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11/07/2020 - Skyline Bear Valley Winter Job Fair is November 7th!
Arnold, CA...Skyline Bear Valley Winter Job Fair, When: Saturday November 7, 2020, Where: Bistro Espresso 1225 Oak Cir Drive, Arnold, CA, What: hiring for all positions/departments. ON the spot interviews, Event will be held outside. from 10 am - 2 pm, Bear Valley resort 2280 highway 207 Bear Valley, Ca 209-753-2301

Skyline Bear Valley Resort Winter 2020/2021
Employee Benefits
Employees must be actively employed to receive these benefits/privileges:
• Free Season Pass to ski/snowboard – while actively employed only
• Free Dependent Season Passes (based on employee status / classification)
• Competitive Pay – locally and within the industry
• Free Employee Shuttle to/from Mountain daily beginning in Murphys
• $10 Employee Standard Equipment Rental (ski or snowboard) – this is an occasional privilege; employees should purchase their own ski/board gear
• $20 Dependent Standard Ski/Snowboard Equipment Rental
• 50% off Demo Equipment Rentals from Reba Sports (employees only)
• Free Group Lessons, Sun-Fri, non-holiday/peak (with a paying customer)
• $25 two-hour group lessons for employee dependents ages 4+
• 25-50% off Team Programs for dependent(s), varies based on classification
• 25% off Retail Purchases at Reba Sports (employees only)
• 50% off Helmet Purchase for Employees at Reba Sports (limit one per season)
• 25% discount on purchases at the General Store (excludes alcohol and the deli)
• 25% off Food Purchases at all BVM locations (cafeteria, coffee café and BBQ’s)
• 25% off Food Purchases at Skyhigh Pizza Pub, Creekside Bistro and Grizzly Bar
• 30% Discount on lodging at Bear Valley Lodge, mid-week, non-holiday; (eligible employee must book reservation; based on availability)
• Discounted Friends and Family Lift Ticket Vouchers; one per paycheck, starting the last pay period of December
• Direct Deposit of paychecks
• Bear Valley Adventure Company (Cross Country resort) – Free daily trail pass for XC skiing or snowshoeing valid Sunday thru Friday (non-holiday) only.
$5 XC equipment/tube/sled rentals for all employees; free for managers
** All programs and prices subject to change with or without notice **
11/01/2020 - Angels-Murphys Rotary Shoe Drive for Soles4Souls 2020 is November 1st - 15th
Murphys, CA...Donate your gently used shoes to our annual Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty! Shoes will be cleaned, repaired and distributed to those in need domestically and internationally. Shoes are also provided to start micro-businesses, with proceeds going to purchase new shoes for children and adults wherever there is a need. Currently, Soles4Souls is distributing thousands of pairs of shoes to victims of wildfires in California and Oregon.

Questions? Call (209) 278-0455
10/17/2020 - Murphys Grade Road Resurfacing on October 17th
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...Roadway resurfacing will be conducted on Saturday, October 17, 2020 as part of the Murphys Grade Road Overlay and Microsurface Project. The roadway work will be along Murphys Grade Road between Angels Camp and the town of Murphys. Traffic lanes will be reduced to one lane with the use of flaggers, pilot cars and warning devices. Estimated construction activity will be during daylight hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be construction crews and equipment on site, so please drive with caution.

Calaveras County Public Works Department and our contractor Tom Mayo Construction appreciate your cooperation and will do everything we can to complete the project on schedule.

Contact Calaveras County Public Works at (209)754-6401 if you have any questions regarding this project.

10/11/2020 - Don't Miss the Big CalaverasGROWN Farmers' Market Today in Murphys
Murphys, CA...CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers' Market, Sunday, in Murphys Community Park from 9AM to 1PM 🍒 🐝 💕 $2 in Market Bucks to the first 100 shoppers who stop by the information booth! Though the rain may have missed us, cooler temps have us indoors more and enjoying our creature comforts. Whether you're vegan, a vegetarian, carnivore or something in between, there's nothing better than a stew simmering on the stove or veggies grilling to make us feel all is right with the world. Much of the seasonal produce needed for your fall recipes or a bit of inspiration can be found at our market. Add a freshly baked bread or delicious dessert and you'll have everything necessary to create a memorable meal for family and friends.

There’s also something very special about knowing the people themselves who help put food on your table. And shopping outdoors in the fresh air is joyful, uplifting and healthy. Feel good knowing you are buying directly from the grower or producer, so your food has traveled fewer miles and been handled fewer times than grocery store items.

We welcome SNAP EBT customers with Market Match so your dollars go twice as far. Ask also about CalaverasGROWN's regional currency ✨Mother Lode Gold ✨ which stretches your money 10% further.

