Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Wednesday, Jan 22
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
All Day What's Happening in Murphys Through January 25th
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Jan 23
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
All Day What's Happening in Murphys Through January 25th
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
03:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Friday, Jan 24
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
All Day What's Happening in Murphys Through January 25th
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
03:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Saturday, Jan 25
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
All Day What's Happening in Murphys Through January 25th
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
03:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
05:00 PM Ladies Bingo Night Grad Night Fundraiser for Calaveras & Bret Harte High Schools
Sunday, Jan 26
All Day Try It & Like It XC Skiing at Bear Valley Adventure Company
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
Monday, Jan 27
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Tuesday, Jan 28
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
08:00 PM Thursdays is Karaoke Night at Gooney's Bar & Grill
Friday, Jan 31
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
03:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Saturday, Feb 1
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
03:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Sunday, Feb 2
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day Stevenot Music In The Barrel Room Every Sunday
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Tuesday, Feb 4
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe

Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 10:02 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.



Click Here To Play On Most Handhelds

First Travel-Related U.S. Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in Seattle

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 06:13 PM
Seattle, CA...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. While originally thought to be spreading from animal-to-person, there are growing indications that limited person-to-person spread is happening. It’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people.

Read More | 4 Comments

Brand New Student Event is One for the Books as Battle of the Books comes to Calaveras County

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 05:40 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Office of Education has brought a new student event, Battle of the Books. With the help of Avery Middle School Library Media Specialist, Tara Hungerford, the newest student event was a success. Over 30 students, from 4 Calaveras county schools, competed at the event. Teams came with unique team names and T-shirts. An excited, large spectator crowd cheered them on.



Read More | 8 Comments

Traffic Update....Holstein on the Loose Near Rocky Rd / Old Gulch Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 04:55 PM
San Andreas, CA...Traffic Update....Holstein on the Loose Near Rocky Rd / Old Gulch Rd. Please use caution in the area...


Read More | 4 Comments

Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 02:37 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Storewide Inventory Clearance all this Month at Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark!  Middleton's Hallmark has been family owned and operated since 1955.


Read More

Changes in Retirement Plans Update ~ From Edward Jones

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 01:44 PM
Murphys, CA...It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these accounts, or if you run a business, you’ll want to learn more.

Read More

Senate Impeachment Trial Underway

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 10:21 AM
Washington, DC...Senate Impeachment Trial Underway. The Live Stream is Below...

| 54 Comments

Snow Possible Above 5,500 Feet Today & 6,000 Feet Tonight. Mostly Cloudy Tomorrow

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 10:14 AM
Arnold, CA...The Detailed forecast for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada from the National Weather Service Sacramento's Office is below. Today Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the morning, then rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs 28 to 43 higher elevations...39 to 49 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...2 to 4 inches higher elevations. Snow level 5500 feet. Prevailing south winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph...except southwest 15 to 35 mph over ridges.

Read More | 1 Comments

Voting for President on March 3, 2020

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 09:48 AM
San Andreas, CA...How to Vote for President: In a Presidential Primary, if you are registered to vote with a political party, you will receive a ballot that contains Presidential candidates for that party only.  If you are registered as “No Party Preference/Other/Unknown” you will be mailed a ballot with no presidential contest, unless a “crossover” ballot is requested or you re-register selecting a political party.

Read More | 0 Comments

Calaveras County Elections – Voter’s Choice Act

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 09:41 AM
San Andreas, CA...This March every registered voter will be mailed a vote by mail ballot by February 3rd. You can return your ballot one of three ways: by mail, any of the drop box locations, or you could visit one of the four Vote Centers. Voters can go to any Vote Center in the County to vote in person. All Vote Centers will have ADA accessible ballot-marking devices, Spanish translated ballots, and staff will be on hand to provide assistance. To learn more visit us online at Calaveras County Elections

| 0 Comments

President Trump at American Farm Bureau Federation Convention

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 07:57 AM
Austin, Texas...Well, I want to thank you very much. And thank you to our great Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. Thank you, Sonny, very much. You’ve done a fantastic job. (Applause.) Sit down, everybody. Let’s stay for a while. Come on. We did it. We did it. Remember? (Applause.) They were all saying, “You’ll never get NAFTA changed.” We were stuck with one of the worst trade deals in history. “We’ll never do it. We’ll never get a deal done with China.” I’ve told everybody, “You got to buy a lot of land, and you’ve got to get much bigger tractors right now.” Because we did a great deal with China — great for our country. And hopefully, it’s great for China, too, because we’re going to sell them the greatest product you’ve ever seen, right? The greatest product you’ve ever seen. (Applause.)


