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2 days ago
Are you interested in learning more about barrel fermented and barrel aged beers with the man in charge at Firestone Walker Barrelworks? If so, then we would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, August 29 for an educational class with Jeffers Richardson of Firestone Walker Barrelworks. Sutter Creek Provisions, along with Jeffers Richardson of Firestone Walker Barrelworks and Duncan Adam of Firestone Walker Brewing, is hosting a two hour educational seminar on barrel fermenting and barrel aging beers on August 29 from 12 p.m. to... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
1 week ago
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Don’t miss the Riebes’ Grand Opening and tool event Thursday, August 27. The Napa Tool Truck will be on site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy Hot dogs and soft drinks in the afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. A free Riebes hat will be given to the first 25 customers, and a free Riebes beach ball will be offered to kids. Customers who spend $40 or more will receive six quarts of Valvoline Oil for free, while supplies last. Peak Motor Oil will be $1.59, Prestone Antifreeze will be $12.99 and up to $15 off car batteries. Riebes is located at 460... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
1 week ago
Members and trainers at the EDGE, Strength & Training. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Owner and coach, Mary Wheat, opened CrossFit RUGGED EDGE, THE EDGE Strength & Training in Jackson in August of 2012. Recently, she opened another gym closer to home, in Ione: The EDGE, Strength & Training. The EDGE is a high intensity and interval training facility. Located at 108 West Main Street in Ione (at the foot of the Preston Avenue bridge), The EDGE will offer popular CrossFit, boxing and Warrior Training classes all under one roof. CrossFit KIDS was added to the schedule of classes in May, and is offered Monday through... [Read more]
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1 week ago
Cindy Brady of Finishing Touches Boutique. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Sarah Spinetta
Looking for that perfect finishing touch to complete your home? Check out the new, country-themed boutique that is now open in Amador City, called Finishing Touches Boutique. This cute, little shop sells everything from home decor to gifts to accent pieces. The owner of the store, Cindy Brady, loves to sell locally-made items to show what Amador County has to offer. You can find this store at 14191 Main Street, in Amador City. For more information, contact Cindy Brady at (916) 798-5648 or visit finishingtouchesboutique.com. [Read more]
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1 week ago
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If you have been looking for a new set of chairs, tables, or barstools for your home, you may not need to look anywhere outside of your own county. Check out the creations of Jim Burgess from Burgess Woods. He takes wine barrels and turns them into incredible furniture, and he does this by using only the materials from the original barrels. The barrels are usually from local wineries in Amador County, and you can really get the rustic feel by having one of these amazing pieces. Burgess is currently working on a chair that he is... [Read more]
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1 week ago
“The fewer the words the better prayer.” ~ Martin Luther. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Disptach

The following is a list of activities and events to take place at local churches and houses of worship.

SOPHIA’S Well of Wisdom

Marilyn Nutter will host next Sunday’s Wisdom Circle on the discussion topic of “The Wisdom of Sacrifice” as the group continues exploring the theme of Communal Life and Relationship. The circle starts at 10 a.m. with meditation and concludes at noon. Women Writers is on Monday at 6 p.m., A Course in Miracles is on Tuesday at 7 p.m., Sacred Dance is on Wednesdays at noon. Meditation classes,...

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2 weeks ago
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The Assessor’s Office has just finished the task of reviewing all of the assessments for the 2015-2016 tax year and the overall change in assessed value throughout the county was an increase of 3.47 percent. Even though the increase is relatively small, this is the third straight year of increased assessments for Amador County. In the four years from 2009 to 2012, assessments in the county decreased. This is further indication that the real estate market had hit the bottom.

The annual property assessment roll generates the...

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2 weeks ago
The Amador County Behavioral Health Advisory Board is seeking new members. The ACBHAB advises the Board of Supervisors and the Health and Human Services Director of the needs of the local mental health program pursuant to the California Welfare and Institutional Code Section 5604. Applicants must be residents of Amador County or healthcare professionals who work with residents of Amador County, but live outside the county. If you are interested in additional information and the opportunity to serve, contact Dr. Arnie Zeiderman, at... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
3 weeks ago
Justin Gould Smith is an amazing guy by any estimation. He grew up in Jackson on seven acres of land. “I hiked the hills, building tree-forts and climbing trees, hanging out outdoors until sunset; this is where I found my love of exploration.” After this Eagle Scout graduated from Amador High School in 2000, he went on to community college and transferred into U.C. Santa Cruz where he majored in Psychology. He is an active tri-athlete who has competed at the USAT Triathlon Nationals and World Championships in Hamburg, Germany in... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
3 weeks ago
From left: Cody, Tracy, Cheyenne and Dakota Young in their new store, Forever Young, on Main Street in Ione. Amador Ledger Dispatch photos by Tessa Marguerite

Tracy Young is a single mom with three kids. Although she works full-time, she will now be working weekends, too, at her new store on Main Street in Ione, Forever Young. “I have wanted to open this store for years and, actually, it was my 12-year-old son who has prompted me and inspired me to open this store,” commented Young. She explained that this new, weekend business, is not only her store, but also belongs, and is largely dedicated, to her children. “That is why I named it after my kids, Forever Young,” she said.

