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Kindness Week: Feb 8-13, 2016

Coming Soon...
Monday, Feb 8
All Day Cross Contry Skiing At Bear Valley Cross Country
All Day Downhill Skiing/Riding At Bear Valley Mountain
Tuesday, Feb 9
All Day Cross Contry Skiing At Bear Valley Cross Country
All Day Downhill Skiing/Riding At Bear Valley Mountain
10:00 AM Romantic Valentine's Dinner Cooking Class
10:00 AM Calaveras Genealogy Monthly Meeting
10:00 AM Calaveras Genealogy Monthly Meeting
06:30 PM GriefShare Seminar
Wednesday, Feb 10
All Day Cross Contry Skiing At Bear Valley Cross Country
All Day Downhill Skiing/Riding At Bear Valley Mountain
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Feb 11
All Day Cross Contry Skiing At Bear Valley Cross Country
All Day Downhill Skiing/Riding At Bear Valley Mountain
01:00 PM Museum Tours of the New Exhibit every Thurs. in Jan. & Feb. 2016!
Friday, Feb 12
All Day Cross Contry Skiing At Bear Valley Cross Country
All Day Downhill Skiing/Riding At Bear Valley Mountain
Saturday, Feb 13
All Day Cross Contry Skiing At Bear Valley Cross Country
All Day Downhill Skiing/Riding At Bear Valley Mountain
01:00 PM Pine Grove Lyme Support Gp
01:00 PM Pine Grove Lyme Support Group
01:00 PM Heavenly Chocolate Festival
Sunday, Feb 14
All Day Cross Contry Skiing At Bear Valley Cross Country
All Day Downhill Skiing/Riding At Bear Valley Mountain
All Day Pine Grove Lyme Support Gp
05:00 PM Romantic Tunes with V&V Music & Entertainment

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Get Your Chili Pots Or Tastebuds Ready For The 9th Annual Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/02/2016 11:04 AM
Murphys, CA...Join us for our 9th annual Chili Cook-Off at the Murphys Historic Hotel held Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th! All proceeds will benefit the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras & the Resource Connection Food Bank! Our cook-off will start at 10 am and tasting starts at 2 pm. Price to enter is either 10 cans of food or $10 and 5 cans of food or $5 to taste! If you are interested in entering please contact Brian at 209-728-3444 ext 416 or visit the front desk for an entry packet.

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Sec State John Kerry Condemns DPRK Missile Launch

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/06/2016 10:16 PM
Washington, DC...The United States strongly condemns today’s missile launch by the D.P.R.K. -- a flagrant violation of UN Security Council Resolutions related to the D.P.R.K. use of ballistic missile technology. This is the second time in just over a month that the D.P.R.K. has chosen to conduct a major provocation, threatening not only the security of the Korean peninsula, but that of the region and the United States as well. We reaffirm our ironclad commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan. We will continue to work with our partners and members of the UN Security Council on significant measures to hold the D.P.R.K. to account.

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Presidential Weekly Address: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/06/2016 06:27 PM
Washington, DC...Hi everybody. One of the things that makes America great is our passion for innovation – that spirit of discovery and entrepreneurship that helps us meet any challenge. One of the greatest challenges of our time is climate change. Over the last seven years, we’ve made historic investments in clean energy that helped private sector companies create tens of thousands of good jobs. And today, clean power from the wind or the sun is actually cheaper in many communities than dirtier, conventional power. It’s helped grow our economy and cut our total carbon pollution more than any other country on earth.

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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through February 9. Stock Up For The Superbowl

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 11:39 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 Ready for Sunday's Big Game? Don't be left scrambling in the final minutes Stock up on snacks, meals and beverages.

Our team may not be in the championship, but The City is!

