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Monday, Jul 16
All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
08:00 AM MTMC's Child & Babysitting Safety Class! AHA First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Included
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12:45 PM Focus Groups
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
05:30 PM Locals' Night with Milliaire
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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Thursday, Jul 19
All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
All Day Jungle Adventure VBS at Big Trees Community Bible Church July 16 - 20
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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Friday, Jul 20
All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
Until 12:00 PM Jungle Adventure VBS at Big Trees Community Bible Church July 16 - 20
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
All Day Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings
06:00 PM Sip 'N Paint Art Class with Mary Sexton
All Day Song Posse
Saturday, Jul 21
All Day Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls, Polish Your Engines & Shine Your Chrome For "Thunder on The Lake"
All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
All Day Exotic Bird Show
08:30 AM Arnold Rim Trail (ART) Volunteer Trail Work Day
09:00 AM Third Annual Lafayette #65 Car Show Saturday July 21st in La Grange
09:30 AM North Grove Photography Walks at Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM The 25th Annual Murphys Duck Races are July 21st!
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
All Day Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings
All Day Song Posse
07:00 PM Isley Brothers & The Commodores with Special Guest The Family Stone at Ironstone July 21st
07:00 PM Bear Valley Summer Music Series! June 30th - Labor Day
08:00 PM Sat. July 21st - Misner & Smith - Sutter Creek Theatre - Sutter Creek, CA
Sunday, Jul 22
All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
All Day Exotic Bird Show
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
All Day Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings
All Day Song Posse
Monday, Jul 23
04:00 PM Help the Tesch Family Rebuild Spaghetti Feed
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
Until 09:00 PM Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings
All Day Song Posse
Tuesday, Jul 24
05:45 PM Focus Groups
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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Wednesday, Jul 25
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
05:30 PM Locals' Night with Milliaire
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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Thursday, Jul 26
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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Friday, Jul 27
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio- Naan Bread with Curries July's Fantastic Pies
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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Saturday, Jul 28
All Day 41st Annual Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival 2018
All Day Exotic Bird Show
09:30 AM North Grove Photography Walks at Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
03:00 PM La Grange Odd Fellows Catfish Dinner Saturday July 28th
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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07:00 PM Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss at Ironstone Amphitheatre July 28th
07:00 PM Bear Valley Summer Music Series! June 30th - Labor Day
Sunday, Jul 29
All Day 41st Annual Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival 2018
All Day Exotic Bird Show
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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Traffic Update...Vehicle Off Roadway Over Fence Near SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 08:16 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Traffic Update...Vehicle Off Roadway Over Fence Near SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd

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A Stunning Estate, 744 Total Acres, 64 Vineyard Acres, Three Homes, State Water Rights & More! $3,500,000

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 03:50 PM
Esmeralda Valley, CA...This is the lifestyle! Turnkey Operation. The property at Chatom Vineyards consists of 11 parcels totaling 744.22 acres. 64 planted acres with 13 grape varietals. 60 plus acres of plantable land, 356 acres farmstead currently used for cattle grazing. Many options for expanding agricultural interests. There are 2 ponds & a natural spring. Seller has State Water Rights. Main home is 4300 sq. ft. with 4 beds, 2 baths, wonderful living spaces, cooks kitchen, large master suite, swimming pool. 2 additional homes, 2 barns, shop & garage/office. Private, peaceful paradise. Call NextHome Utica Properties at 209.736.9595 ... BRE #0136022













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It All Starts at Forest Meadows Properties

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 02:19 PM
Murphys, CA...Let us welcome you home to Forest Meadows Properties 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.

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Traffic Update...Collision on Horseshoe Lane

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 02:10 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Traffic Update...Collision on Horseshoe Lane with possible arm injuries..

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Formidable France Secures Second World Cup Title

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 01:45 PM
Russia...France have won the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after defeating Croatia 4-2 in a thoroughly entertaining Final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in what was a fitting end to an outstanding tournament. Despite Croatia having the majority of possession in the opening stages, France took the lead in somewhat fortuitous circumstances. Antoine Griezmann's lofted free kick from the French right was nodded into his own net by Mario Mandzukic.


