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Oakdale Man Arrested On Under Age Sex, Human Trafficking & Other Charges

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/01/2015 09:38 AM
Oakdale, CA...On Feb. 2nd, 2015, Detectives with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35 year old Daniel Leon Clifton at his residence in Oakdale. Clifton was arrested after a 2 month long investigation into his alleged relationship with an underage female who resided in Tuolumne County. The relationship is suspected to have lasted for longer than two years. Clifton was arrested on more than 10 counts including unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, oral copulation, human trafficking, and many charges related to the manufacturing and exchanging of obscene images and videos. Clifton is currently in custody at the Tuolumne County Jail and being held on a $500,000 bail...

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Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/01/2015 08:58 AM
Bear Valley, CA... Hey Good People! Another 2" of new snow fell overnight bringing our storm total to 9"+!!!! Today we will see a 20% chance of snow showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. East northeast wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. A few more days of unsettled weather then on Tuesday High pressure sets in for a few days bringing beautiful Bluebird days for the remainder of the week. Bring the family and friends up for some "Pure Mtn Fun" as it's a great time to take advantage of some of the deals we have going on. Check our web page-www.bearvalley.com and our Facebook page for more info on upcoming events. All open Lifts will be running from 9:30am-3:30pm Monday thru Thursday this week. Stay tuned for more info........Peace Out, Mattly



Don't Miss You're The Top

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/23/2015 10:30 PM

Runner Sponsors Legislation to Refund Illegal Taxes

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 11:52 AM
Sacramento, CA...Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner announced today he is sponsoring legislation to extend common sense protections to taxpayers. Assembly Bill 867, authored by Assemblyman Donald Wagner (R-Irvine), would require the state to provide a full refund to all individuals who paid a tax later declared unconstitutional or illegal....
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Letter to the Editor~by Al Duncan

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 11:44 AM
I would like to acknowledge kudos and accolades to the efforts, of about 7 local people, men & woman that seem to find time in their lives to go to the Calaveras Co. Board of Supervisors meetings on a regular basis. The research they do to present, usually, sensible data on the topics under consideration by the Board Members, some of which have not been on the board long enough to be well versed, as some of the past members had been is commendable. ....
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Angels Camp City Council Back in Action Tuesday Eve at 5pm~Full Agenda Enclosed

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 10:41 AM
Angels Camp, CA.. The Angels Camp City Council is back in action on Tuesday eve at 5p for their Regular monthly meeting. They will begin the meeting with a Closed Session regarding the negotiations of the proposed Mark Twain Medical Center. During the Regular Meeting some of the top agenda items are: Performance Evaluation of the City Administrator; A Public Hearing involving the submission of CDBG supplemental projects to the CA Dept of Housing and Community Development; and a request for waiver of fees charged b the City to the Mark Twain Badger Boosters Parent's Club; And the CVB will report of the utilization of Transient Occupancy Tax Funds. Full Agenda is enclosed...
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High School Artists Featured in annual Show at Calaveras Arts Council

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 10:29 AM
Calaveras County, CA...ArtSpirit, the 18th annual High School Juried Exhibition will open in Calaveras Arts Council’s Gallery Calaveras on Saturday, March 14. Student artists are from Calaveras, Bret Harte and Mountain Oaks high schools. A public reception will be held on Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. in the gallery. The gallery is located at 22 Main, San Andreas. First, second and third place judging results will be announced at 2:00 pm. ...

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PATV Schedule for Comcast Cable Channel 9 Volcano Vision Channel 22 for February 28th~March 5, 2015

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 10:23 AM
Programs on this channel include the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meetings and special study sessions as well as other information on local, state or national issues. Programs also include international news from Deutsche Welle, and arts programs from Classic Arts Showcase....


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Wine & Chocolate Fashion Show Coming Up in Jenny Lind!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 10:13 AM
Valley Springs, CA...

Rim Fire Reforestation Scoping Period Opens on the Stanislaus

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 10:00 AM
Sonora, CA… The Stanislaus National Forest is now requesting public comment on the Rim Fire Reforestation proposal which includes reforestation, plantation thinning, wildlife habitat enhancement and noxious weed treatments on National Forest System lands within the footprint of the Rim Fire. This initial 45-day scoping comment period opens today with the publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register. “Written comments are encouraged during this ....
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Report Highlights Caltrans’ Commitment to Improve Travel for Non-Motorized Users

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 09:53 AM
Sacramento, CA... Caltrans’ jump into the nation’s top ten bicycle-friendly states and the creation of the nation’s largest active transportation program are just a few of achievements highlighted in Caltrans’ annual Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities Report. The report is an in-depth look at Caltrans’ successes that emphasize the department’s mission to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability....
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Get Your Tickets for the "Old ElDorado Jamboree!"