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.
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V Restaurant In Murphys Now Serving Breakfast

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2016 01:25 PM
Muprhys, CA....V Restaurant is now serving breakfast! They have delicious ways to get your day started off right. Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 9am service until 11:30am for breakfast switching to lunch after that. Sunday we will serve breakfast for an extended amount of time until 1pm

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Traffic Update...Motorcycle Down On Hwy 26 Near Vista Del Lago

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 05:33 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a motorcycle down on Hwy 26 near Vista Del Lago. One lane is blocked and initially the rider was laying in the middle of the lane and not moving...

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Hey Good People!! Head Up To Bear Valley For "Pure Mtn Fun"!! ~Bear Valley Weather & Update By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 12:36 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! As High pressure firmly parks itself over Nor Cal another sunny day is on the slate! Beautiful blue skies coupled with warming temps gives way to awesome groomed conditions on the hill today. The off-piste skiing/riding still has some good fortune if you seek to find it. Todays high will be right around48F with East winds to 5mph. The weekend continues with beautiful weather which looks to stay in place for the next 6 days or so......... Snow coverage is awesome and it's a great time to come and visit Bear Valley. Come on up and Enjoy the easiest drive to any resort on the west slope, All Weather Highway 4, always open, easy and fun! Don't forget about our "Pure Mtn Fun" attitude!

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Bret Harte Little League Deadline Is This Weekend....Batter Up!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 12:23 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Little League Baseball Season is here and the registration deadline is Sunday February 6th! As of today we are surprisingly short on Copperopolis player registrations (AACK!). Please do not miss this opportunity to give your child the chance to play outdoors, learn the game of baseball, and learn valuable life lessons such as how to be part of a team pursuing a common goal. If your child wishes to play baseball, please register them before February 6th...

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Chamber Names Mind Matters Nonprofit Of The Year

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 10:49 AM
Murphys, CA...Mind Matters, the Murphys based non-profit clinic that is noted for its innovative treatment of autism and similar disorders, has been named the Nonprofit of the Year by the Calaveras Chamber of Commerce. The award was bestowed at the chamber’s annual dinner in Angels Camp. “There are so many worthwhile nonprofit organizations in our area working together to serve the community,” says Trudy Lackey, Mind Matters Executive Director. “To be singled out to receive this award is extremely gratifying.”

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Bring Your Computer Questions To The February SMUG Meeting

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 10:20 AM
Murphys, CA...Getting the most out of your iMac or iPad will be the focus of the next meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) to be held, Tuesday, February 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room of the Murphys Library, 480 Park Lane, adjacent to Murphys Park. Norm Milsner, one of the founders of SMUG, and a recognized Apple guru, will be making the presentation and responding to questions. He will be also take his audience for a tour of Pages, Apple’s word processing application. As always, any computer related questions will be encouraged. “Because of where I live, I do not have an iPhone,” says Milsner. “But a lot of our knowledgeable members do have smart phones so we will try to deal with those concerns also.”

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PONGFEST 16 & Ladies Tennis Invitational Set For MACTA Courts In Murphys

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 10:08 AM
Murphys, CA...Ping pong and tennis enthusiasts will share the spotlight when the Murphys Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) stages a double-barreled event at the group’s Wintercreek Facility and the adjacent Lions Club Hall on Saturday, March 5, starting at 9 a.m. Both facilities are located behind the historic schoolhouse on Jones St. in Murphys. Pongfest ’16, a ping pong tournament open to everyone, will take place in the Lions Club Hall. A doubles round robin will be held in the morning with singles and consolation brackets in the afternoon. Interested players should sign up by contacting tournament organizer Jim Triolo, 795-3183, Participation is limited to 40 players so early registration is advised.

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Make Plans To Attend The Golden Health Awards

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 09:15 AM

The Big 49er Motors Tax Refund Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 09:08 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Income tax refunds are coming in and now is the perfect time to invest your refund in a new Car, Truck or SUV. We have stocked up for the occasion and are ready to help you today! If you have a steady income and a down payment (Like a tax refund) we can help get you into a new ride! We have many lenders that work with a types of credit files with rates as low as 1.9%. All of our Vehicles come with a warranty and for most we can offer a 5 year 100,000 mile additional warranty.
Please come by or give us a call today!

