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Don't Miss Copperopolis Town Square's "Market At The Square" Every Sunday From 10-3!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/23/2015 06:34 AM
Copperopolis, CA....New Vendors Murphys Mustard Co, Maddies Children's Boutique, Mother Lode Kettle Korn, Vintage Heart Handcrafted Soaps , Lotions, Candles and Decor and more are new vendors this week. Copperopolis Town Square's "Market At The Square" Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Sunday through October 4. The Market On The Square includes over 25 local vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, handcrafted gourmet food, baked goods, arts and crafts, wine tasting, and more.




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Moke Hill Music Scene Is Alive & Well At Hotel Leger! Blues & BBQ Today!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2015 08:05 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Historic Hotel Leger is music central for northern Calaveras. They in addition to the many Saturday night concerts they have they also have a weekly Blues & BBQ Series that showcases their pool and outside entertainment areas. We stopped by recently to check things out....

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Congratulations! You Live Or Visit One Of The Best Counties In the US! ~ CVB Feature

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2015 02:49 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Washington Post ran an article on August 17th, 2015 citing a USDA study of all 3,111 counties in the contiguous United States ranking them in scenic beauty and climate. The purpose of this study was to predict the movement of rural populations across the nation based on desirability of location. Calaveras County ranked 14th and we’re delighted to boast that we came in 9 counties ahead of Napa (which was 23rd), and just above Mariposa, home of Yosemite..
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Don't Miss The Sammy Leverone Band Tonight In Bear Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2015 12:57 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Come on up to Bear Valley Village this evening, get out of the heat and enjoy mild summer temperatures while listening and dancing to the Sammy Leverone Band. Free Admission. August 29th, Creekside Park outside of Sky High Pizza. 5pm - 8:30pm.

Live Out Your Paul Bunyan Dreams At The Logging Jamboree September 5th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2015 12:32 PM
Arnold, CA...The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum's Annual Logging Jamboree brings the thrills, skills and history of the Logging in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to their beautiful Museum grounds in White Pines. Axe Throwing, Hand crosscut sawing, Stock & Modified Chain sawing and much, much more. This is an all day event with events, food, static displays, booths and everything you need to make this an unforgettable family adventure.

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Bret Harte Back To School Night Monday August 31st.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2015 11:12 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Bret Harte Union High School District is pleased to announce that the annual Back to School Night has been scheduled for Monday, August 31. The campus will be open to parents beginning at 5:45 p.m. Parents should plan to arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. in order to pick up their student’s schedule. The principal’s welcome will begin at 6:10 p.m. in the Lower Gym. Following this assembly, parents will have the opportunity to attend all of their student’s classes, meet the teachers and obtain more information regarding the programs in which their child is enrolled...

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Presidential Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2015 08:48 AM
Washington, DC... Hi, everybody. This Monday, I’m heading to Alaska for a three-day tour of the state. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Not only because Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in a country that’s full of beautiful places – but because I’ll have several opportunities to meet with everyday Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives. I’ll travel throughout the state, meeting with Alaskans who live above the Arctic Circle, with Alaska natives, and with folks who earn their livelihoods through fishing and tourism. And I expect to learn a lot.

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Harpers Closet End Of Season Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2015 07:25 AM
Murphys, CA...Harpers Closet is having their end of season sale. They are located at 772C Murphys Creek Rd Murphys, California (209) 288-9116





Calaveras County Grand Jury Needs Your Input

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2015 07:04 AM
San Andreas, CA...Do you feel there are areas in your county government or its operations that can be improved in order to better serve the community? Do you wonder where the watchdogsof the county are and what they are doing to ensure that county departments and agencies are operating efficiently? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can help your community become a better place by contacting the Calaveras County Grand Jury. They ARE the watchdogsand they represent all citizens.

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Don't Miss The Dive Bar Poets Saturday Night

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Medical Professionals: A Prescription for Your Financial Health ~ From Quest Capital's Brian Tewksbury

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2015 10:32 AM
Murphys, CA...The demands on medical practitioners today can seem overwhelming. It's no secret that health-care delivery is changing, and those changes are reflected in the financial issues that health-care professionals face every day. You must continually educate yourself about new research in your chosen specialty, stay current on the latest technology that is transforming health care, and pay attention to business considerations, including ever-changing state and federal insurance regulations.