Read More | 30 Comments

President Trump at World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 07:32 AM
Davos, Switzerland...Well, thank you very much, Klaus. And a very special congratulations on your 50th year hosting the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. A truly amazing achievement. It’s an honor to address the distinguished members of this organization for the second time as President. When I spoke at this forum two years ago, I told you that we had launched the great American comeback. Today, I’m proud to declare that the United States is in the midst of an economic boom the likes of which the world has never seen before.


Read More | 12 Comments

Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 06:59 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





| 2 Comments

General Plan Implementation, Board & Committee Assignments & Mentoring Month Top Board Agenda Today!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2020 06:52 AM
San Andreas, CA...General Plan Implementation, Board & Committee Assignments & Mentoring Month Top Board Agenda Today. The full agenda for the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors is below...

Read More | 12 Comments

The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

| 2 Comments

Davos 2020 IMF World Economic Outlook Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 03:45 PM
Davos, SU...(We ran this earlier during our morning show. It is a good preview ahead of DAVOS 2020) As trade tensions between the world’s largest economies affect economic confidence and momentum, which are the bright spots in the world economy that could help offset tighter financial markets conditions and uncertainty? (with Gian Maria Milesi Feretti, Deputy Director, Research Department IMF; moderated by Gerry Rice, Director of the IMF Communications Department)

Read More | 13 Comments

Impeachment Trial Memorandum on President Donald J. Trump

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 03:11 PM
Washington, DC...The Articles of Impeachment now before the Senate are an affront to the Constitution and to our democratic institutions. The Articles themselves—and the rigged process that brought them here—are a brazenly political act by House Democrats that must be rejected. They debase the grave power of impeachment and disdain the solemn responsibility that power entails. Anyone having the most basic respect for the sovereign will of the American people would shudder at the enormity of casting a vote to impeach a duly elected President.

Read More | 29 Comments

Another Sex Crime Arrest From a Cyber Tip in Tuolumne County

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 02:33 PM
Sonora, CA...On January 16th, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 36-year-old Jonathan Rodriguez of Sonora after a month-long investigation. In Mid-December, Detectives received a cyber tip from ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force. The tip was investigated and resulted in Jonathan's arrest. Jonathan was booked for charges related to possession of child pornography.

Read More | 6 Comments

Try It & Like It XC Skiing at Bear Valley Adventure Company

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 02:18 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Our cross country skiing guests enjoy an extensive trail system with 70+ kilometers of groomed paths over 3,000 acres. We have 38 carefully groomed trails for track and skate skiing, a trailside Meadow Cafe, and three warming huts throughout the trail system. There are also two kids' ski trails, and a groomed downhill practice area. The elevation of 7,000 to 7,800 feet guarantees first to open (usually mid-November) and last to close (usually mid-April) among Sierra Nevada cross country centers.

Read More

Sender's in Mountain Ranch Now Hiring

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 02:12 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA....Sender's Mountain Ranch location is Now Hiring! Sender's Market in Mountain Ranch/Valley Springs seeking Lumber Yard Associates and Deli clerks for our Grocery Dept. Apply in person at the store location or send letter of interest/resume to hr@sendersmarket.com attn: Stephanie.

Read More

Public Health Screenings Begin at 3 U.S. Airports for Novel Coronavirus

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 02:05 PM
Atlanta, CA...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement enhanced health screenings to detect ill travelers traveling to the United States on direct or connecting flights from Wuhan, China. This activity is in response to an outbreak in China caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (2019 nCoV), with exported cases to Thailand and Japan.

Read More | 5 Comments

Live in Murphys in 4,618 Square Feet, Five Bedrooms, Five 1/2 Baths on 40 Acres

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 12:47 PM
Murphys, CA...Only 3 miles from downtown Murphys. You will find this amazing gated estate property situated on 40 acres which offers total privacy with spectacular views, Built in 2008 with contemporary high-end finishes throughout. Architecturally beautiful with vaulted ceilings in every room. Beautifully landscaped courtyard with infinity edge pool. Wonderful floor plan with main house plus guest cottages; for a total of 5 bedroom suites plus an office and two powder rooms. The family room has a massive stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows creating walls of glass overlooking miles of hills. The kitchen opens to the family room and is truly the heart of the home with high-end stainless appliances,a large center island, and counter seating for eight. Adjoining 20 acres is also for sale.

