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Sunday, Dec 4
12:00 PM Valley Springs Holiday Home Tour
12:00 PM Candy Cane Making Watch candy canes being made or participate in making candy canes. Limited space.
02:00 PM Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks In The West ~ A Lecture By Stephen Kinsey
03:30 PM Sounds of the Season Live performance of Christmas Carols ~ Murphys
03:30 PM Calaveras Drum Circle San Andreas
04:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Christmas Concert
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
10:00 PM Holiday Bazaar & Visit with Santa Sutter Creek
Monday, Dec 5
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
03:00 PM Pictures With Santa At West Point Elementary
06:00 PM Camps Restaurant Annual Christmas Gala
06:00 PM “It’s A Wonderful Life In Angels Camp” ACBA Christmas Gala Dec. 5
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Tuesday, Dec 6
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
05:00 PM Holiday Open House Calaveras Arts Council Gallery ~ San Andreas
05:30 PM Winemakers Night and Live Music Alchemy Market and Cafe ~ Murphys
Wednesday, Dec 7
10:00 AM Pastels Painting Class Painting with Pastels ~ Copperopolis
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
05:00 PM Move Ability Yoga Yoga with James Aarons
06:00 PM Live Music Wednesdays at Rob's Place
Thursday, Dec 8
09:30 AM Life Drawing Art Class With George Allen Durkee ~ Copperopolis
11:00 AM Health & Wellness Luncheon
11:00 AM Twain Talks Tales of Mark Twain's Early Life and the Gold Rush
11:00 AM Twain Talks Tales of Mark Twain's Early Life and the Gold Rush
01:00 PM The CFLC Presents, "A Rockin’ Royal Christmas."
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
07:00 PM Trivia Night Weekly on Thursdays ~ Murphys
09:00 PM Karaoke at Murphys Hotel
Friday, Dec 9
02:00 PM Mark Twain Returns To Mother Lode For Only Four Performances
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
05:30 PM Friday Music at Alchemy
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
Saturday, Dec 10
10:00 AM Living History Day
10:00 AM 2nd Annual Odd Fellows Christmas Craft Fair
10:00 AM The 2nd Annual Odd Fellows Christmas Craft Fair
10:00 AM La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast Sunday December 11
10:00 AM 2nd Annual Odd Fellows Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 10
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
04:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Christmas Concert
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
07:00 PM 13th Annual Wintersports History Night
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
09:00 PM Live Music at The Whitewater Grill Live music every other Saturday
Sunday, Dec 11
12:00 PM Candy Cane Making Watch candy canes being made or participate in making candy canes. Limited space.
02:30 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Christmas Concert
Monday, Dec 12
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Tuesday, Dec 13
10:00 AM Calaveras Genealogy Society's Winter Social
Wednesday, Dec 14
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
05:00 PM Move Ability Yoga Yoga with James Aarons
06:00 PM Live Music Wednesdays at Rob's Place
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
Thursday, Dec 15
11:00 AM Twain Talks Tales of Mark Twain's Early Life and the Gold Rush
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
06:00 PM Studio 4 Dance Theater Presents "The Nutcracker 2016"
Friday, Dec 16
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
05:30 PM Friday Music at Alchemy
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
Saturday, Dec 17
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
12:00 PM Candy Cane Making Watch candy canes being made or participate in making candy canes. Limited space.
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM 7th Annual Christmas Caroling At Moaning Cavern
06:00 PM 7th Annual Christmas Caroling At Moaning Cavern
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story

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Battalion Chief Brian Hukkanen Retires After 37 Years With EPFD

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2016 11:17 AM
Arnold, CA...Yesterday marked an end of an era for the Ebbetts Pass Fire District. Battalion Chief Brian Hukkanen worked his last shift at EPFD Station One. He has retired after a 37 year career of helping our community. He started as a 15 year old cadet and has been with EPFD since 1979. After thousands of calls for fires, vehicle collisions, medical aids and more Battalion Chief Hukkanen will be moving on to a new phase in his life. Not to worry though as the Hukkanen name will still be well represented in our area as his sons Aaron and Kyle are both in uniform and working in the family business. Congratulations Brian, Thank You and you will leave large boots to fill.