Much like medicine, the field of finance has been the subject of much scientific research and data, and should be approached with the same level of discipline and thoughtfulness.
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Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce Cancels Home & Garden Show to Focus on New Direction

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2015 09:51 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Chamber is working hard to redirect focus toward the needs of members, the community and county. We are collaborating with local agencies to provide programs that will support our businesses through much needed educational workshops, seminars and networking opportunities to enhance the overall business climate in Calaveras County. Our goal is to improve the economic environment which will sustain our longtime businesses and create a stepping stone for new business growth while preserving the unique qualities for which Calaveras County is known and loved.

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The Big Final Gateway Corridor Study Meeting Is September 9th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2015 09:22 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The City of Angels Camp, Calaveras Council of Governments and the California Department of Transportation would like to announce the final public meeting for the State Route 4 and 49 Gateway Corridor Study in Angels Camp. The Study addresses access and circulation, growth and development, and coordination of growth improvements in the northwestern quadrant of the city.

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Foothill Village Senior Living Invites You To A Benefit Wine Pairing Dinner

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2015 09:01 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Foothill Village Senior Living Invites You To A Benefit Wine Pairing Dinner! A fundraiser for the Calaveras County Search & Rescue Organization Friday • September 11th, 2015 6:30pm. Guest Chefs: Jenny Baxter & Dave McElhinnie. Minimum $60 per person suggested donation. All proceeds to benefit the Calaveras County Search & Rescue Please RSVP by September 4th to (209) 729-2200

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Arnold Rim Trail Sunset Hikes Both Friday & Saturday, Aug 28th & 29th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2015 08:42 AM
Arnold, CA...Dear Arnold Rim Trail Equestrians, Cyclists, and Hikers, Not one, but two guided sunset/full moon hikes to Cougar Rock this month, both Friday & Saturday, August 28th & 29th. This month, Captain Dave has graciously announced he is leading two sunset hikes to Cougar Rock, on both Friday and Saturday this weekend. Join one or both.

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Summer Clearance Sale at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp! Going on now thru Labor Day !!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2015 08:27 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Summer Clearance Sale at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp! Going on now thru Labor Day !!

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New Inventory Arriving Daily At 49er Motors! Don't Forget They Service All Makes & Models

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2015 08:17 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors has tons of new inventory arriving daily is your local source for quality used Cars Trucks and Suv's. All of our Vehicles come with a 3 month 3,000 mile warranty for your piece of mind. We can finance most anyone from Terrible to great credit with rates as low as 1.9%. We are a CUDL dealer and have many banks working with us. Don't forget that our service center performs services on all makes and models from oil changes to engine swaps and everything in between!! We are running an Air Conditioner service special for $69.49. Call for an appointment and let us get your car back in shape today!

2012 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4x4 DoubleCab, ONE OWNER, V6 4.0L 236Hp, Power Locks, Power Windows, Rear Sliding Window, Towing Package, Steering Wheel Controls, Handsfree phone System, Mp3 Cd Player W/Aux Hook Up, Back Up Cam, Fog Lights. This Is The Legendary Toyota Truck and wont last long. You Dont Want To Pass This One Up !!!! ON SALE $27,949 VIN:3TMMU4FN8CM038867

2007 Cadillac Sts AWD, V8 4.6L 320hp, Adaptive Cruise Control, Navigation,Heated & Cooling Front Seats, Heated Back Seats, Steering Wheel Controls W/Heated Steering Wheel, Leather, Moonroof, Dual Power Seats, Dvd/Mp3 Cd Player W/Bose Speakers, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Keyless Start. Full-Size Luxury Car, Nimble Road Feel For This Size Of Car, Powerful Engine, All Wheel Drive Ready For All Adventures With Bose Stereo Is One Of The Best In Its Class. ON SALE $12,449 VIN:1G6DC67A270123175

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD, CLEAN CAR FAX V6 3.0L 264Hp Flex Fuel, Leather, Backup Camera, Premium sound, LIKE NEW, VERY well maintained!! Premium look inside and out; quiet cabin with lots of storage bins; spacious and adjustable backseat; comfortable ride. ON SALE $20,949 VIN:2GNFLGE59C6197459

2009 Dodge Avenger SE, 4 Cyl 2.4L 173hp, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Steering, Keyless Entry, A/C, Mp3 Cd Player, Cruise Control. Smooth And Quiet Highway Ride, Above-Average Fuel Economy!!! ON SALE $7,449 Vin:1B3LC46B09N572000

