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Wednesday, May 31
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Thursday, Jun 1
05:30 PM Calaveras Big Trees State Park UC California Naturalist Certification Course ~ June 2017
Friday, Jun 2
09:30 AM VINEYARD TOUR AND BBQ
07:00 PM Don't Miss The "First Fridays" Dinner Show With Jill Warren At Sequoia Woods
Saturday, Jun 3
09:00 AM NATURE BLITZ ~ Field Studies & Exploration At Calaveras Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
12:00 PM Chicken in a Barrel
Sunday, Jun 4
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
02:00 PM LECTURE "Gold Rush Medicine" by Dr. Bob LaPerriere
Monday, Jun 5
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
Wednesday, Jun 7
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
11:30 AM International Trade Development Workshop Coming To Sonora On June 7th
Thursday, Jun 8
06:00 PM Calaveras Uncorked Wine Education Series
06:00 PM CALAVERAS UNCORKED WINE EDUCATION SERIES with Steve Millier
Saturday, Jun 10
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
05:00 PM Nickolay Dodov Foundation Fundraiser June 10th At Outer Aisle
Sunday, Jun 11
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
04:30 PM Hovey Artist's Series: Dave Christian
Monday, Jun 12
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups

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Experience The Difference At Sonora Ford!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2017 03:11 PM
Sonora, CA...We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!
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Traffic Update...Collision Near Hwy 49 & Mountain Ranch Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2017 02:55 PM
San Andreas, CA...CHP is reporting a non-injury collision near Hwy 49 and Mountain Ranch Road. Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update...Motorcycle with Sidecar Off The Roadway Near Hwy 120 & Old Priest Grade

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2017 11:28 AM
Groveland, CA...CHP is reporting a motorcycle with sidecar about 35ft off the roadway near Old Priest Grade and Hwy 120. Luckily it is a non-injury collision. Let's be careful out there and keep your sidecars on the road.

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President Trump Gives Remarks at a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2017 08:31 AM
Washington, DC...President Trump Gives Remarks at a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

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Don't Miss The Calaveras Community Band Memorial Day Concert

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2017 08:05 AM
Murphys, CA...The 2017 music season in Murphys Community Park will get an exciting and eclectic kick-off when the Calaveras Community Band presents a special Memorial Day concert under the direction of conductor Mic Harper on Monday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for the program that will honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces in the past and those currently stationed around the world. The band will play a service song for each branch of the military, Sousa Marches, popular tunes from Sinatra, a Beach Boys medley, Four of a Kind featuring the trumpet section, and many more summer-in-the-park tunes.

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President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2017 07:43 AM
Gettysburg, PA...While it was delivered 5 years before our country officially started celebrated Decoration Day which became Memorial Day. The Gettysburg Address remains one of the most eloquent of tributes to those who gave their all that we might be free.


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Mattis 'Humbled' by Selfless, Diverse U.S. Military Force

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2017 07:21 AM
Washington, DC...Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his recent presence at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, is an example of how Americans can help bridge political gaps. Mattis told CBS reporter John Dickerson today on Face the Nation that the 900-plus new Army officers who commissioned there this week come from all over the United States and probably represent every aspect of American life. “These people come together with an enthusiasm for protecting this experiment in democracy that we call America,” he said. “And it takes people, I believe, with a fundamental respect for one another, with a fundamental friendliness toward one another, that I worry is starting to slip away in our country.”


Defense Secretary Jim Mattis enters Michie Stadium before delivering the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 27, 2017. U.S Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant
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Traffic Update....Overturned Pickup Near Tuolumne Rd & Cherry Valley Blvd

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2017 07:12 AM
Tuolumne, CA...CHP is reporting an overturned Ford pickup near Tuolumne Rd & Cherry Valley Blvd. Please use caution in the area...


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Fire Update...3-5 Acre Fire Near Hwy 49 & Lombardi Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2017 04:08 PM
San Andreas, CA...Crews on ground and air are working a 3-5 acre vegetation fire near Hwy 49 & Lombardi. Access was an issue to begin with but should get it knocked down quickly....(Update...this fire was contained at 15 acres. There were no injuries or structure damage.)

