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Saturday, Dec 7
09:00 AM Mountain Christain Fellowship Annual Craft Fair & Holiday Boutique!
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!
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Presents: "Holiday Belles"
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
07:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
08:00 PM “Winterdance” – A Celtic Christmas Celebration” presented by Molly’s Revenge – with Celt
08:00 PM “Winterdance” – A Celtic Christmas Celebration” presented by Molly’s Revenge – with Celt
Sunday, Dec 8
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM The Games Afoot
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Presents: "Holiday Belles"
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
Tuesday, Dec 10
10:00 AM Calaveras Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Dec 11
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Dec 12
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
07:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
Friday, Dec 13
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
All Day The Games Afoot
07:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
08:00 PM Bob Malone Band – The Christmas Collection Live
Saturday, Dec 14
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 Chocolate Festival
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Presents: "Holiday Belles"s"
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
Until 09:30 PM The Games Afoot
Sunday, Dec 15
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
10:00 AM Make Plans to Attend Moms, Mimosas & Muffins at Crafty Chicks & Co.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Just in Time for the Holidays Horse Adoption on December 15th
02:00 PM The Games Afoot
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Presents: "Holiday Belles"
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
02:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
Tuesday, Dec 17
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Dec 18
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Dec 19
06:00 PM Studio 4 Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Studio 4 Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker

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The Elevated Evening News™ Will Return Monday Evening!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 09:46 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Will Return Monday Evening! We were out covering holiday events this evening...

Indoor Marijuana Grow Search Warrant and Arrests

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 04:07 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On 12/5/2019, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Unit served a search warrant for illegal marijuana cultivation on an address located in the 2000 block of South Ranchero Road in Valley Springs. As Deputies entered the residence, they immediately noticed the strong smell of engine exhaust. The exhaust (and associated carbon monoxide) was being created by a 7000-watt generator, which had been placed into a center room and was running. Deputies encountered a non-compliant adult male who was taken into custody. They also located an adult female who was partially coherent in a bedroom adjacent to the running generator.


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Major Injuries for Modesto Man in Hwy 4 Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 03:53 PM
Angels Camp, CA...A 33 year old Modesto man was driving a Chrysler Sebring westbound on State Route 4, west of Stallion Way at an unknown speed. A 51 year old Fremont man was driving a Dodge Ram eastbound on State Route 4, west of Stallion Way at approximately 40 mph. For unknown reasons, The Modesto man allowed his vehicle to leave the roadway and enter the north shoulder. He over corrected to the left and back onto the roadway. He had no control of the Sebring and spun in a counter clock wise direction and into the eastbound lane, directly in the path of the Ram. Consequently, the front end of the Ram collided with the driver side of the Sebring.

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Just in Time for the Holidays Horse Adoption on December 15th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 03:28 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Animal Services is holding a Just in Time for the Holidays horse adoption event December 15th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Calaveras County Fair Grounds at 2465 Gun Club Road Angels Camp 95222. Come tour the horses and get additional information and start the adoption process.

Mokelumne Express Opens this Weekend at Bear Valley!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 02:17 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Join us at Bear Valley this weekend the 7th & 8th as we open our High-Speed Six pack chairlift for the first time this winter! Starting December 14th the Frontside & Backside + Village terrain will be open 7 days a week! Season is off to an amazing start!! Could it be Grizzmas 2019!?






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Mark Twain Medical Center Wishes You A Healthy Happy Holidays & New Year!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 02:00 PM
San Andreas, CA...Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services; including four Specialty Care Centers and five community Medical Centers. Our Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community.

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Florida Governor DeSantis Said Shooter is Foreign National & Member of Saudi Air Force

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 11:19 AM
Pensacola, FL...Florida Governor DeSantis Said Shooter is Foreign National & Member of Saudi Air Force. Sheriff confirms a handgun was used in attack.

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Four Killed in Shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 09:31 AM
Pensacola, FL...Officials at Naval Air Station Pensacola report that an active shooter incident occurred this morning on the base. Four people are confirmed dead, including the shooter, and there are multiple injuries. The base is still in lockdown as first responders secure the scene. Base security and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are currently investigating. The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified.


