Reuters: Kevin Murphy. Young people in rural towns: Mike Bosch, part of a 'rural by choice' movement, is pictured in Baldwin City, Kan., where he kept his technology business instead of moving it to Dallas. With technology, companies can operate online from small towns, which offer lower costs and dedicated workers.
Calaveras County Budget Hearings Continue Tomorrow
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/17/2013 05:08 PM
San Andreas, CA....NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors will continue the Budget Hearings on June 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM or until completion. These hearings are open to any member of the general public wishing to be heard regarding any item of the budget or for the inclusion of additional items. Budget documents will be available through the County Administrative Office...
Sierra Pacific Industries Foundation donates $2,500 to Calaveras Community Foundation
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/17/2013 05:02 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Philanthropic Consultant, Paul Stein accepted this generous donation from Mark Luster, Community Relations Manager for Sierra Pacific Industries Foundation. Mr. Luster states, ““At Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) we believe that through our contribution to The Calaveras Community Foundation, we can support the vital role it plays in this community by providing active and positive programs for youth, seniors and other residents of our county.”
(L to R) Mark Luster, SPI Community Relations Manager, Paul Stein Philanthropic Consultant, CCF and Tim Tate, SPI Sonora and Martell District Manager
Do You Need Extra Space With Extra Space? We Can Do That For You!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/17/2013 03:54 PM
Murphys, CA...As we put the finishing touches on our most recent project in Murphys, California, I wanted to put together this fun video to show you the progress from start to finish. This addition started out as quite a challenge for our crew. In addition to the bedroom we were adding to the house, the homeowner also wanted a cellar underneath. Ok, no problem, right? WRONG! Almost right away, we were stopped dead in our tracks by a huge chunk of solid mountain rock! But we persevered and came out victorious!
Angels Camp, CA....On June 12th Louise B Fullaway, joined her husband Wilbur in heaven. She was 88 years old. She passed away peacefully of natural causes with her family at her side. She was born on March 5, 1925 on a small farm in Waldron, Arkansas...
San Andreas, CA... Rick's Calaveras Tire & Auto has some great deals. Come 'n see Rick for all your automotive needs!
"Reading is So Delicious" at the Arnold Library
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/17/2013 07:06 AM
WEEKLY ADDRESS: Celebrating Father's Day Weekend
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/17/2013 12:05 AM
Washington, DC...Remarks of President Barack Obama. As Prepared for Delivery. The White House, June 15, 2013. Hi, everybody. This Sunday is Father’s Day, and so I wanted to take a moment to talk about the most important job many of us will ever have – and that’s being a dad. Today we’re blessed to live in a world where technology allows us to connect instantly with just about anyone on the planet. But no matter how advanced we get, there will never be a substitute for the love and support and, most importantly, the presence of a parent in a child’s life. And in many ways, that’s uniquely true for fathers.
Fire Update...Vegetation Fire off of Parrotts Ferry Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/16/2013 06:45 PM
Columbia, CA...Crews are working a vegetation fire started when a vehicle went off the roadway on the grade heading up to Columbia from the lake in the Toulumne County Side. Two air tankers have diverted to this incident which is about a mile or so from the Columbia Air Attack base. Update as of 6:50pm...fire is about 1/2 acre at this time and is still below Parrotts Ferry. There is potential for spotting across Parrotts Ferry and at last word some retardent has been dropped on or right near the road so you can assume traffic to or from Calaveras to Tuolunne needs to go Hwy 49. Drops are being done now and they are making plans for their hose-lay to get some liquid on it to cool it down....
Fire Update...Carstens Fire Now at 100 Acres Potential For Much More
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/16/2013 06:34 PM
Mariposa, CA...The Carstens Fire in the Mid Pines area has several units and aircraft from Columbia working it. Localized evacuations are in place.
Firefigters are battling a 100 acre fire off Carstens Rd., east of Hwy 140 in the Midpines area. There has been some talk that if crews cannot get it slowed down by morning the heavy DC-9's etc may be called in to start putting some larger loads of retardant down...
"IF" By Rudyard Kipling Jay Hamilton's 1916-1990 Favorite Poem. Happy Father's Day Dad
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/16/2013 01:19 PM
Every Year since ThePineTree.net has been online we post "If" in Honor of the Greatest man I have ever known! My Father....Jay S. Hamilton. Cancer took him way to early, 22 years ago last month. He was a man among men.
By, Rudyard Kipling
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
Sometimes Bad Math Makes Everything Add Up! By John Hamilton
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/16/2013 01:14 PM
Arnold, CA...As many of you know who have stopped by ThePineTree.net over the last 8 years we try to resist the urge to write editorials. We feel our readers probably do not care or should care what our personal thoughts are on a given matter. Today on Father's Day though I couldn't resist as I thought I should pass along a personal reminder that all of us have more strength than we think. I hope my experiences last night and this morning might help you redouble your efforts as it has really helped me. Ok enough stalling and onto the story...as some of you know at the ripe old age of 47 ½ I made the decision to try and get back into shape and after losing 70lbs or so and keeping it off I felt fairly positive about the progress on many levels...
