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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, New Stories are Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2022 07:04 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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Electra Fire Update, 4,272 Acres, 40% Contained, 1,886 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2022 07:43 AM
Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA...Fire behavior moderated overnight due to increased humidity. Several small spot fires were detected and mitigated with the support of intel platforms and night-flying helicopter operations. Firefighters continue strengthening control lines and mopping-up hot spots. Electra Incident Update AM 7.7




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Only 2,300 Electra Fire PG&E Power Outages Remain

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 06:20 PM
Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA...PG&E made significant progress today responding to outages now affecting approximately 2,300 customers in parts of Amador and Calaveras Counties due to the Electra Fire. PG&E has deenergized several distribution lines for firefighter safety in the area at the request of Cal Fire crews battling the Electra fire.

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Electra Fire Reaches 40% Containment as Fire Heads Towards Full Containment & Control

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 04:37 PM
Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA...In the interest of relaying the most accurate and up-to-date information to the public, the Electra Incident will begin releasing more frequent updates regarding control and containment lines throughout the day. This will be in addition to the morning and evening updates, which are typically released at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. To sign up to receive the Incident Update, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/ElectraFire2022Signup

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CSTARS Presents Annie July 22 - 24 in Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 02:50 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Based on the popular comic strip, Annie tells the extraordinary story of a little orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks, and his secretary, Grace Farrell. Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan's orphanage, spunky Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So when Mr. Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks the most powerful man in America to help find her real mom and dad instead, and he agrees. Warbucks' whopping reward for Annie's parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily, and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the $50,000 reward. But don't fret: this classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Grace, Daddy Warbucks, and the whole gang.

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Mark Your Calendars for Palo Alto VA Mobile Medical Outreach and VA Vet Center Van

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 02:48 PM
Valley Springs, CA...The Palo Alto VA Mobile Medical Outreach and VA Vet Center will be in Calaveras County from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the following dates: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the Old School House, 66 Jones Street, Murphys, CA Join us at 11:30 for Veterans Only Lunch. Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial District Building, 300 W. Daphne St, Valley Springs, CA. Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at TBA • Tuesday September 20, 2022 at TBA • Tuesday November 15, 2022 at TBA. Questions?? Call us at (209) 754-6910.  Please be sure to bring your VA Health Card with you OR your DD-214.

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Some Electra Fire Evacuation Orders Have Been Downgraded to Warnings in Amador County

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 02:10 PM
Amador County, CA...The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is removing the road closure at the intersection of Lower Clinton Road and Butte Mountain Road. The new road closure will be moved to the Upper Clinton Road and Butte Mountain intersection. All residents along Clinton Road and Butte Mountain Road within this area are clear to return home. The evacuation order for this area has been reduced to a warning.

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Traffic Update...Honda vs Maserati near Sr108 / W Stockton St

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 02:04 PM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update...Honda vs Maserati near Sr108 / W Stockton St


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Electra Fire Community Briefing Tonight!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 01:52 PM
Amador County, CA...CAL FIRE AEU, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, and CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 will host a community briefing on the Electra Fire via Facebook, tonight at 7pm. We will provide an operational briefing, and we will also answer your questions regarding the Electra Fire.

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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials July 6 - July 12! Shop Local & Save for Summer!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 12:43 PM
Arnold, CA…Big Trees Market is working hard to keep the shelves stocked for you! They have also implemented enhanced safety, cleaning and social distancing procedures in the store. These include plastic shields between staff and public in the checkstands. Click on an image below for full sized version.





President Biden Delivers Remarks on American Rescue Plan Pension Relief

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 12:33 PM
Cleveland, OH...President Biden delivers remarks announcing the final rule implementing the American Rescue Plan’s Special Financial Assistance program.


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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad July 6 ~ 12

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 11:22 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...Our Weekly Specials! Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad July 6 ~ 12. Shop Local ~ Buy Local! Quality Food and Hometown Service!

