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07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Jul 2
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
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07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Saturday, Jul 4
10:00 AM 43rd Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
06:00 PM Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
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Monday, Jul 6
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Happy 4th Of July From CHS Thrift Stores! Stop By The Arnold Store For A Great Raffle!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 10:11 AM

Chuck Hovey's Medical Recovery Fund ~Kyle Hovey

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 09:57 AM
Murphys, CA...On June 25th at around 4:15 PM my father suffered a severe stroke that disabled the left side of his body and required his admission to the UC Davis medical center in the Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit where he currently resides. We were incredibly fortunate to have been there for him, and we got him to the hospital within three hours of the event so that he could be administered life-saving medicine. Unfortunately, this did not do as much as the doctors had hoped and his condition worsened. The right lobe of his brain had continued to swell, and I had to give the go-ahead for a craniectomy. This is an operation that allows for pressure to be relieved in his head, but left my father without one side of his skull.

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The Calaveras County General Plan Update Process Picks Up The Pace & Community Plans To Be Included

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 09:21 AM
San Andreas, CA...Last night the San Andreas Town Hall was filled with a good sized crowd that weighed in on the now almost decade long General Plan update process. The Draft Plan was released on December 18, 2014. During the following 90 review and comment period there were over 400 comment letters submitted totalling over 1000 pages for review. The planning commission is scheduled to start the detailed review process July 9th. Planning Director, Peter Mauer at the start of last night's meeting gave an update on the process. One of the biggest items items of contention during the Draft Plan comment phase was on the inclusion of the Community Plans in the General Plan. In some instances local community members had spend hundreds of hours working on their visions for their communities. Direction was given to include the Community Plans in the General Plan.

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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials July 1 - July 7 Happy 4th of July!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 07:45 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 Happy 4th of July! Dreyers & Crystal Ice Cream 2/$7 select varieties 48 - 56 ounces

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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Governor Brown Signs Vaccine Bill

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 07:20 AM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Brown Signs Vaccine Bill


The Copperopolis Town Square's "Market At The Square" Launches This Sunday

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 08:49 AM
Copperopolis, CA....Copperopolis Town Square's Farmers Market, "Market At The Square" is coming up Sunday, July 5th, from 11am-3pm, It will be running Every Sunday Through October 4th! Selling Fresh Fruits & Veggies, Handcrafted Foods, Baked Goods, Arts and Crafts, and Much More!. Market At The Square promises to be one of the largest Farmers Markets in the county. It will take advantage of a great venue with ample parking, easy access and restaurants, boutiques and shops to add to your shopping experience. Market runs every Sunday, July 5th-October 4th, 11am-3pm...

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Mark Twain Medical Center Honors Our Heritage, Heroes & Freedoms

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 12:02 PM

Is The Time Finally Right To Build Your Dream Home? Cedar Ridge Has Your Lots Ready! Video Interview With Jon Ellis

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 09:53 AM
Arnold, CA...Arnold, CA...Since 1990 Jon Ellis has had a dream of a great, upscale, custom home community on the beautiful 180 acre Cedar Ridge property. He and his wife Anne have kept pursuing this dream against what have at times been significant odds. Their patience, perseverance and faith have paid off. The property is a former Boy Scout Camp that at times played host to 10,000 young Scouts at a time. That has given way to wide, mostly level streets, underground utilities including electric, water, sewer & more. If you are looking for a mountain lot that is ready for your home these are ready and construction could begin within weeks....

Additional Photos And Map Enclosed. Video Interview Is Below

Jon Ellis Cedar Ridge Interview In HD
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Time For An ESA From Angels Sheet Metal? 209.736.4541

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 09:45 AM
Angels Camp, CA...What is an Energy Savings Agreement? An ESA is a complete precision tune-up and professional cleaning of your Heating and/or Cooling equipment. The service is provided on an annual or semi-annual basis. Prices start at $155.00 per year for two seasonal services. “I feel the old system would not have lasted this long, 25+ years, if it had not been serviced by Angels Sheet Metal all this time.” Mrs. Thomas, Valley Springs...

