Heavy Rain & Snow Ahead With 3 to 4 Feet Of Snow Forecast Above 5,000 Ft
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 06:35 PM
Arnold, CA...Check out the expected rain and snow totals through tomorrow. Heavy snow is expected at pass level with snow levels falling below ~5,000 ft overnight. Be aware of hazardous mountain travel conditions as well as any flooding concerns in your area. The highest snow totals from this storm wave are for our area. Carson, Ebbetts and Sonora Pass areas are forecast to receive 36 to 48 inches of snow above snow level.
Sacramento, CA...The strongest winds are yet to come. Expect to see gusts near 50 mph this evening and overnight. The heavily saturated soils will increase the likelihood of trees and power lines falling. Long lasting power outages are possible.
The Latest Collision, Road Hazards, Flooding & Closure List
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 05:15 PM
Arnold, CA...There are numerous roadway flooding incidents including one where someone tried to drive through flooding on Jesus Maria and Hawver and is now stuck with water coming into the vehicle. Bonds Flat Road remains closed due to the Don Pedro Spillway opening and is closed from Hwy 108 to hwy 132. Be careful out there...
Traffic Update....Wooden Boat Part On Road & Part On A Fence & Other Hazards
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 11:36 AM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a wooden boat partially in the roadway and partially on a fence on Hunt Road. And yes it does seem to be a fitting traffic hazard for the weather. This and other incidents are below. Please use caution out there today...
La Grange, CA...Bonds Flat Road is closed this morning. Workers are preparing to cut into the roadway so the spillway gates can be opened. Guard rails and culvert pipe will be removed so it does not wash down stream. This is the second time spillway gates have been used. 1997 was the first.
Hey Good People!!! The "Pure Mountain Fun" Keeps Coming!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 09:37 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Expect possible delays with Mtn Operations today's with increasing winds and snowfall 7" of new snow as of 5am this morning overnight and 10" in the last 24hrs. A mix of rain /snow is expected through the day today as the warm air aloft arrives with a projected snow elevation level of 7000'. 1-3" of snow is possible today with a 50/50 chance that it could go either way today being full rain or snow., we'll just have to wait and see how it plays out over the next few hours. The expected high is suggested to be 36F and falling to 28F by 3pm or so. Winds will be out of the South from 18-23mph with gusts to 34mph. Tonight will continue with a mix of rain and snow as the temp will again rise to around 38F during the early morning of Tuesday coupled with high winds in the 40-48mph range with gusts to 75mph and continuing out of the South. Tuesday could drop another 7-11" of new snow as the temps fluctuate and winds will again be out of the South from 31-36mph with gusts to 55mph. The Lower Mtn will be on hold today due to the higher elevation snow levels as concerns there are Avalanche related. It's been a handful of years since we've seen these type of events so expect some possible delays with operations in and around the resort over the next 4-5 days. Someone's been talking to Ullr............ Come up to Bear Valley and experience our local "Pure Mtn Fun" ethos and stay tuned..........
Arnold, CA....Snow at higher elevations and heavy rain along the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Today Heavy rain at lower elevations...and heavy rain and heavy snow at higher elevations. Breezy. Not as cool. Highs 31 to 43 higher elevations...41 to 51 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...8 to 13 inches higher elevations. Snow level 7500 feet. Prevailing south winds 10 to 25 mph, gusts up to 40 mph increasing to 55 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 75 mph in the afternoon. Over ridges...prevailing south winds 20 to 35 mph increasing to 40 to 60 mph in the afternoon. Tonight Heavy rain at lower elevations...and heavy rain and heavy snow at higher elevations. Very windy. Lows 26 to 38 higher elevations...37 to 43 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...7 to 12 inches higher elevations. Snow level 7500 feet. Prevailing south winds 25 to 35 mph increasing to 25 to 45 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 75 mph. Over ridges... Prevailing south winds 40 to 55 mph increasing to 45 to 65 mph after midnight.