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Take a Winter Drive From Camp Connell to Lake Alpine with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 08:55 AM
Murphys, CA...Take a Winter Drive From Camp Connell to Lake Alpine with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry



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266,000 New Jobs in November, Average Hourly Wage Rose to $28.29, Up 3.1 Percent Over 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 07:49 AM
Washington, DC...Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services. Employment rose in manufacturing, reflecting the return of workers from a strike.

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CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Transitions Out of Peak Fire Season

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 07:39 AM
San Andreas, CA...Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) to transition out of peak fire season effective Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in Tuolumne, Calaveras and the eastern portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.

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Traffic Update....Non Injury School Bus vs Pickup Hit & Run Near Fiddletown Rd & Burnt Wheel Farm Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 07:09 AM
Fiddletown, CA...Traffic Update....Non Injury School Bus vs Pickup Hit & Run Near Fiddletown Rd & Burnt Wheel Farm Rd. From the way the CHP log is written it appears it was the school bus that did the hitting and running...


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Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2019 07:02 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





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Join Your Friends at Murphys Open House on December 6th (A Few Photos From Last Year to Get Your Ready)

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 03:06 PM
Murphys, CA...Every year on the first Friday evening in December from 5-8 pm, Murphys closes Main Street to cars and welcomes locals and visitors downtown to thank everybody for their support throughout the year.  We want to help you find your holiday spirit!  Shops and tasting rooms will stay open late to offer treats, a hometown parade will delight us all, carolers & musicians will entertain, you’ll have a chance to catch up with friends around the firepits, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be taking requests in the Native Sons Hall.
































































































































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Open Burn Season Starts December 6th, Permits Not Required in Cal Fire TCU

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 10:37 PM
San Andreas, CA...On Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8 a.m. CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) will lift the burn permit requirement for Calaveras, Tuolumne, and the Eastern portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, within the State Responsibility Area. CAL FIRE burn permits will NOT be required and burn hours are not restricted. Open burning is allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by the Air Pollution Control District in each county. In Calaveras County, burning on property five acres or more in size requires a permit from the Air Pollution Control District. In Tuolumne County, burning on property two acres or more in size requires a permit from the Air Pollution Control District.

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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm...Tonight's Replay is Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 09:56 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Pedestrian Collision on Big Trees Road Near Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 03:56 PM
Murphys, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Pedestrian Collision on Big Trees Road Near Hwy 4. An elderly lady didn't see a flagger in the roadway and hit the pedestrian. From what a witness said the pedestrian was somersaulted by the impact but was able to avoid landing on his head. He was transported via ambulance for a leg injury however.

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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Near Italian Bar Rd / Heidi Ln

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 02:55 PM
Columbia, CA...Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Near Italian Bar Rd / Heidi Ln


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The Growth of Socially Responsible Investing ~ from Brian J. Tewksbury

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 02:32 PM
Murphys, CA...Brian J. Tewksbury, Biography: Financial Advisor / Investment Advisor / Stock Broker / Insurance Licensed Professional / Business Consultant and Entrepreneur experienced in supporting small business owners and start-ups in all aspects of accounting and fund raising for seed capital and beyond. Specialties: SEC License Series 7 and Series 66. California Insurance License #0G81083


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Sender's in Mountain Ranch Now Hiring

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 12:49 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA....Sender's Mountain Ranch location is Now Hiring! Sender's Market in Mountain Ranch/Valley Springs seeking Lumber Yard Associates and Deli clerks for our Grocery Dept. Apply in person at the store location or send letter of interest/resume to hr@sendersmarket.com attn: Stephanie.

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The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 11:47 AM
Murphys, CA...Murder? …Maybe. Mayhem? …A distinct possibility. Hilarity? Definitely! Take a suspense thriller worthy of Sherlock Holmes, wrap it in a stylish screwball comedy, set it at Christmastime and you get the holiday whodunnit “The Game’s Afoot”. William Gillette, a Broadway superstar famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a holiday dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette finds himself at the center of a mystery that might have stumped Holmes himself and now he must summon every ounce of Sherlock to solve the mystery.

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Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for December 2nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 09:41 AM
Sonora, CA...The latest Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputies Activity Logs are enclosed...