100% of the money you spend at farmers' markets goes directly to the farmer, helping their small business thrive and strengthening the local economy. Thank you for shopping local. Our governor has declared that farmers' markets are essential and we follow COVID guidelines.

ps – Our online “mobile market” will remain open throughout the year with many of the same local vendors you’ve come to know and appreciate. Visit or our Facebook site for more information.
Murphys Certified Farmers' Market
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09/26/2020 - The Trifilo Garden Center is Your Holiday & Nursery Headquarters (Open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun!))
Murphys, CA..The Trifilo Garden Center is a great destination for anyone getting into the holiday spirit. Trifilo Garden Center has Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Gardening Supplies, Bulbs, Gardening Lifestyle Clothing and much, much more. They are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday currently and additional additional opening days are coming soon. Please practice social distancing and follow posted notices. Trifilo Garden Center is a local, family-owned business located in Murphys, California. It is a full-service nursery with a variety of flowers, trees, shrubs, indoor/outdoor plants, succulents, and more. We feature native and local plants and trees, offer a wide-variety of supplies, and provide an environment of inspiration for all types of gardeners. We welcome you for a visit.

10/05/2020 - Bret Harte Post Secondary Virtual Planning Night is October 5th
Angels Camp, CA...Bret Harte High School would like all junior and seniors and their parents to attend a live virtual post-secondary planning night on October 5, 2020 at 6 pm. Guest speakers from the University of California, the California State University, California Community Colleges, Western Undergraduate Exchange Program, Private Colleges of California, Mother Lode Educational Opportunity Center, United States Air Force ROTC, United States Army, and changes to the college planning process due to COVID-19 will be included. More information will be released prior to the event on the Bret Harte Career Center web page and through Remind text alerts. Please visit: for more information and to sign up for text alerts for all Career Center events.

09/05/2020 - Forest Meadows Community Garage Sale in Murphys Sat., Sept. 5 8:00 – 2:00
Murphys, CA...This is a gated community, ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRY until 8:00 a.m., All visitors MUST wear a mask, 16’ Aluminum boat & 40 hp motor, dirt bike, treadmill, wine fridge, furniture, canoe, home décor,sporting goods, h/h, tools, books, clothing, toys, video games,cribs, small appliances, fire pit, golf cart, golf clubs, plus too many items to list! Off Hwy 4 between Murphys and Arnold Receive list at entrance gate showing location of over 25 participating residents. This event is subject to County Health Dept. mandates in effect on September 5.

09/27/2020 - The 27th Annual Calaveras County Grape Stomp! Backyard Edition-September 27, 2020, Register Today!
Murphys, CA...Celebrating 27th Annual Calaveras County Grape Stomp. You won't want to miss this opportunity to stomp in the First of Its Kind "Virtual Grape Stomp". Pick your Stomp Team Name, Get Registered, Pickup your Virtual Grape Stomp Kits, Get your Backyard Setup & HAVE FUN!





Registration is now open for the Calaveras County Virtual Grape Stomp Event set to take place using Zoom Online Event Services on Sunday, September 27th at 11:00-5:00 PDT! The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is excited to host this first of its kind community event and fundraiser. Now's the time to get your team connected and costumes ready. The REGISTRATION DEADLINE has been extended to August 31st! 

The registration entry fee is $120 per team of two and includes advance access to the Virtual Grape Stomp Auction. The number of stomp teams is limited to 400 so be sure to get your teams registered at the same time (if stomping in the same backyard). VIRTUAL GRAPE STOMP KITS WILL NEED TO BE PICKED UP AT THE CWA WINE INFO CENTER IN MURPHYS, CA ON 9/25 OR 9/26. Kits weigh about 27 pounds and include the Grape Stomp bucket, 25 pounds of Grapes, Measuring Devices, 1-Day Tasting Passes ($40 value) for each Adult Stomper, Rules Sheet and some Surprises! Assistance is available with loading kits in car outside of Wine Info Center. Choice of kit pickup date is included in the registration form. Starting times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis and the schedules will be provided one week prior to the event. Each stomp heat will last 3 minutes and the virtual event time-slot is 30 minutes (warm up, posting of scores, etc.)  As a non-profit organization, this event is one of our annual fundraisers and entry fees are non-refundable.

All teams must check in online using the Zoom Meeting Link at least 15 minutes before their scheduled starting time. We want to ensure that all teams have the opportunity to compete and appreciate you being on time. NOTE: Zoom Online Meeting & Recording instructions will be sent in registration confirmation email with link to watch video tutorial. For purpose of this event, a SmartPhone or Tablet is recommended to join the Zoom Meeting and Record the Stomp.

All starting times and advance auction access link will be emailed one week in advance of the event and also posted at Check the website and your email frequently for updates. The Virtual Grape Stomp Auction supports Calaveras County community groups as well as high school scholarships - your contributions are appreciated. For more information, contact  the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance office at 209-728-9467 or email


Please review the CWA_2020 Virtual Grape Stomp Rules_062620.pdf prior to registering.

