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Hula classes are now being offered by Sandy Honnold at the HUB, in Jackson. Honnold has six years experience and has competed at the Kupuna Hula Festival, in Kona, Hawaii, for six years. This class is an introduction to the basic steps and hand movements of hula, the dance of Hawaii. Hula is for your body, mind and spirit. Classes will be held at the HUB on Wednesdays, beginning July 1 through 29, from 3 to 5 p.m., for men and women. The cost is $40, which includes class time plus written instructions to practice steps at home. Contac... [Read more]
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Togo's great sandwiches, a west coast original since 1971, will be holding a job fair on Tuesday, June 30th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 101 Clinton Road, in Jackson.

Togo's will be opening in late July at 12010 Industry Boulevard, next to the AT&T store.

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Robert Mees
2 weeks ago
Saturday in the Park, It think it is the 4th of July!
The Annual Upcountry Community 4th of July Carnival returns to Pioneer Park, Saturday, July 4th, from 11 am - 2 p.m. Join us for Hay Rides, Water Slide, Dunk Tank, Popcorn, Snow Cones, Dum Dums, Games, Bounce Houses, Arcade, Hot Dogs, Drinks, Prizes, Music, Firetrucks and Family FUN! Pioneer Park is located at 25070 Buckhorn Ridge Rd, Pioneer, one mile West of Highway 88, in Buckhorn. FREE, FREE, FREE! [Read more]
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Ronan Zephyr Janes was born on April 23, 2015, at 1:44 a.m., to Sean and Clare Janes. Baby Ronan was welcomed home by big dog brother Oso-Bear. Proud grand parents are Doug and Polly Janes, of Sutter Creek, and Mary Fields and Edgar Acosta, of Sacramento. Great-grand mother is Cecilia Velez, of Palo Cedro. Great-grand father is Ramsay Hogle, of Sutter Creek.

Evan Brynnan Berg was born May 19, 2015, at 7:01 a.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, to Jennifer Motgomery and Bryn Berg, of Reno. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces,...

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3 weeks ago

Sutter Creek, Ione and Plymouth Pools are open. Visit goacra.org, for details.

Summer Reading Program

Amador County Library will kick off the Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 15. At this time, kids of all ages can pick up their reading logs. This years theme is, “Read To The Rhythm.” There are scheduled music events and crafts all free to the public. You can come by the library to get a calendar or go to the library home page at amadorgov.org/departments/library, to see the dates, times and places. Summer Reading...

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Ronan Zephyr Janes was born on April 23, 2015, at 1:44 a.m., to Sean and Clare Janes. Baby Ronan was welcomed home by big dog brother Oso-Bear. Proud grand parents are Doug and Polly Janes, of Sutter Creek, and Mary Fields and Edgar Acosta, of Sacramento. Great-grand mother is Cecilia Velez, of Palo Cedro. Great-grand father is Ramsay Hogle, of Sutter Creek.

Evan Brynnan Berg was born May 19, 2015, at 7:01 a.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, to Jennifer Motgomery and Bryn Berg, of Reno. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces,...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/04/2015 12:56 PM

June Chamber Mixer Join us at Cooper Vineyards, located at 21365 Shenandoah Road, in Plymouth, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for our monthly mixer. Admission is $10. Bring a raffle item. Everyone loves our raffles. Bring your business cards for our special raffle and get your business recognized.

June 12 through 14

Daylily Days A weekend of bloomin’ fun is planned for Amador Flower Farm’s 19th annual Daylily Days celebration as more than a million daylilies burst into bloom. Enjoy free tram tours of the gardens or walk the...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/04/2015 12:37 PM
Amador County Library will kick off the Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 15. At this time, kids of all ages can pick up their reading logs. This years theme is, “Read To The Rhythm.” There are scheduled music events and crafts all free to the public. You can come by the library to get a calendar or go to the library home page at amadorgov.org/departments/library, to see the dates, times and places. Summer Reading Program ends July 24. If you have any questions, call the library, at (209) 223-6400. Amador County Library Jackson... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
06/04/2015 12:24 PM

The Amador STARS and Camp Out for Cancer are preparing for our first fundraiser for the Camp Out for Cancer. Four teams are getting together for the fourth annual Great $1 yard sale, on June 12 and 13, at the Pine Grove Park, on Highway 88, in Pine Grove.

Everything inside of the park is only $1 and items in the parking lot are marked at low prices, so everyone who shops is a winner. All proceeds go to the Amador STARS to help local cancer patients on their journey. Help us to help our friends and neighbors.

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Craig Baracco
06/04/2015 10:57 AM
Frank Cunha wields the golden shovel to turn the first shovel of dirt at Sutter Creek’s new park. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Craig Baracco

On Wednesday, the City of Sutter Creek held its official naming and groundbreaking ceremony for a new city park, located on the south end of Main Street. The name of the park was revealed to be “Miner’s Bend,” which was selected from nearly forty suggestions offered by the public. The park, once completed, will house a large collection of Gold Rush era equipment and artifacts including a stamping machine and mining skip.

Using a golden shovel to turn a ceremonial first shovel of dirt were Sutter Creek Mayor Jim Swift and Frank...

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06/04/2015 10:48 AM

Fourth Grade:

Tiana Bailey-Reed, Bryson Barbero, Brenden Beatty, Lucas Burns, Jack Caler, Nathan Cambra, London Earnest, Gianna Filmore, Hannah Forsyth, Lucas Camboa, Chloe Giannini, Kyleigh Gibbons, Chase Gilmore, Luke Hermonson, Morgan Holmes, Amber-Lynn Ibarra, Jack Koll, Ronan Lai, Emma Lee, Angelina March-Hinton, Kaylee Mauck, Hailey McNabb, Jessica McPartland, Maddie Nicholson, Gabby Pace, Elysa Randall, Mason Reagan, Juan Sanchez-Valencia, Noah Smalley, Maverick Smith, Natalie Snider, Carson Soja, Cela Somary, Jakob...

