Make The Murphys Hotel Your Superbowl & Chili Cookoff Headquarters
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2015 10:17 PM
ThePineTree.net Up & Running On New Servers
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2015 07:50 PM
Arnold, CA...We are now up and running our our new server with several times the horsepower of our old box. Our last backup was corrupted so we are now re-posting the last few days of stories. So there will still be some dust and loose ends for the next 24 hours or so but we should be in good shape for the next 3-4 years.
Murphys Old Timers Museum Is Looking For Volunteers
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2015 09:23 PM
Murphys, CA...Murphys Old Timers Museum is looking for volunteers. Come share your knowledge of the area, learn about the area and help visitors find local attractions. The museum is open Fri. Sat. Sun from 12 - 4 and training provided. Call Mike Davis for more information 209-728-1160...
A Search For Missing Person in Hathaway Pines, Arnold Area Has Been Initiated
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2015 09:05 PM
Hathaway Pines, CA...Calaveras County, CA...A search for a missing person has been initiated by the Calaveras County Sheriffs Office for a missing person in the Hathaway Pines, Arnold area. The officers are currently searching 'down to the river area'. No further information is available at this time. Updates to come as we receive...
The Flu Peak is Approaching Health Officials Urge Flu Vaccination
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/23/2015 01:54 PM
San Andreas, CA...Dean Kelaita, MD, local health officer of Calaveras County, says that while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in Calaveras County, it is not too late to get vaccinated against the flu. So far this season, influenza A H3N2 viruses have been most common. For comparison, in the 2012-2013, 2007-2008, and 2003-2004 seasons H3N2 strains predominated and had the highest seasonal mortality levels of the past decade. Roughly half of the season’s H3N2 viruses that have been analyzed are ‘drifted’ with antigenic differences from this season’s vaccine H3N2 virus. The vaccine’s ability to prevent infection with drifted H3N2 virus may be diminished....
Blue Skies and Great Groomers In Bear Valley! 2 People Per Square Mile and Lifts to Yourself!
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/23/2015 11:03 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Time to get up to the mountains and enjoy the enduring quality conditions of our slopes and uncrowded lift lines. Holidays in Bear Valley are off-the-hook fun, but now is the time to take your turns. Our snow making and grooming teams are working their utmost to maintain the steep and their efforts are not going unnoticed. We’ve heard many say that ours are some of the finest conditions in in the Sierra Nevada. In other words, the skiing and boarding is good—really, really good—right now....
Volunteers Needed to Help with Calaveras County Homeless Census
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/05/2015 07:18 PM
Calaveras County, CA...Communities seeking federal funding for housing needs are required to conduct a Point-in-Time census of their homeless population every two years. In Calaveras County the Homeless count will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. ...
Awesome View! 20 Mountain Top Acres with Home! Only $319,000
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/22/2015 12:00 PM
Angels Camp, CA...2284 Stallion Way, Angels Camp. Home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathes and has been remodeled. Many upgrades including remote controlled ceiling fans and exterior lighting. Property is located on West slope of Bear Mountain near summit, with a view across California to the coast range. No garage. 3 miles of gravel road with tax assessment for road maintenance. Shown by appointment, please do not disturb occupant. From HWY 4 take Stallion Way 3 miles to property on right. Front corners have pink ribbon. Sign at gate. $319,000
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Attorney F. Eric Saunders Expands Range Of Services & Opens Office In Arnold
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/22/2015 10:42 AM
Arnold, CA....Great news for our area and the expanding range of expert services available in Calaveras County and the surrounding areas! We would like to welcome Attorney F. Eric Saunders to our local business community. His law office is now open in Arnold and will have the practice focus areas of: Wills & Trusts, Estate & Tax Planning, Estate Administration & Intellectual Property Law. While we expect the bulk of his practice here locally to be in the more general practice areas it is great news to have a seasoned patent and intellectual property law attorney practicing here locally. Calaveras County has always had strong Silicon Valley ties and with this addition is helps this area become not only a weekend playground but and area where those new ideas can flourish and be protected....
