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Monday, Jul 28
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Jul 29
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
05:00 PM Angels Camp Weight Watchers
Wednesday, Jul 30
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
10:00 AM Protecting Yourself and Seniors from Identity Theft, Scams and Elder Abuse
05:30 PM Spaghetti Western Dinner and Movie, Mokelumne Hill - 209-286-1401
06:00 PM Calaveras Arts Council's Music In The Parks
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Jul 31
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday, Aug 1
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
05:30 PM First Friday in the Park – Plan B
Saturday, Aug 2
All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
12:30 PM Guided Hike, Big Trees State Park - 209-795-3840
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
Sunday, Aug 3
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
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

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Announcing the Winners of the 21st Annual Murphys Duck Races!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/27/2014 09:27 PM
Murphys, Ca... The duck races this year had a great turnout, and the winners are in! Enclosed are the winners and the list of sponsors...
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Mountain Ranch Community Park will Rock on Wednesday, July 30 with Calaveras Arts Music in the Parks

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/27/2014 08:40 PM
Mountain Ranch, Ca...The Calaveras Arts Council is pleased to bring to the foothills and MIP the original music of The Lemon Hammer. The Mountain Ranch Community Park is the place to hear this Berkeley based four-some. Music starts at 6:30 pm, but get there early and stake your ground for these fine musicians. What do you get when you mix sweet and sour mash with four former Calvin Klein models? You get The Lemon Hammer. The Lemon Hammer spins stories that span beverage metaphor, “rind bitterness to a floral bloom”. It is sweet and ripe. Their rhythms, searing leads, and soul stirring delivery blend together a sound somewhere between folk, blues, soul, pop, with the swank of original songs...

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Linda Sue "Susie" Stevens - 1948 - 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/27/2014 08:32 PM
Linda Sue Stevens passed away at her residence in Copperopolis on July 21, 2014, she was 66 years old. Born in Henderson Kentucky, Linda loved her Family, her Dogs and Gardening. She was a hard worker who enjoyed relaxing at the local Casino’s now and then. Linda is survived by her Husband Gary Stevens of Copperopolis, sons Troy Bryan McWhirt of Copperopolis and Sean McWhirt of Douglas Flat, and 7 Grandchildren.
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Meet Dr. Siegler, An Expert In Orthopaedics, And Kindness

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 05:21 PM

Traffic Update...Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 05:10 PM
Sonora, CA....Crews are working an overturned Dodge on Hwy 49 where subjects are pinned in. The vehicle also struck a motorcycle before overturning. Lets be careful out there...

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Sand Fire Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 3,800 Acres, 35% Contained, 515 Homes Threatened, 10 Homes Destroyed, 1,464 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 03:13 PM
Plymouth, CA....They are starting to gain some ground on the Sand Fire. Containment has jumped to 35% and the acreage has dropped a bit as they complete better mapping and there is usually a bit of shrinkage as they put water on the fire. Great work everyone!!

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Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Contained Near Sonora

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 02:58 PM
Sonora, CA....Crews are still on scene of a 6-7 acre grass fire off of Fragero Road between Sonora and Tuttletown. Fire is contained but they will be on scene for a bit making sure it stays down. Good Job Firefighters!!

Yosemite El Portal Fire Fire Now At 2,100 Acres

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 10:17 AM
Yosemite, CA...The El Portal Fire is now over 2,100 Acres and is burning in the Yosemite National Park Area.The Fire began in the community of El Portal. Evacuations remain in effect for Foresta and Old El Portal. Crane Flat campground has been evacuated. The Big Oak Flat Road is closed between Crane Flat south to the Highway 140 Junction....

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President Obama's Weekly Address: Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 10:02 AM
Washington, DC...Hi, everybody. Our businesses have now added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months. The unemployment rate is at its lowest point since September 2008 – the fastest one-year drop in nearly 30 years. 401(k)s are growing, fewer homes are underwater, and for the first time in more than a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that the world’s number one place to invest isn’t China; it’s the United States of America – and our lead is growing...

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Fire Update...Illegal Burn Off Of Hwy 26!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 09:55 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Calaveras Consolidated is just finishing up a call for an illegal burn off of Hwy 26. A citation has been issued and no word yet if there will be a public flogging at a later date. We have a 4,000 acre fire running and someone thought it was a good morning to burn? Good work CALCO Fire.

