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Jerry Budrick
3 days ago
A bluish, seemingly indefatigable miner appeared Tuesday, and he appeared to be helping Miners’ Bend Park worker Frank Cunha with moving some rocks. Photo courtesy of Sharyn Brown

A group of photos arrived in the email box at the Ledger Dispatch Tuesday, showing what appeared to be a bare-chested miner joining the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation’s efforts to complete work on Miners’ Bend Park. Subsequent inquiries have revealed that the miner is actually made of bronze, and has been lazing around in local real estate broker Tom Blackman’s back yard for the past five years, along with two companions who have not found their way over to the park yet.

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Greta McElroy
3 days ago

Editor’s note: For the past few months, this spot has been 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. This week,Greta has penned a message to the citizens of Amador.

The national political conventions are, and will be, taking center stage, quite literally, on every type and kind of media in this country. In the midst of all of the hoopla and speeches I think that it is easy to lose track of...

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Eric Winslow
3 days ago
Dick Glock. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
A six-figure income normally compensates the efforts of society's best doctors, lawyers and software engineers. But if the Superintendent of the Amador County Office of Education, Dick Glock, gets his way, the annual sum of $150,000 plus benefits will be awarded to a former Amador County Office of Education employee to occupy the newly-created position of "Deputy Superintendent," a job title which not only has never been necessary in this County, but which lacks any job description or list of duties in a contract signed on May 24,... [Read more]
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Guest Commentator
3 days ago

The Amador County School Board is seeking interested candidates who would like to serve on the Board of Trustees as the District 1 representative. District 1 Board representative Joel Mottishaw resigned effective July 8 from the Board of Trustees to have more time with his family. In accordance with the legal guidelines, the Board is proceeding with the process of making a provisional appointment to the District 1 seat.

The Board encourages interested citizens and registered voters in District 1 to consider applying to become a...

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Joe Svec
2 days ago
Photo by Ryan Halvorson & Cassidy Swisher
A small fire broke out in Ione Near 5 Mile Road when a hay bailer scraped a rock. The resulting fire is being promptly delt with, but causing smoke in the Ione area. As of 12:33 p.m. Friday, crews look to have a handle on it. [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
3 days ago
A sign outside the Health and Human Services building on Conductor Boulevard offers a warning to those who would inquire about its many problems. Photo by Eric Winslow
Although more than a month has passed since the tardy release of the Amador County Grand Jury's special investigation into controversial issues surrounding the Health and Human Services building on Conductor Boulevard in Sutter Creek, the document continues to generate questions and concerns from the public about the dozens of discrepancies and anomalies discovered in the 19 Findings which the Grand Jury's investigation produced. While the County Board of Supervisors did issue an initial response to the report at their meeting on... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
3 days ago
CDPH reports increased West Nile Virus activity statewide. Photo courtesy to the ALD

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reporting increased West Nile virus activity across the state and is investigating numerous suspect cases in humans. While the first human case has not been confirmed by CDPH, a resident of Los Angeles County has symptoms consistent with West Nile virus disease. Initial tests on that patient indicate a probable West Nile virus diagnosis, which requires further testing for confirmation.

“Californians should take every possible precaution to avoid mosquito bites,” said CDPH...

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Eric Winslow
1 week ago

The public can now own a piece of Jackson history, as the Jackson City Council has voted to sell off some 200 surplus parking meters.

At their meeting Monday night, the council voted to approve the sale of the meters, which have been in storage since the council decided to end metered parking in the city and voted to remove the meters from various locations around downtown Jackson. The removal of meters last year finally ended a long-running city debate on whether to charge for parking. At various times over the years, the parking...

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Craig Baracco
1 week ago

At a special meeting June 30, the Ione City Council approved a new city budget one day before the new fiscal year began.

The approved budget document outlines total budget revenues of $6.5 million and expenditures of $5.4 million. The city’s General Fund will take in just under $2 million, down $150,000 from last year, with the budget currently showing a General Fund deficit in the range of just over $100,000. The Ione Police Department is the largest expense in the General Fund, receiving $830,000. Parks and Recreation will...

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Jerry Budrick
5 days ago

Amador County School Board of Trustees Seeks Board Candidates

The Amador County School Board is seeking interested candidates who would like to serve on the Board of Trustees as the District 1 representative. District 1 Board representative Joel Mottishaw resigned effective July 8 from the Board of Trustees to have more time with his family. In accordance with the legal guidelines, the Board is proceeding with the process of making a provisional appointment to the District 1 seat.