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July Specials from Black Sheep Winery

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 01:15 PM
Murphys, CA...Black Sheep Winery arrived in Murphys with the 1984 harvest. From that first harvest we produced our 1984 Amador Zinfandel. The wine was styled in a big, bold way like nobody else could do. That's what makes us Black Sheep; we're different from the rest of the flock. We feature small batches of limited release wines handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras and Amador Counties. We produce about 2,500 cases of wine per year, specializing in Zinfandels and Rhone varietals.


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A Warm Summer Week Ahead with Heat Warnings to Start the Week

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 11:43 AM
Arnold, CA...The forecast for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada is as follows. We also start the week with heat warnings. For those of you new to The Pine Tree we post our weather by elevation starting at Lake Alpine - Bear Valley levels and dropping down by community. These numbers also work well for the Hwy 88 and the Hwy 108 corridors. As the crow flies Hwy 88 and Hwy 109 are only 15-18 miles north and south respectively. So the temps by elevation are usually accurate within a degree or two regardless of which pass you are on.

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Help the Tesch Family Rebuild Spaghetti Feed

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 08:29 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...We will have live Music, Bouncy House for the kids, Raffle prizes, Silent Auction, Beer & Wine and great feed prepared by our Camps Restaurant chefs. $10 PER ADULT, $5 CHILD OR SENIOR


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Mattis Reaffirms ‘Unbreakable’ Bond, Enduring Commitment to Europe

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 08:03 AM
Washington, DC...Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed the “unbreakable trans-Atlantic bond” between the United States and Europe and underscored the enduring U.S. commitment to peace and prosperity on the continent during the U.S.-Adriatic Charter defense minister’s meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.


Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the U.S.-Adriatic Charter defense ministers meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, July 13, 2018. Mattis underscored U.S. support for a free, prosperous and secure Europe during the meeting of the regional bloc. State Department photo
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DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 12:41 AM
Washington, DC...The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Staff Sgt. James T. Grotjan, 26, of Waterford, Connecticut, died July 12 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident July 8 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL FIRE Employee

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2018 12:31 AM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney: “Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, a man who dedicated his life to protecting his fellow Californians. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and many colleagues who are mourning this sudden and tragic loss.”

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Purchase The Past Featured Finds For July 13th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2018 09:18 AM
Arnold, CA...Purchase The Past is located at 830 Highway 4 in Arnold. Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and By Appointment. 830 Highway 4, Arnold, 209-795-1882

Peddlers Market is Now Open in Arnold's Cedar Center.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 08:03 PM
Arnold, CA...Peddlers Market is now open in Arnold's Cedar Center. The owners Robert Tedore and Trisha Thompson a husband and wife team, have turned their love of collecting into a new venture. Their hand-painted furniture gets a new life as a unique statement with a rustic touch. Their eclectic point of view includes the hand painted furniture, rustic, vintage, antique, hand made, and more






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Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 12:01 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Discover the magic! Join us as we celebrate 45 years of Keepsake Ornaments and you—the fans and collectors who've inspired us from the beginning. Discover 200+ new designs, unlock the biggest Bonus Points of the year on opening weekend, plus get special offers and free gifts all week long! We are open this Weekend including on Sunday 7/15 from 11-4. This year the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premier runs from July 14 - 22.








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MTMC's Child & Babysitting Safety Class! AHA First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Included

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 09:02 AM
San Andreas, CA...MTMC's Child & Babysitting Safety Class! AHA First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Included!


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Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls, Polish Your Engines & Shine Your Chrome For "Thunder at The Lake"

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2018 06:21 PM
Arnold, CA...Arnold, CA...Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls, Polish Your Engines & Shine Your Chrome For "Thunder on The Lake" on July 21st. This year the show is growing and expanding to Beautiful White Pines Park, Lake & Logging Museum. We have added a few photos and video from last year to get you in the mood....
















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Be Ready for all Your July Outdoor Adventures & Thank You for Shopping & Renting Locally at SNAC!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2018 12:38 PM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.

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Giant Burger is a Mountain Tradition

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2018 02:09 PM
Arnold, CA...Giant Burger started in 1968 in Arnold, CA and is one of Arnold’s longest running businesses. GB has remained unchanged and sacred to all our customers who continue to bring their families to enjoy the food that has become a “tradition to thousands and thousands”.