Read More

A Plan 4 Me Heart Health = Everything Seminar on Feb. 14th. Reserve Your Spot Today!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 12:31 PM
San Andreas, CA...January 13, 2020 –A healthy heart is essential to overall health and well-being. Mark Twain Medical Center will host a special workshop on Feb. 14 focusing on how to achieve and maintain heart health. Heart Health = Everything is from 10 a.m. to noon in the MTMC Education Center. A complimentary luncheon follows the workshop and free CPR training is also available.

Read More

Clarence Earl Winter July 26, 1937 ~ January 12, 2020

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 10:12 AM
Arnold, CA...Clarence Winter, 82 years of age, passed away peacefully on January 12th, 2020 at St Joseph’s Hospital. Clarence was born on July 26th, 1937 in Watsonville, California to Bessie Watson and Royce Winter. He grew up in Visalia, California and was a graduate of Mount Whitney High School. Clarence was survived by his wife of 61 ½ years , LaDon Winter. They met when they were 17 years old and built a beautiful life together. Clarence worked over 30 years in the Local 3 Operators Union. He helped develop the bay area on the light rail system in San Jose, CA. He was also in charge of the freeway bypass from San Jose to Gilroy and built the California aqueduct to get water from Northern California to Southern California among his many accomplishments.

Read More | 1 Comments

Fireball is the Calaveras County Animal Services Pet of the Week

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 09:55 AM
San Andreas, CA...Meet Fireball, a shorthaired young adult brown tabby with distinct, gorgeous markings on her coat and tail. Playful and spirited with a larger than life personality, Fireball is always up for a new adventure. Her self-reliant nature doesn’t make her much of a cuddle cat but she enjoys being petted and is always entertaining. Often vocal, Fireball is the kind of feline that demands to be noticed. She will occasionally show affection by giving little love nips and for that reason we feel she should not be in a home with very young children. Nor does she seem to care for other felines so would likely do best as an only cat. We are confident that Fireball will make a wonderful addition to a loving and cat savvy household that would also honor her independent spirit.

Read More

The San Francisco 49ers are Headed to Super Bowl LIV

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 09:33 AM
Santa Clara, CA...The San Francisco 49ers are on their way to Miami to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. San Francisco defeated the Green Bay Packers, 37-20, during Sunday's NFC Championship to earn their first trip to the Super Bowl since the 2013 season. Meanwhile, the Chiefs will make their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years.



Read More | 6 Comments

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's. "I Have A Dream" Speech As Delivered August 28, 1963

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 09:16 AM
Washington, DC...As we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's. federal holiday we thought it was appropriate to share with you his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech. It was delivered on August 28, 1963. We have the full text of the speech and video as well. "I Have a Dream" Speech Text.....I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity......

IhaveadreamMarines


Read More | 13 Comments

Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2020 09:00 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





| 0 Comments

Governor Newsom Names New Members to Regional Judicial Selection Advisory Committees

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 02:40 PM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom announced new members to serve on the state’s regional Judicial Selection Advisory Committees (JSACs), which provide preliminary, non-partisan feedback on candidates and help promote a diverse and inclusive nomination process for California’s judiciary.

Read More | 49 Comments

Governor Newsom Proclaimed 1.15.20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in CA

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 02:30 PM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring January 15, 2020, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below:

Read More | 24 Comments

Presidential Proclamation for Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 02:15 PM
Washington, DC...On August 28, 1963, nearly a quarter of a million people gathered in the August heat on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to hear the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speak. People traveled to our Nation’s Capital from places as far away as Atlanta and Los Angeles to witness one of the defining moments in American history. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King articulated the founding dream of America, the vision of our Founders for all Americans to live as “an heir of the legacy of dignity and worth.” Today, we pause to honor the incredible life and accomplishments of Dr. King, who helped shape the Civil Rights Movement, gave hope to millions experiencing discrimination, and whose enduring memory inspires us to pursue a more just and equal society.