Sand Fire Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 4,000 Acres, 20% Contained, 515 Homes Threatened, 10 Homes Destroyed, 1,464 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 09:45 AM
Plymouth, CA....The Sand Fire Burning east of Hwy 49 5 miles north of Plymouth has now consumed 4,000 acres and is 20% Contained. They have not issued a full morning update yet but there have been some adjustments to last night's estimates. It was started by a vehicle off the roadway and into dry grass. 10 Homes and 7 outbuildings have now been destroyed. Evacuations: Sand Ridge Road, Fresh Water, Burlwood, Morales Ranch Road, Vintage Trail, Upton Road, Twin Rivers Road New Evacuations in progress; Vintage Road to Sandridge Road, Buzzards Gulch Road and all of Buzzards Gulch Road. Riverpine Estates. Vintage Road to Morning Canyon Road

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Murphys Newest Restaurant Is Rob's Place

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 12:31 AM
Murphys, CA...At the south end of Main Street in Murphys you will find Rob's Place. It is the new business and dream of Chef and Owner Rob Christie. Rob Started in the food industry here locally many years ago at Lake Alpine Lodge and spent many years as the Executive Chef of the Bear Valley Lodge before spending the last couple of years as the Executive Chef at Ironstone before taking the plunge. So most of you reading this have already enjoyed Rob's creations. Rob's motto for the restaurant is “Making It Fresh” with generous portions, fresh ingredients and consistent quality....

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Make Plans To Attend Singing In The Rain

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 10:21 AM

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Fire Update...Sand Fire Swells To 3,000 Acres, 1,464 Personnel, 149 Fire Engines, 45, Hand Crews, 6 Air Tankers, 6 Helicopters

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/26/2014 07:35 PM
Plymouth, CA....Well today has been the day that a local fire achieved "Campaign Fire" status (Not A Good Thing). They threw everything, including DC-10 tanker loads and even a couple of kitchen sinks at the beast today and it just kept going. The Sand Fire more than doubled in size with the heat and wind hindering efforts to get the upper hand. They held official structure loss in check but the acreage count soared. Evacuations in effect for: Sand Ridge Road, Fresh Water, Burlwood, Morales Ranch Road, Vintage Trail, Upton Road, Twin Rivers Road New Evacuations in progress; Vintage Road to Sandridge Road, Buzzards Gulch Road and all of Buzzards Gulch Road. Riverpine Estates. Vintage Road to Morning Canyon Road..

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Why Wait SUP & Kayak Sale At SNAC

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/26/2014 06:40 PM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Summer Demo Deals! This summer our job is to make sure we always have deals for you on Kayaks, SUPs and consignment canoes. Why wait until the end of summer to start paddling? We've made special purchases, brought in demos, slightly blemmed boats and closeout models so we can give you a sale price - all so you can enjoy your boat or board now! We've got a great selection of Ocean Kayak brand sit-on-top boats that we purchased after a one day special event...

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Red Cross Response to Sand Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/26/2014 05:36 PM
Sacramento, CA...In response to the “Sand Fire” that is currently affecting Amador and El Dorado counties, volunteers from the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter have opened a shelter. The shelter was located at the El Dorado County fairgrounds, however this shelter has now MOVED to Ponderosa High School located at 3661 Ponderosa Road Shingle Springs, CA 95682. “As this fire continues, we will be here to provide support to the community,” says Kathleen Weis, CEO for the Red Cross Capital Region, “The health and safety of the residents of these communities is our number one priority and we encourage those residents that have received a request for evacuation to follow that request.” ...

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Fire Update....Sand Fire Evacuations Grow

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/26/2014 04:39 PM
Plymouth, CA...The Sand Fire is being fueled by winds, high temps, and lots of fuel and opportunity to grow. Lessons from last year's Rim Fire have been learned by all agencies and everyone involved is throwing all resources at this incident. The fire has been active, jumping dozer lines and moving additional residents from their homes. At least 5 homes and 7 outbuildings have been destroyed at this time. Good luck and great work to all those working this fire....