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3 weeks ago
Robert and Christi Hahn of Robert Hahn’s Automotive keep cars running in the county. ALD photo by Sarah Spinetta
Robert Hahn’s Automotive has been open for business in Sutter Creek for seven years. Hahn and his wife, Christi, help keep cars running smoothly in Amador County. They have the best mechanics in town, and each mechanic has a specific brand that they specialize in, which include Ford, Dodge, Chevy, GMC, Jeep, Toyota, Honda and Chrysler. Also, they work on electric and hybrid cars. Both Christi and Robert both agreed that hybrid cars are dependable. “Hybrids get good mileage, and are easy to work on if you know how to,” Robert said.... [Read more]
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3 weeks ago

Raley’s Family of Fine stores was pleased to present Friends of Travis Fisher House with a check in the amount of $100,000. The money was raised by customers through Raley’s nickelAid program.

The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

“The Friends of Travis Fisher House is greatly appreciative to Raley’s for this generous donation,” said Terry Meader, Treasurer. “Your donation will go far toward...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago

Provisions in Sutter Creek is gearing up for an exciting month.

There are many outstanding craft beers available, and the staff has been diligently working to discover and select the best ones to share with Amador County.

This month will feature the first-ever “tap takeover” and educational seminar.

Firestone Walker Brewing is one of the leading craft beer breweries in the country. Since 1996, they have been creating ales using their unique oak barrel fermentation system. Unlike virtually every other beer in the United...

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07/30/2015 12:09 PM
Mother Lode Job Training has scholarship and training funds available for eligible adults and dislocated workers. Last program year, we awarded $297,000 in scholarships to eligible participants in fields from medical assisting, truck driving, welding and others. Eligibility conditions do apply. Contact MLJT for more information and to see if you qualify. We are now located in the Health and Human Services Building, at 10877 Conductor Blvd., Suite 700, in Sutter Creek. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
07/30/2015 11:29 AM
Alex, Richard and Philip Buss at Philip’s graduation. Photo courtesy to Richard Buss.

One country doctor in Pine Grove is proud to be passing on his professional legacy to not one, but two of his bright sons. Both graduates of Amador High School, medical residents Alex and Philip Buss are currently rounding up their many years of medical training which were inspired by the work of their Dad, upcountry family practitioner, Richard Buss, M.D.

Though they were born two years apart, you wouldn’t have known it from their career paths. In fact, you’d be surprised to learn that they aren’t twins. Both are sports-loving...

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07/30/2015 10:37 AM
Seasoned pilot, Dave Sheppard. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Sarah Spinetta

Amador County’s local airport, Westover Field, has been serving us for 86 years.

Dave Sheppard has been a pilot for 27 years and also been in the position of airport manager for almost 16 years. He is an experienced pilot, even achieving the honor of being named a private instrument pilot. This means that Sheppard is a seasoned pilot and knows when the conditions to fly are good or bad. He has worked extremely hard to maintain the airport. when asked about what being an airport manager, Sheppard smiled and said, “I manage the...

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07/16/2015 10:53 AM
Craig Catto. Amador Ledger Dispatch photos by Sarah Spinetta
You know how there’s all this cool new technology now? Well, Craig Catto is one of the contributors. He develops new ideas to improve aeronautics and then makes them a reality by hand-making them in his airplane hangar. Catto’s main focuses are on propellers and experimental aircraft such as drones. His drones fly 25 percent higher and 15 percent longer than ones from other countries. Despite the drones, Catto creates hundreds of beautiful propellers a year. He currently makes new dynamic propellers for all types of planes. And since... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
07/16/2015 10:49 AM
Jackie Godinez, with her friends Bob and Faye Fyock, of Helping Hands Services. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch/Facebook

With nearly one-fifth of the county over 65-years-old, many Amadorians could use a helping hand with many of the basic, everyday tasks that the other four-fifths of the county may take for granted. Getting to appointments on time, preparing meals, picking up prescriptions, doing laundry, shopping, housecleaning, gardening, walking assistance, caring for pets and plants, and supervising medication are but a few of the daily activities with which folks in their golden years may need assistance.

Thankfully, there is a new service in...

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07/16/2015 10:35 AM
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s slots and table games paid out over $3.1 million to guests during the month of June. “Jackson Rancheria’s guests were big winners in the month of June,” said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. “With all of the exciting events and promotions happening during the month of July, Jackson Rancheria will offer its patrons even more ways to win this summer.” The Rancheria has many ways to win big including promotions, “Gift of the Week,” Gold Rush Bingo and the 30th Anniversary Drawings. ... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
07/16/2015 9:53 AM
ACCF’s Karen Dickerson and Paul Molinelli Jr. receive a check from Debbie Bellotti of Bank of America. ALD photo by Eric Winslow
Higher education in Amador County just got a boost from two generous organizations. The Jackson Branch of the Bank of America, as well as the Teichert Foundation, have both made donations in the amount of $5,000 to the Amador Community College Foundation. On Tuesday, July 7, ACCF board members Karen Dickerson and Paul Molinelli Jr. were on hand to receive a check from Debbie Bellotti, Vice President of the Jackson Financial Center for the Bank of America at the office of the College Foundation Learning Center on Conductor Boulevard... [Read more]
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