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Saturday, Mar 7
10:00 AM Sonora Celtic Faire
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
06:00 PM Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant
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Tuesday, Mar 10
10:00 AM Crepes Cooking Class
02:00 PM iTunes Will Be Main Topic At SMUG's March Meeting
Wednesday, Mar 11
10:00 AM Calaveras County Garden Club To Meet March 11th
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Mar 12
10:00 AM Preschool Storytime & Art Activity
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
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iTunes Will Be Main Topic At SMUG's March Meeting

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 04:02 PM
All the features offered by Apple’s popular iTunes application will be the main topic at the next meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) to be held, Tuesday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room of the Murphys Library, 480 Park Lane, adjacent to Murphys Park.

The application has many functions. It is a media player, media library, and online radio broadcaster used to play, download, and organize digital audio and video on personal computers and other electronic devices. Through the iTunes Store, users can purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks, podcasts, and movies.

Paul Keaton, a computer guru and also the club’s treasurer, will be making the presentation and fielding questions on this and other Apple related questions. He will also be accepting annual dues of $15 from members.

SMUG meetings are open to everyone and there is no charge to attend. The organization exists to keep Apple users abreast of the latest developments and to address the nagging questions that arise from time to time. Its goal is to take the mystery out of computers and to enable members to take advantage of all the features their Mac products possess.

SMUG was founded in 1995 and is a non-profit organization run completely by volunteers. For more information visit the SMUG website at or call 795-3798 or 728-9012.

Event occurs on 03/10/2015 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM.

"Ball Blasters" Take Second Annual MACTA Invitational

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 03:53 PM
Murphys, CA...Twenty-four players from Calaveras, Amador, and Tuolumne counties took part in the Second Annual Ladies Invitational tournament put on by the Murphys Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) on Saturday, February 21. Preliminary matches took place at Bret Harte High School, Angels Camp, with the finals held at MACTA’s Wintercreek Facility in Murphys...

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Traffic Update...Black Cow Along Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 02:56 PM
Copperopolis, CA...CHP is reporting a black cow along Hwy 4 just west of Copperopolis. Please use caution in the area....
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The Sierra Nevada Film Festival Rolls Into Murphys March 14th

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 02:37 PM
Murphys, CA...The Sierra Nevada Film Festival going strong as it enters it’s second decade in the Sierra Nevada! Admission: $10 at door, $8 online, students $6 at door, $5 online. March 14, 2015 |Doors open 5pm at the Black Bart Playhouse, 580 S Algiers Rd, Murphys All the Time in the World | sponsored by OARS. In this deeply personal documentary, a family searches for a new perspective by leaving the comforts of home and taking their three children to live in the Yukon wilderness for nine months. They live remotely over the long Yukon winter in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, no running water, no internet, no TV and not a single clock or watch. Suzanne Crocker | 2014 | 89 min. | Canada..

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Calaveras County Garden Club To Meet March 11th

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 01:32 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Garden Club will meet on March 11, 2015 at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Frogeteria. Social gathering at 10:00 A.M., meeting at 10:30 A.M.. The speaker will be Steve Collum, Vineyard Manager,speaking on "Growing Drought Tolerant Grapes in Calaveras County. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon and the cost is $18.00 due by March 4, 2015. For reservations call 728-8326...
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Fire Update...Escaped Debris Burn...Now At 2.5 Acres In Sadie Lane Area (Update As Of 2:25pm...5-9 Acres)

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 01:17 PM
San Andreas, CA...Fire Fighters are working a 2.5 Acre vegetation fire that started as an escaped debris burn in the Sadie Lane area outside of San Andreas. Let's be careful out there.... (Update as of 2:25pm...We just checked in with TCU Command and the fire is now between 5-9 acres with no containment yet but it has slowed as it reached the top of a ridge)

Shop Timeless Home Gallery This Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 12:29 PM

Mokeolumne River Wild and Scenic. My views on this issue. ~ Letter To the Editor By Charles E Dudley Jr

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 12:19 PM
Jackson, CA...I've been watching this ongoing issue and reading across all who present sides on this plus studying past history of instances of the "Water Wars" that occurred long ago. The past on this issue runs deep into our national history of ranching and farming that helped build and feed this nation. The past is not pretty...

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Upcoming Events In Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 12:14 PM
Angels Camp, CA...April 11 – Ninth annual Spring Fling Sidewalk Sale, Downtown Historic Angels Camp, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown merchants offer a full Saturday sidewalk sale with discounts on merchandise inside and out, as well as treats for shoppers and visitors. Local musicians entertain on Main Street. Free admission and parking. ...

