Valley Springs,CA...Dolores went to her heavenly home on March 18th at the age of 86. She was born March 15, 1931 to Godfrey and Lula Nemec. She married John “Cap” Tretheway on July 2, 1950 and had two daughters, Dolly Tretheway Thornburg and Jeannie Tretheway Simpson. She is survived by 4 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one great, great grandson and another due in July. Dolores had 5 sisters: Mary, Norma, Margaret, Beverly and Lenora as well as a large extended family. She will be greatly missed! A memorial service will be held on March 28th at 11am at the San Andreas Memorial Chapel. Graveside burial will follow at Jenny Lind Memorial Cemetery.
Toby Keith w/ Special Guests Open Ironstone Concert Season On June 9th
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 09:03 AM
Murphys, CA...The beautiful Ironstone Amphitheatre opens their 2017 Concert Series with Toby Keith & Special Guests on Friday, June 9th. Round two of the season kicks in on Saturday night with Boston & Joan Jett. Ironstone Amphitheatre has been listed as one of the top 100 Amphitheatres in the world for the past 5 years. Ironstone is now established as one of Northern California's premier summer concert venues! Come see your favorite stars under the stars.
More "Springlike" Weather Ahead For Weekend. Head To The Hills For Great Snow Conditions!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 08:33 AM
Arnold, CA...A Pacific frontal system is forecast to move through northern California late tonight and Friday. This moderately cool system will bring snowfall down to the Sierra passes and will likely impact travel Friday through Saturday morning. In addition to the snowfall, gusty winds are likely at times especially on Friday. If planning travel through the Sierra Cascade range tonight through early Saturday, expect delays and chain controls. Today: Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs 31 to 46 higher elevations...46 to 54 lower elevations. Prevailing northeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. At lower elevations, a slight chance of rain in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. At higher elevations, a slight chance of snow in the evening, then a slight chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows 24 to 39 higher elevations...36 to 42 lower elevations. Snow level 6000 feet. Prevailing south winds up to 10 mph. Over ridges, prevailing southwest winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 30 mph after midnight.
Sonora, CA....CHP is reporting a solo vehicle rollover just north of Sonora on Hwy 49. Lanes are blocked and there are possible injuries. Please use caution out there this morning as there are numerous icy locations.
Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Specials Through March 28th
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 01:08 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, 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. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243
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.
Disney*Pixar's "Cars 3" Fuels Up For Nationwide Tour
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:35 AM
Burbank, CA...Disney•Pixar's "Cars 3" is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017.
Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson On the Attack in London
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:34 AM
Washington, DC...On behalf of the United States, I express my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We condemn these horrific acts of violence, and whether they were carried out by troubled individuals or by terrorists, the victims know no difference.
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Share Plans For Combining The Brands
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:33 AM
Seattle, WA...Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today shared their vision for the future of the combined carrier, as the company solidifies its status as the West Coast's premier airline. After careful consideration, the combined company will adopt Alaska's name and logo, retiring the Virgin America name likely sometime in 2019. However, the combined airline will adopt many of the brand elements that Virgin America enthusiasts love about their favorite airline, including enhanced in-flight entertainment, mood lighting, music and the relentless desire to make flying a different experience for guests. The goal is to create a warm and welcoming West Coast-inspired vibe.
Forbes 2017 Billionaires List: Meet The Richest People On The Planet
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:31 AM
New York, NY...A record 2,043 billionaires made Forbes’ 31st annual ranking of the world’s billionaires, as featured in the March 28, 2017 issue of Forbes magazine. To view the list, visit www.forbes.com/billionaires. “Booming stock markets, higher commodities prices and plain old-fashioned entrepreneurship helped make this a record year in terms of wealth creation around the globe,” said Luisa Kroll and Kerry Dolan, Assistant Managing Editors of Wealth at Forbes Media.
President Trump Before Meeting with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:28 AM
Washington, DC...Well, I’m deeply honored to welcome the members of the Congressional Black Caucus to the White House. We’re going to have a lot of meetings over the years, and I very much appreciate you being here. Throughout my campaign, I pledged to focus on improving conditions for African American citizens. This means more to me than anybody would understand or know. Every American child has a right to grow up in a safe community, to attend great schools, to graduate with access to high-paying jobs.
