Articles Tagged With ‘Cuesta Grade’




Teen killed in three-vehicle collision

CORRECTION: The teen who died was driving in a car with Gino Lopez. One person died and four were injured in a three car drunk driving accident on the Cuesta Grade Friday evening. At about 8:30 p.m., Gino Lopez, 21,... (Continue reading)

Vehicle sparks another fire on Cuesta Grade

About five acres of the Cuesta Grade burned Tuesday morning after a car caught fire and the blaze spread to nearby vegetation. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 101 at Ryan’s Gate at the bottom of the grade when... (Continue reading)

Two fires burning on the Cuesta Grade near Santa Margarita

UPDATE 11 a.m.: Fire investigators believe one vehicle likely caused the 100 acre Grade Fire south of Buellton, the Cuesta Fire and the Cholame Fire off of Highway 41 near Shandon, said Bennet Milloy, a Cal Fire public information officer.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man killed in crash

A Paso Robles man involved in a crash at the bottom of the Cuesta Grade Monday night has died. Shortly before 8 p.m., Robert James Dowdy, 42, was driving a 1995 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Highway 101 near Reservoir Canyon... (Continue reading)

Large boulder wreaks havoc on Highway 101

A large boulder fell on Highway 101 at the bottom of the Cuesta Grade causing several accidents and traffic backups in both the north and southbound lanes. Shortly after 10 p.m., the boulder, about 5 feet by 5 feet across,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman faces two DUIs after manslaughter conviction

A Paso Robles woman who served a prison sentence for hitting and killing a tow truck driver while driving high on prescription drugs has had two DUI arrests since her release from lockup. [Tribune] Denise Gafner Mendoza, 55, is currently... (Continue reading)