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A White Christmas Is Building In Bear Valley! Weather & Mountain Update ~By Mattly Trent

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

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

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

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

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

Merry Christmas & Happy Savings From Murphys Motorcycle Company

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

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 10:30 AM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market (Phone 209-795-GIVE), open Thurs.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm. Rose will be there along with lots of other irresistible kittens. We will also have kitties available at our Angels Camp Adoption Center, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49), open Thurs.-Sat., 11 am–5 pm. There are oodles of kitties just waiting to meet you!

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Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent

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

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2014 09:20 AM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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Two Pharmacists Charged with 25 Murders in Seven States

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

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

Make Your Christmas Dinner Plans Now At The Murphys Hotel

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

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

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

Make Your Nominations Now For The Golden Health Awards

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

Click Above To Make Your Nominaitons
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Angels Camp Teen Missing Since Yesterday

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

West Point 4-H Club Wants You!

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

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

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

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

Eagle Viewing Tours at Pardee & Camanche Reservoirs

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. It's Time to Check Your Cabinets for Expired and Unused Prescriptions
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  11. The Clothes Mine Offering Midweek Madness CLEARANCE Events Every Wednesday in December!
  12. Six Inches Of New Snow Overnight In Bear Valley
  13. Traffic Update Two Black Cows On The Loose Copper Cove Dr / Black Creek Dr
  14. Rain & Snow To Linger Through Week
  15. 2015 Acrobag Progression Tour December 23, 2014 to December 27, 2014
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  17. Come Witness History In The Making!
  18. Major Art Exhibition "River Reflections" to Open in Sutter Creek
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