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Eric Winslow
06/04/2015 10:26 AM
Celebrating 100 years of Amador City with a restored fire engine. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie
A fun run to String Bean Alley kicked off Amador City’s momentous and historic Centennial Celebration last Saturday, May 30. One of the Mother Lode’s oldest urban jewels, Amador City is the third oldest of the namesake county’s five cities. Happy banjos and ukulele music welcomed the gathering visitors, who clustered around the new bridge on old Highway 49. Event organizer and chairperson, Virginia Jamison-Vasquez, greeted folks who lined up and down the banner-emblazened and flag-festooned highway, wending its way along Amador’s... [Read more]
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05/28/2015 10:10 AM

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the current drought are the myths circulating regarding water use and the means for addressing the water crisis in the state. Some are perpetuations of myths developed during past water crises. Others build upon misinformation that has a more recent origin. Below are four myths that you may see in media accounts of the drought.

1) Agriculture uses 80 percent of water in the state.

According to the 2013 California Water Plan, in an average water year, agriculture uses 41 percent of the...

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05/28/2015 10:08 AM
Daniel Savoie. Photo by Brittaney Alysse

Elizabeth King and Daniel Savoie were each awarded $1,000 Artists Scholarships during Amador High School’s Awards Night. The scholarships came from AmadorArts, whose scholarship committee was impressed by Elizabeth’s skills in the visual arts and Daniel’s enthusiasm for sustainable architecture.

Elizabeth King has been taking Art courses all four year of high school, including two years of ceramics. When she entered work in the Amador County Fair, she won Best of Show and Best of Division’ plus multiple first place ribbons....

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05/28/2015 10:07 AM
Students in the ROP Medical Training Program. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador County Unified School District is fortunate to have a Regional Occupational Training Program Teacher, Linda Critchfield. Critchfield has been the teacher for both Amador and Argonaut high schools, and this year she is retiring.

Students in this program are trained on numerous medical fields such as dental, surgery, nursing, ambulance service, etc. This year’s graduates from the program include: Juliette Behrman, Melanie Carter, Sarahi Cerna, Allie Delicio-Parker, Kathleen Denison, Matthew Ferreira, Natalie Herrera-Trejo,...

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05/28/2015 10:06 AM
Elizabeth King and Erin Smalley are this year’s recipients of the Amador County Artists Association’s art scholarships. Pictured is King’s work, which recently won Best of Show at the ACAA’s Student Art Show. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Amador County Artists Association is pleased to announce the award of college scholarships to two very talented and motivated young women from Amador High School. Elizabeth King and Erin Smalley each received $1,200 that they can redeem at the completion of their first art class in college.

Elizabeth King is the daughter of James and Lori King. She has resided in Amador County since the age of one. King will enroll at Southern Oregon University at Ashland, Oregon, this fall with the goal of becoming an art teacher. Her...

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05/28/2015 10:05 AM
Front from left: Melissa Bean, Natalie Herrera-Trejo, Rylee Quick and Sierra Whaling. Back: Michelle Tillery, Rebecca Boulden and Davina Edmonson. Not in attendance: Rachel Jenkins, Skylor Phillips and Jazmin Diaz. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador Branch of American Association of University Women again completed a successful Home Tour this spring. Proceeds from the annual Home Tour go to provide scholarships to girls and women in our local community. This year, AAUW was able to fund ten scholarships for 2015. On Saturday, May 16, the scholarship recipients and their family members gathered together with AAUW members to participate in the awards ceremony. Three Tech Scholarships were awarded to Junior High students Sierra Whaling, Jazmin Diaz and Rylee Quick.

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05/26/2015 9:13 AM
Superintendent Mike Roots, with ward Jesus Hernandez, the “eyes and ears” of his CAL FIRE Captain and leader of one of the Camp’s four fire crews, and Camp top dog, Zamp. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Marcie Powers

Nineteen-year old Jesus Hernandez leads a “hot-shot” firefighting crew that saves lives, forests and homes in California and beyond, creates fire lines to avert raging fires, and clears Sutter and Jackson creeks of debris to prevent flooding of homes and businesses. This savior from impending disasters, who puts his life on the line most days during fire season and aspires to become a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, is serving time here in Amador County for a robbery he committed in Stockton.

Hernandez is among 69...

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05/21/2015 12:00 PM
Sons In Retirement, Branch 96. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Last week, it was reported that Amador County Artists Association scholarships “are funded by the ACAA, the Arts Council, and the generosity of Ardyce Terhune and her late husband.” We are happy to report that the ACAA scholarships are funded by the ACAA, the Arts Council, and the generosity of Calvin and Ardyce Terhune, all of whom are very much alive.

Upcountry’s Rummage

Sale Fundraiser

This annual fundraiser is a joint event of Our Lady of the Pines Church in Pioneer and St. Bernard Church in Volcano. Proceeds from...

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05/21/2015 11:18 AM
Krista (12) Katrina (9) and Karolita (5) Jankeviciute. and Rob Kerwin. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Jankeviciute family with three home-schooled girls moved from Lithuania to Amador City last January. Their father is taking some physical therapy courses at Sac State but as the family wanted a quieter, rural place to live, they began searching for living arrangements out of Sacramento.

As Providence had it, they were thrilled to find a cute little house in Amador City. They quickly fell in love with the friendly, peaceful town. Having been in Wyoming for the first part of the winter with snow, wind and -30 degree weather,...

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