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab LT, ONE OWNER CLEAN CAR FAX V8 5.3L Flex Fuel 4x4, Auto 6-Spd HD w/Overdrive, Z71 Off-Road Pkg, Hill Start Assist Control, Traction Control. Keyless Entry, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Mp3 Single Disc Am/Fm Stereo, Power Driver Seat, Blue tooth, Towing Pkg. Amazing Inside and Out, Like New !!! ON SALE $28,949 VIN:1GCRKSE70DZ204981

BEAUTIFUL 3/4 ton!! 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT Extended cab 4x4. Hard to find this well maintained. Leather, Power Windows and Locks. New Tires, Spray in Bed Liner and more. Take this clean 3/4 ton for a test drive and you will be impressed!! ON SALE $15,949 VIN:1GTHK29U54E261891

2009 Ford Focus SE LOW MILES!! 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter, Automatic, 4-Spd w/Overdrive, FWD, Dual Air Bags, Automatic windows and locks, Mp3 Cd Player, Aux hookup. This Is A Gas Saving Family Car. Great Price For a Like New Vehicle. All this and brand new tires!! ON SALE $8949 VIN: 1FAHP35N99W112929

2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 4x4, CLEAN CAR FAX, V8 5.3L Flex Fuel, Z71 Off Road Pkg, Autoride Suspension, Keyless Entry, Front and Rear Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Mp3 Single Disc, Navigation System, DVD System, Parking Sensors, Backup Camera, Heated Front Seats, Dual Power Seats, Leather Interior, Quad Seating, MoonRoof, Privacy Glass, Running Boards, Towing Pkg. This Is The Ultimate Family Car With Added Luxury To Give Everyone A Great Ride!!! ON SALE $20,949 VIN:3GNFK16378G234727

2006 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT, V8 5.4L 300 Hp 4x4, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Pedal Adjust, Cruise Control, Tow Package, Running Boards, 6 Disc Mp3 Cd Player, Power Driver Seat. The Most Payload And Towing Capacity In The Half-Ton Class ON SALE $14,949 VIN:1FTPW14526FA31734

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L, 4Cyl VTEC 2.4L, 4x4, Navigation, Backup Cam, Leather Interior, Moon Roof, Heated Front Seats, Mp3 Multi Disc Cd Player, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Air Conditioning, Running Boards,
ON SALE $15,949 VIN:JHLRE4H70BC006337

2011 Cadillac STS, CLEAN CAR FAX, V6 3.6L, Luxury Pkg, Keyless Entry, Keyless Start, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Navigation System, Multi Disc Cd Player, Parking Sensors, Heated & Cooled Seats, Dual Power Seats, Leather Interior, Moonroof. Luxury Ride With Out The Luxury Price!!!!! ON SALE $17,949 VIN:1G6DW6ED2B0121813
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Get Your Tastebuds Ready For The AMA Crab Feed

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 07:55 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Get Your Tastebuds Ready For The AMA Crab Feed

Pioneer Electric Can Have You Ready For Any Accasion

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 07:45 AM

Bodie Is Lost...Have You Seen Him? (Update....Bodie Is Home!)

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 07:32 AM
Murphys, CA...My son lost his 14 week old puppy on Murphy's Grade Road last nite around 6:30 if you can share this I would so appreciate it. He is toy chihuahua, pure black with white paws. His name is Bodie he has tags and a contact phone number, or you can contact Jordan or Francesca at 209-736-8059. My son is heartbroken. Thank You So Much...DeAnn


Only Minor Injuries To Murphys Man After Going Off Hwy 49 Bridge

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/04/2016 11:28 PM
San Andreas, CA...A 24 year old Murphys Man was driving his 2001 Dodge Ram in the Southbound traffic lane of State Route 49 at approximately 55 MPH when, for an unknown reason, he allowed his Ram to travel to the left and across the northbound traffic lane. The Dodge then struck the wood/concrete bridge railing. His pickup traveled through the railing and off the bridge, struck and came to rest upon the south bank of San Antonio Creek.

