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Tuesday, May 24
10:00 AM California Fusion Sliders: Cooking Class
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Friday, May 27
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
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Saturday, May 28
08:00 AM Greenhorn Creek Community Yard Sale
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10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
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10:00 AM "Market At The Square" Farmers Market At Copperopolis Town Square
06:45 PM Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents Solas
Monday, May 30
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06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through May 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2016 09:46 PM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are enclosed...

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Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Logs Through May 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2016 07:40 PM
Sonora, CA....The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs through May 2nd are enclosed

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Traffic Update....Non Injury School Bus Accident Near Southworth & Oak Ridge Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2016 05:10 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a non-injury school bus collision near Southworth & Oak Ridge Road. There were 21 students onboard...

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Ebbetts Pass Has Reopened

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2016 03:37 PM
Lake Alpine, CA....Ebbetts Pass has reopened and Sonora Pass should reopen couple of days...


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Morgan Kitchell Takes The 2016 Frog Jump!! Ribbit This Jumps 20ft 2 & ¾ Inches

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2016 05:36 PM
Frogtown, USA….The Morgan Kitchell of the famous Frog Jumping Kitchell family takes the 2016 Calaveras County International Frog Jump Championships. The Kitchell family has been on a roll the last few years. Mother Laura Kitchell started the roll then Riley Kitchell took top honors twice and now his wife Morgan Kitchell in 2016. Several of the frogs the Kitchell family jumped this year were even from ponds in the Butte Fire burn area. We added a series of shots of the winning jump. They show the commitment it takes to jockey a frog to greatness. If you click on each photo you can open a full sized image. Check out the faces of those at the judging table when they knew this jump was special.


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Murphys Motorcycle Company Has Your "Frog On A Hog" Shirts

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2016 01:04 PM
Murphys, CA..."Frog on a Hog" 2016 shirts are available for sale in the store and on our website....Get 'em while supplies last! www.murphysmotorcyclecompany.com

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FDA Modernizes Nutrition Label For Packaged Foods

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2016 11:05 AM
Silver Springs, MD...Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have updated nutritional information for most packaged foods sold in the United States, that will help people make informed decisions about the foods they eat and feed their families. “I am thrilled that the FDA has finalized a new and improved Nutrition Facts label that will be on food products nationwide,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “This is going to make a real difference in providing families across the country the information they need to make healthy choices.”


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Perfect Frog Jumping Weather To Start Our Weather Week

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2016 09:28 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Perfect Frog Jumping weather to start the week in the Mother Lode. Today Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs 58 to 70. Light winds becoming southwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly cloudy. Lows 42 to 50. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph. Monday Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 71. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph. Monday Night Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 43 to 51. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph. Tuesday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the morning...then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 71. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph.

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Sunday Is Jumpin' With Things To Do! Will Rosie's Record Hold? (Stickied....New Stories Below)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2016 06:25 AM
Frogtown, CA...Sunday is jumpin' with things to do! 9AM - Junior Livestock Auction down in Tower Pavilion and Swine Ring, come on down and support our local youth! 10AM - Booths and buildings open up, Barrel of Monkeez opens, Barnyard Adventures opens 12PM - Both Carnivals open up, Best of Calaveras performs out on the Lawn Stage, Cole Porter is rockin' at the Ranch House 2PM - Kurt Gravenhorst performs a rendition of Mark Twain's celebrated tale on the Main Stage 3PM - The FINALS of the International Frog Jumping Competition start leapin' on the Main Stage. Come watch if the record is broken after 30 years! 5:30PM - Friends of the Fair $10,000 raffle followed by the Destruction Derby! 8PM - Boys of Summer (an Eagles tribute band) rockin' on the Lawn Stage Check out these other great acts all throughout the day: Doctor Solar Show, Cowgirl Tricks, Gypsy Time Travelers, Something Ridiculous, and of course check out our Frogs!!!

