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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs PG&E Crane Near Sr88 / Ridge Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2019 09:07 AM
Martell, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle vs PG&E Crane Near Sr88 / Ridge Rd

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Traffic Update....Vehicle 150 - 200 Feet Down Embankment Near Railroad Flat Rd / Struckman Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2019 09:01 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle 150 - 200 Feet Down Embankment Near Railroad Flat Rd / Struckman Rd

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The SNAC Family Thanks You for Shopping & Renting Locally!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2019 08:49 AM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...The SNAC Family Thanks You for Shopping Locally! Back in the early 90’s, when Shawn was selling out of the back of his truck as “The Eddy Mart”, the most important items to have on hand were life jackets, river shorts, sandals and river knives. Oh yes, and a few things the rafting customers would want, t-shirts, hats, sunscreen, etc. It became obvious that The Eddy Mart was getting too big to operate out of a garage when the whitewater kayaks came. It was time for a storefront. That’s when providence arrived on the scene.


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Tax Reform Questions? Block Has Answers!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2019 07:53 AM
Tax Reform Questions? Block Has Answers!


Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Be 11 till Noon Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2019 06:54 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Be 11 till Noon Today

Huge Moving Sale Going On Now at Independent Mercantile!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2019 06:50 AM
Murphys, CA...Independent Mercantile is having a huge moving sale this week through MLK holiday. Don’t miss it! It’s your oppor-tunity to stock up on baby shower, birthday, anniversary or even next year’s Christmas gifts at 50% off the retail price! Independent Mercantile is currently located at 78 Scott St. We will be moving to 237A Main Street (currently nd&x) from 1/22/19-2/1/19 and will be closed at both stores during this time. Our plan is to combine both of our stores and offer an even better shopping experience by having all the product under one roof.



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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 11:48 PM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7331 Or You may call your order into 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order into 209.728.3402 ext 305. 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 Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local

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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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The Next Good Morning Calaveras is February 6th

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 10:46 PM
San Andreas, CA...Guest Speaker: Katie Lackler, Program Coordinator Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program. February 6, 2018, 7:30am-9am, Mark Twain Medical Center, Classroom #2 $15 per person

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The Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner is February 1st

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 10:36 PM
Murphys, CA...The Annual Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner & Community Recognition Awards will be held at Ironstone Vineyards on February 1, 2019 with doors opening at 5:30pm. Tickets are on sale for $60 with many sponsor opportunities available.

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MET Team Eradicates an Indoor Grow in Mountain Ranch

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 10:23 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...On 1-16-19 members of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant for illegal marijuana cultivation at a residence in the 9000 block of Wendell Road, Mountain Ranch. Upon arrival deputies detained the solo occupant of the residence. One of the outbuildings on the property was found to have been converted for indoor marijuana cultivation.



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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 09:58 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Ride & Walk4Art is a Day of Fun to Support Arts in Education!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 07:20 PM
San Andreas, CA...Join us for a day of fun to support arts in education! Please join us on March 17, 2019 for Ride & Walk4Art in the beautiful California foothills in West Calaveras County. Choose from 2 bicycle rides—25-miles or 45-miles—or an easy 4.5-mile walk skirting New Hogan Lake. ​Afterwards, the Tri-Dam lions will prepare a Chicken-in-a-Barrel lunch. This is the fourth year the Calaveras County Arts Council has held Ride & Walk4Art. Past participants say that this event is the best local bike and walk event, and serves a sensational lunch along with a friendly community atmosphere.

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Bat Infestation Measures to be Installed Near SR-49/108 at Woods Creek Bridge

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 06:06 PM
Sonora, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 49/108 at the Woods Creek Bridge. This will help prepare the bridge for a project that will apply a polyester-concrete overlay this summer, creating a smooth ride and a smooth transition from the roadway to the bridge. The Woods Creek Bridge is one mile south of Jamestown and just north of Bell Mooney Road. Work is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22, 2019, and Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Traffic on the bridge will be limited to one lane and motorists should expect 15 minute delays. Drivers are being urged to take alternate routes whenever possible during these two days.


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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Snow Blower Near Sr88 / Plasse Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 05:36 PM
Kirkwood, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Snow Blower Near Sr88 / Plasse Rd

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Reminder the Fabulous Mega Mixer is Tonight!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 05:22 PM
San Andreas, CA...Per Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce tradition, we are welcoming the new year with another fabulous Mega Mixer! At the mixer we showcase our local business associations and provide the opportunity for attendees to take a peek at what we all have in store for 2019!
This mixer is FREE to attend AND open to the public!

