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Saturday, Nov 22
All Day Glory Hole Sports Fall Catfish Contest 209.736.4333
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
06:00 PM Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Sunday, Nov 23
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
11:00 AM Paws and Claus
Monday, Nov 24
All Day Glory Hole Sports Fall Catfish Contest 209.736.4333
10:00 AM The Outhouse Collection Holiday Open House Benefiting Arnold Angels
10:15 AM Sierra Grief, Free Support Groups. By Hospice of the Sierra
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Nov 25
All Day Glory Hole Sports Fall Catfish Contest 209.736.4333
Wednesday, Nov 26
All Day Glory Hole Sports Fall Catfish Contest 209.736.4333
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Nov 27
08:00 AM 6th Annual Valley Springs Turkey Trot
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday, Nov 28
All Day Glory Hole Sports Fall Catfish Contest 209.736.4333
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181

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Fatal Structure Fire In Copperopolis Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2014 10:40 PM
Copperopolis, CA....It has been a rough couple of days for the Copperopolis Community. Earlier tonight there was a structure fire where according to initial reports an elderly female did not make it out of a fully engulfed garage and dwelling. The fire was in the Copper Cove area on Pinion Street. We would like to thank Dick McCarty for the photos below. For all of us at our thoughts and prayers are with the families tonight... (Update...Because of the fatal nature of this fire the Calaveas County Sheriff's Dept is handling releasing additional information on this incident....

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Copper Structure Photos By Dick McCarty

Watch A Movie This Week At The Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2014 05:48 PM
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!

A Christmas to Remember

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/21/2014 02:52 PM

The CHP is Thankful for Safe Travels During the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/21/2014 02:43 PM
Sacramento, CA...The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. This raises the risk of a potentially serious or even deadly traffic collision. As families and friends gather for the holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wants to encourage travelers to always buckle up, avoid driving distracted, obey the posted speed limit, and never drink and drive.....
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The Outhouse Collection Holiday Open House Is November 24th & Benefiting Arnold Angels

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2014 01:56 PM
Angels Camp, CA..Monday November 24th 10 am -8:30 pm. Come join us for some holiday cheer! Door prizes, food and drink featuring local Calaveras County products. Sales on holiday items. 10% of all sales will be donated to Arnold Angels, a local organization serving our community. The Outhouse Collection. Gifts, furniture, décor and more. 925 Highway 4 in Arnold

CCAR Charities Presents Their Holiday Toy Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2014 01:12 PM

You Be Thankful For The Savings At 49er Motors Big Pre-Thanksgiving Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2014 12:36 PM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors pre- Thanksgiving super sale. We have lots of great vehicles to get you to your families for the holiday season. Come on down and see us today, we can finance most anyone as long as you have a down payment and an income source. Great Credit to terrible, we have options for you. All of our vehicles come with a 3 month 3,000 mile warranty for your piece of mind. Let us treat you like family today!!

2005 Chevy Malibu LT, V6, Auto, ABS, AC, power door locks, power windows, cd, power seat, leather, moon roof, premium wheels, very low miles only 71K! ONE OWNER!! LOOK at all the service records on carfax for this one!! ON SALE $7949 Vin# 1G1ZU548X5F258015

2005 Chrysler 300 Touring Sedan Limited Edition, V6, HO 3.5 Liter, Auto, ABS, AC, power windows, power door locks, mp3, power seat, leather, moon roof, premium wheels, 2 owner - clean carfax!! ON SALE $9949 Vin# 2C3JA53G85H500857

2009 Ford Edge SEL AWD, Auto, Clean Carfax, power windows, power door locks, automatic folding rear seats, traction control, panoramic moonroof, premium wheels, 6 disc MP3, sleek design, much more! ON SALE $13,949 VIN# 2FMDK48C89BA64053

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD, Great SUV, Auto, power windows, power door locks, AC, ABS, extra clean, very reliable!! Clean Car fax! ON SALE $10,449 VIN # 5NMSG73D28H213328

