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Via Press Release
5 days ago

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

June 14

Martell

Michael Wayne Donham, 33, Jackson; 5:33 p.m. on the 10875 block of Highway 88; Failure to obey a public officer; Driving with a suspended license.

Jackson

Ronald Glen Fraga Jr., 23, Jackson: 10:00 a.m. at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office; Writing false checks; Guilty of forgery less than $950.

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John Tuttle
5 days ago
The Final Environmental Impact Report for Amador County’s update of its General Plan and the proposed Final General Plan are now available. The documents may be viewed by interested parties and agencies during normal business hours at: Amador County Planning Department, 810 Court Street, Jackson; Main Branch (Jackson) of the Amador County Library, 530 Sutter Street, Jackson; Ione Branch of the Amador County Library, 25 Main Street, Ione; Pine Grove Branch of the Amador County Library, 19889 Hwy 88, Pine Grove; Pioneer Branch of the... [Read more]
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Greta McElroy
5 days ago

Editor’s note: Until 2016 election results are in, this spot will be devoted to voters’ questions, with answers provided by Greta McElroy, Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters, Amador County Elections Department, (209) 223-6270, gmcelroy@amadorgov.org.

One last question (for this election, at least) and some observations.

Q. If I didn’t vote in the Primary Election, but was eligible, will I still be able to vote in November?

A. Yes, you are eligible to vote in the November General Election, on November 8, no matter if you...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

June 2

1:11 a.m. Assault at a restaurant in Martell. The caller states that he was jumped by the boyfriend of his brother's ex-wife, who knocked him out and got away with the cash in his wallet. 12:33 p.m. Annoying phone calls at a mobile home park on Old Sacramento Road in Plymouth. A male...

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Jerry Budrick
5 days ago
Stuart Spencer, of St. Amant Winery, inspects some grapes. Photo courtesy of lodiwine.com
At the California State Fair Wine Competition, a wine made from grapes grown in Amador County was named “Best of Show,” which means it was chosen as the very best of thousands of California wines. St. Amant Winery, whose winemaking facilities are in Lodi, grows grapes on family property in Jackson Valley. St. Amant’s 2014 “The Road Less Travelled” Tempranillo was awarded a Double Gold by the State Fair judges, earned 98 out of 100 possible points, and was ultimately crowned Best of Show Red, Best of Region Red and Best of Class of... [Read more]
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Jim Schnepp
5 days ago
Some of the hundreds enjoy the shade at the Spaghetti Western. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

The 9th annual Spaghetti Western was held Saturday, June 18, at Cooper Vineyards, on Shenandoah School Road, in Shenandoah Valley, under absolutely beautiful weather conditions. This event, organized and put on by the Amador Cancer Research Foundation, is a fundraiser for the Christine and Helen Landgraf Memorial Research Grant at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Once again, KCRA’s anchor-reporter Teo Torres served as Master of Ceremonies. There were 500 enthusiastic attendees, many of whom have been ACRF supporters from...

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John Tuttle
5 days ago
Airman First Class Leah Peterson checks her notes. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Around the world in ... 14 days. That’s what a recent Amador County high school graduate just completed. US Air Force Airman First Class Leah Peterson was part of the Proud Pelicans, Team Dover’s C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew assigned to circumnavigate the world, dropping off equipment and people along the way. “It’s a very rare mission and a privilege to be part of it,” said Peterson.

Over the two weeks, the aircraft transported and delivered more than 580 thousand pounds of cargo and 398 passengers at military bases around the...

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John Tuttle
5 days ago
Frank Tortorich and a Latter Day Saints participant in a travel reenactment. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Established in 1910, the Eldorado National Forest hosts over 2.1 million visitors each year and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities to the forest visitor. Whether you are looking to explore, adventure or learn more about the rich history, the forest has a place or an activity to suit you. There are over 80 developed campgrounds and picnic areas to choose from; select campgrounds have equestrian camping areas and cabins and huts to rent.

The forest boasts hundreds of miles of roads and trails: including hiking,...

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5 days ago
Sobon Estate Syrah 2013 was named ‘Best of Show.’ Photo courtesy of Mike Dunne
Sobon Estate’s 2013 Syrah was awarded Best of Show in the 2016 Amador County Fair Wine Competition. Entries in the competition were up by 10 percent, to more than 500 wines. Awards given were 45 double-gold medals, 80 gold, 212 silver and 107 bronze. Other top awards included: Best White Wine — Andis Wines Amador County 2015 Sauvignon Blanc; Best Red Wine — Sobon Estate Amador County 2013 Syrah; Best Dessert/Other Wine —— Shendandoah Vineyards Amador County 2013 Black Muscat; and Best Blush Wine — Bray Vineyards Shenandoah Valley... [Read more]
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Lisa Lucke
5 days ago
Argonaut Softball players and coaches express their hopes. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

his summer is going to be hu-u-u-u-ge. First, our eldest son, my firstborn, graduated from high school. In August, he’ll be leaving the shoe and moving about three hours away, where he’ll be learning the fine art of working without a net. I have complete confidence in him, not that it will be a perfect transition with no missteps, but that he’ll recover nicely after each “splat” and learn as he goes. So that’s the first big thing happening this summer.