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First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to England

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2018 10:14 PM
London, UK...The First Lady and the President arrived in London, England on Thursday afternoon. They were greeted by United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Woody Johnson; Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst; Secretary of State for International Trade, The Right Honorable Liam Fox; and Chief Executive Officer of the Stansted Limited Airport, Brad Miller. The First Lady joined her husband in a meet and greet with United States Embassy staff and their families at Winfield House in London. In the evening, the First Lady and the President met British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband, Philip May, and participated in an arrival ceremony at Blenheim Palace followed by a tour of the Winston Churchill exhibition. Mrs. Trump and the President then attended a gala dinner in the Long Library at Blenheim Palace.






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Tree Removal Work Ongoing Near Existing Construction Projects

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2018 09:48 PM
Arnold, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform road construction including tree removal of dead and dying trees on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 (SR-4) from the Arnold Byway to the Calaveras/Alpine county line. Work will occur as follows: One-way traffic control will be in effect on eastbound and westbound SR-4 from upper Moran Road to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park entrance beginning Monday, July 16, 2018, through Friday, July 20, 2018, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for construction work.

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Rep. McClintock on Death of Cal Fire Firefighter Branden Varney

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2018 09:37 PM
Washington, DC...I am deeply sorry for the tragic loss of this young man, Braden Varney. To his wife and children go my deepest sympathy. To his fellow Cal Fire heroes, please know as you mourn your colleague, we appreciate all you do to keep us safe.


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Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, May 12, 1982 - July 14, 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2018 03:25 PM
El Portal, CA...It is with deep sadness that CAL FIRE can confirm that this morning while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney from the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit was tragically killed. He leaves behind a wife and two small children. Please join us in keeping Braden, his loved ones and his fellow fire family in your thoughts as they grieve this sudden loss.

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I Seem to Have Forgotten Where I Live! Can You Help Me?

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2018 02:45 PM
Murphys, CA...I seem to have a bit of amnesia and wandered into SNAC Murphy's. Suki & Ree have been asking around, but nobody is claiming me. I am wearing a striped collar - no tags. I am a well loved and well fed little man but I can't remember where I live. SNAC in Murphys closes at 6p. Call 209-727-9133 or go to 448 Main St.


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Oysters & Oinkers 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2018 09:35 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Annual Oysters & Oinkers is an event not to be missed.


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Independent Mercantile Hosting Artist Reception for Thea Schoettgen at ND&X

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 09:07 PM
Murphys, CA...Independent Mercantile will be hosting our 2nd of 5 artist receptions of the summer at our Main St. store, the ND&X, July 14th. This reception will feature the work of another local favorite Thea Schoettgen. Thea finds beauty and inspiration in the panoramic views that surround her home in Bear Valley, CA and in those bright little moments whose compositions grab her attention. Finding inspiration in the near and far is her passion.

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Live Music on the Deck with The Cabby Band at Sequoia Woods

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 08:58 PM
Arnold, CA...Saturday we're having live music on the deck with The Cabby Band. Sunday back to regular operations...

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Grover Anderson on July 14th at Bistro Espresso

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 11:17 AM
Arnold, CA...Summer Concerts, entertainment & dining are in full swing at Bistro Espresso in Arnold. On Saturday Night Calaveras's own Grover Anderson will take to the stage for a GREAT Show. Join us for great organic, fair trade coffee drinks, delicious sandwiches & salads, ice cream, beer & wine and homemade pastries! Special Events!




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(Ebbetts Pass Closed Till 3pm) The 2018 Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride® is July 14th. 129 Miles & 15,000 Feet of Climb

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2018 09:03 PM
Markleeville, CA...(Ebbetts Pass Closed 5am to 3pm) Celebrating 38 years in California’s Alps (1980-2018) Recognized as one of the premier cycling events in the West. The Alpine County Chamber of Commerce invites riders to participate in the Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride®, while enjoying the magnificent scenery and warm hospitality of Alpine County! Registration along with the start and end point of the ride takes place at Turtle Rock Park just north (Hwy 89) of Markleeville, California. The five pass ride includes 129 miles and 15,000+ feet of lung busting climbing. You also have the option of riding one, two, three, four or five passes. For your safety, the first four passes will be closed at specific times to vehicular traffic.

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Isley Brothers & The Commodores with Special Guest The Family Stone at Ironstone July 21st

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2018 08:08 PM
Murphys, CA...Three of the Funkiest Soul and R&B Groups in history together on one Saturday Night in the Motherlode! With literally hundreds of millions of records sold between them, multiple Grammys and many, many incredible hits, this show promises to be a PARTY!!! Get your dancing shoes on and get on down to Ironstone! This is going to be a ONE HOT SATURDAY NIGHT!!!


