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Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Reported Near Mountain Ranch and Calaveritas Roads. Updated 500 Acres, CHP With Vehicle That Started Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 01:30 PM
San Andreas, CA....CHP is reporting a vegetation fire near Mountain Rand and Calaveritas Roads. Will update if needed...hopefully not. Let's be careful out there. Updated at 1:27pm. fire has grown to 15-20 with structure threats and Mountain Ranch Road will be closed while they battle the blaze. Update as of 1:52pm...Some residents in the fire area are being asked to evacuate...some reports of structures involved. They will get this one....let's just hope and pray before it does too much more damage. We have seen enough fire to last for awhile.... Update as of 2:01pm...acreage has now been updated to over 50 acres.. There are three fires and prevention is working on cause... Update as of 2:13pm....scanner traffic now has fire at over 100 acres now. Update as of 2:58pm...Acreage estimates have risen to 350 acres with 2% containment.... Update as of 3:41pm....Now about 500 acres....more equipment is coming on scene, they have been waiting for enough dozers to work the fire. CHP is reporting they have the identified the vehicle that was responsible for starting fire..

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Fire Update.....Vegetation & Possible Structure Fire On Cherry Lake Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 04:40 PM
Groveland, CA...USFS & State Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire with possible structure threat on Cherry Lake Road. Last traffic just before post said they may have it contained but equipment still inbound..


Willow Fire Evacuation Center Opened

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 04:28 PM
San Andreas, CA...Evacuation Center is being opened at the San Andreas Town Hall at 24 Church Hill Rd San Andreas. Red Cross will be staffing and can accommodate small domestic animals.


Almost Blue Jazz Trio Entertains Today In Copperopolis! Market At The Square Is Every Sunday From 10 - 3!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 10:14 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Almost Blue Jazz Trio will be here to entertain during our Sunday Market at The Square! Head on our to Market at The Square 10-3pm today! Farm fresh fruits and veggies, Gourmet Cheeses, Hummus, Nuts, Assorted Crafts, and more! Market At The Square runs 10-3pm every Sunday through October! For new vendor info please contact Kim at or 209.785.9700. We would love to have you!

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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicles On Hwy 108 Near Hwy 120 & Little John & Copper Cove

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2016 05:22 PM
Jamestown & Copperopolis, CA...CHP is reporting overturned vehicles near Hwy 108 & Hwy 120 in Tuolumne County. In Copperopolis CHP is reporting another overturned vehicle near Little John & Copper Cover Drive. Please use caution and expect delays in these areas...

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Don't Miss Chains Required Tonight At Sequoia Woods

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2016 02:52 PM
Arnold, CA...Don't Miss Chains Required Tonight At Sequoia Woods. It's a beautiful Saturday and our club is very active! After golfing and swimming, plan to come enjoy an outdoor buffet dinner on our patio tonight. It's our last event with CHAINS REQUIRED for the season...(doesn't time fly?) The fun begins at 5pm for check-in; the food is on the line from 6 to 7pm; and the music plays from 7 until 10pm. Bring those dancin' shoes!!!


Journey Revisited Tomorrow Night At The Square!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 11:33 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Are you ready for a FUNTASTIC evening here at The Square?!! Get your dancing shoes out it's going to be a party with one of our favorites, Journey Revisited at 7pm!

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Search Warrant Served In Valley Springs For Butane Honey Oil Lab

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 08:08 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On 8-26-16 at about 1100hrs the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant on the 2000 block of Danaher in Valley Springs as part of an investigation into a concentrated cannabis lab. It was determined during the investigation that the suspect had been using butane to manufacture concentrated cannabis. Several items collected at the scene are connected to concentrated cannabis.

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Mokelumne Fire Now At 199 Acres & 5% Contained

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 04:39 PM
Bear Valley, CA..The fire is currently 199 acres with low to moderate fire behavior. The fire will be moderated by helicopter bucket drops to minimize fire spread. The following trails may be impacted by smoke: Jackson Canyon, Frog Lake, Lake Valley (Camp Irene), Underwood Valley Trailhead (TH), Woodchuck TH, and Sandy Meadow TH. This fire is being managed using MIST tactics to minimize fire suppression impact to the wilderness. Firefighters will focus today on keeping the fire south of the Mokelumne River. Helicopter is dipping out of a nearby man made reservoir outside of the wilderness. This fire is being managed to protect, maintain, and enhance resources while being allowed to function in its natural ecological role. No evacuations have been issued. The public is advised to avoid this area due to hazardous conditions.

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94 Year Old Valley Springs Man Sustains Minor Injuries When Youngster Loses Control...

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 11:14 AM
San Andreas, CA...Yesterday shortly after noon a 94 year old Valley Springs man sustained minor injuries when a Valley Springs woman who is probably younger than some of his shirts, lost control of her vehicle and went into a spin. He tried to avoid the young whippersnapper but was unsuccessful. Youthful drivers these days & the release is enclosed. Let's be careful out there....

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Fire Update....Spot Fire Near White Pines Lake

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 10:30 AM
Arnold, CA...Fire Fighters on ground and air are responding to a reported 40 x 40 spot fire in the White Pines Lake area. Please use caution in the area... Update...tankers have been released Helo 404 will remain on scene just in case a few more buckets of water are needed...


Odds Of Rate Increases Strengthen & The Fed's Monetary Policy Toolkit ~ Chair Janet L. Yellen

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 09:08 AM
Jackson Hole, WY...The Global Financial Crisis and Great Recession posed daunting new challenges for central banks around the world and spurred innovations in the design, implementation, and communication of monetary policy. With the U.S. economy now nearing the Federal Reserve's statutory goals of maximum employment and price stability, this conference provides a timely opportunity to consider how the lessons we learned are likely to influence the conduct of monetary policy in the future.