Order Your Snowplow Or A New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services!
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/22/2015 10:07 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Now is the time to order a new snow plow or even a whole new tractor that will handle the toughest winter storms with ease. Joe Thomas has over 28 years of experience performing overhauls and general maintenance on small to mid-size tractors. He provides the finest workmanship at a reasonable price. Joe's Services is a Mahindra authorized dealer.
Mark Twain Medical Center Awards over $25,000 in Community Grants To Area Not-For-Profit Organizations
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/22/2015 09:42 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) has selected several Calaveras County not-for-profit organizations to receive the Mark Twain Medical Center Community Grant for 2014. “On behalf of Mark Twain Medical Center, we are pleased to award over $25,000 in community grants this year,” announced Craig Marks, Hospital President. “The Mark Twain Medical Center Community Grants Program is designed to support not-for-profits that collaborate to address community health needs, particularly those that focus on underserved populations. Therefore, the projects to be funded must involve collaboration with 3 other local organizations and be linked to MTMC. Each of these selected organizations provides invaluable services to our community, and we are thankful for all that they do.”
Craig Marks, President/CEO, Mark Twain Medical Center, Tasha Unninayar, Dr. Thompson, and Susan Deax-Keirns, Mind Matters Clinic; Jennifer Grabowski and Mike Pierce, DRAIL; Mary Ellen Sousa-Hiner, Director and Co-Founder for Creative Support Alternatives; Larry Cornish, COO, Mark Twain Medical Center; and (front) Barry Smith Executive Director, DRAIL.
Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/22/2015 09:25 AM
Bear Valley, CA... Hey Good People! Partly sunny today with a high near 48. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Some High clouds will make their way into the area today as the resilient ridge coupled with high pressure gives way to sunshine and warming temps for the next 4-5 days. Conditions are perfect for learning or just coming up with the Family for some "Pure Mtn Fun". Check out today's weather vid around 7:15am for more info. Peace Out, Mattly
Miss Calaveras Apps Available! ~ by Taylor Campbell
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/22/2015 09:09 AM
Frogtown, USA...Apply Now For Miss Calaveras! Applications for the 2015 Miss Calaveras Scholarship Program are now available. This program provides a chance for women throughout the county to highlight their talents and dedication to their community, with the opportunity to earn scholarships....
This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center – FELIX!
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/22/2015 08:49 AM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market, open Thurs. through Sat., 10 am–5 pm (Phone 209-795-GIVE). Felix will be there to meet you, along with several other kitties! We will also have kitties available at our Angels Camp Adoption Center, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49), open Thurs. through Sat., 11 am–5 pm. Come in and meet some sweet and cuddly kitties!...
InnovationLab Introducing New Membership Levels in 2015
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/22/2015 08:26 AM
Sonora, CA...The Sonora based InnovationLab has introduced a new expanded rate structure for 2015. The InnovationLab now has daily “drop-in” rates, monthly rates, and student rates, in addition to its existing “basic” and “premium” rates. The 2015 “basic level” membership is $35 per month when pre-paid yearly, $45 per month when paid monthly and a $15 Daily Drop-In Rate. The basic level membership allows access to the InnovationLab from 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm, 7 days a week....
Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – January 16 to January 24
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/22/2015 08:19 AM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at email@example.com to have your event included in “The Schedule.”
New Melones Fishing Report for January 20th~By Glory Sports
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/22/2015 08:13 AM
Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 555,925 acre-feet of water. The lake level came up just a little this last week. It is currently at 869 ft. above sea level and 207 ft. from full. The water clarity is clear in most of the lake with a few areas being a little stained. The water temperature continues to cool with the average being 52-55 degrees. Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is open with a two lane concrete ramp and a dock. 4wd is no longer needed to launch....
Angels Camp, CA...Christine Abusaidi, a local entrepreneur, is taking her love of baking to the streets and to the screen. Sugar, traditional style boulangerie, will be the newest addition to the historic main street in Angels Camp and will be the first Angels Camp business in-part funded by leveraging the popular crowdsourced funding site Kickstarter...