Live Fire Training West Of Angels Camp Slated To Start March 28th
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 06:45 PM
San Andreas, CA...The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is conducting live fire training on the Whittle Vegetation Management Program (VMP) site, west of Angels Camp, along the east side of Fowler Peak Lookout. This training is designed to instruct and certify CAL FIRE employees in the proper use of a helitorch. A helitorch is a device, suspended underneath the helicopter, which dispenses ignited gelled fuel. Use of the helitorch on large fires, effectively removes fuel from areas surrounding a fire, to help control and prevent its spread.
Early Morning “High Risk” Search Warrant Leads To Arrests
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 04:22 PM
Sonora, CA...At approx. 0700hrs, TNT Agents and TCSO SWAT served a “high risk” search warrant for narcotics, stolen property and firearms at a residence located 22808 Four Wheel Drive Rd., Sonora, CA. During the initial entry two female adults, identified as 53 year old Thoris Lynn Donovan and 35 year old Krisse Sue Fells were located and detained. A male juvenile, who was positively identified (but will remain unnamed due to his age) fled the residence.
Take A Springtime Drive In Arnold with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 02:48 PM
Arnold, CA...Take A Drive around Arnold with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry
Doing Business With Caltrans & Local Government Agencies Is Focus Of Public Works & Purchasing Showcase
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 02:26 PM
Stockton, CA...Caltrans and the San Joaquin Regional Public Agency Consortium (SJPAC) are holding a Public Works and Purchasing Showcase on April 6, in the San Joaquin County Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, located at 2101 East Earhart Avenue in Stockton.
Calaveras Democrats Hosting The Cannabis Community Forum (ThePineTree.net Will Livestream The Event)
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 02:05 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee (CCDCC) is hosting a forum regarding Measure B, the voter initiated initiative-measure that seeks to prohibit the cultivation, manufacturing, processing, and delivery of marijuana for all purposes within all unincorporated parts of Calaveras County, including a ban on the operation of marijuana dispensaries. The forum will take place on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m. at The San Andreas Town Hall.
Chili Cooks Needed For 5th Annual Chili Cook Off in the Park
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 01:56 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Join us for the 5th Annual Mountain Ranch 4-H Club Chili Cook Off in the park on Sunday, April 2nd! Chili, Music, Petting Zoo, Snack Bar, Silent Auction, Cash Prize, Family Fun! Proceeds Directly benefit the Mountain Ranch 4-H Club including the costs associated with the county fair in May. CHILI COOKS NEEDED!
Calaveras County Science Fair Students Tackle Local Issues
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 01:39 PM
Calaveras COunty, Ca...And the Grand Prize for the 2017 Calaveras County Science Fair goes to: sixth grader Joshua Brison from Mountain Oaks Charter School! Joshua’s project, “Terpines vs. Mold,” earned him a traveling trophy for his school and a place at the 2017 California State Science Fair. The Calaveras County Science Fair is made possible in part by a grant from the Teichert Foundation, which supports all Calaveras County Student Events.
2017 State Finalists
Emily Lickiss and Joshua Brison
Judges Don Maund and David Voit
2017 Science Fair
Valley Springs, CA...Sender’s Market Ace Hardware in Valley Springs is seeking qualified individuals to fill the positions of Hardware Sales Floor, and Contractors Corner. We offer competitive wages as well as an excellent benefit package for full time employees. Sender’s Market Ace Hardware is family owned and operated. Please apply in person at 72 South Highway 26, Valley Springs, CA. Ask for Bruce or Adriana. Or email resume to Stephanie at email@example.com.
Don't Miss Calaveras Humane Society's Annual Hawaiian Shirt Sale
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 12:36 PM
Arnold, CA...ALOHA! Mark your calendars, our Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store annual Hawaiian Shirt Sale begins March 24th. We're talking designer AND vintage Hawaiian wear at rock-bottom prices. They save 'em all year for this epic event. Mai poina (don't forget)!
Sequoia Woods Country Club Is Now Hiring!
