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Saturday, Sep 20
All Day Bear Valley Ski Clubs Annual Ski Sale
08:00 AM Tuolumne County Genealogical Society Workshop
08:30 AM Mokelumne River cleanup
09:00 AM MRYA Resource Center's "Hidden Treasures" FUNDRAISER
09:30 AM Chapel in The Pines Auditions for Christmas Play
10:00 AM Seminar - Going Batty
11:00 AM Working on the Railroad -- A Celebration of Sierra Railway Workers
Sunday, Sep 21
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
12:00 PM Backyard Blues & Barbeque at The Historic Hotel Leger - Every Sunday
Monday, Sep 22
10:15 AM Sierra Grief, Free Support Groups. By Hospice of the Sierra
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Sep 23
10:00 AM Savory Fall Cooking Class
05:00 PM Angels Camp Weight Watchers
Wednesday, Sep 24
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Sep 25
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
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Fire Update...Lots Of Resources Inbound To Vegetation Fire Near Blue Mountain Lookout

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 07:49 PM
Arnold, CA...We just spoke with TCU Command and 7 engines, 2 hand crews and a dozer are inbound to this incident near the Blue Mountain Lookout Tower. Access will be made using Summit Level Road so you will see increased activity through the Arnold area. Units should be on scene soon.... Update as of 9:15pm...We just checked in with TCU Command and the fire is 2 acres in size and they are making good progress on the fire and plenty of resources are on hand...

Calaveras County Garden Club Craft Faire Is October 25th

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 07:37 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On Saturday, October 25,2014, the Calaveras County Garden Club will host their annual Holiday Craft Faire from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Mark Twain Hall. Unique and creative hand crafted items will be featured by more than 50 vendors. Items for sale include garden art, jewelry, woodwork, pottery, decorative gourds, quilts, art pieces, beautiful photos, angel and pine cone ornaments, lotions and soaps,copper clad dishes, crocheted plastic grocery bags, and much more....

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Mark Twain Medical Center Holds 16th Annual Fall Health Fair On September 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 07:15 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be holding its 16th Annual Fall Health Fair on Saturday, September 27th from 7am to noon on the Hospital Campus in San Andreas. “Hosting our community health fairs allows us to express our gratitude to those that entrust us with their health care needs,” said Craig Marks, Hospital President. “Our health fairs benefit individuals that are underserved or working towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our providers and staff are here to share preventative care and health maintenance tips. Providing affordable health care services is one way we serve our community. This is a joint effort with many other entities working together, especially the Health Care District that helps fund this initiative, to ensure that Calaveras County residents can thrive in a healthy community.”

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Fire Update....Possible Vegetation Fire Near Blue Mountain Lookout

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 07:03 PM
Cottage Springs, CA...Firefighters are being dispatched for a possible vegetation fire near the Blue Mountain lookout tower. Let's be careful out there people with the start of deer season and if you are hunting please use a gun and not a fire...(Update as of 7:28pm...initial reports are 1 acre mid-slope. More to follow if needed....

Arnold Rim Trail Updates On Tomorrow's Trail Building (Sat Sept 19th) & Sunset Hike (Sun Oct 5th)

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 06:54 PM
Arnold, CA...Dear Arnold Rim Trail Equestrians, Cyclists, and Hikers, Tomorrow's (Sat Sept 20th) volunteer trail building day will be in "downtown" Arnold. No poison oak, no long walk to work area! We need a good showing, if you've never volunteered but you've thought about doing so, this is the time! See details enclosed....

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THANK YOU & The Hamsters Are Running As Fast As They Can & We Are Buying More

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 06:40 PM
Arnold, CA...We apologize as we know page load times for has been a bit on the long side lately. We are working on it and we would also like to say Thank You!!!! As an example on September 14th we had 950,231 pageviews during that 24 hour period alone. To say we are seeing a resurgence of interest in our fair area is almost an understatement. If mother nature will just be kind enough to provide normal moisture this winter our local economy just might be back. Thank You and we will be doing database optimization on some evenings after midnight to shorten your wait for pages. From all of us at THANK YOU!!

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Is One Of Your Photos Cover Worthy?

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 05:57 PM
Angels Camp, CA...We're looking for more photo submissions in our contest to find the best image for the cover of the 2015 Activities Guide. The winner will be published on the cover of the guide, and receive an adventure trip for two to Calaveras County. This contest is open to everyone - CVB members too. We're looking forward to lots of great images to choose from to represent our county. Thanks - and happy shooting!
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Traffic Update....Non-Injury Overturned Vehicle Into Ditch

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 05:34 PM
Sonora, CA...Crews are working an overturned vehicle into ditch accident on Phoenix Lake Road. The driver is out of the vehicle and unharmed except for a severely bruised ego. Let's be careful out there.....

