San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board is back in action today with a full agenda. Discussion of State Assembly Bills that would impose new burdens on water districts, rate stabilization, real property and also a special session for labor negotiations with SEIU. The agendas are below...
Caltrans Used 20lbs Of Explosives To Blast Debris On State Route 26
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 02:20 PM
West Point, CA...In this News Flash, Caltrans takes us on location as emergency maintenance contractors perform a controlled explosion to remove potentially hazardous rocks and debris while repairing State Route 26 (SR-26) near the Amador/Calaveras County line. On February 10, 2017, a roadside slip-out occurred on SR-26, followed by a rockslide on February 11, 2017, less than three miles apart. SR-26 was immediately closed in both directions as crews began to assess the damage and begin repair efforts. While addressing these two slides, workers discovered a small sinkhole located between the two slide sites, leading to the replacement of a culvert pipe approximately 40 feet below the surface.
Get Your Tickets Now For The 11th Annual Taste of Calaveras At Ironstone On April 22nd! It Showcases the Finest Wine, Culinary Treats & Art
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2017 10:47 AM
Murphys, CA...The 11th Annual Taste of Calaveras Is April 22nd At Ironstone & Showcases the Finest Wine, Culinary Treats & Art. More than 40 of Calaveras County’s most acclaimed winemakers, restaurateurs and plein air artists will converge at Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, for the Eleventh Annual Taste of Calaveras from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd. The event features wine tasting, gourmet samplings, live music by the Bob Eisenmann Jazz Trio, food and wine demonstrations, local artists painting along with artisans on site and a silent auction featuring Calaveras experiences and Calaveras products. Below are a few photos from the 2016 event that most attendees said was the best Taste Of Calaveras Yet. Get your tickets now and more information continues below the great promo by Candy Myers & Sherri Smith...
Hwy 26 Now Open Through West Point Area! Repair Costs Estimated At $3.5 Million
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2017 04:45 PM
West Point, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will open eastbound and westbound State Route 26 (SR-26) from Higdon Road to the North Fork Mokelumne River Bridge, just west of West Point, following a 69-day full closure due to storm related damage. State Route 26 opened on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Final striping will be installed under a moving closure on Friday, April 21, 2017. For nearly three months, motorists in Amador and Calaveras Counties patiently endured up to 60-minute detours as Caltrans performed a variety of repairs, addressing a roadside slip-out, rockslide and culvert replacements.
Planning Commission Notice Of Public Hearing On Appeal Of Cannabis Cultivation Denial
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2017 08:42 AM
PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249. APPEAL of Planning Directors Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application 2016-499 for APN: 008-028-042. Todd Kern is appealing the denial of application 2016-499 for medical commercial cannabis cultivation registration. The site is located at 1661 Jurs Road, West Point, T6N, R13E, Sec. 2.
Board Of Supervisors Notice Of Public Hearing For Zoning Amendment For Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2017 08:48 AM
San Andreas, CA...BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249. 2016-017 ZONING AMENDMENT FOR MOKELUMNE HILL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT: The applicant is requesting a Zoning Amendment to change the zoning of a 1 acre parcel from U (Unclassified) to PS (Public Service) to allow the construction of a fire station. The property has a General Plan designation of Natural Resource Lands-Timberlands/Mineral Resource Area 2A. The PS zone is listed in the current General Plan as a consistent zone in any land use designation. The property is serviced by CPUD water and has on-site septic. The subject property is located at 6219 Main Street in Paloma. APN: 016-005-068 is in a portion of Section 28, T05N, R11E, MDM.
Planning Commission Notice Of Public Hearing On Extension Of Time For Parcel Map
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2017 09:04 AM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249. 2006-129 Extension of Time for John and Maria Stoughton The applicants are requesting approval of a 12 month extension on approved tentative parcel map 2006-129. An extension will allow them necessary time to complete the conditions of the approved map. The approved map is to divide the 46.89 acre parcel into four (4) parcels ranging from 5.67 acres to 21.73 acres in size. APN 008-028-028 is located at 479 Bald Mountian Road in West Point and is a portion of the Southeast ¼ of Section 2, T6N, R13E, MDM.
Hwy 26 Scheduled To Reopen At Higdon Road Closure On April 21st!
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2017 11:17 AM
Calaveras County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed eastbound and westbound State Route 26 (SR-26) from Higdon Road to the North Fork Mokelumne River Bridge, just west of West Point, for road repairs due to storm damage. The full highway closure will continue as repairs are being made with an estimated date for opening on April 21, 2017. Inclement weather and cold temperatures may be contributing factors in completing this work. Motorists should expect up to 60-minute delays as they seek alternate routes. Detour information is as follows: Eastbound detour – take northbound SR-49 to eastbound SR-88 Westbound detour – take SR-88 to southbound SR-49 to SR-26
The Winners Of The 49th Annual Calaveras County Spelling Bee Are?
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/12/2017 09:13 AM
San Andreas, CA...The 49th Annual Calaveras County Spelling Bee saw some intense spelling competition on Thursday, April 6 at the Calaveras River Academy/Mountain Oaks gymnasium. Fifty students competed from the following schools: Avery Middle School, Bret Harte High School, Calaveras High School, Christian Family Learning Center, Copperopolis Elementary, Jenny Lind Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, San Andreas Elementary, Toyon Middle School, Valley Springs Elementary
The 12th Annual Gold Rush Writers’ Conference Mokelumne Hill, California – May 5-7, 2017
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/12/2017 09:42 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The 12th Annual Gold Rush Writers’ Conference will be held May 5 - 7th in the picturesque Gold Country town of Mokelumne Hill at the historic Hotel Leger. The goal of the Gold Rush Writers’ Conference is to provide creative writers of all levels a chance to participate one-on-one with established professionals through workshops, lectures, panels and readings. Limited to approximately 80 participants, the Gold Rush Writers’ Conference prides itself on its intimacy and charm. Opportunities abound for networking and developing community with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the written word. Even those who just love to listen are encouraged to attend. The Gold Rush Writers’ Conference was founded in 2005 by New York Times best-selling author and Mokelumne Hill resident Antoinette May with the help of a dedicated group of fellow writers.