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Wednesday, Apr 26
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Thursday, Apr 27
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Friday, Apr 28
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07:00 PM Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
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10:00 AM Healing Powers of Flower Essences and Essential Oils with Johanna Atman, Ph.D. CMT
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
11:00 AM Life After Abuse with Rita Harrison
11:00 AM Grand Opening of Castle Oaks Golf Home Community in Ione
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All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
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Sunday, Apr 30
03:00 PM Motherlode Friends Of Music Chamber Music Concert
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
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Monday, May 1
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
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Tuesday, May 2
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Wednesday, May 3
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All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Saturday, May 6
09:00 AM National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 6th
09:00 AM Wildfire Community Prepredness Day
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All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Sunday, May 7
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All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Monday, May 8
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
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Traffic Update...Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 88 Near Silver Lake

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 04:46 PM
Kirkwood, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury collision on Hwy 88 near Silver Lake. The reported vehicle is on its' side and at least one lane is blocked.

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Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation Volunteers Hosted Their Spring Fling Bazaar

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 04:35 PM
San Andreas, CA...On Tuesday, April 11 the hard working Volunteers held their annual Spring Fling Bazaar at Mark Twain Medical Center. They had great handmade items including Easter baskets, Easter wreaths, floral arrangements and a variety of crafts and baked goods. The Spring Fling was a fundraiser to support their Scholarship Program for students embarking on a career in healthcare.


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Calaveras Business Resource Center Is Ready To Help The Business Community Grow & Thrive

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 04:13 PM
San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce, California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) and Central Sierra Economic Development District (CSEDD) celebrated the Grand Opening of the Calaveras Business Resource Center on April 13. The CBRC is a project that was developed by the 2015 Leadership Calaveras Program and as a result of the 2015 Butte Fire in Calaveras County, received funding through an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to provide resources and support to the Calaveras County business community.

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Traffic Update....Collision Near Hwys 120 & 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 03:20 PM
Jamestown, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury collision near Hwys 120 & 49. Please use caution in the area...

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Caltrans Used 20lbs Of Explosives To Blast Debris On State Route 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 02:20 PM
West Point, CA...In this News Flash, Caltrans takes us on location as emergency maintenance contractors perform a controlled explosion to remove potentially hazardous rocks and debris while repairing State Route 26 (SR-26) near the Amador/Calaveras County line. On February 10, 2017, a roadside slip-out occurred on SR-26, followed by a rockslide on February 11, 2017, less than three miles apart. SR-26 was immediately closed in both directions as crews began to assess the damage and begin repair efforts. While addressing these two slides, workers discovered a small sinkhole located between the two slide sites, leading to the replacement of a culvert pipe approximately 40 feet below the surface.

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Angels Camp Police Department Returns To Normal Office Hours

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 01:53 PM
Angels Camp, CA...As of Thursday, 04/20/17, our police department lobby hours are back to normal, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. The lobby is closed on weekends and City Holidays. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Keep Moving Forward Said Abraham Lincoln

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 01:21 PM
"I walk slowly but I never walk backward" President Abraham Lincoln

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Minor Injuries In Collision On SR-16 When River Pines Man Turned In Front Of Plymouth Woman

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 10:59 AM
Drytown, CA...A 45 year old River Pines man was driving his 92 Honda westbound on SR-16. His vehicle was having mechanical problems. He decided to make a u-turn. He turned his vehicle onto the shoulder and then made an immediate u-turn, directly into the path of that was following his vehicle. He failed to observe the vehicle following him from the rear.

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The Calaveras County Board Of Supervisors Meeting For April 25th Webcasting Live Now

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 09:19 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors is back in session this morning. Click on the Board Photo below for the live stream and the agenda is enclosed...


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Meet Susan Wright an Occupational Therapist That Specializes in Hand Therapy Care and Humankindness at Mark Twain Medical Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 03:38 AM
San Andreas, CA...Susan Wright’s career as an Occupational Therapist spans some 31 years and she says it has never seemed like work. “It’s more like helping out a friend,” she notes. “OT helps people be independent by figuring out ways for them to handle the activities of daily living.” Susan joined the Mark Twain Medical Center team in January as full-time Occupational Therapist. Her office in the Outpatient Services Center at MTMC reflects her training as a hand therapy specialist – but she reaches far beyond her specialty to help people regain their independence.