Work Continues Round The Clock On Damaged Oroville Spillway
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 07:29 AM
Oroville, CA...Flow from the Oroville Dam Flood Control Spillway will remain at 55,000 cfs and continue to outpace the inflow encountered. The reduction in flow has allowed assessment teams to view debris buildup and dredge debris piles below the flood control spillway. Lake elevations continue trending downward and had fallen to 852 feet, by 4:00 this morning, 48 feet below the emergency spillway. As runoff flows into the reservoir, water levels will likely fluctuate but will remain within acceptable and typical depths during times of storm activity. Despite current inclement weather, work continues on the area below the spillway, the monoliths, access roads, and various eroded areas created by emergency spillway runoff. Rock, aggregate, and cement slurry continue to be placed into areas affected by erosion. This work will continue 24 hours a day.
Don Pedro Controlled Spillway Gates May Open After 3pm Today
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 07:09 AM
Stanislaus County – Due to volatile changes in forecasts for upcoming storms, Turlock Irrigation District is making preparations to open the Controlled Spillway Gates at Don Pedro Reservoir as early as – BUT NO EARLIER THAN – 3 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017. Landowners, growers and those living along the Tuolumne River, out of an abundance of caution, should undertake necessary steps to protect their property and livestock as Tuolumne River levels will rise quickly.
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.
Hovey Artist's Series Opening for Kristin Gustavson Today At 4:30pm
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/19/2017 09:04 AM
Murphys, CA...Kristin Gustavson is a second generation artist whose art twists real objects and familiar people into abstract images. She moves the pictures from her head to her fingers with bold colors and a sense of whimsy reminiscent of dreams.
President Trump’s Weekly Address For February 17th, 2017
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/19/2017 07:55 AM
Washington, DC...My fellow Americans, We have taken major steps during the first few weeks of my Administration to remove wasteful regulations and get our people back to work. I have been saying I was going to do that for a long time. This week I signed two pieces of legislation to remove burdens on our economy, continue to keep my promises to the American People and so much more.
The President's Day Wine Weekend At Ironstone Vineyards
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/17/2017 10:06 PM
Murphys, CA...This weekend, Ironstone Vineyards is a participating winery in the 21st Annual Presidents’ Day Wine Weekend on Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th. You can purchase your commemorative $25 glass at Ironstone! Enjoy an Exclusive Tasting of Four Wines to Pair with our Sweet & Sassy Chicken Skewers with Thai Peanut Glaze. Sit by the fire and enjoy live music from flamenco guitarist Nicholas Lefler, while sipping our award-winning wines. Walking tours will take place at 1:30pm, and our Alhambra Theatre Pipe Organ will play at 11:30am and 2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad Through February 21! Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2017 12:53 PM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...Start making a difference for your school or non-profit. Join our eScrip program on your next visit. It's free to join, simple to use, nothing to track or sell - you simply fundraise every time you shop at our markets. Make a difference in our community! Join our eScrip Program today! 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.
The Big Negative Reduction Sale At Timeless Home Gallery
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2017 09:36 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.
What’s Happening In Murphys This Week ~ February 13th Through February 23rd
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/14/2017 01:37 PM
Murphys, CA...Planning to spend a Saturday shopping in Murphys, try out the new Saturday Hopper bus service running between Valley Springs and Murphys. Perfect for President’s Day Weekend! Fridays at Alchemy - Matt Cullen delivers style with pop, country and jazz vocal performances every Friday on the patio from 5:30-8 pm. The music is free, and there's room to dance. Call 209-728-0700 or visit www.mattcullenonline.com for more information.
Beautiful Mountain Home Backing To National Forest $725,000
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/12/2017 01:20 PM
Arnold, CA...Home has two distinct living areas: Downstairs: Great room, family room, dining room, office, master bedroom with two walk-in closets, master bathroom with walk-in shower with dual shower heads, separate jetted tub, dual sinks and vanity area, a laundry room with wash basin, and a guest bathroom. Upstairs: Wet bar kitchen area with refrigerator, remodeled bathroom, two bedrooms, large living room area with propane stove. Other amenities include: carpet, tile, and wood laminate flooring, oversized triple car garage, large finished basement and extra storage area under home, radiant heating system on main floor, huge back deck extending the entire length of the home with access from great room, family room, and master bedroom.