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Murphys Is Getting Ready For Irish Day 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/04/2016 11:14 PM
Murphys, CA...The Murphys Irish Day organizing committee is at work creating the 2016 celebration that will be held on Saturday, March 19. Murphys Irish Day, one of the Mother Lode’s most popular festivals, is presented each year by the Murphys Business Association with proceeds funding the activities of the association as well as community projects and enhancements.  Once again the responsibility for securing the vendors that line historic Main Street is being undertaken by the Murphys Firefighters Association with Kristin Kovacs being the contact person.

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Traffic Update....Rollover Accident On Hwy 4 Near 6 Mile Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/04/2016 03:24 PM
Vallecito, CA....CHP is reporting a rollover accident on Hwy 4 Near 6 Mile Road. It is a pickup vs a BMW collision. All the vehicles are off the roadway put emergency vehicles will be working in the area....

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Mark Twain Medical Center & San Andreas Area Is Experiencing Phone Outages At This Time

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/04/2016 10:32 AM
San Andreas, CA...(Update: Service Has Been Restored) The Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) is currently experiencing a phone outage for all outgoing and incoming phone calls. A telephone cable was inadvertently cut by a construction company doing work on nearby street. Estimated time for repair is 8 to 10 hours. This is also affecting several areas in and around San Andreas. MTMC remains committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients, community and staff. We are working closely with multiple agencies to access the needs of the community as the situations arise. For immediate needs please contact MTMC at 209.768.7346

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Learn Self Defense At Family 4 Fitness

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/04/2016 09:45 AM

Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – February 5 to February 13

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/04/2016 09:19 AM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Bear's Lair and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville.  For more detailed info visit The Schedule.  Please come by and pick one up or contact Bear's Lair at to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – PIXLEY!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/04/2016 07:29 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by the Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store/Cat Adoption Center in Angels Camp, located in Angels Town Center at 240 S. Main St./Hwy 49, open Thurs/Fri, 10am–5pm, and Saturday, 11am–5pm. Pixley will be there to meet you, along with a few other exceptionally marvelous kitties who you absolutely must meet! Cat availability has decreased until kitten season, so our Arnold Adoption Center will be CLOSED this week. If you want to meet some kitties, Angels Camp is the place to be! The kitties hope to see you there!

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Traffic Update...Pickup Off The San Antonio Creek Bridge On Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 06:43 PM
San Andreas, CA...CHP is reporting a white pickup has gone off the San Antonio Creek Bridge near Fricot City Road. Caltrans has been notified about replacing 30ft of damaged fencing as well. Please use caution and expect delays in the area...

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Major Injuries To Glencoe Man In Hwy 26 Head On Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 05:32 PM
West Point, CA...On February 1, 2016, at approximately 1050 hours, a 64 year old Glencoe man was driving his 2013 Scion FRS eastbound on SR-26 west of Deardorff Road at approximately 40 MPH. A 66 year old West Point man was driving his 2002 Ford Ranger westbound on SR-26 west of Deardorff Road at approximately 55 MPH. The Glencoe man diverted his attention from the road and allowed his vehicle to cross over the double yellow lines, directly into the path of the West Point man's vehicle.

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Steve Brooksher Is 49er Motors New Service Manager

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 03:47 PM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors is pleased to announce that we have been lucky enough to acquire Steve Brooksher to manage our Service Department. Steve and his wife Courtney are from Murphys and have strong roots in our community. Steve has lived in Calaveras County for 37 years. His wife Courtney is the Athletic Secretary for Bret Harte High School where they are both graduates. The Brooksher's have a 23 year old son Zach who is a recent graduate of CSUMB in Monterey.

