Calpine Marketplace 4/19/17

THE 7TH ANNUAL CALPINE MARKETPLACE IS COMING! – (SEPTEMBER 9!)    …and​ we are starting to plan ​NOW!!
We need your help to make it​ a ​success. If you interested in volunteering at any level big or small​, please contact me right away.​Any and ​All help is appreciated and we look ​are looking​ forward to ​ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT!!

Contact​: ​

Calpine Gym Use 4/12/17

Attention All Calpine and Surrounding Residents:

It has been brought to our attention that there is some confusion regarding the use of the Gym in the Calpine Community Building. Please note per current insurance requirements, NO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE PERMITTED IN THE GYM except for the following exceptions. 16 and 17 year olds may use the Gym when escorted by an approved adult. One 16/17 yr per one adult. At no time is anyone to be loitering in the GYM or CIA building. In addition, the CIA GYM IS FOR RESIDENTS IN THE 96124 ZIP CODE ONLY.

Thank You for your understanding and if anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Cheri Asher – CIA President
Jeanne Miller – CIA VP & Gym Management

CIA News 1/4/17

This Friday Jan 6th at 5pm is the next Calpine Food distribution. Cheri

Paula Crowder let us know –   for those of you who may not know, CHERI ASHER IS OUR

TOWN OF CALPINE – THANK YOU SO MUCH GINNY! (yes – Ginny continues to be the POSTMASTER for CALPINE 🙂

Produce Orders Online 12/7/16

This month, produce must be pre-ordered online and will come to the market if minimums are met. (there will be however, limited available produce (not preordered). But, to guarantee your produce needs…hop on line and preorder! There are many wonderful items to choose from and all are fresh picked at the farms the day before the market. Most are organic, all others are naturally and sustainably raised. Go to and click on local events to get the link to order. Items will be ready for pick up by 11a m 12/11 …your orders MUST BE IN BY Friday – December 9 at 7PM.

In addition to the produce we will have:
– pork from the Beckwourth farm of Sage Eggs and Ham. Can be pre-ordered to reserve specific cuts, but not required. This is pasture raised heritage breeds that are fed a diet of primarily locally raised hay. This results in very moist, delicious, healthy meat.
– lamb meat, almonds, walnuts, wool blankets, yarn, felted soap from Harvey Farms in Calpine – no pre-orders of these products. The lamb is from sheep that are free ranged here in the Sierra Valley and if you haven’t tried this lamb, you should as it is very mild tasting and delicious.
– wine from Grant and Marie winery with tasting for adults with id.
– baked vegan goodies, and hot food (both with meat and without) from Diane’s Fresh Food (local area chef) – no pre-orders but will be available to go.
– gift certificates from each of the vendors and also for donations to local food missions that can be given in someone’s name. These make excellent stocking stuffers.
– Pre-order at this market pork, lamb, and baked goods for your Christmas and New Year’s gatherings.
– jewelry made by the very talented Martin A. David

Note: any artists, craftspeople, non profits we have plenty of space available for the January market.

530-832-9920 OR

Farmers Winter Market November 13th 11/9/16

I have great news! After several years of working on this project, we will finally have winter indoor farmers markets in the Sierra Valley. They are a little different from summer markets in that customers order online, then farms come if their order minimum is met. This is a win win I think because the farmer doesn’t have to go to the trouble and expense of driving winter roads if there isn’t enough interest in what they have to sell. The customer can come at anytime during the market and not need to worry about product having run out. Their order will be pre-packed and waiting for them at each booth they ordered from. There will be additional product available on that day. There will also be a farm to table meal available for purchase to eat there, or take to go prepared by the amazing Therapeutic Chefs from Truckee. The meals will be made from the participating farms produce. The markets will be the 2nd Sunday of each month Nov – May. The first one is coming up on the 13th. Product to pre-order will go up a few days before and folks can order until 5 PM on Fri. The markets will be located at the Calpine Community Center from 11-3. Go to to see more info and use the contact page to sign up for emails that will go out to let you know when product is up to order.

Calpine Food Pantry 11/9/16

images-1Calpine Food Pantry will go on!!!!!

The residents of Calpine and the surrounding communities will continue to have our Food Pantry. This will be a commodities distribution once a month.
Please come out and see us, enjoy what we have to offer on that day.

We are all working hard for you our community
We look forward to seeing all of you!!
5pm on the following Fridays
2016 -Nov 11th, Dec 9th
2017 -Jan 6th, Feb 10th, March 10th, April 7th, May 5th

Calpine Bingo 11/9/16

imagesCalpine Fire Department Bingo
Saturday November 12th             4:00PM – 7:00PM
Calpine Community Center
131 County Rd, Calpine
Come and Support us! Bring your friends &family!
$10.00 admission per person to play 10 games
50/50 cash prizes. The more that play, the greater the prize.
Minors can attend/assist but players and winners must be 18+
Beef and Polish Dogs available/Cash bar
~ Not For Profit Event With All proceeds Benefiting Our All Volunteer Fire Department ~

Kathy Gives Thanks 10/12/16

Please let all my friends in Calpine and Sierra Valley know how much I appreciate their help and support. I am doing very well with the treatment I’ve been getting at the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and the Hospital. The doctors and nurses are all very encouraging about how well it is working and I am showing signs of its effectiveness. It is not yet in remission, but has stopped the progression and seems to be on the verge of reversal and no new symptoms. Still several months of treatments, but I am doing well enough to get myself to and from Truckee for them. I may still need to go to Sacramento to UC Davis, but hope the Senior Center will provide the transportation as they did this week.