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Crown Jewel of Formula One Goes to Vettel & Ferrari with Monaco Grand Prix Win.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2017 02:43 PM
Monaco...Sebastian Vettel handed Ferrari it’s first Monaco victory in 16 years and his second in the principality with a win scored after passing team-mate and early leader Kimi Raikkonen during their one and only pit stop. Räikkönen managed to hold onto second place despite pressure from Daniel Ricciardo, with the Red Bull driver taking his third Monaco podium in four years following a fifth-placed start.


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Takuma Sato Takes 101st Indianapolis 500

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2017 02:27 PM
Indianapolis, IN...Much of the focus for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was on a Formula One driver competing for Andretti Autosport, but it was another former F1 pilot who took the checkered flag in today's race. Takuma Sato (No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda( held off three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves by 0.2011 of a second to win an electric race that featured a record number of drivers leading the 200-lap race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. The 40-year-old from Japan, in his eighth Verizon IndyCar Series season after driving seven years in Formula One, collected his second Indy car.

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The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2017 01:10 PM
Copperopolis, CA...The Farmers Market at the Square is back starting this Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. With loads of fresh produce and plenty of vendors, Sundays are a great day to stock up for the week for fresh culinary experiences.

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President Trump's Weekly Address, This Week He Talks Budgets

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2017 05:59 AM
Washington, DC...My fellow Americans, Each month families across the country work very, very hard to balance their budgets and to make the tough choices necessary to take care of their loved ones and to give their children opportunities they never had before. This is who we are as Americans – we take pride in leaving each new generation a better country than the one we inherited. Yet for decades, Washington has refused to make the tough choices. As a result, the American Dream has slipped from the grasp of more and more of our people.

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Big Trees Fitness Opening In Time For Summer!! Preview Tours This Weekend On Saturday & Sunday!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 04:34 PM
Arnold, CA...In a great addition to the entire Arnold ares it is exciting to announce that Big Trees Fitness is bringing a full service fitness club back to life in Arnold just in time for summer! You many have seen crews working on the health club facility and they have completed enough repairs and upgrades to open for tours this Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 4pm on Saturday & Sunday this Memorial Day Weekend!! They will open for daily operation on June 1st. The pool is filled and ready for laps, cooling off, pool parties & lounging. The weight room is ready for sets & reps. The racquetball courts are game & tournament ready. The dance floor is ready for fitness classes. The cardio equipment is ready to raise your heart rate and Big Trees Fitness is excited to open their doors.








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Got Pine Needles? Wish You Didn't? Call Today For a Free Estimate 209-795-5686

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/08/2017 10:59 AM
Arnold, CA...Get Your Yard Cleanup Done For 2017! Got Pine Needles? Let Us Help! Pine Needles, Leaves, Pruning, Weed Whipping, Hauling, Call today for a free estimate, 209-795-5686, helpmerake@gmail.com

Sickness Unto Death Part III: Why Katsu is Healthier Than Carl? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2017 02:10 PM
Murphys, CA...Americans like to think of themselves as the wealthiest, healthiest, and luckiest country in the world. I won't debate the first and last points here, but, the United States is decidedly not the healthiest. How do we know that?

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Down Embankment In Arnold

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2017 01:43 PM
Arnold, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle down an embankment near Meadowview Court. Please use caution in the area....

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Beep, Beep! Food Trucks are Rolling In on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Saturday, May 27th, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Unique Cuisine, Live Music, Family Fun

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2017 01:15 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp Business Association and Destination Angels Camp will host the first of four Summer Nights Food Truck Festivals on Saturday, May 27th from 4- 8 p.m. at Utica Park in Angels Camp. The Summer Nights Food Truck Festivals are a unique opportunity for community members and visitors to enjoy a variety of different cuisine from Food Trucks of the Foothills, a group out of Placerville as well as local food trucks and food vendors. The Fabulous off Brothers, a well-loved, local rock and roll band, will be performing during the Festival.

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Traffic Update.....SUV vs Sedan Near Rawhide & Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2017 12:34 PM
Sonora, CA....CHP is reporting a possible injury collision near Rawhide & Hwy 49. Please use caution in the area...

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Chains Required Kicks Off The 2017 Summer Hill Top Concert Series at Brice Station!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2017 10:09 AM
Murphys, CA...We are excited to announce our 2017 Summer Hill Top Concert Series at Brice Station! Join us starting May 27th for some amazing acts from all over - come see nationally touring bands such as Poor Man's Whiskey and Patrice Pike Band, or your favorite locals like Chains Required and Grover Anderson. You can read more about the bands and purchase tickets online now at tickets.bricestation.com ! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Brice Station Tasting Room, Fridays-Sundays from 12-6PM.



