Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Wednesday, Apr 24
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
Thursday, Apr 25
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
Friday, Apr 26
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
All Day HCO Sledfest 2024 is April 26-28 at Bear Valley
Saturday, Apr 27
All Day Come Celebrate Calaveras’ Spring Wine Weekend
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
All Day HCO Sledfest 2024 is April 26-28 at Bear Valley
All Day Huge Savings at Millworkz Inventory Reduction Sale Every Saturday!
Sunday, Apr 28
All Day Come Celebrate Calaveras’ Spring Wine Weekend
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
All Day HCO Sledfest 2024 is April 26-28 at Bear Valley
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Saturday, May 4
All Day Get Your Tickets Now for the Fourth Annual Ragin Cajun Festival!! (Past Years Photos Below)
09:00 AM The 24th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic is May 4th!
Sunday, May 5
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!

Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Advertising

Shop Local it Matters!

Calendar
04/22/2024 - Free Trail Passes on Earth Day at Bear Valley Adventure Company
Bear Valley, CA...Free Trail Passes on Earth Day at Bear Valley Adventure Company


EARTH DAY @ BVAC: FREE TRAIL PASSES (4/22/24)
Monday, April 22, 2024
9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Bear Valley Adventure Co.
1 Bear Valley RoadBear Valley, CA, 95223United States
04/20/2024 - Apres Ski at Meadow Cafe
Bear Valley, CA...Apres Ski at Meadow Cafe


APRÈS SKI @ MEADOW CAFE (4/20/24)
Saturday, April 20, 2024
3:30 PM 5:30 PM
Bear Valley Adventure Co.
1 Bear Valley RoadBear Valley, CA, 95223
04/26/2024 - HCO Sledfest 2024 is April 26-28 at Bear Valley
Bear Valley, CA...Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for Sled Fest on April 27th and 28th. The event is almost here…April 26-28. Come join us for Professional Snowmobile Hillclimbs, Camping, Riding, Great Food, and Friends. You can come for the day or stay for the weekend? Or even try your hand at racing in the Locals Class or Dash for Cash. Melissa will be hosting a ladies ride and beginner clinic. Some fun activities for kids are in the works.




Held in conjunction with the RMSHA Hillclimb Race season points championship, Sledfest promises exhilarating snowmobile racing, open riding on resort grounds and backcountry, RV camping, and more. Whether you’re a spectator or a participant, Sledfest is an event not to be missed!
04/20/2024 - The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
Bear Valley, CA...The much-anticipated Used XC Ski Sale begins Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 9 a.m. This event showcases the season's best deals on well-loved skis, boots, and poles from our rental fleet. Concurrently our deeply discounted Spring XC Ski Sale is running with 30%-50% off new skis, boot, bindings, and poles.


Sample pricing:

Stride
  • skis with bindings $25-$125
  • boots $30-$50
  • poles $5-$20
Skate
  • skis with bindings $125-$175
  • boots $75-$125
  • poles $50-$75


USED XC SKI SALE
      • Saturday, April 20, 20249:00 AM - Sunday, April 28, 20245:00 PM
    Bear Valley Adventure Co.
    1 Bear Valley Road
    Bear Valley, CA, 95223
04/20/2024 - Big Plans at Big Trees State Park for Earth Day!
Arnold, CA...We're Calaveras Big Trees State Park, of course we have plans for Earth Day! 🌲Join us next weekend, 4/20-4/21, and the day itself, Monday 4/22, to celebrate Earth Day! 🥳Saturday and Sunday we will have an Inspiration Station from 11:00am-2:00pm by our Visitor Center where you can learn all the big and little ways you can help the environment. Plus, as you can see, there's a cute photo booth attached!




Want to explore and learn more about the park? Our nonprofit partner, the Calaveras Big Trees Association, will be hosting a seminar on bird watching Saturday 4/20 10am-12pm at our Education Building. There will be a guided bird walk on Sunday, 4/21, at 9:30am leaving from our Visitor Center and a guided hike around the North Grove Saturday 4/20 at 11:30 and Monday 4/22 at 11:30.




Can't make it to the park? We're also doing a live webinar: California Redwoods VS Climate Change with Hendy Woods State Park Monday 4/22 at 11:00. Sign up for it here: https://ports-ca.zoom.us/.../WN_ZwKfEnsvRTWaDpvxP7Av3Q




Phew! Thanks for hanging in there, we just ❤ the earth!

