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03/19/2019 - CCWD to Discuss Lake Tulloch Area Sewer Improvements at March 19 Town Hall
Copperopolis, CA...The Calaveras County Water District is holding a town hall meeting in Copperopolis in mid-March to seek community input on an upcoming construction project to improve the District’s sewer system around Lake Tulloch. The project is currently in the planning/design phase, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2019 with construction slated for spring 2020. The town hall meeting is open to the public and will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday March 19 at Black Creek Hall, 920 Black Creek Drive, Copperopolis. CCWD will provide a project overview, take questions and be available for small-group discussions following the presentation.


This project will eliminate a 6-inch sewer pipeline that currently runs under a portion of Lake Tulloch and construct a new pipeline that runs 5,200 feet along O’Byrnes Ferry Road and Connor Estates Drive. The new pipeline will redirect sewer flows away from pump stations adjacent to Lake Tulloch, which will reduce the chances of spills occurring near the water. The project also includes the renovation of four sewer pump stations (two in Poker Flat and two in Copper Cove Subdivision), which will increase operational efficiency and reduce the potential risk of operational hazards to staff members. A preliminary cost estimate expects the project to cost $5.25 million, which will be funded by the District’s Sewer Capital Renovation and Replacement Fund.

This project will have the greatest impact on the following communities:

Lake Tulloch Shores at Poker Flat, Calypso Bay, Connor Estates, Copper Cove
The streets that will be most impacted are as follows:

East side of Tulloch: O’Byrnes Ferry Road (between Connor Estates Drive and Duchess Drive), Connor Estates Drive, Bret Harte Drive, Jimmy Way
West side of Tulloch: Kiva Drive, Tewa Court, Lakeshore Drive
For more information contact Joel Metzger, Manager of External Affairs, Conservation and Grants, joelm@ccwd.org or (209) 754-3123.
04/27/2019 - Get Your Tickets for Taste of Calaveras 2019 at Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...The Angels Camp Business Association invites you to the 13th Annual Taste of Calaveras. Taking place on April 27th, 2019 at Ironstone Vineyards, this cherished event showcases the food, wine and art from our incredibly county. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass, and tastings from 25+ local restaurants and wineries all under one roof. Calaveras artists and crafters will displaying and selling their work along with live music from local musician Nicholas Lefler, a silent auction and demonstrations.


Tickets are $50 in advance, or $55 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased by visiting TasteofCalaveras.com or by calling Samantha at (209)729-8176

The Angels Camp Business Association is a non-profit 501c6 and relies on the generosity and support of individuals and businesses in our community. The proceeds from this event help make community events possible such as the Angels Camp Farmers Market. If your business would like to participate at Taste of Calaveras please contact us at: tasteofcalavaras@gmail.com or calling Samantha at (209)729-8176. If your business is unable to join us, please consider supporting as a sponsor or with an auction item.
03/12/2019 - Make Plans to Attend Tuesday Tech Talk With Tony at Blastronix IT
Angels Camp, CA...Make Plans to Attend Tuesday Tech Talk With Tony at Blastronix IT

03/09/2019 - First Ever Cajun Festival Slated for San Andreas! Fundraiser benefits Hospice of Amador and Calaver
San Andreas, CA...The first ever Calaveras Ragin’ Cajun Festival will be held 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March 9, 2019 on the historic downtown streets of San Andreas where almost a half-ton of Louisiana crayfish will be boiled and served up along with live music and several dozen vendors. Members of the San Andreas Rotary Club have been planning this event since late summer. Proceeds will benefit Hospice of Amador and Calaveras, and other Rotary projects.


Festival-goers will find historic Main and Court streets lined with dozens of vendors and three stages of live music. The BluesBox Bayou Band, with members hailing from Sonora and Modesto, will be headlining with their blend of New Orleans, Cajun, Americana and Blues. They claim they “aren’t your grandma’s accordion band.” Regional favorites, the Bob Eisenman Jazz Band and James Harkins, are also scheduled to take the stages throughout the day.

Foodies looking for real Cajun fare will not be disappointed as the Rotarians have contracted with Blake Broussard, a Louisiana native and owner of Ragin’ Cajun Kitchen and Catering Co. out of Modesto. In addition to the 850 pounds of crayfish, Broussard and Rotarians will be serving up Cajun Sausage Po’Boys, deep fried Catfish, deef fried Shrimp and even Cajun Hot Wings prepared by “Lord of the Wings” from Stockton. Taps will be pouring traditional Hurricanes, Bloody Marys, beer, wine and hard ciders.