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Get Your Vehicles Looking Their Best At Autosmith In Hathaway Pines - 209.795.2269

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/05/2014 07:17 AM
Hathaway Pines, CA...Autosmith has been one of the leading Autobody and Collision Repair Centers in Calaveras County for 21 years and going strong. Jeff German and his staff take pride in every job and many of our local businesses and families count on Autosmith to smooth the scratches and bumps that life dishes out. They have a large state of the art repair center located in Hathaway Pines. They offer pickup and delivery. The quality and experience of the city here in the country. Modern up-to-date equipment. I-Car certified. They work with all insurances and are direct repair for many including CSAA, Western United, State Farm, Allstate, Esurance, Allied, Nationwide, AMCO, Titan, Victoria, Encompass. They use top quality Dupont paints to make sure your pride and joy stays showroom fresh for years to come. They are deeply involved in the community and many of our local commercial and emergency vehicle fleets keep their first impressions positive thanks to Autosmith....

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Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/13/2014 11:25 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Time to order your new Mahindra Tractor from Joe's Services. 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.

Site Update...Local Traffic & Fire Feed

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 04:25 PM
Arnold, CA...The slow process of migrating to an upgraded platform is continuing. You will find a feed of the latest Traffic & Fire Updates is now on right hand of the site....

Chatom Vineyards’ July Winemaker Dinner!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 11:41 AM
Douglas Flat, CA....Announcing Chatom Vineyards’ July Winemaker Dinner! Join Chef Kris Fichtner of Lunch Lady Catering for a Low Country Boil inspired, four-course menu and hand picked wine pairings from Chatom Vineyards. Live music and dancing with The Thick Soup Band. $75 per person / $65 for Wine Club Members Advance ticket purchases are required. For more information, or to make reservations, please call: 209.736.6500 or visit

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Tax Rate on Gasoline Drops in Time for 4th of July Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 11:17 AM
Sacramento, CA...The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announces the state excise tax on gasoline will drop by six cents per gallon on July 1, 2015. This will lower the excise tax rate from 36 cents to 30 cents per gallon. “The lower rate is welcome news for overtaxed Californians who pay higher gas costs than residents of nearly every other state,” said Vice Chair George Runner. “It’s especially good timing for anyone hitting the roads this weekend.”

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Donald Lloyd Mitchell March 15, 1920 – June 18, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 11:03 AM
Murphys, CA...Donald Lloyd Mitchell, age 95, passed away peacefully at his home in Murphys, CA on June 18, 2015 with his two daughters at his side. Donald was born in Fresno, CA and graduated from high school in Oakland. He married Janice Jean Pike in 1941. When WWII began, he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific. On his return, he followed in his father’s footsteps and became a printer. He worked for the Modesto Bee as a linotype operator and a machinist for 27 years. After retiring, Don and Jan moved to Murphys where he enjoyed golf, computers, piloting airplanes, playing his guitar, and riding his Moto Guzzi.

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Calaveras County Public Health Issues Heat Advisory To Residents

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 10:17 AM
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General Plan Study Session & Supervisors Meeting Today At 4:30 At San Andreas Town Hall

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 09:53 AM
San Andreas, CA...Remember there will be a Calaveras County General Plan study session this afternoon starting at 4:30pm. It will be held in conjunction with the Board of Supervisor Meeting. To allow for the expected crowd size it will be held at the San Andreas Town Hall. The agenda is enclosed...

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Traffic Update...Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 06:00 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting an overturned vehicle on Hwy 26 near Ferris. The vehicle is overturned in a field. Please use caution in the area....
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Caltrans Road Report For Week of 6/28/15 through 7/4/15

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 05:53 PM
Stockton, CA...The latest and greatest road report to keep you abreast of all the upcoming Caltrans repairs and delays in our areas and throughout District 10. Hwy's 4, 12, 26, 49, 108 & 120 will all have crews working in the now perfect weather for repairs and construction. The complete report is enclosed....

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Summer Social Memberships at Greenhorn Creek

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 01:41 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Greenhorn Creek Resort has Summer Social Memberships to keep you and your family's summer cool and fun filled.


Calaveras County Republicans Membership & Charity Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 01:11 PM

NBC Severs Ties With Donald Trump

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 12:44 PM
New York, NY...At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.

