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Coming Soon...
Wednesday, Aug 31
06:00 PM Hey Neighbors! “Locals Night” at Milliaire Winery
Friday, Sep 2
09:00 AM Market At Metzger Farms and Winery
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Plan B Will Rock Out The Season Of Murphys First Fridays In The Park
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
Saturday, Sep 3
All Day Bear Valley Library Book Sale
10:00 AM 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards
Sunday, Sep 4
Until 05:00 PM 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
Until 05:00 PM 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM "Market At The Square" Farmers Market At Copperopolis Town Square
12:00 PM California Hunter Education Class Starting September 4th In Arnold
12:00 PM "Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ" At Historic Hotel Leger
Monday, Sep 5
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Tuesday, Sep 6
09:00 AM Market At Metzger Farms and Winery
Thursday, Sep 8
09:30 AM Calaveras County Community Bible Study
Friday, Sep 9
09:00 AM Market At Metzger Farms and Winery
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
Saturday, Sep 10
09:30 AM Evan Walker Memorial Poker Run
09:30 AM The First Annual Evan Walker Memorial Run
10:00 AM UCCE Master Food Preserver Class: Fall Fruits
10:00 AM SNAC Sponsors Plug Ugly Disc Golf Tourney!!
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM Hawaiian-Themed Dinner Dance To Raise Funds To Maintain Murphys Park
Sunday, Sep 11
10:00 AM "Market At The Square" Farmers Market At Copperopolis Town Square
12:00 PM California Hunter Education Class Starting September 4th In Arnold
Monday, Sep 12
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Tuesday, Sep 13
09:00 AM Market At Metzger Farms and Winery
10:00 AM Calaveras Genealogy Monthly Meeting

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Covering President Obama's Tahoe Summit Speech Today!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/31/2016 11:09 AM
Arnold, CA....Since our President is close by today and we got accepted into the press pool for today we will be attempting to bring you photos and video of his visit and environmental speech.  He is scheduled to speak at the Tahoe Summit early this afternoon. Barring any glitches...

Awaiting The Start Of The Summit and press appropriately does not have front row seats.

We will have full video of President Obama's speech up later

The Big Pre Labor Day Clearance Sale At SNAC Arnold

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/31/2016 05:48 AM
Arnold, CA...Take a look at some of the best deals of the summer on Select Used Kayaks & plastic SUPs. At these prices – they won’t last long! Select New Kayaks & SUPs on Sale for up to $300 off! Get yourself a New High Performance Paddleboard or a 2016 Hobie Mirage Drive Pedal Kayak at our biggest savings of the season! Huge Shoe Sale at SNAC Arnold! Select Men & Women’s Hiking Shoes and Boots by Ahnu, Keen, Salomon, Merrill and Oboz at 20-30% off!

Arnold CHS Thrift Store's Super Book Sale Thursday!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/31/2016 05:25 AM
Arnold, CA...This week for our Super Sales Thursday is our Big Book Sale. Paperback Books 5 for $.99. Hardback Books 2 for $.99. Kids Books 3 for $.99. Stay posted on our Face Book Page! Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store! Super Sales Thursday Starts August 4th, 2016

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Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep Your Summer Rolling

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2016 10:27 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop and say hi and top off your tanks today! Angels Trading Post has everything you need to keep you Hopping when you visit our area. Great Prices on Gas, Drinks, Sodas, Java City Coffees and more. They also accept E.B.T. cards.and have great prices on tobacco products. They are open everyday from 5am to Midnight!! Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4.

Safe Driving Classes Start Tomorrow!! Then September 1, 7 & 14

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 06:47 PM
San Andreas, CA...FREE interactive safe driving awareness class for new drivers and their Parents/Guardians provided by the San Andreas CHP. MURPHYS, August 31, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Murphys Fire Dept. SAN ANDREAS, September 1, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Mark Twain Hospital. COPPEROPOLIS, September 7, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Copper Fire Dept. SAN ANDREAS, September 14, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Mark Twain Hospital. Reserve your space today 209-754-3541. Some vehicle insurance companies have been reported to provide a discounted rate for teen drivers that attend this class.