Fire Update....Vegetation Fire on Hillvale and Meadow Oak
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/15/2013 01:52 PM
Valley Springs, CA...A full wildland response is heading to a vegetation fire on Hillvale Drive and Meadow Oak. More to follow... Update as of 2:01pm...This one was kept to a small roadside spot. Good work crews and aircraft have been released and are heading back home to Columbia
Calaveras Humane Society Angels Camp Grand Opening is Today!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/15/2013 09:11 AM
49er Motors cars of the week are a few more Fun in the Sun, Cool rides. Come in and take a test drive today!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/15/2013 08:55 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors cars of the week are a few more Fun in the Sun, Cool rides. Come in and take a test drive today!! 2006 Mazda Miata MX5- One Owner, Clean Car fax and probably the nicest, cutest convertable we have ever had ON SALE $15,950
2004 Jeep Wrangler sport 4x4, Super clean, Automatic with Air, This is a fun Summer Cruiser. ON SALE $12,950
2007 Toyota Camry Solara Convertable, Fun times this summer with the top down and its a TOYOTA ON SALE $12,950
2010 Coleman Destiny Tent Trailer, Barely used with a Refer, Stove, Out door shower, AC, Heat, SUPER CLEAN - ON SALE $7950
Even if Your Credit Has Taken A Bruising 49er Motors Can Keep You Cruising
Irish Vineyards Concert Series Kicks Off With Plan B on June 15th
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/30/2013 09:50 AM
Vallecito, CA...Irish Vineyards is kicking off their 2013 Concert Series on June 15th with legendary local rockers Plan B. With a playlist that spans almost every classic song in existence Plan B is sure to please and make it a Great Summer night...
Murphys, CA....Crews are working a motorcycle accident on Hwy 4 near Holiday Mine Road. Please use caution in the area. Update this was for a Victory down in the roadway. Rider was suprised by a driver making a sudden right turn into a driveway. No update on injures ...hopefully not many as he was taken to Mark Twain Hospital in San Andreas. There is a second Motorcycle Accident where a rider was down underneath a Harley on Quail Oaks Road. Over in TC there is a minor injury accident on Parrotts Ferry and Sawmill Flat.
Service with a Smile from Angels Trading Post. Stop and Top Off Your Tanks with The Lowest Gas Prices Around!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/14/2013 03:04 PM
Angels Camp, CA...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 & 4...
San Andreas, CA...Wednesday night the Calaveras High Stadium was filled with family, friends and well wishers. The class of 2013 accepted their awards, accolades and diplomas and marched into the next phase of their lives. With every graduation we attend we are reminded again what a special place our little corner of the world can be. So highlights...78% of the class plan on attending college, 8% will be serving their county in the military and much more. We have higher quality video now below and photos as well. If you click on the class shot you will get a full sized version. The rest of the photos are in the album.
Motherlode Innovation Summit on Technology - Mist Mini Edition - Living in the Digital Age.
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/14/2013 11:24 AM
Angels Camp, CA...It will Thursday June 20th. The seminar is a 12pm to 4pm seminar with 4 subject topics at 45 minutes each. We will live stream the event and are inviting members of this group as well as the general public. This is for anybody who wants to learn some basics about computers, the internet and services....
Angels Camp, CA...Angels Camp will be holding the Second Annual Patriotic Picnic on July 4th in Utica Park honoring men and women who served the United States so bravely. Featuring the US Naval Sea Cadet Band of the West; the picnic will also host games, free hotdogs and family friendly activities. The event is free!
Tonight Music By Grover Anderson and Wines By Newsome Harlow at Angels Farmers Market
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 06/14/2013 09:38 AM
Angels Camp, CA... Tonight, June 14 ACBA Appreciation with a dedication of the new BBQ at the park, music by Grover Anderson, featured winery is Newsome Harlow Wines. June 21 Featured winery is Ironstone Vineyards, music by Rick Moore, sponsored by AAA. June 28 Come get twisted! Featured winery is Twisted Oak, music by Los Bongoleros. July 5 Lets get funky!! Featured winery is Renner, music by DyeMusica ...
What’s Happening in Murphys this Week June 12 through June 20, 2013
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 06/14/2013 07:19 AM
Murphys, CA...What’s Happening in Murphys this Week June 12 through June 20, 2013. Murphys welcomes our newest restaurant "Doke" - we're hearing good things - see what folks have to say on Yelp. Junes Featured Artist at the Hovey Tasting Room - The art of painter Ruth Morrow is featured for the month of June at the Hovey Winery Tasting Room. Hovey Tasting Room is open daily from noon to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 209-728-9999...
This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – JARED & AIDEN!