2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali ONE OWNER 1500 AWD, V8 6.0L 335hp, 3rd row seating, Power Windows, Power DoorLocks, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, Navigation System w/Multi Disc Cd Player, Dvd System, Leather Interior, Moonroof, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, Towing Package. Hard To Find Color Thats This Clean And Only Having One Owner Wont Last Long!!!!!! ON SALE $15,949 VIN:1GKFK66U15J215149

2005 Nissan Xterra Off Road 4x4, CLEAN CAR FAX!! V6 4.0L 265hp, Automatic Transmission W/Sportshift, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/c, Towing Package, Roof Rack W/extra Storage, The 2005 Xterra Has Above Average Off-Road Capability, Solid Passenger Room, Innovative Cargo Features, Perfect For Mountain Adventures !!!!! ON SALE $8,949 Vin:5N1AN08W95C652275
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This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – KELSEY & KINK!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2015 07:55 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by the Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store/Cat Adoption Center in Angels Camp, located in Angels Town Center at 240 S. Main St./Hwy 49, open Thurs/Fri, 10am–5pm, and Saturday, 11am–5pm. This week you can meet Kelsey and Kink. These youngsters are not quite ready for adoption yet, but they can be reserved! We will also have lots of other kitties available to meet you. And, as always, we will also have kitties available at our Arnold Adoption Center, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market, open Thurs-Sat, 10am–5pm. Come in to one or both adoption centers and meet all the kitties!

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Bear Valley to Host 7th Annual Derby and Country Faire

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/10/2015 02:20 AM
Bear Valley, CA: Enjoy spectacular Bear Valley in scenic Alpine County on September 5th for the Seventh Annual Bear Valley Derby and Country Faire. This event will feature the ever popular non-motorized car races powered only by gravity and the navigation skills of the driver. These fun-filled and spectator friendly races pits two cars in each heat racing side by side to add to the excitement. The Derby is open to aspiring racers of all ages. Racing starts at 10:00am. Cars are provided and all one needs to participate is to register online prior or on the day of and have a passion to feel the wind in their ears.

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Reminder...Don't Miss Hall & Oates Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2015 05:14 PM

Vegetation Fire Swiss Ranch Road Mountain Ranch ~ By Charles Dudley Jr.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2015 05:11 PM
Mountain Ranch Ca. CalFire along with units from Central Fire and CalFire Units out of AEU are going on scene with a full wild land dispatch to a reported vegetation fire with possible burn injuries up the Swiss Ranch Road area from Mountain Ranch. The fire is reported to be 1 acre at this time with possibility o a outbuilding involved. Update: 4:58pm fire 4-5 acres per Air Attack over the incident with structure threats. Update: 4:56pm this incident is about 1 mile up Swiss Ranch Road PLEASE stay out of the area so Fire Equipment can get into this incident. Update: 4:52pm 2 acres Grass and woodlands per the Incident Command. Fire Fighters are attending to the burn victim at this time. Just a reminder that many of our traffic and fire updates show up first on our feed down the right hand side of our front page....



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Weekly Specials Through Sept 1st & A Store in Sheep Ranch? Celebrating 80 Years

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2015 01:38 PM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA... Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw August 26 - September 1 Sierra Hills & Angels Food Markets Celebrating 80 years serving Calaveras County. Did you know we once had a store in Sheep Ranch?

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Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Do you know you can now text your deli orders to the stores? For Sierra Hills Market the number is 209-753-7115. For Angels Food Market the number is (209)-753-7331. Now that is easy!! Senior Days now Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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August 27, 2015 - Biden Runs Better Than Clinton Against Top Republicans, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump GOP Lead Grows As Clinton Dem Lead Shrinks

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2015 12:26 PM
Hamden, CT...Vice President Joseph Biden runs slightly better than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against leading Republican contenders in the 2016 presidential sweepstakes, and has the best favorability rating among top Republican and Democratic candidates, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.

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Woman Gets Six Years In Prison For Injury DUI Accident

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2015 10:59 AM
San Andreas, CA...Jessica Lynn Stricler, 32, was sentenced to six years state prison last Monday for driving under the influence and causing bodily injury. On May 12, 2015, Stricler crashed her car into another vehicle on West Murray Creek Road. She injured two people: her passenger and the other driver. Stricler was also injured in the crash. Her blood alcohol test was 0.13% by weight.

