small part of this community by playing electric guitar at the Journey Church in Sonora.  He attends worship practice on Thursday nights, and also diligently practices music throughout the week, to assure the best possible worship and musical experience for the people there on Sunday.
Despite his long hours and workload, he also takes the time to make sure I am prioritized and well taken care of. I teach at Summerville High School and find myself working from before sun-up to after sun-down.  He does little things like prepare meals for me when I cannot find the time, make sure the house stays clean, fixes my car, surprises me with blessings when I am stressed, and takes time out of his own busy schedule to write me personal notes of encouraging words, just to make sure the stress of my day is eased just a little.
Amidst his crazy schedule, I have never heard Josiah whine or complain.  He shows true passion for life, for God, and for the people around him.

The KKBN Hard Working Man is brought to you :

 Jim’s Automotive on Shaws Flat- Family owned and operated since 1950.