Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) is proud to announce the receipt of a $1000 grant from BBVA Compass Foundation. As a first-time corporate donor to CCF, BBVA Compass Foundation is a welcome addition to the growing list of corporate sponsors who are partnering with CCF....
Valley Springs, CA...Crews are responding to a reported grass fire on Hwy 26 and Savage Way. Please use caution in the area.... Update...they knocked this one down quickly and additional inbound units are being canceled including aircraft being canceled from Columbia.
**Update** Another Home Remodeling Project Underway From Uniquity Builders!! Pictures...
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 05/20/2013 11:14 AM
Murphys, CA...After weeks of digging through solid mountain rock, the basement/wine cellar portion of this bedroom addition in Murphys, Ca. is finally starting to take shape. Here are a few pictures to show you what we've done so far...enjoy!
Angels Camp, CA...We are sorting in uploading photos and video now. We hope to have it all up tonight. We will have video replays of the Frog Jump Finals, The Livestock Auction and the Destruction Derby. We even still have many more photos to get up from the Miss Calaveras Pageant. We have over 3,000 photos to sort and push the ones up that should be seen...
What's Happening Along the Byway
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/07/2013 11:54 AM
Arnold, CA... May 25-26, 2012 - Peddlers Fair, Arnold
A two day event that includes 70 Booths of antiques, collectibles, gourmet foods, new and used merchandise for sale. Pancake breakfast daily from 7:30-11am
Join Us Live for the 2013 Calaveras County Frog Jump Finals (Update Riley Kitchell Wins with a 20' 10" Jump)
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2013 02:40 PM
Angels Camp, CA...(Update Riley Kitchell jockeying "SHHH! Don't Tell Morgan" takes the 2013 Frog Jump Finals with a jump of 20' 10". If that name sounds familiar it should as Riley Kitchell is the son of last year's winner Laura Kitchell. Laura also took second in this year's jump with a 19' 4" jump with "Slip Sliding Away", Caitlin Kitchell with "Das Tater Nater" hopped into third for an all Kitchell top three!! Lisa Fasano with "Green Frogs and Ham" hopped into the forth spot. It was the first win for the Foothill Froggers. Great job everyone!!! Lots of photos and video to come!!) The Celebrated Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County will take center stage for the Frog Jump Finals in a contest that made Calaveras County famous with Mark Twains story. Will "Rosie the Ribiter's" record jump of 21ft 5 3/4inches hold for another year. Last year's winner Laura Kitchell had a jump of over 21ft in qualifying so we will see what she can bring to the final!! We will be webcasting and also recording the finals with a separate camera for replay as well. We would like to thank our sponsors! Mark Twain Medical Center, Golden State Cellular, H-Star Wireless, Middleton's, Petroglyph Gallery, Cave and Mine Adventures and more...
Weekly Address: The President Talks About How to Build a Rising, Thriving Middle Class
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 05/19/2013 11:43 AM
Washington, DC...Remarks of President Barack Obama, Weekly Address. The White House May 17, 2013. Hi, everybody. Over the past few months, I’ve laid out a series of commonsense ideas to reignite the true engine of our economic growth: a rising, thriving middle class. The way I see it, there are three areas where we need to focus. One: making America a magnet for good jobs. Two: making sure our workers have the education and skills they need to do those jobs. And three: making sure your hard work leads to a decent living....
Angels Camp, CA...The International Frog Jump finals are today at 3:30 p.m. Will the world record of 21'5 3/4 " be broken. Will Laura Kitchell hang on to her title? Will someone new become the champion? Come early enjoy the Fair, stay for the derby in the evening. Tickets can be purchased at frogtown.org.
Fire Update...Vegetation and Structure Fire in West Point
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2013 03:56 PM
West Point, CA..Crews are responding and CAL-FIRE is dipatching a full response including aircraft from Columbia to a structrure fire on Barney Lane. More to follow...Update as of 4:07pm...forward progress of the fire has been stopped at 2 acres. They are holding the tanker at Columbia..
Chelsea Ruthrauff is The 2013 Miss Calaveras. Pageant Photos & Video
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2013 11:46 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The 2013 Miss Calaveras Pageant filled the stands to watch 10 young ladies vie for the coveted title. They join in the long tradition of pageant at a County Fair that stretches it's own lineage back to the Gold Rush. Chelsea Ruthrauff, Amanda Carlin, Shannon Hummel, Amanda Sheehan, Julia Weist, Shelby Reese, Nicole Huddy,and Amanda Norwood, Carleigh Bates and Jamie Lee Gehrmann were the contestants. Chelsea Ruthrauff is the 2013 Miss Calaveras with Nicole Huddy as first runner up, and Shelby Reese as second runner up. In our little corner of the world this show is a Big Deal every year. The local cable channel sends a mufti-camera crew and records the entire show for later rebroadcast. from Frogtown. We again this year pushed the show out with a webcast and recorded it with a second camera for playback. Lydia Stafford captured the event masterfully with her lens with over 300 photos in all. We would like to thank Sissy's Bella Salon, Small Town Girl an Bling in Murphys for sponsoring coverage of the 2013 Miss Calaveras Pageant.