The Sand Fire Plume Was Clearly Visible From Frogtown As We Left A Well Attended Blues & Bones
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Wildfire Smoke Warning: Sand Incident Air Quality Advisory

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/26/2014 02:21 PM
Sutter Creek, CA – Some areas of Amador and El Dorado counties are experiencing heavy smoke due to the Sand Incident fire. Amador County Public Health advises community members that air quality may be unsafe for those with sensitive medical conditions. Residents with chronic health conditions, young children, pregnant women and elderly adults should especially be aware and take protective measures. If you smell or see smoke, take these steps to protect your health...
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New Arrivals at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/26/2014 02:08 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop in to see these beautiful, lightweight tops by Katina Marie. These poly/rayon tops are made in USA, and some are available in plus sizes. Come in soon for the best selection. Open 10am-6pm every day or give us a call at 890-7532.

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Sand Fire Near Plymouth Now 20% Contained, 1,300 Acres, 5 Homes & 7 Outbuildings Destroyed

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/26/2014 01:58 PM
Plymouth, CA...Crews are working the Sand Fire near Plymouth. Almost 700 personnel are working this fire. Additional details are enclosed....
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Blues and Bones this Saturday, July 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 03:07 PM
Angels Camp, CA....The Blues and Bones Festival s on July 26, 2014 and is located at the Calaveras County Fair Grounds in Angels Camp, CA, home to the Famous Jumping Frog Jubilee. If you like your food cooked slow & low, then step right up and order some of our BBQ. The folks selling you your 'Q at this years Blue and Bones festival are competing for prizes and championship status in our contest, so you know you're getting the best of the west! The Calaveras County Foothills will be echoing from the sounds of live music on two stages, Featuring some of the areas Hottest Blues Bands including Shane Dwight...
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Art Show at Bear Valley Music Festival

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 07:05 PM
Bear Valley, Ca...The 23rd Annual Arts of Bear Valley Summer Show will be held at he Perry Walther Building (Next to the Bear Valley Music Festival Tent). Come on up and enjoy the music and an art show with over 23 participating artists. The show starts Friday, July 25th and runs through Sunday, August 10th, 2014. The Show will be open on all Concert Days, 11 AM through intermission of the nightly Music Show. Entry to the show is free. The Artwork is juried for quality and technique. This year our juror is well known Artist Barbara Conley. She will also select a "Best of Show" art piece. A reception for the public will be hosted by AOBV on Saturday, July 26th, from 5PM to 6:30PM, before the Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Concert. Most artists will be in attendance to greet you and answer any questions about their artwork. Hors d'oeuvres will be served...

Three Bears by Charlotte Mahood

Late Afternoon and is by Sarah Evans

Bear Valley and is by artist Susan King Enclosed is Sierra Gold II and is by Lori Sturdivant...
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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers Celebrate Release of New Album, The Devil You Know, With a Performance in Bear Valley!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/01/2014 12:32 PM
Bear Valley, Ca...Tommy Castro And The Painkillers, currently celebrating the release of their new Alligator Records album, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, will perform as part the Bear Valley Music Festival in Bear Valley on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Award-winning guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Castro is famed for his signature brand of tough, rocking rhythm and blues, thrilling fans around the world with his incendiary live performances. With his eyes and ears firmly on the future, Castro, along with The Painkillers - original Tommy Castro Band bassist Randy McDonald, David Tucker on drums and James Pace on keyboards - has stripped his music down to its raw essence as he rockets into the next phase of his storied career...

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Brothers Comatose Opens Bear Valley Music Fest Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 04:32 PM
Bear Valley, CA....Literal brothers, Alex (banjo and vocals) and Ben Morrison (guitar and vocals) of The Brothers Comatose grew up in a house that was known for its music parties. “The Morrison house was a gathering place for local musicians – everyone would bring an instrument, call out tunes, call out changes, and just play for hours” says Brothers Comatose bassist and Morrison music party goer, Gio Benedetti. “I learned more in that living room than in any class I ever took.” The brothers took this generous, inclusive and rowdy attitude and brought it to stages all over San Francisco. With the addition of members Philip Brezina (fiddle) and Ryan Avellone (mandolin) the string quintet brings their original string music and the feel of an intimate music party to audiences all across the United States...