A Stunning Estate, 744 Total Acres, 64 Vineyard Acres, Three Homes, State Water Rights & More! $3,600,000
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/31/2017 02:40 PM
Esmeralda Valley, CA...This is the lifestyle! Turnkey Operation. The property at Chatom Vineyards consists of 11 parcels totaling 744.22 acres. 64 planted acres with 13 grape varietals. 60 plus acres of plantable land, 356 acres farmstead currently used for cattle grazing. Many options for expanding agricultural interests. There are 2 ponds & a natural spring. Seller has State Water Rights. Main home is 4300 sq. ft. with 4 beds, 2 baths, wonderful living spaces, cooks kitchen, large master suite, swimming pool. 2 additional homes, 2 barns, shop & garage/office. Private, peaceful paradise.
Murphys,CA...Come celebrate our forefathers and their legacys' and contributions to democracy by tasting your way thru Calaveras Counties finest wineries and tasting rooms. Whether you’re drinking more over the recent election or toasting more, one thing is sure we should all come together and celebrate local economies and small business and why not start now with a discovery of Calaveras County and our vibrant wine community! Visit Calaveras County wine region on Presidents’ Day weekend, February 18th and 19th and with the purchase of a commemorative glass, you can taste wine at all our participating wineries!
Hey Good People!! Another 7" Of "Pure Mountain Full" Fell Overnight!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/18/2017 08:53 AM
Hey Good People! Expect possible delays for openings on the Mtn this morning and Lift Operations due to snowfall. 7" fell overnight and 16" for the storm total so far in the last 24hrs!!!!! Today as the storm tapers it's 1st wave we could pick up another 1-2" and then see snow showery weather into Sunday night when things then ramp back up! The high for today will be around 33F with SW winds from 6-9 mph. Tonight we'll see 27F as the low with moderate winds from 9-13 with gusts to 20mph. Sunday should remain mostly cloudy but by the late afternoon the next wave arrives Sunday night with 4-8" expected overnight with a possible element of rain/snow mix from around 4am to 10am then back to full on snow with 7-11" possible on Monday and 5-9" on Monday night! Continued snowfall will be in effect all week long and into the following weekend. Someone's been talking to Ullr............ Come up to Bear Valley and experience our local "Pure Mtn Fun" ethos and stay tuned..........
Traffic Update....Semi Truck Blocking Southbound Lane Of Hwy 49 Near Tuttletown
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/18/2017 07:27 AM
Tuttletown, CA...CHP is reporting a semi with it's back wheels off the pavement and blocking lanes near Hwy 49 and Tuttletown Road. A heavy duty tow vehicle has been ordered on expedite. Please use caution and expect delays in the area....
Arnold, CA...Dyemusica is a band Formed in the Sierra Nevadas in NorCal in 2011 By friends who love reggae, and the freedom of jam music. They incorporate different tonal styles and personalities with thought provoking lyrics and a lot of experimental overtones to achieve their sound and create something original.
Murphys, CA...Mark your calendars for the 15th annual Love the Forest Concert at our New Location at the Outer Aisle 164 Hwy 4 in Murphys, Saturday, February 18, beginning at 7pm. A host of local musicians including Cantamos with Michela Macfarlane, plus The Bill Welles and the Distractions.
Come Meet The New Owners Of Camp Connell General Store!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/14/2017 04:27 PM
Camp Connell, CA...Since 1929 The Camp Connell General Store has been serving generation after generation of customers. New Owner Dan Tulipani and his family are excited to continue and expand on the rich fabric of history and traditions that have made the store an integral part of the community. With Dining, Wine, Beer, Gifts, Groceries & Gas they have everything you need to make your high country adventure a great one.