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Live Like Goose!! White Pines Skate Park Benefit Is August 27th At 11am In Cedar Center!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 01:13 PM
Arnold, CA...Please join us in supporting Goose's White Pines Skatepark! Food, family, fun!! What is the White Pines Skatepark benefit all about? It's begins with a boy: For those of you who knew Gaberiel "Goose" Goszulak, you knew he was a smart, kind, funny, artistic and loving young man. He had a heart of gold and he was one of the most generous people you had ever meet. Those of you who haven't meet him, have missed the opportunity to be blessed by such an amazing human being.

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Fuel Your Summer Fun At Calaveras Lumber With $14.99 Propane Exchange Tanks

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2016 01:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...It is summer and grilling, camping & all your outdoor activities are in high gear. Calaveras Lumber in Angels Camp now has one of the lowest prices anywhere on propane exchange tanks. Simple, fast, safe & efficient. Stop by their home improvement store in Angels Camp and they will have you fueled up and ready to go in minutes. Of course while you are there yo might be tempted to pick up a few more things as well.

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Local Smiles, Service & Savings From Sonora Ford! 18 Vehicles Under $15k This Week

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2016 06:30 AM
Sonora, CA...We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

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Fire Update....Vehicle Fire In Big Trees Market Parking Lot

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 02:18 PM
Arnold, CA...Fire Update....Vehicle Fire In Big Trees Market Parking Lot. No reported threat to vegetation but if you hear trucks moving...EPFD is on the way.


Stanislaus National Forest to Implement Insect and Disease Infestation Healthy Forest Restoration Project

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 02:13 PM
Sonora, CA...Jeanne Higgins, Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor, signed the Decision Memo (DM) for the Wrights Creek Plantations Healthy Forest Restoration (Wrights Creek HFR) project on the Mi-Wok Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest (STF) on August 9, 2016, and the first timber sale opportunity Thommy Wright Timber Sale:began advertisement on August 24, 2016 The Wrights Creek HFR project is the first project planned by the Stanislaus National Forest under the new Insect and Disease Infestation categorical exclusion authority granted in the Agriculture Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). This project is unique because we are taking a proactive approach at attempting to address the unprecedented tree mortality affecting the forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Insect infestations and outbreaks tend to occur and thrive in stands with little heterogeneity during favorable environmental conditions (i.e. drought). When these conditions occur simultaneously, the probability for insects to encounter a suitable host (i.e. one in which resistance mechanisms (resin) can be overcome) increases greatly. Mortality due to drought and insect and disease has already begun within, and in the vicinity of, the project area.

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California Ranked Least Tax Friendly State

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 01:29 PM
Washington, DC...Attention taxpayers (aka just about everyone)! Kiplinger has released its ranking of the best and worst states for taxes. Kiplinger’s fourth annual Tax Map—available at—reveals income taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, “sin” taxes (for products such as alcohol and tobacco) and other tax rules and exemptions across all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Logs Through August 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 08:48 AM
Sonora, CA....The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs through August 23rd are enclosed

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through August 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 06:50 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are enclosed...

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Friends of the Calaveras Sheriff's Office Or FOCSO Update & Get Ready For Their Annual Dinner

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2016 09:39 AM
San Andreas, CA...It's that time to renew your membership or become a new member of Friends of the Calaveras Sheriffs Office. FOCSO is dedicated to partnering with the Calaveras County Sheriffs Office by raising funds for programs and equipment not covered, or fully covered, in the county budget. The nonprofit most recently supported projects for equipment/programs for the SO’s Crime Scene Technician, Detective Division, Sheriffs Volunteers, Youth Explorer Program, Patrol Deputies, Correction Officers, Defensive Tactics Training, Canine Program, First Aid essentials and many other projects.

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Arnold CHS Thrift Store's Super Sales Thursday!! It's Big, Ginormous, Buy One Get One Free Sweater Sale!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2016 08:38 PM
Arnold, CA...Super Sales Thursday Starts August 25th, 2016!! The Arnold Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Stores Big, Ginormous, Buy One Get One Free Sweater Sale!!! Don't Miss it as All Sweaters ARE ON SALE – BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!! (EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE) Stay posted on our Face Book Page! Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store! Super Sales Thursday Starts August 4th, 2016

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California Hunter Education Class Starting September 4th In Arnold

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2016 08:15 PM
Arnold, CA... If your student is interested in a Hunter Education class, Mark Oswald and Al Courtwright will be offering a course on September 4th, 11th, and 18th at Ebbetts Pass Fire Station #1, 1027 Blagen Road, Arnold from Noon—5pm each day. All three days must be attended to pass the class. The cost is $10, Bring paper and pencil and snacks if you would like. Call Mark at 768-3136 for more information. To register go to http://,/huntereducation.

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Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad August 24 - 30

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2016 07:43 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. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Find the Best Selection of Organic Produce at Sierra Hills Natural Food Store

Find the Best Selection of Organic Produce at Sierra Hills Natural Food Store

Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Sierra Hills Market 209.728.3402, 117 Highway 4, Murphys. Lila and Sage Catering and Cakes 209.728.2604. Angels Food Market 209.736.4243. 396 North Main Street, Angels Camp. Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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Big Trees Market Weekly Specials Through August 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2016 07:08 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Specials & Grocery Ad Through August 30th

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