Electra Fire Hot Spots Dropping Fast in Latest Heat Map

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 10:31 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...When we posted the morning Electra Fire Update we included a 24hr fire map. We just looked at just today's map you can see a drastic drop in heat from this fire! Great work firefighters!!! We may not be at the beginning of the end of the Electra but we appear close.

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President Biden Awards the Medal of Honor to Four U.S. Army Soldiers who Fought in the Vietnam War

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 09:48 AM
Washington, DC...President Biden Awards the Medal of Honor to Four U.S. Army Soldiers who Fought in the Vietnam War.

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PG&E Continues to Make Progress Getting Grid Back Up Outside of Electra Fire Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 09:38 AM
Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA...PG&E continues to respond to outages affecting approximately 8,000 customers in parts of Amador and Calaveras Counties, down from about 15,000 customers. PG&E has deenergized several distribution lines for firefighter safety in the area at the request of Cal Fire crews battling the Electra fire.

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Electra Fire Holds Steady at 3,900 Acres Overnight, Containment Rises to 10%

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 08:18 AM
Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA...The Electra Fire stayed active for the first half of the night, with short upslope runs. Humidity recovery in the early morning hours moderated fire activity. Firefighters are working to strengthen control lines. The threat to critical infrastructure is being monitored and assessed, and protection plans are being put into place. Electra Incident Update AM 7.6




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Traffic Update....Possible Injury Vehicle vs Tree Collision near Cherry Lake Rd / Sr120

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 07:43 AM
Groveland, CA...Traffic Update....Possible Injury Vehicle vs Tree Collision near Cherry Lake Rd / Sr120


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Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Start at 9am Today! This Morning's Replay is Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2022 06:13 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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Electra Fire Grows to 3,900 Acres, 5% Containment, 1,334 Fire Personnel Working Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 09:17 PM
Amador & Calaveras, Counties...The Electra Fire PM Update has been released. The Electra Fire is actively burning, with short intense upslope runs. Short range spotting with rollout is contributing to the fire spread. The threat to critical infrastructure is being monitored and assessed, and protection plans are being put into place.


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Calaveras County Animal Services & Fairgrounds Expand Electra Fire Evacuation Services

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 08:44 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County Fairgrounds and Animal Services have expanded resources for Electra Fire evacuees with animals. Please contact the organization for details.

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NASA Firms Electra Fire Heat Map

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 06:33 PM
Amador & Calaveras County, CA...Heat maps can be inaccurate because they can show heat aloft and not necessarily what is actually happening on the ground. That said they can be a great resource for where firefighters need to go to get a fire under control. Below is one of the Electra Fire. They are making good progress and smoke output is down...work still to be done though.

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Grover Anderson & the Lampoliers has Been Postponed Due to the Electra Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 06:05 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Grover Anderson & the Lampoliers Is Postponed! July 6, Shutter Tree Park in Mokelumne Hill. Due to the Electra fire now burning in the Mokelumne River Canyon, the Calaveras County Arts Council has postponed the Music in the Parks concert with Grover Anderson and the Lampoliers.

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Jill and the Giants Tonight at Bistro Espresso's Taco Tuesday

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 04:37 PM
Arnold, CA...Jill and the Giants Tonight at Bistro Espresso's Taco Tuesday. Food stating at 5:30pm & Music at 6pm.

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PG&E Not the Cause of the Electra Fire & Beginning Damage Assessments

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 04:28 PM
Amador & Calaveras, CA...PG&E continues to respond to outages affecting approximately 12,000 customers in parts of Amador and Calaveras Counties. PG&E has deenergized several distribution lines for firefighter safety in the area at the request of Cal Fire crews battling the Electra fire. Cal Fire has granted PG&E access to priority areas of the fire to begin damage assessments.

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Did You Know You can Shop Local Even on Your Advertising?

