Moisture Falling From The Sky Yet Again...Not Too Much This Time Though
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2017 08:42 PM
Arnold, CA...A bit of weather returns just to show us that winter isn't done with us yet. Along the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada...Tonight Showers likely. Lows 15 to 30 higher elevations... 29 to 35 lower elevations. Snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches. Snow level 3000 feet. Prevailing southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph...except southwest 20 to 30 mph over ridges. Monday Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 20 to 35 higher elevations...35 to 43 lower elevations. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Over ridges, prevailing southwest winds 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
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Kurt Bush Wins First Daytona 500 With Last Lap Pass
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2017 06:45 PM
Daytona Beach, FL...His car damaged in a wreck on the backstretch and held together with tape, Kurt Busch grabbed the lead on the final lap of the 59th Daytona 500 on Sunday and took the checkered flag in the Great American Race as a capstone to a checkered career that has trended upward since Busch joined Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014. In a race that featured the first test of a new three-stage race format in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series -- and featured enough twisted sheet metal to keep fabricators busy for a month -- Busch surged to the front with a run around the outside when more than half the vehicles in an 11-car lead draft sputtered and ran short on fuel.
Hey Good People!! A Bluebird Day Today & Fresh Pow For Tomorrow!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2017 01:05 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! As Sunday unfolds snow shower activity is expected although more later than earlier today. A high of 29F is expected with East winds from 6-15mph with possible gusts to 23mph. Tonight as the next wave of snow arrives we could pick up 3-5" of new snow and with an expected low of 19F skiing /riding should be excellent. Continued snow is expected for Monday with 1-3" expected as snowfall elevations for this system will be in the 2000-3500' range.. Tuesday will round out the snowfall for this system with snow showers and then high pressure returns and Wednesday into the weekend looks like beautiful sunny days. of Come up to Bear Valley and experience our local "Pure Mtn Fun" ethos and stay tuned..........
William "Bill" Paxton, May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2017 12:14 PM
Los Angeles, CA...William "Bill" Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. The films in which he appeared include The Terminator, Weird Science, Aliens, Predator 2, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister, and Titanic. Paxton also starred in the HBO series Big Love (2006–2011) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.
In This Week's Address President Trump Talks About Black History Month
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2017 11:04 AM
Washington, DC..."My fellow Americans, as Black History Month 2017 comes to a close, I am very grateful for the many wonderful opportunities to honor African-American heroes, faith leaders, entrepreneurs, and the many others who changed the course of our nation. We are blessed by the lives and examples of those who have made this nation a beacon of freedom, talent, and unbreakable American spirit.
Traffic Update....Injury Collision Just West Of Big Trees State Park
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2017 08:30 AM
Arnold, CA....A mediflight had to be called for an injury collision on Hwy 4 west of Big Trees State Park. Please be careful out there. It may be clear but icy conditions can be even more treacherous on clear, cold mornings.
Make Plans For Trips Of A Lifetime From Above & Beyond Travel
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2017 12:22 PM
Arnold, CA...Don't forget the African Safari November 30-Dec 10, 2017 - only two cabins left. We are taking reservations for a trip of a life time to Capetown & Safari (with up to 6 game drives) in South Africa! Prices start at $4,895 per person (dbl) with air from JFK. $300 additional from SFO. * We are setting up a wine club river cruise in France for 2018 with Lavender Ridge. Details to come. Stay tuned!!! * We've got Alaska cruise groups booked...and so much more! * We've also got another African adventure specifically featuring...well, the magic of Africa, in MID November 2017 - Stay tuned as this is another special adventure! Are you packed yet?
Traffic Control On SR 120 From Ferretti Road To South Fork Tuolumne River Bridge
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2017 11:10 AM
Tuolumne County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 120 from Ferretti Road to the South Fork Tuolumne Bridge for various activities.
Highway Closure From Higdon Road To North Fork Mokelumne Bridge
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2017 10:48 AM
Calaveras County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed eastbound and westbound State Route 26 (SR-26) from Higdon Road to the North Fork Mokelumne River Bridge, just west of West Point, for road repairs due to storm damage.
Delays On SR 26 From Gill Haven Drive To Alabama Hill
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2017 10:35 AM
Calaveras County, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 26 (SR-26) from Gill Haven Drive to east of Alabama Hill for slope repair and clearing.
Traffic Control On SR 4 From Batten Road To Meko Drive
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2017 10:25 AM
Calaveras County, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 from Batten Road in Vallecito to Meko Drive in Camp Connell for tree work.
