Arnold, CA...The Arnold Branch Library will commemorate 50 years in Arnold with a week-long celebration May 23-28, 2017. Our festivities will include Patron Appreciation Day, Children's Day, Story Time with a firefighter and a visit to the Ebbetts Pass Fire Station #1, an author panel and book signing (Robin Burcell, Catriona McPherson, Allison Brennan, Eileen Rendahl, and Cindy Sample -- all award-winning Northern California Mystery writers), a visit from the State Librarian, Greg Lucas, a VIP Reception and the week ends with our annual Giant Book Sale. We will be keeping you informed with posters, newspaper and radio press releases and more. This is a big deal for our little library and our rural community. PLEASE PLAN TO CELEBRATE WITH US!
Public Notice For First 5 Calaveras Commission Meeting
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 05:56 PM
San Andreas,CA...First 5 Calaveras Commission Meeting Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, 373 W. St. Charles Street, San Andreas. A Public Hearing will be held for the review and acceptance of the 2017-22 First 5 Calaveras Strategic Plan.
Sonora,CA...California Highway Patrol is offering a free teen driver safety class for current and prospective teenage drivers and their parents or guardians.
Event occurs on 03/23/2017 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM.
Age Well, Drive Smart Workshop
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 04:29 PM
Sonora, CA...Free workshop presented by the California Highway Patrol. Tips on how to keep driving longer and safer, tune up your driving skills and knowledge of rules of the road.
Event occurs on 03/25/2017 from 10:00 AM to .
CCOG Regular Meeting & The OWP Planning, Programming & Monitoring Expenditure Plan
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 04:19 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Council of Governments is holding a regular meeting on Wednesday March 1st at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda is the Resolution No. FY17-18 Approving the FY 2017/18 Draft Overall Work Program (OWP) and Planning,
Programming and Monitoring Expenditure Plan.
Forest Service Partners With CHIPS For Job Training
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 04:10 PM
South Lake Tahoe, CA... On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) entered into a partnership agreement with Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS) to serve as a job training site with multiple opportunities for restoration activities on National Forest land within the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Pollock Pines, CA... U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County has eastbound and westbound traffic lanes reduced to one lane in each direction after a roadway slipout near Bridal Veil Falls. In this Caltrans News Flash, see the extent of the damage to the highway and find out what immediate steps Caltrans is taking to tackle the issue.
25th Annual Murphys Irish Day ~ Saturday, March 18th
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 02:21 PM
Murphys, CA...The 25th Annual edition of Murphys Irish Day, an event that always attracts thousands of people from throughout northern California, will be presented by the Murphys Business Association on Saturday March 18. The celebration pays tribute to the town’s Celtic heritage and is always held on the third Saturday in March in honor of the patron saint of Ireland.
Temporary Closure Of Linda Drive In Blue Lake Springs
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 02:11 PM
Arnold, CA...Effective immediately, Linda Drive is closed from Moran Road to Blue Lake Springs Drive for emergency road repair. The road will be closed from February 23 and is expected to reopen on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Senator Gaines Announces Bipartisan Board Of Equalization Support Of Taxpayer Protection Bill
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 02:03 PM
Sacramento, CA...Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has voted unanimously to support his Senate Bill 11, a measure that would immediately and proactively waive penalties and interest for taxpayers when a BOE system failure prevents them from making tax payments on time.
A Special Musical Evening With The Youngest At The Refuge
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 01:56 PM
Jamestown, CA...The Refuge in Jamestown is having a new band play on February 28th.The Youngest frontman, Andrew Taetz, and Austin-based Jackie Myers, featuring a set of originals by Jackie. We hope you can join us for this very special acoustic evening!
Sonora Regional Medical Center Is Expanding Cardiac Services With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 12:36 PM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Regional Medical Center was recently approved to expand its Heart and Vascular service line by offering Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures in its cardiac catheterization lab. The Medical Center is now offering these procedures for patients with life-threatening irregular heartbeats or heart failure.
NRCS Announces New District Conservationist In Jackson
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 12:21 PM
Jackson, CA...USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Bobette Parsons as the new district conservationist at the NRCS Local Partnership Office in Jackson, Calif. Parsons will start her new role serving Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties beginning February 27.
Jackson, CA... past Valentine’s Day, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras announced the 7 lucky winners for their 8th annual “Take a Chance on Love” Valentine’s Day Raffle, which were drawn & announced live on KVGC Radio. Ariane Debien, Hospice’s new Executive Director said, “I am truly overwhelmed to learn of the community’s continued generosity to Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, announcing this year’s event raised over $25k by purchasing 4,976 raffle tickets, with all proceeds benefitting your local hospice, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras. Thank you to our generous donors, contributors, raffle sponsors, volunteers, employees and everyone who purchased a ticket to support our hospice mission.” Debien added, “And an extra special thanks to Stanley Lukowicz, The National Hotel, Jackson, for again purchasing $10k in raffle tickets and donating all of them to 10 local well-deserving non-profit agencies. What a beautifully powerful way of paying it forward to our community.”
