Hinterhaus is Growing & Hiring! Apply Today!

Hinterhaus is Growing & Hiring!  Apply Today!

Arnold, CA…Are you an experienced, self-motivated go-getter looking to grow your skills in our fast paced, growing family-operated company? We’re currently seeking candidates for front-of-haus positions! Find details along with our application at this link: https://jobs.gusto.com/…/hinterhaus-distilling-llc-haus…

President Joe Biden on $7.4 Billion in Student Debt Cancellation for 277,000 More Borrowers

President Joe Biden on $7.4 Billion in Student Debt Cancellation for 277,000 More Borrowers

Washington, DC….Today, my Administration is canceling student debt for 277,000 more people, bringing the total number of Americans who have been approved for debt relief so far under my Administration to 4.3 million borrowers through various actions. These 277,000 borrowers are enrolled in my Administration’s SAVE Plan, or were approved for relief because of fixes […]

Spring Cleaning Time at Shred Fest 2024 on April 20th

Spring Cleaning Time at Shred Fest 2024 on April 20th

Murphys, CA…It’s Spring Cleaning Time! Join us for SHRED FEST – a document shredding and computer recycling event, brought to you by Angels-Murphys Rotary Club and Cal-Waste Recovery Systems! Drive-Thru the Murphys Creek Theatre Parking Lot and we will unload your vehicle; we recommend you place all items in the back of your vehicle for […]

Credit Card Delinquencies Reach All Time Highs in Latest Fed Report

Credit Card Delinquencies Reach All Time Highs in Latest Fed Report

Philadelphia, PA…Nominal credit card balances moved up in the fourth quarter of 2023, establishing a new series high. Card utilization also rose, as is typical at year-end, and consumers with stretched credit lines drew further on those lines. Credit limits increased for more consumers than in the third quarter, especially for those with already-high credit […]

Auditor Says State Lacks Information on Effectiveness of Costly Homeless Programs

Auditor Says State Lacks Information on Effectiveness of Costly Homeless Programs

Sacramento, CA…Dear Governor and Legislative Leaders: The Joint Legislative Audit Committee requested an audit of the State’s homelessness funding, including an evaluation of the efforts undertaken by the State and two cities to monitor the cost‑effectiveness of such spending. The following report (2023‑102.1) focuses primarily on the State’s activities, in particular the California Interagency Council […]

The Latest Small Business Optimism Index Doesn’t Bode Well for California

The Latest Small Business Optimism Index Doesn’t Bode Well for California

Sacramento, CA…Two surveys released today don’t paint a pretty picture nationally or in California for the small-business economy.  As it does the second Tuesday of every month, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) releases its latest Small Business Economic Trends (SBET) report (also known as the Optimism Index) on the state of the small […]

Women & Children’s Resource Fund Donates to CASA Program

Women & Children’s Resource Fund Donates to CASA Program

Jackson, CA…The Amador Community Foundation (ACF) has awarded a check for $2,300 to the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of Amador and Calaveras, administered locally by Nexus Youth & Family Services in Jackson.  The award was made possible thanks to the Women & Children’s Support Resource Fund, an ACF donor-advised fund aptly named after […]

Inflation Stubbornly Remains High. Shelter & Energy Costs Prime Pain Points

Inflation Stubbornly Remains High.  Shelter & Energy Costs Prime Pain Points

Washington, DC…The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.  Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 3.5 percent before seasonal adjustment. The index for shelter rose in […]

Two in a Row: April Snow Survey Shows Above Average Snowpack for Second Straight Season

Two in a Row: April Snow Survey Shows Above Average Snowpack for Second Straight Season

Phillips Station, CA…After a dry start to the year, March storms provided boost to snowpack but runoff will be the key to future water supply. Governor Newsom highlights new California Water Plan Update 2023 to chart California’s path towards a sustainable, climate-resilient, and equitable water supply The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the […]

California Launches New Program to Increase Capital Access for California’s Underinvested Small Businesses

California Launches New Program to Increase Capital Access for California’s Underinvested Small Businesses