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Mark Twain Medical Center Awards over $28,000 in Community Grants To Area Not-For-Profit Organizations

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 12:28 PM
San Andreas, CA...February 3, 2016– Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) has selected several Calaveras County not-for-profit organizations to receive the Mark Twain Medical Center Community Grant for 2015. The hospital honored grant recipients at an awards luncheon held January 27th 2016. To date, more than $348,000 has been awarded to Calaveras organizations by the MTMC Community Grants Program. The Mark Dignity Health Community Grants Program varies according to the size of each hospital. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)(3) organization and capable of administering the funds; the project or program must be a response to the health priorities identified in the local Dignity Health hospital’s community health assessment or benefit plan, and the project to be funded must involve collaboration with a minimum of two other organizations and/or with a Dignity Health hospital in our community...

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From left to right: Peggy Sparrow, Director of Services – Calaveras ARC, Susie Bussel, Board Member, Harmony Ranch; Mary Ellen Sousa-Hiner, Executive Director and Co- Founder for Creative Support Alternatives; Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director for Common Ground Senior Services; Lurali Moore, Director of Operations, ARC; Karyn Gregorius, ARC, Kathi Toepel, Assistant Director for Common Ground Senior Services; Jamie Sorrell, Director of Supported Living Services ARC; and Nicki Stevens, Manager of Marketing Business Development, MTMC.
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Dave Christian Medical Fund

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 11:08 AM
Arnold, CA...After 5 years of migraines and some increasingly alarming symptoms, Friday morning, January 29th, Annalisa took Dave to the ER because he appeared to be exhibiting symptoms of a stroke. They performed a CT scan and discovered a large tumor in the front left lobe of his brain. He was transported by ambulance to UCSF. Wednesday, February 3rd, they will do surgery to remove the 7cm mass that appears to be a benign meningioma. Although that's not the worst type of brain tumor you can have, it's much larger than ones they typically remove. They won't be certain of the tumor's type until the full pathology report comes back, 5-7 days after surgery.

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Calaveras County Planning Director Peter Maurer To Speak At Feb CCRP Meeting

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 10:27 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras County Planning Director Peter Maurer To Speak At Feb CCRP Meeting


Hey Good People!! Head Up To Bear Valley For "Pure Mtn Fun"!! ~Bear Valley Weather & Update By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 10:13 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! We picked up another 2" yesterday during the day as riding was exceptional for those who ventured forth. Today we'll see a 30% chance of snowfall with temps hovering right around 35F and winds out of the SW from 5-7mph. Thursday ushers in clear weather as High pressure takes hold and sunshine will be the thing through the weekend. Temps will also warm up to the mid 40's and up over the next 3-4 days and the nighttime lows will also increase from 22F tonight to the low 30's by the weekend. Snow coverage is awesome and it's a great time to come and visit Bear Valley. Come on up and Enjoy the easiest drive to any resort on the west slope, All Weather Highway 4, always open, easy and fun! Don't forget about our "Pure Mtn Fun" attitude.

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Timeless Home Gallery Now Open In New Location! ~CVB Member Profile Feature

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 09:29 AM
Arnold, CA...This month we’re happy to welcome Timeless Home Gallery to the CVB membership. After two and a half years in business in Arnold, they have just relocated to their new digs in the Cameo Plaza. We caught up with owner Lynn Glocker as she was busy on her first day in the new showroom. The floors inside help tell the story at the heart of the business – recycled pine and cedar from the old White Pines bar, rough sawn oak planks from a large tree that fell nearby in 2010 – it’s a place where you can experience the raw materials of the surrounding forests transformed into functional art for the home.