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 12:30 PM
Arnold, CA...Sequoia Woods Country Club is Now Hiring! We are looking for regular, part-time staff to help us in our dining room, bar & lounge, banquets and (summer) deli. There are openings for food servers, hosts, bus persons & bartender. We’d like to meet you if you’ve got some experience, are positive and upbeat. This is a fun atmosphere, with some of the best food and drink in the county, and is a great way to earn extra income.
San Andreas, CA... The Mother Lode Bonsai Club will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. in the San Andreas Central Library, located at 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mountain Ranch Road) in San Andreas.
Sonora Area CHP Reports Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 12:03 PM
Jamestown, CA...On March 17, 2017 at approximately 8:50 pm, Michael Louis Oconnell was driving a black 2014 BMW X1crossover, eastbound on State Route 108, approaching Toban Way. Oconnell failed to negotiate a curve in the road and ran off of the roadway. Oconnell’s vehicle struck a tree with so much force that it pinned him in the driver’s seat. A tow truck was used to move the vehicle away from the tree before emergency personnel were able to extricate Oconnell out of the vehicle. Oconnell was subsequently flown to Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto with major injuries. Drugs or alcohol are not suspected and Oconnell was wearing a seat belt.
Mountain Ranch, CA...Spring Fling at the Mountain Ranch Community Hall, April 8, 2017. Doors open 5:00 PM Dinner 6:00 PM Entertainment 7-9:00 PM Everything is coming up daisies as we gear up for our first fundraiser of the year.
This event will be entertaining and lots of fun.
Welcoming New Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician Specialist
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 11:14 AM
Sonora, CA... Sonora Regional Medical Center welcomes Brett Lockman, D.O., a board-certified Physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician) with additional certifications in Sports Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. As an interventional physiatrist, Dr. Lockman provides minimally-invasive procedures for the treatment of acute and chronic conditions of the nerves, muscles and bones. His ultimate goal is to return individuals to their pre-injury level of function or maximize their performance using a range of treatment options including therapeutic exercise, medications, injections and spine implants. Dr. Lockman also uses regenerative medicine to heal chronic arthritis and sports-related injuries.
Welcoming New Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician Specialist
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 10:59 AM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Regional Medical Center welcomes Rana Rand, D.O., a board-certified Physiatrist who uses non-surgical methods to treat patients with nerve, muscle and bone diseases or injuries. Dr. Rand is skilled in neuromusculoskeletal and sports medicine, osteopathic manipulation, and regenerative medicine approaches. She has a special interest in integrative medicine and is also board-certified in Obesity Medicine.
Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near New York Ranch Road and China Graveyard.
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 10:38 AM
Jackson, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury collision near New York Ranch Road and China Graveyard Road. Two vehicles involved with one on it's roof. Lanes are blocked and debris blocking lanes as well. There is also a non-injury collision on Hwy 49 near Electra. It is not blocking lanes and the vehicles are on the shoulder. Let's be careful out there...
Calaveras County Association Of Realtors Seeks Government Affairs Director
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/02/2017 05:18 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Influential REALTOR® association based in beautiful Calaveras County seeks dynamic, experienced Government Affairs Director to be local REALTOR® association voice in local government affairs, and liaison with C.A.R. and N.A.R. for state and federal government issues.
Traffic Update....Tornado Puts Vehicle Into Ditch & Downs Power Lines Off Of Twain Harte Drive
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2017 09:02 PM
Twain Harte, CA...CHP reported earlier that a vehicle off was off the roadway and into a ditch near Twain Harte Drive & Ponderosa. CHP has updated their incident log to state that a tornado in the area dropped powerlines and an oak tree as well. The downed power lines kept the occupant of the vehicle until PG&E was able to respond and remove the lines. So it appears Mother Nature make a windy and destructive visit to the Twain Harte area this afternoon.
The US Ski Team's Mikaela Shiffrin Wins World Cup Overall Title
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2017 08:13 PM
Aspen, CO...Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) wrapped up a stellar season by lifting the overall World Cup crystal globe over her head in front of a roaring home state crowd. At Sunday’s FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals giant slalom in Aspen, CO, Italian Federica Brignone proved too fast for any of the racers to catch, after taking almost a full second lead first run and building on it second run. Brignone led an Italian sweep, with her teammates Sofia Goggia in second and Marta Bassino third. Shiffrin finished sixth. “I’m not very satisfied,” said Shiffrin. I felt like I had some really good turns, but I didn’t take enough aggression when I really needed it. It’s a bit of a bummer, but it’s good motivation for next year.”