Tickets are just $5 in advance or $10 at the gate; children five and younger are admitted free. Gate entry fee includes music and access to booths and does not include food and drinks. Tickets may be purchased locally at the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce and the Pizza Factory in San Andreas. You may also buy tickets online at www.SanAndreasRotary.com/Events. Gate prices are kept low thanks to a generous Platinum sponsorship by Mark Twain Medical Center, George Reed Construction, Inc.,

The San Andreas Rotary Club is getting quite the reputation of putting on great fundraising festivals. Their Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival in August 2017 and 2018 were both sold out and a great time was had by all. For the March 9th Calaveras Ragin’ Cajun Festival, they expect more of the same. “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” — Let the good times roll!

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02/16/2019 - Independent Mercantile's FINAL CLEARANCE SALE! 50 - 75% Off Feb 16th & 17th
Murphys, CA...Independent Mercantile announcing it’s FINAL CLEARANCE SALE 50-75% off on all left over stock items including fixtures and display pieces. Still lots of great stuff left! Please come by and bring cash! Saturday, Feb. 16th & Sunday Feb. 17th. CASH ONLY! Independent Mercantile has moved to 237A Main Street where our ND&X store has been located for several years. We have combined the stores for more convenient one stop shopping. Please come in and take a look, we love it and hope you will too! The Clearance Sale will be at the old location, 78 Scott St. and will run from 9 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday only.

02/01/2019 - We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
San Andreas, CA...February is American Heart Month We are celebrating the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" movement. For 16 years "Go Red" has raised awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and has also promoted healthy lifestyle choices for everyone. Ve can help save your life! Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. FREE Complete Cholesterol Tests for Women during February Provided by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County. Soroptimist International of Calaveras County (SICC) provides financial support for this vital test during February, working with Mark Twain Medical Center. Since 1947, SICC has improved the lives of women and girls in Calaveras County. To learn more call 753.9700.


This test could literally save your life! Every woman should have a complete cholesterol test (lipid panel) that measures good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides that includes a risk evaluation for heart disease and stroke.

FREE at Select Family Medical Centers and the Hospital
Mark Twain Medical Center Appointments 754.2968
Dignity Health Family Medical Centers
Angels Camp 736.0813
Arnold 795.4193
Copperopolis 785.7000
Valley Springs 772.9538
Mark Twain Medical Center 754.3521 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas

SAVE THE DATE FEB. 26: FREE "A PLAN 4 ME" HEART HEALTH SEMINAR - CALL 754.5919
02/02/2019 - Murphys School of Music Receives Calaveras Community Foundation Grant...Open House Feb 2nd
Murphys, CA...Murphys School of Music is happy and very grateful to have received a substantial grant from Calaveras Community Foundation. This funding allows the young non-profit to improve programs and services. It will include the purchase of marching band instruments and uniforms, recital and performance equipment, sound proofing, a student outreach program and some low-income student subsidies.


A new recital space and dance program is underway under the direction of Sarah Long. This will be a wonderful addition to MSM giving a larger area for group lessons, student recitals and a complete program of dance for people of all ages. The new program will also include theatre arts. The dance schedule will be available online at the beginning of February. Please give the school a call during office hours on Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 5 pm, or on Friday from 10 am – 4 pm for more information on the Winter Music Session and the Dance Program, or to make a donation or become a volunteer.

Gift Certificates are available for music and dance lessons. What a great idea for your aspiring loved one. Music is a joyful gift that keeps on giving over a lifetime. It’s proven that children who study music do better in school. It is a dedicated practice that increases focus and math skills. Yet, music is the first thing to be cut from the public school curriculum. MSM aims to keep music education alive and available in Calaveras County. Be sure to inquire about the MSM School Assembly Performance Program.

Dance provides a healthy practice for body, mind and spirit. It provides focus and joyful exercise to those who choose to allow themselves the pleasure of the process. It improves dexterity and strength, and offers a healthy pastime from young and old. MSM musicians will be coupled with dance students, allowing for unique performance opportunities.

Save the Date for the Murphys School of Music Open House on Saturday, February 2
from 10 am – 3 pm. Help us to celebrate our one-year anniversary and see what is on the agenda
for 2019. Enjoy refreshments, meet the teachers and hear some wonderful live music.

The Music Winter Session is now underway. Private and group lessons are offered in piano,
keyboard, guitar, woodwinds, drums, voice and more. For class options please visit www.murphysschoolofmusic.com. To register call or drop by the school in Taylor Plaza at
265 Tom Bell Road, Suite E, Murphys CA, 209-813-0696.
02/06/2019 - The Next Good Morning Calaveras is February 6th
San Andreas, CA...Guest Speaker: Katie Lackler, Program Coordinator Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program. February 6, 2018, 7:30am-9am, Mark Twain Medical Center, Classroom #2 $15 per person

02/01/2019 - The Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner is February 1st
Murphys, CA...The Annual Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner & Community Recognition Awards will be held at Ironstone Vineyards on February 1, 2019 with doors opening at 5:30pm. Tickets are on sale for $60 with many sponsor opportunities available.



About Calaveras County

About Calaveras
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Life in Calaveras County is good. It is a privilege residents regard with heartfelt pride and commitment.