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Valentines Jewelry Sale At Arnold CHS Thrift Store

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 07:43 AM

What’s Happening in Murphys this Week February 1 through February 12, 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/02/2016 05:08 PM
Murphys, CA...Artist Showing at Ironstone Vineyards - AnimalScapes - An Art Exhibit for Animal Lovers open for viewing through February 15, 2016. Featured Artists in January at Art on Main - Helen Scofield along with guest artist Kathleen Dunphy will be featured during the month of January. Artist Showing at Hovey Winery - The diverse watercolors of 26 adult students of Martha Wallace will be featured for the months of January and February at the Hovey Winery Tasting Room, 350 A Main St., Murphys. Hovey Tasting Room is open daily from noon to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 209-728-9999.

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Distinctive Metals Now Hiring Two Full Time Welders

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/02/2016 03:55 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Distinctive Metals currently has two full time welding positions open. The first position available is for someone who is an intermediate (skill level I) in welding and would like to enhance their skills while learning on the job. The second position is for someone who is advanced (skill level III) in 7018, dual shield welding and currently certified. They must have at least 2 years of experience in structural welding, fit-up, and plan reading. Both positions must be able to operate equipment safely and work well with a team. You can email resumes to or bring them to Distinctive Metals located at 2502 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp, CA 95222

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Ebbetts Pass Lumber Seeking Applicants For Lumber Yard Manager

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/02/2016 12:18 PM
Arnold, CA...Ebbetts Pass Lumber Company in Arnold is looking to hire key person for our lumber yard management team. Responsibilities include: managing staff and operations, building customer relationships, purchasing and selling. Lumber yard, or hardware retail experience is ideal. Construction background is a plus. This is a great opportunity to land a professional job in Calaveras county with good benefits working with a successful organization and team. If you, (or anyone you know) is interested, please contact Jason at 209-795-1331, or

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Calaveras County Public Access TV Studio PATV Schedule Through Feb 4th

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/02/2016 12:15 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community TV is located in San Andreas, CA. We are a non-profit organization which helps facilitate the local studio and air original community programming to your home. The goals for PEG Access Television are to promote free speech, foster diverse points of view, encourage communications, create opportunities, encourage artistic expression, expand educational access, and promote participatory democracy in order to strengthen the spirit of the communities and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.


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CCWD Assists Butte Fire Recovery Efforts Of CalaverasGROWN

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/02/2016 11:15 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors recently contributed $5,000 to CalaverasGROWN to aide in Butte Fire recovery efforts. The community organization used the funds to purchase weed-free rice straw, which is spread over burned areas that have the highest risk of erosion. These efforts provide significant benefits to private landowners by giving the land a chance to spring back to life without catastrophic erosion damage. These erosion-control techniques also greatly reduce the amount of ash, mud and debris that end up in the Calaveras River, which flows into New Hogan Reservoir. But CalaverasGROWN is about much more than simply spreading straw.

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Cal Waste Recycles With Goats (You Have To Watch The End Of The Video)

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/29/2016 09:03 AM
Arnold, CA...Cal-Waste is on the cutting edge of recycling technology. Sometimes the best way to go forward in recycling is decidedly old school. They rented the 350 + goats to eat the Christmas trees that were collected throughout the areas they service. There were probably 300-400 trees at the ranch. IT’s just another way to recycle the trees and not have to landfill them. We have hopes to next year make it a destination for families to bring their kids and see the process. There is a man that stays with the goats while they are here. He stays to take care of them and also to deliver the kids. There have been 10-15 kids born since they have arrived. As you can see in the video they are fenced off with their mother’s in a little nursery.

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Iowa The GOP Side Is Cruz, Trump & Rubio...For The Dems Hillary Clings To Slim Lead

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 08:02 PM
Des Moines, IA...As the GOP results are in and Ted Cruz takes home the top spot in Iowa with 28%. Trump proves that he is not invincible and came in a soft 24%. Marco Rubio was the clear winner of the biggest mover prize and came in just behind Trump at 23%. Carson was a distant 4th at 9%. The field is starting to shrink as Governor Mike Huckabee announced he is suspending his campaign. On the Democratic Side Hillary is clinging to a slim one percent edge over Bernie Sanders. O'Malley as a non issue and announced he is suspending his campaign. Our initial takeaway is that Trump may have been punished a few percentage points for not playing team ball and attending the last debate.