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MTUSD Board Holding Study Session on January 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 04:19 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Here is the Mark Twain Union Elementary School District’s Agenda for the Study Session on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in the District Boardroom at 981 Tuolumne Ave, Angels Camp.  The public is encouraged to attend as the Board will be reviewing the LCAP and Budget.  To view the full board packet click the link below.  Board Packet

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Mark Twain Health Care District Seeking Finance Committee Member

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 03:30 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Health Care District Seeking Finance Committee Member. The Mark Twain Health Care District (MTHCD) is a public agency that owns the buildings and grounds of the Mark Twain Medical Center; MTHCD leases the operations of the Medical Center to the Mark Twain Medical Center Corporation, which also operates the five rural health clinics (Family Medical Centers) in Arnold, Angels Camp, Copperopolis, San Andreas, and Valley Springs.

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The January 22, 2019 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 03:10 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Mission of the Calaveras Unified School District is to provide all individuals with the tools needed to become lifelong learners who responsibly participate in our diverse society

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President Donald J. Trump to Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 11:53 AM
Washington, DC...Dear Madame Speaker: Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate. I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown. Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.

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Hey Good People!! A Stellar MLK Weekend Awaits with Feet of New Snow! ~ Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 11:13 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! 22″ of new snow overnight! 41″ for the current storm total and well……….another possible 17-23″ is expected today. The overnight temps hovered right around 28F all night so snow fall elevations rose a bit but we should see that fall today to around 6-6500′. Max gusts last night at the Ski lodge were 29mph so quite a bit lower than the projected values. Winds today will be in the 20’s mostly with possible gusts into the mid 30’s and with the expected snowfall it’s sure to be a pow riding day. Tonight another 3-7″ is expected before the system tapers and bring a partly sunny day on Saturday and then another shot of snow for Sunday. High pressure ridging looks to return early next week and will be dry and above normal temps for that time frame. Drifting snow and bigger accumulations will be seen with redistribution on the micro and macro levels so inbounds resort skiing/riding can feel deeper in some areas than other through this cycle. This a classic January snowfall pattern for us and It’s time for some skiing/riding my friends so come on up and enjoy some “Pure Mtn Fun”.







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Huge Moving Sale Going On Now at Independent Mercantile!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 10:52 AM
Murphys, CA...Independent Mercantile is having a huge moving sale this week through MLK holiday. Don’t miss it! It’s your oppor-tunity to stock up on baby shower, birthday, anniversary or even next year’s Christmas gifts at 50% off the retail price! Independent Mercantile is currently located at 78 Scott St. We will be moving to 237A Main Street (currently nd&x) from 1/22/19-2/1/19 and will be closed at both stores during this time. Our plan is to combine both of our stores and offer an even better shopping experience by having all the product under one roof.



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Traffic Update....Hwy 140 Re-Opening Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 10:11 AM
MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol re-opened State Route 140 (SR-140) in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar just after 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019. SR-140, which was shut down just after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, was closed for more than 11 hours. This was due to an ongoing storm that impacted the roadway.

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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Near Sr4 / Pool Station Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 08:44 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Near Sr4 / Pool Station Rd. The party was initially reported as trapped in the vehicle but it has been downgraded to a non-injury collision. Hwy 4 will have to be briefly closed for vehicle removal. Please use caution in the area...

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President Trump Participates in the Missile Defense Review Announcement

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 08:30 AM
President Trump Participates in the Missile Defense Review Announcement

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Busy Morning on Local Roads

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 07:24 AM
Arnold, CA...It is a busy morning on local roadways with Traffic Hazards or Incidents Near Confidence Rd / Cedar Springs Rd, Cocoran Gray Rd / Doffle Meyer Rd, Meadow Vista Dr / Sr88, Big Hill Rd / Rancho Rd, 31191 Hardin Flat Rd, Meadow Vista Dr / Sr88, Big Hill Rd / Rancho Rd, Yankee Hill Rd / Orion Mine Rd, Wards Ferry Rd / Old Wards Ferry Rd, Cocoran Gray Rd / Doffle Meyer Rd, Meadow Vista Dr / Sr88, Big Hill Rd / Rancho Rd, 7260 Obyrnes Ferry Rd & a road closure near Elder Ln / Sr120

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Over 7,000 Wake Up Without Power in Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 07:14 AM
Arnold, CA...Mother Nature took her toll on the power grid last night and over 7,000 are waking up without power this morning. There are several large block of outages in every county. Click Below for the ever changing details from PG&E.

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 07:01 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





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South Lake Tahoe Man Arrested on Murder Charges after Allegedly Killing Roommate with Firewood

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 12:19 AM
South Lake Tahoe, CA...South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 1100 block of Carson Ave last Sunday at 2:45 PM. The initial report said a man was hitting a female with a large object. When officers arrived they found the victim, 65-year-old Valorie Turley, lying in front of her residence with significant head injuries.

