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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 Free Dental Care For Veterans on Freedom Day November 8th at 1st Impressions Dentistry
Angels Camp, CA...Free Dental Care For Veterans on Freedom Day November 8th at 1st Impressions Dentistry in Angels Camp on November 8th, 2019.

All Day What’s Happening in Murphys Through Nov. 8, 2019
Murphys, CA...Happy Halloween Everybody!– Stay Safe Out There Saturdays in Murphys - are available at no charge (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday mornings at 10am leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Tim Chisholm at (209) 728-8511 to confirm dates and times or arrangements for large groups. No tours on event days! November 1, 2019 – 1st Annual Dia de los Muertos Cultural Symposium - California! Kick off your weekend Friday evening with Murphys 1st annual Dia de los Muertos Cultural Symposium. Learn about the history of Dia de los Muertos; its cultural traditions, art, dancing, music and food. Symposium activities include Family Ofrendas, Artist inspired Coco Figures by Marlene Zamora, Aztec Dancers Kalpulli Ketzalkoatl Ehacatl, Music by Pedro Sermeño and a lecture by noted Spanish Professor Emeritus Dr. Jorge Santana. Tapas Menu will include Chicken Tamalitos, Champurrado, Quesadilla (Salvadorian bread). Suggested donation is $10. Wine sales will help support the Murphys Old Schoolhouse renovation project. Friday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Old Schoolhouse, Murphys. please RSVP by emailing evelyn@bodegadelsur.com or calling (209)728-9030.


November 2, 2019 – Murphys Dia de los Muertos – Celebrate the Day of the Dead in the Land of the Skulls. Murphys businesses and tasting rooms will be celebrating their 10th annual Day of the Dead again this year with traditional decorations, treats and celebrations between 11am and 6pm. Join us in celebrating the lives of those who have passed but are with us in heart and spirit on this day. Join the walking tour, shop the Folk Art Mercado, compete in the Catrin/Catrina dress contest, enjoy music and dancers in the Park, have your face painted, taste traditional foods, sip a little wine and stay for the final blessing of the messages. Visit us at visitmurphys.com or join the conversation on facebook.com/DiaDeLosMurtosMurphysCalifornia for more information.

November 2, 2019 – Coco, the Movie, at Murphys Creek Theater - MCT is having a special viewing of Disney's COCO. Bring the whole family for this fabulous and heartfelt film. Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. 1-3 pm.

November 2, 2019 – Mayan Dinner - The founders of our Murphys Dia de los Muertos celebration, Bodega del Sur, Tanner Vineyards and Gossamer Cellars, are hosting this year’s Founders' dinner in honor of the 10 year anniversary of Dia de los Muertos Event in Murphys at the Old Schoolhouse on Jones Street. Join Chef Guilberth from San Francisco's Guilberth's Mayan Restaurant for amazing authentic cuisine. Call and RSVP Bodega del Sur Winery at 209-728-9030.

November 2, 2019 – Day of the River of Dead Skulls Dinner - Learn the true meaning of “Calaveras,” and celebrate the Day of the Dead with a fabulous Twisted Wine Dinner! It’s happening Saturday, starting at 6:30pm, at the lovely Alchemy Cafe. A scrumptious multi-course Mexican theme dinner. Show up in costume and/or face paint! We’ll have a prize or two for the best! Space is limited – call 209-736-9080 for reservations.

November 3, 2019 – Pints with Pups at the Pourhouse - Tails are taking over the Murphys Pourhouse on Sunday, from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm! Pints with Pups, presented by FOAC's Dog House, will be a tail waggin good time for dogs and their owners. MW Fidography will be here to snap pictures of you and your pup. FOAC will be on site with information and adoptable dogs and kitties. All while sitting back and enjoying brews from Bike Dog Brewing out of Sacramento. We will also be donating 100% of the profits to FOAC from the draft sales of Bike Dog Brewing's Zebra Pants and Dog Years - two fantastic IPAs.

November 3, 2019 – Sunday Funday Mimosas at Milliaire Tasting Room - Celebrate the bubbly side of Milliaire! Enjoy a Mimosa out on our Creekside Patio or in our Tasting Room and start your Sunday off right. Cheers!

November 6, 2019 – Trivia Night at Murphys Pourhouse - Join the Murphys Pourhouse every Wednesday at 6:00pm for Trivia Night with trivia master, Jeff Carrico! Bring a team, join a team, or compete solo to win prizes!

November 7, 2019 – Murphys Business Association Meeting – The Business Association meets at the Murphys Historic Hotel at 8:30 am on the first Thursday of most every month. All interested parties are welcome to join us. We’ll be reviewing recent events, talking about upcoming events and brainstorming about the challenges of success. Please drop by and add your voice to the conversation.

November 7, 2019 – Thriving Every Other Thursday at Outer Aisle - Every other Thursday we celebrate diversity, nutrition, and artistry – enjoy a meal and shop the produce market beginning at 6 pm. Call 209-728-1164 for more information or visit outeraislefoods.com.

