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Coming Soon...
Tuesday, Sep 2
10:00 AM MTMC Mended Hearts Support Group
05:00 PM Angels Camp Weight Watchers
Wednesday, Sep 3
05:30 PM Spaghetti Western Dinner and Movie, Mokelumne Hill - 209-286-1401
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Sep 4
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday, Sep 5
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
05:30 PM First Friday in the Park – Chains Required
Saturday, Sep 6
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
Sunday, Sep 7
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
12:00 PM Backyard Blues & Barbeque at The Historic Hotel Leger - Every Sunday
Monday, Sep 8
10:15 AM Sierra Grief, Free Support Groups. By Hospice of the Sierra
01:00 PM Celebrate Statehood Day @ the Angels Camp Museum
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous

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Callaway Campaign Fundraiser Coming Up

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

Paid For By The Committee To Re-Elect Merita Callaway

Stock Up & Save This Weekend At Arnold Ace Hardware

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

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The Huge, Gianormous, Massive, ..Free Kidz Carnival On Labor Day!

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

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

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

Don't Miss Tonight's Concert At Brice Station

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

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2014 12:00 PM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA... Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. Happy Labor Day to all of our customers
We are open regular business hours on Monday
so you can shop for your picnic and party goodies.

Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Do you know you can now text your deli orders to the stores? For Sierra Hills Market the number is 209-753-7115. For Angels Food Market the number is (209)-753-7331. Now that is easy!! Senior Days now Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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Structure Fire In Copperopolis

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

Traffic Update...Possible Injury Accident Near Boards Crossing

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2014 10:49 AM
Dorrington, CA....Crews are working a possible injury accident near Boards Crossing. Please use caution in the area....
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Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2014 06:40 AM
Washington, DC...Remarks of President Barack Obama. Hi, everybody. Whether you’re firing up the grill, fired up for some college football, or filling up the car for one last summer roadtrip – Happy Labor Day weekend. We set aside Labor Day to honor the working men and women of America. And this Labor Day, we’ve got more to celebrate. Over the past 53 months, our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs. Last month, for the first time since 1997, we created more than 200,000 jobs for six straight months. And for the first time in over a decade, business leaders worldwide have declared, two years running, that the number one place to invest isn’t China – it’s America....
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Arnold Family Medical Center is Open Saturdays and All Mark Twain Family Medical Centers are Ready to Serve

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 05:53 PM
San Andreas, CA...Our mission is to improve the health of Calaveras County residents, and so for over a decade our Family Medical Centers have served the communities of Angels Camp, Valley Springs, Arnold, San Andreas and Copperopolis. Each Family Medical Center compliments the work of local physicians and has a special emphasis on wellness and family medicine...

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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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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 07/07/2014 03:16 PM
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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Beautiful "New Construction" Featured Town Homes In Forest Meadows ~208-830-8080

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2014 12:28 PM
Murphys, CA...Just the "New Construction" you have been waiting for.....For the things you like to do....Golfing, Tennis, Swimming...Your beautiful" New Home" nestled in the Peaceful, Serene Gated Community of Forrest Meadows, Murphy's,CA. These two Formaldehyde and VOC free town homes sit among the statuesque Oak and Pine trees with peek-a-boo Golf Course Views! With this 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 1787 SQFT design, you will enjoy cherished family time and entertaining guests. Amenities include....

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Forest Meadows Community Garage Sale Murphys Saturday August 30th 8:30-2;00

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2014 12:09 PM
Murphys, CA....Forest Meadows Community Garage Sale Saturday August 30th, 8:30-2;00. Furniture, antiques, designer clothing, decorator items, jewelry, sporting items, h/h, tools, books, electronics, golf cart, plus too many items to list! Off Hwy 4 between Murphys and Arnold. Food and beverages will be for sale. Receive list at entrance gate showing Location of over 45 participating residents. This is a gated community, ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRY until 8:30 a.m.

Reminder....Tonight Is The Second Friday Night In The Cave At Ironstone!! Don't Miss It!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2014 11:52 AM
Murphys, CA....In an effort to provide local musicians with the opportunity to perform in front of live audiences, as well as a unique experience for the community, Ironstone has implemented a new music series - Friday Night in the Cave – Bands, Barrels and Barbeque. As the first of the series was an overwhelming success in July, and featured local bands – The Experimentalist, Jill Warren and The Hot Dark. The next Bands Barrels and Barbeque is slated for Friday, August 29th and will showcase Cabby featuring Brian Jirka, Lightning Boy and his Thundering Blues Band and The Little Fuller Band....

Below Are A Few Photos From The First Friday Night In The Cave. Over 400 People Attended....