Battery Charges For Nevada Woman In Cat Fight

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 05:25 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On August 27, 2016 at approximately 10:40 PM, officers from the Angels Camp Police Department were dispatched to a report of a female slapping another female in the face in the 100 block of Selkirk Ranch Road. Officers arrived and talked to both females separately. They both advised they were visiting the area and had spent the day wine tasting. They were involved in a verbal argument and one of the females slapped the other female after callous words were exchanged. Both females agreed to stay separated and advised there would be no further problems for the evening...

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Robbery Of Marijuana Plants In San Andreas

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 05:09 PM
San Andreas, CA...On 08-28-16 at 10:30 AM, Calaveras Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3000 block of Central Hill Road in San Andreas to investigate a report of a brandishing of a firearm. The victim was approached by two adult suspects, one male and one female, who had parked their vehicle at the entrance to the property. The two suspects asked the victim for directions, and then engaged in an argument with the victim. The victim asked the suspects to leave. The female suspect retrieved an unknown object from the vehicle and began pointing it at the victim while the male suspect retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and ordered the victim on the ground. The victim ran to an adjacent property and called 9-1-1. The sheriff’s office arrived at the property and was unable to locate the suspects. The victim told the sheriff’s office that the suspects took several marijuana plants that were growing on the property. The victim valued the plants at $19,000.

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Avery Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 04:49 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On August 30th, 2016 at approximately 2:15 AM an officer from the Angels Camp Police Department made a traffic stop on a vehicle towing a trailer, for faulty lighting on the trailer and improper mounting of a license plate. The driver of the vehicle advised the officer that his driver license is currently suspended, which was confirmed through a records check by dispatch. Dispatch also advised that the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, which was confirmed with Sacramento County.

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A Few Minutes With Murphys Irish Pub's Jessica Bowman

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 01:55 PM
Murphys, CA...We had the pleasure to spend a few minutes with Murphys Irish Pub's Jessica Bowman. This is a great story of a local girl with a dream that stuck with it until it came to fruition. Jessica has brought authentic Irish Beers, Food and culture to Murphys. Murphys Irish Pub is located in the heart of downtown Murphys on Main Street...

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21st Annual Logging Jamboree Is September 3rd At Sierra Nevada Logging Museum

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 01:14 PM
Arnold, CA....21st Annual Logging Jamboree Is September 3rd At Sierra Nevada Logging Museum on Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Sept. 3rd. 9am to 5 pm. Logging competition: Practice for beginners at 9. Pros start at 12. Games for kids, great barbecue, tours, next to lake for kids. Entrance fee: Under 12 free, Adults $8 each 2 for $15. or


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Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Reported Near Appaloosa Way & Buckskin

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 12:46 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Firefighters are heading to a reported vegetation fire near Appaloosa Way and Buckskin. Please use caution in the area....Update....Sounds like it was a large spot fire....


Make Plans To Attend The Big Mark Twain Medical Center Fall Health Fair!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 12:33 PM
San Andreas, CA...Make Plans To Attend The Big Mark Twain Medical Center Fall Health Fair!!

Gavin Brummund Memorial Trail Run 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 11:34 AM
Arnold, CA...The Inaugural Gavin Brummund Memorial Trail Run kicked off what organizers hope will be an annual event honoring local men and women who serve their country and especially those who have fallen in that service. The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum parking lot was the launching point for runners to take to the trails including portions that were on the Arnold Rim Trail...

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Mokelumne Fire Now At 352 Acres & 30% Containment

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 11:01 AM
Bear Valley, CA...The fire grew 133 acres and is now at 352 acres with moderate fire behavior and minimal smoke production. The fire burnt around a large granite face which accounts for a large portion of the 133 acre growth. Crews will continue to secure the western edge of the fire with assistance of the helicopters, maintaining MIST tactics, and maximizing the use of natural barriers.

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Clarence “Smokey” Spreadborough Aug. 22, 1928 – Aug. 27, 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 08:40 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Clarence “Smokey” Spreadborough, Aug. 22, 1928 – Aug. 27, 2016. Born in Monterey, CA, moved to Calaveras County, where his mother was born. He and his siblings attended the little two room school house in Altaville and Bret Harte High. Smokey was a Teamster Truck Driver for 40 years, starting with Blagen Lumber in Toyon, in the early 50’s, and then for Calaveras Cement Plant until they closed. His last employer was Winkler Trucking in San Andreas. Smokey was a long time member of the Angels Gun Club, and a member of the Masonic Lodge #33. Smokey loved the mountains and going to the “cabin”. To those who knew him he never had a bad day in his life. He will be sorely missed by all his family and friends.