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Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 11:54 AM
Bear Valley, CA... Hey Good People! Sunny today with a high near 60. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. The weekend looks to be stellar with clear skies and warming temps into the mid 60's for the daytime highs. A beautiful week of clear weather equals great riding at Bear Valley! Another shot o' snow is slated for the coming mid week, stay tuned as that progresses for more info but in the interim bring the family and friends up for some "Pure Mtn Fun" as it's a great time to take advantage of some of the deals we have going on. Check our web and our Facebook page for more info on upcoming events. All open Lifts will be running from 9:30am-3:30pm Monday thru Thursday this week. Stay tuned for more info........Peace Out, Mattly

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Make Plans To Attend The Next Silent Movie Night At Ironstone

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 11:47 AM

Switch To HR Block & Save!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 10:55 AM

Beautiful Featured Home On Moran Road ~ From Dorrington Realty

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 10:38 AM
Dorrington CA...90 Moran Road, Arnold, CA 95223- MLS 140568 - This 3 bedroom/4 bathroom chalet is within walking distance to the Snow Flake Recreation Center. It also has easy access to Highway 4 and the golf course. The master is on the main floor with a jacuzza tub. There is a loft and two bedrooms upstairs and a bonus room with bathroom downstairs on the third level. It has a two car attached garage with carport. There is lots of natural light throughout.....

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110 Grams Of Meth Plus Heroin, Marijuanna & Prescription Pills Trigger Sonora Arrests

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 10:21 AM
Sonora, CA... On 3/5/15 about 2:00 A.M. Tuolumne County Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle Mono Way near Hess Avenue. The Deputies contacted the occupants of the vehicle, 39 year old Kimberly Hubbard, and 58 year old, Lonnie Pierce. During this contact a search of the vehicle, and each occupant was completed. Deputies located the following items...

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Please Join Us for ArtSpirit, High School Art Show

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 06:23 AM
ArtSpirit, the 18th annual High School Juried Exhibition will open in Calaveras Arts Council's Gallery Calaveras on Saturday, March 14. Student artists are from Calaveras, Bret Harte and Mountain Oaks high schools. A public reception will be held on Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. in the gallery. The gallery is located at 22 Main, San Andreas. First, second and third place judging results will be announced at 2:00 pm. Cash awards will be presented to first and second place winners; ribbons for third place, in each of 12 categories. These include Black and White Photography, Color Photography, Digital/Computer Art, Oil or Acrylic Painting, Watercolor Painting, Pastels, Drawing/Illustration, Functional Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, Other/Mixed Media, and Crafts....

Self Portrait
by Kelly Baird Calaveras High School

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Overturned Off Roadway Near SR16 / Greilich Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 06:17 AM
Sutter Creek, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle overturned off the roadway near SR16 / Greilich Rd. Please use caution in the area...

Calaveras County Arts Council Spring Time Dinner

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 05:31 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Tuesday, March 24, 2015 is the date set for a Calaveras County Arts Council dinner for members, non-members and friends. The event will be held at the Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill in the Banquet Room. Throughout the year, Arts Council members and friends get together for a "get together" dinner. It is affordable; the food is going to be great; and entertainment follows, and one lucky person will be going home with a door prize. This dinner's entertainment has traveled around a bit. Several artists who are showcased in the Amador Arts River Reflections, a Mokelumne River Arts Project, will tell their inspiring tale of how and why they were inspired to create their art from the Moke...

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Adult Mountain Lion Spotted Near Pickle Patch

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 04:41 AM
San Andreas, CA...Adult mountain lion spotted on St Charles near the Pickle Patch in San Andreas Use caution and consider bringing pets inside overnight..


Come Join BHAM This Season At The World Class Bret Harte Aquatic Center! (Updated...26 New Members Added!)

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/29/2015 09:29 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(Update...Since we first ran this they have added 26 new members and are going to be adding a mid-day lunch workout as well! Join Now!) To All Past, Current and Future Bret Harte Aquatic Masters Members, BHAM IS FOR SWIMMERS OF ALL LEVELS! Our coaches are here to help you have fun while learning and exercising for the fun of it!! Come join us this season, you may surprise yourself with just how good of a swimmer you are or you become. Make 2015 a healthy year for you!
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Traffic Update....Vehicle On Side Near Hwy 4 & Appaloosa Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/05/2015 09:26 PM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle on it's side near Hwy 4 & Appaloosa Way. There are also screws being reported in the roadway. Please use caution in the area....
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Stop By Country Cloth Shop For Their Big LUCKY 7 Sale!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/05/2015 05:55 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by Country Cloth this Saturday, March 7th, for our LUCKY 7 sale! One Day Only. 7am until 7pm. ALL FABRIC $7 PER YARD!
1 yard minimum per bolt. See you Saturday! Their new North Main Street location has a huge expanded classroom area pictured below...