2007 Mercury Mountaineer Premier AWD, V8, ONE OWNER, auto, leather, power heated seats, 3rd row, entertainment system, navigation, moon roof, alloy wheels, tow package, automatic running boards and just too much to list! White and like new condition!! ON SALE $12,949 Vin# 4m2eu48817uj15456

2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 4x4, LOW MILES!! LIFTED! An old nameplate makes a comeback!! Superior off-road ability, comfortable and supportive front seats, retro styling that captures the spirit of the original. Automatic, VVT-i 4.0L V6, Roof rack, MP3, tinted windows, differential lock, tow package, premium black Procomp wheels and Offroad tires! Extra clean and only 73K miles!! ON SALE $19,949 VIN# JTEBU11FX70098367

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Jon Paul Carrero, 18 From Copperopolis Perishes & Darby's Injured In Hwy 4 Accident (Darbys Are Home And Ok)

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2014 08:36 AM
Angels Camp, CA...On November 20, 2014 at approximately 1615 hours, an 18 year old Copperopolis man was traveling eastbound on SR-4 east of Stallion Way at an unknown speed. Darby was traveling westbound on SR-4 east of Stallion Way at a stated speed of 40-45 MPH. For an unknown reason, the young Copperopolis man lost control of his vehicle. His Dodge Stratus rotated sideways into the oncoming lane of traffic, directly into the path of Darby's vehicle. The front of their Buick collided with the right side of the Dodge. Both vehicles came to rest blocking the westbound lane of SR-4....
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Make Plans To Shop For A Great Cause At Arnold Ace Home Center Nov 22

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2014 08:33 AM

"Ready to renew your NCGA membership and GHIN number? Golfers, join the Greenhorn Creek Men's Club now and start playing in weekly men's day and Men's Club events!"

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/11/2014 01:19 PM

President Obama's Address On Immigration

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2014 11:57 PM
Washington, DC...:My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities –- people not trapped by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we choose...

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Cakes, Catering & Cupcakes For All of Your Holiday Needs at Lila & Sage

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 11:09 PM

Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – November 21 to November 29

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2014 11:00 PM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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Traffic Update...Rollover Accident On Murphys Grade Road & Vehicle Into Tree On Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2014 08:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle into a tree on Hwy 4 near Hunt Road and also a rollover accident on Murphys Grade Road near French Gulch. Let's be careful out there....

Fatal Afternoon Crash On Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2014 08:23 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On Hwy 4 this afternoon at 4:39pm loss of life was confirmed in an accident on Hwy just east of Stallion Way. We will pass along complete details as they are released....
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Pack-The-Patrol Car Turkey and Toy Drive!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 03:25 PM
San Andreas, CA...The California Highway Patrol and the Calaveras County Resource Connection are teaming up for a Pack-The-Patrol Car Turkey & Toy Drive. You too can participate in the event dedicated to feeding Calaveras County families in need this holiday season. The Calaveras County Food Bank is in desperate need of turkeys and all other food items. “We are planning on serving 900-1000 families and are in need of turkeys, hams, and all other holiday food items” stated Jeannie Hayward, Program Director for the Food Bank....
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Are You Missing Two Dogs?

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 03:03 PM
Murphys, CA...We have a couple dogs that were running loose without collars near the highway at the nursery. Please call Mike Schmitz at Murphys Nursery
209 728 3220.


Independence Hall Quilters Presents Their Christmas Boutique on November 30th~December 1st

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 02:52 PM

Enjoy a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner at The Valley Springs Vet Hall

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 02:41 PM

The Valley Springs Christmas Parade Is Coming Up on December 6th!...Still Time to Enter!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 02:35 PM
Valley Springs, CA....

Entry form Enclosed....
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Reminder...Don't Miss GABA's Holiday Evening Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2014 02:30 PM

Online Shopping Could Spur Funding for California’s Vital Public Services

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 02:15 PM
Sacramento, CA...As California consumers load up online shopping carts this holiday season, they might not realize these purchases are taxed to support vital public services. Online shoppers who are not charged sales tax may owe use tax, which has been imposed on purchases from out-of-state retailers since 1935. Like sales tax, use tax helps fund public safety, education and more....