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The 2017 Dogwood Festival At Big Trees State Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 02:51 AM
Arnold, CA...The 2017 Dogwood Festival featuring Midsummer Mozart Chamber Players is Sunday May 14, 2017 2 pm. This is a rare opportunity to hear music from these renowned San Francisco musicians in the intimate rustic setting of Jack Knight Hall among the giant redwoods. Celebrate the amazing season of the Dogwood and join us in Jack Knight Hall in Calaveras Big Trees State Park for amazing music, hors d’oeuvres, Locke Vineyards winetasting, Raffle and Dogwood Quilt Raffle (quilt winner to be announced on Labor Day).

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Market Watch From BluePrint Investments & Tax Planning

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 01:38 AM
Valley Springs, CA...The world’s oldest annual marathon was run on April 17 as amateur athletes from around the world descended on Boston, Massachusetts for the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. While elite athletes grab the headlines, over 25,000 entrants finished the marathon. Training for and running a marathon takes fortitude and patience, and many casual marathon runners aim simply to reassure themselves that they possess those qualities. No less of a test, investing to meet long-term goals can certainly try one’s fortitude and patience, but like a marathon, is achievable with the help of a good plan.


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Motorcycle Chase In Sonora Area Leads To Arrest

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 04:45 PM
Sonora, CA...The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department released the following on an incident. "On Saturday night just before 11 PM, a traffic stop was initiated on Crystal Falls Drive in Sonora on a 1983 Honda motorcycle for inoperable tail lights. While following the motorcycle, the deputy could see the driver was very unsteady, tipping slightly from left to right and steering all over the road.

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Traffic Update....Collision Near Hwy 49 & Gun Club Road.

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 01:56 PM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a collision near Hwy 49 and Gun Club Road. Please use caution in the area....

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John Aurthur Hubbell 1938 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 01:16 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On April, 19th 2017 at 10:44am John Aurthur Hubbell passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Coquille, OR on August 7th, 1938 he spent his childhood and early adult life growing up in South West Oregon. He came to Calaveras County in 1962, moving from Oregon on the promise of work. He found a job working for the Department of Forestry as a Dispatcher out of San Andreas, while employed there he was drafted into the Army in 1963. After basic training in Fort Ord, California he was stationed at the Army base in Carlise, PA. During this time he met and married his wife of fifty-two years, Jaynee Steigleman. In 1965 he moved back to Calaveras County with his wife Jaynee returning to his job at the Department of Forestry. From there he worked for American Forest Products for a short time, finally settling into a career working for PG&E as a Field Clerk. He worked in Rio Vista, Modesto, Davis, Stockton, Oakland, San Francisco, and Angels Camp retiring from PG&E after 28 years. After retirement he work briefly for Cal Farm Insurance in Angels Camp and Utica Power Authority of Angels Camp.

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Traffic Update....Off Roadway Excursion Off Hwy 88

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 12:54 PM
Pine Grove, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle off the roaday with possble injuries in the Pine Grove area on Hwy 88.
Please use caution in the area...

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State Department Names Former "Fox & Friends" Heather Nauert As Spokesperson

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 12:11 PM
Washington, DC...The Department of State is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department Spokesperson. Nauert comes to the Department with more than 15 years of experience as an anchor and correspondent covering both foreign and domestic news and events, including the 9-11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the Administration’s foreign policy priorities to the American people and the world.

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Tourism to Yosemite National Park Creates $686,339,500 in Economic Benefits

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 11:49 AM
Yosemite, CA...A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5,028,868 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2016 spent $520,629,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 7883 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $686,339,500. “Yosemite National Park welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Acting Superintendent Chip Jenkins. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides. We also feature the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning more than $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service, and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities.”

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"Yard Sale" On Hwy 89...Alpine Sheriff's Office Has A Present For Owners

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 11:43 AM
Markleeville, CA...From the Sheriff's Department.."Well, apparently there is a yard sale alongside Highway 89! This lovely sofa set has the bonus feature of accentuating duct tape. We hear you can pick them up cheap. But seriously, if you know who owns these, let us know. We'll deliver them back safely - along with a citation for littering."

