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Monday, Jul 14
10:00 AM Free weekly blood pressure screen for seniors
12:30 PM AARP Smart Driver Class
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Tuesday, Jul 15
All Day Camp Sew Fun 2014 At Country Cloth
05:00 PM Angels Camp Weight Watchers
Wednesday, Jul 16
All Day Camp Sew Fun 2014 At Country Cloth
05:30 PM Spaghetti Western Dinner and Movie, Mokelumne Hill - 209-286-1401
06:00 PM Calaveras Arts Council's Music In The Parks
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Thursday, Jul 17
All Day Camp Sew Fun 2014 At Country Cloth
05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Cruise Nights"
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
07:00 PM Music at Tortuga's
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday, Jul 18
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
07:00 PM Music at Tortuga's
Saturday, Jul 19
11:30 AM Murphys Homecoming
12:30 PM Guided Hike, Big Trees State Park - 209-795-3840
02:30 PM Yappy Hour Pawty & Auction
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
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Murhys Bocce Courts Fundraiser At The Garden July 26th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2014 07:17 AM
Murphys, CA...Following years of anticipation, the Murphys Community Club (MCC) in partnership with the Angels-Murphys Rotary is about to start construction of two bocce courts as part of an extension of the much used community park. “We have had numerous requests from individuals, groups, and service clubs to add this popular sport to our agenda of things to do in Murphys,” states MCC president Suzanne Friedman. “After extended negotiations, and meeting the rigid government requirements, the project is now ready to proceed but we will need the help of all concerned.”
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Celebration Of Life For Charlotte Barnes-Modrell

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2014 01:37 PM
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Copperopolis Fire Protection District On Tyler Tafjen's Passing

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2014 01:23 PM
Copperopolis, CA....The members of the Copperopolis Fire Protection District would like to extend their deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Tafjen family for the unexpected loss of their son, Tyler. The family has requested privacy during this difficult time and would like to thank family, friends and the community for the outpouring of support....

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Get Ready For Next Saturday's Arnold Classic Car Show!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2014 10:22 AM


Click Above for lots of photos from the 2010 show!!

Beautiful Blue Lake Springs Home In Arnold Is Awaiting You! ~ Featured Home From Cedar Creek Realty

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 11:08 AM
Arnold, CA ... Perfect Location! New Construction! Built in 2012 this exquisite mountain cabin is literally a stone’s throw from the quintessential mountain resort facilities of Blue Lake Springs: Snowflake Lodge, two lakes, a pool, tennis and basketball courts, restaurant and outdoor movies. The home has three bedrooms, two baths, a spacious great room, and a gourmet dream kitchen. Upgraded features include beautiful wood floors, granite counter tops, a wine bar, elk horn chandelier, tank-less water heater and a gas log stove with real rock hearth. Additionally the area under house could easily be converted to a man-cave or additional living space....



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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials & Big Savings, 2 Coupons, Weekly Specials

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 02:31 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. I would like to personally thank the Kautz family for providing our community with another fabulous 4th of July celebration. Year after year the Kautz family supports Calaveras County with their generous contributions to our quality of life. Thank you! - Mike Croshaw


Sierra Hills Natural Food Store only Click on the coupon, print and bring it in to Sierra Hills Natural Food Market Click below for our weekly specials



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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Bear Valley Mountain Co-op Update Update As Of July 11th They Are Over 91%

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/08/2014 09:44 AM
Bear Valley, CA....The cooperative effort is gaining speed and that train is about to arrive at the station this month! If you are thinking about taking part in this effort to support jobs and drive the future of our local mountain resort, go to the co-op web site and get informed! www.bvmcoop.org This weeks events: The Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative presented a summary of their plans to purchase the mountain and village to a packed audience in Bear Valley on Saturday, July 5th. They detailed the structure and process to purchase the mountain and village along with details on how the co-op plans to roll out and pay for much needed improvements at Bear Valley. Key topics included...


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Is The Time Finally Right To Build Your Dream Home? Cedar Ridge Has Your Lots Ready! Video Interview With Jon Ellis

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2014 03:16 PM
Arnold, CA...Since 1990 Jon Ellis has had a dream of a great, upscale, custom home community on the beautiful 180 acres Cedar Ridge property. He and his wife Anne have kept pursuing this dream against what have at times been significant odds. Their patience, perseverance and faith have paid off. The property is a former Boy Scout Camp that at times played host to 10,000 young Scouts at a time. That has given way to wide, mostly level streets, underground utilities including electric, water, sewer & more. If you are looking for a mountain lot that is ready for your home these are ready and construction could begin within weeks....