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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – August 28 to September 5

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2015 10:17 AM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Bear's Lair and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact Bear's Lair at info@epvc.org to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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Fire Damages Three Mi Wuk Village Homes In Overnight Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2015 09:29 AM
Mi Wuk Village, CA....A fire that was reported just before midnight last night caused extensive damage to three homes on Hekeke Lane Homes. The initial fire on one residence then spread to vegetation and two other homes. Engines and crews from multiple agencies responded. Two engines remain on scene for mop up and monitoring this morning according to TCU Command.

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It's Time To Get ZIA Fit

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2015 09:47 PM
Arnold, CA...ZIA Group Fitness is at 2708 Highway 4, Arnold. Give them a call at 209-986-5920 or just drop in on a class. GET IN SHAPE Feel Great COME AND JOIN US! ONLY $5 PER CLASS. ZUMBA MORNINGS Tuesday, 8:30 am Friday, 8:30 am Saturday, 9:00 am. ROCKIN’ WEIGHTS Beginner-Intermediate Wednesday, 8:30 am. ZUMBA NIGHTS Monday, 5:30 pm Thursday, 5:30 pm. You don’t have time for “Am I good enough?” “What will they think?”

Calaveras Taxpayers Host Annual BBQ

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2015 06:35 PM
Vallecito, CA...The event will be held on Saturday August 29, 2015, 5 to 8:00 PM. The location is at Sugar Loaf Mine on a mountain hill top setting. The driveway, which will have a sign and balloons, is at 5833 Parrots Ferry Road, about 1.3 miles South of Moaning Cave Road. Food will be catered by the Historic Murphys Hotel, featuring delicious BBQ Tri-Tip and Chicken. Keynote Speaker is George Runner, who is the Vice Chair of the California State Board of Equalization, the only publicly elected tax commission in the United States. He is the Republican member representing the Board's 1st District.

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Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men's Club Senior Club Championship

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2015 05:57 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men's Club Senior Club Championship was played August 21-23. It was a 36 hole, stroke play championship. Champions Senior “Gross” Champion – Rory Erbeck, Senior “Net” Champion – Sam Smith. Flight One: 1ST Place – Don Pulliam, 2ND Place (tie) – Chris Niehuis, Wayne Cuff, 4TH Place (tie) – Brec Woodbridge, Pete Barsamian. Flight Two: 1ST PLACE – Lance Reinke, 2ND PLACE – Rich Butler, 3RD PLACE – Glen Croshaw, 4th Place (tie) – Paul Agriesti, Larry Feldbrugge, Charlie Creighton Closest to the Pin, Day One: Don Chaisson 4’5” Wayne Cuff 5’11” Sam Smith 20’3”, Day Two: Chris Niehuis 11”7” Don Pulliam 15’6” Steve Difu 16’7”


Senior Gross Champion Rory Erbeck, Senior Net Champion Sam Smith 1st Place Flight Winners Flight Two Lance Reinke, Flight One Don Pulliam
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Mark Twain Medical Center's Fall Health Fair Is September 26th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2015 05:10 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center's Fall Health Fair Is September 26th. Don't Miss It!

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Reporter Alison Parker & Cameraman Adam Ward Killed During Live TV Interview

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2015 03:37 PM
Franklin County, VA...Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot and killed during a live broadcast early this morning. The shooter Vester Lee Flanagan II, aka Bryce Williams was a disgruntled ex employee of TV Station WDBJ in Roanoak Virginia. Also shot was a local Chamber of Commerce member who is expected to recover after being shot in the back.

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You Don't Have to be a "Rich Girl" - Hall & Oates Packages Available From Bear Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2015 11:27 AM
Bear Valley, CA....On August 27 Hall & Oates will bring their decades of top hits to Murphys. If you're looking for a place to stay and a ride to the Hall & Oates concert at Ironstone Amphitheater in Murphys, I can't go for that.. Available now: 2 general admission concert tickets, round trip transportation to the show and a night at the Bear Valley Lodge for just $239! Call to reserve 209.753.2327



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Cantamos Will Round Out The Season Of Murphys First Friday In The Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2015 08:06 AM
Murphys, CA...Cantamos, a local favorite that performs a wide variety of musical styles, will entertain the crowd when the Murphys Community Club concludes this year’s series of First Fridays in the Park on September 4 starting at 6 p.m. in the tree shaded Murphys Community Park.

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Reporter & Cameraman Killed During Live TV Interview

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2015 07:44 AM
Franklin County, VA...Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were attacked during a live broadcast. Possibly by an ex employee of the station.