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The Late Summer Hit List ~ CVB Feature

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 12:51 PM
Calaveras County, CA...There’s still so much more summer ahead of us, especially for those of you lucky enough not to have school – or jobs – on the calendar. Nevertheless, it’s still tough to fit in all the great summer activities that Calaveras has to offer, so we thought we’d offer up a little summer hit list of things we think should be on your radar over the next month.

Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree
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Rods, Rides, Bikes & Boats Fill Arnold's Cedar Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 11:54 AM
Arnold, CA...Last Saturday over 130 vehicles ranging from custom rods worth will into six figures to pickups built by local teenagers to 3,000 hp drag boats filled Cedar Center to overflowing. Organizers behind the Arnold Classic Car Show are already looking to next year to see how they can display even more great vehicles....

Click Above For Over 180 Photos And High Marks Go To Arnold NAPA Auto Parts And All The Organizers And Sponsors.
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The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 19th through 25th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 10:52 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 19th through 25th...

We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!
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Stanislaus National Forest, Ramsey Fire Closure Lifted

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 09:58 AM
Sonora, CA...The Forest Closure Order, resulting from the Ramsey Fire in August 2012 that burned approximately 1,137 acres of mixed conifer in the North Fork of the Stanislaus River, is now lifted. The Ramsey Fire forest closure order was scheduled to be in effect from August 16, 2012, through September 12, 2014, but is being opened early due to the completion of necessary rehabilitation work...

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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week through July 30

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 08:41 AM
Murphys, CA...’s Happening in Murphys this Week July 23 through July 30 Mondays at Roquefort - We invite you to join us in the garden for our Chefs Market. We will be pouring tasty wines, creative brews, and hosting local Chef's to showcase their latest organic creations. Come on down to sit, sip, and listen to Owen and Kiel as they take you away to a blissful paradise. Gates open at 5 pm. FREE admission. For questions and comments, feel free to contact Roquefort, 209-728-9743.

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The Schedule Murphys to Markleeville July 25 - August 2

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 08:31 AM
Arnold, CA...Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – July 25 to August 2 “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 to have your event included in “The Schedule.” Visit Bear’s Lair Arnold's newest boutique lodge. Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center 830 Highway 4 - Arnold CA 209.795.1882

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Huge Markdown Sale At 49er Motors!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 07:11 AM
Angels Camp, CA...HUGE MARKDOWN SALE at 49er motors. We are making room for new inventory that is arriving daily and have marked down lots of vehicles today. Come on down and take a look at some of these great deals!! We can finance most anyone- Great Credit - Terrible Credit.

2004 Jayco Feather Exp M-19H- This Hybrid trailer looks like NEW. 2 Popout Canvas bedrooms, Bathroom with shower, Outdoor Shower, AC, Heat, CD player, Microwave, Stove, Refer and much more. This trailer is in perfect condition and the canvas is like new. New Tires and light and easy to haul, you will not be disappointed in this one!! ON SALE $7949 Vin# 1UJBJ01HO41JH0168

2011 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR. One Owner clean car fax, still under factory warranty!! This like new Nissan has Power windows and locks and drives like a dream. With great gas mileage, this could be a great commuter or a nice family car!! ON SALE $18,949 SAVE $1000 VIN-1n4bl2ap6bn445314

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab HD, 6.0L, LT, 4x4, Lifted, Bed Liner, ABS, power seat, power windows, power door locks, tow package, nice rims and tires. This is one nice clean truck ready for work or your family!! ON SALE $18,949 SAVE OVER $3,000 VIN-1GCHK23U47F199147

2005 Ford Excursion, 4x4, DIESEL Eddie Bauer, This SUV is a workhorse!! EXCELLENT condition, Leather. 3rd row seating, Power windows and locks, DVD and MUCH MORE!! This is one hard vehicle to find, come on down and take it for a spin today!! ON SALE $17,949 SAVE $2000 VIN-1FMSU45P25EA05765

