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Locally Made CR Tallow Leather Conditioner! The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/21/2014 04:19 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Locally made CR Tallow Leather Conditioner is the perfect stocking stuffer or holiday gift. Calaveras Rendered Tallow is an all natural fine salve of beef tallow leather conditioner specially formulated to help restore natural oils in leather. CR Tallow conditions and protects leather from drying and cracking due to the natural elements. CR Tallow helps to revitalize and maintain the suppleness, strength, beauty and the longevity of leather. CR Tallow is also safe to use on rawhide! For fine leather purses, shoes and apparel as well as saddles, tack, golf products and much more!

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Time To Spend Your Holidays In Bear Valley! Weather & Conditions Update With Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/21/2014 09:10 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Today we'll see a slight chance of snow/rain mix mainly in the morning hours before the system moves out giving way to mostly cloudy skies for the remainder of the day. The high for today will be around 45F with West winds from 0-6mph. The Holiday week looks to be a sunny one with Monday & Tuesday bringing in sunshine and higher temps into the upper 40's and low 50's. Another shot of snow is forecasted for Wednesday afternoon/evening, so some Christmas Day powder is a good possibility. Stay tuned........Peace Out, Mattly

Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Are Your Holiday Spirits Headquarters & Order Your Holiday Roast

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/21/2014 08:41 AM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA... Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. Order your Creekstone Farms Choice Angus Beef Roast for the holidays. We trim, cradle and tie! Ready for your oven Creekstone Farms Premium Black Angus Beef. The Creekstone Farms Premium beef program is unique to the beef industry because it combines superior Black Angus genetics, exceptional cattle management practices, carefully controlled high-quality feeding and state-of-the-art processing of only genetically verified Black Angus cattle. No antibiotics or other additives. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw

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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President Obama's Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/21/2014 08:26 AM
Honolulu, HI...Hi, everybody. As 2014 comes to an end, we can enter the New Year with new confidence that America is making significant strides where it counts. The steps we took nearly six years ago to rescue our economy and rebuild it on a new foundation helped make 2014 the strongest year for job growth since the 1990s. Over the past 57 months, our businesses have created nearly 11 million new jobs. And in a hopeful sign for middle-class families, wages are on the rise again.

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A Message to the Men and Women of the NYPD ~ By Commissioner Bratton

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/21/2014 08:01 AM
New York, NY...This message comes with deep sadness. Put the flags at half-mast. Today, two of our officers were shot and killed, with no warning, no provocation, in the 079 Precinct. They were assassinated—targeted for their uniform, and for the responsibility they embraced: to keep the people of this city safe. Police Officer Wenjian Liu and Police Officer Rafael Ramos will be remembered. They will join a line that is too long, a line of partners who served together and made the ultimate sacrifice together...

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Fine Local Shopping At Fine Things In Arnold

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2014 01:09 PM

Take Cal-Waste's Online Survey For A Chance At A Free iPad

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2014 10:06 AM

Get Geared Up & Tuned Up At SNAC

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2014 09:12 AM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Hey, SNACers! All those snow dances worked and it looks like we're finally getting the snow we deserve! SNAC Arnold is open for your ski & board rentals when Bear Valley's lifts turn, so stop by on your way up the hill. Starting Saturday December 13th, SNAC Arnold will be open daily 8-6 to get you ready for the slopes. We can take care of all your tuning needs. Hot Waxes are just $9.00! Need to do some Christmas shopping - we can help!

Shop Timeless Home Gallery For The Holidays

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2014 11:12 AM

A Day That Marks A New Beginning For The Calaveras Humane Society

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/20/2014 11:21 AM
San Andreas, CA...December 16 2014 the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution dedicating 6.93 acres of Calaveras County owned property for development of the Calaveras County Animal Services. This acreage will be leased to the Calaveras Humane Society to design and fund a New Animal Shelter....

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Great Conditions Now & For The Holidays At Bear Valley Cross Country ~By Paul Peterson

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/20/2014 10:20 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Paul Says: The snow just keeps coming and that allows us to get a few more trails open. The conditions for the Holidays will be fantastic with clear weather in the forecast after Fridays predicted snowfall. Lots of big grins on the faces of the skiers getting some great early season conditions....