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Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Tossed Out Of Donald Trump Press Conference

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2015 06:08 PM
Dubuque, IA...Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Tossed Out Of Donald Trump Press Conference Then he allows him back in and answers questions

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Palmetto State Republicans Looking For A Political Outsider. Trump & Carson Lead

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2015 04:40 PM
West Long Branch, NJ...Donald Trump holds a sizable lead in the first southern contest of the GOP primary season according to the Monmouth University Poll. Three-in-ten voters who are likely to participate in South Carolina’s GOP primary are backing Trump, with Ben Carson placing a distant second. In general, Palmetto State Republican primary voters say the country needs a president from outside of politics over someone with government experience.

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Inspiration Brought To You By Allison James Real Estate

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2015 02:05 PM
"A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing." Bret Harte 1836 - 1902 Bret Harte was born on this day in 1836

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DON’T MISS “THE PARTY” Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Dove Hill Ranch

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2015 01:43 PM
Angels Cmap, CA...The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation announces its most ambitious fundraiser yet: THE PARTY at Dove Hill Ranch in Angels Camp, beginning at 5pm, Saturday, September 12, 2015, to raise funds for the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program. Dove Hill Ranch, Jane and Tad Bottomley-Winans’ beautiful Angels Camp home, is the perfect location for an outdoor party, with lush lawns and landscaping ( watered with recycled water from their spring-fed lake,) a dance-floor patio and full outdoor kitchen and bar. THE PARTY will feature a steak-in-the-barrel and pasta dinner and dancing to Bay Area dance band The Groove Doctors, plus a raffle, silent auction, and two treasure chests with chances to win a cruise to Hawaii or Alaska.

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through August 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2015 01:25 PM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are enclosed...


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Make Your Grape Stomp Lodging Plans Now At Murphys Suites

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2015 01:01 PM
Murphys, CA...The Calaveras Grape Stomp, held in conjunction with the Gold Rush Street Faire, is a unique, fun-filled day for the whole family. So make your plans now (for the 1st Saturday in October) to have some great food, award-winning wine, unique entertainment, and a massive Street Faire, all in the picturesque and historic Gold Rush town of Murphys. The perfect place to stay for Grape Stomp Weekend is Murphys Suites.

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Juvenile Suspect In July 21st Bank Robbery Turns Himself In

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2015 11:20 AM
Twain Harte, CA...On 8/24/15 the sixteen year old suspect wanted by law enforcement for his involvement in the robbery of the Umpqua Bank in Twain Harte CA., turned himself into the Tuolumne County Probation Department. The juvenile was interviewed by Detectives from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. At the completion of the interview, the suspect was transported to an out of county Juvenile Hall. The suspect will be held in custody pending his initial court date.

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Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2015 08:47 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Time to order your new Mahindra Tractor from Joe's Services. Joe Thomas has over 28 years of experience performing overhauls and general maintenance on small to mid-size tractors. He provides the finest workmanship at a reasonable price. Joe's Services is a Mahindra authorized dealer.



Weekly Caltrans Road Repair & Maintenance Schedule. Repair Volume Close To Peak

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2015 02:41 PM
Stockton, CA...Caltrans Distric 10 has just released their latest work and repair schedule for our area. We are reaching the peak of summer repairs and maintenance. Expect delays out there. The table below shows road, location and expected delays.

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Traffic Update...Motorcycle & Tuolumne County Sheriff Vehicle Accident Near Laurel Ave / Cedar St

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2015 01:36 PM
Tuolumne, CA...Traffic Update...Motorcycle & Tuolumne County Sheriff Vehicle Accident Near Laurel Ave / Cedar St in Tuolumnek. CHP is reporting this as a possible injury accident. Please use caution in the area.... As a reminder many of our traffic and fire updates show up first on our feed on the right hand side or our main page...

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The Community Filled Murphys Park For "Cheers To Chuck"

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2015 01:12 PM
Murphys, CA...On August 16th Murphys and a good portion of our local communities filled Murphys Community park for a fundraiser for Chuck Hovey as he recovers from a stroke. The event ran from 4-8pm. Ther was great food from Wren Catering, a special Coffee Blend from Gold Country Roasters, Live music from Plan B, Bill Welles, The Tour Guides & More kept the good vibrations going.



