Country Nights & Carnival Lights In Living Color...
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 10:31 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Created by the Fair's graphic designer Michael Bowsher of Black Diamond Graphics. Original photo taken by Darla Reihling. This will be the design on the 2017 T-shirt. T-shirts will be available in the Fair office starting April 1 and at the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee, May 18-21.
Valley Springs, CA...Margaret Louise Benfante, born July 30, 1947, in Bremerton, Washington, died at the age 69 years old, 3371 Brooks Lane Valley Springs, CA on January 17, 2017 from Metastatic Breast Cancer. After 31 years of working, Maggie retired in 2013 from her job as an electro/mechanical drafter and technical illustrator. Maggie held a degree in Technical Illustration with a certificate in drafting. At the age of nine, drawing horses became a substitute for not having a horse of her own. Following the drawing of horses, she began painting them oil on canvas. In 2009 she began fulfilling her lifelong dream of casting bronze.
The Big Negative Reduction Sale At Timeless Home Gallery (Special 50% Off Thursday February 23rd)
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/23/2017 12:07 AM
Arnold, CA...Timeless Home Gallery takes pride in offering creative solutions to home décor through an array of products designed and manufactured by local artists and craftsmen. This business paradigm supports Arnold's local creative community. It is a unique way for the consumer to connect with local artisans. Producing timeless, functional and Artful home décor is our passion.
Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad Through February 28! Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 07:08 PM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...Beef 101: Beef is almost always labeled by its grade: Prime, Choice, or Select Prime~ Sold at top-tier restaurants Choice, 100% Premium Angus ~ Sold at our stores! Select~ Sold by our competition. Which do you deserve? Our stores sell only the finest cuts of USDA Choice Premium Angus meat; and only the highest grade of Choice, known to our customers as Master Chef Grade. Come in and see why our customers choose only our meats, hand-trimmed by our knowledgeable full service meat-counter staff. You will taste the difference! 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
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.
Stop For Altered Registration Tags Leads To Multiple Arrests
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 06:29 PM
Sonora, CA...On Sunday, February 19th around 2:45 PM, Deputy Sandelin conducted a traffic stop on Quail Mine Road near Big Hill Road in Sonora. The blue 1998 VW Passat displayed a 2017 registration sticker that appeared to be tampered with. DMV records confirmed the vehicle’s registration to have been expired since 2015. The driver, 43 year old Hubbard Wilson, was driving on a suspended driver’s license, had no proof of insurance, had expired vehicle registration, and displayed a false registration tag on the vehicle.
Junior Miss Calaveras Candidate Fundraiser Is February 24th!! Don't Miss It!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 05:40 PM
Vallecito, CA...Junior Miss Calaveras Candidate Fundraiser Is February 24th!! Don't Miss It!
MTMC: ‘Friends and Neighbors Taking Care of Friends and Neighbors’
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 02:10 PM
San Andreas, CA....Robert Diehl, who took over as President of Mark Twain Medical Center six months ago, has a very clear explanation of its role in the community. He says, “We are friends and neighbors taking care of friends and neighbors.” “Our community is made up of individuals at differing stages of life and health. We are here for everyone. And,” he emphasizes, “we are here for the long haul. Our team of seasoned administrators and medical professionals are the day-to-day stewards of MTMC. The community is aware of the ongoing conversations regarding our governing lease, yet at the same time everyone can see we are investing in the future with recent capital improvements like painting the facility and repairing the roof and HVAC system. Nothing is in a holding pattern around here.”
In Honor Of His Birthday! President George Washington's Farewell Address (1796)
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 01:01 PM
Washington, DC...Friends and Fellow Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made.
The Business Cycle & Your Portfolio From BluePrint Investments
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 10:52 AM
Valley Springs, CA...The business cycle is the term used to describe the expanding and contracting pattern of the U.S. economy. What could it mean for your investment decisions? Click Below to watch an informative video...
Columbia, CA...Parrots Ferry Road at Saw Mill Flat remains closed this morning as water levels are the same. County Roads does not have a projected opening time as of yet. Use caution traveling on Parrotts Ferry Road near Saw Mill Flat Road in Columbia across the street from Day-O Espresso. Water is flooding across both lanes.
Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimists Kick Off American Heart Month With Free Cholesterol Tests
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2017 11:33 AM
San Andreas, CA...As part of a continuing partnership with Soroptimist International of Calaveras County, Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be offering FREE cholesterol tests for women in Calaveras County during American Heart Month in February.
Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Rolling!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/12/2017 01:23 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. They are open everyday from 5am to Midnight!! Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4.
Enter To Win Rocky the Big Stuffed Dog At Frogtown
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 06:43 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee added a new member to the fair family: Rocky the Big Stuffed Dog. Generously donated by the California Carnival Company, Rocky is just one part of this year’s promotional drawing prize. Along with Rocky, the winner of this year’s contest will take home a Western Fairs Association back pack full of fair goodies.
Precision Coachwork Can Turn Your Upholstery Nightmares into Dreams Come True! 209.559.9585
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 12:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA... Located at Hwy 49 and Gun Club Road in the New Melones Storage and Business Park Bruce and Heidi have been making dreams come true with their upholstery business for more than 7 years in Angels Camp. This couple offers repairs of upholstery, headliners, motorcycle seats, boat seats, convertible car tops, RV upholstery, household upholstery and custom cushions and minor seat repairs. This quality repair includes factory match-up of materials when available. Bruce has over 28 years in the business. Precision Coachwork is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. To 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Take a look inside to see our photo album of some of the upholstery work done and stop by and let them know you saw it in thePineTree.net!
Traffic Update....Power Lines In Roadway On Pela
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 12:01 PM
Mi Wuk Village, CA...CHP is reporting power lines down in the roadway on Pela Road. Please use caution in the area....
Weekend Storm Activity Impacts Calaveras County Roads
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 11:37 AM
San Andreas, CA...The weekend storm activity has impacted all Calaveras County roads to some degree. Pettinger Road is closed at Messing Rd and Highway 12. Use Messing Rd as an alternate route. Many roads are experiencing flooding and mud slides. The National Weather Service is forecasting the following for late today into Wednesday.
Traffic Update...Non-Injury Overturned Pickup Near Twain Harte & Flooding On Hwy 49 & Parrotts Ferry
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 11:27 AM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a Non-Injury Overturned Pickup Near Twain Harte & Flooding On Hwy 49 & Parrotts Ferry Road and earlier there was a mud and rock slide on Stockton Road. Let's be careful out there....
Hey Good People!!! Another 42 Inches Of "Pure Mountain Fun" So Far From This Storm
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 10:22 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Delays are in effect for the Cub and Super Cub chairs as rimming has frozen things. The backside-Polar Express and Pooh Chairs are offline today as well as the Lower Mtn-Grizz Chair. The Kuma should open by 9:15am or so so please "Bear" with us as we recover today and look for the backside and the lower Mtn to come back online tomorrow with some delays due to Avalanche Control. This year has been epic from an operational standpoint which is pretty much the standard for all resorts in the Nor Cal/Central Cal areas.
It's Your Money ~ Get It! Open To All Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne Residents
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/21/2017 10:10 AM
Jackson, CA...In partnership with the IRS, ATCAA’s Tax Program offers free tax preparation for qualified recipients between January and April in Amador and Tuolumne Counties through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Luxury Living on the Top of a Mountain • $1,190,000
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 10:00 AM
Murphys, CA...Who needs a stairway to Heaven when you can drive there in two hours? That’s how close this fabulous custom home is to the Bay Area. Built by the contractor-owner, every functional feature is designed with the best available products and materials. Perched at the top of Darby Knob Mountain, you can ski in the morning and play golf in the afternoon. Don’t buy a million dollar house unless you get a million dollar view! CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
5647 WyldeRidge Drive above The Red Apple in Murphys • MLS #ML81629691
Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For February 20th
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/21/2017 09:37 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are attached:
Arnold, CA...This highway information is the latest reported as of Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 08:05. We thought an overview of the main roadways in our area might be of some use this morning. Below is the latest according to Caltrans.
Heavy Rain & Snow Ahead With 3 to 4 Feet Of Snow Forecast Above 5,000 Ft
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 06:35 PM
Arnold, CA...Check out the expected rain and snow totals through tomorrow. Heavy snow is expected at pass level with snow levels falling below ~5,000 ft overnight. Be aware of hazardous mountain travel conditions as well as any flooding concerns in your area. The highest snow totals from this storm wave are for our area. Carson, Ebbetts and Sonora Pass areas are forecast to receive 36 to 48 inches of snow above snow level.
Sacramento, CA...The strongest winds are yet to come. Expect to see gusts near 50 mph this evening and overnight. The heavily saturated soils will increase the likelihood of trees and power lines falling. Long lasting power outages are possible.