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Market At The Square On May 22nd. Joe Rose & The Howlers, Lemonlove & More

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 11:31 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Market At The Square is of the best Farmers Markets In the area runs every Sunday 10-3! This week live music by Joe Rose and The Howlers! Playing Blues, Swing, Rockabilly and Jazz! Come out and Dance!! New this week is Lemonlove. Enjoy a fresh squeezed all natural citrus beverage and receive a customer loyalty card. Buy 10, get 1 free! Wonderful vendors such as Gourmet Cheeses, Farm Fresh Eggs, Baked Goods, Breads, Cupcakes, Raw Honeys, Farm Fresh Fruits and Veggies, Old Skool Pie, Sidewinder's, Soaps, Candles, Jams and Jellies, Mustards, Breads, Nuts, Arts and Crafts, Home Decor, Essential oils and much more! See you at the Market!!

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Visit Cal-Waste Recovery Systems At The Fair & Frog Jump

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 07:30 AM
Frogtown, USA…The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee is going on now. Come by the Cal-Waste Recovery Systems booth to participate in our great contests. 16 Lucky people will win FREE Residential Service for 12 MONTHS! For our grand prize, we’re giving away a Cool Camping Gear Set. We look forward to seeing you there!

Robert Lowell Mast December 6, 1990 – May 13, 2016 Memorial Service May22

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 11:56 AM
Murphys, CA...Robert Lowell Mast, 25, passed on Friday, May 13, 2016 drowning in the Stanislaus River on a camping trip. Born and raised in Calaveras, Robbie loved exploring the outdoors. He was an outstanding student often chosen for leadership roles. He was fearless in all pursuits: a creative visual artist, instinctive performer, inspired designer, and fervent builder. As an avid world traveler he once spent twenty-two months abroad on his bicycle in New Zealand, Asia, and across Europe. His sense of adventure was never quenched.

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Mark Twain Medical Center Supports The Fair & Frog Jumping Jubilee

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/06/2016 08:40 PM
San Andreas, CA...This just in: helping others is good for you. Mark Twain Medical Center proudly supports the Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jumping Jubilee!

Ann Radford Your Candidate For Calaveras County Supervisor District 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/01/2016 07:21 AM
Copperopolis & Angels Camp, CA...Ann Radford Your Candidate For Calaveras County Supervisor District 4


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Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/11/2016 11:24 AM
Angels Camp, CA...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.


"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" ~ By Mark Twain 1835-1910

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/15/2007 09:53 PM
Jackass Hill, CA..."The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. In compliance with the request of a friend of mine, who wrote me from the East, I called on good-natured, garrulous old Simon Wheeler, and inquired after my friend's friend, Leonidas W. Smiley, as requested to do, and I hereunto append the result....
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Traffic Update....Major Injury Motorcycle Collision On Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 02:47 PM
Vallecito, CA...CHP is reporting a major injury motorcycle incident on Hwy 4 in the Vallecito area. It should be in the clearing in stages now and an air ambulance was landing in Angels Camp. Let's be careful out there...

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Coop's Coffee House & Drive Through Is Open 6am - 6pm Everyday

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 12:13 PM
Avery, CA...A great place to people watch and indulge in tasty treats. Served everyday all day! Open 6-6! Treat yourself to our Mochas, Cooperchino our blended coffee drink as well. You can call ahead at 209.822.3967 and your order will be ready & waiting.

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Local Smiles, Service & Savings From Sonora Ford!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 12:07 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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Presidential Proclamation -- Armed Forces Day, 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 11:49 AM
Washington, DC...The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who comprise our Armed Forces have defended our Nation and the values for which we stand for generations, answering the call to give up the comforts of civilian life, do whatever it takes to keep us safe, and go wherever they are needed. On Armed Forces Day, we offer our most profound gratitude to the patriots -- at home and abroad -- who have risked their lives so our people can live knowing the fullest measure of freedom and security...

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Video of EgyptAir Crash Debris Released...Smoke Reported By Sensors Before Plunge

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 09:14 AM
Cairo, EG....(AP)...The first images have emerged of debris of EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean on its way to Cairo from Paris, killing all 66 people on board. The Egyptian military released pictures Saturday. (May 21)

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Hero's Day at Fair, Tribute To Veterans, CCPRA Rodeo, Tribute To Journey & More!! (Post Stickied....New Stories Below)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 08:46 AM
Frogtown, USA....Saturday is jam-packed with events for everyone! 8AM - Gates open, the Frogtown Stampede begins in the arena 9:30AM - The frog jumping begins! 10AM - Youth Talent Show on the Main Stage 12PM - Arm Wrestling Competition on the Lawn Stage 1PM - On-site floral arranging, large animal round-robin in the Barns, 2PM - Grover Anderson is rockin' in the Ranch House, Winemaker of the Day in the Floral Pavilion 6:30PM - Stick Horse race, boot race, AND coin dig all in the Arena! 7PM - A tribute to the Veteran's down in the Arena 7:30PM - CCPRA Rodeo 8PM - Journey Unauthorized fires up the lawn stage Check out these other great acts all throughout the day: Doctor Solar Show, Cowgirl Tricks, Gypsy Time Travelers, Something Ridiculous, and of course check out our Frogs!!!