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Calaveras's Own Rodney Korbelik Wins KHOP's Hometown Hotties Contest

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 05:28 PM


Dana Pfeil For Superior Court Judge Department One

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 05:07 PM

Deer Hunting Season Opens On The Stanislaus National Forest

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 04:57 PM
Sonora, Calif., (September 19, 2014)…Deer hunting season begins tomorrow and visitors should be aware of changes in effect this year and safety guidance on the Stanislaus National Forest. The Rim Fire Closure Area is still closed to the public this deer season, and special attention is needed when entering hunting zones....

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Scheduled work on State Route 4 in Calaveras County For Sept. 22-26

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 02:48 PM
Arnold, CA...We would like to thank District 10, PIO Rick Estrada for the call and letting us know a more detailed Hwy 4 construction schedule for the Week of Sept. 22-26!! Monday & Tuesday from Tanner Lane to Darby Russell Road. Wednesday & Thursday from Darby Russell Road to Rancho Paradiso. Friday on side streets (which will impact the highway) from Douglas Flat to Rancho Paradiso...

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Busines Focus...Autosmith In Hathaway Pines - 209.795.2269

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 02:42 PM
Autosmith in Hathaway Pines has been one of the leading Autobody and Collision Repair Centers in Calaveras County for 21 years and going strong. Jeff German and his staff take pride in every job and many of our local businesses and families count on Autosmith to smooth the scratches and bumps that life dishes out. They have a large state of the art repair center located in Hathaway Pines. They offer pickup and delivery. The quality and experience of the city here in the country. Modern up-to-date equipment. I-Car certified. They work with all insurances and are direct repair for many including CSAA, Western United, State Farm, Allstate, Esurance, Allied, Nationwide, AMCO, Titan, Victoria, Encompass. They use top quality Dupont paints to make sure your pride and joy stays showroom fresh for years to come. They are deeply involved in the community and many of our local commercial and emergency vehicle fleets keep their first impressions positive thanks to Autosmith....

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American Red Cross Continues Response to Northern California Wildfires

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 12:09 PM
Sacramento, CA...Friday, September 19, 2014 – The American Red Cross continues to provide disaster relief and support in response to two large fires in the Capital Region – King Fire and Boles Fire. Volunteers have provided 220 overnight stays and served more than 860 meals since the fires began earlier this week...

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Win a FREE Website For Your Favorite Non-Profit Organization Now accepting nominations for the Laura Bowly 2015 Free Website Contest!

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 11:24 AM
Livermore, CA...Once a year, Laura Bowly Design gives away a FREE Custom Designed Content Management System Website to a local non-profit group that YOU choose! Nominate your favorite local non-profit with a brief description of what they do to make your community a better place. All entries must be received by November 30, 2014. Winner will be announced on December 31, 2014....

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Traffic Update...Dump Truck Downs Utility Pole & Lines

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 10:28 AM
Groveland, CA....Crews are working a minor injury accident on Cuneo where a dump truck has taken down a pole and the pole and wires are now blocking the roadway....

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A Smokey Morning In The TCU...Blame Irene & The King

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 09:47 AM
Arnold, CA....It is a smokey morning in our area but currently there are no fires burning according to CAL-Fire's Lisa Williams. She said the smoke is from The Irene and King Fires. Irene is a 94 acre lightning strike fire that has 151 personal working it in the Mokelumne Wilderness. The beast that is now the 76,376 acre King Fire burning in the Eldorado National Forest is alos contributing to our lack of air quality. Let's be careful out there and thankful we at least at the current time are fire free.....


Enjoy The Finale Two Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ For 2014 At Hotel Leger

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 07:43 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Enjoy the Indian Summer weather and spend your last two September Sundays at the Historic Hotel Leger! This Sunday the 21st, local artist Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood join us poolside. For our finale on the 28th, Two-Tone Steiny & The Cadillacs return to help us close out the season. Both of these groups are amazing and not to be missed!

ACBA Meet The Candidates Night Is September 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 07:10 AM

ACBA Seeking Nominations for Four Open Positions on its Board of Directors

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 06:30 AM
Angels Camp, CA...If you are interested in being on the ACBA Board of Directors or know someone who would make a good director, please provide the following information and mail it to the address above or email to by October 3, 2014. Ballots will go out in mid-October:...
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GABA to Host District 3 Candidates Night

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/17/2014 03:53 PM
Arnold, CA...

