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Monday, Jan 21
All Day Huge Moving Sale Going On Now at Independent Mercantile!
Tuesday, Jan 22
05:00 PM Chili Tuesdat Fundraiser for Mountain Melody
05:00 PM The January 22, 2019 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda
06:45 PM Valley Springs' Rachelle Snitchler to Speak at Toastmaster's Open House, January 22nd
Wednesday, Jan 23
05:00 PM MTUSD Board Holding Study Session on January 23rd
Friday, Jan 25
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Jan 26
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
06:00 PM Song Posse
Sunday, Jan 27
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Tuesday, Jan 29
01:00 PM “Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+
Wednesday, Jan 30
08:30 AM Agritourism Intensive class
Thursday, Jan 31
All Day Agritourism Intensive class
Friday, Feb 1
All Day Agritourism Intensive class
05:30 PM The Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner is February 1st
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Feb 2
08:00 AM Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
All Day Agritourism Intensive class
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Sunday, Feb 3
All Day Agritourism Intensive class
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!

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Ride & Walk4Art is a Day of Fun to Support Arts in Education!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2019 07:20 PM
San Andreas, CA...Join us for a day of fun to support arts in education! Please join us on March 17, 2019 for Ride & Walk4Art in the beautiful California foothills in West Calaveras County. Choose from 2 bicycle rides—25-miles or 45-miles—or an easy 4.5-mile walk skirting New Hogan Lake. ​Afterwards, the Tri-Dam lions will prepare a Chicken-in-a-Barrel lunch. This is the fourth year the Calaveras County Arts Council has held Ride & Walk4Art. Past participants say that this event is the best local bike and walk event, and serves a sensational lunch along with a friendly community atmosphere.

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Calaveras County has Sand Bags and Sand Available for Residents at 9 Locations

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2019 04:16 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County has Sand Bags and Sand Available for Residents at 9 Locations. In preparation of the heavy rain and potential flooding predicted for this week the Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services and Public Works Department have stocked the following locations with sand bags and sand. Please limit the number of sand bags to 10 per resident and remember to bring your own shovel.

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Mark Twain Medical Center Welcomes Pediatrician Dr. Fatma Haney! Now Practicing at Arnold & Angels Camp Medical Centers

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2019 04:35 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) is proud to announce that they have successfully recruited Board Certified Pediatrician Dr. Fatma Haney to the Angels Camp and Arnold Family Medical Centers, where she will care for patients in the Tri-County area. “We are very excited to enhance our Pediatric care services with an additional caring and well respected physician,” commented Larry Philipp, Interim CEO, “Dr. Haney comes from a rural setting and understands the significant value of providing care in an underserved population. She is a well experienced and very qualified pediatrician that will enhance our services and commitment to our patients and their families.”

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Two Squatters Arrested in Mokelumne Hill

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2019 11:49 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...From the Calaveras Sheriff's Dept..."Two Squatters Arrested in Mokelumne Hill: On 1-11-19 at about 5:20pm CCSO Deputies responded to a residence in the 8000 block Campo Seco Turnpike in Mokelumne Hill after a realtor was going to show the residence and discovered dishes and a locked bedroom door. The realtor could also smell cigarette smoke coming from inside the bedroom.

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CCWD Hires Michael Minkler as New General Manager

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/09/2019 04:16 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michael Minkler has been hired as the new general manager of the District. The Board unanimously approved his contract on Wednesday January 9, and his first day on the job will be February 19. In November, CCWD’s general manager of four years, Dave Eggerton, took a new job as the Executive Director of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). Since Eggerton’s departure, the CCWD Board named Jeffrey Meyer as interim general manager.

Michael Minkler Stands on a Section of the UWPA Flume that Runs Across Steep, Rugged Terrain near Forest Meadows.
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DUI Arrest for Rail Road Flat Man After Railroad Flat Road Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/04/2019 09:54 AM
Rail Road Flat, CA...On January 3, at approximately 1341 hours, the Stockton Communications Center received a call of a traffic collision involving a overturned pickup truck on Railroad Flat Road, near Swiss Ranch Road in the Mountain Ranch area. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) San Andreas Area Office responded to the scene and contacted Ryan Ireland. It was determined he was driving his Dodge at a high rate of speed, while using his cell phone. Due to his inattention and level of intoxication, he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.

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High Speed Motorcycle Pursuit & Submachine Gun Land 24 Year Old in Jail

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/17/2018 02:37 PM
San Andreas, CA...On December 16, 2018, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office attempted to initiate an enforcement stop on Highway 12 East of Toyon on a motorcycle for passing over double yellow lines. The driver of the motorcycle failed to yield and continued Eastbound on Highway 12 towards San Andreas. A Deputy pursued the motorcycle which continued onto Northbound Highway 49 at speeds greater than 100 MPH. The pursuit continued down Main Street in Mokelumne Hill, then onto Center Street and eventually back onto Highway 49. The driver of the motorcycle proceeded on Eastbound Highway 26 and onto Jesus Maria Road, when the driver lost control.

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Richi Pierce, 54 from Stockton Lost his Life in Motorcycle vs Tree Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 09:31 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA..On December 9, at approximately 1415 hours, the Stockton Communications Center received a call of a traffic collision involving a solo motorcycle on State Route 26, near Sport Hill Road in the Mokelumne Hill area. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) San Andreas Area Office responded to the scene and discovered a deceased male motorcycle rider. It was determined Pierce was riding a 2001 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle on State Route 26 eastbound, east of Sport Hill Road, at an unknown speed. Pierce failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, drove off onto the right shoulder and collided with a tree. Pierce was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.

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Celebrate the Season at Mokelumne Hill's Annual Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/09/2018 08:44 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Discover small town holiday cheer at Mokelumne Hill’s Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 9th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. This quaint, historic, gold rush town comes to life with special activities for the entire family! FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE FROM WENDELL’S PARKING LOT! Enjoy a Horse Drawn Hay Ride down Main Street and have a photo taken with Santa at the Historic Hotel Leger.  Merchants will be offering special activities such as face painting by Leslie Vasquez at Petroglyphe Gallery and Reindeer Games at McHale’s Revival. Complimentary Holiday Food, Drinks and Surprises at ACME ART, Moke Hill Nuts & Candies, The Old Firehouse, Old Enough to Know Better Antiques, JPM Realty and Renegade Winery.  Get creative at Ed & Brenda's with Ginger-Bread House Decorating and Children's Crafts at the Mokelumne Hill Library. Children can mail their "wish list" to the North Pole at the Mokelumne Hill Post Office.  

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Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down Near Hwy 26 & Old Sport Hill Road..(Update...Fatality)

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/09/2018 02:37 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down Near Hwy 26 & Old Sport Hill Road. Update...The coroner has been called and this will make this the second fatality in Calaveras County today.

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