San Andreas, CA…Increasing capital access for California’s underinvested small businesses is what the Technical Assistance for Capital Readiness Program is all about. It is backed by $25.3 million in funding from the U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). SSBCI is designed to spur investment to businesses with 1-9 employees, small manufacturing companies, and businesses operated by […]

What Do Whiskey, Wild Horses & Pioneering Women Have in Common? ~ CVB Feature

What Do Whiskey, Wild Horses & Pioneering Women Have in Common?  ~ CVB Feature

Calaveras County, CA…Back in the day, there were the “good guys” and then, there were the “bad guys.” But now, this historic Gold Rush community is celebrating the “wealth” that comes from the pioneering women of Calaveras County.  While the women of Calaveras County have always been trailblazers, the county continues to cultivate strong pioneers […]

President Biden Announces a Preliminary Agreement with Intel for a Major CHIPS & Science Act Award

President Biden Announces a Preliminary Agreement with Intel for a Major CHIPS & Science Act Award

Chandler, AZ…Hello, hello, hello. (Applause.) By the way, your dad is right about unions. (Laughter.) Your dad is right: Unions built the middle class. Wall Street didn’t. Unions built the middle class. (Applause.) So, thanks, Tilden, for that introduction and — a union sheet metal worker, a proud member of the Navajo Nation. You’re going […]

Public Forum on AT&T California to Withdraw its Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designation and for Relief from its Carrier of Last Resort Obligation

Public Forum on AT&T California to Withdraw its Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designation and for Relief from its Carrier of Last Resort Obligation

San Francisco, CA…AT&T is requesting: Approval to be relieved of its Carrier of Last Resort (COLR) obligations in certain areas of California. If approved, AT&T would no longer be required to offer landline telephone service where it is currently required to offer Basic Service in those areas. Basic Service includes nine service elements such as […]

National Association of REALTORS® Reaches Agreement to Resolve Nationwide Claims Brought by Home Sellers

National Association of REALTORS® Reaches Agreement to Resolve Nationwide Claims Brought by Home Sellers

Chicago, IL…The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)  announced an agreement that would end litigation of claims brought on behalf of home sellers related to broker commissions. The agreement would resolve claims against NAR, over one million NAR members, all state/territorial and local REALTOR® associations, all association-owned MLSs, and all brokerages with an NAR member as […]

SpaceX Says Starship’s Third Flight Test a Success

SpaceX Says Starship’s Third Flight Test a Success

Boca Chica, TX…Starship returned to integrated flight testing with its third launch from Starbase in Texas. While it didn’t happen in a lab or on a test stand, it was absolutely a test. What we achieved on this flight will provide invaluable data to continue rapidly developing Starship. Watch Starship’s third flight test → https://t.co/bJFjLCiTbK […]

Inflation Not Dead Yet as Prices Rise More Than Expected in February

Inflation Not Dead Yet as Prices Rise More Than Expected in February

Washington, DC…The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, after rising 0.3 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 3.2 percent before seasonal adjustment. The index for shelter rose in […]

Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil Announces Passage of SB 1028 to Support Local Economic Growth and Tourism

Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil Announces Passage of SB 1028 to Support Local Economic Growth and  Tourism

Sacramento, CA…Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil (D-Jackson) presented Senate Bill (SB) 1028 in the Governmental Organization Committee to address the challenges rural counties in California face with limited on-sale general licenses for bona fide eating places. This legislation also aims to empower local economies and cater to the needs of both residents and tourists. Under the current […]

Uniquity Builders, Turning Your Dreams Into Reality Since 1985! Call 209.772.9200 & Get Started Today!

Uniquity Builders, Turning Your Dreams Into Reality Since 1985! Call 209.772.9200 & Get Started Today!