There will be over 300 photos in the slideshow from Lydia Stafford (A former Miss Calaveras) Full video replay is enclosed...
Sonora Farmers Market Opens for Season on Saturday!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2013 06:06 PM
Sonora, CA...The Sonora Certified Farmers Market rolls back into business for the season starting tomorrow morning. 1) Market Hours are 7:30 to 11:30a.m. every Saturday. 2) For the best selection and cooler temps...arrive early! 3) As per the Health Dept. there are NO animals allowed at the market, please help spread the word. The worst part of our morning is removing dogs (cats and birds) from the market, it's NO fun for them and NO fun for us. 4) We the organizers and the vendors SINCERELY appreciate your patronage and support!! SEE YOU SATURDAY... :-D
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Weekend Special for Frog Jump - Coyote Creek Grill
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2013 03:38 PM
Murphys, CA... 1/2 Rack St. Louis Ribs with choice of 1 side, 1/2 corn on the cob, Baked Beans, Mac or Potato Salad for $15.00; Full Rack of St. Louis Ribs with choice of 1 side, 1/2 corn on the cob, Baked Beans, Mac or Potato Salad for $25.00; If you want a side of any of the above, over and above the 1 that comes with the meal, it will be a $2.00 charge per side.
Angels Camp City Council Agenda for May 21, 2013
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2013 01:40 PM
Angels Camp, CA..The Angels Camp City Council will be back in action Tuesday night at the fire station. Appointment of a new city attorney, the annual report from Destination Angels Camp and special events license fees and more are on the agenda...
Volunteer Trail Building & Sunset Hike dates, plus what does "yield" mean?
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2013 12:06 PM
Arnold, CA...Volunteer Trail Work Day, third Saturday of each month from May to October, 2013, Please meet at the US Forest Service Station in Hathaway Pines at 8:30 am. After a brief safety orientation by Jeffery Hilson, our Stanislaus Forest Service Trail Manager, we will car pool to the section of trail we will build that day. Since it often gets warm as the morning progresses, please bring layers, gloves, hat, sunscreen, and water. If you have a favorite garden tool like loppers, bring those, but we will have tools for everyone. Folks from eight to eighty-eight are invited; children should have adult supervision. We wrap up around noon, sometimes a little earlier. If you have another obligation that day, feel free to depart sooner as needed...
This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – PEPE!
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2013 11:38 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). We'll be open THURS. - SAT., 10-5. We will have approximately 5 cats available to meet you this week. Many of our adults are still waiting for their forever homes, some of which will be at the adoption center this week, just hoping to meet you!
Click on Photo to view more of our cats at www.KittyCATalog.org
Angels Camp, CA...Frog Jump Sale! Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18 (Closed Sunday, May 19) Come into the shop on sale days & choose a frog from our pond...your discount is on his belly! Discounts from 20 - 50% off your entire purchase that day (excluding sewing machines & sergers)
Service with a Smile from Angels Trading Post. Stop and Top Off Your Tanks with The Lowest Gas Prices Around!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2013 11:15 AM
Angels Camp, CA...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 & 4...
Calaveras Mini Storage is Having a Giant Yard Sale Tomorrow!
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2013 10:42 AM
San Andreas, CA....
Nevada Couple Arrested on Identity Theft, Counterfeiting and More. (Updated with Pictures Enclosed)
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 05/17/2013 09:08 AM
Angels Camp, CA...On 05/14/13, at approximately 0850 hours, officers were advised by a Save Mart employee that a male described as in his 40’s, with a “crew-cut” haircut, a tan shirt and white pants attempted to pass a counterfeit $20.00 bill in the store. The employee advised that the male was last seen walking south on S. Main Street. An officer responded to the area and located a male walking in the area that matched the description provided, and that subject was detained.
More Great Vehicles of the Week from 49er Motors!!
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 05/10/2013 12:09 PM
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Murphys, CA...John Roscelli owner of Roscelli Roofing is ready to assist you with your roofing needs. John grew up in Murphys and is now raising his family here. He has been in the roofing industry for over the last 12 years and is fully qualified and licensed for whatever the job is. New Roofs – Repairs – Inspections – Roof Cleaning & Maintenance
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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
Mark Phillips the GM of The Bear Valley Lodge 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.