Additional Photos And Map Enclosed. Video Interview Is Below


Jon Ellis Cedar Ridge Interview In HD
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Sierra Properties Is Investing In The Future Of Real Estate In Calaveas County. Arnold, Murphys And Now TWO Angels Camp Locations.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2014 01:22 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Sierra Properties is investing in the future of Real Estate in Calveras County. They have just finished a complete post merger remodel of the former Vintage Realty location in the historic downtown. They opened up the space and are now putting the finishing touches on what will be a gateway office for real estate in the area. Also in Angel Camp they have completed a remodel of the former C21-Tri-Dam office as well to give their all star team of agents plenty of space and also upgraded tools and infrastructure to handle the next wave of real estate transactions. With these investments Sierra Properties now has four locations in the area. Their original rustic office in Arnold, Murphys and now two locations in Angels Camp. It is great to see local businesses expanding and investing....




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Fire Update....Vehicle And Vegetation Fire On New Peoria Flat

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 10:46 PM
Jamestown, CA....CHP has reported a vehicle fire that has now spread to vegetation on New Peoria Flat near Obyrnes Ferry Road.

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The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 11th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/12/2014 09:01 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 11th...


We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!
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Fire Update...Two Acre Vegetaton Fire Near Airola Ranch

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 07:41 PM
Dorrington, CA....We just checked in with TCU Command and air and ground resources are on scene of a two acre fire near Airola Ranch. More to follow if needed. Hopefully not....Update...forward progress was stopped and crews will be on scene for awhile to make sure it is controlled. Great work everyone. Handling this fire were a mixture of Federal and State resources. From what we have observed this year so far that even fires in USFS areas are being jumped early and hard similar to SRA or state responsibility area. Looks like lessons from the Rim Fire have been put into place.

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Fire Update...Vegetation Fire On Side of Pardee Reservoir

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 06:01 PM
San Andreas, CA....If you see planes and equipment moving there are responding to a vegetation fire near Pardee. More to follow if needed.... Update as of 6:08pm...when air attack arrived on scene it was estimated at an acre. The lake will stop one side of the fire and no doubt ground and air will take care of the other three...
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Chains Required Tonight At Cedar Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 04:56 PM

It's Truck And Travel Time At 49er Motors!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 12:42 PM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors summer Travel Trailer and Truck sale!! Come on down and tour these like new travel trailers or reduced trucks today!!

2010 Timberridge M- 270 RBS Four Seasons Travel Trailer. This trailer is nicer than most peoples homes! Some of the MANY options include- Power Slide out, Power Awning, Bedroom with temerpedic Queen mattress. 27in Flat Screen TV, DVD, CD, Stereo system with indoor and outdoor speakers, Stove with 3 burners, Oven, Microwave, Custom cabinets, Large Refer and freezer, Bathroom with large Shower/Tub and seperate toilet room, Sofa with Hide a bed, outdoor shower, premium wheels and tires, power hitch, sway bar towing system, This trailer is beautiful!! Come and see it for yourseld today!! PICTURES DO NOT DO THIS TRAILER JUSTICE
NADA GUIDE- $30,510 PRICED TO MOVE $19,949 VIN-51w123121a1000577


2005 Orbit by Fleetwood 210FQ Travel Trailer. Fully self contained and room enough for 4 sleepers in this one! Very clean and tons of features. AC, heat, microwave, oven/stove, large refrigerator/freezer, stainless steel sink, cd &radio, many speaker, water heater, queen bed, dinette, indoor and outdoor shower, tv antenna, sofa, sway bar system for towing, alloy wheels, lots of storage!! Just in time for camping season! 21 ft, must see! ON SALE $8980 VIN#4CK2F212451501839


Just in time for summer!! 2004 Jayco Feather Exp M-19H- This Hybrid trailer looks like NEW. 2 Popout Canvas bedrooms, Bathroom with shower, Outdoor Shower, AC, Heat, CD player, Microwave, Stove, Refer and much more. This trailer is in perfect condition and the canvas is like new. New Tires and light and easy to haul, you will not be disappointed in this one!! ON SALE $8449 Vin# 1UJBJ01HO41JH0168