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LABOR DAY HOTEL SPECIAL! Stay 2 Nights, Get 3rd Night FREE!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2015 09:04 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...LABOR DAY HOTEL SPECIAL! Stay 2 Nights, Get 3rd Night FREE! Check in Thursday (9/3), Friday (9/4) or Saturday (9/5) and pay for two nights, and stay an extra night for free. SUNDAY, SEPT 6 - SEASON FINALE – BACKYARD BLUES ‘N’ BBQ. FEATURING LIVE BLUES MUSIC BY THE DELTA WIRES. BBQ available for purchase starting at 12Noon. Music 1-4pm $5 Cover includes Day Use Pool Pass and Raffle Tickets for a Chance to Win Some Great Prizes!




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Dow Opens Sharply Lower

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2015 06:40 AM
New York, NY...Markets have opened sharply lower. Worries on China, Fed and more are pushing the market lower at opening. Let's see if she can steady and climb back up as the market day goes on..

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Full Press Conference With Americans Who Thwarted Attack On French Train

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Past 50 Local News
  1. Presidential Weekly Address: It’s Time for Congress To Pass a Responsible Budget
  2. Yosemite Fire Update, August 21, 2015
  3. Meet the Girls … American Heritage Girls! 2015 Registration AUGUST 26, 2015 4:00-6:00PM
  4. The Air That I Breathe Concert series for Tracy Girard
  5. California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague
  6. The Big 49er Motors Back To School Sale Gets All A's (Updated)
  7. Stock Markets In Red For Year, Dow Down Over 500 Points
  8. Turner’s Wild West, The Best Smelling Store In The Mother Lode! ~Video Overview By Jim Turner
  9. Traffic Update...Lanes Partially Blocked By Accident Near Sr49 / Sims Rd
  10. Ebbetts Pass Century Last Minute Updates...Get Your Chamois Shorts Ready!
  11. The Groove Will Be Rocking Tommy's Back Yard On Saturday Night!!
  12. Don't Miss The Big Closing Weekend Of "The Taming of the Shrew" At Brice Station Shows Start At 8pm
  13. This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – KATE!
  14. Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
  15. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – August 21 to August 29
  16. Summer Clearance Sale at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp! Going on now thru Labor Day !!
  17. US Forest Service Confirms Loss Of Three Firefighters
  18. Names Have Been Released In Hwy 108/120 Multiple Fatality Accident
  19. Former President Carter's Cancer Battle Moves To Brain ~By John Hamilton
  20. Jeane Presson Found Deceased...Investigation Now Proceeding As A Homicide
  21. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through August 25. Celebrating 80 Years!
  22. An Evening in Polynesia at Ironstone Vineyards
  23. Major Injury Accident On Hwy 4 & DUI Accident In Mountain Ranch
  24. A Classic Interview With Gay Callan As Chatom Vineyards Starts New Era Under New Owner Dorian Faught
  25. Hundreds Attend The Sold Out Angels-Murphys Rotary Shrimp Feed
  26. The Arnold Art, Wine & Music Festival Filled Cedar Center
  27. FDA Approves Treatment For Female Sexual Desire Disorder
  28. Don's Miss The Ebbetts Pass Century August 22, 2015
  29. James (Jim) George Sloniker 1938 - 2015
  30. Cara Concetta Alfinito 1954 - 2015
  31. Big Trees Family Day 2015, Big Trees, Big Crowds & Fun For The Whole Family
  32. Precision Coachwork Can Turn Your Upholstery Nightmares into Dreams Come True!
  33. Paving On hwy 88 From Amador/Alpine County Line To Red Lake Road
  34. Several Recent Traffic Collision Releases From CHP
  35. Calaveras LGBTQ/GSRM* Youth Group Ice Cream Social
  36. Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
  37. Mark Twain Medical Center's Fall Health Fair Is September 26th
  38. Caltrans Partners with Small Businesses for Resource and Procurement Expo
  39. Market49 Bistro in Historic Downtown Angels Camp Closes
  40. Vegetation Fire Slick Rock Alpine County ~ By Charles Dudley Jr
  41. Moke Hill Music Scene Is Alive & Well At Hotel Leger
  42. Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men's Club Results for Wednesday August 12, 2015
  43. NLRB Board Decides Against Northwestern Athletes Wish To Unionize
  44. Moderate 4.0 Temblor Gets Oakland Area Shaking On Monday Morning
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  47. Trump Releases Position Paper On Immigration "Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again"
  48. Three Perish In Fiery Hwy 108 Crash & Spark 120 Acre Vegetation Fire
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