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Holiday Events Filling Area With Cheer, Great Wines & Great Memories

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/20/2014 09:49 AM
Douglas Flat, CA...It is holiday time in our local wine country and event after event is bulging our local entertainment scene at the seams. Chatom Vineyards held their Annual Holiday Open House recently and filled their winery with music, food, wine & guests. Santa made an appearance and was mixing & mingling with the grown ups and making sure that they were on his nice list.

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The Snow Keeps Falling In Bear Valley ~By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/20/2014 08:45 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Currently we are at 2-4" of new snow overnight and 6" fell yesterday for a total of 8-10" of new snowfal in the last 24hrs. Why am I reporting 2 different numbers you ask? Wind direction, Aspect, Topography and temerature all play a factor in the distribution. Regardless of why a little less fell here than there, it's going to be a ripping day for Skiing/Riding! Today we'll see possibly up to 1-2" of more snow fall then tapering off as mid day approaches and then moving out overnight. The high for today will be around 39F with winds out of the Southwest from 11-14mph with possible gusts to 22mph. Stay tuned.......Peace Out, Mattly

CCWD Welcomes New Board Members

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/20/2014 08:05 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District is pleased to welcome three new board members, who took their oaths of office at their first board meeting on Wednesday, December 17. District 3 Director Bertha Underhill was elected president, and District 2 Director Terry Strange was elected vice president – both won their seats in November. Also new to the board is District 4 Director Dennis Mills....

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Great gift ideas at The Clothes Mine in historic Angels Camp!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/17/2014 02:51 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Visit us to see our large selection of cozy sweaters, scarves and gloves, as well as fun and fashionable vests, headbands and more. We'll even wrap your gifts! We're open from 10am-6pm daily. Call us at 209.890.7532 or find us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you!

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The Ebbetts Pass Visitor's Center Has Your Holiday Shopping Covered

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/23/2014 10:02 PM
Arnold, CA...Come to the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and see what Santa has in store for you this week! Each week there will be a new FREE poster available with a purchase of $50 or more. Get your Christmas shopping done and collect all 6!

Watch A Movie This Week At The Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 04:43 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!

Happy Holidays From Angels Trading Post!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 04:40 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.

Traffic Update...Non-Injury Accident On Hwy 4 Near Six Mile Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 04:35 PM
Vallecito, CA...CHP is reporting a non-injury accident on Hwy 4 near Six Mile Road. Let's be careful out there....

Calaveras County Draft General Plan Now Available For Public Review

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 04:24 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Draft General Plan for Calaveras County is now available for public review and comment. The release on December 18, 2014 begins a 90-day review period. The draft plan is available on the Planning Department’s web site. Hard copies will be available for viewing at the Planning Department, all County library branches, and may be purchased at the San Andreas Print Shop. A disc containing all of the Draft General Plan documents may also be purchased from the Planning Department. Draft #3 of the Land Use Map will be posted at the Planning Department and will be available for on-line viewing beginning the week of December 22nd. Additional information enclosed....

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Traffic Update...High Country Incidents At This Time

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 03:59 PM
Bear Valley, CA....CHP is reporting an unknown injury accident on Hwy 4 near Bear Valley Road and over on Hwy 108 there is a vehicle hanging off roadway near Pinecrest Lake Road. Lets be careful out there...

Asleep at the Wheel to headline the Calaveras County Fair

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 12:54 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee is excited to announce "Asleep at the Wheel" in concert at the 2015 Fair. Asleep at the Wheel has seen miles and miles of Texas. They got their kicks on Route 66. In 2010, the band clicked another milestone on the odometer - their 40th anniversary. Now in their 41st year, the band continues to introduce the western swing genre to a new generation on tour and takes audiences on the ride of a lifetime with their play, "A Ride with Bob." "It's been an amazing ride. From Paw Paw to San Francisco to Austin, we've seen it all," says Wheel front man Ray Benson. "But, rest assured, there are still so many exciting projects in the works. The Wheel keeps rolling".