I may still need to ask for help now and then, but hope I don’t have to very often. I wish I could express what it has meant to me to have such a wonderful response from our little community. Thank you sincerely to everyone who has helped and sent good wishes. I hope to return some of it to you in the near future.  Kathy Kelley, Calpine

Jar Rings Needed 9/28/16

This is an example of the beginning phase of a pumpkin project I have planned on 10/7.

This is an example of the beginning phase of a pumpkin project I have planned on 10/7.


I am the project leader for Treasure Mountain 4H. I primarily do craft project with various donated items.

If you happen to have rings for jarring that you don’t need, I am trying to collect some. Any condition any size. Please pass this along to anyone you think might be able to help.

I would be happy to pick up, my cell is 414-1623.

Calpine & Sierra Valley BBQ 8/31/16

Summer is winding down, and so are we ! Time for our “last BBQ of the year”, on Sunday, Sept. 4th….our Labor Day BBQ !!
For those of you who have never been to one of out POT LUCK BBQ and ‘TOSS FOR OUR TROOPS” horse shoe tournament, here is how it goes : Festivities start at 11am., with sign-ups for the horse shoe tournament ($10…half to our troops, and half paying the first 3 places)…We need those of you interested in entering the tournament, need to be signed in no later than 12:15, at which time we “draw for partners”…its a double elimination tournament, which will start at approx. 12:30. Games go to 15 points, or 15 minutes, which ever comes first, except for the championship game, which will go to 21, and no time limit. Ringers are 3 pts., ‘leaners’ -1 pt. Any shoe that bounces off of front metal or any wall is ‘dead’…Its a fun tournament and you meet a lot on new friends !
We will also have a 50/50 drawing for our Republican Central Committee, plus raffle prizes that raise more money for our troops. Our Gold Nugget Republican Women sponsor the tournament and so far, we have raised thousands to help purchase those “track chairs” that are so great for our handy capped veterans, which we thank all of you who have supported this effort for so many years !
Like I said, the is a “pot luck”, we supply the burgers, dogs, and chicken strips….YOU…bring your favorite dish: salad, desert, snacks, side dishes, etc. and YOUR OWN DRINKS !! No need to bring chairs, as we have plenty. And most of all…… NO DOGS !!! Our 3 cats just don’t like them !
Need directions ? Call: 530-993-1182
Thanks, looking forward to seeing all of you, and, how could I forget……we DANCE ! Lots of games for the kiddo’s..bring the whole family and friends…Annie and Craig

Calpine Marketplace 8/24/166

6TH ANNUAL CALPINE MARKETPLACE – SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 10 am to 4 pm (Calpine is on HWY 89, north of Truckee; south of Graeagle)
Come and try our ‘new’ specialty wine drinks created just for the Calpine Marketplace!
This very special CLASSIC BLOWN PRO 1962 CHEVY NOVA 11 is dedicated to those who died during the attack on the Twin Towers and to all the men & women of the Military, Fire Service, Emergency Medical and Law Enforcement who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to those who are currently serving our Country.
The Calpine Marketplace is sponsored by the Calpine Improvement Association, a non-profit group. All funds raised go toward the maintenance & beautification of the Calpine Community Center Building, Public Park and toward the Scholarship Fund given to qualified Calpine High School Children preparing for College.
The Marketplace opens at 10:00am & closes at 4:00pm. FREE ADMISSION – COME & ENJOY THE FUN!  Need information? Call Paula: 530-994-3610 or Ginny: 530-616-1901; CMP 2016 FINAL VERSION FLYER 

Calpine Water Update 8/17/16

Good News! Please be advised that the Calpine Water Tank is back to normal operation and water levels.As a reminder from the Calpine Water District Board Directors, please continue to follow the CONSERVATION GUIDELINES.

Many thanks to everyone who helped get the word out over the last weekend and who helped the District in many other ways during the temporary Emergency situation.

WHEREAS, Executive Order B-29-15 was issued by the Governor on April 1, 2015,
extending California Water Resources Control Board Emergency Regulation (the Regulation) 2014-0718-01E to increase outdoor water conservation practices and further directing the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) to impose restrictions to achieve a statewide 25% reduction in potable urban water usage through February 28, 2016; and
WHEREAS, the Sierra County Water Works District #1 (the “District”) is the distributor of the public water supply to the residents of the Calpine Community; and
WHEREAS, the District is required by the Regulation to take one of the following
1. Limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water by
the persons it serves to no more than two days per week; or
2. Reduce by 25% its total potable water production relative to the amount produced
in 2012.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Sierra County
Water Works District #1 as follows:
Section 1. All customers of the Sierra County Water Works District #1 are prohibited from:
• the application of potable water to any driveway or sidewalk.
• using a hose that dispenses potable water to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle.
• using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is
• using potable water to water outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff to
adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures.
• outdoor irrigation during, and 48 hours following, measurable precipitation
• irrigation with potable water outside of newly constructed homes and buildings in a
manner inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Buildings Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development.
• outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water more than two days per week (Tuesday & Saturday for addresses ending with an odd number and Wednesday &Sunday for addresses ending with an even number).

Section 2. Effective Date.
This resolution shall take effect from and after the date of its passage.
PASSED AND ADOPTED on April 13, 2016, by the following vote:
AYES: 3 (Blide; Murphy; Lindberg)
ABSENT: 2 (Butler; Wise)

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