2007 Honda Accord EX-L. Clean car fax with lots of service records, Good gas mileage, Leather, Moonroof and a multi disc stereo are a few of the features on this Nice, Clean Honda! Come on down and take a look today and you wont be disappointed!! ON SALE $12,949 SAVE $1000 VIN-1HGCM66507A104856

2006 Hummer H2 4x4, this is a CREAM PUFF! Looks and drives like new with lots of options including Luxury Package, Air Suspension, Navigation, DVD with head rest monitors, Back Up Camera, Power Everything, Moon Roof, and so much more. You wont find a nicer, cleaner Hummer than this!! Come see it today!! Priced way below blue book ON SALE $19,949 SAVE $2000 VIN-5GRGN23U16H122319
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Wine and Food Celebration at Greenhorn Creek, August 9th, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 12:31 AM
Angels Camp, Ca...Our Summer Wine & Dinner event features 5 Calaveras Vintners, members of Greenhorn Creek. Tasting, Appetizers & Cheese plus games add to the fun of this event held outdoors overlooking the golf course. Dinner, Music and Dancing under the Arbor complete this special evening event, one of three annual dining events featuring top Calaveras wineries. CAMPS Restaurant will serve a delicious dinner for the occasion and music by Giorgi will set the mood of a Mediterranean party. Play games for tickets that you can enter for prize drawings...
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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Special Night Meeting On Mokelumne Wild & Scenic Designation for July 29th, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 12:28 AM
San Andreas, Ca...The agenda for the Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for July 29th, 2014 is available now. This meeting is on designation of the Wild & Scenic Designation for the Mokelumne River....

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Yosemite July Lightning Fire Update #1

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 12:17 AM
Yosemite, Ca...Since July 14, Yosemite National Park has experienced over 3,000 lightning strikes with more than 21 fire starts. Multiple thunderstorms, accompanied by rain, have put out or temporarily slowed activity and growth. Most fires are between 8000’ and 9000’ elevation. They are small, creeping and smoldering surface fires or single logs less than 1/10 of an acre and are showing minimal activity. Of 1,004 fires above 8,000’ since 1930, 941 never got to be 10 acres. Most of these fires have few values at risk an pose little threat to people or park infrastructure. As the weather warms and fuels dry out it is likely other fires will be found. All fires are being monitored by fire crews. Fires Managed for Multiple Objectives: Yosemite fire management is developing strategies for these fires and depending on risk assessment; most of these current fires will be naturally extinguished. Fire crews will utilize natural barriers of granite, streams or open ground to manage fires. The Fire Management Plan allows the park to manage any fire outside of the suppression unit....
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Don't Miss Music In The Cave July 25th At Ironstone

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 10:38 AM

Get Your Tickets Now For The 2014 Bear Valley Music Festival

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 12:04 PM

Historic San Andreas Community Clean-Up Day!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/16/2014 03:49 PM
San Andreas, Ca...Show your community spirit and join your neighbors at the inaugural Historic San Andreas Community Clean Up Day! Pick up litter, sweep sidewalks, clear out weeds, trim shrubs and fix welcome signs along Highway 49 in downtown San Andreas. After the Clean-Up, volunteers will be treated to a lunch at Turner Park. This event is co-sponsored by the Calaveras Council of Governments, the San Andreas Recreation & Parks District, San Andreas Community Covenant Church, Calaveras County Health Department, San Andreas Merchants Association and Calaveras County Garden Club...

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Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents: Chris Webster and Nina Gerber with Special guest Jill Warren

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/15/2014 08:15 PM
Vallecito, Ca...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the next concert of our Twisted Folk Concert Series – featuring Chris Webster and Nina Gerber! “Two amazing women on our stage at the same time!,” said winery co-owner Jeff Stai. “Chris Webster’s amazing singing voice that wowed everyone that saw her perform here with Mumbo Gumbo last year – and the amazing guitar playing of Nina Gerber. How could it be any better?” An easy dinner (easy because you don’t have to cook) featuring a Caesar chicken wrap will be available for purchase (with a vegetarian option available), along with yummy Twisted Oak wine, brownies, popcorn, and soft drinks. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own picnics but we ask that no outside alcoholic beverages be brought in. Seating at Twisted Folk concerts is outdoor festival style, first-come, first-served – bring a low beach-type chair or a blanket. We’re on top of a hill and there is always an evening breeze – it can get a little chilly after dark so please plan ahead...