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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

Explosion Kills Four Americans in Manbij

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 08:23 PM
Manbig, Syria...Two U.S. servicemembers, one Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and one contractor supporting DoD were killed and three servicemembers were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019. Initial reports indicate an explosion caused the casualties, and the incident is under investigation.

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About 100 Customers Without Power in Mi Wuk Village Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 07:47 PM
Mi Wuk Village, CA...PGE is reporting 92 customers in a single outage above Mi Wuk in the Sierra Village area. The rest of our area is holding up well so far (Knock on Wood)...

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Traffic Update....Tree Down Blocking Lanes Near Muheli Rd / Lama Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 07:38 PM
Mi Wuk Village, CA...Traffic Update....Tree Down Blocking Lanes Near Muheli Rd / Lama Rd

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Traffic Update....Tree Down Blocking Lanes Near Phoenix Lake Rd / Acorn Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 04:18 PM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update....Tree Down Blocking Lanes Near Phoenix Lake Rd / Acorn Dr

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Angels Trading Post Has Everything to Keep You Rolling in 2019! Free Soda With Fill Up!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 02:23 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. Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4. Now for a limited time get a Free 20oz Fountain Drink with a Fill Up!!


Traffic Update....Truck Fire on Yankee Hill Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 02:18 PM
Columbia, CA...Traffic Update....Truck Fire on Yankee Hill Rd

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Hwy 140 to Close Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar During Storm

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 02:11 PM
MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a pre-emptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. This is due to an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and the closure is scheduled for the sake of public safety. The estimated time of opening is dependent upon the impact of the weather. This closure will take place for approximately 17 miles from Bear Creek near Midpines to Foresta Road in El Portal – approximately 4 miles west of the Yosemite National Park entrance. Risks for this stretch of roadway in storm conditions include mudslides and the movement of debris such as rocks onto highway lanes.

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Pioneer Electric is Ready for Next 35 Years!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 10:42 AM
Arnold, CA...Earlier this month there was a passing of the torch (electric torch) in Arnold as Troy Gravison & his wife Yesenia took over as the new owners of Pioneer Electric. It was a happy but emotional occasion for Tim Bennett as Pioneer Electric has been part of his life since founding it 35 years ago. The business will be in familiar and capable hands as Troy has been part of the Pioneer Electric team for the last 16 years.




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Traffic Update....Mud/Dirt/Rock Slide in Roadway Near Parrotts Ferry Rd / Porcina Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 09:40 AM
Columbia, CA...Traffic Update....Mud/Dirt/Rock Slide in Roadway Near Parrotts Ferry Rd / Porcina Way

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Free Sandbags Available at the Angels Camp Police Department

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 09:17 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Free Sandbags Available at the Angels Camp Police Department. In preparation for the predicted heavy rain and potential flooding, the City of Angels Camp has free sandbags available 24/7 at the Angels Camp Police Department. You will need to fill the bags yourself. Bags, sand, and a shovel are available for use.

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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 08:02 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 22nd


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Chains Required on Most Local Mountain Hwys

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 07:31 AM
Arnold, CA...Chains are required on Hwy 88 from Ham's Station on up. On Hwy 4 you will need the traction aids from Cottage Springs on up & on Hwy 108 the cables need to go on near Pinecrest. Drive safe out there...

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live From Community Grant Luncheon at MTMC

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 06:45 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Is A Presidential Candidate

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2019 06:21 AM
New York, NY...Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Is A Presidential Candidate

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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2019 09:57 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Blizzard Warning Above 6,500 Feet Beginning Wednesday Evening. Some Areas May Receive Up To 9 Feet of Snow

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2019 07:58 PM
Arnold, CA...The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Blizzard warning for our area. Carson, Ebbetts & Sonora Pass areas are forecast to receive the deepest layers of snow from these systems. Heavy snow expected above 5000 feet. Blizzard conditions expected above 6500 feet beginning Wednesday evening. Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the morning commute on Thursday. The combination of a heavy, wet snow with high winds may down power lines and trees. Between 5000 and 6500 feet, total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet, with localized amounts up to 4 feet, are expected. Above 6500 feet, heavier snowfall is likely with accumulations of 5 to 7 feet, locally up to 9 feet.

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FOCSO’s Big Annual Crab/Pasta Feed is Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2019 07:28 PM
San Andreas, CA...It’s time for FOCSO’s Annual Crab/Pasta Feed Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019 at the San Andreas Town Hall 5pm. If you want to support the Calaveras Co. Sheriff’s Office and have a fun filled night with great prizes and tasty food this is it! If you would like to donate a raffle or auction item for this annual event, please contact Candace for pickup or info@FriendsoftheCalaverasSheriffsOffice.org. Your donations are so appreciated. Thank you in advance.