Residential or Income Property in Arnold • $395,000 From Bob Doten, Barry Ward Realty
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2017 09:29 AM
Arnold, CA...A unique opportunity for a close-in home. Now a full-time residence with vacation rental and retail store revenue, this 3-story triplex abounds with income possibilities. The owners live in a fabulously-designed 1 BR unit with a loft and contemporary appointments. There is also a retail store and a complete dual master suite unit that serves as a vacation rental, racking up over 225 rental nights a year. The top floor is an unfinished artist studio or apartment ready for your personal touch. 830 Highway 4 in Arnold between Giant Burger & Sarafina’s • MLS #1700194
The Big Negative Reduction Sale At Timeless Home Gallery
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/23/2017 12:07 AM
Arnold, CA...Timeless Home Gallery takes pride in offering creative solutions to home décor through an array of products designed and manufactured by local artists and craftsmen. This business paradigm supports Arnold's local creative community. It is a unique way for the consumer to connect with local artisans. Producing timeless, functional and Artful home décor is our passion.
California’s Educators & State Law Support Transgender Students Despite New Federal Actions
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 05:53 PM
Burlingame, CA...CTA President Eric Heins issued the following statement concerning new actions by the Trump administration revoking the Obama administration’s May 2016 guidelines that protected the rights of transgender students by allowing them access to the restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity – rights they still have under California law:
Blagen Road Repairs Moved Up To February 28th Supervisors Meeting ~ From Supervisor Michael C. Oliveira
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/24/2017 04:58 PM
Arnold, CA...A quick Message about White Pines Park and Blagen Road from Supervisor Michael Oliveira: By now, it’s common knowledge that we have a serious issue with the storm damage in Calaveras County and on Blagen Road in White Pines. Blagen Road is one area that has been impacted by damage as many other areas in Calaveras County. On Tuesday, February 28th, at the Board of Supervisors meeting, a Disaster Response Program will be presented by Public Works Director Jeff Crovitz. During the discussion of this item, the Blagen Road issue will be reviewed. I have extended an email invitation to CCWD General Manager David Eggerston and District 3 Representative Bertha Underhill to attend to provide input for a solution to the problem.
Motherlode Symphony Makes American Composers Great Again
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 03:53 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras County Arts Council is proud to present the Orchestra of the Mother Lode Friends of Music, with Ryan Murray as conductor at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert of music by American composers: Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber; “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland; Suite for Strings by Arthur Foote; Piano Trio (2nd movement) by Charles Ives; “Quiet City” for English horn, trumpet and strings and “Hoedown for Strings” by Aaron Copland.
Railtown 1897 Resumes Excursion Train Ride Season With FREE Rides & Special Festivities Opening Weekend
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 03:47 PM
Jamestown, CA...To celebrate the opening of the excursion train ride season on April 1-2, 2017, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is offering FREE train rides behind their 1952 Baldwin Whitcomb No.1265 historic diesel locomotive all weekend long. With departures at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., weekend train ride guests enjoy a memorable six-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad.”
Red Cross Urges People To Stay Informed About Developing Weather Conditions
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 03:41 PM
Sacramento, CA...The Red Cross shelter at Los Molinos High School in Los Molinos, CA (Tehama County) closed at 5:00 pm Thursday, February 23, 2017. While open the shelter served as a temporary home for 47 evacuees providing comfort and care along with 131 meals and 220 snacks.
Friends Of Rail Road Flat School Thanks Nile Farms Cooperative
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 02:08 PM
Rail Road Flat, CA...ends of Rail Road Flat School (FORRFS) thanks Nile Farms Cooperative for their recent $3,000 donation. The services of FORRFS are vast. Without donations such as this FORRFS could not maintain their average yearly operating budget of $20,000.00. FORRFS operates solely on donations, grants, and fundraising under the auspices of Blue Mountain Community Renewal Council. A spokesperson says she’s grateful that NFC ”sees the value in sustaining our group and helping us continue providing services to the students and community. “
Black Oak Casino Resort Hosts Live Music Every Weekend In March
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 01:40 PM
Tuolumne, CA...Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the month, Willow Creek Lounge at Black Oak Casino Resort will continue to host live entertainment. Renowned tributes The Beatles and The Rolling Stones as well as numerous party bands are among those hitting the stage in March.