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Nancy Pelosi's Weekly Press Conference

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 08:27 AM
Washington, DC...Nancy Pelosi's Weekly Press Conference

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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through December 10th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 08:23 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.580.6035 Or You may call your order into 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order into 209.728.3402 ext 305. 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. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local.

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Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Sierra Hills Market 209.728.3402, 117 Highway 4, Murphys. Lila and Sage Catering and Cakes 209.728.2604. Angels Food Market 209.736.4243. 396 North Main Street, Angels Camp. Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.`
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Traffic Update.....Possible Injury Rear Ended Big Rig Collision Near Michigan Bar Rd / Sr104

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 08:02 AM
Ione, CA...Traffic Update.....Possible Injury Rear Ended Big Rig Collision Near Michigan Bar Rd / Sr104

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am Morning Replay and Board of Supervisors Meeting Till Noon Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 07:01 AM
Arnold, CA…This morning it was still impeachment dominated are far as stories we covered. Nancy Pelosi told her troops full steam ahead on the impeachment process. Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Asks Committees to Move Forward on Impeachment

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 06:57 AM
Washington, DC...House Speaker Nancy Pelosi statement on the status of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry.

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The Lights of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony is Decenber 6th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 06:45 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Lights of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony is Decenber 6th! San Andreas Rotary, Dignity Health, San Andreas Merchants & Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation are joining together to bring you . Please come as we sing carols and light the tree in San Andreas!

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Sender's Market's Big Thanksgiving Ad! Local Grocery Ad & Grocery Specials Through December 10th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2019 06:45 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...In 1950, we started out as a family operation with Erich’s father and mother, August and Freida Sender, in a century-old adobe building. The upstairs was home to the Sender family, and the first floor included groceries, a meat market, a bar, and a small eating place called Opa’s Smokehouse. On Christmas morning in 1968, the old store was destroyed by fire. But in June 1969, Sender’s Market, Inc. was opened. Since that time, there have been many changes, including remodeling, expansion, and the addition of many employees. That’s also when we added the truss plant and purchased Sender’s Market Ace Hardware in Valley Springs. Today, we're still family owned and still working hard to stock everything from pantry essentials to power tools. Whether you've got questions about the perfect cut of meat or the right kind of paint, our helpful, knowledgeable staff has you covered.



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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm…Tonight’s Replay is Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 10:00 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Traffic Update....Possible Major Injury Collision Near Hwy 108 Tulloch Dam Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 06:01 PM
Jamestown, CA....Traffic Update....Possible Major Injury Collision Near Hwy 108 Tulloch Dam Rd


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The 5th Annual Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights Photos & Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 05:55 PM
Arnold, CA...The Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights twinkled down the road on Friday evening from Dunbar Road down Blagen Road and ended at White Pines Park. It was an evening of family fun with whimsical lights a beautiful parade, Christmas carols and a 75 foot Christmas tree. Before the parade started Mr. And Mrs. Claus were in the gazebo taking photos with the children.

























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Calaveras County 2019 Holiday Road Closures

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 02:28 PM
San Andreas, CA...The driving public should be advised that there will be several temporary road closures in the upcoming weeks for various parades and holiday celebrations. “Murphys Winter Open House + Festival of Wines”. Murphys Historic Downtown – Main Street will be closed to traffic from 5 pm to 8 pm on Friday, December 6, 2019. “Valley Springs Christmas Parade”. Daphne Street and Pine Street will be closed to traffic from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019. “Mokelumne Hill’s Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting”. Mokeulmne Hill – Main Street (between Lafayette Street and Center Street) will be closed to traffic from 1 pm to 6:30 pm on Sunday, December 8, 2019.

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Handsome Jack is Your Calaveras County Animal Services Pet of the Week

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 01:13 PM
San Andreas, CA...Meet Jack, an incredibly handsome shorthaired orange tabby junior. A big boy at almost ten pounds with some growing left to do, Jack is at the shelter because he was abandoned by his former owner. A terrific all around kitty, Jack loves people, adores attention and enjoys the company of other feline friendly kitties. He likes being held and still has some kitten playfulness left in him. We are confident he will be a good fit with most any loving household.