Columbia College Community Chorus Seeking Additional Singers
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/21/2015 05:33 PM
The Columbia College Community Chorus is currently about 45 members strong, and additional voices are being recruited, especially men for the tenor and bass parts. The Chorus originated from a confederation of church choirs known as the Inter-Church Choir which performed bi-annually at Christmas and Easter. With the founding of Columbia College, the chorus became a part of the school curriculum and remains so to this day. Most members of the Community Chorus have ...
Murphys Concert Brings Back Beppe Gambetta on February 15th!
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/21/2015 05:15 PM
Murphys, CA....Guitarist Beppe Gambetta will sing and play a solo concert of “American Roots with European Passion” on Feb. 15 in Murphys. The concert will be held at the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church at 3 p.m., and marks a return of the internationally known artist who performed an all-American roots concert here last year.....
It's Time To To Enroll Your Child for Kindergarten
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/21/2015 05:12 PM
Joint Sobriety/Drivers License Checpoint Update
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/21/2015 04:56 PM
The Angels Camp Police Department and the Sonora Police Department conducted a joint Sobriety/Driver License checkpoint on Saturday, January 17th, 2015. The checkpoint was in the 100 block of S. Main Street in the city of Angels Camp, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and midnight. Four-hundred and one (401) vehicles were screened during this time, and two citations were issued for driving without a driver license. Additionally, one driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Nathan Baird, a 27-year-old North Carolina resident was .....
Ceremonial Swearing in of Commisioner David Sanders, Calaveras County Courthouse February 2nd at 12 Noon
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/21/2015 04:35 PM
San Andreas, CA ....On Monday February 2nd at 12 o’clock noon, the Judges of the Calaveras County Superior Court invite you to join them for the ceremonial swearing-in of Commissioner David Sanders. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will commence in Courtroom 1. David Sanders graduated from U C Davis School of Law and has been a member of the California State Bar since 1987, primarily working as a civil litigator on the defense side, though he established a multi-faceted ...
Summit Ranger District to Conduct a Prescribed Burn
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/21/2015 04:29 PM
Sonora, CA… The Summit Ranger District will conduct a low-intensity prescribed burn on 1,186 acres of forested land, when weather conditions line up advantageously. “Approximately 75 acres will be ignited daily when conditions align to allow for a successful understory burn,” said District Fire Manager, Greg Marfil. “Ignitions are linked to favorable weather, fuel moisture levels and air quality factors. That means we will burn on some days while strategically pausing on others.”....
As ATT Phases Out Copper Signal Service Helps Customers Migrate To Future
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2015 04:14 PM
Vallecito, CA...In January of this past year, AT&T presented to the FCC. It’s National Broadband Plan for the Future. This extensive plan documents AT&T’s plan to phase out standard, copper phone lines referring to standard telephone lines as “Relics of a bye gone era” and to integrate broadband/network phone lines into every residence and business in America. With only 20% of American homes currently using standard copper wire phone lines, and more and more consumers switching to VOIP phone systems each day, AT&T is gradually achieving this goal. Two similar situations were the phasing out of analog cell phones and analog televisions in the previous decade. Unfortunately, when switching from standard land lines to VOIP/internet phone services, the consumer is rarely informed by the new phone service provider when it comes to his or her security system will be dramatically affected. “Why?” You may ask. Simply put, if a security system (burglar alarm or fire alarm) has been communicating with its central station via land lines for its entirety and then your phone line is switched to broadband, the panel can no longer communicate with the central station because it is designed for copper lines, not internet lines...
A Mid-Winter's Spring Dream In Bear Valley! Make Your Rental Plans Today!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2015 03:38 PM
Bear Valley, CA...OPEN SESAME ~ STORM DOOR Weather forecasters are waxing hopeful about storm systems late-January and early-February... right on time for a stellar President's Holiday. Until then, the snow magicians at Bear Valley Mountain and Bear Valley Cross Country are maintaining + maximizing terrain for your skiing and riding pleasure! Pack the sunscreen and enjoy the spring conditions while they last.
Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2015 12:03 PM
Bear Valley, CA... Hey Good People! Another beautiful sunny day today with temps right around 46F or so. Winds will be out of the ENE from 7-14mph with gusts up to the mid 20's. A change in our dry pattern looks to be possible somewhere around 6-10 days out but still no absolute yet. Right now the resilient ridge of high pressure is still going to be in affect for awhile. The Grooming is amazing so grab your Family, Friends and gear and head on up for some "Pure Mtn Fun". Stay tuned........Peace Out, Mattly
Traffic Update....Vehicle Accident Near Fallview Dr / Phoenix Lake Rd
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2015 11:55 AM
Sonora, CA...Crews are working a non-injury accident accident near Fallview Dr / Phoenix Lake Rd. Please use caution in the area....
Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2015 11:41 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Trading Post has friendly smiles and even a Free Soda with every fill up! Stop and say hi and top off your tanks today! Angels Trading Post has everything you need to keep you Hopping when you visit our area. Great Prices on Gas, Drinks, Sodas, Java City Coffees and more. They also accept E.B.T. cards.and have great prices on tobacco products. They are open everyday from 5am to Midnight!! Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4.
Valley Springs Medical Center Team Of Excellence
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2015 11:39 AM
FoCuS Upcoming 2015 Events
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2015 11:21 AM
Dixon, CA...Seed Library to Open. We have a new opportunity in Tuolumne County to promote food security not only for our generation but for a future world. FoCuS has teamed with Master Gardeners and interested volunteers to create a seed library within the Sonora library facility which will be ready to open February 28, 2015. Please go to http://www.theselc.org/ legalize_seeds, to sign the National Seed Law Petition to help ensure the continuation of seed swaps and seed libraries....
Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through January 21-27 "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2015 10:59 AM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA... 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 Ready to get healthy for 2015? Visit Sierra Hills Natural Foods for the biggest selection in natural, organic, vegan or gluten-free foods and the area's biggest selection of supplements. Open 7 days a week...
Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Do you know you can now text your deli orders to the stores? For Sierra Hills Market the number is 209-753-7115. For Angels Food Market the number is (209)-753-7331. Now that is easy!! Senior Days now Tuesdays and Wednesdays! 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.
Great Service & Detailing Specials From 49er Motors
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2015 10:44 AM
Wear Red During February to Join Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/15/2015 10:17 PM
Wear red during February to join Pinnacle Physical Therapy in supporting the American Heart Association’s campaign of Go Red for Women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Lifestyle, (such as diet and exercise) and family history are major factors affecting cardiovascular health. Learn about your risks and how to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle at www.goredforwomen.org. As physical therapists, we ....
Public Meeting Notice For SR 4 and SR 49 Gateway and Corridor Study
Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 01/06/2015 08:48 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The first of three meetings for the SR 4 and SR 49 Gateway and Corridor Study will take place on Wednesday, January 21st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bret Harte Union High School in the multipurpose room. All are invited to attend to share in the creating a vision for the future of transportation and development at Northwest area of the City....
Traffic Update....Explosive Devices Possibly Found In Rail Road Flat
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2015 04:27 PM
Rail Road Flat, CA...Emergency crews and the Calaveras Bomb Squad are on scene on North Rail Road Flat for a possible explosive device. Please expect delays and congestion in the area until the situation has been dealt with...
Pongfest "15" & Ladies Invitational Set For MACTA Courts In Murphys
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2015 10:45 AM
Murphys, CA...Ping-Pong and tennis enthusiasts will share the spotlight when the Murphys Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) stages a double-barreled event at the group’s Wintercreek Facility and the adjacent Lions Club Hall on Saturday, February 21, starting at 9 a.m....
Saddle Up For A Night At The Races With Angels-Murphys Rotary
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2015 08:13 AM
Angels Camp Expands Focus on Tourism and Retail Development
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/20/2015 08:08 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Jan. 19, 2015 - The City of Angels Camp and Destination Angels Camp have entered into a partnership with Buxton to help strategically expand the city’s tourism and retail markets. Buxton’s best-in-class customer analytics will allow DAC to better understand the shopping and dining preferences of both visitors and residents and to identify the most promising potential retailers to attract to the area...
