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All Day Bear Valley Soccer Camp July 18-21 2017, Discounts For EPYSL Families
All Day Vacation Bible School Adventure Week, Gadgests & Gizmos
All Day Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere July 15–23, 2017 at Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
All Day Over the River and Through the Woods
07:00 PM Don't Miss Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie at Ironstone!
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Jul 22
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
10:00 AM Court Case Conundrums Back at Columbia State Historic Park
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
04:00 PM Summer Nights Food Truck Festival in Angels Camp
06:00 PM This Year’s Big Band Street Dance! VIP table seating and Dance Contest
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
06:30 PM GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold
All Day Over the River and Through the Woods
Sunday, Jul 23
All Day Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere July 15–23, 2017 at Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
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Monday, Jul 24
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Over the River and Through the Woods
Tuesday, Jul 25
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
10:00 AM Fresh Fit and Fast with Stir Fry
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in July
05:30 PM Domestic Violence Support Group
05:30 PM Investment Literacy Happy Hour for Butte Fire Victims on July 25th
All Day Over the River and Through the Woods
Wednesday, Jul 26
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
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06:30 PM Calaveras County Arts Council is Proud to Present the 26th Annual Music in the Parks Series of Conce
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Thursday, Jul 27
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
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05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Night"
06:30 PM CHP San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class
All Day Over the River and Through the Woods
Friday, Jul 28
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
08:00 AM ART Camp for Kids@Angels Camp Museum
All Day Over the River and Through the Woods
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Jul 29
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
06:30 PM GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold
All Day Over the River and Through the Woods
Sunday, Jul 30
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
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Monday, Jul 31
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
Tuesday, Aug 1
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in July
Wednesday, Aug 2
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
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Letter to the BOS – Let the People Vote ~ By David Tunno

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 03:08 PM
Valley Springs, CA...If the Board of Supervisors desires, ultimately, not to make the final decision on whether marijuana activities should be allowed in Calaveras County, or at what level, but instead to let the voters decide, then they should consider the following: Having made my living as a trial consultant for nearly 30 years, which includes the science of public opinion research via long-established polling methods, it is important for the results of the polling to be unambiguous. To achieve that result, the question must be unambiguous and it’s best if they require bi-polar responses, responses that are opposite one another, a “yes/no” response, for example. Better yet is if there are two questions, each requiring a bi-polar response and each being polar opposites of each other.

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Mariposa Relief Drop Event - Jackson on August 4 - 6

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 02:38 PM
Jackson, CA...Mariposa Relief Drop Event Aug 4 5 6 ONLY 9a to 4pm these 3 days ONLY For this event!! PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANYTHING EXCEPT ON THESE DAYS AND TIMES. THIS IS IMPORTANT! THIS IS A ORGANIZED EVENT! Please bring your donations in a 5gln or 10gln Tote for easy loading and storage for the people who will be receiving these items.

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AT&T Has Activated its Text-to-Donate Campaign For Detwiler Fire Relief

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 02:14 PM
Mariposa, CA...To help those impacted by the Detwiler Wildfire in Mariposa County, CA, and other California wildfires, AT&T has activated its Text-to-Donate Campaign. Wireless customers can make a $10 donation to assist those affected by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross. Customers can text up to five times for a total donation of $50. AT&T won’t charge any fees for texting to donate. Customers will see their donation on their monthly AT&T bill. AT&T donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the American Red Cross.

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Finally a Bit of Good Detwiler Fire News....Evacuation Orders Lifted For Town of Mariposa

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 12:17 PM
Mariposa, CA...This news release is intended to notify residents and the general public that evacuation orders for the town of Mariposa will be lifted on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:00AM. Highway 49 South is open with no restrictions. Highway 140 East of Mariposa is open to Yosemite. There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at anytime you feel unsafe, please call 911.

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Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Reported Behind Gas Station in Wallace

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 11:21 AM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a vegetation fire near Hwy 12 and Comanche Parkway. Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down on Stevenot Bridge

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 11:05 AM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a motorcycle down on the Stevenot Bridge. Lanes were blocked and please use caution in the area...

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Spicer out Scaramucci in as White House Communications Director

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 10:52 AM
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Caltrans District 10 Road Report Through July 29th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 10:33 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The latest schedule of road repairs and maintenance that will affect your travels in our area and as you travel. Locally crews will be working on many of our roadways. Below is Caltrans plans for repairs and maintenance on local roads. It shows the route, county and location of the possible repairs. Weather and other factors can alter their schedule.