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Moderate Injuries In Hwy 4 Accident

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/05/2015 04:43 PM
Arnold, CA....This morning at 11:25am a 51 year old Bear Valley man was traveling east and a 21 year old man from Forest Meadows was driving west on Hwy 4 near Red Tail Hawk Drive when the accident occurred. The Murphys resident turned his 2003 Toyota in front of the Toyota Tundra driven by the Bear Valley resident. The driver of the Tundra braked but was unable to avoid a broadside collision...

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Traffic Update...Head On Collision On Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/05/2015 12:57 PM
Arnold, CA....CHP is reporting an accident in the clearing stages near Big Trees Realty below Arnold. An air ambulance did transport at least one from this incident. Please use caution in the area...

Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/05/2015 12:38 PM
Bear Valley, CA... Hey Good People! Sunny today with a high near 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. A beautiful week of clear weather equals great riding at Bear Valley! Bring the family and friends up for some "Pure Mtn Fun" as it's a great time to take advantage of some of the deals we have going on. Check our web and our Facebook page for more info on upcoming events. All open Lifts will be running from 9:30am-3:30pm Monday thru Thursday this week. Stay tuned for more info.....Peace Out, Mattly

Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – March 6 to March 14

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/05/2015 09:34 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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Murphys Nursery Expands Online Presence with

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/02/2015 02:34 PM
Murphys, CA...Murphys Nursery has taken their 27 years of experience and expanded their online presence with Of course we applaud everything tech related in our area and we thought it very, very cool and potentially lucrative for them to expand in this area. From "We have collected an extensive variety of suppliers and growers of rare and unusual plants during the 27 years our garden center has been in business. Our retail business is located near a service station in a much visited nook of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over the years, while fueling their vehicles, many people, from all over the United States, have come to our garden center to visit and stretch their legs. The most often heard remark from these visitors is some version of “I can’t believe the selection you offer here. Our local garden center closed and now all the big box chains offer the same few plants.” We knew we had quite a selection, but we didn’t know how unusual our offerings were. So we started looking online to discover that we had many selections that were not available or could offer the ones that were at a better price..

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Make Plans To Attend The 6th Annual Spring Health Fair

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2015 07:40 AM

You're The Top Raised The Roof Last Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/04/2015 11:16 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Another great CStars youth theatre production rolled through Angels Camp last weekend. You're The Top featuring the music of Cole Porter filled the Bret Harte Theatre. Our area is very lucky to have production after production of great high quality youth theatre...

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Spring Fashions at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/04/2015 04:46 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Shades of coral and neutrals have arrived at The Clothes Mine! Come visit us to see some of the great new Spring fashions we've received. We're open from 10am-6pm every day and are located at 1262 S. Main St. in historic downtown Angels Camp, 890-7532. Stop in and see us soon!

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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials For March 4 - 10, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/04/2015 02:19 PM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA... Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Like Craft Beer? We have over 30 brands and varieties in our Natural Food Store. You will find award winning hand crafted beer from the 21st Amendment Brewing Company, Bear Republic, Lost Coast, Red Betty and so many more.

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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Jack W. Grundy 1941 - 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/04/2015 01:04 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Jack W. Grundy, an eight year resident of Angels Camp died on February 27, 2015 from prolonged health problems. Born March 22, 1941 in Eureka, KS. His Parents were Victor and Louise Grundy of San Jose, Ca. He is survived by his two sisters and brother, Diana Davidson of Arnold, CA., Arleta Christmore of Speckels, CA., and Jerry Grundy of Surprise, AZ., and his beloved dog Flash as well as many numerous nieces and nephews....