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Fire Update....Five Acre Escaped Debris Burn In West Point Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2016 09:34 AM
West Point, CA...Fire Fighters are working an escaped debris burn off of Blue Mountain Road. We just checked in with TCU Command and they say it is at 5 acres with forward rate of spread stopped. There are several engines and their crews working this incident. Let's be careful out there...

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Open Burn Hours, Permits Not Required In The TCU

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/18/2016 01:44 PM
San Andreas – On Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8 a.m. CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit lifted the burn hour restriction for Calaveras, Tuolumne, and the Eastern portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, within the State Responsibility Area. CAL FIRE burn permits are NOT 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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Burn Permit Suspension Lifted In The TCU

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/27/2016 10:58 AM
San Andreas, CA...Effective Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 a.m. the burn permit suspension in Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) of CAL FIRE will be lifted, which will affect State Responsibility Areas within Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. CAL FIRE TCU Unit Chief, Josh White, is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days.

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Marshes Fire Reaches 45% Containment, One Way Traffic Controls In Place On Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/29/2016 01:23 PM
Coulterville, CA...Road Closures: Hwy. 49 between Hwy. 120 and the Tuolumne-Mariposa County line remains closed. Hwy. 49 opened for single-lane traffic with a pilot car at 8:00 o’clock this morning. Marshes Flat Road open to residents only. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department is maintaining the roadblock. Current Situation: Firefighters held the area burned on the Marshes fire at 1000 acres since yesterday. Containment is increasing as crews continue building and reinforcing many miles of fire line across difficult terrain and through dense brush. Much of the fire area has not burned in over thirty years, resulting in a major buildup of dead vegetation. Firefighters must also continuously watch for rattlesnakes and yellow jackets which survived the flames in underground burrows, and are now out and moving through the burn. Weather continues to be hot and dry, with higher winds expected over the area today.

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Marshes Fire Holding At 1,000 Acres, Containment Rises To 30%, Evacuations Lifted

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2016 10:36 AM
Coulterville, CA...PG&E has restored power. The Red Cross shelter at the Hacienda will be closed down. Conditions continue to be hot and dry. Steep, rugged terrain making this fire difficult to access. Air and ground resources continue constructing containment lines. Hwy. 49 between Hwy. 120 and the Tuolumne-Mariposa County line remains closed. Marshes Flat Road re-opened to residents only at 6:00 p.m. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department will maintain the roadblock. Cause: Vehicle parked in dry grass

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Vehicle Parked In Dry Grass Sparked 1000 Acre Marshes Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2016 10:16 AM
San Andreas, CA...CAL FIRE has determined the Marshes Fire burning in Tuolumne County was started by a vehicle parked in dry grass. The Marshes Fire started on Monday, September 26 approximately two miles up Marshes Flat Road, south of State Highway 49 in the community of Moccasin and has burned 1,000 acres. The investigation revealed a person was driving a vehicle along Marshes Flat Road when they pulled over to take a break, parking their vehicle in the dry grass. The vehicle subsequently ignited the grass. The occupant moved the vehicle and attempted to extinguish the fire, however they were unsuccessful.

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Marshes Fire Increases In Acreage With Mandatory Evacuation Still In Effect

Posted by: News_Desk on 09/27/2016 10:44 AM
Moccasin, CA...Update as of 8:30 a.m., The fire off of Hwy 49 and Marshes Flat road has reached approximately 930 acres and 0% containment. Hwy 49 is still closed through Mariposa-Tuolumne Co. line and at hwy 120.
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Marshes Fire Now At 850 Acres & Hwy 49 Closed Between Hwy 120 and Hwy 132.

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/26/2016 10:37 PM
Coulterville, CA...The Marshes Fire is now at 850 acres and Hwy 49 is closed from Hwy 120 to Hwy 132. The fire broke out early this afternoon and is burning off of Hwy 49 and Marshes Flat Road north of Don Pedro Reservoir. The Moccasin Estate Subdivision is under mandatory evacuations at this time. The Evacuation Center is located at the Hacienda at 5182 Fuentes de Flores, La Grange, CA 95329.

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Prescribed Fire For Mariposa Grove In Yosemite National Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/22/2016 08:50 AM
Yosemite National Park, CA...Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 137 acre Mariposa Grove prescribed fire in the coming weeks, weather and air quality permitting. Ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to 14 days of active burn down.

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