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06:00 PM Calaveras Arts Council's Music In The Parks
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All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
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12:30 PM Guided Hike, Big Trees State Park - 209-795-3840
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
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All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
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12:00 PM Backyard Blues & Barbeque at The Historic Hotel Leger - Every Sunday
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials July 30 - August 5

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 04:54 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. Join Mike and the Sierra Hills crew Friday night at Murphys Park for First Friday Music in the Park, 5pm They'll be grilling up some flank steak and chicken. Plan B is the featured band.

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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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Traffic Stop Leads to Large Marijuana Discovery

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 04:25 PM
San Andreas, CA...On 7-26-14 at 1400hrs a Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Cargo Van for expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the Deputy noticed the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver identified as Darryl Lasater (54 years) from Keyes, California, initially admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle for his own personal use. Lasater later admitted to transporting the marijuana from Calaveras County to unknown location and did not possess a doctor’s recommendation for the marijuana. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy discovered twenty large Home Depot moving boxes filled with marijuana...

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Traffic Update...Two Pickups Involved In Accident Near Burson Post Office

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 04:21 PM
Burson, CA....Two pickups have gotten together near the Burson Post Office on Hwy 12. One has gone into a pole as well.

Major Injuries To Mokelumne Hill Man In Jesus Maria Road Accident

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 03:55 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...On 07/29/2014, at approximately 1934 hours, a 21 year old Mokelumne Hill man was was driving his Mazda southbound on Jesus Maria Road, at a speed greater than 35 MPH. For unknown reasons, he allowed the Mazda to travel to the right, where it left the roadway and subsequently collided with a tree.

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Ebbetts Pass Fishing Report

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/30/2014 03:23 PM
Ebbetts Pass, Ca...Welcome to Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods report on fishing and what's working at all our favorite spots along the Highway 4 corridor -- Come and fish our Highway 4 corridor. With the exception of Spicer Reservoir. all of our lakes, rivers and streams are at normal levels. Don.t miss the opportunity to fish our beautiful scenic highway and enjoy camping along your favorite stream or lake. We look forward to seeing you soon. As of now we have fires in our area and smoke free. We have been experiencing a complete crash of our fishing license computer system. It has hit all of California and will not be up and running at our store until they get the system up and running. No idea when this will happen. You can go on line with our Department Of Fish and Wildlife website. Follow the directions and this will let you purchase your license. You can also go to our website and go to fishing resources and click the tab Take Me Fishing. When the tab opens click on the Fishing tab and look for the Get A License tab in upper right hand corner then click on this tab and it will walk you through the steps to purchase a fishing license on line. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but it was not our fault. Fishing on the Highway 4 corridor has been good fishing. With our rivers experiencing lower than normal water levels, people should try their hand at fly fishing. Stop by our store on how to benefit from low water levels either from a fly rod or a spinning rod. It is not only fun but challenging to fool a trout with a fly....
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Fire Update...Vegetation Fire Quickly Contained On Morningstar

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 03:15 PM
Sonora, CA....Great work by firefighters as the quickly contained a vegetation fire on Morningstar Drive

Annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/30/2014 02:51 PM
Calaveras County, Ca...Calaveras County is pleased to announce that the Annual Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events have been scheduled for September 6th & 7th, 2014. Events will be held in Arnold, West Point and San Andreas. Please visit our website for complete program details, limitations, and restrictions.
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What's Happening in Murphys This Week - July 29 through August 8

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/30/2014 02:34 PM
Murphys, Ca... Enjoy the summer in Murphys with wine, art, music, farmer's markets, and more...
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County Reaffirms Support For Wild & Scenic Mokelumne River

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 12:12 PM
San Andreas, CA....Playing to a standing room only crowd (At least at the start of the meeting) the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Voted 4-1 to reaffirm support for a Wild & Scenic Designation for the Mokelumne River. Many, many community members, elected officials, business groups, conservation groups and more weighed in on the topic. Supervisor Edson was the lone vote on the board in opposition. All of the items on the consent agenda passed and the agenda is enclosed again as a reference...

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Police Officer Recruitment Going On Now In Sonora

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 11:27 AM
Sonora, CA...The Sonora Police Department is recruiting for the position of Police Officer. The position is open to Police Academy graduates and Lateral Officers. Testing will be conducted periodically, based on the needs of the Department....