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2014 Vineyard Tour & BBQ - “The Grape to the Glass Tour” On July 25th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/27/2014 11:17 AM
Murphys, Ca....This year’s tour will involve discussions with the vineyard manager AND the winemakers at each vineyard to help our guests understand how a premium wine is created from the vineyard to the bottle and the important steps that need to occur along the way. It is our desire to show the importance of the relationship between the grower and ther winery and how their dialogue sets the stage for high-quality wine production. As usual, the Vineyard Tour is an educational program that allows wine industry members as well as the general public to visit many of the Calaveras vineyards which contribute to the rise of the impact of region on the wine-drinking world. At each stop there will be discussions about every aspect of vineyard operations that affect wine-quality and land stewardship with topics ranging  from pest management, irrigation, fertilization, cover-croping, canopy management and other cultural practices. A general wrap-up of the day will be given by our guest specialists at the evening BBQ. Our guest specialist, Glenn McGourty, is a seasoned expert in Organic and Biodynamic Winegrape production with a down-to-earth and practical approach to farming. Tour Specialist Lynn Wunderlich represents UCCE in the Central Sierra region and las worked tirelessly to help Foothill growers make their mark on the California wine map. The vineyard tour registration fee is $25/person and includes lunch. You may drive your own car or shuttle service is available for an additional $30 per person (limited to 24 passengers). Since we will be pouring tastings at several vineyards and due to restricted access to some vineyards, we strongly recommended everyone take the bus. If you will be following in your own car and plan to taste wine, please have a designated driver...
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Twisted Folk Summer Concert Packages

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/21/2014 10:43 PM

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Past 40 Local News
  1. PATV Schedule for the week of July 25 - 31, 2014
  2. Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
  3. The Summer Season Is Here! Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
  4. O.A.R.S.’ Wine on the River Series Pairs Vineyards and Gourmet Presentations With Multi-Day Rafting Expeditions
  5. Annual Period to Appeal Property Tax Bills is Underway
  6. Gerald James Marquez - January 3, 1955 -July 18, 2014
  7. Murphys Homecoming...A Celebration Of Heritage, Community & Of Course Picking The Fastest Duck
  8. Give Your Kids Your Honey-Do List this Summer!
  9. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – PANSY!
  10. Thank you Amador and Calaveras County Employers for Supporting The Arc
  11. BOE Adopts Regulation to Implement Partial Tax Exemption for Manufacturing and R&D Equipment
  12. The Angels Camp RV and Camping Resort Is Perfect For Stays Short Or Long!!
  13. Patio Party Sale at Milliaire Winery
  14. Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services During Their Summer Sale!!
  15. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through July 29th
  16. Bret Harte Cheerleaders Thank Community for Support
  17. Is The Time Finally Right To Build Your Dream Home? Cedar Ridge Has Your Lots Ready! Video Interview With Jon Ellis
  18. Traffic Update...Vehicle Through Fence On Southworth
  19. Child Rapist Robert Walker Sentenced To 27 Years To Life
  20. The San Andreas Rumble Rumbled Into The Government Center
  21. They Mingled Until They Tingled At Senders Last Thursday
  22. Autozone Project Moves Forward In Valley Springs
  23. Sabrina Julian Has Moved To Their New Offices On Main Street In Murphys
  24. The Angels-Murphys Rotary Murphys Park Shrimp Feed is Coming Up!
  25. Hundreds Turn Out To Say Goodbye To Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen,
  26. Country Cliff's....A Great Place To Eat In San Andreas
  27. Interested In Transportation Planing? The COG & Angels Camp Are Looking For You!
  28. An opportunity to work: Community Support, How Local Businesses Support The Arc’s Work Crews
  29. Foothill Conservancy Hosting Conservation Benefit Raft Trip August 10 on the American River
  30. First Annual Rail Road Flat Fall Festival
  31. Summer Storms Mean Beautiful and Powerful Displays of Nature
  32. Beating the Heat in the Gold Country - Huffington Post "In The Gold Country" Feature
  33. New Melones Spotted Bass Ruled World Record Fish
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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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