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PATV Schedule for Comcast Cable Channel 9 Volcano Vision Channel 22 for November 21st~27th

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 10:58 AM
Programs on this channel include the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meetings and special study sessions as well as other information on local, state or national issues. Programs also include international news from Deutsche Welle, and arts programs from Classic Arts Showcase....

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Weekly Specials November 19 - December 2 Sierra Hills & Angels Food Markets ~Time To Stuff The Bus

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2014 10:50 AM
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. Resource Connection Stuff the Bus Time to Give Thanks & Give Back Sierra Hills Market, Saturday November 22, Angels Food Market, Saturday December 6. Fill Up a CalTrans bus with non-perishable goods for Calaveras residents in need. We are a Proud Sponsor of the Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot. Thanksgiving morning, Murphys Park. Registration at 8 am, Race Starts at 9:00 am. For more information visit their facebook page. Proceeds benefit the Calaveras County Food Bank. Thanksgiving Day Hours 7 am - 4 pm

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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CCAR Charities Inc. Presents "Holiday Toy and Food Drive!"

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 10:24 AM

The Calaveras Humane Society is Looking for Office Volunteers

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 10:20 AM
The Calaveras Humane Society needs Office Volunteers. Please join our team. We are looking for a few more volunteers to cover our office during the week. Our office hours are Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm. We have great team members, but need a little more coverage. Some of our duties are to meet and greet the public. Take phone calls, and issue Spay and Neuter Vouchers....
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Thre Calaveras Sheriff Volunteers Passes Their Driving Test to Qualify for Patrol Duty

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 10:11 AM
Calaveras County, CA...In October three Calaveras Sheriff Volunteers (Sandra Kraft, Paul Shinn and Pat Toepel) passed their Volunteer Unit approved driving test in order to qualify for patrol duty. These three Sheriff Volunteers will soon begin their patrol duty in their respective beat under the supervision of their sergeant. ....
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Ready to Enjoy Some Wine, Appetizers and a Nice Cozy Fire?...Join Irish Family Vineyards Every 2nd and 4th Friday for "After Hours Friday Fire Nights!"

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 09:58 AM

Vallecito, CA...Join Irish Family Vineyards for their "After Hours Friday Fire Nights 2014" on November 28th. Every 2nd and 4th Friday, the tasting room will stay open until 8:00pm. Fire pit starts at 5:00pm. Come purchase wine by the bottle or by the glass and hang out by the fire. Light appetizers are also available....

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Valley Springs Area Business Association Annual Awards Dinner Coming up on December 13th

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 09:53 AM
Valley Springs, CA...The Valley Springs Area Business Association Annual CHRISTMAS AWARDS DINNER is coming up on Saturday, December 13th. 5 PM No Host Bar, 6 PM Prime Rib Dinner (Veget. Avail), 7:30 PM - 10 PM - Socializing, Dancing - $35 per Person at the La Contenta Event Center...
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PAWS Says Goodbye To Beloved Asian Elephant Annie

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 09:48 AM
It is with very heavy hearts that we at PAWS share news of the passing of our dear friend, Asian elephant Annie - best known for her joyous romps in the lake that is part of our Asian elephant habitat at the ARK 2000 sanctuary. She had endured severe arthritis and foot disease, which gradually worsened over many years. After it became clear that the medications and treatments used to treat her chronic conditions were no longer providing relief, she was humanely euthanized on Tuesday, while lying on soft soil and surrounded by those who cared for and loved her. At age 55, she was among the oldest Asian elephants in North America....
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Yosemite National Park Youth Programs Inspire Next Generation of Park Stewards ... Yosemite Conservancy provided $1.4 Million for 13 youth programs in 2014

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/20/2014 09:45 AM
Yosemite National Park, CA...A group of high school students from across California, who dubbed themselves “The Triumphant Turtles” for their slow and steady approach to achieving goals, credit the Adventure Risk Challenge program in Yosemite National Park for fueling a passion for conservation, improved leadership and literacy skills, and forging trails of opportunity to higher education....