Arnold, CA...In an effort to raise safety and conservation awareness, California’s first hunter education law was enacted in 1954. California requires hunter education training for those who have never held a California hunting license, who do not have a hunter education certificate, or who do not have a hunting license from another state or province issued within the past two years. Students may choose between two class format options. Classes are offered throughout the State by more than 1,000 certified volunteer instructors, all dedicated to keeping hunting safe, ethical, and available to all Californians.
Angels Camp, CA...On sale NOW, for a limited time only - the 2017 Greenhorn Creek Player's Card. Golf, range tokens, discounts and special benefits, good all year round, all for $150. The savings can't be beat, but the card will only be available until March 31, 2017. Visit the Pro Shop today and get yours now!
What’s Happening In Murphys This Week ~ February 22nd Through March 1st
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 11:14 AM
Murphys, CA...Planning to spend a Saturday shopping in Murphys, try out the new Saturday Hopper bus service running between Valley Springs and Murphys. UNCORK CALAVERAS - Have you checked out CWA’s new APP? It's the best way to stay up to date on all that is happening with our Calaveras Wine community. At a glance you can find your favorite winery or restaurant contact info or check out all the upcoming events! Download the app from Itunes or GooglePlay.
Arnold, CA...Giant Burger is now hiring! Line Cook, reporting to the Restaurant Manager. It is crucial to have multi-tasking abilities along with being self-directed. This position requires the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure within a team environment. Key responsibilities include making sure team members complete all assigned duties and serve safe, quality food in a friendly manner.
Now Taking 2017 Leadership Calaveras Applications!
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 10:59 AM
San Andreas, CA...Leadership Calaveras is a program designed to encourage the development of community leaders identify local issues and needs, and explore solutions. This program provides participants with an educational experience to increase awareness and knowledge of vital organizations in Calaveras County through hands on activities, tour, and panel discussions
History of Leadership Calaveras.
Country Nights & Carnival Lights In Living Color...
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 10:31 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Created by the Fair's graphic designer Michael Bowsher of Black Diamond Graphics. Original photo taken by Darla Reihling. This will be the design on the 2017 T-shirt. T-shirts will be available in the Fair office starting April 1 and at the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee, May 18-21.
Valley Springs, CA...Margaret Louise Benfante, born July 30, 1947, in Bremerton, Washington, died at the age 69 years old, 3371 Brooks Lane Valley Springs, CA on January 17, 2017 from Metastatic Breast Cancer. After 31 years of working, Maggie retired in 2013 from her job as an electro/mechanical drafter and technical illustrator. Maggie held a degree in Technical Illustration with a certificate in drafting. At the age of nine, drawing horses became a substitute for not having a horse of her own. Following the drawing of horses, she began painting them oil on canvas. In 2009 she began fulfilling her lifelong dream of casting bronze.
Damage To Blagen Road Culvert May Impede White Pines Park Summer Operations
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/23/2017 07:01 AM
Arnold, CA...Damage To Blagen Road Culvert May Impede White Pines Park Summer Operations. (Editor's Note: We did a bit of digging and a temporary plank bridge 14 foot wide, 60 foot long & 90,000 lbs capacity can be rented for $3,000 to $5,000 per month. It seems this might be the best solution for this summer and fire season as it would restore functionality until they can knock out the repairs.)
The Big Negative Reduction Sale At Timeless Home Gallery (Special 50% Off Thursday February 23rd)
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/23/2017 12:07 AM
Arnold, CA...Timeless Home Gallery takes pride in offering creative solutions to home décor through an array of products designed and manufactured by local artists and craftsmen. This business paradigm supports Arnold's local creative community. It is a unique way for the consumer to connect with local artisans. Producing timeless, functional and Artful home décor is our passion.
SNAC Is Your Winter Headquarters For Downhill Rentals, Gear & More
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/10/2017 12:29 PM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.
Visit an office and File Free At H&R Block! It's That EZ!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/07/2017 10:43 AM
Angels Camp, Jackson, Valley Springs & Ione, CA...Visit an office and File Free At H&R Block! It's That EZ! For a limited time, 1040EZ filers can visit an H&R Block office, meet with a Tax Pro, and pay nothing to file their federal return. You read that correctly. You could pay zero. Nada. Zilch. Make an appointment today.
Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad Through February 28! Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 07:08 PM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...Beef 101: Beef is almost always labeled by its grade: Prime, Choice, or Select Prime~ Sold at top-tier restaurants Choice, 100% Premium Angus ~ Sold at our stores! Select~ Sold by our competition. Which do you deserve? Our stores sell only the finest cuts of USDA Choice Premium Angus meat; and only the highest grade of Choice, known to our customers as Master Chef Grade. Come in and see why our customers choose only our meats, hand-trimmed by our knowledgeable full service meat-counter staff. You will taste the difference! 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 Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243
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.