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Free Rabies Vaccinations & Micro-Chipping on December 7th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 01:05 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Free Rabies Vaccinations & Micro-Chipping on December 7th

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The 2019 Avery Christmas Tree Now Lighting the Way on Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 11:00 AM
Avery, CA...The Avery Community Community Christmas Tree is now Lighting the way on Hwy 4. The Avery Tree is our favorite tree of the Holidays every year. As travelers make their way up Hwy 4 to ski or play in the snow they have a friendly beacon to welcome them. As residents it is hard to to smile as you catch your first glimpses of light as you pass through Hathaway Pines.



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Bear Valley Recovering from Snow Deluge & Getting the Hill Ready! The Weekend Will Be Awesome! ~ Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 10:20 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! So………………Wednesday starts out with temps at 32F at 5am ahead of the short wave of snow expected today. 3-5″ is slated to fall as the temp drops slightly in the afternoon to accommodate. Thursday currently looks to be partly sunny then Friday arrives with more snow with 8-14″ expected by Saturday morning. Saturday will also see snow possible another foot before things head East come Sunday. 5500′ looks to be the elevation level for this storm but I expect some fluctuation with that. Some sunny days look to be in order for Monday/Tuesday. An a amazing amount of snowfall has got us all in the Sierra working hard to dig and out and prep for the coming weekend of Pure Mtn Fun! Lift access is offline M-F this week and will resume this coming Saturday December 7th. Come check out our “Pure Mtn Fun” as we have lots of it going on!





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Take a Winter Drive From Murphys to Camp Connell with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 09:43 AM
Murphys, CA...Take a Winter Drive From Murphys to Camp Connell with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry



Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision vs Front Gate of Mule Creek State Prison

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 07:42 AM
Ione, CA...Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision vs Front Gate of Mule Creek State Prison.


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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through December 10th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 07:36 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through December 10th. Shop Local, Shop Often & Save!



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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am The Opening Statements & First Hours of Impeachment Hearings

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2019 06:57 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm...Tonight's Replay is Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2019 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2019 09:08 PM
Washington, DC...From the Preface..."The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election. As described in this executive summary and the report that follows, President Trump’s scheme subverted U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine and undermined our national security in favor of two politically motivated investigations that would help his presidential reelection campaign. The President demanded that the newly-elected Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, publicly announce investigations into a political rival that he apparently feared the most, former Vice President Joe Biden, and into a discredited theory that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 presidential election. To compel the Ukrainian President to do his political bidding, President Trump conditioned two official acts on the public announcement of the investigations: a coveted White House visit and critical U.S. military assistance Ukraine needed to fight its Russian adversary.



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Kamala Harris Suspends Her Presidential Campaign

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2019 08:25 PM
Washington, DC...From Senator Kamala Harris..."Eleven months ago at the launch of our campaign in Oakland I told you all: “I am not perfect. But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. I will speak the truth.” And that’s what I have tried to do every day of this campaign. So here’s the truth today.


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66 Year old Spokane Washington Man Lost His Life in Hwy 49 Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2019 04:15 PM
Sonora, CA...On November 29th at approximately 8:15pm a 66-year-old man from Spokane, Washington, was driving alone in his 2019 Dodge Ram truck northbound on State Route 49, near Springfield Road at an unknown rate of speed. For unknown reasons, he allowed his vehicle to leave the roadway and collided into a guardrail. After the collision with the guardrail, the vehicle traveled back across State Route 49, where it eventually overturned on the west shoulder.

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Some CCWD Customers Along Upper Highway 4 may Notice Discolored Water

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2019 02:25 PM
Arnold, CA...Calaveras County Water District customers who live along Highway 4 between Forest Meadows and Camp Connell may experience taste and color changes to their water starting on Sunday December 8 and potentially continuing into the week of December 9 as the District temporarily switches to its secondary water source at Hunters Reservoir in Avery. While some customers may notice changes in taste or other aesthetic properties, CCWD emphasizes that the water is completely safe to drink.