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 02:51 PM
Arnold, CA...When you advertise on ThePineTree.net we guarantee that a minimum of 80% of each and every dollar you spend with us stays in the Community. Your advertising investment is returned back into our coverage area in salaries, goods and services from local businesses.

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The San Andreas Fire Evacuation Center Relocated to Mountain Oaks School

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 02:45 PM
San Andreas, CA...The San Andreas fire evacuation shelter has been relocated to Mountain Oaks School in order to accommodate the potential increase in evacuees.

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An Update from PG&E on the Electra Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 02:14 PM
Jackson & Mokelumne Hill, CA...PG&E continues to respond to outages affecting approximately 15,000 customers in parts of Amador and Calaveras Counties. PG&E has deenergized several distribution lines for firefighter safety in the area at the request of Cal Fire crews battling the Electra fire.

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Air Quality Advisory Issued for Calaveras County

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 02:09 PM
San Andreas, CA...San Andreas, Calif. -- On July 5, 2022, Calaveras County Health Officer and Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District issued a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions primarily due to smoke from the Electra Fire in Calaveras and Amador County in the Mokelumne River Canyon. This extended advisory shall remain in effect until Thursday, July 7, at 6PM and may be further extended depending on conditions. Smoke concentrations will vary across the county and may be severe in multiple locations over several days.

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Photo of Electra Fire after Jumping River and Heading into Calaveras. ~ Sandy Rainey

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 01:04 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA... Photo from Wendell’s parking lot Highway 49/Center St yesterday afternoon. Started at Box Beach "Amador" jumped River, heading up to Hwy 26. Lot's of aircraft working fire.

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Bear Valley Adventure Company's Summer Sale Through July 18th!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 12:31 PM
Bear Valley, CA...New mountain bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards are on sale in our store. So now is a great time to get some high-quality equipment for your next adventure.







Portions of State Route 26 Closed Due to Electra Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 11:37 AM
Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA...State Route 26 from Buckeye Lane to Ridge Road is closed due to the Electra Fire, as of 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. There is no ETO. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for their safety and to allow emergency crews to respond. The Electra Fire started at approximately 6:50 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022, at Electra Road and Route 49, southeast of Jackson in Amador County and has crossed over into Calaveras County. The fire had burned more than 3,000 acres and was 0 percent contained as of Tuesday, July 5, 2022, according to Cal Fire.

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Life is Better With Power & Pioneer Electric Can Have You Powered Up When PG&E Can't

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 11:30 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Now at new Angels Camp Location! With power uncertainties becoming the norm is your business or family ready? A back up generator from Pioneer Electric can provide peace of mind. Pioneer Electric is a licensed and insured, full service electrical contracting business servicing: Calaveras, Tuolumne and beyond since 1984.and provide a full range of electrical and services for homes and businesses.

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The Electra Fire Leaves Thousands Powerless

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 11:23 AM
Jackson & Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Electra Fire has left over 10,000 PG&E Customers in the dark as well as the fire threats. PG&E Employees and civilians recreating in the area were evacuated yesterday but that still doesn't mitigate the damage to our local grid from the fire. The outages are not only in Amador County but West Point, Rail Road Flat, portions of Mountain Ranch area etc. The map is showing Bear Valley and Lake Alpine out as well at this time. Below is the latest map from PG&E

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Traffic Update....Injury Collision Near Hwy 12 & Burson Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 10:29 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Traffic Update....Injury Collision Near Hwy 12 & Burson Road. Please use caution in the area...