Arnold, CA...Need Help With Storm Damage Cleanup? Call 209.795.5686
Hey Good People!!! The "Pure Mountain Fun" Just Keeps Falling!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/24/2017 12:40 PM
Bear Valley, CA....Hey Good People! 58" in the last week and well riding is exceptional with the continued cold temps on the backside of the recent storm system. Continued upper level low pressure will be in effect through the weekend and into Tuesday so expect snow showers to continue until that time. Today the high comes in around 25F with mostly sunny skies and East winds from 5-10mph. The second pulse of this low pressure system will arrive Sunday and drop snow levels down to a possible 1-2000' and 2-4" is expected for that system with snow ratios of 15:1 which equals super light density snowfall and we all know what that means.......Someone's been talking to Ullr............ Come up to Bear Valley and experience our local "Pure Mtn Fun" ethos and stay tuned..........
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee is set to hold two new Stampede events during the 2017 fair. In addition to the events held last year, Three Man Cattle Penning has returned along with Ranch Roping. Those interested in participating must be residents of Calaveras, Amador, Tuolumne, or Alpine county. Out of area riders may participate if their team is made up of 50 percent Calaveras residents or producers.
Arnold SIR Branch 152 Luncheon Meeting ~ Tuesday, March 21st
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 12:24 PM
Arnold, CA...ARNOLD SIR (Sons in Retirement), Branch 152, will hold its Monthly Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 11:00 am, at the Blue Lake Springs Homeowners Association, Snowflake Lodge, 2255 Blue Lake Springs Dr.
Calaveras County Board Of Supervisors Summary Public Notice
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 12:04 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors introduced an ordinance amending and replacing current Code Chapter 8.06. The purpose and intent of this chapter is to protect the health, safety, and quality of life of the residents of Calaveras County via the prevention and timely eradication of public nuisances. This helps to ensure that all premises are maintained in a manner that protects the public health and safety while complying with all applicable laws.
Public Notice Of California Building Standards Code
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 11:48 AM
San Andreas, CA...The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) is authorized by the California Building Standards Law (Health & Safety Code 18901 et seq.) to administer the processes related to the adoption, approval, publication and implementation of California Building Codes which are codified in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), also referred to as the California Building Standards Code. The State of California uses a three year adoption cycle to update Title 24. On July 1, 2016, the CBSC adopted the 2016 California Building Standards Code. As provided in Health and Safety Code 18938.5 the 2016 California Building Standards Code becomes effective statewide on January 1, 2017 and will be applicable to all jurisdictions in the state even if not formally adopted.
San Andreas, CA...Notice is hereby given that at its regularly scheduled meeting on February 14, 2017, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 2579 amending the Calaveras County Ordinance Code adding Chapter 9 of Title15 relating to Subsection 4290 of the California Resources Code “State Responsibility Areas” of Calaveras County.
San Andreas,CA...Notice is hereby given that at its regularly scheduled meeting on February 14, 2017, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 2580 amending the Calaveras County Ordinance Code adding Chapter 10 of Title 15 relating to Subsections 4291-4299 of the California Resources Code “Defensible Space Requirements” of Calaveras County.
San Andreas, CA...Notice is hereby given that at its regularly scheduled meeting on February 14, 2017, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 2608 amending the Calaveras County Ordinance Code adding Chapter 11 of Title 15 relating to an expedited permitting process to assure the effective deployment of electric vehicle charging stations in Calaveras County.
Copper Fire Protection District Receives New Ambulance
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 10:52 AM
Copperopolis, CA...On February 4th, the Copperopolis Fire Protection District was delivered a new ambulance. The unit significantly enhances the teams ability to provide Advance Life Support and Rescue for the Copperopolis Community.
Local Resident Challenges Measure B Authors Bill McManus & David Tunno For “Misleading” Voters
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 10:15 AM
Calaveras County, CA...Local resident and former candidate for County Supervisor Bob Bowerman filed a petition for a Writ of Mandate in Calaveras County Superior Court on Thursday alleging eight “false and misleading” statements in the ballot arguments in favor of Measure B, a ban on medical and commercial cannabis cultivation in Calaveras County.
Traffic Update....Icy Roads Lead To Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 4
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/24/2017 07:46 AM
Copperopolis, CA....Crews are on scene of an overturned vehicle collision on Hwy 4 near Hunt Road. A sand truck has been requested from Caltrans to make a pass through the area. Let's be careful out there...