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President Obama's Weekly Address On Expanding Overtime Pay

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 03:30 AM
Washington, DC...Hi everybody. Last summer, I got a letter from a woman named Elizabeth Paredes from Tucson, Arizona. Elizabeth is the mom of a 3-year-old boy, and an assistant manager at a sandwich shop. She earns about $2,000 a month, and she routinely works some 50 hours a week, sometimes even more. But because of outdated overtime regulations, she doesn’t have to be paid a dime of overtime. She wrote: “It’s not easy work and requires a lot of time away from my son… at times I find [it's] not worth it.”

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Sign The Petition To Ban Commercial Cultivation

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 07:53 PM

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Makayla Ruthrauff Is Miss Calaveras 2016! Her court is Sierra Stackpole & Brighton Hamari. Full Video & Photos

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 05:21 PM
Frogtown, USA...The 2016 Miss Calaveras Is....Makayla Ruthrauff and her court is Sierra Stackpole & Brighton Hamari. Miss Ruthrauff follows in the royal footsteps of her mother and sister. The Miss Calaveras competition for 2016 was a great show and great group of young ladies. Taking the stage for Miss Calaveras were Macy Breaux (Bret Harte), Hailey Long (Calaveras), Brighton Hamari (Bret Harte), Emma Hampton (Calaveras), Makayla Ruthrauff (Calaveras), and Sierra Stackpole (Calaveras). We have over 100 photos and complete video of the pageant.





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Traffic Update.....Late Spring Storm Closes Mountain Passes

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 03:58 PM
Arnold, CA...Caltrans has closed Hwy 4 over Ebbetts Pass & Hwy 108 over Sonora Pass. Caltrans will have to check for rocks & debris before they can reopen after the weekend.

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2016 Fair & Frog Jump Jubilee Dedicated To The Whittle Family

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 09:59 AM
Frogtown, CA...Each year the Fair board selects a family and or organization to dedicate the annual fair to. This year the Fair has selected the Don and Nancy Whittle family. The Whittles have made significant contributions to the Fair. Nancy serving as the Junior Livestock Secretary for several years. Supporting the Fair as auction buyers and Fair sponsors. Serving on committees, competing in events, exhibiting livestock and in recent years Kent Whittle volunteering his time through his senior project.

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The 2016 Calaveras Saddle Queen Is Samantha Smith

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 08:23 AM
Frogtown, CA...The 2016 Calaveras Saddle Queen Is Samantha Smith, First Runner Up is Christa Gillio, Second Runner Up is Melanie Nelson. As one of the hosts said..."The are gorgeous and they can ride horses too" Congratulations to Samantha Smith

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The 2016 Miss Calaveras Is....Makayla Ruthrauff (Video Up Now Photos Added Soon)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 12:06 AM
Frogtown, USA...The 2016 Miss Calaveras Is....Makayla Ruthrauff. Full video & hundreds of photos coming soon....

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Miss Calaveras Video To Be Up Tomorrow Morning

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2016 08:18 PM
Frogtown, CA...We are videoing the Miss Calaveras competitions. Taking the stage for Miss Calaveras is Macy Breaux (Bret Harte), Hailey Long (Calaveras), Brighton Hamari (Bret Harte), Emma Hampton (Calaveras), Makayla Ruthrauff (Calaveras), and Sierra Stackpole (Calaveras).
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The 2016 Frog Jump Youth Parade Pictures & Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2016 06:18 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Annual Frog Jump Youth Parade was today and we have pictures & video below! The Parade, which is put on by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County and sponsored by Century 21 Sierra Properties always takes place on the first day of the fair. Individuals, pairs, and groups/clubs were all invited to take part in the exciting event.