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 09:51 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...A reminder to get your tickets for the “OLD EL DORADO JAMBOREE”, an 1850’s miner’s dinner/dance which will be held on MARCH 7th, at the Mountain Ranch Community Hall. As part of the “Old El Dorado Jamboree” you are encouraged to come dressed in 1850’s duds and be part of the fun. Admission is $25 for adults, $10 for children age 5-12, age 5 and under are free. ...
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Mokelumne River Salmon Defy the Drought

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 09:44 AM
Oakland, CA...Despite extreme drought conditions, 12,118 Chinook salmon returned to the Mokelumne River last fall to spawn, becoming the river’s fifth-largest run in 74 years, East Bay Municipal Utility District announced this week. This is the fourth consecutive year the number of Chinook salmon returning to the Mokelumne River exceeded 12,000 fish, nearly triple the river’s long-term annual average. Of the returning ....
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“River Reflections” Exhibit Flows to Mokelumne Hill for Month of March

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 09:39 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...If you missed the previous two showings of “River Reflections,” the exhibit that features over 40 artists’ interpretations of the Mokelumne River, you have a chance during the month of March when it will be installed in Calaveras County. The Historic Hotel Léger in Mokelumne Hill will host the exhibit starting March 3rd, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 14th, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm....
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Save The Date!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 09:32 AM
Common Ground Senior Services will host the 4th Annual “Ms. Senior Citizen Beauty Pageant” at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on May 23, 2015. The pageant seeks to draw attention to the achievements of older women, at the same time raising funds and awareness of Senior Nutrition Programs in Amador and Calaveras Counties, including the home-delivered Meals-On-Wheels Program....
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Calaveras Mentoring Foundation Presents “Spring Swing 2015” Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Ironstone Vineyards

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 09:23 AM
Murphys, CA....Everyone’s invited to step out for a swingin’ good time at the second annual Spring Swing, presented by the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation to raise funds for the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program. Spring Swing will take place beginning at 6pm, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys and will feature dinner and dancing to the Big Band sounds of Rod Harris and the Columbia Kicks in a fun-filled evening with a live auction and a contemporary twist on "dime-a-dance" girls....
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iTunes Will Be Main Topic at SMUG'S March Meeting

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 09:18 AM
Murphys, CA...All the features offered by Apple’s popular iTunes application will be the main topic at the next meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) to be held, Tuesday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room of the Murphys Library, 480 Park Lane, adjacent to Murphys Park. The application has many functions. It is a media player, media library, and online radio broadcaster used to play, download, and organize digital audio and video on personal computers and other electronic devices. Through the iTunes Store, users can purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks, podcasts, and movies.....
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Employment Scam in Calaveras County

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 09:12 AM
Calaveras County, CA...The Calaveras Sheriff's Department has handled multiple reports of fraudulent activity resulting from an advertisement for employment as a nanny. We are currently aware of this ad being placed in a local newspaper; they have since removed the advertisement. The scam involves inquiring about an employment opportunity and citizens who would be mailed a large check for services not yet rendered. The company then makes a claim of overpayment and requests that a refund check be ...
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Calaveras County Appoints New Public Works Director, Jeffrey Crovitz

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 09:07 AM
Calaveras County, CA...

Mattly's Bear Valley Weather Report....7" of New Snow Has Fallen so Far!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 08:48 AM
Hey Good People! 5" of new snow fell overnight since 4pm for a storm total of 7" so far.....Snow showers today with some possible thunder. The high will be near 34. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Bring the family and friends up for some "Pure Mtn Fun" as it's a great time to take advantage of some of the deals we have going on. Check our web page-www.bearvalley.com and our Facebook page for more info on upcoming events.....
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Can You Keep a Secret?