Angels Camp, CA...On sale NOW, for a limited time only - the 2017 Greenhorn Creek Player's Card. Golf, range tokens, discounts and special benefits, good all year round, all for $150. The savings can't be beat, but the card will only be available until March 31, 2017. Visit the Pro Shop today and get yours now!
Junior Miss Calaveras Candidate Fundraiser Is February 24th!! Don't Miss It!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2017 05:40 PM
Vallecito, CA...Junior Miss Calaveras Candidate Fundraiser Is February 24th!! Don't Miss It!
Luxury Living on the Top of a Mountain • $1,190,000
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2017 10:00 AM
Murphys, CA...Who needs a stairway to Heaven when you can drive there in two hours? That’s how close this fabulous custom home is to the Bay Area. Built by the contractor-owner, every functional feature is designed with the best available products and materials. Perched at the top of Darby Knob Mountain, you can ski in the morning and play golf in the afternoon. Don’t buy a million dollar house unless you get a million dollar view! CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
5647 WyldeRidge Drive above The Red Apple in Murphys • MLS #ML81629691
SNAC Is Your Winter Headquarters For Downhill Rentals, Gear & More
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/10/2017 12:29 PM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.
Arnold, CA...The Arnold Branch Library will commemorate 50 years in Arnold with a week-long celebration May 23-28, 2017. Our festivities will include Patron Appreciation Day, Children's Day, Story Time with a firefighter and a visit to the Ebbetts Pass Fire Station #1, an author panel and book signing (Robin Burcell, Catriona McPherson, Allison Brennan, Eileen Rendahl, and Cindy Sample -- all award-winning Northern California Mystery writers), a visit from the State Librarian, Greg Lucas, a VIP Reception and the week ends with our annual Giant Book Sale. We will be keeping you informed with posters, newspaper and radio press releases and more. This is a big deal for our little library and our rural community. PLEASE PLAN TO CELEBRATE WITH US!
Public Notice For First 5 Calaveras Commission Meeting
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 05:56 PM
San Andreas,CA...First 5 Calaveras Commission Meeting Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, 373 W. St. Charles Street, San Andreas. A Public Hearing will be held for the review and acceptance of the 2017-22 First 5 Calaveras Strategic Plan.
Sonora,CA...California Highway Patrol is offering a free teen driver safety class for current and prospective teenage drivers and their parents or guardians.
Event occurs on 03/23/2017 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM.
Age Well, Drive Smart Workshop
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 04:29 PM
Sonora, CA...Free workshop presented by the California Highway Patrol. Tips on how to keep driving longer and safer, tune up your driving skills and knowledge of rules of the road.
Event occurs on 03/25/2017 from 10:00 AM to .
CCOG Regular Meeting & The OWP Planning, Programming & Monitoring Expenditure Plan
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 04:19 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Council of Governments is holding a regular meeting on Wednesday March 1st at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda is the Resolution No. FY17-18 Approving the FY 2017/18 Draft Overall Work Program (OWP) and Planning,
Programming and Monitoring Expenditure Plan.
Forest Service Partners With CHIPS For Job Training
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 04:10 PM
South Lake Tahoe, CA... On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) entered into a partnership agreement with Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS) to serve as a job training site with multiple opportunities for restoration activities on National Forest land within the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Pollock Pines, CA... U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County has eastbound and westbound traffic lanes reduced to one lane in each direction after a roadway slipout near Bridal Veil Falls. In this Caltrans News Flash, see the extent of the damage to the highway and find out what immediate steps Caltrans is taking to tackle the issue.
25th Annual Murphys Irish Day ~ Saturday, March 18th
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 02:21 PM
Murphys, CA...The 25th Annual edition of Murphys Irish Day, an event that always attracts thousands of people from throughout northern California, will be presented by the Murphys Business Association on Saturday March 18. The celebration pays tribute to the town’s Celtic heritage and is always held on the third Saturday in March in honor of the patron saint of Ireland.
Temporary Closure Of Linda Drive In Blue Lake Springs
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 02:11 PM
Arnold, CA...Effective immediately, Linda Drive is closed from Moran Road to Blue Lake Springs Drive for emergency road repair. The road will be closed from February 23 and is expected to reopen on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Senator Gaines Announces Bipartisan Board Of Equalization Support Of Taxpayer Protection Bill
Posted by: News_Desk on 02/23/2017 02:03 PM
Sacramento, CA...Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has voted unanimously to support his Senate Bill 11, a measure that would immediately and proactively waive penalties and interest for taxpayers when a BOE system failure prevents them from making tax payments on time.
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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.