Tim Healy For Superior Court Judge - Dept. 2

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/14/2014 12:20 PM

Fundraiser For Merita Callaway On September 21st

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/09/2014 08:57 AM

Paid Advertisement By The Committee To Re-Elect Merita Callaway

Dana Pfeil For Superior Court Judge Department One

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/02/2014 08:54 PM

Judge Hugh K. Swift For Superior Court Judge

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2014 08:54 AM
Calaveras County, CA...The experience Judge Hugh Swift has acquired over his 29 year legal career uniquely qualifies him for the position he currently holds – Calaveras County Superior Court Judge. As recently noted by retired Judge Douglas Mewhinney, “Judge Swift’s breadth of experience is indispensable in a two-judge court.” ...

Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid for by Committee to Elect Hugh Swift Superior Court Judge 2014
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Grant Barrett For Superior Court Judge

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/18/2014 04:55 PM
Calaveras County, CA....Grant Barrett has served the legal needs of the Calaveras community for the past 18 years. He has over 12 years of experience on the bench in Calaveras County. Since 2006, Grant has served our community as the Calaveras Superior Court Commissioner where he regularly presides over family law and civil disputes. From 2011 through 2013, he also served as Court Commissioner for Amador County Superior Court, at their judges’ request, until a suitable replacement could be recruited and trained. In 2013, Grant was named Judicial Officer of the Year by the Child Support Directors Association of California.

Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid For By Grant Barrett for Judge (FPPC 1363039)
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Traffic Update...Major Injury Accidnet On Hwy 4 & Hunt Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/18/2014 06:02 PM
Copperopolis, CA....Crews are working what CHP is reporting as a major injury accident on Hwy 4 and Hunt Road. Please use caution and expect delays in area....

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Traffic Update....Vehicle Accident In Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/18/2014 05:40 PM
Valley Springs, CA....Crews are working an accident near Hwy 12 and Cedar. Originally it was believed one party was trapped in a vehicle. Lets be careful out there....

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Bret Harte Varsity Football Game Rescheduled. JV Game Starts Tomorrow At 5:30pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/18/2014 05:10 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Bret Harte varsity game scheduled for Friday, September 19th has been rescheduled to Friday, October 24th and will now be an away contest taking place in Livermore at 7:30pm. The JV game against Mountain House on Friday, September 19th will take place as scheduled at Bret Harte and will begin at 5:30pm...


Eldorado National Forest King Fire Forest Order Closure

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/18/2014 04:57 PM
Placerville, CA...The King Fire area closure is effect in the Eldorado National Forest beginning September 17, announced Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree. “Under our Unified Command System, our top priorities are fighting this fire and keeping the fire fighters and the public safe, said Crabtree. “We cannot safely fight this fire with intermingled publics. Please stay out of the closed areas until I can reopen them, which I intend to do as soon as possible.”......
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  1. Caltrans Hwy 4 Roadwork Update...More Detail Coming Soon
  2. Arrest Made In King Fire
  3. Restore Hetch Hetchy Supporters ‘Outbid San Francisco’ For The Rights To Hetch Hetchy Valley In Yosemite National Park
  4. Don't Miss S.N.A.C's 20th Anniversary Sale
  5. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – September 19 to September 27
  6. King Fire Prompts Backcountry Advisory & Rubicon Trail Now Closed
  7. BV Seeks Controller
  8. King Fire Devoured 43,000 Acres Yesterday! Now 70,944 Acres
  9. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week September 17th~October 4th
  10. Governor Signs Two Job Creator Bills
  11. The Holiday Season is Upon Us...Plan to Shop Til' You Drop at the Calaveras Garden Club Holiday Craft Faire!
  12. Traffic Update...Patrol Vehicle Involved In Accident In Sonora
  13. Jamestown Stabbing Being Investigated by Tuolumne County Sheriffs Office
  14. Yosemite Fire Update September 18, 2014 Update #21
  15. This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – MIKEY!
  16. Finalist Artists Selected for River Reflections Arts Project
  17. Traffic Update....The Hwy 4 Traffic Delays Continue Through Tomorrow
  18. Chapel in The Pines Auditions for Christmas Play
  19. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through September 23rd!
  20. Calaveras County Taxpayers Association www. Annual Fund Raising BBQ, 2014 Public Report
  21. TRAFFIC ADVISORY...State Route 4 from Main Street/ Douglas Flat to Meko Drive in Calaveras County...Expect 20-40 Minute Delays
  22. SFO Launches Dedicated Facility for Tech Innovation Airport opens “Converge” space for travelers’ brainstorming collaboration
  23. In Loving Memory of Robert Burkett, 1952~2014
  24. Meadow Fire Information...FINAL Update
  25. American Red Cross Responds to Northern California Wildfires
  26. Hula Yourself on Over to the 4th Annual Meals on Wheels Island Faire Luau!
  27. Caltrans Director Honored With Outstanding Transportation Engineer Award
  28. Attention Seniors: Informational Meeting at Arnold Library Tomorrow
  29. Bret Harte Varsity Game Rescheduled
  30. Free Arts Tour in Calaveras on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28

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