04/27/2024 - Come Celebrate Calaveras’ Spring Wine Weekend
Murphys, CA...Formerly known as President’s Wine Weekend, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance moved the event to the springtime when the weather is a bit warmer, the wildflowers are blooming in the foothills, and the winegrape growers and winemakers have a little time to create some exciting experiences for you. 2024 Spring Wine Weekend Dates:   am to 5:00 pm; Sat and Sun April 27th & 28th



(Above photo courtesy of Vina Moda in downtown Murphys)

1. Ready, Set, Go!

 

Enjoy two days of Spring Wine Weekend fun in Calaveras wine country. 1-day and 2-day tickets include a commemorative wineglass, a wristband for special tasting flights at 19 participating tasting rooms, and a weekend guide with maps. Advance ticketing is recommended as this event will sell out fast! Tickets can be purchased online here, or if you’d rather chance it, try to get tickets the day of the event at the Murphys Visitors and Wine Info Center in downtown Murphys located at 202 South Main Street (at the 4-way stop across from Alchemy Cafe.  Wineglass/wristband/map pickup starts at 9:30 at the Murphys Visitors and Wine Info Center on Saturday and Sunday. Tasting rooms open between 10:30 and 11:00 AM, and the event wraps up at 5:00 each day. Find a list of participating tasting rooms HERE.

2. Create a Tailored Wine Weekend Fit for YOU

Val Du Vino Patio in the Spring
Vineyard hikes, museum visits, book signings, live music, and meet & greet the winemakers offers add even more great value to your Spring Wine Weekend experience. If you pre-ordered your ticket online, start your weekend at one of the vineyards along Highway 4 like Brice Station (the highest elevation vineyard in Calaveras) or travel through the Rubber Chicken Forest to Twisted Oak in Vallecito.  Catch the spring super bloom and early bud break in the vineyards and drive down the ambling windy Six-Mile Road to Ironstone Vineyards. Even if the daffodils aren’t still blooming, the vineyards boasts a year-round floral extravaganza for your viewing pleasure. Head to Angels Camp and show them your wristband at the Angels Camp Museum for one free admission for each wristband. See gold rush history up close and personal on their 3.5 acre grounds housing two 10,000 square foot buildings along with main building showcasing Mark Twain and the Jumping Frog Jubilee!

3. Travel and Enjoy Calaveras Wines Safely

Six Mile Road to Ironstone Vineyards
Calaveras has great options for enjoying your Spring Wine Weekend safely. Any one of the following transportation services will take care of getting you to and from your destinations while tasting award winning Calaveras County wines:

Calaveras Connect Public Transit – Give your designated driver a break by taking advantage of the new Saturday Hopper schedule. With super affordable ticket prices and numerous convenient pick-up/drop-off locations close to the heart of the action, you can save time and money every time you hop on. Saturday Hopper locations include Angels Camp WorldMark by Wyndham, the Travelodge in Angels Camp, historic downtown Angels Camp, Arnold Big Trees Market, Murphys historic downtown at the Murphys Creek Theater by Murphys Park, Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys and the San Andreas post office (and MORE). For additional details, check out the Saturday Hopper schedule here. Call Calaveras Connect to arrange a ride to take you to and from any one of the Highway 4 tasting rooms and vineyards.

Angels Cab Company 

Murphys Cab Company 

4. Explore Calaveras’ Historic Downtowns

Murphys Historic Main Street | Jenny Martin
Discover the history that surrounds the region and shop the myriad of specialty family owned businesses in our charming historic Gold Rush era buildings. While you’re in Moke Hill, stop in Renegade Winery for some of their award winning Cabernet Sauvignon.  Angels CampMurphysMokelumne Hill, and San Andreas each have a piece of California history worth exploring. What is a “Hop-of-Fame” and what’s with all the frogs?  Where is the first 3-story building built in California? Who were the two famous stagecoach robbers whose trials were held at the courthouse that still stands in San Andreas? What town features one of the oldest, continually operating (dare we say, haunted) hotels in California?

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway (part of Highway 4) is a high mountain pass in Alpine County that was used by the Miwok and Washoe people to trek over the Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1850, John Ebbetts, for whom the pass is now named, guided a band of miners over in search of gold in California. In the summertime, Highway 4 is open through to Nevada, however it is usually closed from November through May due to snow.  There is plenty of history to discover along this highway, especially at the quaint and oldest Chevron gas station located at the Camp Connell General Store. Take some time this weekend to take this beautiful drive into the High Sierra

5. One More Thing – Posterity Ciderworks


Wild. Rural. Rare. Brand new in Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County, Posterity Ciderworks is a small scale cidery and orchard that produces estate and small batch heritage apple, pear and quince alcoholic ciders. Sustainability and regenerative agriculture are central to their mission, as is allowing fruit varietal character to shine through. Take a 30-minute tour with their head cider maker that also includes a one hour table service tasting experience. Make reservations early since they are exclusive to only 10 people per time slot and there are only two time slots per day. What a great idea!

Looking for a place to stay?

From quaint and comfortable to spacious and luxurious, Calaveras has the lodging you’re looking for here.  If you need any help planning the rest of your stay here in Calaveras, please feel free to give us a call at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau 209-736-0049. Or better yet, come see as at the Angels Camp Museum – 753 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222.  We LOVE having visitors! Happy and safe travels!!
05/04/2024 - Get Your Tickets Now for the Fourth Annual Ragin Cajun Festival!! (Past Years Photos Below)
San Andreas, CA....Join us for our FOURTH ANNUAL CALAVERAS RAGIN' CAJUN FESTIVAL on May 4th, 2024 from 11 am - 5 pm! The annual event has live music, vendors, and more food booths lining Main Street in San Andreas! Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras. Free parking at Calaveras High School.






