The Latest Collision, Road Hazards, Flooding & Closure List
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 05:15 PM
Arnold, CA...There are numerous roadway flooding incidents including one where someone tried to drive through flooding on Jesus Maria and Hawver and is now stuck with water coming into the vehicle. Bonds Flat Road remains closed due to the Don Pedro Spillway opening and is closed from Hwy 108 to hwy 132. Be careful out there...
Traffic Update....Wooden Boat Part On Road & Part On A Fence & Other Hazards
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 11:36 AM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a wooden boat partially in the roadway and partially on a fence on Hunt Road. And yes it does seem to be a fitting traffic hazard for the weather. This and other incidents are below. Please use caution out there today...
La Grange, CA...Bonds Flat Road is closed this morning. Workers are preparing to cut into the roadway so the spillway gates can be opened. Guard rails and culvert pipe will be removed so it does not wash down stream. This is the second time spillway gates have been used. 1997 was the first.
Hey Good People!!! The "Pure Mountain Fun" Keeps Coming!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 09:37 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Expect possible delays with Mtn Operations today's with increasing winds and snowfall 7" of new snow as of 5am this morning overnight and 10" in the last 24hrs. A mix of rain /snow is expected through the day today as the warm air aloft arrives with a projected snow elevation level of 7000'. 1-3" of snow is possible today with a 50/50 chance that it could go either way today being full rain or snow., we'll just have to wait and see how it plays out over the next few hours. The expected high is suggested to be 36F and falling to 28F by 3pm or so. Winds will be out of the South from 18-23mph with gusts to 34mph. Tonight will continue with a mix of rain and snow as the temp will again rise to around 38F during the early morning of Tuesday coupled with high winds in the 40-48mph range with gusts to 75mph and continuing out of the South. Tuesday could drop another 7-11" of new snow as the temps fluctuate and winds will again be out of the South from 31-36mph with gusts to 55mph. The Lower Mtn will be on hold today due to the higher elevation snow levels as concerns there are Avalanche related. It's been a handful of years since we've seen these type of events so expect some possible delays with operations in and around the resort over the next 4-5 days. Someone's been talking to Ullr............ Come up to Bear Valley and experience our local "Pure Mtn Fun" ethos and stay tuned..........
Arnold, CA....Snow at higher elevations and heavy rain along the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Today Heavy rain at lower elevations...and heavy rain and heavy snow at higher elevations. Breezy. Not as cool. Highs 31 to 43 higher elevations...41 to 51 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...8 to 13 inches higher elevations. Snow level 7500 feet. Prevailing south winds 10 to 25 mph, gusts up to 40 mph increasing to 55 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 75 mph in the afternoon. Over ridges...prevailing south winds 20 to 35 mph increasing to 40 to 60 mph in the afternoon. Tonight Heavy rain at lower elevations...and heavy rain and heavy snow at higher elevations. Very windy. Lows 26 to 38 higher elevations...37 to 43 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...7 to 12 inches higher elevations. Snow level 7500 feet. Prevailing south winds 25 to 35 mph increasing to 25 to 45 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 75 mph. Over ridges... Prevailing south winds 40 to 55 mph increasing to 45 to 65 mph after midnight.
Work Continues Round The Clock On Damaged Oroville Spillway
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 07:29 AM
Oroville, CA...Flow from the Oroville Dam Flood Control Spillway will remain at 55,000 cfs and continue to outpace the inflow encountered. The reduction in flow has allowed assessment teams to view debris buildup and dredge debris piles below the flood control spillway. Lake elevations continue trending downward and had fallen to 852 feet, by 4:00 this morning, 48 feet below the emergency spillway. As runoff flows into the reservoir, water levels will likely fluctuate but will remain within acceptable and typical depths during times of storm activity. Despite current inclement weather, work continues on the area below the spillway, the monoliths, access roads, and various eroded areas created by emergency spillway runoff. Rock, aggregate, and cement slurry continue to be placed into areas affected by erosion. This work will continue 24 hours a day.
Don Pedro Controlled Spillway Gates May Open After 3pm Today
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2017 07:09 AM
Stanislaus County – Due to volatile changes in forecasts for upcoming storms, Turlock Irrigation District is making preparations to open the Controlled Spillway Gates at Don Pedro Reservoir as early as – BUT NO EARLIER THAN – 3 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017. Landowners, growers and those living along the Tuolumne River, out of an abundance of caution, should undertake necessary steps to protect their property and livestock as Tuolumne River levels will rise quickly.
SNAC Is Your Winter Headquarters For Downhill Rentals, Gear & More
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/10/2017 12:29 PM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.
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Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.