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Arnie Is Missing! Have You Seen Him?

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 11:26 AM
Vallecito, CA...Missing “ARNIE" Friday 4/21/17. He is 13 years old. Large mass tumor on ribs. From Vallecito near Moaning Cave and Main He is chipped. I sent for posting on website with hope to encourage local citizens to call in the canyon and check their out sheds. Miracles happen, please help find my ARNIE! 209.559.6294

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Electrical Work On Hwy 12 West of Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 11:16 AM
Calaveras County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 12 from Messing Road to Evans Road, west of Valley Springs, for electrical work. Work will begin Monday, April 24, 2017, through Friday, April 28, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Striping & Drainage Work On Hwy 4 In Arnold Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 11:09 AM
Calaveras County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a moving closure on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 from Lakemont Drive near Arnold to the Alpine/Calaveras County line for striping operations. Work will occur beginning Monday, April 24, 2017, through Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Also, one-way traffic control will occur on SR-4 from Upper Moran Road to Big Trees Park for drainage work beginning Monday, April 24, 2017, through Friday, April 28, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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Overturned Semi On Buchanan Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 10:07 AM
Tuolumne, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury, overturned semi truck loaded with water. The vehicle is on its' right hand side and it may take a bit to get this one cleaned up. Please use caution in the area...

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Striping Operations In Alpine County On April 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 09:43 AM
Alpine County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a moving closure on northbound and southbound State Route 4 from Closure Gate #2 to the Alpine/Calaveras County line for striping operations. Work will occur on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Motorists should expect 5-minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Major Injuries To Valley Springs Man & Stockton Woman In Sunday's SR-88 Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 09:28 AM
Ione, CA...A 36 year old Valley Springs man was driving his 2006 Toyota westbound on SR-88, east of Eggiman Lane at an unknown speed. A 26 year old Stockton woman was driving her 2010 Chevy eastbound on SR-88, east of Eggiman Lane at approximately 55mph, to the west of the Toyota. For an unknown reason, the Valley Springs man drove his Toyota onto the north gravel shoulder and lost control. The Toyota skidded across SR-88 traffic lanes and into the Chevy's path. The Stockton woman attempted to brake and swerve the Chevy to the south shoulder but was unable to avoid the collision.

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The 2017 Calaveras Saddle Queen Contestants

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 09:00 AM
Frogtown, CA...The 2017 Calaveras Saddle Queen Contestants are already practicing and getting ready for their competition on Opening Day of the 2017 Fair & Frog Jump Jubilee. These ladies are also great ambassadors for our area as they enter parades and other events all year long!! Thank You Ladies!!!


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Pavement Repair On Hwy 88 From Kit Carson Lodge To Kirkwood

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 08:48 AM
Amador County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be performing one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 88 from Kit Carson Lodge to the Amador/Alpine County line for pavement repair. Work will begin Monday, April 24, 2017, through Friday, April 28, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Guardrail Work On Hwy 108 In Twain Harte Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 08:45 AM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 from County Dump Road to Twain Harte Drive for guardrail work. Crews will be working Sunday, April 23, 2017, through Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. Motorists should expect 10 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Marine Le Pen vs Emmanuel Macron In French Runoff Election On May 7th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 07:59 AM
Paris, France...The field has been narrowed down in the French Presidential elections. No candidate from the traditional power bases in France drew enough votes to continue to round two. The battle which moves to a May 7th runoff will between former Socialist Party member Emmanuel Macron & National Front Marine Le Pen.

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Traffic Update....Ford vs Honda & Honda On Fire Near Hwys 16 & 124

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 07:41 AM
Drytown, CA..(Update...Multiple injuries and lanes are blocked).CHP is reporting a collision with possible injuries where a Ford sedan and a Honda civic have collided. It has been reported that there is now fire involved as well. Please use caution in the area....

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Traffic Update....Snow Cat Traffic Collision In Bear Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 07:34 AM
Bear Valley, CA...CHP is reporting that a Snow Cat went over a berm and injured the driver. Sounds like the injured party is being transferred to medics. Let's be careful out there today...even if it is on a snow cat.


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Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Rolling!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/02/2017 12:07 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.