2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4- You will LOVE this truck!! One owner, Clean Carfax, lifted, Running boards, 5.7 l Hemi, Tow package and MUCH more!! Come down and see this beautiful pickup today!! ON SALE $19949 VIN-3D7KS28D26G118860


2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4x4. This lifted beauty is a 2 owner well maintained Truck. This truck looks almost new inside and out!! We have just finished major reconditioning so that you have a trouble free pickup. Leaather, Running boards, Nice tires and wheels. You wont find one as nice as this for this price!! ON SALE $12.949 VIN- 1GTHK23U64F194561


2006 Toyota Tundra Double cab SR5- Lifted, Low Mileage, Automatic, Power windows and locks, CD, Nice truck and did we mention it was a TOYOTA? Clean Car Fax with lots of service records, Come down and see this beauty today!! VIN-5TBET34156S544543

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Weekly Address: Expanding Opportunity – It’s Time for Congressional Republicans to Do Their Part

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 10:41 AM
Washington, DC...Hi, everybody. This week, I spent some time in Colorado and Texas, talking with people about what’s going on in their lives. One of them was Elizabeth Cooper, who’ll be a college junior this fall. She wrote to tell me something I hear often: how hard it is for middle-class families like hers to afford college. And she shared something I know many of you feel when you wonder what’s going on in Washington. She said she feels “not significant enough to be addressed, not poor enough for people to worry [about], and not rich enough to be cared about.”
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Make Plans To Attend Singing In The Rain

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 10:21 AM

Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 08:54 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels 6 Theatres in historic Angels Camp is the best place to see a movie in the Mother Lode. Click Below for full schedule.




Check Out the Latest Movies at Angels 6 Theatres Above!

Let Action Realty Spring Into Action For Your Real Estate Needs

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Murphys 21st Annual Duck Races

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/06/2014 11:12 AM
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The Summer Season Is Here! Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/05/2014 09:02 AM
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.


Arnold Family Medical Center is Open Saturdays and All Mark Twain Family Medical Centers are Ready to Serve

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/17/2013 12:18 PM
San Andreas, CA...Our mission is to improve the health of Calaveras County residents, and so for over a decade our Family Medical Centers have served the communities of Angels Camp, Valley Springs, Arnold, San Andreas and Copperopolis. Each Family Medical Center compliments the work of local physicians and has a special emphasis on wellness and family medicine...


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CCWN’s Business Expo

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 10:36 PM
Murphys, Ca...Calaveras County Women’s Network's monthly meeting is Tuesday, July 22, at Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Dr., Murphys and is open to all local business women. CCWN offers an opportunity to network with other business women sharing ideas on how to improve your business as well as various speakers presenting often new ideas or discussing current concerns in the business environment. We welcome both members and nonmembers to our meetings. This month we will have a mini-business expo offering a wonderful opportunity for members and non-members to see what businesses our members offer to our local communities. We will as always have a raffle and our asking our members to bring something to contribute. All proceeds from this event will go to the Calaveras County Humane Society...
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Arlene Westenrider - 1928 - 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 10:27 PM
Arlene Canepa Eberhardt Westenrider passed on July 7, 2014 at Foothill Village in Angels Camp, CA She was 86. Rosary will be recited Thursday July 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Angels Memorial Chapel in Angels Camp Mass of Christian Burial Friday July 11, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Angels Camp. Following Mass a reception will be held at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. Entombment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Mausoleum following mass and will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Angels Camp Fire Department or St. Patrick’s Altar Society.
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Connecting With People Through Images

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 10:16 PM
Murphys, Ca...Mountain Christian Fellowship in Murphys will be hosting an international photography and film event on July 20th at 6PM at their worship center on Highway 4. The event will highlight the work of Rob Darby, native of Angles Camp, now living in Thailand. Through printed images and video, Rob will share stories from his travels in Europe and Asia. His wife, Veronica, will also be sharing her own stories about the work she is doing against human trafficking in Thailand. “I enjoy using my photography as a tool to connect with people and to add value to their lives.” says Rob. “Recently, I’ve been able to work more with video and film-making. I’m part of a team that makes films for indigenous people groups. Films made in their language, using their own people as actors. Films they can relate to. It’s awesome to think that for many of these people groups, ours are the first films they have ever seen in their own language!” Rob will be showing his team’s most recent film at this event. It’s a story of a young Buddhist boy from southern Thailand who has been stigmatised with bad karma, but finds acceptance through his kind uncle who shares his same struggle...
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Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Awards the Beth Childs/Genna Hurst Scholarship