Below are a few photos from the "Tour Guides" in 2015!

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The Arnold Lions Pancake Breakfasts Are Back This Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2017 10:03 AM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Lions will once again host a Pancake Breakfast, Saturday and Sunday of the Memorial Day Weekend. All money raised at the Arnold Lions fund raisers go to worthy cusses for the benefit of our community.

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Thinking Of Selling? Call Bob Doten for Results That Rock! 209.795.RELAX

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 10:48 AM
Arnold, CA...Thinking Of Selling? Call Bob Doten for Results That Rock! 209.795.RELAX

Time To Get Ready For PaddleBlast 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2017 12:15 PM
Arnold, CA...Time to get ready for paddling season at SNAC Arnold!

Calaveras Door of Hope Announces the 3rd Annual "Heroes Fun Run" and Family Fun Day May 27th, 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 10:38 PM
Murphys, CA...Calaveras Door of Hope is hosting a Fun Run and Family Day on May 27, 2017. The Heroes Fun Run will be located at Ironstone Vineyards’ Amphitheatre. The Heroes Fun Run offers three options to participate in: a 5k run, 10k run, or a 2 mile walk. There will also be a party in the park with: Live music by Dyemusica, silent auction, raffle prizes, games and activities for kids of all ages. Food will be available for purchase on the grounds. Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy the day. No outside food or drinks, please. Family Fun Day hours are from 9 AM – 2 PM. Admission is free. The 5k/10k run will start at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 7:45 a.m.); The 2 mile walk will start at 10:00 a.m. (registration at 9:00 a.m.).

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The Big Ol Furniture Sale At Independence Hall

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 10:34 PM
Arnold, CA...The Big Ol Furniture Sale At Independence Hall

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Over A Million Dollars Worth Of Marijuana & Plants Eradicated In Jenny Lind

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 04:52 PM
Jenny Lind, CA...On 05/24/2017 at approximately 3:00 PM, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant on the 10000 block of Scenic Valley Road in Jenny Lind. The property consisted of a large outdoor and a small indoor marijuana growing operation. The property was an unregistered and illegal marijuana grow site. During the search warrant, no persons were contacted at the property. 7589 marijuana plants and 300 pounds of processed marijuana were seized. The investigation into the identities of the persons involved is ongoing.

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Fisticuffs & Gunshots Lead to Early Morning Marijuana Eradication In Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 04:34 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On 05/23/2017 at approximately 1:50 AM, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 2100 block of Evans Road in Valley Springs for a report of an altercation involving gunshots. Deputies contacted several subjects at the residence. A search of the property was conducted and an illegal, unregistered, marijuana grow was discovered.

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Traffic Update....Collision Blocking Westbound Lane Of Hwy 12 East of Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 04:18 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a collision with injuries blocking the westbound lane near Hwys 12 & 26 east of Valley Springs. One young driver is bleeding from her face. Please use caution in the area & let's be careful out there this weekend. Let's see if we can make it till Tuesday without another fatal...

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Don't Miss “A Good Year” at Their Last Film Friday at Milliaire

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 04:07 PM
Murphys, CA...Join Milliaire for their LAST Film Friday of the season! Enjoy “A Good Year”, starring Russell Crowe and Abbie Cornish, on the Creekside Patio with a glass of wine and popcorn in hand!

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Hop On In For Big & Bold May Specials From Black Sheep Winery

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 02:51 PM
Murphys, CA...Black Sheep Winery arrived in Murphys with the 1984 harvest. From that first harvest we produced our 1984 Amador Zinfandel. The wine was styled in a big, bold way like nobody else could do. That's what makes us Black Sheep; we're different from the rest of the flock. We feature small batches of limited release wines handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras and Amador Counties. We produce about 2,500 cases of wine per year, specializing in Zinfandels and Rhone varietals.



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Hispanic Suspects Flee Unregistered Grow In Mountain Ranch As Eradication Team Moved In

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 02:16 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...On 05/22/2017 at approximately 9:00 AM, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies with the assistance of Calaveras County Code Enforcement served a search warrant on a property located on the 8400 block of West Murray Creek Road in Mountain Ranch. The search warrant was conducted on an unregistered illegal marijuana grow.