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Beautiful Lakemont Home From Realty World

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 12:36 PM

Celebrate The 4th At The New Avery Saloon

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 12:06 PM

Rats 'Dream' Paths To A Brighter Future

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 11:34 AM
London, UK...When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds new UCL research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. The researchers monitored brain activity in rats, first as the animals viewed food in a location they could not reach, then as they rested in a separate chamber, and finally as they were allowed to walk to the food. The activity of specialised brain cells involved in navigation suggested that during the rest the rats simulated walking to and from food that they had been unable to reach.

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Celebrate the 4th of July in Mokelumne Hill with a Taste of Americana

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 09:02 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Enjoy a traditional 4th of July Parade and Celebration in Mokelumne Hill. The quaint, small-town atmosphere offers a true taste of Americana, and there are lots of fun activities for the entire family starting with a pancake breakfast at the Town Hall from 7:30 – 11:00 am. Be sure to save your place along Main Street to watch the famous parade that starts at 11:00 am, followed by children’s games in the park, vendors, music and food.

July 4th Eblast
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Sheriff Volunteers Provided Patrol At Murphys-Angels Lion's 8th Annual Car Show

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 05:22 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Lt. Ed Anderson and Ed Evans of the Calaveras County Sheriff Volunteer Unit provided patrol duty at the 2015 Murphys-Angels Lions Club 8th Annual Classic Car Show on Saturday in Utica Park, Anegls Camp. The show was well attended with over 100 cars and motorcycles from 1980 and before on display, and with awards, dash plaques, prizes, deejay music and vendors. Everyone who attended the Car Show had fun and enjoyed the beautiful weather outdoors.

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Are Your Ready For The 2015 Arnold Independence Day Parade (2014 Pictures and Video To Whet Your Appetite)

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2015 09:41 PM
Arnold, CA...Are you read for next Saturday's Arnold Independence parade. All the festivities starting at 10am. Below we have 454 Photos and Full Parade Video from last year.. We would like to thank Cedar Creek Realty in Arnold for sponsoring our Arnold Parade Coverage Since 2006!!!!

Arnold Parade 2014 In HD

Fire Update...Washington Fire Reaches 37% Containment & Hwy 4 Now Open

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2015 07:18 PM
Markleeville, CA...Fire crews continued to increase the percent containment near Markleeville as they mopped up and patrolled the fire perimeter throughout the day. Hotshot crews on the eastern fire edge will continue to construct direct handline in steep and rocky terrain while being supported from the air with water-dropping helicopters. Light precipitation occurred over the northeastern section of the fire yesterday afternoon aiding in suppression activities.

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Traffic Update...Overturned Vehicle Near Yosemite Junction

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2015 07:30 AM
Jamestown, CA...CHP is reporting an overturned Ford Explorer in the turn lane near Sr120 / Yosemite Junction. It appears to be minor injury but there is debris in the turn lane. Please use caution in the area until the incident clears....

Hotel Leger Backyard Blues n BBQ 2015 Summer Music Series

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 02:53 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Historic Hotel Leger is pleased to announce our 2nd season of Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ Summer Music Series through September 6th! Come and join us every Sunday from Noon to 4pm in our outdoor Pool Courtyard for some AWESOME BBQ and great live Blues music from some of the best Blues bands in the Northern California region! Full bar, house-made lemonade and soft drinks available as well!

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Fire Update...Mutiple Vegetation Fires Near Hwy 49 & 4th Crossing (Updated With Photos From Chip Dingman)

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 10:29 PM
San Andreas, CA....Firefighters are working multiple vegetation fires with powerlines down near Hwy 49 & Fourth Crossing. Fire prevention officer has been called so it sounds like they are suspicious we may have a bug. Update...forward progress has been stopped no fire acreage estimates year. Originally they were 1/2 & 1/4 and an unknown size on third fire...


Fire Update.....Vegetation Fire Near Sierra Conservation Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 09:39 PM
Jamestown, CA...Fire fighters are working a vegetation fire on OByrnes Ferry Road. Update...Fire was contained by units on scene...