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 06/14/2013 07:03 AM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market (Phone 209-795-GIVE). We'll be open THURS.–SAT., 10-5. We will have approximately 7 kitties of all ages available to meet you this week. If you are closer to Angels Camp, make sure you check out our new Angels Camp Thrift Store Adoption Center, located in Angels Towne Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49), also open THURS.–SAT., 10-5. There will be kitties available at both locations!
Click on Photo to view more of our cats at www.KittyCATalog.org
Angels Camp, CA...Now is The perfect time to take a drive to the gold country. The weather is spectacular with temperatures in the mid 80s, a wonderful time to vacation at Greenhorn Creek. Enjoy great golf and dining with time for relaxing on the front porch of your cottage or by the pool. Rent a cottage suite midweek Sunday through Thursday. $275 includes: Lodging overnight in a spacious cottage suite. Golf for two on our championship Robert Trent Jones Jr. redesigned golf course. Dinner at CAMPS Restaurant, the preferred dining destination in Gold Country....
Angels Camp, CA...Nona Faye Preuss, 75, of Dixon, died on June 10. She was born Nona Faye Winn on Aug. 9, 1937 in Napa. Mrs. Preuss was a talented vocalist and an avid gardener. She was guided by the principals of her Lutheran upbringing, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends...
Hathaway Pines, CA...Kevin Dennis Foust, 46, of Hathaway Pines, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday June 8, 2013. He was a New Years baby, born January 1st 1967. Kevin graduated from Castro Valley High School in 1985. Kevin was the previous Owner of Wildwood Termite Control for 8 years and then began working for Clark Pest Control last year. He absolutely loved his job....
In Less Than 12 Hours The Man of Steel Lands at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/13/2013 12:25 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels 6 Theatres in historic Angels Camp is the best place to see a movie in the Mother Lode. In less than 12 hours the "Man of Steel" lands in Angels Camp. At 12:01am Friday Morning to be exact. We stopped by and chatted with 28 year movie industry veteran and Angels Theatre Manager Jeff Olson about this movie and more. Make plans now to go tonight!!!
Click Below for full schedule.
Check Out the Latest Movies at Angels 6 Theatres Above!
Sixteenth Annual Paddlefest in Arnold Is June 15th! Sign Up Now
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2013 02:41 PM
Arnold, CA - Sierra Nevada Adventure Co. will host their Annual Paddlefest from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on Saturday, June 15, 2013, just outside of Arnold in Calaveras County. This is a fee event and advance reservations are required. SNAC is a local paddlesports and outdoor equipment retailer with locations in Arnold, Sonora and Murphys. “Our Festival is our biggest event of the year,” explains Shawn Seale, owner of SNAC, “and it’s a great chance for us to introduce people to paddlesports in a very informative and safe setting.”
Calaveras Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Seeks Candidates for Several Vacant Seats
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/13/2013 11:21 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board of Directors will seek to fill several vacant seats for the 2014 fiscal year when Board President Steve Markle of O.A.R.S., Secretary Michele Lee of Central Sierra Lodging and Treasurer Wendi Davison of Black Bear Inn step down....
Arnold, CA...The Cedar Center Concert series kicks into high gear this weekend...
Schools Help Families In Need
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/13/2013 06:40 PM
San Andreas, CA... Calaveras Unified School District held a district-wide food drive for The Resource Connection Food Bank during the month of May. 1,271 pounds of food was brought into the Food Bank from the CUSD schools. “We so appreciate the giving from the school community to families in need,” said Jeannie Hayward, Food Bank Director, “all of this food will go right back out to our network of 14 pantries throughout Calaveras County and to those in our community who come to the Food Bank for food. During the month of May, 1070 families living in Calaveras County walked through the doors of the Food Bank in need of food. This food drive helps us out in so many ways. Families and faculty from the CUSD school district donated tuna, peanut butter, pasta, canned vegetables and more. We want to say “Thank You” to all who donated food.” ...
Sonora Regional Medical Center Embarking on Major Technology Upgrade
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/13/2013 05:15 PM
Sonora, CA... Sonora Regional Medical Center has been selected by parent organization Adventist Health as the pilot site for a major systems upgrade that will enhance outpatient medical records, billing, and case management systems. This initiative has been dubbed Project Intellicare 2.0 and is another step the Medical Center is taking to meet Meaningful Use, a section of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that provides financial incentives for the “meaningful use” of electronic health records by providers who accept Medicare and Medi-Cal. Adventist Health has partnered with Cerner Corporation, a software solutions provider, to integrate this and other systems upgrades....
San Andreas, CA...There have been numerous fires today. The most recent are a small vegetation fire near the Off Road Park south of 132 and the escaped debris burn on San Domingo north of Murphys and Sheep Ranch. There have also been fires off of Hwy 88 in Amador, Hwy 4, another just south of Lake Tulloch and more. Crews have been able to keep everything today to relatively small sizes and have done a great job. This will be a long, long fire season. This one will be a marathon...
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Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
Mark Phillips the GM of The Bear Valley Lodge 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.