With a land area of 1,036 square miles (652,920 acres) and a population of 40,554 (2000 Census), there are approximately 16 acres of land for every resident. From near sea level with rolling foothills dotted with century old oaks to the spectacular Sierra crest in the west topping 8,000 feet, Mother Nature’s beauty abounds.

With that comes a wide range of recreational opportunities and a thriving tourism industry, alongside a burgeoning business community. Excellent Schools and Health Care. Quality of life. Community. History. This is Calaveras County.

Location
Calaveras County is situated in the heart of California’s Gold Country, nestled between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains – approximately one hour from the Central Valley, two hours from Sacramento and three hours from the Bay Area. Calaveras is bordered by Amador, Tuolumne and Alpine counties and by the Mokelumne River to the north and the Stanislaus River to the south.

Climate
The average low ranges from 40 degrees in the lowlands to 20 degrees in the high country in the winter months. Average highs range from 80 to 90 degrees. Annual rainfall can range from 40-50 inches with average snowfall in the High Sierra up to 300 inches.

Attractions
The county features numerous attractions including Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 250,000 acres of national forest land in the Stanislaus National Forest, nearby Bear Valley Ski Area and an abundance of recreational venues including three public caverns, a myriad of museums depicting local and Gold Rush history, over 15 wineries, six public or semi-private golf courses and nine public lakes.

Activities range from mountain biking, camping, hiking, fishing, cave exploration and golfing to river rafting, kayaking, boating and water skiing in the warmer months and world-class downhill and cross country skiing in the winter.

The natural beauty of Calaveras County also attracts artists of every passion, supporting a bevy of art galleries, live music, craft fairs and theatrical events.

A yearly calendar of special events include Calaveras’ signature “Jumping Frog Jubilee,” inspired by Mark Twain’s first published classic, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Over the years, many events have gained popular momentum, becoming premier regional attractions in their own right.

History
Created in 1850, Calaveras County is one of California’s original 27 counties. Calaveras was awakened in 1848 by the California Gold Rush. The county’s heritage centers around the multitude of fortune seekers who came from around the world. Over 9 million ounces of gold were mined from its land.

The county became world-famous in 1865 with Mark Twain’s short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. That history lives on in the many Gold Rush towns and in the people who settled here after the Gold Rush and started ranches, planted vineyards and remained for the exceptional quality of life.

Population
Calaveras County is one of California’s fastest growing counties. The county’s population in 1990 was 31,998 and in 2000 was recorded at 40,554, a rate increase of 26.7%, about twice the average state growth rate during this period of 13.8%.

Countywide population projections from the California State Dept. of Finance:
2005: 47,800
2010: 53,400
2015: 57,900
2020: 62,200
39% of the population is 25-54 years of age, 32% are 55 and older, 18% are age 0-14, and 10% from ages 15-24.

Visitor Services
Conveniently located on Highway 4 in the heart of the county on Main Street in downtown Angels Camp, the Calaveras Visitors Bureau is open daily for tourist and resident information. Newly built in 2000, the Visitors Bureau office has a landscaped rest area with picnic tables, clean public restrooms and a large porch with oak rocking chairs.

The Calaveras Visitors Bureau is a proactive non-profit organization devoted to providing comprehensive visitor services and marketing the county through the CVB’s Visitor Guide, press releases, media contacts, trade shows, web site and working together with the community, members, neighboring organizations and trade associations for the betterments of the tourism industry in Calaveras County.

Calaveras Visitors Bureau
1192 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 637
Angels Camp, CA 95222
(209) 736-0049 or (800) 225-3764
www.gocalaveras.com
info@gocalaveras.com

Satellite Visitor Center Locations:
Arnold – Century 21 – Sierra Properties, 2037 Highway 4
Bear Valley – Bear Valley Lodge, commercial center and Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Copperopolis – Century 21 Lake Tulloch Real Estate, 14 O’Byrnes Ferry Road
Mokelumne Hill – Hotel Leger, 8304 Main Street
Murphys – Realty World/Murphys Realty, Highway 4 at 230 Big Trees Road
San Andreas – Calaveras County Museum, 30 N. Main Street
West Point – Maynard Management, 22399 Highway 26

Housing and Real Estate
After experiencing life in Calaveras County, many a visitor has turned homeowner. Calaveras land and homes remain affordable, and recent upscale housing developments and planned communities are gearing up to handle its growing population in style.

A host of knowledgeable real estate agencies throughout the county can provide up-to-date statistics and information on current listings, as well as provide personal tours.

Land Use in Acres (1998)
Rangeland: 412,874
Farm Land: 245,116
Public Land: 154,216
Land in Agricultural Preserve: 126,348
Land in Timber Preserve: 75,930
Water: 5,772
Number of Farms: 457
Miles of streets, roads and highways: 867.5
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