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Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision on Hwy 108 in Sierra Village

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 08:50 AM
Sierra Village, CA...Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision on Hwy 108 in Sierra Village. Please use caution in the area.. (Update...Mike Shevlin is reporting that it is a solo vehicle into a wood pile with a possible pin in.) Please use caution in the area...


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Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 08:23 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Maestro Michael Morgan and the Bear Valley Music Festival invite you to a dazzling concert lineup from July 21 to August 6. Here are some highlights:  COUNTRY ARTIST – Hal Ketchum and the amazing Hal Ketchum Country Trio.    TRIBUTES – Fleetwood Mac * Motown * Queen  PIANIST – Vladislav Kern  SYMPHONY – Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony – Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony– Haydn’s “Clock” Symphony


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Summer Nights Food Truck Festival in Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 08:20 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Summer Nights Food Truck Festival in Angels Camp


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Music At Bistro Espresso

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 08:03 AM
Arnold, CA...The Bistro Espresso Summer Concert Series rolls on.

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Don't Miss Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie at Ironstone!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 07:58 AM
Murphys, CA...Longtime members of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo. Simply titled LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/CHRISTINE McVIE, the 10-song album will be released by Atlantic Records this summer, followed by a run of special U.S. concerts. They are the start to a great second half of the Ironstone Amphitheatre season. Get your tickets now!!






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Detwiler Fire Morning Update, 74,083 acres, 15% Contained, 58 Residences, 60 minor Structures, 11 Residences Damaged and 6 Minor Structures Damaged, 3,737 Personnel Working Fire.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 07:24 AM
Mariposa, CA...Firefighters worked through the night establishing and reinforcing containment lines. Much of the fire is steep and rugged with areas difficult to access. Damage assessment crews have completed approximately 80% of their assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings. The weather is expected to be hot and dry with winds out of the West-Northwest. The fire continues to challenge firefighters in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened. We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit: www.readyforwildfire.org.


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Mornings with the One Percent!

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Big Trees Fitness Is Now Open For Summer Fun & Water Aerobics!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2017 08:08 AM
Arnold, CA...Make a splash of your own at the Pool at Big Trees Aquatic Fitness! Traditional Water Class Monday & Friday 11:30am. Aqua Zumba Wednesday 11:30am. Open Swim Daily 12:30pm - 5pm. Lap Swim Daily 8:00am - 11:30am. Big Trees Fitness 2116 Hwy 4, Arnold, CA. 209.795.9965




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We Will Be Live From The Chamber of Commerce Mixer & BBQ

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 04:32 PM
Arnold, CA...We Will Be Live From The Chamber of Commerce Mixer & BBQ! If you can't be there in person join in starting at 5:45pm

Detwiler Fire Afternoon Update, 70,096 acres, 10% contained, 45 Structures Burned, 6 Damaged, 1,500 Threatened, 3,181 Personnel Working Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 03:36 PM
Mariposa, CA...Enough of the details have changed and also updated maps that have been released prompted us to do an afternoon update on the fire. We will also do one later tonight as well. The acreage increased due to an increase in fire activity late yesterday afternoon. Overnight, fire crews continued their work to establish and reinforce containment lines. The fire area is seeing poor humidity recoveries at night allowing the fire to remain very active throughout this time. The fire is burning in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Damage assessment crews are on scene to evaluate and inspect the area. Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened.


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Stanislaus National Forest Enacts Temporary Fire Restrictions in High Hazard Areas

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 02:59 PM
Sonora, CA...Due to high fire danger, the Stanislaus National Forest enacted temporary fire restrictions in High Hazard Areas on July 20, effective through the end of the official 2017 fire season. Included are the High Hazard Area map (Exhibit A), the Forest Order (Exhibit B) and the exemptions list (Exhibit C). Information on fire restrictions and the Forest Order are available at https://go.usa.gov/xRjQ5. Forest Order STF-16-2017-05 prohibits campfires, briquette barbecues and smoking outside developed campgrounds. Welding and blasting activities in are also restricted in designated High Hazard Areas of the Forest.

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Red Cross Operating Five Shelters for Detwiler Fire Evacuees

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 12:52 PM
Sacramento, CA...The Red Cross shelter at Groveland Community Hall is now closed. Evacuees who stayed at the Groveland facility have been relocated to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. New evacuees in the area are encouraged to go to the fairgrounds for assistance. The American Red Cross is operating the following shelter locations for residents impacted by the Detwiler Fire:

EV Free Church, 50443 High School Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Cesar Chavez Junior High, 161 S. Plainsburg Road, Planada, CA 95365
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora, CA 95370

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The July Chamber of Commerce Mixer & BBQ is July 20th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 12:31 PM
Arnold, CA...The July Chamber of Commerce Mixer & BBQ is July 20th. It will be at Realty World at 728 Hwy 4 in Arnold. The festivities and mingling get underway at 5:30pm.