Read More | 17 Comments

RE/MAX GOLD in Murphys Has Your Real Estate Needs Covered

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 01:48 PM
Murphys, CA...RE/MAX GOLD in Murphys Has Your Real Estate Needs Covered. It All Starts Here! Let us welcome you home to RE/MAX GOLD in Murphys serving Calaveras County. Year-round events, mountain and foothills recreation, culinary excellence, an award-winning up-and-coming wine region, picturesque historic downtowns and a thriving arts community make Calaveras County an especially appealing place to visit. In addition, we are constantly hearing about the friendliness of our local community.

Read More

Your Valentine's Day Treasures Await at Murphys Treasures

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 11:49 AM
Murphys, CA...Cupid has been busy getting the store ready for Valentine's Day! Come by and see what's new! New Jewelry in too!



Read More

Clean Sailing on Local Roads This Morning

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 11:36 AM
Arnold, CA...Chain Controls have been lifted our local roads at this time. This highway information is the latest reported as of Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 11:31 AM.

Read More | 1 Comments

Traffic Update.....Overturned Vehicle Near Merced Falls Rd / Pepito Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 11:16 AM
La Grange, CA...Traffic Update.....Overturned Vehicle Near Merced Falls Rd / Pepito Dr


Read More | 0 Comments

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 21st

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 10:07 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 21st. Carts and Carts of Local Savings are below...



Full Sized Images Are Below....
Read More

Sender's Market's Grocery Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 21st

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 10:04 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...In 1950, we started out as a family operation with Erich’s father and mother, August and Freida Sender, in a century-old adobe building. The upstairs was home to the Sender family, and the first floor included groceries, a meat market, a bar, and a small eating place called Opa’s Smokehouse. On Christmas morning in 1968, the old store was destroyed by fire. But in June 1969, Sender’s Market, Inc. was opened. Since that time, there have been many changes, including remodeling, expansion, and the addition of many employees. That’s also when we added the truss plant and purchased Sender’s Market Ace Hardware in Valley Springs. Today, we're still family owned and still working hard to stock everything from pantry essentials to power tools. Whether you've got questions about the perfect cut of meat or the right kind of paint, our helpful, knowledgeable staff has you covered.



Full Sized Images Are Below...
Read More

Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 21st

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 09:54 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.580.6035 Or You may call your order into 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order into 209.728.3402 ext 305. Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local.

afmshmangelscamp


Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Sierra Hills Market 209.728.3402, 117 Highway 4, Murphys. Lila and Sage Catering and Cakes 209.728.2604. Angels Food Market 209.736.4243. 396 North Main Street, Angels Camp. Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.`
Read More

Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 09:48 AM
Bear Valley, CA...In the winter we open the Meadow Cafe located 350 yards from the trailhead. Skiers, snowshoers, and pedestrians access the cafe on groomed trails and enjoy “alpine cuisine” on the deck or cozy indoor seating. New for the 2019/2020 winter season, a special Après-Ski menu is served Thursday through Saturday from 3:30-6:30pm.


Read More

Hey Good People!! Your "Pure Mtn Fun" Awaits in Bear Valley!! ~ Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 09:47 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Upper level ridging will keep the Bear Valley area in a mostly cloudy state today with a possible high of 45F and an East wind below 10mph. Snowfall looks to follow for Monday and into Tuesday evening as we could see up to 12″ if all the stars align but I expect the totals to be around the 8-10″ mark. Another short wave could bring scattered snow showers after Wednesday but the model runs are still struggling with that solution so for now I’ll keep it at scattered snow showers. Check back in s the week progresses for more on that. Conditions around the resort are really good with groomers going off the hook and the off-piste riding still in great shape. It’s a great time to get yer riding game on so don’t forget to check out our Lifts and Trails page Daily for projected operations. Check out our “Pure Mtn Fun” as we have lots of it going on!






Read More

Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2020 09:33 AM
Arnold, CA...Our goal is to bring back the feel of the old Sunday Paper. It was a day for features, profiles and most importantly the Rotogravure section with all the color ads that had kids begging mom & dad for the latest toys, Dad checking out the new hardware and automotive specials and Moms everywhere looking for the best for their families. So it was a day to let the hard news and crime stories wait till Monday if they could and focus on fun, family and of course Shopping. So join us for our Big, New, Sunday Edition where we will feature everything Fun, New, & most importantly On Sale at our local stores and businesses!!!