Time To Get In Shape For The New Year At Family 4 Fitness
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/29/2014 11:30 PM
Vallecito, CA...Save Money, Have Fun & Get In Shape at Family 4 Fitness. Only $40.00 Enrollment (save $60.00). 3 Personal Training Sessions for only $50.00 (save $145.00). GET LEAN IN 2015!! Our mission is to help our members of the Calaveras County community achieve a healthy lifestyle in a non-intimidating clean, friendly environment. We pride ourselves on our family like atmosphere “Where friends and family work out together”
Kenny Lee has some great tips for year round fitness.
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department would like to invite the community to attend the swearing in ceremony for Sheriff Gary Kuntz on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 10:00 am. The ceremony will be held at the new Sheriff’s Office located at 1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive, in San Andreas.
Weekly Address: State of the Union Is This Tuesday
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2015 03:46 PM
Washington, DC...Hi, everybody. Every day, we get thousands of letters and emails at the White House from Americans across the country – and every night, I read ten of them. They tell me about their hopes and their worries, their hardships and successes. They’re the Americans I’m working for every day – and this year, several of these letter writers will join me at the Capitol when I deliver my annual State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.
The 49er Motors Football Playoff Sale Going On Now!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/19/2015 02:13 PM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors Football playoff sale!! Come on down and take a test drive in one of these clean and comfortable used Cars, Trucks or SUV's today!! All of our vehicles come with a 3 month 3,000 mile warranty. We can finance most anyone from terrible credit to good credit. If you have a down payment and an income source, let us help you today!
2010 Chevy Equinox AWD, LS, Clean Carfax! Auto, power seat, abs, alloy wheels, ac, power windows, power door locks, mp3, and more!!
ON SALE $10,949 Vin# 2CNFLCEWXA6312377
2007 CHRYSLER 300 EXECUTIVE, V8 5.7L, Super Clean luxury car, Navigation, Touch Screen Stereo, Leather Seats, Power controls on Steering wheel, Cruise control, Automatic windows and locks, Beautiful Luxury car inside and out. Fun powerful car to drive. ON SALE $9949 VIN:2C3LA63HX7H611646
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4, Crew Cab ST, Low Miles, Like New. Clean Carfax!! Hemi motor, Alloy wheels, tow package, Great work truck!
ON SALE $23,949 Vin# 3D7KS28T89G538800
2013 Ford Focus Se 2.0L, Automatic, Great Economy Car! Has the extra cargo room from the hatchback. Like New and only one Owner.. Lots of extras, only 39K miles, Mircrosoft Sync with your phone and voice commands. ON SALE $12,949 VIN# 1FADP3K26DL273015
2007 Ford Super Duty F-250 4x4 Crew Cab 6.0L DIESEL, ONE OWNER! Clean Carfax, Auto, White, Lariat, MP3, Dual Power Seats, Leather, Tow Package, FX4 Offroad Package, Running Boards, Parking Sensors, Great Condition! What a powerhouse! ON SALE $18,949 Vin# 1FTSW21P07EA11835
2007 GMC Yukon Denali AWD, ONE OWNER! Leather, automatic lift gate, remote start, captains chairs, 3 rd row seating, touchscreen navigation, moon roof, automatic steps, tow package, roof rack, tint, adjustable pedals, clean carfax! Luxury at it's finest! ON SALE $18,949 Vin# 1GKFK63827J289738
2006 Kia Sorento LX!!!! Excellent Maintaint SUV, 4x4, Automatic windows, Automatic Locks, Leather Seats , Wood Panel accents, Fog lights, Mp3 Cd player, Moonroof, 5 Seater with folding seats, Well Taken Care of SUV, You Couldnt Ask For A better Looking Midsize SUV !!!!! ON SALE $6449 VIN:KNDJC733265633640
Washington, DC....Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. "I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement." From Wikipedia "The video is below.
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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.