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An Evening With Sam Bush, July 14th at Twisted Oak

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2018 04:57 PM
Vallecito, CA...The 2018 Twisted Folk Concert Series continues with An Evening With Sam Bush. Saturday, July 14th at 8pm - live at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito! Yes, we have Sam Bush! Grammy Award-Winning multi instrumentalist, Sam Bush, “King of Newgrass,” - as offically decreed by the government of Kentucky! - makes his Twisted Oak debut. Sam brings his rockin’ band with him. This is a DO NOT MISS show.







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Great Summer High Country Rentals From Bear Valley Vacation Rentals

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2018 02:20 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Time to hit the road and head for the mountains! All guests of Bear Valley Vacation Rentals have access to the community pool and lake. There is so much outdoor fun and adventure waiting for you. Specials: Extended Condo Stays: Spring to Fall Savings – stay 4 nights for the price of 3 starting mid April until mid December. Extended House Stays: Spring to Fall Savings – stay 5 nights for the price of 4 starting mid April until mid December. Weekly Stays: Stay 7 days for the price of 5.5 nights anytime dur-ing the year except for holiday periods.

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Our Mission is to Inform, Entertain & Move the Local Economy Forward!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2018 01:24 PM
Arnold, CA...Our mission each and everyday is to keep your customers informed, entertained and shopping at local businesses. We are lucky enough to cover some of the best regions on the planet. What makes our area great is not only the scenic beauty and recreation opportunities but the small family run businesses that are the bulk of our local economy. When you shop here most likely you are shopping with an individually owned and operated business. These businesses are the heart and soul of our local communities. They also provide a look at a vibrant quilt of local business dreams and many times multi-generational family heritages. So Shop Local, Shop Often & Celebrate Local Dreams!



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PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2018 10:39 AM
Arnold, CA...PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7... PineTree.tv is a new streaming TV Channel for Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine & Amador Counties. Each weekday will start with Mornings with the One Percent™ and finishing up with The Elevated Evening News™ at 10pm. We are also committed to and put this infrastructure in place to go live when events dictate. We will be digging into our thousands of hours video and showcasing some current, and classic event coverage & programs. These will include Parades, Pageants, Frog Jumps, Ironstone Concours d Elegance Awards Programs, Veterans Programs, Grape Stomps & more will be featured.



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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay Below!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 10:00 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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For Sale 2010 Mimi Cooper “S” Model!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 09:45 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Firm $ 8,900, Fun and Reliable. All Service was Done at PR Autohaus in Lodi. Tires from Nash Chevron. Many upgrades! Call Tamara @ 208-830-8080


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Adventist Health Sonora Recognized with Performance Excellence Awards

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 09:35 PM
Sonora, CA...This week the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) announced that Adventist Health Sonora is being recognized with Performance Excellence Awards for Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers and Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections – MRSA Total Facility.

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Secretary Pompeo met wiith President Pena Nieto of Mexico

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 09:21 PM
Mexico City, MX...Today Secretary Pompeo met with the President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto at the Mexican presidential palace, Los Pinos, in Mexico City, Mexico. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States’ continued commitment to working with Mexico to enhance our shared security by disrupting transnational criminal organizations. The two leaders discussed the need to reach a modernized and rebalanced North American Free Trade Agreement and to continue close bilateral cooperation on counternarcotics and irregular migration. The Secretary also commended President Pena Nieto for his leadership in ensuring an orderly transition period before the December 1 inauguration of the president-elect.

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Secretary Pompeo met with President-Elect Lopez Obrador of Mexico

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 09:15 PM
Mexico City, MX...Today Secretary Pompeo met with President-elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the office of the MORENA political party in Mexico City, Mexico. Secretary Pompeo congratulated Mr. Lopez Obrador on his July 1 victory and said the United States looks forward to working with Mr. Lopez Obrador and his cabinet after inauguration on December 1.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Motorcycle near Baldwin St / Kirby St

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 09:06 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Motorcycle near Baldwin St / Kirby St

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Land Clearing, Underbrush Mulching, Tree Thinning, Tree Removal & More ~ Ronwright Logging, Lumber and Construction

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 08:46 PM
Camp Connell, CA...Ronwright Logging, Lumber and Construction is going into its 4th year of mulching, masticating and mowing. local family owed business started over 27 years ago by Ron Glass. Now, his sons, daughters, and daughter in law have all helped run the business along with some fantastic local employees. The crew has completed small to very large projects. They can handle anything from grass and weeds to large tree thinning and have the proper equipment to handle flat to very steep terrain. IT’S NOT HOW FAST YOU MULCH, IT’S HOW WELL YOU MULCH FAST! JUST MULCH IT!