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49er Motors Big Stocking Stuffer Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 12:01 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Stocking Stuffer sale at 49er Motors! We have your perfect last minute stocking stuffer ideas for all of the people on your nice list! Come on down and let us help you make someones Christmas dream come true! We can finance most anyone- Bad credit? Not a problem- Good Credit- Not a problem! If you have a down payment and an income source, we can help you!! Open Christmas Eve!!

2008 BMW 750i, Easily the best drive among full-size luxury sedans! Clean carfax and low miles! Like new but priced at a fraction of a new one. Luxurious options like leather, moonroof, 20" rims, rear parking aid, cooled and heated power seats, rear ac, traction control, side airbags and so much more. Amazing vehicle at an amazing price!

2008 Buick Enclave CXL AWD- One owner, Clean Car fax, this is a beautiful vehicle. Leather, Moon roof, Navigation, back up camera, Low Miles, 3rd row seating and so much more! You will love this beautiful stylish SUV. Priced well below blue book! Come on down and see it today- This and all of our vehicles come with a 3 month 3,000 mile warranty!

2007 Cadillac Escalade, One Owner, Clean Car Fax. This one still smells new! 3rd row leather seating. Bose premium sound, Navigation. Moon Roof, Backup cam and so much more!! Ultimate Cadillac Luxury!! ON SALE $24,949 VIN-1gyfk638x7r359008

2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 HD Crew Cab, 6.0L V8, 4x4, LS. Hard to find this heavy duty in a 1500! Very clean good looking truck! Auto, power seat, tow package, running boards, alloy wheels and more, clean carfax! A powerhouse!
ON SALE $16,949 Vin# 1GCGK13U85F875344

2013 Ford Focus Se 2.0L, Automatic, Great Economy Car! Has the extra cargo room from the hatchback. Like New and only one Owner.. Lots of extras, only 39K miles, Mircrosoft Sync with your phone and voice commands. ON SALE $12,949 VIN# 1FADP3K26DL273015

2007 Subaru Outback Legacy wagon. 2 owner with a clean car fax!! 2.5 xt, 4 cyl turbo. Good Gas Mileage All wheel drive, Leather, Dual moon roof, Really nice and clean Subaru. If your in the market for a great All Wheel Drive Subaru, this one is for YOU!! ON SALE $11,949 VIN-4S4BP63CX74316257

2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 4x4, LOW MILES!! LIFTED! An old nameplate makes a comeback!! Superior off-road ability, comfortable and supportive front seats, retro styling that captures the spirit of the original. Automatic, VVT-i 4.0L V6, Roof rack, MP3, tinted windows, differential lock, tow package, premium black Procomp wheels and Offroad tires! Extra clean and only 73K miles!! ON SALE $19,949 VIN# JTEBU11FX70098367

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Salley Hughes Personal Chef

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 11:35 AM
Arnold, CA...Sally Hughes Personal Chef call 795-3636 We prepare a variety of dinner, lunch and dessert items.

Studio 4 Dance Theater Presents “The Nutcracker,” A Professional Quality Ballet in Two Acts, December 18, 19, and 20, 2014 in Angels Camp (Now Playing)

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 11:06 AM
Angels Camp, CA...2014 Production Features New Characters, Sets and Costumes! Studio 4 Dance Theater’s magical “The Nutcracker” ballet is a holiday treat for all ages, December 18-20, 2014 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. Tickets to this popular annual production can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-595-4849. Now in its sixth year at the Bret Harte Theater, Studio 4 Dance Theater launches a fresh, professional quality production of “The Nutcracker” each holiday season while still staying true to the Christmastime adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Colorful sets, vibrant costumes, and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky bring audiences back year after year. The 2014 version is set in an orphanage at the turn of the century; Clara’s parents have passed away from a plague, and Dr. Drosselmeyer is a visiting magician. The first act will also boast a brand new set with a backdrop by local artist Tim Smith....