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Traffic Update...Extra Large Raccoon Near Lyons Bald Mountain Road & Apple Valley Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2014 11:27 AM
Sonora, CA....CHP is reporting an extra large Raccoon on the prowl near Lyons Bald Mountain Road and Apple Valley Drive. Please use caution in the area....
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Head On Up To Bear Valley For The 2014 Soap Box Derby & Country Faire Tomorrow!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2014 11:09 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Come and find fun for the whole family. Escape the heat and spend Labor Day Weekend in the High Sierra! We provide the soap box cars, you race, in this fundraising event for the Bear Valley Parents Group. Amusements include a petting zoo, pony rides, archery tag, water wars, a bouncy house, quad bungee and more. The evening ends with a delectable meal by Devon Shires and the Magnolia Cafe team, music by the bluegrass family trio Rainy and the Rattlesnakes and an awards ceremony. Registration and information at

Conservancy to consider grants for projects in Calaveras and Alpine Counties

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/29/2014 08:30 AM
Calaveras and Alpine Counties, CA...The quarterly Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board meeting will be held next Thursday, September 4th. At that meeting our Board will consider awarding funds for projects in Calaveras and Alpine Counties. Please see agenda below...
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Workshops for Job Seekers Planned

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/29/2014 08:24 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mother Lode Job Training is hosting a series of workshops aimed at helping job seekers succeed at finding employment in their desired field. The workshops will be held at the Calaveras Career Center of Mother Lode Job Training. The workshops are free but pre-registration is required. Call (209) 754-4242 to reserve a spot at the training....
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Native Sons of The Golden West Columbia State Historic Park Admission Day Celebration on September 6th!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/29/2014 08:19 AM
Columbia, CA... Native Sons of the Golden West, Columbia Parlor 258 and the Columbia State Historic Park regarding Admission Day Celebration on September 6th2014 at Columbia State Park. Here the schedule of events....
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Bringing Sparkle Back to the Stanislaus River...Local Residents Join Together to Clean up Local River

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/29/2014 08:11 AM
The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District will hold the 6th annual Stanislaus River Cleanup from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 20th, 2014. Volunteers will converge on the river to haul away cigarette butts, broken bottles, tires, and more. “We’ve organized this event for several years, and participation has grown each year,” says Jessica Boone of the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District. “We hope to attract at least 100 volunteers for a fun and worthwhile day on the...
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Calaveras County Farm Bureau Celebrates 65 Years!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/29/2014 08:02 AM
Murphys, CA...The Calaveras County Farm Bureau celebrated it’s 65th Anniversary, August 23rd . Our venue host, Brice Station Vineyards, was a beautiful setting for an enjoyable evening had by all. CCFB’s Board of Director, Eloise Fischer, spoke of the “65 years of Calaveras County Farm Bureau”. A live auction followed to help raise funds for Ag ....
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Will the “Transformation” or the “Restoration” of America prevail? Topic At Next Republican Meeting

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2014 05:40 PM
Angels Camp, CA....“Two visions of America—A Choice for the Electorate to Make” will be the subject of speaker, Guy Puccio, at the September meeting of the Calaveras County Republicans. Will the “Transformation” or the “Restoration” of America prevail? The “Transformation” of America is underway and the casting of ballots during the November Election may decide which vision will likely occur. The public is invited to this Power Point and Video presentation.....
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This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – SMOKEY & ROXY!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2014 12:05 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Angels Camp, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49) and check out Smokey, Roxy, and the other kittens! We will also have many kitties available to meet you at our Arnold Adoption Center this week, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market. Both Adoption Centers will be open Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm this week. Come in and meet some kitties!

Click on photo to view our Kitty Catalog at
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Missing Columbia Woman Found Deceased

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2014 11:56 AM
Columbia, CA....On 8/28/14 approx. 8:25 A.M. a deceased female was found by searchers inside the search area that was set up in an effort to locate previously reported missing person, Katherine Fiore. A positive identification of the deceased female is still pending. The cause of death is yet to be determined but no foul play is suspected....
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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – August 29 to September 6

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2014 09:48 AM
Arnold, CA...“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.”

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Calaveras Community Band Labor Day Concert

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2014 06:39 AM
Murphys, CA...The Calaveras Community Band, that traces its history to California’s gold rush days, will present a special Labor Day concert under the leadership of Director Mic Harper in the Murphys Community Park on Monday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. There will be music for everyone’s taste ranging from swing and jazz to show tunes and marches. The band has added two new Latin tunes to its repertoire. There is no admission charge. Families and other members of the community are invited to pack a picnic dinner and enjoy this holiday concert....

