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Coming Soon...
Saturday, Apr 25
09:00 AM American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Calaveras County
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
01:00 PM Jump Into Spring Tours
06:00 PM Shakespeare on the Vine Inaugural Gala
06:00 PM Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Sunday, Apr 26
Monday, Apr 27
10:15 AM Hospice of the Sierra's Grief Support Group in Murphys
Tuesday, Apr 28
10:00 AM Chef Rob's Cooking Class at Marisolio
Wednesday, Apr 29
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Apr 30
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
Friday, May 1
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181

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OFF The Beaten Path Set For Saturday, April 25 (Rain Or Shine)

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2015 01:51 PM
Murphys, CA...Now in its fourth year, the Off the Beaten – Walk/Run for Autism Awareness will have a new look and several new features when it is staged on Saturday, April 25 in Murphys Community Park. The event, organized by the Mind Matters clinic, will now feature a 1K run, open to boys and girls aged seven and younger. There will be two other races, 5K and 10K, open to men and women of all ages. The scenic course will begin at the park and continue on Six Mile Road past rolling hills and beautiful vineyards. Participants who would rather walk than run are welcome to do so. Check-in time will start at 7 a.m. Following a warm-up session, conducted by Kat Juarez-Sutton, the first race will begin at 8 a.m. Awards will be presented in a variety of categories....

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The Big 49er Motors Springtime Super Sale....

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2015 06:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors Springtime super sale, Come on down and see our new inventory that is arriving daily. We have financing options to suit almost anyone. Great rates starting at 2%. If you have a down payment and an income source we can help you get behind the wheel today!

2007 Ford Ranger Sport Supercab, 4x4, 4.0l, 6 Cyl, LOW MILES (58,000) Super clean, Clean Car Fax, Automatic, Air, CD, Tool box and much more. This is a DIAMOND and super hard to find. Come in and see it today, you wont be disappointed. ON SALE $17,949 VIN-KNDJJ741X95020396

2001 GMC SIERRA 2500HD 4x4, Lifted with nice rims and tires, bedliner, power windows and locks, tow package, CD player and much more. This is a nice looking truck that you would be proud to be seen in!! Come on down and see this beauty today!! ON SALE $9449 Vin:1GTHK24UX1E267155

2007 Chrysler 300 Touring, V6 3.5L Rear Wheel Drive, Leather, Moonroof, traction control, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Mp3 Single Disc CD Player, Power Driver Seat. This is a Well Maintained Extra with loads of service records!! Super Clean Car Dont let this pass you up!! ON SALE $11,449 Vin: 2C3KA53G67H702359

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. One Owner CLEAN CAR FAX! This clean well maintained pickup has Tonneau cover, chrome running boards, premium wheels and more! Come on down and take a look, you will not be disappointed in this one!! ON SALE $15,949 VIN- 1D7HU18N68J230389

2008 Ford Expedition EL 4x4 Eddie Bauer, 8 Cyl 5.4L 300 HP, This SUV has many extras..... 3rd row seating, Leather Seats, Heated And Cooling Front Seats, Navigation, Power Liftgate, Two Tone Leather, Flat Screens In Headrest With Seperate Dvd Players, Back Up Cam In RearView Mirror, Premium Rims, Automatic StepSide & MUCH MORE!!!!!!! This Is One You Want To See In Person Not Many Like It Out There !!!!!!!!!!!! ON SALE $18,949 Vin:1FMFK18588LA31142

2014 Ford Fusion, 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter, Automatic, 6-Spd, FWD, Hill Start Assist Control, Traction Control, AdvanceTrac, ABS (4-Wheel), Keyless Entry, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt & Telescoping Wheel, AM/FM Stereo, Sirius Satellite, MyFord, SYNC, Dual Air Bags, Side Air Bags, F&R Head Curtain Air Bags ON SALE $18,449 Vin:3FA6P0H75ER301352
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Traffic Update...Pickup vs Tree Near Sr49 / Gun Club Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2015 04:12 PM
Angels Camp, CA....CHP is reporting a pickup vs tree on Hwy 49 near Gun Club Road. Injuries may be involved and please use caution in the area...

