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Bear Valley Announces Benno Nager as General Manager

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2014 10:35 AM
Bear  Valley,  CA...Skyline  International  Development  Inc.  is  pleased  to announce  that  ski  industry  expert,  Benno  Nager,  has  been  appointed  general  manager  of  Bear Valley  Mountain  and  Bear  Valley  Village,  which  Skyline  conditionally  purchased  in  August  2014. In  this  role  Nager  will  be  responsible  for  all  aspects  of  managing  the  mountain,  lodge  and  village properties,  now  named  Skyline  Bear  Valley  Resorts,  Inc.  A  ski  industry  veteran,  Nager  has  more  than  30  years  of  experience  previously  serving  as  general manager  at  Snow  Valley  Ski  Area  in  California,  vice  president  of  Operations  at  Goldmine/Bear Mountain  Ski  Area,  director  of  planning  for  Mammoth  Mountain  and  vice  president  of development  for  Intrawest  Corp.  at  Mammoth  Lakes  and  Napa.  He  spent  the  past  six  years  in Switzerland  as  the  COO  of  Andermatt  Swiss  Alps  and  founder  of  Alpine  Resort  Consulting,  where he  was  leading  the  master  planning  and  approval  process  of  Switzerland’s  largest  single  ski  area development  project...

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It's Time To Pink Up Your Business!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2014 11:51 AM

County Administrative Officer Lori Norton Has Tendered Her Resignation

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2014 01:38 PM
San Andreas, CA....Calaveas County CAO Lori Norton, tendered her resignation to the Board of Supervisors last night. They have accepted her resignation and according to Assistant CAO Shirley Ryan, it will be effective December 31st of this year and she will be on leave for a good portion of that time. An interim CAO will probably be named at the next board meeting...

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‘Building a Water Use Efficient Community’ Conference Scheduled

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2014 07:35 AM
Sonora, California, 9/29/14- In response to the ongoing Local State of Emergency due to drought conditions, and calls for significant reductions in water use, several organizations have come together to produce a conference called Building a Water Use Efficient Community. The free conference, open to the public, begins at 8:30 AM on Saturday, 10/18 and continues on Sunday, 10/19 in the Creekside Building, Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. Vendor exhibits are open on Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 5 PM. Black Oak Casino Resort is a major sponsor of the conference...
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Governor Brown Signs Bill To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2014 11:19 AM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags – SB 270 – aligning state law with ordinances passed by a growing number of local governments in California to reduce plastic waste. “This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,” said Governor Brown. “We’re the first to ban these bags, and we won’t be the last.”

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Calaveras Chamber Of Commerce Names Staci Johnston As New Executive Director

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/29/2014 09:15 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that they have hired Valley Springs resident Staci Johnston as the new Executive Director. As a former business owner, Staci Johnston says she's excited for the Chamber to build a better relationship with our business community no matter how large or small the business. “I have a deep commitment to make a positive impact upon our county as the Executive Director, and on behalf of the Chamber it is our goal to help build our new businesses as well as promote our longtime merchants within the county”, remarked Johnston. “I am looking forward to showcasing our business owners and recognizing their dedication to our communities and ultimately our county. I feel blessed to live in such a wonderful area full of a variety of businesses and I want to see individuals succeed in their endeavors. The Chamber will work closely with our resource agencies and utilize their services to promote a successful business experience in our county.”

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Forbes Announces Its 33rd Annual Forbes 400 Ranking Of The Richest Americans

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/29/2014 09:24 AM
New York, NY...The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2014 ranking of the richest people in America “The Forbes 400” (p. 125 of the October 20, 2014 Forbes magazine issue) is $2.29 trillion, up from $2.02 trillion in 2013 and the highest ever, partly due to the strength of the U.S. stock market. The average net worth of a Forbes 400 member is an astounding $5.7 billion, the highest to date, up from $5 billion last year. Net worth increased for 303 members, and decreased for 36 members. Cost of admission to the 2014 list is the highest ever at $1.55 billion, up from $1.3 billion a year ago.....

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Calaveras County Search and Rescue Receives $12,000 Donation

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/26/2014 10:14 AM
Arnold, CA...On Sunday August 17, 2014 the Sequoia Woods Country Club Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs held their Charity Classic Golf Tournament. This annual event supports local community organizations, this year the event supported our local Calaveras County Search and Rescue. We wish to thank all of our generous donors, our local merchants, businesses, and individuals that sponsor and donate merchandise to this annual event....

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Join The CCOG Team! Citizen Member Recruitment Announcement

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/24/2014 12:59 PM
San Andreas, CA...JOIN THE CCOG TEAM! The Calaveras Council of Governments is the Regional Transportation Planning Agency for Calaveras County. The CCOG has a number of transportation planning programs as well as bicycle and pedestrian programs, all of which are having positive impacts in our community. Please contact Melissa Eads, Executive Director, for more information. Additional information is also available at our website at

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The Calaveas County Board of Supervisors Are Back In Action Tomorrow With A Full Agenda

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/22/2014 09:34 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calvaeas County Board of Supervisors are back in action tomorrow in the Board Chambers starting at 9am. Some of the items on the agenda are: Adopt a Proclamation Recognizing the Work of the California Indian Manpower Consortium (CIMC), Adopt a Proclamation Recognizing the Week of October 5 through 11, 2014 as Latex Allergy Awareness Week in Calaveras County, Declare as surplus and approve the donation of kitchen equipment to the San Andreas Fire District, Approve the execution of a three (3) year lease agreement between County of Calaveras and Julia Moore, Donald Myers and Marcia Myers for Calaveras County Health and Human Services Agency office space located at 291 Main Street, Unit A, West Point, California at $350.00/month for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017, Approve the Award from the Office of Traffic Safety to Fund the Calaveras County District Attorney's Office "Reduce Impaired Driving" Program in the Amount of $156,903.09 for FFY 14/15, Approve the First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between Calaveras County and Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. for environmental services associated with the State Route 49 (SR 49) and Mountain Ranch Road Intersection Improvements Project increasing the not to exceed amount by $22,726 for a total not to exceed amount of $99,429 and a term ending December 31, 2016, Approve the First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between Calaveras County and Quincy Engineering, Inc. for environmental, engineering, and right-of-way services associated with the replacement of Dogtown Road Bridge No. 30C0051 and Lime Creek Road Bridge No. 30C0018 increasing the contract amount by $790,000 for a new total not to exceed $985,546 with a term ending December 31, 2018, Authorize the Purchase of Three (3) 2015 New Ford Expedition 4 x 4 Utility Vehicles, equipped to include electronic, emergency, and radio equipment, from National Auto Fleet Group, in the amount of $187,631.25, AB 109 Approve Calaveras County's participation in the Board of State and Community Correction's (BSCC) Recidivism Reduction Grant, Adopt an Ordinance to approve the zoning amendment from Unclassified (U) to Rural Residential (RR) for APN: 048-011-008, based on the findings included therein, Hold public hearing on claim of Lou A. Papais and Judie Cain-Papais, Trustees for the Cain-Papais Trust of 2002, for property tax refund for APN #034-052-025-000; (2) Deny the claim pursuant to Rev. & Tax. Code §§5096-97 for lack of jurisdiction and for failure to exhaust administrative remedies; (3) Authorize Tax Collector to review future property tax refund claims to determine whether claim meets minimum jurisdictional criteria for agendizing with Board of Supervisors and, if not, to summarily deny the claim. The complete agenda is enclosed....

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