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Joyce Tanner 1923 - 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/04/2015 11:46 AM
Murphys, CA...Joyce Tanner peacefully passed away at her home in Murphys, CA March 1, 2015. Joyce was born in Hayward Wisconsin in August 1923. She moved to Murphys in 1948, where she met and married her husband of 65 years, Irvin Tanner. Joyce was a homemaker who enjoyed golf, bridge, dominos, puzzles and CHOCLATE! She loved the flowers in her back yard by Murphys Creek and her many friends who came to visit and share their lives with her...
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Nature’s Mountain Snowpack “Reservoir” Still Lacking; Third Manual Survey Confirms Shrinking Water Content

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/04/2015 07:53 AM
Sacramento, CA...The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which Californians rely on heavily during the dry summer months for their water needs, continues to disappoint this winter. Despite the snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Range over the weekend that gladdened ski and snowboard enthusiasts, it was not enough to offset weeks with no snow at all. Today’s manual survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at the Phillips snow course in the mountains 90 miles east of Sacramento found 0.9 inches of water content in the snow, just 5 percent of the March 3 historical average for that site. Electronic readings by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today indicate the water content of the northern Sierra snowpack is 4.4 inches, 16 percent of average for the date. The central and southern Sierra readings were 5.5 inches (20 percent of average) and 5 inches (22 percent) respectively. Statewide, 103 electronic sensors found today’s snow water equivalent to be 5 inches, 19 percent of the March 3 multi-decade average. When DWR conducted the season’s first two manual surveys on December 30 and January 29, the statewide water content was 50 percent and 25 percent respectively of the historical averages for those dates. The snowpack’s water content this year is historically low for early March. Only in 1991 was the water content of the snowpack lower – 18 percent of that early-March average. Manual surveys of 180 snow courses this year reveal even less water content – just 13 percent of the early-March average, the lowest in DWR’s records for this time of year. The difference between electronic and manual surveys is explained by the higher elevation of most electronic sensors, where they receive more snow than manyof the lower-elevation snow courses...

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Woman Intentionally Runs Into New Retaining Wall

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/04/2015 07:36 AM
Sonora, CA...1 March 2015, at approx. 4:42 pm, a 2000 Silver Nissan pick-up was eastbound on the 1000 block of Mono Way, when the female driver deliberately drove the vehicle into the new retaining wall on the north side of Mono Way....
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Benjamin Netanyahu Speech to Congress 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/03/2015 01:09 PM
Washington, DC...Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used one of the most prominent platforms in the world on Tuesday to warn against what he called a “bad deal” being negotiated with Iran to freeze its nuclear program, culminating a drama that has roiled Israeli-American relations for weeks.


March Madness At Bear Valley With $12 Tuesdays & 14" Of New Snow

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/03/2015 09:55 AM
Bear Valley, CA... Hey Good People! 5" of new snow fell yesterday bringing the storm total to 14"!!!! Today will be sunny, with a high near 38. Light north northeast wind becoming east northeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Bring the family and friends up for some "Pure Mtn Fun" as it's a great time to take advantage of some of the deals we have going on. $12Tuesdays start today and last every Tuesday thru March! Check our web and our Facebook page for more info on upcoming events. All open Lifts will be running from 9:30am-3:30pm Monday thru Thursday this week. Stay tuned for more info........Peace Out, Mattly

Whiskerino...More than just a Tradition!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/03/2015 09:26 AM
Frogtown, USA...Whiskerino Dinner and Dance- April 11. The Friends of the Calaveras County Fair and the Junior Livestock Committee are hosting a Hoe-down, Show-down. The Whiskerino Dinner Dance is planned for April 11. The dinner dance will be the official kick-off event leading up to the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee May 14-17. The Whiskerino has a fine historic tradition in Calaveras County. Although the Whiskerino dates back to the 1940s it was revitalized in the 1950's and held for the next forty years. In 1955 Bob Petithome, Angels Camp resident, won the award for best full beard. He says the best part of the event was seeing "all the slick chins" try to grow beards. The event marked the month long Jubilee . Originally held at the Gun Club adjacent to the Fairgrounds, men and women donned their best gold rush attire. However the biggest draw was the actual whisker competitions....

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Pending Home Sales Rise in January to Highest Level in 18 Months AccordingTo NAR

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/03/2015 08:42 AM
Washington, DC... Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January to their highest level since August 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw gains in activity in January. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed 1.7 percent to 104.2 in January from an upwardly revised 102.5 in December and is now 8.4 percent above January 2014 (96.1). This marks the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year gains with each month accelerating the previous month's gain...

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Today's Special Board Of Supervisors Meeting Has Been Canceled

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/03/2015 07:45 AM
San Andreas, CA... This meeting has been cancelled and the water issue at Lake Tulloch and any other matters scheduled for this date will be addressed at the March 10, 2015 meeting of the Board of Supervisors...