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Chatom Vineyards Presents An All Americana Dinner & Dance On August 9th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 11:11 AM
Douglas Flat, CA...Now is the time to make your reservations for Part II of our Summer Winemaker Dinner Series at Chatom Vineyards! If you haven't already reserved your seats, please do soon - tickets are going fast! Enjoy a four-course All Americana menu from Chef Dave Ingram, hand-picked Chatom wine pairings with each course and live music from The Thick Soup Band (homegrown talent from right here in Calaveras County)!
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Bret Harte Academic Boosters Present the 4th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Dance!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/30/2014 10:36 AM
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Mountain Ranch Community Park will Rock Tonight! with Calaveras Arts Music in the Parks

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

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Murphys Newest Restaurant Is Rob's Place

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

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The Summer Season Is Here! Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 04:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Trading Post has friendly smiles and even a Free Soda with every fill up! 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.

Bret Harte High School - Class of 1994, 20 Year Reunion

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/03/2014 09:59 PM
Angels Camp, Ca...Bret Harte High School-Class of 1994-20 year reunion is August 2, 2014. If you are interested in attending please email: Tickets are $55 per person.

Bret Harte Football Boosters Golf Tournament

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/14/2014 10:47 PM
Angels Camp, Ca...
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Gerard Insurance Services is There For ALL Your Insurance Needs

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

Evalyn "Jan" Janece Doggett - 1932 - 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 11:31 PM
Jan was born on May 23, 1932 in Goldthwaite, Texas and passed away at the age of 82 on July 15, 2014 in Modesto, California. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Homer Doggett. Jan Graduated from Pampa High School (1950) in Pampa, Texas and has kept up with her classmates and many remain close friends. While in High School she was active in the band and played the saxophone. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1954 and has returned there many times for reunions and to visit with her many friends. During her college years she was in an acapella quartet. She taught Physical Education for 2 years in Denver, CO, Lancaster, CA for 4 years and lastly for 31 years in Palo Alto, CA at Cubberley High School, Palo Alto High School and JLS Middle School. Jan kept up with many of her students over the years...
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Yosemite El Portal Fire Evening Update. 3,545 Acres, 34% Contained, 864 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 10:05 PM
Yosemite, CA...Today’s effort on the El Portal fire resulted in an improved percentage of containment on the southern portion of the fire as well as some steady improvement upon the lower western and easter flanks of the fire. Fire officials do remain concerned over the fire’s growth on the north and northeast sections of the fire perimeter as efforts continue to address problem spots along these areas. Steep, rugged terrain continues to challenge the efforts of firefighters but progress is being made. The weather forecast calls for continued high temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees near El Portal. These patterns will continue as a high pressure over the region remains stationary. Thunderstorm activity, if any, is predicted to stay to the east of the fire. Fire activity is expected to continue through evening particularly in the north and northeast sections of the fire as a result of poor overnight relative humidity recovery...
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Sand Fire Evening Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 4,240 Acres, 85% Contained, 19 Homes Destroyed, 1,315 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 08:55 PM
Plymouth, CA...Fire crews strengthened the established containment lines and continue to mop-up further into the burned area. Acreage increased due to better mapping of the fire. Rugged terrain and hot, dry weather conditions in addition to mines are a challenge for firefighters. Damage assessment is ongoing. Resources are continuing to be released. Evacuations: All evacuation orders have been lifted, including Painted Pony Rd. Residents returning to the area may be required to show identification and proof of residency. CAL FIRE encourages residents returning to the area to drive safely and watch for fire equipment and firefighter activity within those affected areas. All road closures have been lifted.
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Traffic Update...Vehicle vs Tree On Jesus Maria

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 08:00 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Crews are working a vehicle vs tree accident on Kerstan Ln / Jesus Maria Rd. Please use caution in the area... Update as of 8:49pm...At least one injured party was flown from the area aboard an air ambulance the landed at the Central Fire Station on Jesus Maria.
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EL Portal Fire Causes Closure of Big Oak Flat Road - Yosemite Valley Remains Open to Public From Highway 120 Visitors Must Use Detour on Highway 49 North