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Robert Gaa, 59 From Valley Springs Lost His Life In Hwy 12 Motorcycle Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 11:08 AM
San Andreas, CA...59 year old Robert Gaa from Valley Springs was riding his 2006 Harley Davidson westbound on Hwy 12 west of Hwy 49 sometime between the evening of May 20th & Sunday May 21st. He was negotiating a curve to his left at an unknown speed when he allowed his motorcycle to drift right and off the roadway. He traveled down an embankment where he collided with several trees before coming to a stop in a grass pasture below the north roadway edge.

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The Route 88 Band At Camp Connell General Store May 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 10:53 AM
Camp Connell, CA...Since 1929 The Camp Connell General Store has been serving generation after generation of customers. New Owner Dan Tulipani and his family are excited to continue and expand on the rich fabric of history and traditions that have made the store an integral part of the community. With Dining, Wine, Beer, Gifts, Groceries & Gas they have everything you need to make your high country adventure a great one.

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Mark Zuckerberg Delivers Harvard Commencement Address

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 10:01 AM
Cambridge, MA...The following it the full text of his speech. "President Faust, Board of Overseers, faculty, alumni, friends, proud parents, members of the ad board, and graduates of the greatest university in the world, I'm honored to be with you today because, let's face it, you accomplished something I never could. If I get through this speech, it'll be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard. Class of 2017, congratulations! I'm an unlikely speaker, not just because I dropped out, but because we're technically in the same generation. We walked this yard less than a decade apart, studied the same ideas and slept through the same Ec10 lectures. We may have taken different paths to get here, especially if you came all the way from the Quad, but today I want to share what I've learned about our generation and the world we're building together.


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The Big Greenhorn Creek Community Yard Sale is May 27th!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 09:26 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Big Greenhorn Creek Community Yard Sale is May 27th!

Above & Beyond Travel's Maureen Dinnocenzo Named as Top 100 Agent at Industry Event

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 08:53 AM
Arnold, CA...Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Maureen Dinnocenzo was selected from among hundreds of recommended travel professionals to attend the fourth-annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West), which took place at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada, May 18-20, 2017. GTM West is a two-and-a-half day appointment-only event for top-producing travel advisors in North America and leading cruise, hotel, tour and destination suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face. Maureen Dinnocenzo was one of 100 top elite travel professionals recognized for her customer service, vendor relations & productivity. “A GTM West advisor is one that recognizes the importance of creating new business relationships and fostering existing ones, and understands how crucial it is to be well educated in this ever-changing industry,” says Jacqueline Hurst, Director, Trade Recruitment and Engagement, Travel Weekly Events. “With up-to-date knowledge and valuable relationships in their arsenal, these advisors are fully equipped to provide each client with a unique experience, tailored to their travel preferences.”



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Memorial Weekend Savings At Arnold Ace Home Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 08:33 AM
Arnold, CA...Memorial Weekend Savings At Arnold Ace Home Center. Click on the images below for pages and pages of savings...



Napping At The Wheel Cause Of Head On Collision in Jamestown

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 08:06 AM
Jamestown – On May 25, 2017 at approximately 2:50 pm, 22 year old Jamestown resident, Vanessa Muniz, was driving a 2006 Pontiac Vive, stopped southbound on State Route 49/108, in the left turn lane to Main Street, yielding to oncoming traffic. At this time, 53 year old Jamestown resident, Richard Bennett, was driving a 1998 Honda Civic, traveling northbound on State Route 49/108, approaching Main Street, while fatigued. Bennet fell asleep at the wheel of the Honda an allowed his vehicle to travel over the solid double yellow lines, into the front end of Muniz’ vehicle.

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Dive Into Summer With Social Memberships At Greenhorn Creek

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 08:04 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Dive into summer with the Summer Social Membership at Greenhorn Creek Resort! With award-winning golf, fine dining, and fantastic amenities that include wine tasting, swimming, bocce ball, tennis and more, the Summer Social Membership is a perfect way to experience all that Greenhorn Creek Resort has to offer. Join now for this limited-time membership and pay NO initiation fees!