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The Outhouse Collection Holiday Open House Tuesday December 3rd 5PM-7PM

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2019 01:01 PM
Arnold, CA...The Outhouse Collection's Holiday Open House is Tuesday December 3rd from 5PM-7PM. Come join us for our annual Holiday Open House benefiting Arnold Angels. We will have goodies, wine, raffles and gifts. Every item in the store will be on sale. The Outhouse Collection is located at 925 Highway 4 Arnold across the highway from Ace. (209) 795-2994

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Calaveras Community Foundation Increases Grant Maximum for 2020

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2019 12:41 PM
San Andreas, CA...To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF), the Foundation Board has announced an expanded competitive grant process for 2020. "In the Foundation's first 20 years, we have been able to award over $2,400,000 in grants and scholarships to Calaveras County non profits and students," said Board President Linda Kangeter. "We look forward to increasing that amount significantly in 2020."

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Thief Sours Thanksgiving for The Candy Vault. Help Sonora PD Nab the Thief

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2019 11:53 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Sonora Police Department..."At around 2:20 am on Tuesday, November 26th, a thief broke into the Candy Vault on Washington Street and stole several hundred dollars in cash and a Dell Inspiron laptop. Our officers arrived on scene after being alerted by the alarm company and found that the front door glass was smashed in.


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Traffic Update....Mud, Dirt & Rock Slides on Murphys Grade Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2019 11:42 AM
Murphys, CA...Traffic Update....Mud, Dirt & Rock Slides on Murphys Grade Road. Tis the season...


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  1. Approximately 300 Amazon Parcels Stolen from Pioneer Post Office
  2. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 30th
  3. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 29th
  4. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 28th
  5. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 27th
  6. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 26th
  7. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 25th
  8. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 24th
  9. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 22nd
  10. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 23rd
  11. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 21st
  12. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for November 20th
  13. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for December 1st
  14. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 30th
  15. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 29th
  16. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 28th
  17. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 27th
  18. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 26th
  19. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 25th
  20. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 24th
  21. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 23rd
  22. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 22nd
  23. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 21st
  24. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for November 20th
  25. Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.
  26. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm...Tonight's Replay is Below
  27. It's Official, Ebbetts, Sonora & Monitor Passes Closed for Winter!
  28. Traffic Update...Possible Injury Vehicle 100ft Down Embankment Off Copper Cove Drive
  29. Bret Harte Union High School District Hiring for District Mechanic/Bus Driver
  30. Tuolumne, Calaveras, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin Counties Burn Permit Suspension Lifted
  31. Bret Harte’s Karlee Juarez signs with NCAA Division I University
  32. Traffic Update....Storm Closes All of Old Priest Grade
  33. Traffic Update....Overturned Pickup in Eastbound Lane Near Hwy 4 & Upper Moran Rd
  34. Winter Storm Warning Continues Until 6pm, Snow Levels Remain High, Some Areas Might Even See a Bit of Sun Tomorrow!
  35. Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.
  36. Almost 300 Served at The 12th Annual Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  37. Kioti Tractors & Off Road Vehicles from A1 Sharpening in San Andreas Give Your Dirt Some Love!
  38. Traffic Update....Collision Near Hemming Rd / French Flat Rd. Party Now Stuck Under Vehicle
  39. Traffic Update....Vehicle Down Embankment Near Obyrnes Ferry Rd / Old O Byrnes Ferry Rd
  40. Make Plans to Attend Moms, Mimosas & Muffins at Crafty Chicks & Co.
  41. Traffic Update....Pickup Truck vs Fence Near Jackson Valley Rd / Sr88
  42. Big Trees Market Thanksgiving Ad & Grocery Specials Through December 3rd!
  43. Traffic Update....Collision Near Jamestown Rd / Whiskey Creek Rd
  44. The Deluge Continues This Week With A Wet & Snowy Start to Christmas Season
  45. Smiles, Service & Holiday Black Friday Savings at Your Local Sonora Ford Dealer
  46. Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
  47. The Lights of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony is Decenber 6th
  48. The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
  49. Bear Valley Recovering from Snow Deluge Today! Next Weekend Will Be Awesome! ~ Mattly Trent
  50. Traffic Update....Major Injury Collision Near Sr26 / Hogan Dam Rd

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NATO Meetings & Impeacment
Should the Democrats Have Scheduled Impeachment Hearings During NATO Meetings?
Yes, Democrats Should do Everything They Can Regardless of Costs
No, They are Damaging the U.S. on World Stage For Domestic Political Gain.



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Comments: 37


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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