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2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament Sponsored by Sequoia Woods Country Club Men's and Women's Golf Clubs

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 12:28 PM
Arnold, CA...On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 1:00 PM, The Sequoia Woods Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs, will sponsor the 2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament, at the Sequoia Woods Country Club, 1000 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold, CA Phone: (209) 795-1000

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President Trump Makes an Announcement Regarding a Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 12:03 PM
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OJ Simpson to Be Released in October

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 11:58 AM
Lovelock, NV...OJ Simpson to be granted parole and to released probably in October.

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The 2017 Twain Harte Crapper Out House Races

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 11:48 AM
Twain Harte, CA...A unique race in the Mother Lode and beyond. This annual event is held in Twain Harte, and is brought to the community by the local Rotary Club. Take a look and see the many ways a fully functioning outhouse can take on charm and character!



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Detwiler Fire Swells to 70,096 acres, 10% contained, 29 Structured Burned, 5 Damaged, 1,500 Threatened, 3,175 Personnel Working Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 08:12 AM
Mariposa, CA...Today, fire behavior remained active. Firefighters faced high temperatures along with dry and drought stressed chaparral and grass. Steep and inaccessible terrain continue to challenge control lines. The fire encroaches on culturally and historically sensitive areas. The fire continues to threaten power lines to the S. of the incident which supply power to Yosemite National Park. Firefighters on the ground as well as aircraft are actively working to contain and suppress the fire. We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit: www.readyforwildfire.org.

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Mornings with the One Percent!

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Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Specials Through July25th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 11:55 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 in to 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order in to 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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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through July 25th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 11:32 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials


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Senator John McCain Facing Glioblastoma Battle

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 11:04 PM
Washington, D.C. ­– At the request of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his family, Mayo Clinic released the following statement today: “On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot. “Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.

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Firefighters Hold the Detwiler Fire to 48,000 acres, 7% contained, 8 Structured Burned, 1 Damaged, 1,500 Threatened, 3,175 Personnel Working Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 09:34 PM
Mariposa, CA...Today, fire behavior remained active. Firefighters faced high temperatures along with dry and drought stressed chaparral and grass. Steep and inaccessible terrain continue to challenge control lines. The fire encroaches on culturally and historically sensitive areas. The fire continues to threaten power lines to the S. of the incident which supply power to Yosemite National Park. Firefighters on the ground as well as aircraft are actively working to contain and suppress the fire. We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit: www.readyforwildfire.org.



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Evacuation Guidelines for Tuolumne County Residents

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 07:09 PM
Sonora, CA...Types of Evacuations: In Tuolumne County there are three types of evacuation warnings. Implementation of one or the other is dependent upon the actual or potential danger to the affected population as determined by the Incident Command Staff or the Board of Supervisors. The Three Types of Evacuation are: Evacuation Advisory - Issued to the media to alert the public to potential evacuation orders. The advisory will contain general information on how to prepare for an evacuation. Evacuation Warning - Issued when an evacuation order is eminent. It includes the specific geographical area that may be evacuated and procedures to be followed. Evacuation Order - Issued when there is an immediate threat to life and/or property. The evacuation order contains specific geographic area to be evacuated and procedures to be followed.

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Detwiler Fire Evacuation Advisory and Warning South of Hwy 120

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 06:51 PM
Sonora, CA...An evacuation advisory has been issued for the area south of Highway 120 to the county line, between Smith Station Road and the Town of Moccasin. An Evacuation advisory means there is a potential for evacuation and residents should start preparing for evacuation. An evacuation warning has been issued for the areas of Jackass Creek Road, Jackass Ridge, Cuneo Road and Priest Coulterville Road. An Evacuation Warning means that an evacuation is eminent and if you have special needs or livestock you should consider leaving the area. If you need assistance leaving your home please contact the Sheriff's Office.

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We Will Be Live Tonight At 9pm for a Fire Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 05:57 PM
Arnold, CA...We will do a live news show tonight for the latest on the Detwiler Fire. We are working on our streaming infrastructure and if you would like to see if it works ok for you we are streaming last night's Angels Camp City Council meeting at this time.