Read More

Sequoia Woods is Your Playoff Football Headquarters

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2020 12:18 PM
Arnold, CA...Sequoia Woods Country Club is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, roughly between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 4000 feet. The club house is open to the public, with a bar and lounge, dining room and seasonal deli. The beautiful setting can be enjoyed from indoors or outside on the deck, with a view down the main tree-lined golf fairway.


Read More

Calaveras County Elections is Offering Voters More Opportunities to Vote

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2020 02:19 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County Elections is offering voters more opportunities with the VOTER’S CHOICE ACT. By February 3, 2020 every registered voter will be mailed a ballot. You may return your voted ballot in any of the following ways: ü by mail, ü any Ballot Drop Boxes, ü any Vote Center in the County.

Read More | 28 Comments

Mountain Oaks Charter School Renewal Approved

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2020 02:09 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Charter Renewal has received unanimous support from the Calaveras County Board of Education and has been renewed for a 5-year term beginning July 1, 2020. Mountain Oaks Charter School celebrated 25 years of serving students in Calaveras and adjacent counties when it opened its doors this fall. The Calaveras County Board of Education (CCBE) voted unanimously on December 16, 2019 to renew its charter. Mountain Oaks will continue its rich history of serving homeschool and independent study families for years to come. Mountain Oaks Charter School is a Tuition-Free Public School open to all residents of Calaveras County, Tuolumne County, Amador County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County and Alpine County. Mountain Oak’s main campus is in San Andreas with Resource Centers in Amador and Tuolumne County.

Read More | 3 Comments

Statements from the Queen & Palace on Harry & Meghan No Longer Being Members of Royal Family

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2020 11:59 AM
London, UK...Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

Read More | 12 Comments

Jill & The Giants Will Rock Your World on January 18th

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2020 10:56 PM
Arnold, CA...Sequoia Woods Country Club is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, roughly between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 4000 feet. The club house is open to the public, with a bar and lounge, dining room and seasonal deli. The beautiful setting can be enjoyed from indoors or outside on the deck, with a view down the main tree-lined golf fairway.


Read More

New Winter Hours for Camps Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2020 06:42 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Camps Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek resort offers award-winning dining, with a menu that highlights the comfort of tradition, along with the flair of contemporary cuisine, accentuated by local, seasonal ingredients.

Read More

993 Collisions & 11 Fatalities in Sonora CHP Service Area for 2019

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2020 06:23 PM
Jamestown, CA...Unfortunately in 2019, 11 lives were lost in traffic collisions in Tuolumne County. Some of those were a result of drivers choosing to drive while intoxicated, while others just chose to drive recklessly. Our goal is to reduce as many fatal collisions as possible, but we are unable to be on every strip of asphalt on every roadway in this county at one time. So, with the help of other motorists, we can combat the number one reasons for fatal collisions by them calling 9-1-1 when they believe they are driving behind an intoxicated driver or a reckless driver.

Read More | 13 Comments

Take a Winter Drive From Murphys to Arnold with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2020 05:58 PM
Arnold, CA...Take a Winter Drive From Murphys to Arnold with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry



Read More

H&R Block Offers Easiest Way to Get the Most Money Interest Free with Refund Advance Loan of Up to $3,500!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2020 03:04 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Transforming the taxpayer experience with transparency, no interest and no loan fees. H&R Block offers tax office clients the easiest way to get the most money interest free through applying for a Refund Advance Loan* of up to $3,500 starting Jan. 4. Federal tax refunds can take 21 days to receive, and the IRS expects it will be the first week of March before most people who claim the earned income tax credit or additional child tax credit receive their refunds. However, the Refund Advance, a no-fee, no-interest loan from Axos Bank® offered Jan. 4 to Feb. 29 at participating H&R Block offices, allows clients to access money typically within minutes of filing their tax return.




Read More

Welcome to ThePineTree.net

If you see anything newsworthy, give us a call or send it along!

Our goal is to report Current, Up-To-Date, Accurate news 24/7! We are also here to promote one of the best places on the planet...Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador, Alpine & Northern Mariposa Counties. We cover news and events along the Ebbetts Pass Corridor, Angels Camp, Arnold, Bear Valley, Copperopolis, Mountain Ranch, San Andreas, Valley Springs and more. If you see or know of something newsworthy, just drop us a note to news@thepinetree.net or give us a call on our news line at (209)768.3929. We would also love to post your local video and pictures. If you have clips or photos that you think our viewers would like to see... just let us know!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for ThePineTree.net give us a jingle or email us at news@thepinetree.net, we are the most cost effective way of advertising in the area. We have been here providing you with News, Video commercials, Banner Ads, Town Sponsors, etc since 2005 and our customers are getting PROVEN results!

Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 05/10/2019 10:39 AM by thepinetree
 Printable Version

Past 50 Local News
  1. Richard Earl Walraven 1935 - 2020
  2. One Avalanche Fatality & One Serious Injury at Alpine Meadows This Morning
  3. Hey Good People!! A Huge MLK Weekend of "Pure Mtn Fun" Awaits! ~ Mattly Trent
  4. Governor Newsom Concludes Statewide Homelessness Tour by Previewing State’s Accelerated Emergency Actions
  5. Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
  6. David Wagner is Ready for the 2,409 Mile 2020 Iron Dog
  7. Chain Controls in Place on Hwys 4, 88, 108 & 120
  8. Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Return on Monday Morning
  9. Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 21st
  10. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm
  11. Let Abbott's Snow Removal Keep You Moving This Winter... (209) 795-6710
  12. Traffic Update....Non-Injury Collision Near Sr88 / Columbia Dr. Female Outside of Vehicle Smoking
  13. Bret Harte FFA Participates in “Because I Said I Would” Movement ~ Emma Garcia
  14. Road Conditions Update...Chains Required on Hwy 4, 26, 88, 108 & 120. Hwy 88 Closing Before Kirkwood at 4:30pm
  15. Traffic Update....White vs Black Vehicle Near Tuolumne Rd / Buckhorn Grade
  16. Traffic Update...Solo Vehicle Collision on Big Hill Road
  17. Traffic Update...Possible Injury Collision Near Sr88 / Defender Grade Rd
  18. CCWD Community Meeting at 9am on January 16th
  19. What's Happening in Murphys Through January 25th
  20. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 21st
  21. Fred “Butch” Ballard 1939 - 2020
  22. Traffic Update....Line Across Roadway Near Campo Seco Tpke / Center St
  23. Sharon Louise Sobon 1940 - 2020
  24. Morgan Gace Selected as New Chamber of Commerce CEO
  25. Hey Good People!! Mother Nature Bringing Fresh "Pure Mtn Fun" to Bear Valley
  26. Calaveras County Tree Mortality Mitigation Program Update
  27. Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
  28. The 4th Annual Mega Mixer has Been Postponed Until March
  29. Sender's Market's Grocery Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 21st
  30. Mornings with the One Percent™ was 9 till Noon Today, Replays are Below
  31. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below
  32. Traffic Update....Grass Fire Reported Near Sr49 / Carol Kennedy Dr
  33. Get Ready for the 47th Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race
  34. Jamestown Man Arrested for Having Weapon on Campus
  35. Happy New Year from Angels Trading Post! They Have Everything to Keep You Rolling in 2020!
  36. President Trump Participates in U.S. & China Trade Agreement Signing
  37. Bret Harte Union High School District Hiring for District Mechanic & Bus Driver
  38. Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers
  39. Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Be Live at 11:30am from Mark Twain Medical Center. New Stories Below!
  40. A Plan 4 Me Heart Health = Everything Seminar on Feb. 14th
  41. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm…Tonight’s Replay is Below
  42. Trump Holds Campaign Rally in Milwaukee During Democratic Debate
  43. Traffic Update....Minor Injury Collision Near Phoenix Lake Rd / Elizabeth Ln
  44. Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Storewide Inventory Clearance!
  45. Kioti Tractors & Off Road Vehicles from A1 Sharpening in San Andreas Give Your Dirt Some Love!
  46. Just Because Gifts Has Moved Inside Crafty Chicks on Main Street
  47. Smiles, Service & Savings at Your Local Sonora Ford Dealer
  48. Merita Callaway Elected Board Chair for 2020, Ben Stopper Elected Vice Chair
  49. Road Conditions Update...Chain Controls on Hwys 88, 4 & 108
  50. Calaveras Board of Supervisors to Pick Chair & Vice Chair at January 14th Meeting

Featured Business

Will Democrats Lose the House in 2020?
Will push back on impeachment cause the Democratic Party to lose house majority in 2020?
No, Impeachment will help them and they will pick up more seats.
Yes, People will see it as a waste of time punish them at the ballot box



[View Result]

Votes: 424
Comments: 62


Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.

Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2020