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/28/2015 08:43 AM
Murphys, CA....Murphys Creek Theatre is hoping you can keep the secrets of the comedy-thriller, Accomplice, opening March 27, under your hat. And you’ll need a very, very big hat. “Accomplice” has more twists than a head full of dreadlocks. Prepare to be deceived, dazzled, delighted – and then be sworn to silence. Seeing the play is like watching a great magician at work, you know that what just happened is impossible, yet you have just seen it with your own eyes. Like a great magician, Murphys Creek can’t reveal the exact details of the trickery .....
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Traffic Update...Non-Injury Accident Near Lime Kiln Rd / Murphy Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/27/2015 10:21 PM
Sonora, CA....CHP is reporting an accident near Lime Kiln Rd / Murphy Rd. Please use caution in the area....
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Traffic Update...White Pig In Roadway Near Burson Rd / Sr12

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/27/2015 06:28 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a white pig in the roadway near Burson Rd / Sr12
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DJ Eternal February 28th, 9pm Sky High Trattoria Bear Valley, CA

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/27/2015 06:17 PM
Bear Valley, CA..."My goal is accomplished when people are laughing, smiling, & dancing." - DJ Eternal aka The Crowd Uplifter From the fanciest weddings & corporate company parties, to the smallest backyard birthday celebrations, private functions, & numerous club & lounge events, DJ Eternal has catered to them all. Check out his mix samples to the right which are also free to download and take a look at his yelp reviews.

Leonard Nimoy 1931 - 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/27/2015 11:29 AM
Los Angeles, CA...Leonard Simon Nimoy (/ˈniːmɔɪ/ NEE-moy; March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. Nimoy was best known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–69), and in multiple film, television and video game sequels. Nimoy was born to Jewish migrant parents in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere. In 1953, he served in the United States Army...

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Fresh Snow On The Way!!! Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/27/2015 08:23 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! A trace of new snow fell overnight with more on the way! Snow showers will be likely today mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. The current storm track looks to bring us about 3-6" of new snow over the next few days. Cooler temps and moderate winds will also play a role for this system. Bring the family and friends up for some "Pure Mtn Fun" as it's a great time to take advantage of some of the deals we have going on. Check our web page-www.bearvalley.com and our Facebook page for more info on upcoming events. All open Lifts will be running from 9:30am-3:30pm Monday thru Thursday this week. Stay tuned for more info........Peace Out, Mattly




Nine people were found dead at multiple sites after shootings in Tyrone, Missouri.

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/27/2015 07:43 AM
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36 Players Compete In Murphys PONGFEST ‘15

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/27/2015 12:12 AM
Murphys, CA...Thirty-six ping pong players from throughout the Mother Lode, and beyond, took part in Pongfest ’15 staged by the Murphys Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) on Saturday, February 21. Singles and doubles matches were held throughout the day under the watchful eye of Jim Triolo, the event organizer. Thomas Maudoux, of Saratoga, was the singles grand prize winner with Sonora resident Steve Foster as runner-up. The doubles championship went to Foster and Matt Nesper, also of Sonora...


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The Big Tax Return Sale Going On Now At 49er Motors

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2015 07:45 AM
49er Motors Tax Refund Super Sale is going on now!! Put your tax refund to work and use it for a down payment on a new Car, Truck or SUV today!! We can finance most anyone with the many lenders that we have relationships with. From great credit to terrible, we have a lender for you. As long as you have a down payment and an income source, let us help you to get into a new vehicle today!

2007 Jeep Commander Limited, 4x4, Loaded!!!!. 4.7L V8, Leather Interior, Navigation, Dvd System, Moonroof with Dual Back Sunroofs, Backup Cam, Stadium Seating, 3rd Row, Roofrack, Power Door Locks/Windows, Dual Power Front Seats, Rain Sensing Wipers With Automatic Headlights. This Is A Flashy Looking SUV With All The Bells And Whistles. Defiantly Wont Last Long. ON SALE $18,449 Vin:1J8HG58N77C654832


2005 Nissan Altima 4 door, S model, 2.5L, 5 speed, power windows, power doors locks, cruise control, super clean, very economical, clean carfax! ON SALE $5449 VIN# 1N4AL11D15C2773


2009 Buick Enclave CXL, AWD, auto, power windows, power door locks, leather, 7 passenger 3rd row, heated seats, backup camera, rear ac, mp3, power liftgate, only ONE OWNER!
ON SALE $14,949 JUST REDUCED $2,000 Vin# 5GAEV23D19J184231


