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All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Arnold, CA...California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a series of prescribed burns beginning on or around the week of October 21, 2019 through the end of November in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is to complete 382 acres this fall (see maps below). Ignitions are expected to occur when weather conditions are favorable and adequate resources are available. Some of the units have been previously thinned to reduce the fuel loading, which allows for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through Propositions 84 and 1 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California.



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These burns are part of the prescribed fire program for vegetation management, hazardous fuel load reduction, wildlife habitat improvement, enhance the health of the forest by removing diseased materials, restoring essential nutrients to the soil, and reducing the chance of a catastrophic wildfire. Through forest thinning and prescribed fire, an ecologically healthy forest system can be restored and maintained. Additional benefits of these prescribed burns include protection for the Big Trees developments (Visitors Center, campground, etc.), and the North Grove of giant sequoias.

Pile burning will also take place throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons within the North and South Grove and along the Big Trees Village and Blue Lake Spring park boundaries.

Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than wildfires. The burns are planned and coordinated with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Districts in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. If the conditions, such as weather or vegetation are not conducive for burning, the burns will be rescheduled.

Communities near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, including Dorrington, Big Trees Village, White Pines, Blue Lake Spring and Arnold may experience smoke from the burning operations. California State Parks is working with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control Districts to limit impacts to smoke sensitive areas.

Both Highway 4 and the Walter W. Smith Parkway will remain open but may experience delays due to smoke and other hazards. The Parkway may experience short-term closures prior to the end of season closure. Some public campsites and dirt roads near the burn areas will be closed to public access during prescribed burn operations including the East and West Moran Roads, East and West 5000 Foot Roads, as well as the South Rim Road. Please obey all warning signs.

For questions or comments about the projects or about the prescribed burn program, contact Jackie Olavarria at (209) 984-8703.
All Day Grad Night Wreath Fundraiser! Order Yours Today!!
Angels Camp, CA.Buy a Holiday wreath to support the 2020 Grad Night party! Only $25 for a 24” fresh pine wreath
Order your wreath by November 22, 2019 while supplies last. Pick up Saturday, December 7, 2019, Bret Harte H.S. pool parking lot from 10 AM-12 pm or call to make other arrangements More information – Tracy Thompson @209-607-2461, tjthompson300@yahoo.com or Anneliese Gill @ 209-728-9386. Thanks for your support! The school does NOT put on the party.


It is a group of all volunteers using 100% donations and this fundraiser to fund the party.
Grad Night Foundation of Calaveras County is a non-profit organization that provides safe and fun filled graduation parties for our high school seniors.

Since the party’s inception in 1989, Calaveras County has not had a single alcohol or drug related high school graduation tragedy. That is 30 years that our graduates have been able to follow their dreams!

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Please print:
Name:______________________________________________Phone#:__________________
Email:___________________________Physical Address:______________________________
# of wreaths:____@ $25.00 each = total $________(checks payable to Grad Night Foundation)
Mail checks to: Grad Night Foundation, c/o Thompson, PO Box 625, Murphys, CA 95247
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM The 2019 Bear Valley Winter Job Fair is November 23rd at Bistro Espresso
Bear Valley, CA...We're looking for enthusiastic, snow-lovers to join our team this winter! Come by Bistro Espresso (1225 Oak Circle – Cedar Center, Arnold) between 10am and 2pm on Saturday November 23rd to learn more and to have an on the spot interview. Most departments/positions are hiring! Check out job listings in advance at bearvalley.com/careers


NOV 23
Bear Valley Resort Winter Job Fair
Saturday at 10 AM – 2 PM
Bistro Espresso
1225 Oak Circle, Arnold, California 95223
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Murphys, CA...Each Saturday morning the Old Timers Museum in Murphys offers a historical walking tour of Murphys. No reservation necessary. Meet at the Museum, 470 Main St, Murphys, across from the Hotel 10 am. Walk is 1-1/12 hours.