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 04:03 PM
Mariposa, Calif., July 29, 2014 – The El Portal Fire on the western edge of Yosemite National Park has burned more than 3,000 acres of wilderness and is currently 19 percent contained, but the park, including Yosemite Valley, remains open. All entrances to the park are open. Yosemite Valley, Mariposa Grove, and Glacier Point are accessible from Highways 140 or 41. The high country is accessible from Highway 120, but the Big Oak Flat Road that connects Highway 140 to Highway 120 to the Valley is temporarily closed. Visitors traveling on Highway 120 can use the Highway 49N detour to access the Valley and the southern areas of the park....
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Yosemite El Portal Fire Now At 3,060 Acres, 19% Contained, 640 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 03:31 PM
Yosemite, CA....Last evening on the El Portal fire the night shift reported active fire until approximately 1:30 A.M. after which conditions settled down. Today’s areas of concern are concentrated on the northern portion of the fire as the fireline bumps into the burn perimeter of the 2009 Big Meadow Fire. Fire crews and aviation assets will continue to combat the fire which is seated in very steep, remote terrain. Vegetation in this area and throughout the state remains in critical, historic drought conditions. The Dark Hole fire, also being managed by CIIMT 5 remains at just over 500 acres as a smoldering, creeping fire in the understory. As threats from this fire are minimal fire resources have been largely concentrated on the El Portal...

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R. John Pratt Oct. 29, 1931 – July 28, 2014 Resident of the State of California

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 03:15 PM
Murphys, CA...John Pratt of San Diego, California passed away on July 28, 2014, after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family. A true citizen of California, John was born in Hollywood and grew up in Oakland. He lived throughout the state during his lifetime. He attended Piedmont High School and was an all-around athlete, lettering in football, basketball and baseball. Following high school, John served his country with distinction in the Korean War and then married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Margot Marie Thomson. They had a magical life together, celebrating 56 blissful years of marriage, before her passing in 2008. They were thrilled to receive a Proclamation from the California State Assembly honoring them on their 50th wedding anniversary. John and Margot traveled the world together, culminating in their exciting last adventure, a journey to Machu Picchu, Peru, followed by a trip on the Amazon River. They raised a rambunctious family of four children, Bill (Sherry), Terry (Mark), Steve (Laura) and Tom (Kimberly). John left a wonderful legacy for his children and was blessed with 9 grandchildren: Rochelle, Casey, Shawna, Lindsey, Christopher, Mark, Nicholas, Thomson and Hutton; and 6 great grandchildren: Vincenzo, Giovanni, Shadrach, Moriah, Harper and Charlie...

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Arnold Man's Morning Run Turns Into Firefighting Effort

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 12:29 PM
Arnold, Ca...During his morning run on the Arnold Rim Trail on Thursday, July 24th, 2014, around 9:00 AM, Jon Faust and his dog, Blondy, noticed smoke coming from down by a nearby creek. Initially thinking it was just a campfire, upon investigating Jon found a ground fire that was starting to spread to the trees. Jon had walked into a homeless camp where the fire had escaped the fire ring; the residents of the camp weren't present. There were cans of food and sleeping bags on the ground, one of which Jon used to knock some of the flames down. He did his best to stomp out the ground fire, but it had been burning for too long, and was too hot. Running back to his truck, Jon drove to CDF on Highway 4, but all units and staff were out. Calling 911 from the office, units were dispatched in time to keep the ground fire from turning into something much worse. Thanks to Jon Faust and his quick actions!
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Fire Update...Vegetation Fire Reported On Hwy 4 & Milton Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 11:55 AM
Milton, CA....Crews are working a grass fire on Milton Road and Hwy 4. More to follow if needed...

Klassens at Deborah Marlene's

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 11:35 AM
Mokelumne Hill, Ca...As the year marches on, so does the Artwork in Deborah Marlene's. "I belong to the Arts of Bear Valley. We have two back to back Art Shows in the Summer; the current one at the Perry Walther Building during the Bear Valley Music Festival and one at Big Trees State Park beginning on August 11th. For this reason, it is with great pleasure that I welcome the Klassen's of San Andreas to show on all the walls of my Gallery this month. It is not often that you meet an "Artistic Couple". Randy and Joyce have been married for almost 33 years. Previous articles about them, have told extensively about their sharing their love for God and Art. Randy is an ordained Minister, who worked 40 years in the Evangelical Covenant Church of America. There was a 6 year break during that time and from 1981 to 1987, Randy and Joyce became fully involved in doing art work professionally. This adventure included art shows and galleries in California, a cultural exchange in China, and a three week experience if sketching and painting in France...
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RCRC Applauds Reauthorization of Workforce Investment Act