Make Plans Now To Attend The 18th Annual Paddlefest!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2015 09:46 AM

Stop Draining New Melones for Environmental Purposes ~ By Calaveras County Republican Party

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2015 07:38 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Severe drought conditions plague California and the governor has mandated that residents conserve water. Meanwhile, two entities, the Bureau of Reclamation (which is responsible for storing our water) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (which is responsible for monitoring our water resources) have chosen to ignore these challenging drought conditions and release billions of gallons of water from New Melones Reservoir for Environmental Purposes!

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What's Happening in Murphys This Week? April 23 through May 3, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2015 06:36 AM
Murphys, CA...Tuesdays at Alchemy - Winemakers Night - Every Tuesday is Winemaker's Night at Alchemy, featuring $5 glasses of local wines, free live music on our patio from 5:30-8, our entire regular menu, plus wine paired specials. Call 209-728-0700 for reservations or visit our event page at for more information on the featured wine and musician each week. Wednesdays at Rob's Place - Weekly Specials & Live Music with Nicholas Lefler from 6-8 pm...

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This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – ABBY!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2015 06:17 AM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market (Phone 209-795-GIVE), open THURS.–SAT., 10 am–5 pm. We will also have kitties available at our Angels Camp Adoption Center, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49), open Thurs. through Sat., 11 am–5 pm. This week we have guest cats from Calaveras County Animal Services appearing at both adoption centers! This is an exciting new opportunity to meet and adopt shelter cats at the CHS Adoption Centers! Although kitten season has arrived, there are still many wonderful adults from last season and beyond, like Abby, who have been patiently waiting for quite a while for their forever homes. Please opt to adopt a precious adult kitty and don't leave them behind! Come in and find your special companion!

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Arnold Ace Home Center's Big 3 Day Spring Sale

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There Are Pages & Pages Of Specials Inclosed...
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Bob Doten of Arnold Joins Cedar Creek Realty

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2015 07:39 AM
Arnold, CA...Cedar Creek Realty welcomes Bob Doten as a Realtor Associate, effective immediately. He will specialize in both primary and secondary residential homes and cabins. Doten hails from a family of automotive and real estate professionals that spans four generations. His move to Cedar Creek Realty follows an accomplished career as a sales and marketing executive. A past president of the Greater Arnold Business Association, Doten is well known in the community for his work ethic and integrity....

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Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/08/2015 03:37 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Trading Post has friendly smiles and even a Free Soda with every fill up! 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.

Got Pine Needles? Need Them Gone? Call 209.265.6115

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2015 07:05 AM

Bear Valley Kicks Off 2015-16 Spring Season Pass Sale with ‘Forever Pass’ (Sale Ends April 30th)

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/19/2015 11:06 AM
Bear Valley, CA...One-time only opportunity locks in current season pass pricing for generations, allowing pass holders to become a part of the destination’s future under Skyline Investments. Bear Valley is launching the sale of its 2015/16 season passes March 13, and this year’s offer comes with a unique value proposition: the one time opportunity to purchase Forever Passes, which will lock in the renewal price of unrestricted season passes for generations to come. The Forever Pass is a new season pass product that will be offered one time only and the availability ends April 30, 2015...

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Thrivent Financial Partners With Habitat For Humanity To Improve A Neighborhood

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 06:05 PM
Murphys, CA – Thrivent Financial and Habitat For Humanity will host an event to help a homeowner upgrade their home and neighborhood through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs. Community volunteers and Thrivent Financial representative Jeff Costello will come together on May 2nd through May 6th in at a home in the Diggins, Murphys, to paint the house. Calaveras County homeowners who are unable to complete light repairs may apply for help by contacting the Habitat office @ 754.5331...

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Weekly Road Report for the Week of 4/26/15 through 5/2/15

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 05:34 PM
Stockton, CA...The latest Caltrans District 10 Road Report is enclosed. It will give you a good idea of where construction is planned here locally and in our surrounding counties....

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Make Mom Smile With Mother's Day Flowers From Blooms and Things! 209.736.6771

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 04:43 PM

Major Injuries To Valley Springs Woman In DUI Accident

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 04:10 PM
Angels Camp, CA...A 54 year old Valley Springs woman was driving her 2007 Chevy pickup southbound on Burson Road at an unknown speed. As she was negotiating a curve to the left approaching Circle Hill Drive. Due to her level of intoxicaito, she failed to keep her vehicle on the right half of the roadway, allowing it to run off the west side of the road where the pickup collided with an oak tree and fence....