2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 4x4. 5.7 L Hemi- Clean car fax, Leather, 3rd row, Navigation, DVD and so much more. Luxury and comfort at it's best with this is a hard to find suv. Dont let it pass you by!! ON SALE $12,949 JUST REDUCED $2,000 VIN-1a8hw58287f560496


2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty!!!! Fire Engine Red. Has 4x4 Automatic Windows and Locks. Extended Cab, Rear Sliding Back Window. Awesome Looking Truck!!!! Not Your EveryDay Looking Ford Truck!!!! ON SALE $11,949 Vin:1FTSX21566EA82340


2005 GMC YUKON XL Denali 1500, AWD, Leather, Moonroof, Quad Seating! Power heated seats, Rear AC, tow package, navigation system, adjustable pedals, tinted windows, so roomy and luxurious! ON SALE $12,449 Vin# 1GKFK66UX5J210628


2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid, Mp3 Multi Disc Player, Leather Interior, Moonroof, Navigation System, Auxillary Hookup, Power Windows/Locks, Cruise Control, A/C, Tilt Steering, And So Much More.... This Is The Gas Saver Everyone Needs. Come Take A Look At This Luxury Hybrid !!!!! ON SALE $10,449 VIN: JTNBB46K773005977

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Traffic Update....Horses In Roadway Near Sr108 / Mono Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 05:32 PM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting traffic stopped near Sr108 / Mono Way. One black horse and one black and white horse are reveling in their ability to slow vehicular traffic. Earlier there was a vehicle vs pedestrian with injuries near Laurel & Pine Street. Let's be careful out there...
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Hole in One At Greenhorn Creek Wednesday, February 25th!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/26/2015 03:12 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Greenhorn Creek Resort Men’s Golf Club Member scores HOLE IN ONE on Hole #3! On Wednesday, February 25th, Fred Russell drained his Ace on the Par 3 from 115 yards.

Congratulations Fred (pictured below), we enjoyed the drinks!!


Columbia College FALL 2014 President’s List

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/26/2015 03:02 PM
Columbia College has named 196 students to the fall 2014 semester President’s List. We are pleased to officially recognize their exceptional scholastic achievement. This acknowledgment is reserved for students completing twelve or more units of semester coursework at Columbia College and earning a cumulative grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0, with no grade lower than “C.” Columbia College fall 2014 President’s List students are listed below by city...
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Salsa comes to Calaveras County by way of the Calaveras Arts Ovations Series

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/26/2015 02:57 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Arts Council’s fourth show for the Ovations 2015 Performing Arts Series brings Yemaya Salsa Dance Co. to Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center located at Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, in Angels Camp on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00pm. Doors open at 2:00pm....
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Mark Twain Elementary Rounds Up Kindergarteners

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/26/2015 02:37 PM
Attention all parents of prospective Kindergarten students!! Mark Twain Elementary School will be hosting Kindergarten Round-up on April 29, 2015. Registration packets can be picked up at the Mark Twain Elementary School office between the hours of 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. To obtain an appointment, completed packets should be returned to the school office on or before April 4. If you have any questions please call the school office at 736-6533 Ext. 0

State Of The Art Cardiovascular Care In The Heart Of Calaveras County

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 01:06 PM

Le Jazz Hot Raised The Temps At Ovations Performance In Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 11:31 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Arts Council’s fourth show for the Ovations 2015 Performing Arts Series brought Le Jazz Hot, to Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center on Sunday. Le Jazz Hot is the quartet of the Hot Club of San Francisco who continue the tradition of fine French Gypsy Jazz. Their music is the offspring of Gypsy culture, 1920’s Paris, and American Jazz. Inspired by Django Reinhardt, it is sophisticated yet it has a sentimental quality. It is sometimes flamboyant. It is sometimes melancholy. Leader and guitarist, Paul Mehling, together with Isabelle Fontain on guitar and vocals, Evan Price on violin, and Jamie Mather on bass, make up the most venerable gypsy band in the US. Their music is gypsy jazz but is distinctly American. They honor Reinhardt’s style without purely imitating him and without watering down the gypsy tradition or diluting the music. Together and singularly, Le Jazz Hot’s performance is jaw dropping. These superb, multitalented musicians are impressive not only for their mastery of multiple instruments and vocals, but also for the simple joy they exude onstage...