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Wanted Man Found With a Pound of Meth, Weapons & More!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2019 07:18 PM
Tuolumne, CA...Wanted man found with guns and drugs. On Saturday afternoon, Deputy Vince Lee spotted 24-year-old wanted man, Armando Gonzalez of Jamestown, running from an SUV at the Tuolumne Apartments. Gonzalez had several felony and misdemeanor warrants for his arrest and fled from the deputy into one of the apartments. When speaking to a resident at the door of the apartment, Gonzalez escaped through a window and and led deputies in a foot chase. Gonzalez was quickly captured and continued to resist arrest until he was secured in handcuffs.

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TCSO Looking for Christopher Snyder after Hit & Run.

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2019 06:56 PM
Columbia, CA...Last night deputies attempted to stop a green Honda Accord on Yankee Hill Road in Columbia for expired registration. As soon as the driver spotted the deputy, he took off. The deputy caught up with the vehicle and noticed it had slid off the roadway and collided into a metal gate in front of a home. As the deputy pulled his patrol car behind the Honda, the driver put his car in reverse and accelerated, slamming into the patrol car before taking off and leading the deputies in a pursuit. The driver later identified as 35-year-old Christopher Snyder of Sonora, stopped the car in a driveway on Glory Gulch Road and took off on foot. He is now wanted for evading, driving on a suspended license due to DUI, and assault with a deadly weapon.

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Get Your Sand Bags & Finish Your Storm Prep

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2019 06:34 PM
Sonora, CA...As the storm system continues in our region, Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services and the roads division has opened four locations where sand will be available to residents. You will need to bring a shovel and your own bags. Tuolumne Road Yard – 18870 Birch Street • Jamestown Road Yard – 18188 7th Ave. • Big Oak Flat/Groveland Road Yard – 11240 Wards Ferry Rd. • Columbia Airport – 10723 Airport Rd.

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Traffic Update...Vehicle vs Embankment Near Sr49 / China St

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2019 05:47 PM
Drytown, CA...Traffic Update...Vehicle vs Embankment Near Sr49 / China St

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Past 50 Local News
  1. Mark Twain Medical Center Welcomes Pediatrician Dr. Fatma Haney! Now Practicing at Arnold & Angels Camp Medical Centers
  2. Calaveras County has Sand Bags and Sand Available for Residents at 9 Locations
  3. Traffic Update....Rollover Collision Near Merced Falls Rd / Coronado Dr
  4. Progress Made Into Conversion of Breast Cancer Cells Into Fat Cells
  5. Barr Nomination for Attorney General Hearings
  6. Soft Shoulder Natural Wool Suits, Perfect For Office Or a Morning Stroll
  7. EPFD Chief, Mike Johnson to Speak at Arnold (Sons in Retirement), Meeting, Tuesday, January 15 , 201
  8. Blastronix IT Now Open in Their New Angels Camp Location
  9. Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.
  10. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below
  11. Jennifer Gabriel Goerlitz 1963 - 2018
  12. Make Your Burger Dreams Come True at Giant Burger
  13. Calaveras Sheriff's Frog Team Training
  14. Bret Harte Calling for Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations
  15. Two Squatters Arrested in Mokelumne Hill
  16. Hey Good People!! Copious Amounts of "Pure Mtn Fun" Ahead this Week! ~ Mattly Trent
  17. PG&E Says it Remains Committed to Customers as it Prepares to Initiate Voluntary Reorganization Cases Under Chapter 11
  18. Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.
  19. Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 15th
  20. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through January 15th
  21. Attorney General Becerra Secures Injunction Halting Trump Administration’s Attempt to Limit Free Birth Control
  22. Traffic Update....Collision Near Sr49 / Treat Ave
  23. The 2019 Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action January 15th
  24. Angels Camp City Council Back in Action January 15th
  25. Great Conditions & More Snow on the Way to Bear Valley Cross Country
  26. Murphys Irish Day 2019 is Saturday, March 16! Planning Underway for Great, Green Enjoyment!
  27. Budding Bode Millers & Mikaela Shiffrins are Crashing the Gates at Bear Valley this Weekend
  28. Fleeing Suspect no Match for Tuolumne Sheriff K9 Beau
  29. Traffic Update....Wrong Way Driver Near Sr108 / Tulloch Dam Rd
  30. January Specials From Black Sheep Winery
  31. Peddlers Market is Now Open in Arnold's Cedar Center with New Designs Weekly
  32. The SNAC Family Thanks You for Shopping & Renting Locally!
  33. Hey Good People!! It's Rasmussen Classic Race Weekend at Bear Valley! ~ Mattly Trent
  34. Minor Injuries in Propane Truck Collision Near Wards Ferry Rd / Richards Ranch Rd
  35. Traffic & Fire Update....Structure Fire Near Sr108 / Chicken Ranch Rd
  36. The Elevated Evening News™ Will Return Monday Evening
  37. Volunteer Training February 13th at Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities
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