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Taste of Calaveras showcases the finest wine, culinary treats and art Sunday, April 26, 12 – 4 p.m., Camps Restaurant

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 02:33 PM
Angels Camp, April 17, 2015 – The top wineries, restaurants and artists of Calaveras County will converge at CAMPS Restaurant, 676 McCauley Ranch Road, in Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort, Angels Camp, for the ninth annual Taste of Calaveras from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26. To top off the even mix of wine, food and art offerings, Jill Warren will perform in CAMP’s pastoral garden setting. “Taste of Calaveras brings the absolute best of Calaveras County together for one afternoon of cultural and sensory bliss,” stated Sherri Smith, owner and chef of Camps Restaurant and president of hosting organization, the Angels Camp Business Association....

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Traffic Update...Over A Dozen Cows In The Road Near Greeley Hill Rd / Buck Meadows Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 02:24 PM
Groveland, CA...CHP is reporting over a dozen cows in the roadway near Greeley Hill Rd / Buck Meadows Rd. Let's be careful out there...

Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – April 24 to May 2

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 12:52 PM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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Possible Missing Nine Year Old Girl From Hazel Fisher Elementary ~ Mike Shevlin (Update...Child Found Safe At Chevron)

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 10:53 AM
Arnold, CA...Calaveras Sheriff's Office & CHP Responding to Hazel Fisher School Arnold to help locate a nine year old girl missing. Last seen on playground wearing jeans and a blue top. (Updated...we were able to confirm with these details with the school) Update as of 11:07am...HFE said for parents to please not call school so they can keep lines open. Also a possible sighting of a young girl at Chevron. Update as of 11:09am...Child Found Safe!!! Great work everyone!!!!

State Issues Draft of Emergency Drought Regulations

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 10:20 AM
San Andreas, CA...If the latest draft of statewide water restrictions is approved, the Calaveras County Water District would be required to reduce its water use by 32 percent this year, when compared to the same time period in 2013. This is up significantly from the initial draft, which called for a 25 percent cutback. While the District is supportive of Gov. Edmund G. Brown’s efforts to reduce statewide residential water use by 25 percent during this unprecedented fourth year of drought, it’s important to achieve that goal through ground-tested policies and equitable regulations....

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Time For An ESA From Angels Sheet Metal? 209.736.4541

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 09:45 AM
Angels Camp, CA...What is an Energy Savings Agreement? An ESA is a complete precision tune-up and professional cleaning of your Heating and/or Cooling equipment. The service is provided on an annual or semi-annual basis. Prices start at $155.00 per year for two seasonal services. “I feel the old system would not have lasted this long, 25+ years, if it had not been serviced by Angels Sheet Metal all this time.” Mrs. Thomas, Valley Springs...

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Save Our Water - Water Releases During Record Drought ~ By Congressman Tom McClintock

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 09:09 AM
Washington, DC...California is now in its fourth year of the worst drought on record. Hydrologists estimate it is the worst drought in 1,200 years. The Sierra Snowpack today is just six percent of normal. Many of our reservoirs are nearly empty. One of our largest, the New Melones Reservoir on the Stanislaus River, is at just 22 percent of its capacity – with the rainy season now officially over. Water rationing is now in effect in many communities. Many Californians face $500 fines if they take too long in the shower or spill a gallon of water on their sidewalks...

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Dog Found in Arnold ~ By Fred & Vivien Treece (Great News...Owner & Pet Reunited)

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 09:50 AM
Arnold, CA...We have housed a stray dog overnight and maybe owner and claim her. Border collie mix. 40 lbs. old. 3 tumors. cataract left eye. Friendly, sassy and good with other animals. Red collar, no tags. Found at corner of Pine drive and Hwy 4 on 4/21/15 around 11am. Call 209 795-1795 (Vivien or Fred) at 1323 Pine Drive Arnold. We are dropping her off at the animal shelter in San Andreas later today, after checking in with Arnold Pet Clinic & Murphys Vet. (Great News...Owner & Pet Reunited)

Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through April 28! Together, Giving Back to the Community We Love!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 11:48 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 Together, Giving Back to the Community We Love!! It has been almost three years since we started our eScrip program and with your help tens of thousands of dollars have gone to your favorite local charities. Every time you shop with your eScrip card you are making a difference in our community. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to support causes you care about. Don't have an eScrip card? Ask one of our cashiers about how to sign up. Thank you ! - The Croshaw Family

