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Tuesday, Sep 17
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Sep 18
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Sep 19
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Sep 20
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
06:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras’ 20th Annual Art Auction at Karmère Winery & Vineyards!
Saturday, Sep 21
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Bear Valley Ski Club's Annual Ski Sale
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
03:30 PM Days of Wine and Noses
03:30 PM Days of Wine and Noses
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM Los Pinguos – Hot Argentine Folk Groove Band
Sunday, Sep 22
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday By 9am!
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Tuesday, Sep 24
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Sep 25
05:45 PM Democratic Congressional Candidate Forum
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Sep 26
10:00 AM VA Training Health Care Training on Sept 26th
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
05:00 PM Kathleen Brown, Former Ca State Treasurer, to Tell Brown Family Story At Calaveras County Historical
Friday, Sep 27
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
Saturday, Sep 28
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center Showcases Local Health Resources at Fall Health Fair
All Day Shop Local at Spence Ranch Feed & Supply! Customer Appreciation Sale September 28th!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Free Rabies Vaccinations & Microchipping at Spence Ranch Feed & Supply on September 28th
09:00 AM 3rd Annual Breathe Deep Amador Crazy Hat/Hair 5K Fun Run/Walk
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM The Easy Leaves with opener Trevor McSpadden – Country, the lean Bakersfield sound
Sunday, Sep 29
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
09:00 AM Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday By 9am!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend

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Calaveras County Sand Bag Locations

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 11:32 PM
San Andreas, CA...As the winter storms finally look to be on the horizon the Calaveras County Public Works Department sent in a reminder for residents of sand bag locations.

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Repairs Close Sections of Cottonwood Road Through Dec. 15

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/15/2017 05:30 PM
Tuolumne, CA, Major reconstruction began today on 11 sites along Cottonwood Road (Forest Route 1N04) on the Stanislaus National Forest. The road was severely damaged by winter storms in 2016-2017 and was reopened to the public after the Forest Service made temporary repairs in July. The road was approved for funding assistance from the Federal Highway Administration under the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program.

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Construction Snarling Traffic South of Angels Camp & Parrotts Ferry May Be Best Route!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2017 11:36 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(Editor's Note: We just heard from a viewer that this stretch of construction is causing up to 45 minute delays if you happen to mistime heading through this area. So is you have an appointment or time sensitive trip you need to make to or from Sonora Parrotts Ferry may be your best alternative. Or Red Hill Road if you don't mind a bit of gravel.) The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 49 from Angels Creek to the Calaveras/Tuolumne county line. Work will begin Monday, August 14, 2017, through Friday, August 18, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Motorists should expect 10 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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El Portal Road in Yosemite National Park Remains Closed Highway 140 closed at Parkline at least through the weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/13/2017 02:19 PM
Yosemite, CA...The El Portal Road and Arch Rock Entrance into Yosemite National Park remain closed due to a rockslide that occurred yesterday around Noon. Yosemite National Park staff are assessing the area and the road will remain closed at least through the weekend of June 17-18, 2017. After the assessment is complete, crews will begin to remove rock debris and repair the road to make it safe for visitors to travel on. There is no estimate for when the road will reopen.

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Sonora Pass/SR-108 Now Open For The Summer...Not Yet For Ebbetts

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/13/2017 02:32 PM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108 (SR-108) over Sonora Pass at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The diligent work of Caltrans crews enabled the opening of the pass for motorists who utilize this route. To see some of the challenges that come with opening the mountain routes, visit goo.gl/8vEp1o for a Caltrans News Flash that provides insight to the work.



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Inquiring Minds Want To Know: How Does Caltrans Find The Road?

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2017 12:33 PM
Kennedy Meadows, CA...From Caltrans.."A lot of people wonder how we find the road through all the snow. On SR-108, the Sonora Pass, Caltrans Supervisor Chris Baker informs me that his crew locates the road by electrifying a line that is embedded in the center of the highway. He then uses a locator to detect it and as you see in the photo, puts environmentally friendly marks for the dozer to follow. The dozer then pushes snow down to the blower. And then the blower operators can follow center line from there and widen out the highway. Simple, huh?"




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Caltrans Continues To Plow, Blow & Dig Their Way To The Tops Of Mountain Passes

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/16/2017 02:19 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Caltrans' District 10 maintenance crews continue to dig out following one of California's wildest winters in decades, and that includes moving snow, debris and other material from Ebbetts Pass/State Route 4 (SR-4) in Alpine County. Here is a video from Monday's work - snow is packed tight against the road.


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Caltrans Crews Pushing East To Clear Snow Covered Sierra Passes

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/10/2017 08:53 AM
Arnold, CA...Caltrans District 10 gave the following update yesterday on their progress. "The gate at the Mt. Reba turnoff remains closed, and that is as far as folks can go by vehicle. After removing snow on SR-4 near Lake Alpine, a Caltrans' maintenance crew saw that a washout had occurred, the result of a culvert being plugged this past winter. The culvert was cleared, the structural repairs have been made and the road is scheduled to be patched this week. Once repairs are complete, the goal is to continue moving east and open SR-4 to the east end of Lake Alpine by the end of this week. Of course, weather, resources, road conditions and other factors always play a role in the progress of clearing mountain passes.

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USFS Says Mokelumne River Canyon Access Roads Closed Indefinitely Due To Storm Damage

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2017 09:45 PM
Pioneer, CA...All 3 roads that provide access to the Mokelumne River Canyon are closed indefinitely due to storm damage: Salt Springs Road, Ellis Road, and Panther Creek Road. There is storm damage on all 18 national forests in California with a total of 557 damage sites on forest service roads regionally as of April 5, 2017. There are multiple damage sites on many roads, and the damage is significant in some places. Damage assessment is still in progress and will not be fully known until the snow melts. The photos here are from Panther Creek Road in the Amador Ranger District.

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Hwy 26 Now Open Through West Point Area! Repair Costs Estimated At $3.5 Million

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2017 04:45 PM
West Point, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will open eastbound and westbound State Route 26 (SR-26) from Higdon Road to the North Fork Mokelumne River Bridge, just west of West Point, following a 69-day full closure due to storm related damage. State Route 26 opened on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Final striping will be installed under a moving closure on Friday, April 21, 2017. For nearly three months, motorists in Amador and Calaveras Counties patiently endured up to 60-minute detours as Caltrans performed a variety of repairs, addressing a roadside slip-out, rockslide and culvert replacements.



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