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Kenneth Eino Hirvonen 1978 - 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 08:28 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Kenneth Eino Hirvonen, 37, passed away in a tragic construction accident on Friday August 19th in Mountain Ranch, CA. Kenny was born September 20th 1978 in Mission Hills, CA to Arto and Jeanne Hirvonen. Kenny was currently living in Sutter Creek, CA working as a general contractor and had recently received his Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Kenny is survived by his loving wife, Nicole Hirvonen, two children Rex (14) and Tommy (11), parents Arto and Jeanne, and brother Mika.

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WWll Fighter Pilot, Richard Earl Hansen 1923 - 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 08:12 AM
Murphys, CA...Richard Earl Hansen, 92, died in San Andreas on Monday, August 22, 2016 of complications following a stroke. He was born on September 25, 1923 in St. Paul, MN to Eyvind and JoHannah Hansen. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Murphys, CA, his sister Betty, his son, Eric, and his daughter, Tina. Known to all as “Dick,” he had a Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree from Syracuse University. Serving nearly 35 years on active duty with the United States Air Force, he was highly decorated having been a fighter pilot in the Pacific during WWII, flew in support of the Korean War, served as a cold war bomber pilot, and as a tactical transport pilot in the war in Vietnam.

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Coop's Coffee House & Drive Through Is Open 6am - 6pm Everyday

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 07:55 AM
Avery, CA...Our blueberry milkshakes are so good!! Coop's is great place to people watch and indulge in tasty treats. Served everyday all day! Open 6-6! Treat yourself to our Mochas, Cooperchino our blended coffee drink as well. You can call ahead at 209.822.3967 and your order will be ready & waiting.


Pinnell's Carpet One Voted Best In The Mother Lode!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2016 07:20 AM
Angels Camp & Sonora, CA...“Do any of these faces look familiar?! When you visit Pinnell's, our team makes sure your project gets completed with the same care we would do to our own home! For 4 generations Pinnell's has been in the flooring industry and has been serving the tri-county area for over 40 years! We train and certify all of our in house installation team! Quality is what we do! Thank you for voting us Best of the Mother Lode since 2005!”

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Fuel Your Summer Fun At Calaveras Lumber With $14.99 Propane Exchange Tanks

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2016 01:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...It is summer and grilling, camping & all your outdoor activities are in high gear. Calaveras Lumber in Angels Camp now has one of the lowest prices anywhere on propane exchange tanks. Simple, fast, safe & efficient. Stop by their home improvement store in Angels Camp and they will have you fueled up and ready to go in minutes. Of course while you are there yo might be tempted to pick up a few more things as well.

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SNAC Sponsors Plug Ugly Disc Golf Tourney!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2016 09:05 PM
San Andreas, CA...Don't miss the SNAC Sponsored Grand Opening Tournament for Calaveras County's newest Disc Golf Course, Saturday, September 10th in San Andreas! Come check out this new course and the 18 tone poles painted by local artists and fellow disc golfers. It's a great deal, so Pre-Register now! Space is limited to 72 players.
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Beautiful Featured Home From NextHome Utica Properties! 4 Bedroom 4.5 Bath Murphys Home On 13.96 Acres

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/07/2016 10:39 AM
Murphys, CA...Rare 13 acre estate with large 4 bd/4.5ba home in Murphys. Home is situated on 2.23 private acres and property includes a second 11.87 ac flat, open parcel with hundreds of feet on Coyote Creek. Vacant parcel has a rare agricultural water meter and home is serviced by public water. Great property for horses or vineyard. Easy, paved access off of Highway 4. Courtesy of Jeffrey Rasmussen, NextHome Utica Properties 209.736.9595

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Back In High Gear Posting Mode..

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2016 07:49 PM
Arnold, CA...The last few weeks we have been working some server issues and software glitches. We had backed off some of our video and photo intensive posts until some of the issues had been resolved. We have added two new servers as well. So you may still see a few changes and fixes over the next few weeks we can get back to posting our content heavy stories. We thank each and every one of you who make part of your daily habit.

Lots Of Congestion But All Roads Open Within Willow Fire Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2016 09:24 AM
San Andreas, CA...There are no road closures related to the Willow Fire, north east of San Andreas, however there will be lots of activity in the area with the cleanup and containment. Avoid the area and/or use extra caution if you must travel in the area.