Fire Update...Vegetation Fire On Mormon Creek Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 07:01 PM
Sonora, CA...Fire fighters are working a vegetation fire in the 9000 Block of Mormon Creek Road.. Initial reports have it at 1/2 acre and air units are overhead as well. They should get this one knocked down quickly... Update as of 7:17pm...Forward progress stopped and tankers have been released. Great job everyone.... Expect crews in area for awhile wetting it down knocking down hot spots....


Over The Edge Playing Tonight At GABA's Summer Concert Series

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 04:18 PM
Arnold, CA...June 27 6:30 pm Over the Edge At Cedar Center Sponsored by Arnold Automotive & Arnold Napa Auto Supply


Brice Station Hill Top Concert Series Continues With Tour Guides With Jill & Jessie Concert

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 12:37 PM
Murphys, CA...Hill Top Concert Series 2015 Brice Station Vineyards Saturday, Jun, 27 2015 07:00 PM. The Tour Guides are a group of local musicians who perform at venues in Calaveras County and beyond. With Jessie Mouser on lead and harmony vocals, the band will take you on a musical journey. Jessie is backed up by an eclectic group of musicians, including Fred Treece on Guitar, Sam Nilsen on drums and Ron Schaner on Bass. Jill Warren sits in occasionally on guitar and vocals and helps to round out the sound.

Lunchbox To Blame For Four Vehicle Pileup On Hwy 12

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 11:41 AM
San Andreas, CA....Three vehicles were stopped in a construction zone eastbound on SR12 at Central Hill. A fourth vehicle was eastbound on SR12 at about 55mph, approaching the rear of stopped traffic. The driver of the vehicle was inattentive to his driving by reaching for his lunchbox. He applied his brakes and left 69 feet of locked wheel skid marks prior to striking the rear of the parked vehicle in front of him...
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Wildhorse Rides Again

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 11:26 AM

A Quote From Benjamin Franklin

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 06:57 AM
"Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful" Benjamin Franklin

“If you fly, we can’t!” Drones Make It Unsafe For Fire Fighting Aircraft

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 06:15 AM
Monterey, CA – CAL FIRE has reported several instances of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known has Hobby Drones, flying in the vicinity of the Lake fire in San Bernardino County. The intrusion of these drones in the air space of firefighting aircraft resulted in all air operations being suspended until the drones were located and grounded. CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit would like to remind everyone that intrusion of the air space around a fire incident is highly dangerous to firefighting aircraft and firefighters on the ground. Here are a few keep points to remember regarding the critical air space around a fire incident.

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Presidential Weekly Address: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 05:45 AM
Washington, DC... Five years ago, we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for all. And this week, after more than fifty votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law; after a Presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law; after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court, we can now say this for certain: the Affordable Care Act still stands, it is working, and it is here to stay.

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Into Pond

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 06:59 PM
Groveland, CA....CHP is reporting a vehicle into a pond at Pine Mountain Lake golf course.

Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 05:49 PM

Angels Camp, CA...Angels 6 Theatres in historic Angels Camp is the best place to see a movie in the Mother Lode. Click Below for full schedule.

Check Out the Latest Movies at Angels 6 Theatres Above!

Fire Lines South Of Markleeville Solify, Smoke Output Drops & Pacific Coast Trail, Bear Valley & Lake Alpine Are Open!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 05:24 PM
Markleeville, CA...Hwy 4 will remain closed through the weekend but most of our high county destinations are open a largely smoke free. Firefighters on the Washington Fire, 3 miles south of Markleeville, California continued to optimize lower wind conditions to increase containment. Significant progress has been made towards containing the western flank of the fire south of Markleeville. The fire has burned 16,490 acres and is 15 percent contained. The reduction in the reported fire size is due to more accurate mapping. The fire was most active overnight and today on the southern flank west of Wolf Creek Meadows in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness.

Thank You To Erin & Mike Borean For the Shots From The High Country
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Tonight At Angels Camp Farmers Market

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 04:46 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Enjoy wine tasting with Renner Winery! Live Music Come enjoy the evening listening to Owen Ridings & Kiel Williams of the Hot Dark! Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs so you can enjoy the evening. Fresh Produce Fresh picked sweet corn from Cipponeri Farms will be available at the Farmers Market tonight. Last week they sold out of corn before the market even opened, so don't miss it along with a variety of fruit and vegetables from numerous local farmers. Our Market Accepts EBT! Bring Your Appetite From Jambalaya to wood-fire pizza, kettle corn to salads, and chili to cookies there is plenty of delicious food to eat for dinner and dessert at the Farmers Market.