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The Electra Fire Full Morning Update, 3,034 Acres, 0% Containment, 450 Structures Threatened

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 10:20 AM
Jackson & Mokelumne Hill, CA...The good news is temps are moderate and they are throwing the kitchen sink and the dishes at this one. Right now there are 1,225 personnel assigned to the fire along with 128 Fire Engines, 14 Helicopters, 39 Hand Crews, 33 Dozers & multiple air tankers will be dropping retardant on fire today. There is continued threat to critical power infrastructure. Steep rugged terrain is making access challenging for fire crews in the South Fork of the Mokelumne River drainage, however firefighters continue to construct control lines. Approximately 100 recreational visitors and PG&E employees were safely evacuated from the Electra Powerhouse last night at approximately 9:30 p.m. The control objectives are to keep the fire east of Hwy 49, south of Hwy 88, North of Jesus Maria Road and West Hwy 26 and Railroad Flat Road. CAL FIRE urges the public to adhere to evacuation warnings and orders and avoid the area to allow access to additional resources.

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Electra Fire CHP Incident Log (Updated)

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 07:54 AM
Amador & Calaveras, CA....Electra Fire CHP Incident Log. The Raw CHP logs are a good way to keep tabs on road closures and they also tell a running timeline of a fire.  CHP usually starts and incident log and keeps it open until outcome is no longer in doubt. We will update this post with the latest logs several times today.

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The Electra Fire 7am Update, 3,034 Acres, 0% Containment

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 07:23 AM
Jackson & Mokelumne Hill, CA....Well the ugly numbers are starting to come in. For many of you this fire reawakens Butte Fire PTSD scars. Let's pray that with moderate temps forecast over the next few days they can get this one finished off.

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning's Replays are Below!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 07:01 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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Let's Hope the Electra Fire Stays Asleep a Bit Longer

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 06:49 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Well she is laying down quite nicely this morning. Thank you firefighters for your efforts and good luck today. Unfortunately, yes she will wake up today. Morning updates should start coming through after 7am.

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The 2022 GABA Arnold Independence Day Parade Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2022 12:07 AM
Arnold, CA...It was wonderful to see the Annual GABA Independence Day Parade back on Hwy 4 after a two year covid absence. A big thanks to Linda Baker for her tireless efforts in making sure one of the biggest community events in the area returned to it's traditional parade route and the traditions continued. The full parade video is below and full photo coverage of the parade will be posted tomorrow.

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Honor Our Heritage and Heroes and Celebrate our Freedoms

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 10:06 PM
San Andreas, CA...The professionals in our hospital, Specialty Care Centers and Family Medical Centers are dedicated to providing quality health care to everyone. Good health lets you enjoy all of our county's July 4th Celebrations with family and friends, as we honor our history and the freedoms that make America unique.

Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Sr26 / Farris Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 09:49 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Sr26 / Farris Dr


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Traffic Update....Possible Injury Pickup 100ft Off Roadway Collision Near Barney Way / Dorothy Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 09:42 PM
Wilseyville, CA...Traffic Update....Possible Injury Pickup 100ft Off Roadway Collision Near Barney Way / Dorothy Way


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Evacuation Order & Warnings for Calaveras Areas in Path of Electra Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 09:36 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Wildfire burning southeast toward Moke Hill, Glncoe, and RR flat. Evacuation ORDER in effect for Evacuation Zones 103, 104, 358, 352, 350, 340, and 341; Evacuation point is @ the San Andreas Town Hall.  An Evacuation WARNING has been issued for the following Evacuation Zones: 353, 354, 342, 343, 328, 329, and 330

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Electra Fire Update as of 7:20 p.m. The fire is Now Estimated to be 959 Acres.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 07:34 PM
Electra, CA...Electra Fire Update 7:20 p.m. The fire is now estimated to be 959 acres. Evacuation site in Amador County is located at the Italian Picnic Grounds, 581 CA-49, Sutter Creek, CA 95685

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Family Fun 4th of July Celebration at Murphys Hotel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 06:53 PM
Murphys, CA...Join us Tonight for a Family Fun Filled 4th of July Celebration in the Main Parking Lot !!!! BBQ 4pm till 8pm ish, Live Music by Star Dog 7-8:30pm after Fireworks 9:30-11pm $2000 worth of Safe n Sane Fireworks 💥 at Dark Bring a chair and enjoy the show !!! Also bring your own safe n sane fireworks to join us!!!!

