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Matthew Hedger
06/12/2014 12:28 PM

History by the Creek

returns to Minnie Provis Park in Sutter Creek on Saturday, June 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. Local historian Frank Tortorich will be sharing his rendition of the “Bear Flag Revolt of 1846” which Frank refers to as the “Silly Little War”. Frank’s style of historical story telling is humerous and entertaining, and always very interesting. Bring a lawn chair, refreshments and snacks if you like and come down to the Creek in Minnie Provis Park to enjoy this free and fun experience. Brought to you by the Sutter Creek Visitor Center.

Jackson votes to oppose ACUSD plans

The Jackson City Council has voted to oppose Amador County Unified School District Board plans to consolidate school sites. Acting at the behest of community members who lobbied the city council during the last two meetings, including last night, the council unanimously voted to pass a resolution “Opposing any plan to eliminate or re-purpose any school within the City of Jackson.”

The resolution cites the negative economic and educational impacts the closing of school sites would have. Currently, the ACUSD board is considering a number of plans to consolidate school sites, including proposals that would eliminate Argonaut High school and move all junior high students to that campus. The ACUSD board meets again on Wednesday and is expected to discuss this, and the Ione City Council’s similar condemnation of the prospect of losing schools in their still-growing city.

At Monday’s meeting, the council discussed their budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and discussed reversing some cuts implemented previously. Jackson could get a new police office and another worker in the public works department. In other business, the council appointed three members of the public to the city’s Sewer Rate Committee. Along with two council members, the SRC is charged with setting an increase in city sewer bills to pay for an expected $12 million in bonds the city is expected to issue to pay for its sewer plant upgrade.

Plymouth man hurt in stop light accident in Martell

An inattentive driver who authorities said caused an accident by driving through a red light on Highway 88 and 49 in Martell Sunday landed a Plymouth man in the hospital.

The CHP said Marcus Bridgeman, 19, of Plymouth, was driving a Ford Focus and had the green light when he was struck in the intersection by a Toyota Tundra driven by Angel Martinez, 49, of Delhi, at around 9 p.m. Bridgeman was pinned in the vehicle and was extricated by first responders from Jackson Fire and CAL FIRE before being taken to Sutter Amador Hospital for evaluation.

Martinez refused medical services at the scene, and officers from the CHP are continuing an investigation into the incident based on conflicting statements from the drivers and witnesses at the scene. More photos of the accident can be seen at http://goo.gl/nQM2QY

Veterans Benefits Event scheduled in Jackson

There’s a special opportunity coming up for veterans who’d like to start their own businesses. Amador County Veterans Affairs Officer Terry Sanders reports that Veterans can now reserve their spot at an upcoming Veterans Benefits Conference. The informational workshop is sponsored by Victory Village and Cal Trans. It will cover starting a business and becoming government certified, veterans educational benefits, employment assistance and much more. The conference will be held at Jackson City Hall on Tuesday, August 12. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Sanders at 267-5764.

CHP looks to hire Officer Candidates

Individuals interested in a career as a California Highway Patrol Officer can submit an application beginning Monday, July 7, at 8 a.m, until Thursday, July 10, at 5 p.m. This brief application period marks the first time this year the CHP has accepted applications. Those interested in applying or seeking more information, including minimum qualifications, should visit chpcareers.com. All components of the testing process, a study guide and practice test can be found on that website. The CHP also encourages interested persons to visit their Facebook page, facebook.com/chp.recruiting.

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