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Via Press Release
4 days ago

British Soccer Camp returns to Amador County for the fourth year in a row. This Camp is for Boys and Girls 3-12 years old. June 8-12, 2015 (5 days) at Howard Park in Ione. Camp includes a free ball and shirt. Ages 3-5 years old, $113 (9:00 - 10:30 a.m.) or (10:40-12:10 p.m.). Ages 6-12 years old, $133 (9-12 p.m.), half Day. 6-12 years old, half Day participants may add the Golden Goal session 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. for $45.

Host a British Coach, receive rebate of $80. For online registration www.goacra.org For more information, call...

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4 days ago

Question: When sport fishing for black bass, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) regulations say the fish must willingly take the bait in its mouth. However, it doesn’t say if the hook has to be inside the mouth or not. For example, when fishing a multi-hook bait, can the hook go from the outside to the inside of the mouth? As bass often hit these baits while attempting to eat it, the rule seems a little vague. (Randy R.)

Answer: No, this would be considered foul hooking and not legal since the fish is essentially...

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Jack Mitchell
4 days ago

In fishing news, Lake Camanche provided the April 29 fishing report.

Lake Conditions:

Lake Camanche’s current elevation is 179.58 as of April 22. Water temperature at the launch ramp is approximately 69 degrees and the lake is 26 percent full.

The inflow from Lake Pardee is currently 11 c.s.f. and the outflow from Lake Camanche is currently 225 c.s.f.

The flow into Camanche varies from 11 cfs to 800 cfs as EDMUB generates electricity from Pardee’s flow. At this time they turn on two of the three generating units periodical...

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Mike Sweeney
4 days ago
The second annual "Free Yoga For Everyone" event will be held in Detert Park, Jackson, May 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Mike Sweeney
Last year I wrote a column on yoga that touched on my somewhat humiliating experience at a strict yoga camp that banned everything from garlic to coffee. I lasted two nights and made a run for it early on the second morning before my caffeine withdrawal kicked in. (Contraband Starbucks got me through the first day). The folks that ran the camp knew their yoga, but they were not what I would call “inclusive.” Fortunately, here in Amador County we have a yoga event coming up that is designed for everyone, and best of all it is... [Read more]
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John Williamson
4 days ago

The Men’s Basketball League continues to impress its spectators every week. It’s getting closer and closer to playoffs and these teams are starting to pick it up a little bit to get ready. There were a few new faces this week and some could make a big difference in the playoffs.

This season has eight teams in the league, four A League teams, and four B League teams. The teams only play each other if they are in the same league. Then all four teams from each league will make the playoffs were the action will really happen. These...

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Jack Mitchell
4 days ago

The FREE Kids Fit Summer Program is back at Amador Athletic Club this summer.

Open to all kids’ ages 8 to 17 in Amador County. This is a free kid’s health and fitness program to teach kids about exercise, nutrition and how to have fun enjoying a fit lifestyle.

“We really enjoy giving back to this wonderful community,” said Dave Gebauer, owner of Amador Athletic Club. “Our Free Kids Fit Summer Program is a project that the entire staff at Amador Athletic Club looks forward to. Everyone on the staff donates their time so local...

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2 weeks ago
A&A Shooters Left to Right: Humera Ali, Jesse Personeni, Kodee Smith, Shad Nordahl, Ian Dunne, Levi Chronis, Skyler Ormonde and Teresa Texeira (in front). Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Kathleen Lynch

There were lots of high fives, knuckle bumps and handshakes on Saturday at Angels Gun Club for the A&A Shooters as they completed each of their four 25 target rounds in trap. Joining Angels GC shooters and A&A were teams from Sonora, Summerville, Mother Lode Gun Club, Carson City, Roseville, and Granite Bay. Out of the 12 medals available for individual shooters in the four categories A&A Shooters compete in, they claimed four with their top five scores netting a total of 487 out of 500.

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago

Megan Mathison of Ione is coordinating the 2015 Northern California Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech event on Saturday, May 16 at Amador High School. All proceeds will benefit important apraxia programs and research of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder in children. This little known disorder makes it difficult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/or...

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago

Presented by the Amador High Cross Country Team, join them this Saturday for the 2nd annual 5K Duck Dash! A fun family friendly run/walk that will start and end at Minne Provis Park right before the 28th annual Great Sutter Creek Duck Race and the course will take you on mini tour of beautiful and historic Sutter Creek. Proceeds benefit the Amador High Cross Country Team.

April 25, 2015

Race Starts at 8 a.m

at Minnie Provis Park

Church Street,

Sutter Creek

If you have already registered online, you’ll receive a...

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3 weeks ago

New And Improved Off The Beaten Path Set For April 25

Now in its fourth year, the Off the Beaten Path Walk/Run for Autism Awareness will have a new look and several new features when it is staged on Saturday, April 25 in Murphys Community Park.

The event, organized by the Mind Matters clinic, will now feature a 1K run, open to boys and girls aged seven and younger. There will be two other races, 5K and 10K, open to men and women of all ages. The scenic course will begin at the park and continue on Six Mile Road past...

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Via Press Release
3 weeks ago

CDFW Announces 2015 California Invasive Species Action Week Youth Art Contest

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will sponsor a youth art contest to promote awareness of plant and animal invaders that threaten our state’s native species, as part of the 2015 California Invasive Species Action Week, June 6-14. Now in its second year, the CISAW aims to promote public participation in the fight against invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources.