Youth participants write in their journals during their Adventure Risk Challenge experience. Credit: ARC
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Dedication to Trenton Bumpus

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2014 07:26 AM
' Rock'n River Of A Friend '
Garage friends are painted on my walls
Trenton's for sure
Just being gold country boys
You shot of guns in my heart that can not be healed
Guns&Guns my friend you fired
Ohh! My friend you flow threw me like the gold river
Take my rock, but not my soul
Can't wash away the stain&;pain...

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Mark Twain Medical Center Brings Advanced Technology to Campus...Newly installed 128- Slice State-of-the-Art CT Scanner

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/19/2014 03:36 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) has acquired a new state-of-the-art Optima660 128-Slice CT scanner. The new computed tomography (CT) technology produces high quality images of the inside of the body and boasts reduced radiation dose imaging technology. The Optima General Electric CT660 enables fast, high performance imaging for patients in a variety of clinical ...
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Happy Holidays From Angels Trading Post!

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/17/2014 03:14 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.

You Don't Want to Miss Holiday “Greetings” from Stage 3!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/03/2014 06:13 PM
Sonora, CA...Stage 3 Theatre Company brings a story of faith, family and miracles, yes miracles, to downtown Sonora in the form of a play by Tom Dudzick called Greetings, beginning November 14 and running until December 21. Going home for the holidays has never been quite like this. Andy has a sweet Catholic mother, a sour Catholic father and a developmentally disabled younger sister named Mickey. When he brings his Jewish atheist fiance to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, his worst ....
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Let Hands On Extreme Hang Your Christmas Lights & Detail Your Windows!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2014 12:22 PM

Caltrans Alerts Motorists on How to Drive Safely in Foggy Conditions Through its Operation Fog Program

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/19/2014 04:32 PM
Stockton, CA...During the winter months, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties are plagued by extremely dense fog which poses a severe hazard to drivers. Typically the fog season begins during the month of November and continues through February. Despite this predictable seasonal occurrence, multi-vehicle accidents are commonplace due to the combination of fog, excessive speeds and traffic congestion....
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In Loving Memory of Frank Angelo Broglio, Age 96

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/19/2014 04:27 PM
Altaville, CA....Frank Angelo Broglio, (with loving heart and a deep faith in our Lord Jesus Christ) passed away peacefully at age 96 on November 18, 2014, surrounded by loving family in his lifetime home he built on the land of his birthplace in Altaville, CA. Frank’s outgoing nature drew 96 years of lasting friendships throughout the community as: cattle rancher (life long passion), restaurateur (Bazinett Café), Mark Twain ....
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An Avery Tradition...The Avery Christmas Tree Lighting Friday November 28th

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/19/2014 04:15 PM

"Santa’s Express"...It's The Time of Year to Help

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/19/2014 03:46 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Resource Connection Food Bank’s Santa’s Express will make holiday meals a reality for families in need throughout Calaveras County again this year. Santa’s Express is a community sponsored event that began in 1983 when it distributed just five boxes of food. This year, The Resource Connection Food Bank will distribute close to 1,000 meals, complete with either a turkey or ham and all the trimmings. For parents and families who cannot afford toys at Christmas, Santa’s Express provides children up to age eleven with two new donated toys....

Pictured left to right are: Dana Jorgensen, Staff Liaison with both offices; Linda Foster, Board Member for The Resource Connection; Jeannie Hayward, Food Bank Director; Pastor Bonnie Hollinger, Board Member for The Resource Connection; and Bob Phelan, District Director for Tom Berryhill., Staff Liaison with both offices; Linda Foster, Board Member for The Resource Connection; Jeannie Hayward, Food Bank Director; Pastor Bonnie Hollinger, Board Member for The Resource Connection; and Bob Phelan, District Director for Tom Berryhill.
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Greenhorn Creek Resort Men's Club Results for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 11/19/2014 03:21 PM
GHC Men's Club Game for Wednesday November 19, 2014....The Game: Stableford. Full handicap.Two Flights. Format: Individual game based on a point system determined as follows: 8 points for a net double eagle, 5 for a net eagle, 2 for a birdie, 1 for a par, 0 for a bogey and minus 2 for a double bogey or more.....

