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Guest Commentator
2 days ago

The family of Lois Porteous-Noble-Shepherd would like to thank everyone for your support during the loss of our Mom, Grammy & Great Grammy. We appreciate the kind words, cards and flowers. Thank you to the Ladies Missionary, Reverend Gerald Meyers and the entire Community Covenant Church of West Point for helping us with Mom’s “Celebration of Life.” We appreciate everyone coming to the service and those who shared their life experiences with our loved one.

Donations in her memory can be made to ARC of Amador & Calaveras, 75 Academy...

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2 days ago

After reading Mr. Lowe’s Letter to the Editor I came to the conclusion that he might have made an error. He states “that 60—70 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed. “I personally think it’s much higher. Why did so many democrats get voted out while by the voters and put in those do-nothing republicans? Well, let me see if I can answer your question, Mr. Lowe?

It is true a vast majority of Americans (the working, taxpaying kind) are very upset with the direction we are headed. It’s multiplied by...

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Guest Commentator
2 days ago

Because of the news about Bill Cosby, I am sending you the list of rules that my mother told to me.

Momma said:

If a gentleman takes you to dinner, you are not the dessert.

If he wants you to go to his room to get his coat, you don’t have to go, he knows where it is.

If he wants to show you the famous paintings in his room, there is no art print worth seeing in any hotel room.

If you are dumb and find yourself in his room, do not sit on his bed, if you do keep your knees together, and your feet on the floor.

You are not a hoe,...

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Guest Commentator
2 days ago
I’d like to thank those who have supported the restoration of the Catholic Cemetery thus far and for the generous donations we’ve received. Continued donations are greatly appreciated and directly affect the restoration project by helping us to progress further. I encourage all members of the community to come by the cemetery to see how great it’s beginning to look, and witness the transformation for yourself. Future projects here at the cemetery include repairs to the custom fencing that surrounds the property, and repaving the area... [Read more]
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Guest Commentator
1 week ago

I would like to respond to the letter published in November, 21, from U.N. Owen regarding “Ghost Town Pines.” I don’t believe U.N. Owen (is that unknown?) is a permanent resident of this mobile home park. To begin with the writer used the wrong name for the park.

I don’t know what site rents are in other mobile home parks, but I don’t know of any other areas anywhere where most of the sites are approximately 1/3 acre. We are not crowded so close together that you could sling mud out your front door and hit your neighbor.

When I...

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Guest Commentator
1 week ago

Economist Philip G. King submitted to the court a Declaration opposing the Dollar General store in Pine Grove. He states that the Dollar General store is in violation of the General Plan. But the material he quotes is from the proposed General Plan which he characterizes as an update underway. If the court honors a proposal, not yet adopted into law, we have a problem far greater than that of a new store some people don’t want.

Dr. King states that Dollar General will compete with local businesses such as Guy’s Saw Center since they...

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Guest Commentator
1 week ago
Executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, 3500 new business crushing regulations, the feds attempting to regulate our local police departments—all within the last two weeks! State governments are waking up to the fact that they have the power to stop this federal overreach, regain state sovereignty, and bring power back to the people through use of a tool our Constitutional Framers gave them for just this situation, an Article V Convention of States (COS). Last Thursday, Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin, a vocal... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

I would like to share some thoughts about our future from my observations after attending 6 years of meetings of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors.

There seems to be two opposed approaches to solving perceived problems of providing for the basic wants and needs of the people.

The first, and most prevalent, is the group or collective viewpoint. Expanding the size and cost of government is very important to expanding the collective process. Some refer to this as transformation; others use the term socialism. The implementation...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

Polls have shown for the last few years that 60-70 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed. That being the case, why on earth did American voters give control of Congress to the “do-nothing”, block-everything Republicans who have spent the last six years obstructing the economy and government all in an attempt to make President Obama be seen as a failure. This doesn’t make sense.

Why would American voters elect voodoo, supply-side, trickle-down Republicans who are still married to the same economic...

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Jake Herfel
11/20/2014 10:29 AM

Dear Board of Supervisors,

The Newman Ridge mining project has been through a long and rigorous environmental review process that has examined every aspect of the plan, from noise and traffic to air and water resources, and there will be ongoing tough oversight from the state. This environmental review process has taken years to complete. It’s time that the plan be allowed to move our economy and our county forward.

In addition to having completed a thorough environmental review under rigorous state standards, there is a plan...