We encourage you to come in costume! The Top 10 Winning Teams will be scored based on Skills, Style and Spirit. A tutorial video can be found HERE

One entry per team and multiple teams must register separately. Stomp at your own risk.

We thank our event sponsors for their support of this fundraising event:
08/17/2020 - Calaveras County Continues Cooling Centers Through Thursday
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division has issued a heat advisory due to extreme heat for an extended period. Cooling centers will continue through Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 10AM to 6PM at the following locations where the heat will be most extreme. The location for the cooling center in Copperopolis has been updated. Cooling centers will comply with state guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings will be required.

Calaveras Public Health urges people to remain vigilant about the prevention of COVID-19 transmission during this heat warning.

The best ways to avoid exposure to the virus are to:
 Stay home if you are sick
 Stay at least 6 feet away from people outside of your household
 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
 Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when around others

For more information about prevention and signs of heat-related illness, call Public Health at 209-754-6460 or visit

07/24/2020 - Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Winery is now open for wine tastings with safety precautions in place. Reservations recommended with limited availability of walk-in tastings as well. Social distance, wear your face coverings, enjoy a beautiful winery setting and great wines today.

On January 16, 2019 the Oliveto Family purchased the former location of Irish Vineyards in Vallecito, CA. This is the now the location of the Stevenot Winery production facility as well as a second Tasting Room currently opened every Saturday and Sunday. “We are excited to have this opportunity to move the production facility back to Calaveras County and to be close to Murphys.” stated Jon Oliveto, President and Production Manager for Stevenot Winery. With everyone in the company living in Murphys it made sense to pursue the opportunity. Over the past few months the Oliveto family has started on the complete remodeling to include the winery and tasting room as well as the historic Batten House. “We have so many plans including more parties and bringing live music to this venue. On weekends we will have winery and vineyard tours including barrel tastings.” said Lorraine Oliveto, Tasting Room Manager for both locations. Stevenot will be doing their crush in the new location and then begin production shortly after that working with Stevenot’s Winemaker, Nancy Steel. Stay tuned and look for more information on events and the Grand Opening!

More about the history of Stevenot Winery and the Oliveto Family . . . . .
Wine, gold, history, and heritage are all part of the rich and colorful tradition that is Stevenot Winery. With a new Winery Property and Tasting Room located in Vallecito and the Tasting Room on Main Street located in downtown Murphys, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, Stevenot’s beginnings hark back long before their first release of wine in 1979.

The first Stevenots came to the area during the great Gold Rush of the mid 1800’s. During that time vineyards began cropping up throughout the region as miners from France, Germany, and Italy were creating a demand for wine on an unprecedented scale. At one time the Sierra Foothills rivaled the areas of Napa and Sonoma combined in vineyard acreage with over 100 wineries established.

Although the industry eventually declined with the advent of prohibition, it wasn’t long before a fifth generation member of the Stevenot family took up where his family had left off and established the winery in the late 1970’s. Recognized as one of the pioneers of the rebirth of wine production in the Sierra Foothills, Stevenot Winery quickly secured its reputation for producing world class wines and for their innovative and award winning style.

A New Generation
On February 10, 2010 Oliveto Distributing, Inc. became the proud new owner of Stevenot Wines, operating the Stevenot Tasting Room on Murphys’ Main Street, as well as the Stevenot Wine Club. Brothers Jon Oliveto and David Oliveto are the Owners of the well-respected and long-standing distribution company previously based out of Sutter Creek and now located in Vallecito. “We are very honored and excited to have this opportunity!” exclaims David Oliveto, Vice President of Stevenot Winery. “We want to carry on the tradition of Barden Stevenot and grow the business. Stevenot has always been a quality brand, well respected in the community and has always sold very well. This compliments the wine in the bottle.” The Oliveto family has distributed Stevenot wines since the early 1980’s, when White Zinfandel was their best seller. “It’s all about quality.” adds Jon. “We have been in the distribution business our whole lives and will continue to focus on wine making.”

Oliveto Family History
Born and raised in Jackson, Jon and David began working at very early ages, with their father Ross Oliveto’s milk distributing business which opened in the late 1960’s. With close to 50 years in the industry serving the region, the Oliveto family knows the business and the community well.
In 1979 the milk distribution company was sold and the Oliveto family went into the beer and soft drink distribution business serving Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. In the early 1980’s a wine division was added. The company was honored with the Miller Masters award in the early 1990’s, placing them in the top seven distributors in the United States. They were also awarded the High Life Achievement by Miller Brewing Company in 2002 and 2003, given to the top 40 distributors out of a roster of 450 companies.

The community has embraced Jon and David with open arms. “It surprises us how excited people are about our new venture.” Jon said. “We are receiving overwhelming support.”

Jon and his wife Lori now live in Murphys. David has lived in Calaveras County for 20 years and resides in Murphys with his wife, Lorraine. Daughters Elizabeth and Brooke (with her husband Robert and newborn son Cashton) are also residents of Murphys.

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