04/06/2024 - The 2024 Bear Valley Pondskim & Brewfest is April 6th
Bear Valley, CA...Dust off your favorite throwback ski gear, slip into your dancing shoes, and join us for our biggest party of the year on April 6th, 2024! If you’re new to our pond skim event, the aim is to glide across our man-made pond on skis or snowboard without taking a tumble, although falling is half the fun.


Registration will be open from 9 AM to 10:00 AM in the sunroom. It operates on a first-come, first-served basis. You must register in person, space is limited and participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent to sign a waiver. The Pond Skim kicks off at 11:00am.

We’re thrilled to team up with the Bear Valley Parents Group https://www.bearvalleyparentsgroup.com/ to bring you the Brewfest portion of the event. The Brewfest will showcase a range of beer and wine selections. All proceeds from the Brewfest will go towards supporting the Busy Bears Playschool and Bear Valley Summer Day Camp!

The Parents Group will be stationed outside the Bear Bungalow, serving beer and wine from 12 PM to 3 PM.

This year, we’re delighted to announce the participation of 805!

In addition to the main events, we’ll also be hosting a costume contest (separate from the Pond Skim Contest). Interested participants should gather on the sun deck outside the Bear Bungalow right after the end of the Pond Skim.

Costume contest categories include:
  • Most Creative Group Costume
  • Best Retro Outfit
  • Most Creative Children’s Costume
  • Most Creative Couple Costume
The party doesn’t end on the mountain!! Join us at the Bear Valley Lodge for a special performance by Kiana Chanelle from 5pm-8pm!

Live Music by JankTones, reuniting for one day only!!! *time TBD

Schedule:

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Pond Skim Sign-Ups

Location: Sunroom
  • Registration operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent to sign a waiver.
  • Limited space available.
11:00 AM: Pond Skim Kickoff

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Brewfest by Bear Valley Parents Group

Location: Outside Bear Bungalow
  • Featuring a variety of beer and wine selections.
  • Proceeds support Busy Bears Playschool and Bear Valley Summer Day Camp.
DIRECTLY AFTER POND SKIM (TIME TBD): Costume Contest

Location: Sun Deck outside Bear Bungalow

Costume Contest Categories:
  • Most Creative Group Costume
  • Best Retro Outfit
  • Most Creative Children’s Costume
  • Most Creative Couple Costume
DIRECTLY AFTER THE POND SKIM – TIME TBD: Live Music by JankTones

Vendors on the Sundeck

Bear Valley Trading Post

Fun Fine Artist

5pm-8pm: Special performance by Kiana Chanelle in the Cathedral Lounge (located inside the Bear Valley Lodge)
04/13/2024 - Annual Airport Day Takes Flight at Calaveras County's Airport, Maury Rasmussen Field
Calaveras County, CA...The Calaveras County Airport is thrilled to announce the return of its highly anticipated annual Airport Day, set to take place at the Calaveras County Airport – Maury Rasmussen Field on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 10 am until 3 pm. The public is invited to explore the captivating world of aviation, with free admission granting access to an array of aircraft displayed on the airport grounds.



From vintage planes to helicopters, remote control models, and homebuilt aircraft, attendees will have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these impressive flying machines. Adding to the excitement, the EAA Mother Lode Chapter #484 will offer thrilling airplane rides, providing a bird's-eye view of Calaveras County's picturesque landscapes. Priced at $30 for adults and ages 13+, and $20 for children aged 12 and under, this unforgettable experience promises an exhilarating adventure for aviation enthusiasts of all ages.

For inquiries or additional information, please contact the Calaveras County Airport by phone at (209) 736-2501 or via email at airport@calaverascounty.gov. Don't miss out on the excitement - mark your calendars and join us for a day of aviation thrills at the Calaveras County Airport! About Calaveras County Airport: The Calaveras County Airport, located at Maury Rasmussen Field, serves as a vital hub for aviation enthusiasts and travelers alike. With a commitment to safety, innovation, and community engagement, the airport strives to provide exceptional service and memorable experiences for all who pass through its gates.
04/05/2024 - Don't Miss American Mile, April 5th at Black Oak Casino
Tuolumne, CA...American Mile will be bringing you the best in southern rock and country music. 8pm, April 5th in the Willow Creek Lounge at Black Oak Casino. See the hottest up and coming acts with Free live performances every Friday and Saturday night, as well as some ticketed shows



Escape Your Everyday at Black Oak Casino
Escape to the breathtaking vistas of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Whether it's the outdoor adventures or the excitement of over 1,100 slot machines, the perfect escape awaits. With so many activities for adults and kids, you can bring the family for a day or stay for a weekend!
<<  [ 1 ]   2   3  >>
1 - 10 of 23

Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Angels & San Andreas Memorial Chapels
Bear Valley Real Estate
Gerard Insurance
Bank of Stockton
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
High Country Spa & Stove
Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum Calaveras Mentoriing
Jenny's Kitchen

Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2023