Traffic Update.....Head On Collision Near Hwy 88 & Eggiman

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2017 06:27 PM
Ione, CA...CHP is reporting a head on collision on Hwy 88 near Eggiman. Please use caution in the area...

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Hey Good People!!! Bear Valley Closes Out The 2016/17 Season With The Slush Cup!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2017 08:51 AM
Hey Good People! Well.............it's out last day of the season and it looks to be another good one! The high should peak around 48F today with SSW winds from 10-16 w possible gusts to 24mph. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday look to be filled with unsettled weather in the form of a rain and snow mix then a return to high pressure by Thursday and sunshine. It's been a great season and we're stoked for all who made it up to play with us! Come on up and check us out and our "Pure Mtn Fun" ethos as we're staying open until April 23rd 2017. Have a great summer and we'll see all ya'll next season.


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Erin Moran of Happy Days Passes Away At 56

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 07:46 PM
Harrison County, Indiana...Erin Marie Moran (October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017) was an American actress, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi. Saturday afternoon a call was placed to dispatch with a report of an "unresponsive female". EMT's arrived and found Erin Moran deceased. An autopsy is forthcoming.




Erin Moran signs autographs in Happier Days in 2008.
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Dyemusica Live At Bistro Espresso April 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 04:37 PM
Arnold, CA...Tonight Dyemusica will be live at Bistro Espresso starting at 7pm. Bistro Espresso has expanded and is now not only a great morning coffee house but an afternoon and evening destination spot. Dyemusica is a band Formed in the Sierra Nevadas in NorCal in 2011 By friends who love reggae, and the freedom of jam music. We incorporate different tonal styles and personalities with thought provoking lyrics and alot of experimental overtones to achieve our sound and create something original.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Motorcycle On Hwy 108

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 11:36 AM
Jamestown, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle vs motorcycle collision on Hwy 108 and Woods Way. Please use caution in the area...

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President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address On New Optimism For American Workers

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 08:58 AM
Washington, DC...My Fellow Americans, A new optimism is sweeping our country as we return power from Washington and give it back to the American People, where it belongs. For too long, American workers were forgotten by their government – and I mean totally forgotten. Their interests were pushed aside for global projects, and their wealth was taken from their communities and shipped across the world, all across the seas.



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The Annual Calaveras County Old Fashioned Fly-In & Open House April 22

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 08:04 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Annual Calaveras County Old Fashioned Fly-In & Open House April 22


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Don't Forget The Annual Dog Nail Trim Clinic At Arnold CHS Thrift Store On April 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 07:37 AM
Arnold, CA...Don't forget! Our annual Dog Nail Trim Clinic at our Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store (sponsored by Carrie's Critter Couture & Biscuit Bar and Aloha Boarding and Training) is this coming Saturday, April 22 at our Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store. Nail trims only $10, trim and file just $15. 100% of the proceeds benefits your Calaveras Humane Society. Don't miss this tremendous bargain. All dogs on leash, please. See you there!


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Earth Day Benefit At Cuneo Ranch Community Garden

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 07:35 AM
Jackson, CA...Celebrate Earth Day, Saturday April 22 at the Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch and Community Gardens. Located at 1324 Jackson Gate Rd., Jackson CA. Grounds will be open 9 am-2 pm.

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Hop, Skip, Jump, Run, Walk For Autism Awareness!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 07:31 AM
Murphys, CA...April 22nd, Saturday from 8-11 Mind Matters is holding its 6th Annual Off the Beaten Path, Walk/Run for Autism Awareness, A Mind Matters Fund Raiser! This is a fun activity for people of all ages. The event starts in beautiful Murphys Park where we will have music, warm-up group exercises, and face-painting for children and those young at heart! You can walk or run [or hop, skip & jump!] for the 5K distance, but, the 10K will be a timed race. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for each age group; female and male. Age groups are 0-19 years, 20-39 years, 40-59 years, and 60 years and over.