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 10:05 PM
San Andreas, Ca...The Beth E. Childs/ Genna Hurst Renewable Scholarship administered by the Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) was presented to Cody Church during the Senior Awards Assembly at Calaveras High School in early June 2014. Cody is the son of Mark & Tammy Church who reside in West Point. His college plans will begin at Folsom Lake College with his more advanced courses at Sacramento State. Psychiatry is Cody’s chosen field of study with a minor in Business Management. During his high school years, Cody has been a member of the CHS speech and debate team, a member of the ski and snowboard club and participated in swimming and water polo. Cody was the Lumberjack King this past year. The scholarship committee considers Cody to be a responsible young man who found time to work two part-time jobs during his junior and senior years at CHS...
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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week July 9 through July 18

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 06:24 PM
Murphys, CA...Save the Date - July 19, 2014 - Murphys Homecoming Celebration & Duck Races - Murphys Community Club presents their annual Homecoming Celebration and Duck Races in the Murphys Community Park. The Calaveras Community Band will kick off the festivities with a concert starting at 11:30 a.m. Other activities will include the Old Timers Luncheon for local residents who are at least 70 years of age and have lived in the area for ten years or more. The Murphys Community Club will be selling hot dogs, potato salad, ice cream bars, wine and other beverages. There is no admission charge. For further information go to visitmurphys.com or call 209-728-8183. There will be entertainment for the youngsters, booths sponsored by local organizations and the always entertaining Duck Races in the afternoon. Proceeds from the Duck Races will benefit the Calaveras Mentoring Program. Purchase your ducks, see a video of past races and get all the details at www.calaverasmentoring.org/duckrace....

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49er Motors Has Three Open Positions

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 05:29 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Another three jobs have been added to our local economy as 49er Motors continues it's growth and maturation into a full service dealership in downtown Angels Camp. They are hiring another mechanic, a service writer and a salesperson. Additional details are enclosed....

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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – July 11 to July 19

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 05:15 PM
“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 info@epvc.org to have your event included in “The Schedule.”


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Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen 1997 - 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 05:00 PM
Copperopolis, CA....Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen, 16, passed away in his home on July 8, 2014. He was born October 7, 1997 in Berkeley California, the son of Donald and Karen Tafjen. He was entering his Senior year at Bret Harte High School where he was a 3 year member of the baseball team and FFA. Tyler was a boy who loved his life in Copperopolis. Baseball has been his life since the age of 4 ½ from Little League to high school and proudly making the Varsity team his Sophomore year. His passions were baseball, fishing, dirt bike riding, mountain and BMX biking, Country music, his '86 Jeep Comanche and his friends...

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Sobriety/Driver License Checkpoint

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 03:13 PM
San Andreas, Ca... On Saturday July 12, 2014, the California Highway Patrol San Andreas office, along with the Angels Camp Police Department, will be conducting a Sobriety/Driver License Checkpoint. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter DUI/unlicensed drivers. The checkpoint will be staffed by officers of the California Highway Patrol and Angels Camp Police Drug Recognition Experts, certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will be on site to provide on the spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand held breath testing devices which provide an accurate measure of blood alcohol concentration of those suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles, regardless of type, will be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can be expected to be arrested and booked into the county jail.
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Vehicle Fire Near Copperopolis on July 10th, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 02:52 PM
Copperopolis, Ca....At approximately 2:30 on July 10th, 2014, on highway 4 near Copperopolis, vehicle was towing a camper trailer up the grade when it caught fire. 4 1/2 acres of vegetation burned when the vehicle pulled over to the side of the road....
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This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – JERICA, LILY & JAIME!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 11:48 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). The store will be open THURS.–SAT., 10 am-5 pm. We will have lots of kittens available to meet you this week. Come in and meet the "purrfect" kitten for you. Enjoy the video!


View more of our cats at www.KittyCATalog.org
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Celebration of Life for Tyler Tafjen At Angels Gun Club July 16th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 10:53 AM
Copperopolis, CA....A celebration of life for Tyler Tafjen will be held on Wednesday July 16, 2014 at the Angels Camp Gun Club at 5:00 pm. The celebration of life will be followed by a BBQ. If you would like to bring food items to share please call Cyndi Nordvik at 770-3071.