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Jason Mulford
11/20/2014 10:36 AM
When my wife and I started a community organization (Amador County Veterans Organization, Inc.) three years ago, Supervisor Ted Novelli gave us our very first donation. He met with our Board of Directors to share his wisdom that government moves slowly for a reason and to take our time in order to ensure we don’t make a mistake that would interfere with our goals to help local veterans. Chairman Novelli has helped me navigate the vast bureaucracies of government over the last three years in many instances. He has even gone as far as... [Read more]
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U.N. Owen
11/20/2014 10:41 AM
Our out-of-town mobile home park owner of Meadowood Pines, in Pioneer, Calif., at 23750 Carson Drive, just gave us a new raise. Rent is now double what other parks charge. Most people have left and the park is almost empty. It seems when we got good offers for our homes ($42,000 cash or more after prices dropped), the owner would turn down real good buyers and would not let them rent here. Since they wanted to pay cash and the highest space rent in the county, some feel the owner wanted the price to drop and/or to get rid of units so... [Read more]
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Margie Russo
11/20/2014 10:44 AM

I was very upset when I picked up last week’s local paper and there on the front page was a picture of my daughter’s house that burned and was a total loss. What really upset me was, “It looked suspicious.” Why don’t you try to find out what really happened before you print the article. Do you really think someone would set it on fire after they had been working for two months on it, painting inside and out — new carpets and appliances?

The real truth was the wood stove fell through the floor and when it did the stove door...

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Kathleen DePuy
11/13/2014 11:49 AM

I recently had such a good experience with a local jewelry store that I would like to share it with you.

I’m not experienced with jewelry and feel very vulnerable and uncertain in jewelry stores. I had a decision to make regarding two rings and needed advice.

The first store I went into was ready to take most of what I had with very little return for me. Even I knew that was a bad deal. Then I walked into Rare Exception Jewelers. I was treated in an honest, warm and courteous manner. They taught me the value of what I...

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Via Press Release
11/06/2014 12:49 PM

At the Department of Veterans Affairs, we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in government. I accepted this job and joined this mission to better serve you — our Veterans — and improve the delivery of the care and benefits you have earned. It is our privilege to serve you, and I have made clear that as we move forward as a Department, we will judge the success of all our efforts against a single metric — the outcomes we provide for Veterans.

The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, enacted less...

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Margaret Crain
11/06/2014 1:04 PM
When I walked in the morning, I always looked forward to resting at the Perry Earl Park on Shakely Lane in Ione. The other day I was shocked to discover an empty, weed-filled area, minus the trees and the play area for children. I hope in the future that any trees removed from an area so hot in the summer could have a chance at public support to save them. If an “intent” notice had been made, I would have made every effort to save them. Even in times of drought, trees like the native oaks will survive. They hold the soil, make... [Read more]
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Lynne Standard-Nightengale
11/06/2014 1:06 PM
Thank you for the paper’s coverage of the recent General Election. I would like to clarify a statement made in the Campaign Finances article that appeared in last Friday’s edition regarding payments made by Lynn Morgan’s campaign. Everyone on her campaign team was a volunteer, including myself. The article stated that I was paid for my “services.” The fact is that I was reimbursed for campaign expenses that I charged to a personal credit card. If the reporter had read the reporting form more closely, he would have seen that the... [Read more]
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Larry McGrorty
11/06/2014 1:07 PM

Here is an email sent to journalist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins. It is reprinted here with permission.

Dear Mr. Page:

I always love your articles. and I generally agree with them. I would suggest, as in an email I received, they change the name to the “F***skins” to better represent their community, paying tribute to the ********* in Congress.

Here are some other politically correct matters to consider:

I agree with our Native...

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Aaron May
11/06/2014 1:10 PM
Last Sunday, October 26, I was in a serious Motorcycle accident after hitting black ice on Highway 88 above the Mormon Immigrant Trail. Needless to say, I am very lucky to be alive. The reason I am writing this letter is to express my sincere thanks to so many people who helped me not only at the time of the accident, but immediately after and during recovery as well. There was a person that served as a Medic in Afghanistan that helped at the scene, many people driving by who stopped to help, the American Legion Ambulance Team,... [Read more]
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Frank Cunha
11/06/2014 1:15 PM

In May of 1870, the first Sutter Creek grammar school was destroyed by fire. The community immediately came together to build a magnificent, two-story brick school that was open for classes that fall.

Recently, I was able to experience first-hand that Sutter Creek’s sense of community is still going strong almost 150 years later.

On September 20, I was overwhelmed by the response as the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation held a yard sale at the old grammar school as their first fundraiser to restore this historical...

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