Stop For Altered Registration Tags Leads To Multiple Arrests
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 06:29 PM
Sonora, CA...On Sunday, February 19th around 2:45 PM, Deputy Sandelin conducted a traffic stop on Quail Mine Road near Big Hill Road in Sonora. The blue 1998 VW Passat displayed a 2017 registration sticker that appeared to be tampered with. DMV records confirmed the vehicle’s registration to have been expired since 2015. The driver, 43 year old Hubbard Wilson, was driving on a suspended driver’s license, had no proof of insurance, had expired vehicle registration, and displayed a false registration tag on the vehicle.
Junior Miss Calaveras Candidate Fundraiser Is February 24th!! Don't Miss It!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 05:40 PM
Vallecito, CA...Junior Miss Calaveras Candidate Fundraiser Is February 24th!! Don't Miss It!
MTMC: ‘Friends and Neighbors Taking Care of Friends and Neighbors’
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 02:10 PM
San Andreas, CA....Robert Diehl, who took over as President of Mark Twain Medical Center six months ago, has a very clear explanation of its role in the community. He says, “We are friends and neighbors taking care of friends and neighbors.” “Our community is made up of individuals at differing stages of life and health. We are here for everyone. And,” he emphasizes, “we are here for the long haul. Our team of seasoned administrators and medical professionals are the day-to-day stewards of MTMC. The community is aware of the ongoing conversations regarding our governing lease, yet at the same time everyone can see we are investing in the future with recent capital improvements like painting the facility and repairing the roof and HVAC system. Nothing is in a holding pattern around here.”
In Honor Of His Birthday! President George Washington's Farewell Address (1796)
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 01:01 PM
Washington, DC...Friends and Fellow Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made.
The Business Cycle & Your Portfolio From BluePrint Investments
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 10:52 AM
Valley Springs, CA...The business cycle is the term used to describe the expanding and contracting pattern of the U.S. economy. What could it mean for your investment decisions? Click Below to watch an informative video...
Columbia, CA...Parrots Ferry Road at Saw Mill Flat remains closed this morning as water levels are the same. County Roads does not have a projected opening time as of yet. Use caution traveling on Parrotts Ferry Road near Saw Mill Flat Road in Columbia across the street from Day-O Espresso. Water is flooding across both lanes.
Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimists Kick Off American Heart Month With Free Cholesterol Tests
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2017 11:33 AM
San Andreas, CA...As part of a continuing partnership with Soroptimist International of Calaveras County, Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be offering FREE cholesterol tests for women in Calaveras County during American Heart Month in February.
Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Rolling!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/12/2017 01:23 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop and say hi and top off your tanks today! Angels Trading Post has everything you need to keep you Hopping when you visit our area. Great Prices on Gas, Drinks, Sodas, Java City Coffees and more. They also accept E.B.T. cards.and have great prices on tobacco products. They are open everyday from 5am to Midnight!! Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4.
Enter To Win Rocky the Big Stuffed Dog At Frogtown
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 06:43 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee added a new member to the fair family: Rocky the Big Stuffed Dog. Generously donated by the California Carnival Company, Rocky is just one part of this year’s promotional drawing prize. Along with Rocky, the winner of this year’s contest will take home a Western Fairs Association back pack full of fair goodies.
Precision Coachwork Can Turn Your Upholstery Nightmares into Dreams Come True! 209.559.9585
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 12:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA... Located at Hwy 49 and Gun Club Road in the New Melones Storage and Business Park Bruce and Heidi have been making dreams come true with their upholstery business for more than 7 years in Angels Camp. This couple offers repairs of upholstery, headliners, motorcycle seats, boat seats, convertible car tops, RV upholstery, household upholstery and custom cushions and minor seat repairs. This quality repair includes factory match-up of materials when available. Bruce has over 28 years in the business. Precision Coachwork is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. To 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Take a look inside to see our photo album of some of the upholstery work done and stop by and let them know you saw it in thePineTree.net!
Traffic Update....Power Lines In Roadway On Pela
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 12:01 PM
Mi Wuk Village, CA...CHP is reporting power lines down in the roadway on Pela Road. Please use caution in the area....
Weekend Storm Activity Impacts Calaveras County Roads
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 11:37 AM
San Andreas, CA...The weekend storm activity has impacted all Calaveras County roads to some degree. Pettinger Road is closed at Messing Rd and Highway 12. Use Messing Rd as an alternate route. Many roads are experiencing flooding and mud slides. The National Weather Service is forecasting the following for late today into Wednesday.
Traffic Update...Non-Injury Overturned Pickup Near Twain Harte & Flooding On Hwy 49 & Parrotts Ferry
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 11:27 AM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a Non-Injury Overturned Pickup Near Twain Harte & Flooding On Hwy 49 & Parrotts Ferry Road and earlier there was a mud and rock slide on Stockton Road. Let's be careful out there....
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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.