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55 Year Old Denise Marie Gadd Identified As Person Found Deceased In Strawberry

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2016 05:17 PM
Strawberry, CA...Today the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Detectives were able to positively identify the remains that were discovered on April 28th on Old Strawberry Road as belonging to 55 year old Tuolumne County resident, Denise Marie Gadd.

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Traffic Update...Possible Injury Collision Near Hwy 108 & Kennedy Meadow Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2016 02:01 PM
Kennedy Meadows, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury collision near Hwy 108 & Kennedy Meadows. Please use caution in the area.....

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Michael Norman Hill 1942 - 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2016 01:48 PM
Arnold, CA...Michael Norman Hill, resident of Arnold, California, died 4/26 in Sonora after a short illness. Memorial celebration is being planned for May 29th, at 2pm at Mt Brow Winery. Michael was born in Stockton, 9/5/42. He worked as a contractor for his realtor parents (Hill Realty in Blue Lake Springs), Carl and Mabel Hill before getting his AA degree at Sacramento City College, his bachelor’s and master's at California State University, Sacramento. He got his doctorate at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He was dean of Humphrey’s College prior to coming to teach at Columbia College. He taught business administration, business law, accounting, business math and small business accounting; he also led the work experience program for business. He helped start the faculty scholarship program, and was active in the Columbia Foundation. Besides his teaching, he enjoyed sailing and running, participated in the Boston Marathon in 2003, and was a torchbearer for the Salt Lake Olympic Games. He lived in Calaveras County over 25 years.

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The Big Buildup Is Complete & Now Will Rosie's Record Stand

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2016 01:02 PM
Frogtown, USA....The 2016 Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jump Jubilee is underway. In the weeks leading up to the event there are several sanctioned Frog Jumps were people can qualify for the International Frog Jump Finals on Sunday at the fair. Below are photos from the Government Jump in San Andreas and a few photos from the Chamber Mixer at Frogtown last week.

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The First Day of Fair Has Something for Everyone! Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee May 19-22

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2016 07:18 AM
Frogtown, USA...Today, Thursday May 19, is the first day of our celebrated County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee and there is something to do for everyone! 8AM - Livestock Shows start at the Tower Pavilion 10AM - Youth Parade through downtown Angels Camp 12PM - California Carnival opens up, Frog Stage opens, Cole Porter Band fires up at the Ranch House 2PM - Saddle Queen competition starts down in the Arena, Winemaker of the Day in the Floral Pavilion, Northern California 8PM - Miss Calaveras competition starts on the Main Stage


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Muphys 9 Golf Course, Great Golf, Great Setting & Great Value! Rounds Starting At $11 Per Round

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/15/2016 01:46 PM
Murphys, CA...Come Enjoy the Murphys 9 Golf Course in Forest Meadows. When you come play the Murphys 9 Golf Course, you will enjoy some of the best golf and the best golf value in the area. This Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course offers golfers of all abilities a day they will not soon forget, with fairways set deep in the quiet of giant pines, great oaks, and towering cedars, as well as some that play across High Meadowland. Whether you are aiming to improve your game, or simply indulge in a day of Murphys golf, our course is excellent for you. Our idyllic settings will let you step away from life for a little while and focus on your golf passion. You will be able to test your skill set with our long fairways, multiple water hazards and strategically placed sand traps. Immediately after your round of golf, you will be eager to come back and play more.

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Free Fair Shuttle Now Serving Murphys and Arnold! Calaveras Transit Will Take You To The Jumping Frog Jubilee.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/11/2016 09:57 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)...New service this year: Calaveras Transit will take residents of Murphys and Arnold to the fair for FREE on Saturday, May 21! The bus will stop at the Arnold Library on Blagen Road, at Big Trees Market, and at Murphys Suites. Fair goers from Valley Springs also have a free shuttle available on Saturday. See the schedule below. The bus can also stop at any safe place along the route if you call Calaveras Transit customer service at 754-4450 by 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20, to make arrangements.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle On Roof Near Sheep Ranch Road & Colton Flat Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 10:05 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle on it's roof near Sheep Ranch Road & Colton Flat Road. Please use caution in the area....