Calaveras County Water District Highway 4 Corridor Committee Meeting

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/03/2015 07:30 AM
Mjurphys, CA...A Calaveras County Water District Highway 4 Corridor Committee Meeting will be held on March 5th from 6-8pm in the Native Sons Hall. This meeting is an update on efforts of Tuolumne - Stanislaus integrated regional water management programs and opportunities to pursue state grant funding under propositions 1 & 84
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Traffic Update...Non-Injury Accident Near Rail Road Flat Rd / Ridge Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/03/2015 07:25 AM
Rail Road Flat, CA...CHP is reporting a non-injury accident near Railroad Flat Rd / Ridge Rd. Please use caution in the area...

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest Largely On White House Position On Netanyahu's Visit

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/03/2015 07:23 AM
Washington, DC...MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Happy Monday. I hope you had a restful weekend. March certainly strolled in like a lion; hopefully the lamb is going to appear here sometime soon, I hope. Jim, do you want to get us started with questions today? Q Sure. Thanks, Josh. I wondered if the President had a chance to watch Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to AIPAC and if you all have a reaction....
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March 2 2015 Camp Connell to Cottage Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/02/2015 10:57 PM
Camp Connell, CA...Today Sandi Pearce with Sierra Sentry took us along on one of her famous drives. Enjoy

Traffic Update...Big Rig Recovery Underway Near 7422 Rock Creek Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/02/2015 06:10 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a heavy duty tow needed for a recovery near 7422 Rock Creek Rd. Please use caution in the area..
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Luck Of The Irish Specials At Black Sheep Winery

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/02/2015 07:38 AM

Traffic Update...Non-Injury Accidents In Tuolumne & Amador

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/02/2015 07:24 AM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting non-injury accidents in Tuolumne, near Yosemite Rd / Oak St & Amador near 6500 Buena Vista Rd. Calaveras is clear at the moment.

President Obama's Weekly Address: Ensuring Hardworking Americans Retire with Dignity

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/02/2015 07:04 AM
Washington, DC...Hi everybody. In America, we believe that a lifetime of hard work and responsibility should be rewarded with a shot at a secure, dignified retirement. It’s one of the critical components of middle-class life – and this week, I took new steps to protect it. Six years after the crisis that shook a lot of people’s faith in a secure retirement, our economy is steadily growing. Last year was the best year for job growth since the 1990s. All told, over the past five years, the private sector has added nearly 12 million new jobs. And since I took office, the stock market has more than doubled, replenishing the 401(k)s of millions of families...

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Scattered Rain & Snow Showers Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/02/2015 06:43 AM
Arnold, CA...Today Mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers. Highs 29 to 44 higher elevations...43 to 51 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...up to 1 inch higher elevations. Snow level 4500 feet. Light winds becoming southwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 16 to 31 higher elevations...30 to 38 lower elevations. Snow level 5500 feet. Prevailing west winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Tuesday Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Not as cool. Highs 33 to 48 higher elevations...48 to 56 lower elevations. Light winds becoming north up to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday Night Mostly clear. Lows 18 to 33 higher elevations... 31 to 39 lower elevations. Prevailing north winds up to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight....

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The Arnold Mark Twain Medical Team Is Ready To Serve

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/24/2015 10:09 AM

The Big Tax Return Sale Going On Now At 49er Motors

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2015 07:45 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors Tax Refund Super Sale is going on now!! Put your tax refund to work and use it for a down payment on a new Car, Truck or SUV today!! We can finance most anyone with the many lenders that we have relationships with. From great credit to terrible, we have a lender for you. As long as you have a down payment and an income source, let us help you to get into a new vehicle today!

2006 Chevy Silverado 1500HD Crew Cab 4x4, 6.0L, leather, ac, abs, alloy wheels, tinted windows, power door locks, power windows, cd and so much more! Clean Carfax! Rare 1500 Heavy Duty model! ON SALE $18,949 Vin# 1GCGK13U96F190822

2006 Chrysler 300C, ONE OWNER, Clean Car fax, Well Maintained- 5.7L V8 Hemi, Leather, Cd Player, Power Steering, Cruise Control, Automatic Locks/Windows, Dual Power Seats, Heated Front Seats, Navigation, And Much More!!!! This Is a Powerful Car !!!!! Come Test Drive it To Feel The Experience!!!!! ON SALE $9449 VIN:2C3KA63H66H343589