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FCC Adopts Internet Rules Without Prior Public Disclosure

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 11:03 AM
Washington, D.C. – Ending lingering uncertainty about the future of the Open Internet, the Federal Communications Commission today set sustainable rules of the roads that will protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation’s broadband networks. The FCC has long been committed to protecting and promoting an Internet that nurtures freedom of speech and expression, supports innovation and commerce, and incentivizes expansion and investment by America’s broadband providers. But the agency’s attempts to implement enforceable, sustainable rules to protect the Open Internet have been twice struck down by the courts....

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Kim Angelis and Josef Return to Calaveras on April 19 Launching Petroglyphe’s Sunday Fine Art Concert Series

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 10:14 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Mokelumne Hill is alive with music and art in 2015, and Petroglyphe Gallery is at its center. Calaveras welcomes our beloved Sky Song Duo, Kim Angelis and Josef to open another fabulous season of intimate concerts at the Quarry Hill Studio in the gallery. This concert is truly special and is limited to just 50 guests. So, purchase your tickets right away, as it is sure to quickly sell out. Have a conversation with Kim and Josef in this warm and artful setting. You’ll enjoy light appetizers and Metzger fine wines, surrounded by creative treasures....


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Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 09:56 AM
Bear Valley, CA... Hey Good People! Mostly sunny today with a high near 50. North northwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming northeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Tonight - A 30% chance of snow with a night time low around 32F, less than 1/2" expected. Snow levels for this system could push down to the 4000' range and possibly a bit lower. Cooler temps will also play a vital role in the coming event. Stay tuned for more on that system and what is slated for next week also. Bring the family and friends up for some "Pure Mtn Fun" as it's a great time to take advantage of some of the deals we have going on. Check our web page-www.bearvalley.com and our Facebook page for more info on upcoming events. All open Lifts will be running from 9:30am-3:30pm Monday thru Thursday this week. Stay tuned for more info.....Peace Out, Mattly




Calaveras Wranglers 4-H Club Wants Members!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/26/2015 09:37 AM
The Calaveras Wranglers 4-H Horse Club is in need of 4-H volunteer leaders, who can help teach youth members about horse and pony projects that are of interest to them. We’re also looking for new members to join our club. Do you have a love of horses? This is the club for you! Members must be 9 years old by December 31st to join....
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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For February 16-25, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 09:31 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are enclosed...


We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!
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GRAND OPENING of Market 49 on Saturday February 28, 2015 8am to 8pm

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/26/2015 09:25 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Please join Market 49, Destination Angels Camp and the Angels Camp Business Association at for the official. GRAND OPENING of Market 49 on Saturday February 28, 2015 8am to 8pm, 1267 South Main Street, Angels Camp. Market 49 has a full day of tastings, giveaways and more planned for you! The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be officiated by Angels Camp Mayor Wes Kulm at 6pm. Come spend the day or pop in for some tastings, but be sure to show your Angels Camp support for the hardworking owners and staff at Market 49!!!...
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CHP San Andreas San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/26/2015 09:20 AM
San Andreas, CA...The leading cause of death for Americans 15-20 years old is motor vehicle collisions, (According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the CHP’s goal is to reduce the death rate among teenagers as the result of these collisions. In order to address this alarming trend, the CHP developed a program called Start Smart. Start Smart is aimed at helping newly licensed and future licensed teenage drivers understand the critical responsibilities of driving and to understand that accidents do happen, but collisions are 100 percent preventable. ...
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Amador Fire Safe Council Gets Big Check!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 02/26/2015 09:16 AM
Thanks to everyone who celebrated PG&E's "Big Check" award this morning! This project is for hazard fuel reduction to reduce wildfire in several targeted neighborhoods in Amador County (KC Ranchettes, Toyon Road Association, and Woodland Road Association).

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The Calaveras County Council Of Government Board To Meet March 4th

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 09:14 AM
San Andreas, CA...The CCOG Board will be back in action on March 4th at 6:30pm in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in San Andreas. The agenda is enclosed.. The Appaloosa & Hwy 4 Intersection, financial reports & much more. The agenda is enclosed....
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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – February 27 to March 7

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 07:26 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 info@epvc.org to have your event included in “The Schedule.”


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This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – DRAKE & RAVE!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 07:19 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by the Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Angels Camp, located in Angels Town Center at 240 S. Main St./Hwy 49 (open Thurs.-Sat., 11am to 5pm). Drake & Rave will be there, along with other irresistible kitties! We will also have kitties available to meet you at our Arnold Adoption Center, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market (open Thurs.-Sat., 10am to 5pm). Come in and meet some kitties!