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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets Weekly Specials Through May 24

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 05:11 PM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA... Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Wishing you Good Times, Good Cheer, and a Great 2016. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243

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Backcountry Pictures, in Cooperation with the Calaveras Arts Council, Presents the West Coast Premier of “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar.”

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 03:41 PM
Murphys, CA...In celebration of the National Park Centennial, Backcountry Pictures presents the West Coast Premier of “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” featuring the Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, and documentarian, David Vassar. “A Walk in the Park” will be presented in Vassar’s adopted home of Calaveras County on the evening of Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. Optional VIP Meet-and-Greet with David Vassar follows at CAMPS Restaurant at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort. (Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Additional details below).

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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad Through May 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 03:00 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad Through May 24th
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Traffic Update...Rear Ender Slows Traffic On Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 02:22 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On May 18, 2016, at approximately 0945 hours, a Valley Springs man was driving his Chevrolet southbound on SR-49 north of Fourth Crossing Road at approximately 40 MPH. A Rail Road Flat woman was driving her Chevrolet, and a Valley Springs man was driving his Ford in the same direction, directly in front of the first vehicle. They stopped their vehicles just north of Fourth Crossing in order to allow a vehicle to turn left from SR-49 onto Fourth Crossing Road. He attempted to stop his vehicle, but was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. The front of vehicle one collided with the rear of vehicle two. The force of that collision caused the front of vehicle two to collide with the rear of vehicle three. After the collision, all vehicles were removed from the roadway. The Rail Road Flat woman was transported from the scene by ambulance to Mark Twain Medical Center. She was subsequently flown by helicopter to Memorial Medical Center Modesto for treatment of minor injuries.

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Donald Trump Releases List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 01:19 PM
New York, NY...Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. The following list of potential Supreme Court justices is representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value and, as President, I plan to use this list as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices.”

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Sonora Pass Opens For Summer Driving Season. All Mountain Passes Now Open

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 01:14 PM
Tuolumne County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108 over Sonora Pass at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The diligent work of Caltrans crews enabled the opening of the pass for motorists who utilize this route. Caltrans crews responsible for the road opening extend their best wishes for safe summer traveling to those who enjoy the recreational opportunities this part of California has to offer.

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Gold Rush History Comes to Life At Columbia State Historic Park’s Diggins 1852

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 11:13 AM
Columbia, CA...Columbia State Historic Park will present “Diggins Tent Town 1852”, their annual living history event this coming May 19th through May 22nd. Sponsored by Friends of Columbia and Columbia State Historic Park and depicted by over 150 costumed volunteers, visitors can experience the events and environment of an 1850’s mining camp that is re-created in detail from the clothing, food and entertainment.

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Don't Miss The Soroptimist's 2016 Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Youth Parade

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 10:52 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Time to sign up to participate for the annual Youth Parade! The Parade, which is put on by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County and sponsored by Century 21 Sierra Properties, will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 19 in Angels Camp. Individuals, pairs, and groups/clubs are all invited to take part in the exciting event. Come help kick off the start of the Jumping Frog Jubilee, with your community! Those who are interested in participating can find the entry form online at www.frogtown.org. A few photos and video from last year to get you in the mood.





The 2015 Frog Jump Parade Video In HD

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Traffic Update...Injured Deer & Coyote In Roadway On Hwy 108

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 10:18 AM
Twain Harte, CA....CHP is reporting an injured deer and an injured coyote in the roadway on Hwy 108 and Confidence Road. Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update....Lane Blocked By Collision On Hwy 49 Near Fricot City Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 10:13 AM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a minor injury collision on Hwy 49 near Fricot City Road. The southbound lane is obstructed at this time.

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Cal.net Announces Merger With Hstar Technology Group

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 10:07 AM
Shingle Springs, CA...Cal.net, Inc, an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) based in Shingle Springs, CA, today announces that it has merged with Hstar Technology Group, Inc., an ISP based in Angels Camp, CA. By adding about 300 square miles of service area in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, this merger expands the Cal.net geographic coverage territory to approximately 2,300 square miles in total. Consequently, Cal.net is now able to deliver seamless high-quality broadband Internet services to most of the rural communities of the Sierra Nevada foothills from the northeast to the southeast of Sacramento. The combined entities will operate under the Cal.net name, now making Cal.net one of the largest privately-owned fixed-wireless ISPs in northern California.

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