The photo above was taken by CHP Officer John Fernandez. He is an Officer by day and a photography enthusiast in his off time. The picture was taken during the closing days of the Butte Fire on Jesus Maria Road.

West Point Woman Who Started Willow Fire Arrested On Multiple Charges

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2016 09:15 AM
San Andreas, CA...Hogan was driving her vehicle eastbound on Mountain Ranch Rd. For an unknown reason the right rear tire became flat and the rim was in contact with the roadway while she was driving. The rim was causing a shower of sparks that was igniting the grass shoulder of the roadway. A witness behind Hogan attempted to gain her attention however she would not stop her vehicle. The witness eventually drove around Hogan and used his vehicle to stop Hogan by blocking the roadway. He contacted Hogan who did not appear to know that her vehicle was disabled. Due to the fires, Hogan's vehicle was also catching fire. The witness pulled Hogan from the burning vehicle. After an investigation by CHP, Hogan was arrested for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended driver license. A Drug Recognition Expert determined that Hogan was under the influence of a Narcotic Analgesic and Cannabis at the time of the incident.

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President Obama's Weekly Address : Taking Action Against the Zika Virus

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2016 06:56 AM
Washington, DC...Earlier this year, I got a letter from a South Carolina woman named Ashley, who was expecting her third child. She was, in her words, “extremely concerned” about the Zika virus, and what it might mean for other pregnant women like her. I understand that concern. As a father, Ashley’s letter has stuck with me, and it’s why we’ve been so focused on the threat of the Zika virus. So today, I just want to take a few minutes to let you know what we’ve been doing in response, and to talk about what more we can all do.

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Brexit: An Update for Investors ~ From Brian Tewksbury

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2016 06:52 AM
Murphys, CA...As an Independent Financial Advisor with Quest Capital Strategies, Inc., Brian enjoys helping people with their investment needs. Anticipating the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Brian gained certification through Covered California Healthcare Exchange and manages this segment of business through HealthMarkets, Inc.

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Woman Arrested For DUI, Unlawfully Starting Fire Causing Inhabited Residence To Burn & More!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 10:55 PM
San Andreas, CA...Peace Officers with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit determined that a vehicle driving on Mountain Ranch Road, sparked several fires. These fires have so far ultimately burned approximately 450 acres of vegetation. Renee Hogan was arrested by the California Highway Patrol at the eastern most fire, which also burned her vehicle. Hogan was initially arrested for violation of California Vehicle Code Section 23152(e), driving under the influence of drugs.

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Forward Progress Stopped On Willow Fire At 450 Acres, Now 15% Contained.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 07:53 PM
San Andreas, CA...Willow Fire Incident Information as of August 28, 2016 6:30 pm. The fire was appearantley started by a vehicle and was reported at. 1:07 pm. It is off Willow Creek Rd & Mountain Ranch Rd, east of San Andreas. Acres Burned - Containment: 450 acres - 15% contained Evacuations: A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for the Willow Valley Subdivision. The evacuation warning has been lifted for Old Gulch Road from Calaveritas Road to Rocky Road. Residents only are allowed back into the area.

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Fire Update....Ya Baby!! Releasing Some Tankers From Willow Fire!! Two Will Remain On Load & Hold At Columbia

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 05:08 PM
San Andreas, CA....Out of area tankers have been released from the Willow fire and our local tankers 82 & 83 are now on load n hold at Columbia Air Attack Base. They have not called forward progress stopped but it's rate of spread had dropped to a crawl. Great Job Everyone!!!


Fire Update.....Vegetation & Possible Structure Fire On Cherry Lake Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 04:40 PM
Groveland, CA...USFS & State Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire with possible structure threat on Cherry Lake Road. Last traffic just before post said they may have it contained but equipment still inbound..


Willow Fire Evacuation Center Opened

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 04:28 PM
San Andreas, CA...Evacuation Center is being opened at the San Andreas Town Hall at 24 Church Hill Rd San Andreas. Red Cross will be staffing and can accommodate small domestic animals.


Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Reported Near Mountain Ranch and Calaveritas Roads. Updated 500 Acres, CHP With Vehicle That Started Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 01:30 PM
San Andreas, CA....CHP is reporting a vegetation fire near Mountain Rand and Calaveritas Roads. Will update if needed...hopefully not. Let's be careful out there. Updated at 1:27pm. fire has grown to 15-20 with structure threats and Mountain Ranch Road will be closed while they battle the blaze. Update as of 1:52pm...Some residents in the fire area are being asked to evacuate...some reports of structures involved. They will get this one....let's just hope and pray before it does too much more damage. We have seen enough fire to last for awhile.... Update as of 2:01pm...acreage has now been updated to over 50 acres.. There are three fires and prevention is working on cause... Update as of 2:13pm....scanner traffic now has fire at over 100 acres now. Update as of 2:58pm...Acreage estimates have risen to 350 acres with 2% containment.... Update as of 3:41pm....Now about 500 acres....more equipment is coming on scene, they have been waiting for enough dozers to work the fire. CHP is reporting they have the identified the vehicle that was responsible for starting fire.. Update as of 4:54pm...Fire holding at about 500 acres. Evacuation center opened... Update as of 5:10pm....The out of area tankers have been released and our local tankers 82 & 83 are now back at Columbia on a "Load & Hold", Great news on fire as forward progress has slowed. The beginning of the end of the Willow is in sight!! Great work everyone!!!

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Almost Blue Jazz Trio Entertains Today In Copperopolis! Market At The Square Is Every Sunday From 10 - 3!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2016 10:14 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Almost Blue Jazz Trio will be here to entertain during our Sunday Market at The Square! Head on our to Market at The Square 10-3pm today! Farm fresh fruits and veggies, Gourmet Cheeses, Hummus, Nuts, Assorted Crafts, and more! Market At The Square runs 10-3pm every Sunday through October! For new vendor info please contact Kim at or 209.785.9700. We would love to have you!

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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicles On Hwy 108 Near Hwy 120 & Little John & Copper Cove

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2016 05:22 PM
Jamestown & Copperopolis, CA...CHP is reporting overturned vehicles near Hwy 108 & Hwy 120 in Tuolumne County. In Copperopolis CHP is reporting another overturned vehicle near Little John & Copper Cover Drive. Please use caution and expect delays in these areas...

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Don't Miss Chains Required Tonight At Sequoia Woods

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2016 02:52 PM
Arnold, CA...Don't Miss Chains Required Tonight At Sequoia Woods. It's a beautiful Saturday and our club is very active! After golfing and swimming, plan to come enjoy an outdoor buffet dinner on our patio tonight. It's our last event with CHAINS REQUIRED for the season...(doesn't time fly?) The fun begins at 5pm for check-in; the food is on the line from 6 to 7pm; and the music plays from 7 until 10pm. Bring those dancin' shoes!!!


Journey Revisited Tomorrow Night At The Square!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 11:33 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Are you ready for a FUNTASTIC evening here at The Square?!! Get your dancing shoes out it's going to be a party with one of our favorites, Journey Revisited at 7pm!

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Search Warrant Served In Valley Springs For Butane Honey Oil Lab

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 08:08 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On 8-26-16 at about 1100hrs the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant on the 2000 block of Danaher in Valley Springs as part of an investigation into a concentrated cannabis lab. It was determined during the investigation that the suspect had been using butane to manufacture concentrated cannabis. Several items collected at the scene are connected to concentrated cannabis.

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Mokelumne Fire Now At 199 Acres & 5% Contained

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 04:39 PM
Bear Valley, CA..The fire is currently 199 acres with low to moderate fire behavior. The fire will be moderated by helicopter bucket drops to minimize fire spread. The following trails may be impacted by smoke: Jackson Canyon, Frog Lake, Lake Valley (Camp Irene), Underwood Valley Trailhead (TH), Woodchuck TH, and Sandy Meadow TH. This fire is being managed using MIST tactics to minimize fire suppression impact to the wilderness. Firefighters will focus today on keeping the fire south of the Mokelumne River. Helicopter is dipping out of a nearby man made reservoir outside of the wilderness. This fire is being managed to protect, maintain, and enhance resources while being allowed to function in its natural ecological role. No evacuations have been issued. The public is advised to avoid this area due to hazardous conditions.

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94 Year Old Valley Springs Man Sustains Minor Injuries When Youngster Loses Control...

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 11:14 AM
San Andreas, CA...Yesterday shortly after noon a 94 year old Valley Springs man sustained minor injuries when a Valley Springs woman who is probably younger than some of his shirts, lost control of her vehicle and went into a spin. He tried to avoid the young whippersnapper but was unsuccessful. Youthful drivers these days & the release is enclosed. Let's be careful out there....