Mikaela Shiffrin races the World Cup Finals giant slalom at Aspen. (U.S. Ski Team-Cody Downard)
Camping Continues To Gain In Popularity According To Latest Study
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2017 07:20 PM
Billings, MT....Man is inextricably connected to nature. No matter the age, the culture or the location, there is a constant longing to get ourselves outside. To experience the sun on our faces. To feel the grass between our toes. It’s that “outside desire” that seems to be propelling record numbers of North Americans to experience camping. The 2017 North American Camping Report, an annual independent study supported by Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA), shows that the number of active campers in the U.S. and Canada continues to grow, and grow rapidly.
Click Above For The 2017 Camping Study By Cairn Consulting Group
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 21, 2017, as National Agriculture Day
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2017 05:34 PM
Washington, DC...America's farmers and ranchers help feed the world, fuel our Nation's economy, and lead global markets in output and productivity. The efficiency of American agriculture has provided this country with abundance our ancestors could not have imagined. The agriculture sector of the United States is endlessly innovative. It continuously builds on its centuries of progress through advances in science, research, technology, safety, production, and marketing to meet the demands of changing consumer needs and complex world markets. The agriculture sector provides jobs across our Nation, not just for farmers and ranchers, but for foresters, scientists, processors, shippers, firefighters, police, and retailers.
Calaveras Recovers & Mennonites Complete Another Home For Butte Fire Survivors
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2017 05:11 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Another successful home building project -- full of teamwork, sweat and love! After 18 months of living out of her camp trailer since the Butte Fire leveled her home in 2015, Mary Sacks walked 20 feet across a makeshift sidewalk of wooden pallets into her brand new home constructed entirely by volunteers. On Tuesday, Sack's modest home was formally dedicated by members of the Mennonite Disaster Services who had travelled from throughout Canada and the Northwest to help build Sack's home. About 40 people participated in the Bible readings, hymn and presentation of a handmade, heart-shaped quilt, and bible.
Traffic Update.....Possible Injury Collision Near Cherokee & Tuolumne Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2017 04:24 PM
Tuolumne, CA....CHP is reporting a collision near Cherokee & Tuolumne Road. It is possible injury and a Mercury went off the roadway. The county road department put up a hard closure until the incident it cleared.
Sonora, CA...The Columbia College Financial Aid Office invites the community to a free workshop to learn about Financial Aid for college on Saturday, April 8 between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Starbucks conference room located in the Sonora Junction shopping center at 13761 Mono Way, Sonora. The workshop is open to all and no appointment is necessary.
MTMC Named a Top Rural Hospital of 2016 by Watchdog Group
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2017 12:35 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center is one of only 21 facilities across the nation – and, the only one in California – to be named a Top Rural Hospital of 2016 by The Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This independent, nonprofit hospital watchdog organization recognizes excellence in patient safety and quality care. In addition, MTMC is currently ranked in a tie for second place in Dignity Health’s No Harm Campaign, an ongoing quality care and patient safety ranking among its 39 hospitals nationwide. The local facility also ranks near the top in the annual Hospital Quality Report from Dignity Health.
Pictured MTMC Staff: Back row: Natalie Hammond, RN; Nancy Hiteshew, RN, Director of Quality, Risk, Compliance & Privacy; Margaret Pyles, Manager of Human Resources; Deborah Cline, RN, Education Manager; Front row: Micky Kammerer, RN, House Supervisor; Kristine Dittman, RN, Emergency Department Manager; Susan Wright, Occupational Therapist.
LVNs At Avalon Heath In Sonora Want To Join Union ~ Seek Community Support
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/21/2017 12:13 PM
Sonora, CA...LVNs at Avalon health center in Sonora have filed a petition to join a labor union! We feel are only way to get the care we need for our residents in this community the care they need is by forming this union! We as LVNs are making a stand and are coming together to make a better place for our residents!!
The video that is provided is our march on the boss, where we served the administrator Ben larkey with the petition for union
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The local Cannabis issue is heating up and on the ballot. Click above to read the Op-Eds on both sides of the issue.
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.