A stroll down tree-lined Main Street transports visitors back to the mid-1800s with buildings bearing thick stone walls, iron shutters and pastoral gardens with white picket fences. Once you experience the charm and hospitality of Murphys, the historic “Queen of the Sierra”, you’ll want to come back again and again!

Rich in Gold Rush History, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community of over 2,000 residents. Many of the surrounding hillsides are rich with the fine wine grapes grown in our area. Murphys offers wineries, art galleries, live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, charming hotels and B&B’s as well as a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

Murphys’ colorful past came alive in 1848 when John and Daniel Murphy established a trading post and gold mining operation in the area that is now their namesake. True entrepreneurs with the luck of the Irish, they were a part of the very first immigrant party – the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy families – to successfully bring wagons over the Sierra in 1844, paving the way for westward migration. John and Daniel’s cries of “Gold!” were among the first heard in California. It is reported that the brothers took two million dollars in gold ore from the Murphys Diggins in one year’s time, making them millionaires before the age of 25. The sizzling Gold Rush camp of Murphys also played host to President Grant, Mark Twain and Black Bart. And in some circles, to an even more famous chap – a young, inquisitive lad who literally changed the scientific world, Dr. Albert Michelson.

Our friendly residents invite you to revisit the past while exploring the “new” upscale Murphys. Guided walking tours of the town’s many historic buildings including the home of Albert Michelson, the first American Nobel Prize winner, are conducted every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., starting in front of the Old Timers Museum on Main Street.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Columbia, CA...Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information. Town Tours are every Saturday & Sunday starting at 11 am. Meet at the office on Main Street & State St Columbia, CA 95310

12:00 PM Jolee Peterson Celebration Of Life is November 23rd
Angels Camp, CA...Jolee Peterson (Gillies), 49, peacefully passed away Thursday November 7, 2019 at Sonora Regional Hospital. Jolee was born on September 2nd, 1970, Sacramento Ca, the oldest daughter of Thomas and Doris Gillies. After graduating from Modoc High School in 1988, she went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Sacramento State University. Later obtaining her Masters Degree in Business Management in 2016.


In 1997 Jolee married the love of her life, Greg Peterson and moved to Bear Valley, Ca, where they created life long friendships and memories. She and Greg loved the area and began their family in the close community, raising two sons, Zachary and Jesse who were her heart and soul.

Her education lead her to many management positions and eventually banking, most recently with Rabobank in Angels Camp, Ca. She was very active in the business community and a member of numerous local organizations including the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce.

Jolee and her boys loved Disneyland and the visited regularly, often bringing first time friends along to share the experience. She honestly believed in the “magic” of the happiest place on Earth.

Jolee is preceded in death by her husband Greg and her oldest son Zachary Peterson.

Jolee will forever be remembered and loved by son Jesse, parents Thomas and Doris Gillies, sister and nephew Jaime and Trevor Gillies. Extended family and friends that Jolee held close to her heart, Terry Woodrow, Troy and Kristy Kardas, Jim and Danielle Beauchemin, Shaney McPoland and Brie Tidball.

Memorial service will be held Saturday November 23rd 12:00 - 2:00 at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds Frogateria, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp, Ca. 95222

In lieu of flowers, a benefit account has been set up in Jesse Peterson’s name at any Rabobank or Mechanics bank branch
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Columbia, CA...Now though December 15th the Sierra Repertory Theatre is performing the classic musical Grease. The Historic Fallon House theatre in Columbia the production venue. It is about Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs. Performances are weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of each week. Click below for tickets...





About Sierra Repertory Theatre
Now in our 40th year as the premier theatre company of California’s Gold Country, Sierra Repertory Theatre has earned a local and national reputation for delivering artistic excellence and exceptional world-class entertainment.