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Open Mic Night At Rosebud's Cafe

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 10:20 AM
Jackson, CA...Just a quick reminder about the Open Mic Holiday Party TONIGHT at 6:30 pm on Main Street in Jackson at Rosebud's Café. The Celtic Knot will be open, so you can enjoy the festivities and finish your holiday shopping. For those of you who haven't been to the Celtic Knot, you're in for a real treat. It is brimming with wonderful affordable gifts, jewelry, drums and everything Celtic. Rosebud's and the Celtic Knot share a doorway, so you can easily walk between the worlds....
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A White Christmas Is Building In Bear Valley! Weather & Mountain Update ~By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/19/2014 09:08 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Today, snow is likely with a high near 36. South southwest wind from 8 to 11 mph with gusts as high as 18 mph. 1-3" is possible but that could be more if the storm track hits us dead on. Another inch or so is expected tonight and flurries for Saturday as the system moves out of the area. Sunday will arrive with bountiful sunshine and warmer temps. Daytime highs and night time lows should be around 50F/35F at least into Tuesday then another shot of precipitation is slated for Wednesday. You can check out this mornings vid around 7:15am and I'll give you a bit more info. Stay tuned.........Peace Out, Mattly

Runaway Juvenile: Crystal Houle, 16 year old female, red hair, blue eyes, 5'08" tall, 185 pounds.

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 12:48 PM
Angels Camp, CA...(Updated Info) Crystal attended school on 12-16-14, and failed to return home after school. She is driving her mother's vehicle, a white 1998 Honda Accord 4 door, California license # 4UZS645. She sent a text message to her family on 12-16-14, advising that she ran away. Possible destinations are with friends or family in Reno NV, Sacramento, Oakland, Sonora, or Mountain Ranch CA....

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Traffic Update...Horse Loose Near Parrots Ferry Rd / Sr4

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 12:40 PM
Douglas Flat, CA...CHP is reporting a horse loose near Parrots Ferry Rd / Sr4. There is some concern the roan may roam into traffic...

Merry Christmas & Happy Savings From Murphys Motorcycle Company

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 12:15 PM

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 10:30 AM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market (Phone 209-795-GIVE), open Thurs.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm. Rose will be there along with lots of other irresistible kittens. 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.-Sat., 11 am–5 pm. There are oodles of kitties just waiting to meet you!

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Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 09:58 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Today we will see a 20% chance of snow showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. The recent storm total left 10" of nice light snow and coverage continues to only get better. Another system albeit weak, is slated to bring a shot of snow on Friday and into Saturday morning. Bear Valley is right in that track and we could see a few more inches than what is forecasted. Colder airmass aloft should bring snow levels down to the 5000' range. It's time to make the move if you're on the fence about coming up to Ski/Ride. Conditions are fantastic with 100% of the Frontside Bowl open and more terrain is slated to go online for the Backside via the Polar Express Chair. Peace Out, Mattly

Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – December 19 to December 27

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 09:20 AM
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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Two Pharmacists Charged with 25 Murders in Seven States

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 08:40 AM
Washington, DC...(Dec.17) A 131-count criminal indictment was unsealed today in Boston in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, the Justice Department announced. Barry J. Cadden, owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center (NECC) and NECC’s supervisory pharmacist Glenn A. Chin were charged with 25 acts of second-degree murder in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia...
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Traffic Update.....Accident Near Sr4 / Darby Russell Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 07:16 AM
Murphys, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle into a front yard. Male subject was trying to leave scene. Let's be careful out there...

Make Your Christmas Dinner Plans Now At The Murphys Hotel

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2014 01:02 PM
Murphys, CA...Wednesday & Thursday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: We will be serving our Regular Dinner Menu and a delicious Special Menu to celebrate Christmas. The Special Menu is posted on our website, a link is included in this email for your viewing. The hours for both days are 4pm to 8pm and we do highly recommend reservations to ensure prompt seating and savory food! Let us take care of the food and dishes this year! Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner Specials. For reservations call our front desk at (209) 728-3444.