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Now the battle moves to New Hampshire. New Hampshire has not always been kind to Iowa winners but this year seems to

Shelly Johnson 1943 - 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 05:13 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Shelly Johnson, May 20, 1943 January 27, 2016 of Copperopolis, CA, formerly of Arnold, CA. Shelly was taken suddenly from her earthly life on January 27 th to begin her eternity with the Lord. Her smile, laughter, and simply being a good listener, friend, and example to follow will be missed by all who knew her. She was born in San Jose, CA and moved to Calaveras County in 1977. She married her Junior High sweetheart Bob in 1961. Together they raised six children, and were a devoted Grammy and Grandpa to eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren...
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Services Tomorrow For Photographer, James Arthur Woodson 1949 - 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 05:04 PM
Valley Springs, CA...James Arthur Woodson, born Sep 6, 1949 in Stockton, California made his home in Valley Springs for the past 33 years and died at home Jan 26, 2016 of natural causes at age 66. Jim earned his Bachelor of Professional Arts from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and apprenticed with world-renowned portrait photographer, Yousuf Karsh, in Ottawa, Canada. With his ongoing creative spirit, Jim accomplished designing and building his own home, opening his own photography studio, and having his photographs purchased by museums and galleries.

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Off Roadway Near Hwy 108 & Twain Harte Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 12:36 PM
Train Harte, CA....CHP is reporting a possible injury accident were a vehicle has hit ice and gone off roadway and down into a ravine just west of Twain Hate on the eastbound side. of Hwy 108. Please use caution and expect delays in the area...

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Pot Related Home Invasion Robbery In Amador County

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 12:28 PM
Sutter Creek, CA...On January 25, 2016 at approximately 0336 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Emergency call from a resident at the 15000 block of Ridge Road in the unincorporated area of Sutter Creek. The caller stated that her neighbors had been the victim of a home invasion robbery. Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Upon arrival deputies contacted two male victims, a 66 year old father and his 34 year old son. Both subjects suffered blunt force trauma to the face. Fire and American Legion Ambulance personnel responded. The 34 year old was transported to Sutter Amador Hospital for treatment...

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Vs Pole On Bald Mountain Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 12:03 PM
West Point, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury accident on Bald Mountain Road. Please use caution in the area....

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WHO Declares Zika Virus A Global Health Emergency

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 11:42 AM
Geneva...WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan, convened an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations. The Committee ascertained the outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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Traffic Update...Head On Collision On Hwy 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 11:07 AM
West Point, CA...CHP is reporting a 2 vehicle head on collision on Hwy 26 near Lower Dorray Road. We hope it was a lower speed collision with the slippery road conditions. Please use caution in the area and more to follow if needed...

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CodeRED Emergency Notification System to be Tested “All-Call” Set for February 2nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 11:03 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County’s Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, will be tested Tuesday, February 2nd to validate landline telephone numbers in the database. These landline telephone numbers are primarily received from telephone companies that provide services to Calaveras County. The Caller ID will read “800-791-3749” and the message will say “This is an important message from Calaveras County. Today is Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. We are performing a test of the County’s emergency notification system, CodeRED. Had this been an actual emergency, you would have received important information from Calaveras County officials. Again, this is only a test.”

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Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Regulatory Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 10:44 AM
Sacramento, CA...The latest updates on regulations from the RCRC.  RCRC members are encouraged to submit comments on regulatory matters to state and federal regulatory bodies, and to provide a copy to RCRC’s Government Affairs staff.  Click “Read More” to access information related to the current status of regulations impacting California’s rural counties.

