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Tuesday, Sep 2
10:00 AM MTMC Mended Hearts Support Group
05:00 PM Angels Camp Weight Watchers
Wednesday, Sep 3
05:30 PM Spaghetti Western Dinner and Movie, Mokelumne Hill - 209-286-1401
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Sep 4
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
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07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday, Sep 5
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Saturday, Sep 6
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
09:30 PM The Grover Anderson Band at Outer Aisle
Sunday, Sep 7
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
12:00 PM Backyard Blues & Barbeque at The Historic Hotel Leger - Every Sunday
Until 12:30 AM The Grover Anderson Band at Outer Aisle
Monday, Sep 8
10:15 AM Sierra Grief, Free Support Groups. By Hospice of the Sierra
01:00 PM Celebrate Statehood Day @ the Angels Camp Museum
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The Caddy Shack is FREE This Weekend!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 10:23 PM
Angels Camp, CA..

Candlelight Vigil to be Held on September 10th in Honor of World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 10:20 PM
Angels Camp, CA...September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and We would like to invite everyone to a candle light vigil at 7:00pm at Bret Harte High School (in the horse shoe parking lot on Murphys Grade Road). We will have a short ceremony from our speakers....
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Dana Pfeil For Superior Court Judge Department One

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/02/2014 08:54 PM

West Point Robbery Investigation Continues

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 03:13 PM
West Point, CA..On 09/02/14 at 8:35am, Deputies were dispatched to 22000 block of Hwy 26, in West Point, to investigate an Armed Robbery. The suspect contacted a female victim at gun point while she was opening a business. The suspect asked the victim to empty her pockets and place all of her personal items into a black duffle bag. The suspect proceeded to ransack the business and took an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect exited the business and ran through an empty field ....
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Dana Pfeil Fundraiser Coming Up!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 02:50 PM

Be part of something special & show your support of Hospice of Amador and Calaveras!...Become a major donor for our upcoming Calaveras LIVE! event.

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 02:42 PM
We are nearing the deadline for the Top Level Sponsors who will be named on our poster which will be distributed ALL OVER Amador and Calaveras county. Please fax the attached form (also found on our website www.hospiceofcalaveras.org) and/or contact our office at (209) 736-9442 BY SEPTEMBER 4th, to make your commitment....
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Independence Hall Quilters Begin Their Weekly Meetings with a Luncheon on September 8th

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 01:10 PM
Arnold, CA...Independence Hall Quilters, 1445 Blagen Road, Arnold, CA, will begin their weekly meetings for the year with a luncheon on September 8, 2014. New members are welcome. Come and enjoy the fellowship of fellow quilters and learn new techniques with our in house workshops. We will be preparing for the Quilt Faire which will take place on October 10, 11, and 12 at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, CA. For further information...
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Murphys Historic Hotel featured on Hotel Hell!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 01:05 PM
Murphys, CA...​Its finally here! After about a year (ok maybe not that long) the Gordon Ramsay Hotel Hell episode featuring the Murphys Historic Hotel is finally airing. I'm sure many locals were there hoping to get on film, well now is our chance to see who made it to TV!! Below is information from Murphys Historic Hotel about the viewing event they are hosting next Tuesday night. ...

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Requests for Proposals

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 01:02 PM
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Calaveras Council of Governments (CCOG) is requesting proposals to conduct Triennial Performance Audits of the CCOG and County public transit system, Calaveras Transit....
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NEWS ADVISORY....Armed robbery in West Point This Morning Subject still outstanding and considered armed and dangerous....Avoid the area if possible

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 10:03 AM
West Point, CA...At approx. 8:35 this morning, a male subject described as being in his early 20's, approx. 5'6" - 5'8" with blue eyes, last seen wearing a black ski mask with a black skeleton bandana, a long sleeved black shirt (possibly underarmor brand), black sweatpants and black shoes robbed a local business at the 2200 block of Hwy 26 at gunpoint. The firearms used...
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Nourishing Your Soil: Composting, Vermiculture, Cover Crops and Lasagna Gardening

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 09:08 AM
Amador County, CA...On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9AM to noon, the Amador Master Gardeners will host a free class about nourishing your soil. Come and learn about the all-important plant medium: SOIL. This class will discuss types of soil, what we find in the foothills, and how it affects everything that is grown. Soil amendments through composting, vermiculture, mulches, cover crops and lasagna gardening that enrich your garden will be discussed, when you need what and how much to save money, garden responsibly, and have the best results ever!...
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CCTA Forum for CCWD Candidates

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/02/2014 09:05 AM
San Andreas, CA...Dear Candidates and Public, Here are the links to the two, one hour PATV forums for CCWD candidates. Districts 1 & 2, Districts 3 & 4. A big thank you goes to the candidates, Dana Nichols for moderating and the great staff at the the PATV studio....