Saddle Up For A Night At The Races With Angels-Murphys Rotary

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/09/2014 09:37 AM

Make Your Nominations Now For The Golden Health Awards

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2014 07:14 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Golden Health Award was established in 2013 to recognize and award selected health care organizations and individuals who have made a positive impact to the health and wellness of the Calaveras County community. Organizations nominated are community health-based 501(c)3 organizations, public health programs and behavioral health programs that operate in Calaveras County....

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Angels Camp Teen Missing Since Yesterday

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/17/2014 07:27 PM

West Point 4-H Club Wants You!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/17/2014 06:58 PM
West Point 4-H Club is looking for ways to grow. They attended back to school nights plus sent flyers out to the students at Rail Road Flat and West Point Elementary schools. They have put up notices in the post offices and stores. Their dunk tank and petting zoo at the Rail Road Flat Fall Festival and at Lumberjack Day were big hits with the kids and attracted some ....
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Grace Hills Convenant Church Invites You to a Christmas Candlelight Celebration!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/17/2014 06:51 PM
Grace Hills Covenant Church of Angels Camp Invites you to a Christmas Candlelight Celebration at Bret Harte High School's Multipurpose Room on Tuesday, December 23rd at 630pm. For more information, please call 209-736-7850.

Get Your Tickets Now For The Nutcracker....Or Else

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/17/2014 06:11 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Studio 4 Dance Theater's production of "The Nutcracker" is coming up this weekend -- get your tickets now... or else! Tickets are available at

Eagle Viewing Tours at Pardee & Camanche Reservoirs

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/17/2014 05:38 PM
For many years, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) has conducted public boat excursions on its reservoirs each winter in search of Bald Eagles and other birds and wildlife. EBMUD is fortunate to once again offer this opportunity to its local community. There are a limited number of seats and wait-list spots available so reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling (209) 772-8204...
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Fatality On Hwy 88 Near Gayla Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/17/2014 05:34 PM
Jackson, CA....Crews are still on scene of an accident were a Ford Ranger went across all the lanes and hit a tree. The the subject was trapped in the vehicle and later it was reported that they had passed away. Let's be careful out there....
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A Big Trees Village Drive ~ With Sandi Pearce From Sierra Sentry

Posted by: John_Hamilton on 12/17/2014 04:36 PM
Arnold, CA...Sierra Sentry's Sandi Pearce takes us along on another beautiful drive in the mountains. Enjoy...

49er Motors Can Restore Your Headlamps! Call 209.736.4949 & Make An Appointment Today

Posted by: John_Hamilton on 12/17/2014 03:44 PM

Arrest of Armed Narcotics Offender

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/17/2014 01:57 PM
Sonora, CA...On 12/15/2014 about 8:35 P.M. Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled over a vehicle for expired registration on Hess Avenue near Mono Way. A driver’s license check revealed the suspect, Cody Collins, was driving on a suspended license. Collins was placed under arrest and his vehicle was searched pursuant to the arrest. Deputies located, a loaded handgun, and 48.4 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle. During a search of Collins person a switchblade knife was found in his pants pocket. ....
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President Obama On Cuba Policy Changes

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/17/2014 01:15 PM
Washington, DC...Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries. Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people, and begin a new chapter among the nations of the Americas...

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Mountain Ranch Christmas Parade a Huge Success!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/17/2014 01:14 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...The Mountain Ranch Christmas Parade held last Saturday was a huge success. There were 48 entries and everyone did a fantastic job decorating their floats, cars, animals, etc. The Three Wise men always start the parade. The 4-H were there with their very cute animals as well as many horses and lots of fun cars. Santa was riding in a shiny red ....
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY....Winter Closure of Sonora Pass Effective Today