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The 2017 Arnold Classic Car Show, Video & Over 100 Photos

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 04:59 PM
Arnold, CA...Last Saturday the new "Heart of Arnold" restaurant & events center's grounds and the rest of the Cedar Center's parking lots were filled with over 100 beautiful rolling works of art. Our coverage this year is sponsored by Arnold Auto Parts & High Country Spa & Stove. As is our tradition we tried to get at least one photo of every vehicle entered. It was a great show and a great day in Arnold. Clicking on the photos will take you to our new site with 1200 pixel wide photos of most if not all of the entries...















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A Call For Senior of the Year Nominations

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 01:53 PM
San Andreas, CA...A Call For Senior of the Year Nominations

Wildfire Smoke Warning: Detwiler Fire Air Quality Advisory

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 01:42 PM
Sutter Creek, CA – Some areas of Amador County are experiencing heavy smoke due to drift from the Detwiler fire burning in Mariposa County. Continued low visibility and degraded air quality can be expected in valley areas. The National Weather Service forecasts that smoke patterns will likely be shifting over the next few days. Amador Air Quality District is monitoring the conditions.

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Detwiler Fire Swells to 45,724 acres, 7% contained, 8 Structured Burned, 1 Damaged, 1,500 Threatened

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 08:47 AM
Mariposa, CA...(Update...we have spoken with the media folks in Mariposa and updated perimeter maps should be out soon.) Today, firefighters experienced extreme and aggressive fire behavior with active crowning, short- range spotting and uphill runs. The communities of Hunters Valley, Bear Valley, Catheys Valley, Mormon Bar, The Town of Mariposa , Mount Bullion, Yaqui Gulch/Aqua Fria areas and Hornitos continue to be threatened. The fire encroaches on culturally and historically sensitive areas. Traffic along HWY 149, 49N and 49S will be impacted as a result of road closures. The fire continues to threaten power lines to the south of the incident, which supply power to Yosemite National Park. Firefighters on the ground as well as aircraft are actively working to contain and suppress the fire. We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit: www.readyforwildfire.org.






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New Red Cross Emergency Shelter Locations for Detwiler Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2017 08:31 AM
Mariposa, CA...The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened five shelter locations for residents impacted by the Detwiler Fire:

1. EV Free Church, 50443 High School Road, Oakhurst, CA
2. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA
3. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy 49, Oakhurst, CA 93644
4. Cesar Chavez Junior High, 161 S. Plainsburg, Planada, CA
5. Groveland Community Hall, 18720 Hwy 120, Groveland, CA

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Mornings with the One Percent!

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Fire Update...Vegetation Fire in Ponderosa Hills Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 09:37 PM
Sonora, CA...Multiple engines are working a vegetation fire in the Ponderosa Hills area. Please use caution for fire fighting equipment moving in the area....

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Detwiler Fire To Pass 20,000 Acres Soon (Or Already Has Since Last Official Estimate)

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 06:13 PM
Mariposa, CA...Fire activity continued to grow throughout the night due to ample fuel, and steep terrain. Today firefighters expect unfavorable weather conditions and aggressive fire behavior. The communities of Hunters Valley, Bear Valley, and Hornitos continue to be threatened as the fire encroaches on culturally and historically sensitive areas. Traffic along HWY 41 & 49 will be impacted as a result of road closures on HWY 49. The fire continues to threaten power lines to the south of the incident, which supply power to Yosemite National Park. Firefighters on the ground as well as aircraft are actively working to contain and suppress the fire. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 assumed command of the incident at 1000 hrs. from the Madera, Mariposa, Merced Unit. A community meeting will be held today Tuesday, July 18th at 1800 hrs (6 PM) in the auditorium at Mariposa County High School: 5074 Old Hwy N, Mariposa, CA 95338


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Traffic Update...Another Injury Collision on Hwy 88 Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 06:04 PM
Jackson, CA...CHP is reporting an injury collision near Hwy 88 & Sutter Creek Ranchos. Please use caution in the area...

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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week – July 18 through July 30, 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 05:54 PM
Murphys, CA...Try out the Saturday Hopper bus service running between Valley Springs and Arnold with stops in Murphys! Saturdays in Murphys - Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Murphys are available at no charge (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday mornings at 10am leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Jo Sanders at 209-728-3072 to confirm dates and times or make arrangements for large groups. July 18, 2017 – Taco Tuesdays at Hovey Winery - A summer evening, great friends, great food and the best wines, what could be better? Every Tuesday from 5:30 till close through Labor Day. July 18, 2017 - Live Jazz on the Patio with Alex Kash at El Jardin – 6-8pm on Tuesdays & Thursday throughout the Summer July 18, 2017 – Water Color & Wine at Rob’s Place - We are going to keep your midweek evenings busy from 6-8 for those interested in trying their hand at water colors. Vienna Wilkens will be instructing. Bring your own wine or buy some. First come first served and space is limited. Loads of fun with guest appearances by George. July 18, 2017 – Winemakers Night at Alchemy - Join us for $5 glasses of wine from Jazz Cellars and music by Ras Beekan Dan from 4-8pm. Call 209-728-0700 for reservations.