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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“Ariana Grande” Takes Most Popular In The 18th Annual High School Art Show & Competition ArtSpirit 2015 - Calaveras County Arts Council

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 08:48 PM
San Andreas, CA...Pop Rules! That was the word uttered most during the 18th annual ArtSpirt High School Art Show & Competition. And . . . as the voters made their selections for the Most Popular vote, they often mentioned how difficult it was to choose just one. A black and white acrylic painting of pop singer Ariana Grande painted by Erika Smith of Calaveras High School is the most loved piece in this year’s event. The feeling from the judges and visitors to the Gallery Store is that Erica’s work reflects the talent and technique of someone much beyond her teenage years. It captures the pop singers pose to a T...

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Young Players Invited to Free Youth Tennis Clinic

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 08:35 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Aspiring young tennis players from throughout Calaveras and it neighboring counties are invited to take part in the 16th annual Youth Tennis Clinic to be held at Bret Harte High School, Angels Camp on Saturday, May 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. There is no charge for the clinic that will be led by Angella Woods, a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) member. It is open to elementary through high school students regardless of current ability...

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Mountain Passes Temporarily Close

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 06:10 PM
Bear Valley, CA....Due to the weather, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) closed State Route 108/Sonora Pass at Kennedy Meadows and Ebbetts Pass State Route 4 at Lake Alpine on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Caltrans will reopen the passes once weather permits and crews make the necessary repairs to the road...
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It's Defensible Space Tme & Cal-Waste Is Ready To Help

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 04:04 PM

The Chamber's 2015 Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 12:24 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2015 Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Friday, June 19th. This year's tournament will be held at the stunning Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp. The format will be a four-man scramble with a 1pm Shotgun start. Player registration is $125 per individual or $450 per team of four. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Dinner tickets can also be purchased for those not playing in the tournament...

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New Spring Arrivals at The Clothes Mine!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 11:58 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Classic black & whites are a staple for any Spring wardrobe. We have beautiful tops in tunic, sleeveless, and button front styles for dressy or casual occasions. Stop by and see us soon for the best selection! We are located in historic downtown Angels Camp and are open every day 10am -6pm. Stop in or give us a call at 209.890.7532. We look forward to seeing you!

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Foothill Village Holding Open House On April 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 11:56 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Foothill Village Senior Community is hosting an Open House, Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Come & meet the new management team! Free Event. Wine, Dine, and Song with Jill Warren performing.

Humane Society Arnold & Angels Camp Nail Clinics A HUGE Success!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 11:38 AM
Arnold & Angels Camp, CA...Local professional dog groomers donated their time and expertise to help local dogs get their Spring pedicures. During the two days almost 50 dogs came in to visit ! All proceeds from the two clinics went to the Calaveras Humane Society. Pictured below at the Humane Society Angels Thrift Store are Roberta Steely of The Groom Shop in Angels Camp, Carie Stroble, Angel Paws Mobile Pet Spa in Arnold and Patty Johnston of Swingstar Collies in Murphys. Also participating were Laura Dickey of Snip-N-Clip Doggie Salon in Douglas Flat and Karen Kaua of Aloha Boarding and Training in Murphys. A HUGE THANK YOU to all from the Calaveras Humane Society...

Bret Harte High School Cybullfrogs Club Receives Grant from Calaveras Community Foundation

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 11:31 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Cybullfrogs, a Bret Harte High School LegoRobotics club has received a $9993.00 grant from the Calaveras Community. The money will be used to buy hardware and software to allow more students to participate in the hands-on building of programmable robots. In March, 2014, a small group of Bret Harte students approached Timothy Randall, Math teacher, and Ken Baldwin, Drafting and Digital Photography teacher, with a desire to start a robotics club. The teachers volunteered as mentors and organizers and with the help of a grant from the Tyler Orsow Foundation and seed money from Bret Harte, the club was able to purchase four Lego Mindstorms kits....

