It's Rebuilding Time Now That Butte Fire Hazardous Debris Removal Is Completed
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2016 12:49 PM
San Andreas, CA...Yesterday marked the official end of the Hazardous Debris removal that was done on over 850 properties in the Butte Fire burn area. CalRecycle built a temporary bridge to allow access to 3 properties at the end of Baker Riley Rd. This allowed the last official loads to travel off the properties. 10s of thousands of truckloads and millions of tons of debris have now been removed.
Dogwood Restaurant Now Open In Arnold! ~ By John Schmidt
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2016 02:09 PM
Arnold, CA...Had dinner at Dogwood Restaurant which is now open. Food was great as was the service.
Staff of Dogwood (owner is 2nd from R, Don)
Schmidts & Langleys enjoying great food
Owner, Don, showing his chefs how to do it right
Staff getting ready for opening
CUSD Threads The AB30 Needle & Calaveras High Logo To Remain The Same
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2016 10:47 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras High School was faced with AB30 this year which mandated the removal of our Redskin Mascot, which has been in place since the mid 1940’s. The dignity and pride that we have maintained in the use of our logo will not change. Our Mascot Selection Committee was comprised of Calaveras High School alumni, Calaveras High School staff, community members and most importantly Calaveras High school students representing each grade level. The committee chaired by Mike Koepp, CHS Athletic Director, asked for input from all sources that wished to submit their thoughts to suggest a new mascot for our school. All that data was gathered through an on-line survey as well as hand-submitted forms to our office.
AAA: More Than 38 Million Americans Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/26/2016 04:31 PM
Orlando, FL...AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005. Spurred by the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, about 700,000 more people will travel compared to last year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 26 to Monday, May 30. “Americans are eagerly awaiting the start of summer and are ready to travel in numbers not seen in more than a decade,” said Marshall Doney, AAA President and CEO. “The great American road trip is officially back thanks to low gas prices, and millions of people from coast to coast are ready to kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway.”
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors voted to remove all water conservation restrictions at today’s Board meeting (Read the resolution here), meaning all CCWD customers are now at a 0% conservation level. This decision came after the State Water Resources Control Board made significant changes to statewide water conservation emergency regulations on May 18, which now allow water agencies to set conservation targets based on local water supplies. CCWD calculated its supplies based on the State Board’s guidelines and determined the District does not currently have a supply shortage and, even if the next three years are dry, will not experience a supply shortage.
Another Successful Fair & Frog Jump Jubilee!! Livestock Auction Brings In Over $500,000
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2016 11:29 AM
Frogtown, USA...A bit of a summary on this year's Fair & Frog Jump "Thanks to everyone who came out and made our Fair awesome! Here are some of the highlights: Our Frog Jump winner was Morgan Kitchell and her frog, Ribbit This, with a final jump of 20' 2 3/4". The Livestock Auction brought in over $500,000 supporting our local youth and programs. Despite the inclement weather our attendance was at 31,000 with our highest attended day being Sunday. See you at the 2017 Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee and don't forget to KEEP CALM AND FROG ON!"
2016 Fair & Frog Jump Jubilee Dedicated To The Whittle Family
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 09:59 AM
Frogtown, CA...Each year the Fair board selects a family and or organization to dedicate the annual fair to. This year the Fair has selected the Don and Nancy Whittle family. The Whittles have made significant contributions to the Fair. Nancy serving as the Junior Livestock Secretary for several years. Supporting the Fair as auction buyers and Fair sponsors. Serving on committees, competing in events, exhibiting livestock and in recent years Kent Whittle volunteering his time through his senior project.
Makayla Ruthrauff Is Miss Calaveras 2016! Her court is Sierra Stackpole & Brighton Hamari. Full Video & Photos
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 05:21 PM
Frogtown, USA...The 2016 Miss Calaveras Is....Makayla Ruthrauff and her court is Sierra Stackpole & Brighton Hamari. Miss Ruthrauff follows in the royal footsteps of her mother and sister. The Miss Calaveras competition for 2016 was a great show and great group of young ladies. Taking the stage for Miss Calaveras were Macy Breaux (Bret Harte), Hailey Long (Calaveras), Brighton Hamari (Bret Harte), Emma Hampton (Calaveras), Makayla Ruthrauff (Calaveras), and Sierra Stackpole (Calaveras). We have over 100 photos and complete video of the pageant.
Cal.net Announces Merger With Hstar Technology Group
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 10:07 AM
Shingle Springs, CA...Cal.net, Inc, an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) based in Shingle Springs, CA, today announces that it has merged with Hstar Technology Group, Inc., an ISP based in Angels Camp, CA. By adding about 300 square miles of service area in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, this merger expands the Cal.net geographic coverage territory to approximately 2,300 square miles in total. Consequently, Cal.net is now able to deliver seamless high-quality broadband Internet services to most of the rural communities of the Sierra Nevada foothills from the northeast to the southeast of Sacramento. The combined entities will operate under the Cal.net name, now making Cal.net one of the largest privately-owned fixed-wireless ISPs in northern California.
Backcountry Pictures, in Cooperation with the Calaveras Arts Council, Presents the West Coast Premier of “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar.”
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 03:41 PM
Murphys, CA...In celebration of the National Park Centennial, Backcountry Pictures presents the West Coast Premier of “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” featuring the Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, and documentarian, David Vassar. “A Walk in the Park” will be presented in Vassar’s adopted home of Calaveras County on the evening of Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. Optional VIP Meet-and-Greet with David Vassar follows at CAMPS Restaurant at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort. (Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Additional details below).