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The 2014 Arnold Parade...The Floats, Entrants & The Crowds! We Have 454 Photos & Full Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 01:21 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Last Saturday morning Hwy 4 closed down to make way for a huge crowd in Arnold. We think it was the largest crowd since at least 2006 but we had several business people tell us they thought it was the largest parade crowd ever. So is Arnold back as a premier destination? Well thousands and thousands voted with their attendance in the affirmative. In our informal business survey we asked several businesses and everyone we spoke with is already up or expects to end the year up by double digits. Below we have 454 Photos and Full Parade Video. We would like to thank Cedar Creek Realty in Arnold for sponsoring our Arnold Parade Coverage Since 2006!!!!







Arnold Parade 2014 In HD
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Bret Harte High School - Class of 1994, 20 Year Reunion

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/03/2014 09:59 PM
Angels Camp, Ca...Bret Harte High School-Class of 1994-20 year reunion is August 2, 2014. If you are interested in attending please email: bhhsclassof94reunion@gmail.com. Tickets are $55 per person.
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Letter to the Editor Concerning World Population Day,

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 10:27 PM
World Population Day, observed annually on July 11, was created by the United Nations in recognition of the need to raise awareness about the problems created by growing human populations. Not long ago, on July 11, 1987, the world's population reached Five Billion people. Today there are more than Seven Billion people and we are adding 227,000 more each day. Common sense tells us that this cannot go on forever. We are already running out of space, food, and clean water in many places the world. Indeed, climate change, and the concurrent crisis- species extinction - are the result of too many people living in disregard of earth's limits. The toll of wildlife has been devastating: species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 times greater than what is normal. 25% of ALL species are now endanger of extinction. The number one cause is habitat destruction by people. This impending huge loss of biodiversity will cost us much more than our most cherished creatures- orangutans, rhinos, elephants, tigers, pandas, etc. It will imperil the stability of the web-of-life on which we all depend....
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Valley Springs Rocked Out to Suprecret at the Ball Field

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 05:12 PM
Valley Springs, Ca...At the Valley Springs Ball Field on July 9th, 2014, the dynamic duo of Suprecret had everybody grooving with their quick wit, original songs, and their own take on some of the classics. With the Arts Council passing out frisbees and hula hoops donated from Mark Twain Medical Center, the Ball Field was a perfect venue; the crowd was able to spread out so there was room to relax, dance, or play, wherever the tunes took you...

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Fire Update...Forward Progress Of Copperopolis Area Fire Slowed at 5-6 Acres

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 02:58 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Air and ground crews are working a vehicle fire into vegetation along Hwy 4. The fire is just east of Copper and it sounds like they have kept another one from growing beyond 5-6 acres. Great work everyone!
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The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 9th through 10th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 02:13 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 9th through 10th...


We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!
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Tour of the Alps Bicycle Event Will Close State Route 4 in Alpine County and State Route 89 in Alpine and Mono Counties

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 01:47 PM
Alpine County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 4 (SR-4) in Alpine County and SR-89 in Alpine and Mono counties for the annual Tour of the California Alps bicycle event on Saturday, July 12, 2014....
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Mike Ryan Honored as July 2014 Mentor of the Month

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 01:18 PM
Murphys, Ca...The Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program is pleased to honor Murphys resident Mike Ryan as its July 2014 Mentor of the Month. Mike, a seven-year resident of Forest Meadows, has been partnered with his eleven-year-old mentee, Nathan Leon, for just over a year. “Mike approaches mentoring with a wonderful enthusiasm and attention to his mentee,” said Colleen Dolan, Coordinator of Mentoring Programs for the Calaveras County Office of Education. “When I asked Mike if he wanted to mentor Nathan for a second year, his response was, ‘Whatever Nathan wants, I can do!’” Mike and Nathan both enjoy being outdoors and exploring the history of Calaveras County. The two of them have taken many trips around the area visiting Moaning Caverns and Columbia State Historic Park. “One of Nathan’s favorite things to do is to go out exploring the hills around our property on one of our ATVs,” said Mike. “And that just happens to be one of my favorite things to do too! We’re a great match.”