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Big Sale This Weekend At Murphys Nursery

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2014 06:26 AM

Gerard Insurance Services is There For ALL Your Insurance Needs

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/11/2014 02:31 PM

California Forestry Association Statement on Rim Fire EIS/ ROD

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/27/2014 07:56 PM
Sacramento, CA...Below is a statement from California Forestry Association President David Bischel on the proposed EIS and ROD and a couple of points for the ROD. Statement from Calforests’ President David Bischel: "We commend the US Forest Service for putting together an EIS and ROD for the Rim Fire Recovery on the Stanislaus National Forest within the targeted timeframe while keeping a transparent and open process. The California Forestry Association provided input into the process along with numerous other individuals and organizations....
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Ironstone Hosts Historic Find

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/27/2014 03:54 PM
Murphys, CA...Come join the Fred Holabird team at the Ironstone Vineyards Museum on Saturday August 30th for a one day preview of an outstanding historic find. "We will be highlighting items from the upcoming September auction including a massive Utica Mining, Angels Camp, & Murphys archive. This archive contains thousands and thousands of papers from the 1890’s. ...
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Rim Fire Recovery EIS and Proposed Record of Decision available

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/27/2014 03:18 PM
Sonora, CA...The Stanislaus National Forest has posted online the Final Rim Fire Recovery Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and proposed Record of Decision (ROD) regarding the Rim Fire Recovery project. Both are viewable at:
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Hotel Hell Season 2 Finale The Murphys Hotel "Welcome to the Frat House"

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2014 12:21 PM
Murphys, CA...You Are Invited to Come Watch....Gordon Ramsay's Hotel Hell Season 2 Finale. The Murphys Hotel "Welcome to the Frat House!" Pot Luck Veiwing Party Tuesday September 9th @ The Murphys Historic Hotel 7p-Midnight. Pot Luck: Please bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share with your neighbors! The time is finally here... after over a year's wait the finished episode is here! Please join us Tuesday September 9th as we all watch Gordon Ramsay Discipline "The Boys" for the first time together! This is a once in a lifetime event and we have some fun idea's up our sleeves!!! Tuesday September 9th 7p-Midnight...

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Ebbetts Pass Accounting 209.795.1921

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2014 09:48 AM
Avery, CA...Ebbetts Pass Accounting led by CPA Sandra Vaughan can handle all your business and personal financial needs. From Tax Services, Bookkeeping, Payroll Services and more. They understand business and our local business's needs and challenges. Give them a call today at 209.795.1921

Plymouth Farmers Market Enjoying Record Setting Year....Turley Wines and Taste Restaurant this Week's Highlight!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/27/2014 09:18 AM
Plymouth, CA...Only weeks into the season, The Plymouth Farmers Market, held every Thursday, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM on historic Main Street, has broken all records for attendance and proceeds. A great array of vendors, caterers, wineries and musicians, coupled with a lovely shaded grassy setting and ideal weather, are making this a year to remember....
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Past 35 Local News
  1. Traffic Update....Overturned Van In Murphys
  2. Get Ready for Music, Art, Food and Fun at The 8th Annual Hermitfest!
  3. Celebrate Statehood at the Angels Camp Museum
  4. CHP "Labors" During the Holiday to Keep Motorists Safe
  5. Meet the Girls … American Heritage Girls! First AHG Troop Comes To Arnold
  6. Meet The New Mark Twain Medical Center Physicians On August 27th
  7. CHP San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class
  8. Traffic Update.....Accident on Hwy 49
  9. Traffic Update....Vehicle Accident On Mountain Ranch Road
  10. Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident Near Hwy 12 & 26
  11. In Loving Memory of John Vincent Vierra, 1923~2014
  12. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week August 26th through September 5th
  13. Save The Date for Calaveras Live!
  14. Make Plans To Attend The CFLC Yard Sale!!
  15. September Open Garden in San Andreas!
  16. Copper Concerts Series Returns to Copperopolis Town Square ...Outdoor Performances Showcased Every Saturday Night in September!.
  17. Mother Lode Friends of Music Calendar of Concerts and Events, 2014-2015
  18. The 22nd Annual Bear Valley Triathlon: A High Sierra Labor Day Weekend Tradition!
  19. Added Attraction at Hoedown for Habitat
  20. September is National Suicide Prevention Month
  21. American Red Cross Urges Preparedness in Wake of Napa Earthquake
  22. 8th Annual Ebbetts Scenic Celebration Coming up on September 6th!
  23. Missing Person Saw Mill Flat Road, Columbia
  24. The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Are Back In Action Today
  25. Calaveras County Sheriff's Department Tests New Program To Reduce Non-Emergency 9-1-1 Calls
  26. Save Money And Help Calaveras County Close Their Budget Gap This Saturday
  27. Marysville Couple Injured in Copperopolis Accident
  28. A Tour Of The Calaveras County Water District~By Dennis Dooley
  29. Alpine County Festival Celebrates Fall Colors
  30. Local Winery Feels Impact After Napa’s Earthquake Four Winds Cellars Takes Stock
  31. Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident On Hwy 12 Near Double Springs
  32. Traffic Stop Leads To DUI, Drug & Explosive Charges For Sunnyvale Man
  33. Founder Kim Hamilton Rejoins Company
  34. Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency for South Napa Earthquake
  35. Magnitude 6 Earthquake Near American Canyon, California...USGS DATA

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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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