It Was A Sell Out At The 31st Annual "First Taste Of The Year" Copperopolis Wine Festival !!
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 09:10 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Copperopolis Town Square hosted the Sold Out, 31st Annual “First Taste of the Year” wine festival on Saturday. 750 tickets were sold for tastings from more than 35 wineries from across the Sierra Foothills. Live jazz from the Bob Eisenman Band complemented artisan foods and appetizers, gourmet wood fired pizza, burgers, cheeses, French bread and treats. A wide selection of custom crafts, artwork, clothes, gifts, wines, foods and souvenirs were also available from local merchants. Activities and games for kids were also part of the festivities. Click below for our new for 2017 1200 pixel slideshows & photo albums with lots and lots of photos...
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus Will End Its 146 Year Run in May
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 08:07 PM
Ellenton, Fl...Feld Entertainment Inc., parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment, announced today that the iconic 146-year-old circus would hold its final performances later this year. Ringling Bros.®’ two circus units will conclude their tours with their final shows at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on May 7, and at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., on May 21, 2017.
SpaceX Successfully Launched 10 Iridium Satellites Today As Launches Resume
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 06:44 PM
Vanderberg, CA...From Spacex: "On January 14, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. The 10 satellites are the first of at least 70 satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Below is a summary of the mission in photos, with more photos available on our Flickr site. You can also watch the archived webcast here...
Patient Comfort Is Goal For Diagnostic Imaging Team At Mark Twain Medical Center
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2017 07:52 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Diagnostic Imaging team at Mark Twain Medical Center knows their services can be scary. That’s why they concentrate as much on patient service skills as they do on state-of-the art equipment. Imaging Services Director Rick Reed explains, “We understand that our tests can create some anxious situations for patients. The equipment can be intimidating, so it’s important we help patients understand the process and make the experience as pleasant as possible. We emphasize these tests are a critical first step in their treatment.” The department provides a wide range of services and averages some 2,500 tests a month. On-site that includes general X-ray, CT scan, nuclear medicine, ultra sound, mammography, and MRI; plus a mobile PET CT that visits MTMC every other week.
MRI technologist Gary Arvin, at left, pictured with Mark Twain Medical Center Imaging Services Director Rick Reed.
CCWD Crews Successfully Stabilize Arnold Water Transmission Line
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/12/2017 11:36 AM
Arnold, CA...Update at 11 a.m. Thursday Jan. 12: CCWD Crews worked with T&S Construction throughout the night Wednesday to stabilize the exposed water transmission pipeline that provides Arnold’s main water supply. A metal I-beam was placed across the washed-out section of Blagen Road directly over the exposed pipeline, and heavy duty straps were wrapped from the beam to the pipeline to provide stability. These straps will help immobilize the pipe and reduce the risk of failure.
San Andreas, CA...On Wednesday January 11, the CCWD Board of Directors voted 3-0-1 to appoint Russ Thomas as the Division 4 Director. Division four covers the areas along Highway 4 from Copperopolis to Douglas Flat. Thomas will serve the two years remaining in former CCWD Director Dennis Mills’ term. Mills was elected as Calaveras County Supervisor for District 4 and resigned from the CCWD Board in early January.
Meet The Calaveras County Business Outreach Specialist
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/11/2017 05:25 PM
Murphys, CA...Meet the Calaveras County Economic Developer and Outreach Specialist, Michelle Stephens, at our next general membership meeting on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 8:30am at the Murphys Historic Hotel. The following is a short blurb about the services Michelle will be offering in Calaveras County and how to schedule an appointment with her.
CCWD Working To Stabilize Main Arnold Water Transmission Line
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/11/2017 07:13 PM
Arnold, CA...CCWD will be working with T&S Construction crews throughout the night to stabilize the threatened main water transmission line. The series of storms that has drenched Calaveras County over the past week caused flood waters in Big Trees Creek to overwhelm the culvert under Blagen Road in White Pines. About half the roadway has sustained significant flooding damage and is impassable, and Blagen Road will be closed to the public on the south side of the bridge until further notice...
San Andreas, CA...The San Antonio Creek was at flood stage today after a powerful storm over the weekend. This creek is one of the main tributaries of the Calaveras River, which flows into New Hogan Reservoir near Valley Springs. Since January 1, Hogan's water level has risen by more than 30,000 acre feet. CCWD uses water released from Hogan to serve more than 10,000 customers in the greater Valley Springs area.
Waiting Out Mother Nature...Bear Valley To Reopen Wednesday After System Moves Through
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/08/2017 05:31 PM
Bear Valley, CA...For the continued safety of our employees and guests we WILL NOT OPEN LIFTS AT THE SKI AREA MONDAY & TUESDAY, with the plan to re-open on Wednesday, January 11th. The large amounts of rain received thus far has been met by a small team of operations and maintenance crew on site today managing the running water/flood areas and keeping an eye on the facilities, lift houses and Village areas throughout the greater part of the day. WE THANK OUR TEAMS ON SITE working hard to maintain structures and access areas through these harsh conditions.