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Traffic Update....Jeep vs Pickup on Hwy 120

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2014 01:36 PM
Groveland, CA...Crews are working a possible injury accident on Hwy 120 and Wards Ferry Road. The accident is near the post office....Please use caution in the area....
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Momenteum Builds For Opening Day At Bear Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2014 10:19 AM
Arnold, CA....A couple of weeks ago The Meadowmont Shopping Center played host to the Bear Valley Job Fair for the 2014/15 Season. There was a great turnout and they are getting fully staffed and ready to go. The will be starting weekend operations on Thanksfiving weekend with the Winterfest Celebrations and Wheels will be turning at the Mountain for activities that with colder overnight temps and snow in the forecast may include some limited terrain. They still have openings for part time ski and board instructors so their still may openings left to join the team.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Sonora Pass at Kennedy Meadows CLOSED...Ebbetts Won't Be Far Behind

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2014 09:34 AM
Pinecrest, CA...Due to the incoming storm, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close Sonora Pass (State Route 108) at Kennedy Meadows today at 10:00 a.m. Caltrans will reopen the pass once weather permits and crews make the necessary repairs to the roads. However, based on current weather reports, Sonora Pass will most likely be closed throughout the weekend. Caltrans will try to reopen the pass sometime next week if weather permits...
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Weather Forecast For The Western Slope Of The Sierras

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2014 09:17 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Today Mostly cloudy. At lower elevations...scattered rain showers. At higher elevations...scattered rain and snow showers in the morning...then numerous rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 38 to 52 higher elevations...48 to 58 lower elevations. Little or no snow accumulation. Snow level 6000 feet. Prevailing south winds up to 15 mph...except southwest 20 to 30 mph over ridges. Tonight Mostly cloudy. At lower elevations...a chance of rain showers in the evening...then a slight chance of rain showers after midnight. At higher elevations...rain and snow showers likely in the evening...then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. Colder. Lows 26 to 40 higher elevations... 36 to 46 lower elevations. Little or no snow accumulation. Snow level 7500 feet. Prevailing south winds up to 10 mph. Over ridges...prevailing southwest winds 20 to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight...

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The Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for Novermber 18, 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2014 08:46 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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An Open Letter To The CUSD Board

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2014 07:42 AM
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It Was Spaniard Time At Twisted Oak

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2014 07:26 AM
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery Hosted Their Spaniard Day where attendees could taste a complete vertical of The Spaniard! Of course their was Food, music, and fun as well...and yes rubber chickens were present and applauding approvingly...

Bathroom Bonanza - When Waiting Is Just Not An Option. ~From Uniquity Builders

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2014 06:49 AM
Calaveras, CA...When was the last time you lived (or stayed) in a house with just one bathroom? For us it was around 1999. We were living in what we affectionately called “the cave”, while Bill was building our new house in Arnold. Invariably whenever one of us had to “go”, it was like a cue for nature to call on the other one. Such is the life of living with only one bathroom in the family – even if there are only two of you. When our brand new house was finally done it had a heavenly 3-½ bathrooms for the two of us....