CDFW partners with federal agencies, state departments,...

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Via Press Release
3 weeks ago
Kids Ducling Dash down Main Street in Sutter Creek will start at 8 a.m. just before the 5k begins. Children 10 and under only and it's totally free!

Join us on April 25 for the 2nd annual 5K Duck Dash! A fun family friendly run/walk that will start and end at Minne Provis Park right before the 28th annual Great Sutter Creek Duck Race and the course will take you on mini tour of beautiful and historic Sutter Creek. Proceeds benefit the Amador High Cross Country Team.

April 25, 2015

Race Starts at 8 a.m. at Minnie Provis Park Church Street, Sutter Creek, CA

If you have already registered online, you will receive a race t-shirt, guaranteed. Race shirts for late registrati...

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Mike Sweeney
4 weeks ago
Runners start their race at the 9th Annual 49er Bypass Run. ALD photo by Mike Sweeney
When Tracey Towner left to take a job in the Lake Tahoe area in 2013, many of us wondered if that would be the end of the Amador County Recreation Agency. Tracey was the one woman driving force that got ACRA off the ground in 2003, and she kept it a vital and vibrant part of the Amador community for many years. It was hard to imagine how her passion and arm twisting skills could be replicated in a way that would allow ACRA to continue to be successful. Well, it turns out that under the leadership of current Administrator Carolyn... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
4 weeks ago

It was a great day for breaking clays for A&A at Coon Creek Trap and Skeet range in Lincoln on Saturday. Forty-eight members of the team joined 282 other athletes for a 100 target trap competition. This was the second of six series shoots sponsored in northern California by the California Youth Shooting Sports Association.

The highest scoring A&A Varsity Shooters were only two targets shy of placing. Justin Boitano and Dylan Smith broke 97 of their 100 targets but there were three others that topped that. Collin Chan of Oakmont...

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John Williamson
4 weeks ago
The starting line before the beginning of the 9th Annual 49er Bypass Run. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Rachel Smart

The 9th Annual 49er Bypass Run went great again. It was on Saturday, April 4 in downtown Sutter Creek. Participants lined up in the middle of Main Street for a 5k/10k race that started at 9 a.m. sharp. The course takes you through the rolling hills of Sutter Creek and Amador City and offers views of the Sutter Gold Mine and the Freemont/Grover Mine Head Frame. Just for signing up, everyone received a custom Sport-Tek race shirt and a swag bag filled with goodies from this year’s sponsors.

The fastest female to run the 5k was...

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Jack Mitchell
04/02/2015 12:29 PM
Matthew Spinetta took third in the final race of the season and finishes in sixth place on the season. Photo courtesy of Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Tahoe League Championships 2015 adds a name from Amador County to the winners podium. Matthew Spinetta took third place this past weekend in the Dual, Combined race at Squaw Valley in the Men’s age 16+ grouping. The official time posted was 26.62 and 25.06 for his two runs for a total combined time of 51.68. The third place finish was impressive, as is Spinetta’s sixth place finish for the 2015 Tahoe League Overall Standings.

Other standouts for the Kirkwood ski team were Brynna Reilly finishing second for the year, Jeremi...

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Via Press Release
04/02/2015 12:05 PM

Take off and finish your run in the middle of Main St. Sutter Creek. We’ll have the road closed down for this special event.

Enjoy your run through the hills of Sutter Creek tomorrow, Saturday, April 4, beginning at 9 a.m.

Same Day Registration at the Start line is available for your convenience. Youth (17 and under) — $20, Adult (18 and over ) — $25.

Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349 for more information or email Kim at ktraverso@amadorgov.org.

Registration forms are available at the ACRA office. Online Registration is...

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Kathleen Lynch
04/02/2015 10:38 AM
Justin Boitano, Clayton Holmes, Kobe Wright, Teresa Teixera, Humera Ali, Adam Marxmiller, Kodee Smith. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Kathleen Lynch
The long established Stockton Trap and Skeet Club located just off Highway 88 in the valley was the site of the first California Youth Shooting Sports Skeet competition on Sunday. With a backdrop of blossoming apple trees, twelve of the more advanced A&A Shooters from the local youth clay target team swung their shotguns on clay targets thrown from high and low houses as they worked their way around the skeet field in a 100 target competition. Out of the twelve awards presented, A&A Shooters earned four; a third in Varsity, first and... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
04/02/2015 10:17 AM

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has completed its draft “Deer Conservation and Management Plan,” and made it available for public comment and review. The plan can be found at dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/deer/.

CDFW is proposing to develop 10 large-scale deer conservation units, which will assess how recent landscape and environmental changes have impacted deer population and habitat.

The draft plan also covers five important areas: unit plans, population management, habitat conservation, monitoring and outreach. Each...

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04/02/2015 10:10 AM
Question: We do a lot of ocean fishing and spear fishing and have a question: Does an angler or spear fisher have to stop fishing once they reach their bag limit even if they are with another licensed angler or spear fisher without their limit? For example, if I am on my boat fishing for rockfish with a friend and I catch my limit but my licensed friend is having a slow day, can I legally gift him some of my limit and continue fishing? The same with spearfishing. I know in years past I have been on boats where fishing was not stopped... [Read more]
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