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Get Your Tickets Now For The 11th Annual Taste of Calaveras At Ironstone On April 22nd! It Showcases the Finest Wine, Culinary Treats & Art

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 07:24 AM
Murphys, CA...(Tickets Available At The Door!! Don't miss this Great Event!!) The 11th Annual Taste of Calaveras Is April 22nd At Ironstone & Showcases the Finest Wine, Culinary Treats & Art. More than 40 of Calaveras County’s most acclaimed winemakers, restaurateurs and plein air artists will converge at Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, for the Eleventh Annual Taste of Calaveras from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd. The event features wine tasting, gourmet samplings, live music by the Bob Eisenmann Jazz Trio, food and wine demonstrations, local artists painting along with artisans on site and a silent auction featuring Calaveras experiences and Calaveras products. Below are a few photos from the 2016 event that most attendees said was the best Taste Of Calaveras Yet. Get your tickets now and more information continues below the great promo by Candy Myers & Sherri Smith...




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Don't Forget The Annual Dog Nail Trim Clinic At Arnold CHS Thrift Store On April 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2017 11:28 AM
Arnold, CA...Don't forget! Our annual Dog Nail Trim Clinic at our Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store (sponsored by Carrie's Critter Couture & Biscuit Bar and Aloha Boarding and Training) is this coming Saturday, April 22 at our Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store. Nail trims only $10, trim and file just $15. 100% of the proceeds benefits your Calaveras Humane Society. Don't miss this tremendous bargain. All dogs on leash, please. See you there!


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It's Time to Rent Your Tux for Prom From The Clothes Mine

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2017 02:56 PM
Angels Camp & Sutter Creek, CA...If you or someone you know is planning to go to prom this year, this is the time to shop! There are great styles available in slim and traditional fits. You can even check them out at jimsformalwear.com before you come in. If price is a concern, check out our basic black tux that rents for just $74.95. We're looking forward to seeing you!


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USFS Says Mokelumne River Canyon Access Roads Closed Indefinitely Due To Storm Damage

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2017 09:45 PM
Pioneer, CA...All 3 roads that provide access to the Mokelumne River Canyon are closed indefinitely due to storm damage: Salt Springs Road, Ellis Road, and Panther Creek Road. There is storm damage on all 18 national forests in California with a total of 557 damage sites on forest service roads regionally as of April 5, 2017. There are multiple damage sites on many roads, and the damage is significant in some places. Damage assessment is still in progress and will not be fully known until the snow melts. The photos here are from Panther Creek Road in the Amador Ranger District.

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Sierra Pacific Industries Donates 5,000 Seedlings For Tree Mortality Give Away

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2017 02:22 PM
Murphys, CA...The Calaveras County Tree Mortality Task Force will be giving away tree seedlings on Sunday April 23, 2017 from 11am to 4pm at Sierra Hill Market in Murphy’s for those affected by “Bark Beetle Killed Trees” within Calaveras County. The seedlings have been generously donated by Sierra Pacific Industries. Species to be given away include: Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine, Douglas Fir and Cedar

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Draft Commercial Cannabis Ban Ordinance Has Been Released

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2017 01:00 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Planning Department has released the draft of the Commercial Cannabis Ban Ordinance. Its' intent...."It is the purpose and intent of this chapter to prohibit, to the maximum extent allowed under state law, with limited exceptions, the commercial, medical, and recreational cultivation, manufacture, testing, distribution, transportation, and storage of cannabis in order to preserve the public peace, health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Calaveras County and the environment while retaining the ability of patients to have access to medical cannabis in the County to the extent deemed necessary under state law. Any ambiguity in this Chapter should be construed in whatever manner best effectuates this intent." The complete draft is below and also linked to in its' pdf form....Ban Ord Final Draft 4-20-17

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Alligator Seized In Jamestown

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2017 12:08 PM
Jamestown, CA...The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office received information from a concerned citizen about a Jamestown man who was rumored to be in possession of an alligator. The Fish and Wildlife Warden was contacted and accompanied deputies to the location. The 3 1/2 foot alligator was located on the premise in a heated, rubber lined tank and was seized by the Department of Fish and Wildlife after their investigation determined that the person in possession was not permitted to have the restricted species.

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Fire In Substation Causes Massive Power Outage In San Francisco

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2017 11:35 AM
San Francisco, CA....San Francisco is gradually coming back online as a fire in a substation disrupted life in the City by the Bay. Some BART services and other services were interrupted earlier as PG&E works to get their grid back up and running. The outage is causing massive disruptions city at this time.

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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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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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