2004 Dodge Ram 2500, 4 dr crew cab, 4x4 HEMI, power windows, power door locks, tow package, bedliner, sliding rear window, 3/4 ton full size pickup!! ON SALE $16,949 VIN:1D7KU28D04J141639

2006 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat, 4 door, 5.4L V8, Auto, 4x4, 2 tone paint, rear parking aid, abs, leather, dual power heated seats, moonroof, adjustable pedals, cd, alloy wheels, power door locks and windows, clean carfax, super clean well maintained truck!!! ON SALE $15,949 Vin# 1FTPW14506KC98426

2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited, ONE OWNER! LOW MILES! MP3 Player, power windows, power door locks, alloys wheels, ac, cruise control, keyless entry and more! Gas saver!!! Extra clean and almost new! ON SALE $15,449 Vin# 5NPDH4AE1DH339595

2012 Nissan Sentra I4 2.0, Cruise Control, Automatic Windows/Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Mp3 Cd Player, Aux Hookup, Traction Control, This Is A Great Gas Saver with low Miles!!!!! ON SALE $10,949 Vin:1N4AL11D15C277318

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  1. Great Service & Detailing Specials From 49er Motors
  2. Oakdale Man Arrested On Under Age Sex, Human Trafficking & Other Charges
  3. Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent
  4. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials For February 25 - March 3rd. Time For Heart Healthy Sushi
  5. Don't Miss You're The Top
  6. Runner Sponsors Legislation to Refund Illegal Taxes
  7. Letter to the Editor~by Al Duncan
  8. Angels Camp City Council Back in Action Tuesday Eve at 5pm~Full Agenda Enclosed
  9. High School Artists Featured in annual Show at Calaveras Arts Council
  10. PATV Schedule for Comcast Cable Channel 9 Volcano Vision Channel 22 for February 28th~March 5, 2015
  11. Wine & Chocolate Fashion Show Coming Up in Jenny Lind!
  12. Rim Fire Reforestation Scoping Period Opens on the Stanislaus
  13. Report Highlights Caltrans’ Commitment to Improve Travel for Non-Motorized Users
  14. Get Your Tickets for the "Old ElDorado Jamboree!"
  15. Mokelumne River Salmon Defy the Drought
  16. “River Reflections” Exhibit Flows to Mokelumne Hill for Month of March
  17. Save The Date!
  18. Calaveras Mentoring Foundation Presents “Spring Swing 2015” Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Ironstone Vineyards
  19. iTunes Will Be Main Topic at SMUG'S March Meeting
  20. Employment Scam in Calaveras County
  21. Calaveras County Appoints New Public Works Director, Jeffrey Crovitz
  22. Mattly's Bear Valley Weather Report....7" of New Snow Has Fallen so Far!
  23. Can You Keep a Secret?
  24. Traffic Update...Non-Injury Accident Near Lime Kiln Rd / Murphy Rd
  25. Traffic Update...White Pig In Roadway Near Burson Rd / Sr12
  26. DJ Eternal February 28th, 9pm Sky High Trattoria Bear Valley, CA
  27. Leonard Nimoy 1931 - 2015
  28. Fresh Snow On The Way!!! Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent
  29. Nine people were found dead at multiple sites after shootings in Tyrone, Missouri.
  30. 36 Players Compete In Murphys PONGFEST ‘15
  31. Traffic Update....Horses In Roadway Near Sr108 / Mono Way
  32. Hole in One At Greenhorn Creek Wednesday, February 25th!
  33. Columbia College FALL 2014 President’s List
  34. Salsa comes to Calaveras County by way of the Calaveras Arts Ovations Series
  35. Mark Twain Elementary Rounds Up Kindergarteners
  36. State Of The Art Cardiovascular Care In The Heart Of Calaveras County
  37. Le Jazz Hot Raised The Temps At Ovations Performance In Angels Camp
  38. FCC Adopts Internet Rules Without Prior Public Disclosure
  39. Kim Angelis and Josef Return to Calaveras on April 19 Launching Petroglyphe’s Sunday Fine Art Concert Series
  40. Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent
  41. Calaveras Wranglers 4-H Club Wants Members!
  42. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For February 16-25, 2015
  43. GRAND OPENING of Market 49 on Saturday February 28, 2015 8am to 8pm
  44. CHP San Andreas San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class
  45. Amador Fire Safe Council Gets Big Check!
  46. The Calaveras County Council Of Government Board To Meet March 4th
  47. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – February 27 to March 7
  48. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – DRAKE & RAVE!
  49. 'Jihadi John' in ISIS Videos Identified
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