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Jammin’ Jam & Sassy Sauces Class

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 11:26 AM
Jackson, CA...May 2nd, 2015 –The Master Food Preservers of Amador/Calaveras Counties presents a free class covering Jams and Sauces. Achieve the perfect gel with your jams and jellies and create an appetizing product that will please even the most sophisticated palette. Also discover canned sauces, perfect as a condiment or side to a meal or available for last minute desserts. This class will offer an inspiring discussion and demonstration of boiling water canning and go home prepared to line your pantry with beautiful preserves and sauces....
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National Paper Clover Campaign Continues Support of Amador County 4-H Youth

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 11:19 AM
Jackson, CA...National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the spring 2015. 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4‑H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located...

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Richard Michael Barnhart June 16th 1945 thru April 20th 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 11:01 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Richard was born June 16th of 1945 to Donald and Margie Barnhart in Gardena California he resided with his wife of 50 years Susan Kay Barnhart Richard died April 20th 2015 at 3:30 a.m. at their residence surrounded by family and friends. Richard was a hard working man employed at Hunt Wesson, United Can and Ball as a maintenance manager where he retired at age 55. Hls hobbies prior to his illness were classic cars ,fishing and his yard. Richard was a beloved man survived by his wife Susan Barnhart son Thomas Barnhart and daughter in law Deborah Barnhart daughter Rebbeca Barnhart and granddaughter Dominique Rice great grandson Nathan Denver Rice and beloved family friend Tammy Courtroul. All donations can be made payable to Community Hospice in memory of Richard Barnhart...
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How to Create and Maintain Healthy Soil

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 10:58 AM
Martell, CA...The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will host a free class on how to create and maintain healthy soil. We will teach you how to find your own soil type from the NRCS website. We will discuss what this data means. If you have a laptop or similar device, please bring it so you can explore the information in depth and save it as a bookmark. Methods of improving and maintaining your soil will also be presented. Questions on irrigation are welcome...
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San Andreas Town Hall Floor Needs You

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 10:48 AM
San Andreas, CA...If only floors could talk…….I’ve had skates roll over me, I’ve had basketballs bounce on me, I’ve had feet dancing on me, I’ve had many tables and chairs slide across me, I’ve enjoyed many wonderful years -secrets and memories -now it’s time to create new ones. I need to be sanded and refinished. And prepare for the 2016 Town Hall 90th Birthday Celebration...

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident Near Sr49 / Deer Creek Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 10:35 AM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle accident with possible injuries near Sr49 / Deer Creek Rd. Please use caution in the area.... (Update Non-Injury Accident)

James “Butch” Joyner 1948 - 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 10:11 AM
San Andreas, CA...James “Butch” Joyner, 66, died unexpectedly Friday, April 17, 2015, at Modesto Memorial Hospital. He was born September 15, 1948, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to John and Carolyn Joyner who preceded him in death. Butch served in the United States Air Force from February 23, 1968, until December 8, 1971. He was a member of VFW in San Andreas. Butch will be remembered for his love of fishing and camping with family and friends. He was also an avid lover of sports which included the San Francisco Giants and his bowling league in Jackson....
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Dorrington's Lube Room Sets Sights On Memorial Day Reopening

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 09:45 AM
Dorrington, CA....Another great local business story that has been percolating for a few months is that The Lube Room will be reopening hopefully by Memorial Weekend. Great news for the summer and more to follow....


Manslaughter Charges For Sunnyvale Woman In Fatal Accident. One Fatality & 4 With Major Injuries

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2015 08:23 AM
Jamestown, CA...Brenda Barrera, 24 from Sunnyvale was charged with Felony DUI and Vehicular Manslaughter charges in yesterday's fatal accident on Hwy 120. She was driving a 2005 Mercedes C230 westbound on SR 120 at 10am east of La Grange Road at approximately 55 mph when she allowed her vehicle to cross the center line of the roadway and directly into the path of a 2005 Chevy Classic traveling eastbound. the driver of the Chevy Mr. Maxsimiano Aldana, 78 from Escalon sustained fatal injuries in the collision...

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Ladies & Gentleman...The 2015 Fair & Frog Jump Season Has Begun

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2015 10:12 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On April 11th Mark Twain Hall at Frogtown was filled with hundreds of locals and visitors, Saddle Queens & Contestants, Miss Calaveras Queens & Contestants, Friends Of The Fair and many more. The Whiskerino Dinner & Dance is one of the events that signals the start of Fair & Frog Jump Season. It starts the buildup to Calaveas County's week in the national and at times international spotlight as Frog Jockies saddle up to see who will reign supreme for another year. Secret ponds will be visited to select the longest jumping green steeds for this year. This year is the 150th Anniversary of the publication of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County" this story put Mark Twain and Calaveras County on the map....