Valley Springs, CA…Your home is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make in terms of comfort and peace of mind and the most important decision you can make when you’re getting ready to build a new home, or remodel your current home, is finding the right general contractor. How do you know you […]

Hinterhaus Distilling Wins American Craft Spirits Innovation Award & 9 Medals at Annual Judging of Craft Spirits in Denver, CO

Hinterhaus Distilling Wins American Craft Spirits Innovation Award & 9 Medals at Annual Judging of Craft Spirits in Denver, CO

Arnold, California, For Immediate Release, Mar 2024 – Hinterhaus Distilling, the family-operated distillery in the California Sierra Nevada, earned the Innovation Award at the 2024 Annual Judging of Craft Spirits in Denver, CO, for its Warming Hut holiday spirit. It also took home 9 medals at the competition, making it one of the most decorated […]

Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Gratefully Acknowledges a Generous $400,000 Donation from the Estate of Vietnam War Veteran and Community Advocate, Gary Noice

Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Gratefully Acknowledges a Generous $400,000 Donation from the Estate of Vietnam War Veteran and Community Advocate, Gary Noice

Amador County, CA…Hospice of Amador and Calaveras is thrilled to announce the receipt of a substantial donation of $400,000 from the estate of the late Gary E. Noice. A staunch supporter of the community, Gary Noice’s bequest is a testament to his dedication to making a lasting impact even beyond his lifetime. The donation comes […]

Thank You All!!! ThePineTree.net Sites Had 14,452,155 Pageviews from 140,298 Unique Visitors in January!!

Thank You All!!!  ThePineTree.net Sites Had 14,452,155 Pageviews from 140,298 Unique Visitors in January!!

Arnold, CA…Thank You All!!! With the National News filled with news of the news as a business model imploding we set a new January record and it was the second highest monthly traffic total in our 19 year history!! Local News Matters!! It’s the last place we ALL Meet! These numbers were directly measured on […]

Thank You for the 9,995,710 Page Views in December! Shop Local Even on Your Advertising?

Thank You for the 9,995,710 Page Views in December!  Shop Local Even on Your Advertising?

Arnold, CA…Thank You for the 9,995,710 Page Views in December! That was a new December record for us and shows interest in our area continues to grow! When you advertise on ThePineTree.net not only does your message reach thousands of people per day we guarantee that a minimum of 80% of each and every dollar […]

President Joe Biden on Decision to Pause Pending Approvals of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

President Joe Biden on Decision to Pause Pending Approvals of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

Washington, DC…In every corner of the country and the world, people are suffering the devastating toll of climate change. Historic hurricanes and floods wiping out homes, businesses, and houses of worship. Wildfires destroying whole neighborhoods and forcing families to leave their communities behind. Record temperatures affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans, especially […]

Gross Domestic Product Roared in Fourth Quarter at 3.3% Rate! Third Quarter at 4.9%

Gross Domestic Product Roared in Fourth Quarter at 3.3% Rate!  Third Quarter at 4.9%

Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2023 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 4.9 percent. The GDP estimate released today is based on source data that are […]

Welcoming Remarks and Special Address by Klaus Schwab at Davos 2024 World Economic Forum

Welcoming Remarks and Special Address by Klaus Schwab at Davos 2024 World Economic Forum

Davos, Switzerland…The 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum will provide a crucial space to focus on the fundamental principles driving trust, including transparency, consistency and accountability. This Annual Meeting will welcome over 100 governments, all major international organizations, 1000 Forum’s Partners, as well as civil society leaders, experts, youth representatives, social entrepreneurs, and […]

Hinterhaus’s North Grove Vodka Named Best Varietal Vodka!

Hinterhaus’s North Grove Vodka Named Best Varietal Vodka!

Arnold, CA…BIG NEWS this week for our distillery. Our North Grove Vodka earned the distinction of the Best Varietal Vodka in the USA from the World Vodka Awards!  Later in February, it will go on to compete on the world stage in London against the other Best of Countries varietal vodkas! We’re proud to shine […]

Existing-Home Sales Slid 1.0% in December. Lowest Level Since 1995

Existing-Home Sales Slid 1.0% in December.  Lowest Level Since 1995

Washington, DC…Existing-home sales retreated in December, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Among the four major U.S. regions, sales slipped in the Midwest and South, rose in the West and were unchanged in the Northeast. All four regions experienced year-over-year sales decreases. On an annual basis, existing-home sales (4.09 million) dropped to the lowest […]

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