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 11:07 AM
Sacramento, CA – President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, to reauthorize and modernize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The WIA was enacted to serve as the nation’s employment and job training program by providing federal funding to states for job training, education, and employment services for unemployed and underemployed workers and youth. In California, WIA helps provide businesses with the skilled workforce they need to compete in the 21st Century global economy. WIA has been up for reauthorization for more than decade. “We extend our sincere thanks to House and Senate leadership for passing the WIOA, and President Obama for signing this legislation into law,” said Lee Adams, RCRC Vice Chair and Sierra County Supervisor. “The WIA and our local WIBs provide much needed programs and services which improve our local economies, our main streets, and in the end, our families.”...
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All Aboard! Railtown 1897 Offers Excursion Train Rides & Live Music Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 10:57 AM
Jamestown, Ca. – To celebrate the holiday in rail-related style, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will offer popular excursion train rides all three days of the upcoming Labor Day weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, rides behind the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 are available; then on Labor Day Monday, vintage diesel train rides are available for interested Park visitors. As another special treat, singer/banjoist James Nelson of the Black Irish Band will entertain guests all three days while performing live on the platform under the tulip tree. Tapping into America’s love affair with trains and westerns, the iconic Sierra No. 3 became known as the “Movie Star Locomotive” after starring in more than 100 Hollywood movies and television productions alongside world-famous celebrities beginning in the early 1900s. In addition to its impressive Hollywood film credentials, Sierra No. 3 is one of the oldest operating steam locomotives in the United States and Railtown 1897 SHP in Jamestown is home to one of just two remaining, fully intact and still functioning steam-era shortline railroad roundhouse complexes in the United States...
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Arnold SIR Branch 152 Lunch Meeting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 10:37 AM
Arnold, Ca - On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM, SIR (Sons in Retirement, Branch 152, Arnold, CA ) will hold its Monthly Luncheon Meeting at Snow Flake Lodge, 2255 Blue Lake Springs Drive, Arnold CA. The Speaker for this meeting will be Jim Costello, owner of Mt. Brow Winery, Columbia, CA; also proud owner of a 1931 Model A Ford Sedan. Jim had to cancel his presentation in April due to an illness, he is back. In 2012 and again this year 2014, Jim travelled to the Model A Ford Club of America’s bi-annual meeting in Marquette, IL. He and wife Pam were gone one month each year and had a great times. They returned Thursday July 24 from the 2014 Meeting and have lots of photos to share. The rest of the story is in the details of these trips, no heater, no air conditioning, water and gas and no windshield wipers....
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Salty Life 4 Pay ~ Pancake Breakfast!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 10:22 AM
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Sand Fire Morning Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 3,800 Acres, 80% Contained, 13 Homes Destroyed, 1,617 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 09:56 AM
Plymouth, CA...Fire crews continue to strengthen established containment lines and extend mop-up further into the burned area. Rugged terrain and hot, dry weather conditions remain a challenge. Resources will continue to be released throughout the day. Several resources were emergency demobilized during the late evening hours to support new incidents. Evacuations: As of 9:00 a.m. today, the Evacuation Orders for Freshwater Rd., Lone Barn Rd., including Moco Canyon Rd., Bell Ranch Rd. and Twin Rivers Rd. have been lifted. Painted Pony and Dwyer Rd., still remain under the current Evacuation Order....
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Congressman McClintock Speaks On The Border Crisis

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 10:40 PM
Washington, DC...The Border Crisis, House Chamber, July 24, 2014. Mr. Speaker: Wherever I go, people express a growing anger over the illegal immigration that is overwhelming our southern border. People ask me:

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SAVE the DATE for Mark Twain Medical Center's Meet and Greet our New Physicians

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 10:25 PM

Bear Valley Coop News​...Update Meeting August 9th At Skyhigh Pizza

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 05:04 PM
Bear Valley, CA....The Co-op is continuing to progress forward with our plan to purchase the mountain and we should be ready to meet our contingencies in time for the original August 1st deadline. There is a second potential buyer for the resort and Village and the Co-op has also had discussions with them to understand more about their business and how the two efforts might work together...

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Let Froggy's Clean & Lube Your Vehicle & Save Water!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 04:59 PM
Angels Camp, CA.....Froggy's Auto Wash & Lube Recycles Over 60% Of Their Water! So Keep Your Car Clean, Happy & Save Water At The Same Time. Froggy's Auto Wash & Lube On Hwy 49 In Angels Camp.