"I went into a General Store, they wouldn't let me buy anything specific..." Comedian Steven Wright
Hwy 4 To Cottage Springs With Sierra Sentry's Sandi Pearce
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/17/2017 07:11 PM
Arnold, CA...Hwy 4 To Cottage Springs With Sierra Sentry's Sandi Pearce
The Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite National Park Will Be Closed Nightly
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/17/2017 04:08 PM
Yosemite National Park, CA...The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park (Hwy 120) will be closed daily from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am between Crane Flat and Foresta due to storm-related road damage. These closures will remain in effect from Friday, February 17, 2017 until at least Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Visitors entering Yosemite from the Big Oak Flat entrance will not have access to Yosemite Valley during the closure hours. Due to the condition of the road, it is not safe for nighttime vehicular travel.
Notice Of Public Hearing Appeal For Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/17/2017 02:28 PM
Murphys, CA...BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINg LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-1143 APPEAL of Planning Commission Denial of Appeal 2016-1143 for the denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application 2016-538 for APN 056-017-004 Scott Hoff is appealing the Planning Commission’s denial of 2016-1143, which is an appeal of denial of commercial cannabis cultivation registration 2016-538. The site is located at 4837 Ponderosa Road, Murphys, CA, T3N, R13E, Por. Sec. 02.
Settle Into This Great Neighborhood Home For Only $265K From NextHome Utica Properties
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/17/2017 02:22 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Great home in great neighborhood. Close to downtown Angels Camp on a quiet street. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan. New solid service counter tops in kitchen. Utility / Laundry Room off Garage. Cute backyard features rock wall and is fully fenced. Back yard backs up to open space. Seller will credit $2000 for new flooring. Existing carpet to be removed and hauled away.
Spend Presidents' Weekend 2017 On The Trails At Bear Valley Cross Country
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/17/2017 01:12 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Come up and enjoy 100 inches (almost 9 feet)of snow at Bear Valley Cross Country!Enjoy one of the biggest winters the Sierra Nevada has experienced in many years! Beautifully groomed trails for cross country skiers and snowshoers, plus the popular tubing and sledding areas, and the Meadow Café, all await your arrival. Head up all-weather Highway 4 for some outdoor fun!
Temporary Closure of Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/17/2017 01:07 PM
Milton, CA...A severe wind advisory is in effect for Calaveras County. The Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility is experiencing wind speeds up to sixty miles per hour. Therefore, the Facility is closing immediately today, Friday February 17, 2017, and is expected to open tomorrow, Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 8:00 am.
Rail Road Flat, CA...Born February 14,1926 in Haywood, Oklahoma to Alvis Dent and Laura Steinsiek, Dwain spent the first eighteen years of his life in Haywood growing up during the depression and enduring dust storms on an Oklahoma farm. After graduation from high school he enlisted in the United States Navy serving on a troop transport ship driving an amphibious landing craft. He saw action in lwo Jima, Okinawa, occupied Japan and China. He truly represented the greatest generation.
Rockin' M Rodeo Presents CCPRA Rodeo Again At Frogtown
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/17/2017 10:58 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The 2017 Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee is excited to welcome back "Rockin' M Rodeo". The rodeo will be on May 20 at 7:30p.m. The price of the rodeo is included with Fair admission.
Stanislaus National Forest Warns Snow Conditions Are Challenging For Winter Recreation On Summit Ranger District
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/17/2017 10:08 AM
Sonora, CA...Heavy rains and warm temperatures have taken a toll on Forest winter recreation trails on the Summit Ranger District, Forest officials warned. Winter trails on Calaveras Ranger District are faring better and offer winter recreation opportunities.
Cottonwood Road Gates Closed On Stanislaus National Forest
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/17/2017 09:55 AM
Sonora, CA...Forest officials closed Cottonwood Road, known as Forest Route 1N04, between the intersections with Thompson Meadow (FR 2N13) and Reed Creek (FR 3N01S) due to numerous landslides and pavement failures.
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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
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.