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Moderate Injuries in Collision on Hwy 108 in Twain Harte Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 07:45 AM
Twain Harte, CA...On May 25, 2017 at approximately 2:35 pm, 24 year old Sonora resident, Kimberly Catherine Byrdharl, was driving a 1991 Jeep Cherokee eastbound on Twain Harte Drive, east of High Road. At this time, 44 year old Bakersfield resident, Brandon Keith Rolin, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on Twain Harte Drive, approaching High Road. Rolin looked down and to the right within his vehicle because something fell off from the center console. Because of this distraction, Rolin allowed his vehicle to drift over the solid double yellow lines through a right hand curve in the roadway, directly into the path of Byrdharl. Subsequently, the left front of Rolin’s vehicle struck the right front of Byrdharl’s vehicle.

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CDCR Inmate Firefighter Dies of Injuries When Tree Comes Down

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2017 07:23 AM
Sacramento, CA...The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that an inmate firefighter has died as the result of injuries sustained while working on a fire line in Humboldt County. The firefighter, Matthew Beck, 26, was leading a crew that was clearing brush to contain a fire in the Hoopa area. He suffered major head, neck and back injuries yesterday when a large, 120-foot tall tree nearby uprooted and fell on him. He died before life-flight crews were able to reach him due to the remoteness of the accident scene.

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Traffic Update....Major Injury Collision Near Hwy 49 & Bell Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 11:46 PM
Nashville, CA...CHP is reporting a major injury collision near Hwy 49 & Bell Road. Please use caution in the area...

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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week Through May 29 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 11:33 PM
Murphys, CA...What’s Happening in Murphys this Week Through May 29 2017. Planning to spend a Saturday shopping in Murphys? Try out the Saturday Hopper bus service running between Valley Springs and Arnold with stops in Murphys! Saturdays in Murphys - Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Murphys are available at no charge (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday mornings at 10am leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Jo Sanders at 209-728-3072 to confirm dates and times or make arrangements for large groups.

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Nickolay Dodov Foundation Fundraiser June 10th At Outer Aisle

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 10:38 PM
Bear Valley, CA...The Nickolay Dodov Foundation is part of a nationwide movement to educate youth and all-age winter sports enthusiasts to stay safe in winter environments. Over the last 10 winters an average of 39 people died in avalanches each winter in North America. We believe providing educational presentations of the avalanche awareness program Know Before You Go will help safe lives.

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Caltrans Joins Forces With Veterans to Combat Litter

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 08:32 PM
Sacramento, CA...  In the last fiscal year, Caltrans spent over $67 million picking up litter along state highways, that’s enough litter to fill almost 9,000 garbage trucks, and now veterans are joining the battle to combat this chronic problem.

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Caltrans District 10 Weekly Road Report Through June 3rd.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 04:45 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The latest schedule of road repairs and maintenance that will affect your travels in our area and as you travel. Locally crews will be working on many of our roadways. Below is Caltrans plans for repairs and maintenance on local roads. It shows the route, county and location of the possible repairs. Weather and other factors can alter their schedule.

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Off Roadway & Vehicle Vs Pole

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 04:19 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...CHP is reporting couple of incidents at this time. A vehicle was driving recklessly before heading off the roadway near Hwy 26 and Campo Seco Turnpike. The second is a Subaru vs a pole near Hwy 26 and Jesus Maria. Please use caution in these areas...

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Calaveras Community Foundation Supports Meals-on-Wheels!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 03:51 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community Foundation awarded Common Ground Senior Services a $10,000 check to help support the Meals-on-Wheels program in Calaveras County. This support comes at a crucial time when there is so much uncertainty as to the future of funding at the federal level for programs aimed at assisting older adults to remain safely in their own homes and communities.

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Ebbetts & Sonora Passes to Remain Closed an Additional 3 to 5 Weeks

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 03:43 PM
Bear Valley, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced that Ebbetts Pass/State Route 4 (SR-4) and Sonora Pass/SR-108 will not open for Memorial Day weekend. While Caltrans always strives to have these mountain passes open by the holiday weekend, the impact from one of California’s wildest winters in decades is requiring a massive cleanup. SR-108 SnowCaltrans is anticipating that Ebbetts Pass and Sonora Pass will both be open within three to five weeks. Currently, eastbound travelers on Ebbetts Pass can go to the east end of Lake Alpine, while eastbound travelers on Sonora Pass can go as far as Kennedy Meadows.