November 8, 2019 – Totally Twisted Fridays - It's cozy in our Twisted Oak Tasting Room in Murphys! The talented Mindy Lancanster is back! Mary’s Taco Truck will be parked out front. See you there from 5-8 pm!

November 8, 2019 – Holiday Appetizer Cooking Demo Featuring Bill Mitchell at Marisolio Tasting Room -
Visit MurphysLiveMusic on Facebook for more events from Copperopolis to Bear Valley.
All Day Prescribed Burn Planned on Save the Redwoods League Property, Ignition Anticipated November 8th
Arnold, CA...Save the Redwoods League in cooperation with the Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression Inc. and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a prescribed burn on or around Friday, November 8, 2019 on its property adjacent to Calaveras Big Trees State Park on the northeast side. The goal is to complete the 20-acre Oak Leaf Spring unit (see yellow polygon on the map below). Ignition is expected to be completed in one day. The 20 acres were previously thinned, reducing the fuel loading and allowing for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through a Proposition 1 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and a California Climate Investments - Forest Health grant from CAL FIRE, both agencies of the State of California.


This burn is part of Save the Redwoods League’s stewardship program for vegetation management,
hazardous fuel load reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement. Prescribed burns 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 reduction of fire fuels, an ecologically healthy
forest system can be maintained. An additional benefit of this prescribed burn includes buffer protection
for the State Parks’ South Grove of giant sequoias.

Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than wildfires. To minimize the smoke impacts on
surrounding communities, burns are planned and coordinated with CAL FIRE and the Tuolumne County
Air District. 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. Save the Redwoods
League is working with the 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. Please obey all warning signs.

Questions or comments about the projects or about the stewardship program should be directed to
Anthony Castanos at (415) 362-2352.
07:00 PM The SNAC Winter Film Fest! A Night of Snowboard & Ski Movies on November 8th!
Murphys, CA...Come party with us, win awesome stuff, hang with your friends and watch cool movies!!! #winterfilmfest #murphys #murphyscreektheatre #snacattack #ski #snowboard #skiing #snowboarding #movie #movies #prayforsnow #winter #bearvalley #nickolaydodovfoundation


Back in the early 90’s, when Shawn was selling out of the back of his truck as “The Eddy Mart”, the most important items to have on hand were life jackets, river shorts, sandals and river knives. Oh yes, and a few things the rafting customers would want, t-shirts, hats, sunscreen, etc. It became obvious that The Eddy Mart was getting too big to operate out of a garage when the whitewater kayaks came. It was time for a storefront. That’s when providence arrived on the scene.

In 1994, the Sonora Mountaineering building in Downtown Sonora became available so Shawn & Jill decided to go for it. They gathered together an experienced team of salespeople with a passion for outdoor sports and opened the doors to see what would happen.

We’ll never forget that first day in Sonora when we were selling out of the boxes because, well we weren’t quite ready. We came into the business with an open mind to do our best to meet the needs of the active outdoorspeople in our area and with the mission to provide our customers with “the most exciting, innovative new products at affordable prices.” We definitely had a good start with hiking and climbing gear, but for these seasoned river guides, something was missing — watersports! First whitewater kayaks came, then to our surprise, recreational boats took over. What started as “bringing in a few rec kayaks to test the waters” became our biggest department! As usual, listening to what our customers wanted turned out to be what worked.

Not long after our second year in business, we started noticing many of SNAC’s adventurous Calaveras County neighbors shopping in Sonora. Since Calaveras County was Shawn and Jill’s home, the idea of having a mountaineering & paddling store along the Highway 4 corridor just sounded like the right thing to do. Hence, the need for SNAC Arnold. Opening our “above snow level” location came with an awareness that the folks who lived above 4000 ft. in elevation needed winter gear badly! Cold weather clothing, snowshoes, skis and snowboards all found a welcome spot in the SNAC product line-up!

In 2008 we opened our 3rd store in Downtown Murphys. We remodeled the old 1911 General Store building (located directly across the street from the historic Murphys Hotel). With great community support, we hit the ground running! Our Murphys location, which we call the Sierra Nevada Adventure Company General Store, offers you one of the best selections of men’s and women’s clothing and footwear in the Sierra. Be sure and stop by on your way up to the high country!

Much like the ever-expanding inventory, the SNAC family has also grown. It’s exciting to see new staff members bringing their passion for different activities with them. In that regard we are like a soup that gets richer when more time and ingredients are added. We find that SNAC is not only a reflection of the owners, but also of the staff and our customers. Without you, we wouldn’t have made it this far on the journey and it wouldn’t have been this much fun.

Shawn & Jill Seale
… and the entire SNAC Team!

Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we pollute the last clean air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence; and so that never again can we have the chance to see ourselves single, separate, vertical, and individual in the world, part of the environment of trees and rocks and soil, part of the natural world and competent to belong to it.

– Excerpts from Wallace Stegner’s Geography of Hope

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