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Fire Update....Spot Fire Near White Pines Lake

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 10:30 AM
Arnold, CA...Fire Fighters on ground and air are responding to a reported 40 x 40 spot fire in the White Pines Lake area. Please use caution in the area... Update...tankers have been released Helo 404 will remain on scene just in case a few more buckets of water are needed...


Odds Of Rate Increases Strengthen & The Fed's Monetary Policy Toolkit ~ Chair Janet L. Yellen

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2016 09:08 AM
Jackson Hole, WY...The Global Financial Crisis and Great Recession posed daunting new challenges for central banks around the world and spurred innovations in the design, implementation, and communication of monetary policy. With the U.S. economy now nearing the Federal Reserve's statutory goals of maximum employment and price stability, this conference provides a timely opportunity to consider how the lessons we learned are likely to influence the conduct of monetary policy in the future.

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Live Like Goose!! White Pines Skate Park Benefit Is August 27th At 11am In Cedar Center!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 01:13 PM
Arnold, CA...Please join us in supporting Goose's White Pines Skatepark! Food, family, fun!! What is the White Pines Skatepark benefit all about? It's begins with a boy: For those of you who knew Gaberiel "Goose" Goszulak, you knew he was a smart, kind, funny, artistic and loving young man. He had a heart of gold and he was one of the most generous people you had ever meet. Those of you who haven't meet him, have missed the opportunity to be blessed by such an amazing human being.

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Local Smiles, Service & Savings From Sonora Ford! 18 Vehicles Under $15k This Week

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2016 06:30 AM
Sonora, CA...We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

For A Larger Version Of The Ad Click Here!

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Fire Update....Vehicle Fire In Big Trees Market Parking Lot

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 02:18 PM
Arnold, CA...Fire Update....Vehicle Fire In Big Trees Market Parking Lot. No reported threat to vegetation but if you hear trucks moving...EPFD is on the way.


Stanislaus National Forest to Implement Insect and Disease Infestation Healthy Forest Restoration Project

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 02:13 PM
Sonora, CA...Jeanne Higgins, Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor, signed the Decision Memo (DM) for the Wrights Creek Plantations Healthy Forest Restoration (Wrights Creek HFR) project on the Mi-Wok Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest (STF) on August 9, 2016, and the first timber sale opportunity Thommy Wright Timber Sale:began advertisement on August 24, 2016 The Wrights Creek HFR project is the first project planned by the Stanislaus National Forest under the new Insect and Disease Infestation categorical exclusion authority granted in the Agriculture Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). This project is unique because we are taking a proactive approach at attempting to address the unprecedented tree mortality affecting the forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Insect infestations and outbreaks tend to occur and thrive in stands with little heterogeneity during favorable environmental conditions (i.e. drought). When these conditions occur simultaneously, the probability for insects to encounter a suitable host (i.e. one in which resistance mechanisms (resin) can be overcome) increases greatly. Mortality due to drought and insect and disease has already begun within, and in the vicinity of, the project area.

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California Ranked Least Tax Friendly State

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 01:29 PM
Washington, DC...Attention taxpayers (aka just about everyone)! Kiplinger has released its ranking of the best and worst states for taxes. Kiplinger’s fourth annual Tax Map—available at—reveals income taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, “sin” taxes (for products such as alcohol and tobacco) and other tax rules and exemptions across all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Logs Through August 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 08:48 AM
Sonora, CA....The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs through August 23rd are enclosed

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through August 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2016 06:50 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are enclosed...

We Would Like To Thank Signal Service For Sponsoring Our Law Enforcement Category
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Friends of the Calaveras Sheriff's Office Or FOCSO Update & Get Ready For Their Annual Dinner

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2016 09:39 AM
San Andreas, CA...It's that time to renew your membership or become a new member of Friends of the Calaveras Sheriffs Office. FOCSO is dedicated to partnering with the Calaveras County Sheriffs Office by raising funds for programs and equipment not covered, or fully covered, in the county budget. The nonprofit most recently supported projects for equipment/programs for the SO’s Crime Scene Technician, Detective Division, Sheriffs Volunteers, Youth Explorer Program, Patrol Deputies, Correction Officers, Defensive Tactics Training, Canine Program, First Aid essentials and many other projects.

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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
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