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Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 10:20 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels 6 Theatres in historic Angels Camp is the best place to see a movie in the Mother Lode. Click Below for full schedule.

Check Out the Latest Movies at Angels 6 Theatres Above!

Traffic Update....Non-Injury Accident Near Rail Road Flat & Swiss Ranch Roads

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 07:48 AM
Rail Road Flat, CA...CHP is reporting a couple of incidents this morning with a non-injury accident near Rail Road Flat & Swiss Ranch Road and tow crews are removing a vehicle that has gone about 20ft off the roadway near Upper Moran on Hwy 4. Lets be careful out there...


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  4. Get Ready For The 21st Annual Kindness Week February 8-13, 2016
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  7. President Obama's Weekly Address: Giving Every Student an Opportunity to Learn Through Computer Science For All
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  11. Update On The Precautionary (Now Lifted) Lockdown At Bret Harte High School
  12. Traffic Update...Solo Vehicle Overturned On Obyrnes Ferry Road & Hwy 108
  13. Bret Harte High School On Lockdown (Law Enforcement Units Released At 10:44am)
  14. The Big January Clearance Sale At 49er Motors
  15. Hey Good People!!! Time To Head Up To Bear & Play!! ~ Bear Valley Weather & Update By Mattly Trent
  16. Flash Flood Watch In Effect From Friday Afternoon Through Saturday Morning For Butte Fire Burn Area
  17. Calaveras Fire Safe Council To Meet Feb 18 In San Andreas
  18. Introduction to FlyFishing
  19. Pleasanton Man Arrested After Rolling His Van On Hwy 49 This Morning
  20. Major Injuries In Rail Road Flat Road Collision
  21. Arnold SIR Branch 152 Lunch Meeting On Tuesday February 16, 2016
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  25. California Transportation Commission Approves Reduced Transportation Funding
  26. 14th Annual Love The Forest Valentine Concert Rocks On Valentines Day
  27. Don't Miss The Heavenly Chocolate Festival
  28. The Blue Mountain Players Present Cookin’ with Gus, opening February 12th in West Point.
  29. Road Charging Is Potential Long-Term Transportation Funding Solution ~ Op-Ed By Jim Madaffer, Chair of the Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee and California Transportation
  30. Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park Recruits for Docent Class 2016
  31. After Ironstone “AnimalScapes” Art Exhibit Opens Next in Sutter Creek
  32. Calaveras Community Foundation Contributes ,000 To Support CCAR Charities Butte Fire Relief Efforts
  33. Friends of Rail Road Flat School Many Thanks to Supporters of our Efforts in The Butte Fire Recovery
  34. Scripted or Not . . . Writing for Non-Fiction Film and TV Special Full-Day Workshop Presented by Backcountry Pictures
  35. Railtown 1897 Seeks Interested Volunteers & Hosts Special Open House on January 30
  36. Volunteers Needed for California’s Road Charge Pilot
  37. Winter Seasonal Care Tips from Mother Lode Bonsai Club
  38. T Sisters, the Hot Contemporary Folk Band performs at Calaveras Arts Ovations Series on January 31
  39. Fruit Grower Meeting brings Jeff Colombini, 2013 Grower of the Year, and UC experts, to Apple Hill
  40. Mother Lode Friends of Music Classical Concert On January 31st
  41. MLJC To Hold Jewish Ethics Seminar
  42. Volunteer Orientation for Hospice of the Sierra
  43. Medical Center Hosting Heart Fest 2016
  44. Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men’s Club Results for Wednesday January 27, 2016
  45. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – January 29 to February 6
  46. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For January 26th
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  48. Mark Twain Medical Center and Soroptimists KICK OFF American Heart Month by offering FREE CHOLESTEROL TESTS DURING FEBRUARY
  49. Traffic Update...Possible Injury Accident Near McCarty Reservoir Rd & Railroad Flat Rd
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