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New Summer Shuttle Service Between Bear Valley Village & Lake Alpine

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 03:49 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Bear Valley Resorts is pleased to introduce a convenient summer transportation option on Saturday and Sunday for visitors to Lake Alpine and Bear Valley! Enjoy a ride up or down Highway 4 between the Village and Lake Alpine...

49er Motors Big Hotter Than July Sale! Remember Their Service Specials Too!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 11:31 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors Hotter than July sale! Come on down and get behind the wheel of a new Car, Truck or SUV today! We can Finance most anyone with the many lenders that we deal with from terrible to great credit!! Don't forget that our service center performs services on all makes and models from oil changes to engine swaps and everything in between!! We are running an Air Conditioner service special for $69.49. Call for an appointment and let us get your car back in shape today!

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. One Owner CLEAN CAR FAX! This clean well maintained pickup has Tonneau cover, chrome running boards, premium wheels and more! Come on down and take a look, you will not be disappointed in this one!!
ON SALE $14,949 VIN- 1D7HU18N68J230389

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Leather Interior, Navigation, Heated And Cooling Seats, Mp3 Cd Player, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Dual Climate Control, Dual Power Seats, Automatic Headlights, Automatic Windows & Locks, Back Up Camera, Back up Sensors. This Is a Luxury Gas Saver You Dont Want To Miss Out On!!!! 50 MPG ON SALE $15,949 Vin:3lndl2l31br763542

2005 Ford F150 FX4- 4x4, Clean Car Fax with regular service records. Leather, Premium sound, Dvd player, parking sensors, adjustable pedals, Power windows and locks, upgraded rims and tires and much more. This is one solid truck that would make you proud to drive! Come down and take a look at this one today! ON SALE $17,949 Vin-1FTPW14505FA73706

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Limited Sport, V6 3.3L All Wheel Drive, Leather, Privacy Glass, Premium Sound, MP3 Cd Player, Tilt Wheel, Power Steering, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Door Locks. ON SALE $11.449 VIN: 5NMSH73EX7H127592

2006 Jeep Commander Limited, V8 5.7L 330 HP HEMI, Leather Interior, 3rd Row, Navigation, 6 Disc Mp3 Player, Stadium Seating, Heated Front Seats, Backup Sensors, Moonroof, Safari Rear Sunroofs, Adjustable Pedals, Automatic Windows/Locks, Dual Climate Control, Rear A/C, Dvd System,Dual Power Seats, Towing Package, Premium Wheels... This Is Luxury Suv That You Will Love To Drive The Family In, Come And Test Drive It !!!!!! ON SALE $11,949 Vin:1j8hg58236c144210

2009 Kia Borrego 4dr EX, 3.8L V6, ONLY ONE OWNER, Leather Interior, 3rd Row, Front Heated Seats, Aux HookUp, Sport Shift Automatic, Cd Mp3 Player, Automatic Windows And Door Locks, Electric Steering Adjustment, Steering Wheel Conrols, Two Tone Paint, Roof Rack, Hill Assist Button... This Is a Great Looking SUV with lots of Extras Come Take A Look!!!!! ON SALE $13,449 Vin:kndjj741x95020396

U.S. Forest Service Seeks Public Input on Over-Snow Vehicle Designation Project

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 11:08 AM
Sonora, California, June 26, 2015 – The Stanislaus National Forest (STF) is requesting public comment on the Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) proposed action beginning today, June 26. Public comment on the proposed action is encouraged. To assure your comments are fully considered during the scoping phase of the project, please submit comments by August 10, 2015.

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Vegetation Fire Near Pool Station Rd / Oak Valley Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 10:51 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Firefighters are working a vegetation fire near Pool Station Rd / Oak Valley Rd. Air and ground units are working this one. Hopefully they get it knocked down quickly. More to follow if needed... (Update...Fire Contained at two acres..)