President Biden and The First Lady Host a Fourth of July Celebration

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 06:17 PM
Washington, DC...President Biden and the First Lady host a Fourth of July BBQ with military families and deliver remarks to celebrate Independence Day.

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Traffic & Fire Update....(Update Now 250+ Acres) Electra Fire is 75 Acres and Growing, Localized Evacuations Underway

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 04:56 PM
Electra, CA...(Update from Jackson Fire Dept...***UPDATE*** 5:45 Per Air Attack fire is 250+ acres with a moderate to dangerous rate of spread. 5:10pm Evacuation areas listed below Ponderosa Way, Butte Mountain, Amador Lane, Parts of Clinton Road. The Jackson Fire Department has 2 pieces of equipment on the Electra Fire. As of 4:30pm the fire is reported to be between 75-100 acres with a dangerous rate of spread. #electrafire Electra Fire 4:40 p.m. Full ground and air resource response to a vegetation fire in Amador County south of Jackson at Electra Road and Hwy 49. The fire is approximately 75 acres burning at a dangerous rate of spread in dry grass in North Fork of the Mokelumne River drainage. Evacuations are in progress.




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(Good Info for Road Closures ETC...Will be Updated Every 30 - 60 Min) Traffic & Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Near Electra Rd / Sr49 (Update...Fire has Crossed into Calaveras County)

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 04:49 PM
Jackson, CA...Traffic & Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Near Electra Rd / Sr49


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Reminder, The Mokelumne Hill 4th of July Parade is Today at 11am! Photos & Video from 2021 Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2022 10:02 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Mokelumne Hill’s Annual 4th of July Independence Day Celebration is back! Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast at the Town Hall from 7:30 am to 11:00 am. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and help support the Veteran’s Memorial District in its efforts to maintain and improve our town hall and parks. The world famous parade starts at 11:00 a.m. Come and join your friends and neighbors on Main Street and enjoy the food and music. Better yet — be part of the celebration by entering the parade. Entertainment and more after the parade.















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  29. The Firecracker Mile Returns Better Than Ever After Covid Slumber! Register Today!
  30. The 2022 GABA Arnold Independence Day Parade is Back on Hwy 4 & Better Than Ever
  31. Friday Night Under the Lights Backyard BBQ with Honey Run at Bistro Espresso
  32. Extra Enforcement Efforts & Zero-Tolerance Enforcement Update
  33. Traffic Update....Audi vs Snow Stake near Hwy 88 & Shot Rock
  34. Make Plans to Attend the Lumberjack Day Committee West Point Block Party
  35. Traffic & Fire Update....Truck Fire with Spread to Vegetation near Hwy 4 & Pool Station Road
  36. Man Perishes in Early Morning Collision Off Hwy 49
  37. Traffic Update...Fatal Collision, Pickup 150 ft Down Hillside Off Hwy 49 Between Stevenot Bridge & Carson Hill
  38. A Bit of Wisdom from Frederic Bastiat
  39. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning's Replays are Below!
  40. Linda Tolbert 1942 ~ 2022
  41. Marilee R. Wages 1930 ~ 2022
  42. Richard Bryant 1952 ~ 2022
  43. Karsen J. Kedzior 1975 ~ 2022
  44. John D. Escober 1957 ~ 2022
  45. Richard Shepard 1967 ~ 2022
  46. Russell Loberg 1960 ~ 2022
  47. Estie A. Cokeley 1936 ~ 2022
  48. Eugene S. Nall 1939 ~ 2022
  49. Marilyn A. Zimmerman 1931 ~ 2022
  50. Traffic Update....Another GPS Trucker Stuck on Ebbetts Pass near Mosquito Lake

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Age to Purchase Firearms
Should the Age to Purchase Firearms be Raised to 21?
Yes, Unfortunately it is Time!
No, If you can vote you can by a firearm!



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Votes: 39
Comments: 11


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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