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Traffic Update....Fatal Collision on Hwy 88 Above Pine Grove

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 04:42 PM
Pine Grove, CA...(Update...CHP has just confirmed this as a fatality. Our thoughts and prayers to the involved and families) CHP is reporting a head on collision on Hwy 88 near Aqueduct Grove Road. Lanes are blocked and it appears collision may have occurred or ended up in the passing lane. Let's pray this one doesn't end in a fatality like too many others. Please use caution in the area....

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Traffic & Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Near Paloma Rd / Sr26

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 04:31 PM
Paloma, CA...CHP had reported and transfered to CAL-FIRE a reported vegetation fire near Paloma Road and Hwy 26. Let's hope they get this one quick as fire resources are getting a bit stretched thin with the Detwiller fire. Update as of 4:44pm...they are releasing some assets & fire kept to just a few acres. Great work everyone!!!

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State Route 49 and State Route 140 Now Closed Due To Fire. Yosemite Access via Hwys 120 & 41

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 03:00 PM
Mariposa, CA...The Detwiler Fire has now forced the closure of State Route 140 and a larger section of State Route 49 (SR-49) in Mariposa County. Sr-140 is now closed from School House Road, west of Cathey's Valley to SR-49 in Mariposa. SR-49 is now closed from French Camp Road, north of the town of Mariposa, to SR-132 in the town of Coulterville. Evacuation Orders are in effect for the following areas: City of Mariposa, Mount Bullion Ridge Road from HWY 49N to CYA Road; Old Toll Road between Corbett Creek Road and HWY 49N, including Corbert Creek Road.; Mount Gains Road to No.9 Road including No.9 Road; Mount Bullion Cut off Road and Agua Fria Road from HWY 49N to HWY 140; HWY 49N to Baxby Bridge to Agua Fria Road; Area known as Mount Bullion; HWY 49N from Mount Bullion Ridge Road to Old Toll Road; Pendola Garden Road from HWY 49N to Old Toll Road (Exit via Old Toll Road only).



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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Detwiler Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 02:10 PM
Mariposa, CA...The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County. On July 17, 2017, the State of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Declaration for the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County. At the time of the request, the fire was threatening 537 homes in and around the communities of Hunters Valley, Bear Valley, and Mount Bullion. The fire, which started on July 17, 2017 has burned in excess of 11,000 acres of state and private land.

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Detwiller Fire Now Has Mariposa Under Evacuation Orders

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 02:05 PM
Mariposa, CA...In a sad update....parts of the Mariposa area are now under evacuation orders from the Detwiller Fire. As those of us that were under Evac orders from the Butte Fire remember....our thoughts and prayers are with them and we hope they can get this one under control before it chews through a large number of homes. The following is the latest from CAL-Fire. "Evacuation Orders are in effect for the following areas: City of Mariposa, Mount Bullion Ridge Road from HWY 49N to CYA Road; Old Toll Road between Corbett Creek Road and HWY 49N, including Corbert Creek Road.; Mount Gains Road to No.9 Road including No.9 Road; Mount Bullion Cut off Road and Agua Fria Road from HWY 49N to HWY 140; HWY 49N to Baxby Bridge to Agua Fria Road; Area known as Mount Bullion; HWY 49N from Mount Bullion Ridge Road to Old Toll Road; Pendola Garden Road from HWY 49N to Old Toll Road (Exit via Old Toll Road only) Evacuation Advisories are in effect for the following areas: All of CYA Road. Evacuation Center established at Mariposa Elementary School"

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From Assemblyman Frank Bigelow's Office...Detwiller Fire has Mariposa Under Evacuation Orders

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2017 01:45 PM
Mariposa, CA...THIS IS NOT A DRILL! The city of Mariposa is under evacuation orders as a result of the #DetwillerFire. Please heed all evacuation orders immediately. The evacuation center is established at Mariposa Elementary School. The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office and CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced will be hosting a community meeting tonight at 6 pm in the auditorium at Mariposa County High School: 5074 Old Hwy N, Mariposa, CA 95338. Stay safe, and pray for our firefighters!



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