The Board encourages interested citizens and...

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Via Press Release
1 week 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 23

8:42 a.m. Welfare Check in Pine Grove. A thin, black-eyed woman and a young child looking very unkempt and scared were confronted by three white males who told her that this is a private road and that she should stay away.

10:00 a.m. Disturbing the Peace on Spring Valley Road in...

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Via Press Release
1 week 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 30

Jackson

Johnathan Gonzalez Galvan, 26, Jackson; 7:57 a.m. on the 210 block of Main Street; Violation of probation.

July 1

Ione

Kevin Michael Wilson, 33, Pine Grove; 8:51 a.m. on the 215 block of South Church Street; Violation of probation; Misdemeanor warrant arrest.

July 2

Pioneer

Joshua Walter...

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John Tuttle
1 week ago

Well-known local muralist Rand Huggett has begun work on his latest contribution to the City of Jackson, a new mural that he is painting on the wall at the Kwik Serve/Tressler’s Auto Repair, at the intersection of Highways 49 and 88, across from City Hall.

The City of Jackson has agreed to match donations to this approximately $25,000 project, and contributions have been arriving. As seen in the photo below, Irene Perbal, Jackson Rotary Club President, on the right, and President-elect Mike Flagg, on the left, presented a...

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John Tuttle
1 week ago
A few of the service connections in the Amador Canal. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Jerry Budrick
The Foothill Conservancy recently released a statement about the swirling controversy surrounding Phase 2 of the Amador Water Agency’s Amador Transmission Pipeline project. Phase II of this two-part AWA project would place water that currently flows in the open Amador Canal into a closed pipe that would serve adjacent landowners. While Amador and Calaveras counties were once home to many open canal systems, the Amador Canal is one of only two remaining in operation in Amador today. The water that supplies the Amador Canal is diverted... [Read more]
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Guest Commentator
1 week ago
First responders from all over Amador County filled the street in Sutter Creek on Sunday. Amador Ledger Dispatach photo by Sarah Spinetta

On Sunday, a fire started at 75 David Lane, in Sutter Creek. According to Sutter Creek Fire Protection District Chief Dominic Moreno, the fire was started by a homeowner burning brush in his backyard with a propane tank torch. The homeowner was apparently attempting to burn away the brush, rather than cut and transport it to a greenwaste dump facility. When the homeowner had finished burning the brush with his propane torch, he went inside the house.

However, soon after, he noticed that the fire was actually not completely out,...

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Brent Parsons
1 week ago
Better late than never, Darryl Readshaw’s and minority partners Marlene and Kirk Wallace’s bid to acquire the closed Mace Meadow Golf and Country Club succeeded — months, weeks and, finally, days later than hoped. The deal was complicated by three escrows recorded on July 6. New owners Kirk and Darryl dropped into Pioneer Hardware this week, not to celebrate but to pick up tools and supplies for the remodel. Both seemed excited and relieved, and they complimented everyone involved, including the county, on the cooperation and support... [Read more]
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Bill Lavallie
1 week ago
The Pacheco Fire, near Valley Springs, in Calaveras County, burned 341 acres. As of the latest reports, no structures had been damaged. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie
The Pacheco Fire, near Valley Springs, in Calaveras County, burned 341 acres. As of the latest reports, no structures had been damaged. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie [Read more]
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Greta McElroy
1 week 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.

Parties interested in filing papers of candidacy for elected offices must obtain and file Declaration of Candidacy packets between July 18 and August 12 with the Registrar of Voters. If the office is a paid position, a non-refundable filing fee is due at the time of filing.

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Via Press Release
1 week ago

As your Sheriff, I feel compelled to reach out to our community and comment on the recent assassination of five Dallas Texas police officers and the wounding of several others. I am personally shocked, angered and deeply saddened by the events in Dallas, as are the brave men and women in the law enforcement profession that serve to protect us every day from the evil that would do us harm.

These officers that were lost or wounded were doing the job they were sworn to do, and, in this case, they were protecting the constitutional...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking information to aid in the identification and apprehension of a bank robbery suspect tied to three robberies in the greater Sacramento region. The young Caucasian male is suspected of the following robberies: on Saturday, June 18, at the Wells Fargo Bank, 781 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, in Roseville; on Tuesday, June 21, at the Chase Bank, 8859 Madison Avenue, in Fair Oaks; and on Wednesday, June 29, at the Bank of America, 2221 Douglas Boulevard, in Roseville.

During the commission of...

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