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Traffic Update....Head On Collision Near Hwy 108 & Main Street

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 03:29 PM
Jamestown, CA...CHP is reporting a head on collision near Hwy 108 & Main Street in Jamestown. Luckily this is in a lower speed section so hopefully we can escape this one without it becoming another fatal. Please use caution in the area...

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  1. Traffic Update...Possible Injury Collision Near Hwy 108 & Lower Twain Harte Drive
  2. Services On June 17th For Michael O'Keefe 1939 to 2017
  3. Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester at Twisted Oak Winery May 27th
  4. The 2017 Sequoia Woods Country Club Saturday Patio Parties
  5. Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Specials Through May 30th
  6. Help The Arnold Library Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary This Week!
  7. CCWD Applauds Supervisor Decision on Blagen Road Bridge
  8. Calaveras Door of Hope Announces the 3rd Annual "Heroes Fun Run" and Family Fun Day May 27th, 2017 at Ironstone Vineyards
  9. Feather Is Missing! Have You Seen Her?
  10. Traffic Update...Traffic Collision On Murphys Grade Road Near French Gulch...Update Non-Injury
  11. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through May 30th
  12. Fire Update....Grass Fire Near Bottini Apple Ranch Road on Hwy 108
  13. Traffic Update...Collision On Rail Road Flat Road
  14. The Outhouse Collection Giant Memorial Day Weekend Sale!
  15. California Highway Patrol's Memorial Weekend MEP Starts At 6:01pm The Friday
  16. Don't Miss The Big Memorial Weekend Sale At Ebbetts Pass Lumber
  17. Guardrail Work Continues On Hwy 108
  18. Silent Movie Night Featuring "Alice in Wonderland" At Ironstone On May 27th.
  19. CTC Approves 8 Million in New Transportation Funding
  20. Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Embankment Near Hwy 120 & Hardin Flat Road.
  21. Meet The Authors At Arnold Branch Library On May 26
  22. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs Through May 23rd
  23. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through May 23rd
  24. The CHS Thrift BBQ Grill Raffle Is Going On Now!!!!
  25. San Andreas SR 49 Commercial Gateway & Corridor Study Meeting On May 24th
  26. Justin Fasano Jockeying "Kermit" Is The 2017 Frog Jump Champion & Full Finals Video & Over 200 Photos
  27. Traffic Update...Another Fatality On Our Local Roads
  28. Supervisors Vote 5-0 To Order Temporary Blagen Road Bridge For White Pines Park, Moose Lodge, Emergency Services & More!
  29. Increase in DUI Arrests By ACPD For 2017 Fair Weekend
  30. Stolen Toyota 4Runner Recovered, Stolen Left Handed Callaway Clubs Still Missing
  31. Learn All About Investment Basics From Brian Tewksbury
  32. Supervisors Proclaim May 21 - 28, 2017 as Arnold Branch Library Week in Calaveras County.
  33. Traffic Update....Collision Near Hwy 108 & Lime Kiln Road
  34. Possible Witness Sought for Information on Fatal Collision
  35. Friends Helping Friends With Pine Needles In Arnold
  36. Prime Minister Theresa May On Terrorist Attack in Manchester That Killed 22
  37. Jillian Salvitti Crowned Miss Calaveras 2017! Over 100 Photos & Contest Video
  38. Blagen Road Repairs, Appointing A New Building Official & More On Tap For Supervisors Tomorrow. (Meeting Live Streaming Now)
  39. Butte Fire Claims May Expire Soon!
  40. Traffic Update...Injury Collision Near Shaws Flat & Hwy 49
  41. Melissa Esparza Crowned 2017 Calaveras Saddle Queen
  42. Michele Cantrell 1960 - 2017
  43. Cecine Bunn Stadden Passed Away At 92
  44. Los Osos Man Sustains Moderate Injuries In Hwy 4 Collision
  45. Monica Latzen, 38 From Sacramento Lost Her Life On Ospital Road
  46. Room for the Whole Family! New listing at 1743 Bonanza Way in Arnold for 5,000
  47. Traffic Update.....Traffic Collision Near Hwys 49 & 132
  48. Justin Fasano Jockeying "Kermit" Is The 2017 Frog Jump Champion
  49. The 2017 Fair & Frog Jump Youth Parade Photos & Video
  50. Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down Near Jackass Hill On Hwy 49

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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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