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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Bicycle On Hwy 4 Near Red Hill (Update Vehicle vs Bear)

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2014 06:42 AM
Vallecito, CA....CHP is reporting a vehicle vs bicycle accident on Hwy 4 near Red Hill. Looks like crews are unable to locate at this time...which is good news... (Update...looks like this one was actually truck vs bear. Caltrans has been notified for pickup of the bear.) There may have been two bears hit. Another incident last night near the Cement Bridge on Hwy 49

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  2. Make Plans To Attend Ladies Night At Arnold Ace Home Center On November 19th
  3. 8th Annual FREE Community Thanksgiving Being Offered in Arnold
  4. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week November 18th through November 28th
  5. In Loving Memory of Richard "Dick" Penrod
  6. Dave Ramsey's Smart Money Tour Coming to Sacramento
  7. Book Chronicles Family's Pioneer History
  8. Support The Team Alan Swortfiguer Cardiac Fight At GoFundMe
  9. The Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 10 - 17, 2014
  10. Great Floor Covering Specials From Pinnell's Carpet One In Angels Camp & Sonora
  11. Great American Smokeout Coming November 20, 2014
  12. Make Plans To Attend Bear Valley's Winterfest!!
  13. Come Join The Parade!....Mountain Ranch Christmas Parade Will Be Held on December 13th!
  14. Just Days Away for The Annual Santa's Express Dinner and Dance!~With a Brand New Auction Item This Year!
  15. New Melones Fishing Report for November 18th~By Glory Hole Sports
  16. The 17th Annual Teddy Bear Tea Was A Festive Start To The Holiday Season! Over 70 Photos & HD Video
  17. Let ThePineTree.Net Help Grow Your Green This Holiday Season....Give us a Call at (209)768.3929 to Find Out More!
  18. Teen's Claim Of Abduction Was A Hoax
  19. City of Angels Camp City Council To Hold Regular Meeting Tomorrow Eve at 5:30pm~Full Agenda Enclosed
  20. Missing Teen Found Safe and Sound
  21. Murphys Holiday Storefront Competition in The Works!
  22. MISSING 14 Year Old UPDATE
  23. Join the Fun at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park Winter Wonderland Carnival!
  24. Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at Ironstone Vineyards
  25. AMBER ALERT....14 Year Old CHS Student, Sergio Vazquez.... White Van No Plate
  26. Celebrate The Art of Storytelling in The Mother Lode with "Tellabration!"
  27. Third Annual Upcountry Schools Music Fundraiser
  28. Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
  29. Dave Thoeny Joins The TCEDA Board
  30. TRAFFIC UPDATE...Minor-Injury Traffic Accident at Mono Way and Hess
  31. VUSD To Hold Regular Meeting Wednesday, November 29th at 4pm~Full Agenda Enclosed
  32. TRAFFIC ADVISORY...State Route 89 from West Fork Carson River Bridge to Luther Pass in Alpine County
  33. The Murphys Library Offers New Computer Workstations and Much More!
  34. Personal Use Fuelwood Season Extended this Year on the Stanislaus
  35. Baffled by High Tech Gadgets? Learn How to Use Your Gadgets!
  36. Emu & Goat Are Still On The Lamb In Hathaway Pines
  37. Retirement Plans for Small Businesses ~From Quest Capital's Brian J Tewksbury 209.890.1742
  38. Subject Arrested & Stolen Motorcycle Recovered After Chase & Altercation
  39. Make Plans To Attend The 11th Annual Ebbetts Pass Wintersports History Night
  40. 49er Motors Is Your Complete, Local, Full Service Dealership
  41. Suspension Lifted, Restricted Burning Hours
  42. Traffic Update...Delivery Truck High Centered Near Chicken Barn
  43. Traffic Update...Minor Injury Overturned Vehicle Accidnet Near Pettinger Rd / Messing Rd
  44. Deven Nanik's Wrestling Career Rolls On
  45. Valley Springs Curves Donates To Mark Twain Cancer Center
  46. Timeless Home Gallery Customer Appreciation Day
  47. Court Halts Construction Of Pine Grove Dollar General Project
  48. Join Irish Vineyards for The Wounded Warrior Project
  49. Mark Twain Medical Center Welcomes A New Pediatrician To Area
  50. President Obama Condemns ISIS Beheading of Abdul-Rahman Kassig

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Are The Proposed Executive Orders By Obama Good Of Bad?
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Bad & Abuse Of Executive Powers

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Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.

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