The Wizard of Oz, May 31-July 21 at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park.
The productions in our 2019 Season collectively tell a story about the value of strong communities and the quest to find home. Audiences will find their stories and journeys reflected onstage in the troupe of Broadway vagabonds upon which A Chorus Line is based; The Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion helping Dorothy and Toto back home to Kansas in The Wizard of Oz; the high school greasers and Pink Ladies of Grease, who are all looking for a place to belong. To celebrate our 40th Anniversary it was important to pick shows that celebrated community and comradery. It is a fundamental truth that we would not be able to operate in Tuolumne County if it were not for the combined efforts and support of our audience, our business partners, and local charitable organizations. Our 40th Anniversary is not simply a celebration of Sierra Rep, but of our relationship with Tuolumne County. We can’t wait to see you at the theatre!
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Chris Cain Band – Award winning blues guitarist extraordinare - at the Sutter Creek Theatre
Nominated Blues Music Awards 2018 Blues Guitarist of the Year. Blues Blast Magazine Annual Awards Committee has nominated Chris Cain as Male Blues Artist of the Year and his self-titled album, Chris Cain, as Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year in their annual awards.
Cain’s debut recording, Late Night City Blues (Blue Rock’it Records-1987) garnered four W.C. Handy Blues Award nominations, including Guitarist of the Year. Dan Forte of Guitar Player wrote, “An impressive debut album by a top notch guitarist.”
Chris Cain offers up a soulful stew of Memphis style electric blues. His powerfully deep vocals and jazz inspired, blues guitar riffs are unforgettable; uniquely his own, while reminiscent of the legendary BB King and Albert King.

Members of his talented band have played with Etta James, Bo Diddley, Mary Wells, Charlie Musselwhite, Pete Escovedo, Ronnie Montrose, and Tower of Power.

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sond. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the web site www.suttercreektheatre.com

Tickets $24 advance / $28 day of show

Here’s video https://youtu.be/lg-SZsE5soo
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM The Games Afoot


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.

Just for the record…There really was a William Gillette. He really did become immensely wealthy by writing and performing in a play about Sherlock Holmes. He really created the image of the great detective that we hold dear today. But that’s where any semblance of reality ends.

It’s Holmes for the Holidays this Christmas season! Who did it? Who will be next?

See “The Game’s Afoot” and find out. And have yourself a hearty holiday laugh too.
07:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
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.


Just for the record…There really was a William Gillette. He really did become immensely wealthy by writing and performing in a play about Sherlock Holmes. He really created the image of the great detective that we hold dear today. But that’s where any semblance of reality ends.

It’s Holmes for the Holidays this Christmas season! Who did it? Who will be next?

See “The Game’s Afoot” and find out. And have yourself a hearty holiday laugh too

Cast:
Sharron Perras: Martha Gillette
Don Bilotti: William Gillette/Sherlock Holmes
Charlie Cites: Aggie Wheeler/Alice
Sean M. Lewis: Simon Bright/Count Zerlinsky
Kirk Summers: Felix Geisel/Moriarty
Kebra Stapp: Madge Geisel/Marian
Maryann Curmi: Daria Chase
Sally McClellan: Inspector Goring

Directed by: Maryann Curmi

Thurs-Sat at 7pm & Sunday at 2pm

Accolades
Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award, Best Play

Reviews
“An inspired whodunit […] a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists in playwright Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot that cause the audience to gasp.” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“The Game’s Afoot is Murderously Funny!” – Broadway World Cleveland

“The play evolves like a mystery thriller, as one tantalizing clue leads to another […] In 1936, at the height of the Great Depression, people flocked to the theater for a few hours of escapism from hard times. Today, in our current recession, here is an antidote and the ideal holiday present – the gift of laughter.” – Cleveland Jewish News

“Ludwig demonstrates the theatrical equivalent of perfect pitch, both in this new work and in his past efforts.” – Cleveland Scene

“From the intriguing opening mini play within a play to the surprise last scene a split second before final curtain, The Game’s Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre. Billed as a comedy thriller you will find yourself swept along for a wild and funny ride.” – Cleveland Examiner

“A hilarious, quirky and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment. The Game’s Afoot is the perfect gift for the holidays..a fantastically fun night out at the theatre. It’s something we can be proud of as a city” – ClueintoCleveland.com

“The Game’s Afoot will be performed by professional and community theaters across the country. Certainly this production is Broadway quality.” – TalkinBroadway.com

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