The other big thing is actually the absence of something: softball. Read my...

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Brent Parsons
5 days ago
Marlene and Kirk Wallace, along with Darryl Readshaw, are the buyers of Mace Meadow. Ledger Dispatch photo by Brent Parsons
I’ve submitted a rambling of disconnected thoughts a few times in the almost three years I’ve been a regular contributor to the Ledger Dispatch. Some readers would say I’ve done that many more times than I think. The bulk of my pieces have been interviews and there is still a rich crop to harvest. Those take scheduling and a significant block of time. Rejection is also part of that genre, which sometimes pushes me another way. Ginger Budrick has joined in the interview process and I’m certain, despite age-limiting her subjects, she... [Read more]
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Jerry Budrick
5 days ago
The Amador Transmission Pipeline at work. Ledger Dispatch file photo

After postponing a final decision on whether to cancel Phase 2 of the Amador Transmission Pipeline Project until its the next scheduled meeting, set for yesterday, June 23, the Amador Water Agency Board of Directors has spent the last 13 days mulling over some information that has come to them from various sources.

In a staff report prepared for the discussion, AWA General Manager Gene Mancebo wrote:

“During the June 9, 2016 Board meeting, staff was directed to investigate several possible project options. These included a...

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Eric Winslow
5 days ago
Dr. Dwight Jennings of Sutter Creek.
Sutter Creek dental orthopedist Dr. Dwight Jennings has some jaw-dropping news for people suffering from a host of common (and not so common) ailments ranging from Parkinson's disease to Tourette's syndrome. The astonishing news is this: Most of our troubles are in our mandibles. An emerging approach to a set of little-known therapies, called dental orthopedics, is proving to offer effective remedies to maladies which conventional medicine had failed to notice were associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, or TMJ, as well as... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
5 days ago
State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R) took 63.5 percent of the County's votes.
The following are the updated results of the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election in Amador County. The run date of these results from the County Election Office was June 17. Fifty-nine precincts were counted. Of the county's 20,924 registered voters, actual ballots that were cast amounted to 12,836. Just under half of these votes came from registered Republicans; just over two-fifths from Democrats. The rest derived from voters registered with other parties or from unaffiliated citizens. The percentage of the county's... [Read more]
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Craig Baracco
5 days ago
Breanna Lowther took top honors in the Amateur Woman’s A Division, including a 27’ 4” throw of the 16-pound Braemer stone. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Craig Baracco

More than fifty competitors in various divisions took part in the Inaugral Mother Lode Highland Games, held last weekend at the Amador County Fairgrounds. Each participant tried their hand at the nine events of Scottish Heavy Athletics, which include the famous caber toss, hammer throw, Braemar Stone (an elongated shot-put) and throwing various weights for either height or distance to find the overall winner. Kilts are required of all competitors.

Christopher Hurts won the Amateur Men A Division, throwing the 56-pound heavy weight...

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John Tuttle
5 days ago

While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Sacramento, Amador, El Dorado and Alpine Counties. This suspension takes effect June 27, 2016 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris like branches and leaves.

“Conditions throughout our region have become such that it is no longer safe for the...

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John Tuttle
5 days ago

The California Department of Transportation and the City of Jackson continue to work on the project to realign the two intersections where State Route 49/88 meets Sutter Street, while also installing traffic signals at the new intersection.

Official hopes are that this safety project will be completed this summer. Crews are working primarily Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and drivers should expect five-minute delays. No work is scheduled to be performed on weekends or holidays.

When complete, the project is...

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Jack Mitchell
5 days ago
Helicopters and numerous emergency personnel converged on the Camanche Fire, on Coal Mine Road, near Lake Camanche. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

On Friday, June 17, at 2:45 p.m., reports of a grass fire in the area of North Camanche Parkway and Coal Mine Road were estimating the size of a new fire as being 1/4 acre, but a very short time later it had grown to 40 acres and was moving east.

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office launched a Code Red, notifying residents in the area of the danger, then began evacuating the area of North Comanche Parkway between Coal Mine and Buena Vista roads, including the area of Hidden Mesa. They closed the roadways in the area and routed...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago
Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Program. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Program.

The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities.

Becoming a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership member means doing great things for the Sierra Nevada, helping rural communities and the environment, and gaining invaluable skills and experience for developing careers and for life. During...

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Craig Baracco
2 weeks ago

The City of Jackson has adopted a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

At its regular meeting Monday night, the Jackson City Council approved a spending plan for all city services from July 1, 2016 to June 30 of next year. The city’s general fund will spend a total $3,567,000 this year, down slightly from the $3.6 million spent last year. As always, the city’s police department takes the lion’s share, spending $1.5 million. Administration will cost the city $646,000 and maintenance of city streets another $367,000.

The city...

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