Bank Robbed In Pioneer

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 02:37 PM
Pioneer, CA....The Bank of Amador Branch on Buckhorn was robbed this afternoon. Authorities are looking for a man who robbed the Bank of Amador in Buckhorn at around 1 p.m. today, Monday, July 28, 2014. The man is described as white, 5’9 inches tall, 170 pounds, clean-shaven and wearing a tan shirt and hat with dark glasses. He allegedly used a 9mm handgun and fled the scene on foot....

Fire Update...Grass Fire Off Of Vista Del Lago

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 02:20 PM
Valley Springs, CA....Crews are working a 3-5 acre grass fire off of Vista Del Lago & Hogan Dam Road area. More to follow if needed... Update as of 2:25pm. They have ordered more resources for this incident. Update as of 2:28pm...We just checked in with TCU Command and Lisa Williams said the fire is in the 10 acre range on both sides of the roadway and access and wind issues are adding an additional degree if difficulty in fighting this fire. Please avoid the area if possible.

Bank of America In Arnold Is Hiring For Full Time Positions With Benefits

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/28/2014 12:21 PM
Arnold, CA....Bank of America in Arnold is hiring!!!! We have an open, full time position for a Sales and Service Specialist. This is a full time position, with vacation and paid holidays and benefits. Please apply at or come into the Arnold Branch for more information...

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  1. Volunteer Orientation/Program - Volunteer Opportunities
  2. Don Miller - 1932 - 2014
  3. Sand Fire Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 3,800 Acres, 65% Contained, 515 Homes Threatened, 10 Homes Destroyed, 1,937 Personnel, 196 Engines, 51 Crews, 30 Dozers & 52 Tenders
  4. Yosemite Fire Update July 27, 2014 El Portal Fire
  5. San Jose Man, John Stuart Beaton Loses Life In Hwy 120 Head On Collision
  6. Patio Party Sale at Milliaire Winery
  7. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through July 29th
  8. Announcing the Winners of the 21st Annual Murphys Duck Races!
  9. Linda Sue "Susie" Stevens - 1948 - 2014
  10. Meet Dr. Siegler, An Expert In Orthopaedics, And Kindness
  11. Traffic Update...Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 49
  12. Sand Fire Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 3,800 Acres, 35% Contained, 515 Homes Threatened, 10 Homes Destroyed, 1,464 Personnel
  13. Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Contained Near Sonora
  14. Yosemite El Portal Fire Fire Now At 2,100 Acres
  15. President Obama's Weekly Address: Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes
  16. Fire Update...Illegal Burn Off Of Hwy 26!
  17. Sand Fire Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 4,000 Acres, 20% Contained, 515 Homes Threatened, 10 Homes Destroyed, 1,464 Personnel
  18. Make Plans To Attend Singing In The Rain
  19. Fire Update...Sand Fire Swells To 3,000 Acres, 1,464 Personnel, 149 Fire Engines, 45, Hand Crews, 6 Air Tankers, 6 Helicopters
  20. Why Wait SUP & Kayak Sale At SNAC
  21. Red Cross Response to Sand Fire
  22. Fire Update....Sand Fire Evacuations Grow
  23. Wildfire Smoke Warning: Sand Incident Air Quality Advisory
  24. New Arrivals at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!
  25. Sand Fire Near Plymouth Now 20% Contained, 1,300 Acres, 5 Homes & 7 Outbuildings Destroyed
  26. Blues and Bones this Saturday, July 26
  27. Art Show at Bear Valley Music Festival
  28. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers Celebrate Release of New Album, The Devil You Know, With a Performance in Bear Valley!
  29. Brothers Comatose Opens Bear Valley Music Fest Tonight
  30. The Late Summer Hit List ~ CVB Feature
  31. Rods, Rides, Bikes & Boats Fill Arnold's Cedar Center
  32. The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 19th through 25th
  33. Stanislaus National Forest, Ramsey Fire Closure Lifted
  34. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week through July 30
  35. The Schedule Murphys to Markleeville July 25 - August 2
  36. Huge Markdown Sale At 49er Motors!!
  37. Wine and Food Celebration at Greenhorn Creek, August 9th, 2014
  38. Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Special Night Meeting On Mokelumne Wild & Scenic Designation for July 29th, 2014
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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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