Don't Waste Our Future!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 10:39 AM
Calaveras County, CA...Below is a great PSA on recycling from Cal-Waste. They finished Jan 2015 and have taken the video to EVERY elementary school and had an unveiling assembly. It features 5-6 students from every elementary school in Calaveras County and in Galt. Students were chosen by school staff. Cal-Waste wanted to get the message into the homes about recycling and thought this would be a great way to do that From all of us at Cal-Waste we would like to thank all of the schools, staff, students, and parents who participated and supported us on this endeavor. Let’s help to teach the next generation about the importance of recycling and keeping our environment healthy! Stay tuned for a sequel down the road!


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  1. Making Progress On Washington Fire...Hwy 4 Still Closed But Bear Valley, Lake Alpine Areas Open & Largely Smoke Free
  2. Supreme Court Rules For Gay Marriage
  3. Summer Fun At Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark
  4. Harper's Closet Is Now Open In Murphys!
  5. Summer Is Time For Super Cruising On A Super Cruiser On New Melones (Check Out Their Great Video)
  6. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through June 30. Summer Time Fresh Produce!
  7. Child Pornography Arrest Of Jamestown Man
  8. Happy 4th Of July From Angels Trading Post
  9. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – June 26 to July 4
  10. Crews Making Progress On Washington Fire..Bear Valley & Lake Alpine Areas Open
  11. Ribbon Cuttings, Mixing & Mingling Highlight Mixer At The Square
  12. The President Delivers a Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Health Care Reform
  13. Reminder....Helpful Advice On Growing Your Business Today
  14. Traffic Update...Overturned Big Rig Near Sr4 / Obyrnes Ferry Rd
  15. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – LADYBUG!
  16. Storytime At The Arnold Library
  17. Angels Camp Veterinary Hospital Celebration
  18. Traffic Update...Stuck Big Rig Near Sr49 / Rawhide Rd
  19. Scale Yosemite's El Capitan with Google Maps
  20. "A DAY FOR TREY" Update - Celebrating One Year!
  21. Hot Tub Sale Going On Now At High Country Spa & Stoves
  22. Thank You, Dr. Craig Lovett
  23. Porter Is Missing
  24. Join The Chamber On A Coastal Cruise
  25. Mark Twain Union Elementary School District Board Meeting Agenda For June 25th
  26. Calaveras Drum Circle & Angels Camp Library Friends Join Forces for Local Youth Reading Club
  27. CCWD Withdraws Asphalt Plant Appeal
  28. AmeriCorps Volunteer To Help Resource Connection
  29. Fire Update...Structure Fire Near Soulsbyville Rd / Draper Mine Rd
  30. Washington Fire Now At 16,541 Acres
  31. Traffic Update...Minor Injury Accident Near Sr12 / Central Hill Rd
  32. Copperopolis Town Square Sunday Farmers Market Starting July 5th (Vender Booths Still Available)
  33. PATV Comcast Cable Channel 9 Volcano Vision Channel 22 Schedule Through June 25
  34. Overturned Semi Loses Asphalt Load On Obyrnes Ferry
  35. Register NOW for the San Andreas Rumble
  36. Greenhorn Creek Resort Men’s Club Results for Wednesday June 17, 2015
  37. Critical General Plan Meeting June 30!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!
  38. Phil Orville Harris 1938 - 2015
  39. Joan "Joanie" L. Cooke Feb. 3, 1941 - June 5, 2015
  40. Washington Fire Grows To Around 8000 Acres
  41. Major Injuries In Hwy 4 Head On Collision
  42. Summer Driving Presents It's Own Challenges
  43. Vehicle Thefts Down For Second Straight Year
  44. Washington Fire Closes Hwy 4...Now At 6,500 Acres
  45. Fire Update....Vegetation Fire In Hawks Landing Court Area
  46. Arnold Ace Home Center Has Everything For Dad
  47. "IF" by Rudyard Kipling...Dedicated to Jay S. Hamilton & Dads Everywhere ~ By John Hamilton (Updated)
  48. Black Oak Casino Resort features Chatom Vineyards for exclusive Winemaker Dinner
  49. Presidential Weekly Address: Creating New Pathways of Opportunity for Americans Like You
  50. Traffic Update....Head On Collision Near Hwy 4 & Stallion Way (Roadway Shut For Next 30 Min)

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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.

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