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It's Official...A New Era For Downtown Angels Camp's Utica Hotel

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2015 06:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Ownership of the historic art deco gem that is the Utica Hotel in Historic Downtown Angels has changed and escrow has closed. The new owners plan to keep the property as a hotel, saloon, restaurant, banquet facility and retail complex. Many of the dreams that have been brougt fourth over many years may see the light of day under the ownership of Pero & Mary Ann Margaretic. Longterm plans may even include a third floor of rooms. This is great news for Angels Camp and our entire area...

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Mountain Resort Realty 209.795.6492

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2015 02:44 PM

Make Plans For Sunday Funday Pub Crawl Finishing With Live Music At The Square!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2015 02:01 PM
Copperopolis, CA...1st Annual Community Sunday Funday Pub Crawl to Kick Off The Summer! Start Your Crawl at Mickey and Larry's Sports Pub at 11am Then Head on Over to The Old Corner Saloon at 12pm, and Finish Your Day from 1pm-4pm at The Square and Enjoy Live Music with "The Dive Bar Poets!" Drink and Food Specials, Games, Prizes. Call Mishawn at (209)785.8811 for more info. Hosted by Mickey & Larry's Sports Pub, The Old Corner Saloon, Rovedatti's, Griff's BBQ and Roasters Coffee Corner....

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15th Annual Hot Copper Car Show May 3, 2015 Copper Town Square – Copperopolis Sponsored by the Lake Tulloch Lions Club

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2015 11:29 AM
Copperopolis, CA..,The 15th Annual Hot Copper Car Show, to be held May 2rd at the Copper Town Square on Highway 4 in Copperopolis, is now one of the largest hot rod and custom car shows in the Mother Lode. The public is invited to attend free of charge. The car show brings thousands of car enthusiasts to the beautiful hills of the Mother Lode the first Saturday of May each year...

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident & Fire Near J59 and Hwy 108. Updated Fatality

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2015 10:26 AM
Jamestown, CA....It is being reported that there is a multi vehicle accident with fire and person's trapped. Several injured and some seriously. Two air ambulances have been ordered and several fire engines and crews as well. Please use caution in the area as this sounds like a bad one with potential fire exposure to vegetation as well...(Updated Fatality and additional details enclosed...)
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Traffic Update...MultiVehicle Accidnet In Arnold

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2015 02:35 PM
Arnold, CA...CHP is reporting a multi-vehicle accident in Arnold near Hwy 4 and Willow. Please use caution in the area...
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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
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  2. Sheriff Volunteers Provided Traffic Control At Busy Air Show
  3. Missing Pooch At Murphys Hotel
  4. Traffic Update...Vehicle Into Tree Near Mosquito Lake
  5. Pope Urges Europe To Help With Migrant Crisis In Italy
  6. Kim Angelis and Josef Return to Calaveras on April 19 Launching Petroglyphe’s Sunday Fine Art Concert Series
  7. Honoring our Library’s Finest
  8. Reminder The 4th Annual Spirit Mind Body Expo Is Today
  9. Presidential Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored
  10. Mark Twain Medical Center Honors It Volunteers
  11. Calaveras Airport Fly-In/Open House
  12. Burn Permits Required May 1st
  13. The New Larger Ironstone Stage Is Ready For Rock n Roll!
  14. Ebbetts Pass Open For The Summer
  15. Sonora Pass Open For Summer
  16. The Big April Showers Bring May Flowers Sale At 49er Motors!
  17. Murphys Dollar Store Has Everything For Mother's Day!
  18. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – April 17 to April 25
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  20. Registration Now Open For The 8th Annual Mr. Frog's Wild Ride
  21. Chamber Mixer At Common Ground Tonight
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  29. Fire Update....Structure Fire In Valley Springs Near California & Chestnut
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  34. Columbia College Art Professor Heading To Europe
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  36. Mother Lode Storytelling Guild To Meet In Angels Camp
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  38. Traffic Update...Pickup Off The Roadwy Near Sr4 / Stallion Way
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Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.

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