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/17/2014 01:11 PM
Tuolumne County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed Sonora Pass/State Route 108 for the winter as of Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The road is closed at the snow park, 2 miles east of Cow Creek Road. The recent storms, and accumulation of snow, make the seasonal closure necessary for the safety of motorists and Caltrans crews. The weather conditions on the pass and subsequent road conditions are among the determining factors in the decision to make the seasonal closure. Once the pass is closed for winter, it will not be....
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  1. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For December 16, 2014
  2. Angels Camp Announces Winners Of Holiday Decorating Contest
  3. Red Cross Issues Safety Tips to Prevent Holiday Home Fires
  4. It's Time to Check Your Cabinets for Expired and Unused Prescriptions
  5. Server Repairs Completed...
  6. The Clothes Mine Offering Midweek Madness CLEARANCE Events Every Wednesday in December!
  7. Studio 4 Dance Theater Presents “The Nutcracker,” A Professional Quality Ballet in Two Acts, December 18, 19, and 20, 2014 in Angels Camp
  8. Six Inches Of New Snow Overnight In Bear Valley
  9. Traffic Update Two Black Cows On The Loose Copper Cove Dr / Black Creek Dr
  10. Rain & Snow To Linger Through Week
  11. 2015 Acrobag Progression Tour December 23, 2014 to December 27, 2014
  12. Come Witness History In The Making!
  13. Major Art Exhibition "River Reflections" to Open in Sutter Creek
  14. The Murphys Library Supports Local Graduates with 00 Scholarships
  15. Mark Your Calenders for Chairs for Charity January 31st
  16. Thank you CUSD Education Foundation~by Rochelle Hie – Friends of Rail Road Flat School
  17. Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park
  18. TRAFFIC ALERT...Vehicle Accident at Hwy 49 and Fricot City Road
  19. Calaveras County Sheriff's Volunteers Provided Traffic Control During Valley Springs Christmas Parade
  20. California Transportation Commission Appoints Will Kempton as Executive Director
  21. Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company's Trail System Open 7 Days A Week
  22. The Bear Valley Weather & Snow Update. ~ By Mattly Trent & Bear Valley Now Open 7 Days A Week
  23. Don't Let Poor Indoor Air Quality Ruin Your Health! Aire Serve Can Help
  24. Winter Weather Advisory Issued
  25. Angels Camp City Council Back in Action Tomorrow Eve at 5pm~Full Agenda Enclosed
  26. Santa is Coming to the Arnold Library Tomorrow!
  27. Sword In The Stone....Or At Least Cedar In Cedar
  28. Traffic Update..Vehicle Down Embankment, Possibly One Party Trapped
  29. CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Transitions Out of Fire Season
  30. Found Dog On Skunk Ranch In Murphys...Updated...Owners & Dog Have Been Reunited!!
  31. Another Beautiful Bluebird Day In Bear Valley! ~By Mattly Trent
  32. Stop By The Ebbetts Pass Visitor's Center And See What Santa Has In Store For You!
  33. The Christmas Carol Is Now Playing At Murphys Creek Theatre
  34. School Music Programs Benefit Concert Today In Mokelumne Hill
  35. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – DIXIE, ALBERT, DOTTIE, & RUDY!
  36. Calaveras Lumber A Great Christmas Store & So Much More
  37. Beautiful Poinsettias Now On Sale At Murphys Nursery
  38. Beautiful Featured Home On Hoopa Circle In Camp Connell ~ From Dorrington Realty
  39. President Obama's Weekly Address: Giving Thanks for Our Troops
  40. CCWD Seats New Board & Gets To Work On December 17th
  41. Rotarians Help Provide Mobility
  42. Make Plans To Attend The 11th Annual Ebbetts Pass Wintersports History Night
  43. 17" Of New Snow And A 31" Base At Bear Valley....Time To Get Your Schralp On!!! ~By Mattly Trent
  44. Bear Valley Now Open Daily! 5 Lifts and a Bluebird Day in the Forecast...Don't Miss It!!
  45. Country Cloth Shop to Host "Boutique in The Classroom" This Saturday
  46. You Don't Want to Miss CFLC's Annual Christmas Play "Wise Guys and Starry Skies!"
  47. Plan on Carolling in The Cave at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park on December 13th!
  48. Tomorrow Night Is Family Night At Chapel In The Pines
  49. Santa Is Coming To The Arnold Library
  50. Winter Closure: Ebbetts Pass/State Route 4 in Alpine County

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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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