Click on photo to view our Kitty Catalog
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'Jihadi John' in ISIS Videos Identified

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 07:15 AM
London, UK...Reuters is reporting, citing BBC and The Washington Post, that friends have identified "Jihadi John" as Mohammed Emwazi, a British national.

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Switch To HR Block & Save!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/18/2015 09:36 AM

Traffic Update....Overturned Yukon Near Hwy 12 & Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2015 11:21 PM
San Andreas, CA....Crews are working an accident where a Yukon has gone off the roadway and is now 15ft down and embankment on it's side. Please use caution in the area...
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Past 50 Local News
  1. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials For February 25 - March 3rd. Time For Heart Healthy Sushi
  2. Mokelumne Hill Conference Welcomes Writers on May 1~3rd
  3. Please Join in Celebration of John Webb's Retirement
  4. Prescribed Burn on the Stanislaus National Forest
  5. James Lantry Found Alive In Wooded Area
  6. UPDATE....Mr. Lantry Has Been Located Alive and in Good Condition.....Surrounding Counties Join The Search For Missing Jim Lantry. Citizens Can Help By Checking Their Properties
  7. Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent
  8. ‘American Sniper’ Jurors Give Interview About Case’s Verdict
  9. Make Plans To Attend The 6th Annual Spring Health Fair
  10. BOE Lowers Gasoline Excise Tax Rate 6 Cents
  11. Search Is On For Missing Arnold Man...Updated Wearing Blue Sweatshirt
  12. George Runner Responds to Gas Tax Vote
  13. Caltrans Keeps Motorists Above Water During Flooding
  14. Spring Obsession Art Show & Reception Coming up on March 7th!
  15. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week February 25 through March 7, 2015
  16. Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrests
  17. Traffic Update.....Accident Near Gold Strike Rd / Neilsen Rd
  18. Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
  19. Don't Worry...Let Cadger Consulting Take Care Of Your Tax Needs!!
  20. Randall M. Lagomarsino 1948 - 2015
  21. The Arnold Mark Twain Medical Team Is Ready To Serve
  22. 30 Injured & One Deceased In Oxnard Train Crash
  23. Greenhorn Creek Resort Men’s Golf Club Results for Wednesday February 18, 2015
  24. The Premier of "88 Days" Filled Angels Camp With Twain On Saturday Night
  25. Mother Lode Bonsai Club’s Back-to-Basics Public Demo
  26. Murphys' Jenna Seim Earns Dean's List Honors At Elmhurst
  27. Calaveras Community Foundation Receives Save Mart Donation
  28. Spring Has Sprung At Calaveras Lumber
  29. Join Irish Family Vineyards for "Ladies Night Out" This Thursday, February 26th!
  30. Crime Spree & Arrest In Tuolumne County
  31. Traffic Update...Big Rig Partially Off Roadway Near Wards Ferry Rd / Powell Ranch Rd
  32. BOE to Consider Lower Excise Tax Rate for Gasoline Rate Could Drop from 36 to 28.5 Cents Per Gallon
  33. Thank you Mark Twain Health Care District and Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation!
  34. Traffic Update...Cow Grazing Near Mountain Ranch Rd / Michel Rd
  35. Weather System To Clear Out After Today...Next System To Appear This Weekend
  36. (Updated) 30 Year Old, Reanna Renee Silveira From San Andreas Woman Loses Life In Early Morning Accident
  37. Joey Logano wins 2015 Daytona 500
  38. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Wins 2015 Oscar for Best Picture
  39. Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update, It's Snowing In Bear Valley & Every Snow Gun Is Blowing ~By Mattly Trent
  40. Early Morning Fataltiy On Hwy 49
  41. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials For February 18-24! It's Sandwich Time!
  42. HOT Jazz is coming to Angels Camp on Sunday, February 22
  43. Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent
  44. Stop By Shirt Tales For Fashions For Men & Women
  45. Traffic Update...Overtruned Vehicle Near SR49 / Sims Rd
  46. President Obama's Weekly Address: We Should Make Sure the Future Is Written by Us
  47. The Big Ace Bag Sale Going On Now
  48. Film Release and World Premier: 88 Days in the Motherlode…Mark Twain finds his Voice!
  49. Sonora Police Department Recognizes Employees & Volunteers of the Year.
  50. Business Community Turns Out For Mixer At New MTMC Heart Center

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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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