Traffic Update....Hit & Run, Vehicle vs Pedestrian on Buckhorn Ridge Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 08:37 PM
Pine Grove, CA...Traffic Update....Hit & Run, Vehicle vs Pedestrian on Buckhorn Ridge Road

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Traffic Update....Major Injury Collision Near Daphne St / Myrtle St

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 08:27 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Traffic Update....Major Injury Collision Near Daphne St / Myrtle St.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Fees

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 06:33 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249. 2018-038 AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 17 RELATED TO FEE ADOPTION: The County proposes to amend Title 17 to modify Section 17.94.020 related to establishing Planning Department fees. The proposed amendment to Title 17 is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Sections 15273(a) and 15061(b)(3). The establishment of fees is statutorily exempt and the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA.

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Congratulations to Now Retired Army Master Sergeant & Current CHP Officer CHP Officer John Fernandez

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 05:44 PM
San Andreas, CA...San Andreas CHP Officer John Fernandez recently retired from the United States Army after nearly 21 years of service. He started his career in the active duty Army in September 1997 as an Infantryman. A few years later he transitioned to the Military Police. His active duty career spanned over a decade and included a deployment to Afghanistan where he earned the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star Medal. In 2008, he transitioned from active duty to the Army Reserve and also began his career with the CHP.




Above, Officer Fernandez (right) is receiving his Retirement Certificate from his Commanding Officer, Major Jeffrey Doyle, a folded United States flag after receiving the Meritorious Service Medal for his years of distinguished service and a framed print of a Combat Support Military Police Team as a retirement gift from the members of his unit.
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Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 04:45 PM
Mexico City, Mexico......MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon, and welcome to the Foreign Affairs Office. We are going to give a message to the media with the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo from the United States and the Chancellor Luis Videgaray Caso, if you could please say a couple of words.

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Yosemite Roundhouse Restoration Project with Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 02:39 PM
Jackson, CA...The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians believes strongly in helping our neighbors and strives to assist the community and the families of Amador County. As many of you know, we have been working hard over the last several years to restore the parks in your neighborhoods. One such project, Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock, involved the privileged opportunity to rebuild the sacred Roundhouse.


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Lost Claim Campground Closed Due to Nearby Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 01:05 PM
Groveland, CA...The Lost Claim Campground on Groveland Ranger District will be closed to the public until July 20 due to a fire that ignited in the area July 12. The fire did not damage the campground’s infrastructure, but it was close enough that the area needs to be cleaned up before it will be ready for guests again, according to Trent Brown, Groveland Ranger District recreation specialist.

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Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Hacking Offenses Related to the 2016 Election

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 09:48 AM
Washington, DC...The Department of Justice today announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office. The indictment charges twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes that were intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. All twelve defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian Federation intelligence agency within the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian military. These GRU officers, in their official capacities, engaged in a sustained effort to hack into the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee, and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, and released that information on the internet under the names "DCLeaks" and "Guccifer 2.0" and through another entity.


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President Trump Participates in a Joint Press Conference with the Prime Minister of the UK

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 09:40 AM
Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom at Chequers. PRIME MINISTER MAY: Well, good afternoon. And I’m pleased to welcome the President of the United States to Chequers today on his first official visit to the United Kingdom. No two countries do more together than ours to keep their people safe and prosperous. And we want to deepen that cooperation even further to meet the shared challenges we face now and in the years ahead.

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Extreme Heat Linked with Reduced Cognitive Performance

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2018 08:56 AM
Boston, MA – Students who lived in dormitories without air conditioning (AC) during a heat wave performed worse on a series of cognitive tests compared with students who lived in air-conditioned dorms, according to new research led by Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. The field study, the first to demonstrate the detrimental cognitive effects of indoor temperatures during a heat wave in a group of young healthy individuals, highlights the need for sustainable design solutions in mitigating the health impacts of extreme heat.

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