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Angels Camp City Council Back in Action This Eve to Discuss Adoption of FY 1014/15 Budget, Inclusion of Hwy 4 and Hwy 49 into the National Highway System Program and More~Amended Agenda Enclosed

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 09:05 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp City Council will hold their Board Meeting this eve starting at 5pm with Closed Session which includes a conference with Labor Negotiators and conference with Legal Counsel. The Regular meeting will follow at 6pm. Agenda is enclosed...
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Join Stevenot for Wine Down Fridays!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 08:53 AM
Murphys, CA...

New Melones Fishing Report~by Glory Hole Sports

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 08:38 AM
Deep reservoirs can be a challenge to fish. Some anglers consider fishing in 20-30' of water as deep water fishing. On a reservoir like New Melones, fish can be caught as deep as 70-90' of water. It is very important when you catch fish from deep water to use a fizzing needle to deflate their air bladder. A good approach to eliminate water is to start looking shallow and work your way out to deep water. ...
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THE BEST OF THE BEST Dorian & Crystal Faught Host a Tasting of the State Fair Winners for 2014

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 08:07 AM
Murphys, CA...Each year Dorian steps up to host this tasting, and every year it's a full house. We urge you to RSVP for this event as we have some exciting news. We will only be featuring Double Gold Winners this time around. Taste the champions of the 2014 State Fair! ...
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Traffic Advisory...State Route 4 from Main Street/ Douglas Flat to Meko Drive in Calaveras County

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 08:01 AM
Calaveras County, CA..The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 4 from Main Street/Douglas Flat to Meko Drive for paving. Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 2, 2014, through Friday, September 5, 2014, from 6:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m...
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Traffic Advisory...State Route 26 from Paloma Road in Calaveras County to State Route 88 in Amador County

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 07:59 AM
Calaveras and Amador County, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 26 (SR-26) from Paloma Road in Calaveras County to SR-88 in Amador County for drainage work. Crews will begin work Tuesday, September 2, 2014, through Friday, September 5, 2014, from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m...
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Calaveras County District Attorney Files Criminial Charges

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 07:52 AM
Calaveras County, CA...On August 29, 2014, the Calaveras County District Attorney's Office files a Criminal Complaint in the Calaveras County Superior Court charging Karl Holder Karlsen with the murder of his wife, Christina A. Karlsen on January 1, 1991. Karlsen is presently incarcerated in the State of New York for the 2008 Murder of his son, Levi Karlsen and must be extradites to California in order to face the 1991 murder charge. While this case is pending adjudication in Court, the Calaveras County...
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Drive-Up Chicken Dinner Fundraiser September 25, 2014 to Support Studio 4 Dance Theater....Tickets Available by Advance Purchase ONLY

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 07:40 AM
Calaveras County, CA...Families and individuals can enjoy a beautiful evening picnicking in Murphys Park -- or just a night off from cooking -- at Studio 4 Dance Theater’s Drive-Up Chicken Dinner Fundraiser. Dinner will be served, all boxed up and ready to go, 5-7pm on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Murphys Community Park. Tickets are $12 each and are available from any Studio 4 Dance Theater dancer or by ...
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BLACK CAT-A-THON During The Month Of September!

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/02/2014 07:36 AM

Click flyer to view the Kitty Catalog of available cats

Who are the Sheriff Volunteers in Your Neighborhood?

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 07:35 AM
Calaveras County, CA...Sgt. Vic Farina is one of many Sheriff Volunteers in your neighborhood in Calaveras County. Sgt. Vic, as his peers would call him, has been a Calaveras County Sheriff Volunteer for close to 5 years. Sgt. Vic is a U.S. Air Force veteran who served as an aide to the General Staff at the Pentagon for many years. He has retired as a Reserve Peace Officer in the Bay Area and moved to Calaveras County to enjoy his golden . ....
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It Hurts to Lose Someone....Find Help at GriefShare

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/02/2014 07:02 AM
Murphys, CA...GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. There are thousands of GriefShare grief recovery support groups meeting throughout the US, Canada and in over 10 other countries. There’s one meeting near you!...
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Tim Healy For Superior Court Judge - Dept. 2

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/01/2014 11:03 PM

Judge Hugh K. Swift For Superior Court Judge

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2014 08:54 AM
Calaveras County, CA...I am honored to serve the people of Calaveras County as a Superior Court judge. Every day I have the privilege and responsibility to make decisions that impact the lives of the parties, their families and this community....


Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid for by Committee to Elect Hugh Swift Superior Court Judge 2014
FPPC # 1362930
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Grant Barrett For Superior Court Judge

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/18/2014 04:55 PM
Calaveras County, CA....Grant Barrett has served the legal needs of the Calaveras community for the past 18 years. He has over 12 years of experience on the bench in Calaveras County. Since 2006, Grant has served our community as the Calaveras Superior Court Commissioner where he regularly presides over family law and civil disputes. From 2011 through 2013, he also served as Court Commissioner for Amador County Superior Court, at their judges’ request, until a suitable replacement could be recruited and trained. In 2013, Grant was named Judicial Officer of the Year by the Child Support Directors Association of California.


Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid For By Grant Barrett for Judge (FPPC 1363039)
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Dillashaw Stops Challenger In Fifth Round

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/01/2014 11:05 PM
Sacramento, CA...After scoring the biggest upset of 2014 by beating Renan Barao in May, TJ Dillashaw could have been the victim of the biggest upset of all-time Saturday night at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, but the UFC bantamweight champion made the best of an awkward situation as he retained his crown with a fifth-round knockout of late replacement Joe Soto...


SACRAMENTO, CA - AUGUST 30: (R-L) T.J. Dillashaw lands a kick to the head of Joe Soto in their UFC bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 177 event at Sleep Train Arena on August 30, 2014 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Callaway Campaign Fundraiser Coming Up

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/01/2014 11:09 AM


Paid For By The Committee To Re-Elect Merita Callaway

Stock Up & Save This Weekend At Arnold Ace Hardware

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2014 01:18 PM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Hardware has pages and pages of savings for you. Stop up now and save....


Click Read More For Pages & Pages Of Savings
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The Huge, Gianormous, Massive, ..Free Kidz Carnival On Labor Day!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2014 01:53 PM

49er Motors Is Your Complete, Local, Full Service Dealership

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2014 09:06 AM

Don't Miss Tonight's Concert At Brice Station

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/31/2014 04:07 PM

Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials August 27 - September2. Happy Labor Day!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2014 12:00 PM
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. Happy Labor Day to all of our customers
We are open regular business hours on Monday
so you can shop for your picnic and party goodies.




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.
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Structure Fire In Copperopolis

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2014 07:00 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Crews are working a structure fire in Copperopolis that was confined to the attic. Air units were dispatched as a precaution but were released. It is unknown yet full extent of damage but the residents will no doubt be displaced and units remain on scene....

Traffic Update...Possible Injury Accident Near Boards Crossing

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2014 10:49 AM
Dorrington, CA....Crews are working a possible injury accident near Boards Crossing. Please use caution in the area....
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Past 35 Local News
  1. Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage
  2. Arnold Family Medical Center is Open Saturdays and All Mark Twain Family Medical Centers are Ready to Serve
  3. The Late Summer Hit List ~ CVB Feature
  4. Beautiful "New Construction" Featured Town Homes In Forest Meadows ~208-830-8080
  5. Forest Meadows Community Garage Sale Murphys Saturday August 30th 8:30-2;00
  6. Reminder....Tonight Is The Second Friday Night In The Cave At Ironstone!! Don't Miss It!!
  7. Traffic Update...Extra Large Raccoon Near Lyons Bald Mountain Road & Apple Valley Drive
  8. Head On Up To Bear Valley For The 2014 Soap Box Derby & Country Faire Tomorrow!!
  9. Conservancy to consider grants for projects in Calaveras and Alpine Counties
  10. Workshops for Job Seekers Planned
  11. Native Sons of The Golden West Columbia State Historic Park Admission Day Celebration on September 6th!
  12. Bringing Sparkle Back to the Stanislaus River...Local Residents Join Together to Clean up Local River
  13. Calaveras County Farm Bureau Celebrates 65 Years!
  14. Will the “Transformation” or the “Restoration” of America prevail? Topic At Next Republican Meeting
  15. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – SMOKEY & ROXY!
  16. Missing Columbia Woman Found Deceased
  17. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – August 29 to September 6
  18. Calaveras Community Band Labor Day Concert
  19. Big Sale This Weekend At Murphys Nursery
  20. Gerard Insurance Services is There For ALL Your Insurance Needs
  21. California Forestry Association Statement on Rim Fire EIS/ ROD
  22. Ironstone Hosts Historic Find
  23. Rim Fire Recovery EIS and Proposed Record of Decision available
  24. Hotel Hell Season 2 Finale The Murphys Hotel "Welcome to the Frat House"
  25. Ebbetts Pass Accounting 209.795.1921
  26. Plymouth Farmers Market Enjoying Record Setting Year....Turley Wines and Taste Restaurant this Week's Highlight!
  27. Traffic Update....Overturned Van In Murphys
  28. Get Ready for Music, Art, Food and Fun at The 8th Annual Hermitfest!
  29. Celebrate Statehood at the Angels Camp Museum
  30. CHP "Labors" During the Holiday to Keep Motorists Safe
  31. Meet the Girls … American Heritage Girls! First AHG Troop Comes To Arnold
  32. Meet The New Mark Twain Medical Center Physicians On August 27th
  33. CHP San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class
  34. Traffic Update.....Accident on Hwy 49
  35. Traffic Update....Vehicle Accident On Mountain Ranch Road

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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.


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