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Tyler Tafjen Benefit Fund Set Up At Umpqua Bank

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 11:14 AM
Copperopolis, CA...A fund has been set up for the family of Tyler Tafjen at Umpqua Bank. If you would like to help the family offset costs associated with the loss of their son please donate in his name.

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Your Internet Broadband Advocates at Central Sierra Connect Want To Know...Have You Been Tested Yet?

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 09:00 AM
Central Sierra Connect is a program of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. Our vision is to bridge the digital divide by bringing broadband to the people and the people to broadband. Right now, that vision is threatened by inaccurate information being used by decision makers in Sacramento and Washington D.C. Our region needs high speed, broadband Internet service in order to grow and prosper in today’s economy. We need to get accurate information into the hands of those who fund the projects that can make that happen. To do that, we need to know about the Internet service you receive at your home and business addresses. And we've made it super easy to do – it only takes 5 minutes! Just click below or on this link to access the Internet Service Reporting Form: http://bit.ly/cscmapping

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A Sad Night At Bret Harte At Vigil For Tyler Tafjen

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 12:55 AM
Angels Camp, CA...There was a vigil held tonight at Bret Harte for Tyler Tafjen. The Multi Purpose room, was filled to celebrate his memory and share the pain of his sudden loss. Faith based and other groups and resources were on hand to help those he left behind. We will be posting links and additional resources the next few days... From Live On tonight "Please remember, You are loved, you are important and you are not alone!!". Below are a few photos from tonight....


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Larry Dean Witt 2-3-54 to 6-23-14

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 10:32 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On June 23rd 2014, Larry Dean Witt lost the war he waged with cancer. And what a fight he gave. He chose to end this battle in his own home surrounded by family rather than a hospital. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Sierra for their compassion during this heartbreaking time. During these last days he was able to have 5 generations of love around him, his mother, brother, daughter, grandchildren and great granddaughter....

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Traffic Update....Changing Tire In Traffic Lane & Non-Injury Accident on Dunn Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 03:47 PM
Murphys & Valley Springs, CA....There is a man changing a tire in the eastbound lane on Hwy 4 near Forest Meadows and in Valley Springs there is a non-injury accident off of Dunn Road....

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A Few Tips For a Beautiful Deck!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 03:19 PM
Calaveras County, CA...Ahh summertime! The days are longer, our skin gets darker and our hair gets lighter. We spend more time outdoors playing, relaxing, and BBQing. There is also a lot of entertaining to be done at home, most likely outside on your deck. But what if your deck just isn't up to par and replacing it just isn't in the cards this year? There are ways to fix up your deck without spending a ton of money. Here are a few tips and tricks to pretty up your deck for the summer...

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Vigil To Be Held For Tyler Tafjen Tonight At Bret Harte

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 11:36 AM
Angels Camp, CA...There will be a vigil held tonight, 7-9-14, at 6:30 at Bret Harte in the Multi Purpose room, for Tyler Tafjen, a young Copperopolis man who so sadly lost his life yesterday, 7-8-14.

There will be grief counselors available as well as Hospice Grief busters from Live-On.

Jury Finds Man Guilty In Three Strikes Case

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 10:23 AM
San Andreas, CA...On Tuesday a Calaveras County jury convicted a Stockton man, Robert Swiggart, of four felonies with two strike priors, four prison priors and one misdemeanor. The felonies include criminal threats, inflicting injury on Jane Doe a co-habitant, attempting to extort $5,000, and stalking of Jane Doe after a restraining order was issued against him....
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  12. Reading Fun at the Arnold Library
  13. Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Agenda for July 8th, 2014
  14. Ladies Night Out at Ironstone!
  15. The CCWD is Back in Action Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
  16. Stage 3 Theatre Company's New Artistic Director
  17. 20th Annual Big Band Street Dance!
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  19. Water Line Repairs Underway On Valley View Drive (Update...Repair Has Been Completed)
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  25. Ebbetts Pass Soccer Fall Rec Registration Closing Soon !
  26. John Robert Ryan - 1955 to 2014
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  29. Tuolumne County Farm Bureau Annual BBQ & Auction
  30. Mark Twain Medical Center Welcomes Family Practitioner to San Andreas Medical Center
  31. Fire Update...Smoke In The TCU Mostly From Monticello Fire
  32. Damages Undergournd Cable Cause of Arnold Power Outage...Power Now Restored
  33. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
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