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This year’s Tri-Amador Triathlon will be held on Sunday, October 4. This is an USAT sanctioned triathlon. If you are not a member we will sign you up, included in the price. The swim takes place in the waters of Lake Camanche, the bike ride features a loop through the beautiful hills of Buena Vista and the run is an out-and-back on the lakeview China Gulch Trail. Race shirts are guaranteed to sign-ups prior to September 15. Sprint Individual is $75 and Sprint Relay is $100. Check in begins at 6:30 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m.... [Read more]
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The 2nd annual fundraiser for the Rail Road Flat Ready to Learn Parent Cooperative Preschool will take place Saturday, Aug. 15. The preschool runs entirely on this fundraiser and modest parent tuition. Co-ed adult team sign-ups are now being taken. Winning teams will receive tournament shirts and a team trophy. Entry fee is $20.00 per player on your team, minimum of 8 players. Individuals are welcome to sign up and will be placed on a FORRFS Team. Day long fundraising events with firends, food and drinks. Please do not bring outside... [Read more]
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The Jackson Elks will host their annual Soccer Shoot this year on Saturday August 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Toyon Middle School for CYSL and Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Howard Park for MLYSL. The competition is for ages 4 to 13, parent or guardian signature is required to participate.

Award for first place and ribbons for second and third place. All participants will receive a participation award. Winners will receive their first place prizes at the Elks Award Dinner to be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m....

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Castle Oaks Golf Course will hold their summer camp for youth golfers July 20 - July 24. Cost is $50.00 and the camp is open to bothe girls and boys. Ages and times are as follows: Ages 7-9: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Ages 10-12: 11 a.m. to Noon; Ages 13 and over: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Some ages may move up, depending on ability. [Read more]
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Presented by the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center owned and operated by the Folsom Shooting Club, Inc. Clinic 2: July 13 through July 17. An opportunity for 20 boys and girls in each clinic ages 10 through 18 to learn shotgun shooting sports. Program is designed for beginners. Shotguns, range fees and ammunition are provided at no cost. Participants must have eye and ear protection. The program includes the two-day NRA Basic Shotgun Course. Participants must successfully complete the NRA course in order to participate in the three... [Read more]
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For those who like their half marathons with plenty of scenery, and elevation (not to mention some outstanding wine tasting afterwards), be sure to put Sunday July 5 down on your calendar for the 28th annual Hernia Hill Half Marathon at Twisted Oak Winery.

Along with the half marathon, the Hernia Hill event also provides a 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk. In addition, there is the famous Rubber Chicken 5K Relay. Teams of four people will hand off a special rubber chicken, as the baton (that’s 1.25k per runner).

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As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only species coming out to enjoy the sun. Snakes, too, can be found basking in the sun’s rays. Although most snakes in the state are harmless, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds the public to steer clear of the venomous rattlesnake and know what to do if one strikes.

All of California, from the marshlands to the mountains, is snake country. You don’t even have to be in the great outdoors to discover a snake. They can be found in your garden and sometimes even your...

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For the first time in Amador County Little League East history, we have been awarded the honor of hosting the 2015 Little League Baseball District 15 All Star Tournament.

The tournament will be held at Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer June 27 thru July 12. This is a two week tournament that includes participation by all the leagues within District 15. All Star players, along with their dedicated famlies, will be traveling to join us in sponsoring the tournament. We are asking local, well respected establishments to join us is...

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Youth Flag Football for 4th-8th grades. First game is June 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Jackson Junior High. The cost is $30 per player and that includes six games and a T-Shirt. Call 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org. Sign-ups are also available online at goacra.org. Coaches and referees are needed. [Read more]
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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 kids health and fitness program to teach kids about exercise, nutrition and how to have fun enjoying a fit lifestyle. The program starts Tuesday, June 16 and goes through July 30. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The final day will be a Carnival Fun Day, with games of agility and skills where kids can win prizes. Registration forms and additional information are... [Read more]
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Want to help local kids and get some exercise at the same time? How about becoming a soccer ref? The Mother Lode Youth Soccer League is looking for a few good people to be referees. You should have an appreciation for the game, stamina to run up and down the field, strong character and confidence in your decision making. And be available on weekends August through October. MLYSL will train you if you’re not already certified and you’ll make $10 to $25 a game, with three to six games every Saturday. You can email refereecoordinator.mly... [Read more]
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Every Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Argonaut High School. Going on now. Cost is $2 per person (First time is free). For all co-ed adults and High School Students. Two nets set up — all skill levels welcome. Any questions: Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org. [Read more]
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The Sutter Creek, Ione and Plymouth pools are now open. For details visit goacra.com. [Read more]
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The 4th annual “Crazy Ei8ghts” Trail Run Series will kick off with number one, on Sunday, June 28, at Lake Camanche, at the South Shore staging area, and meeting up at the Turkey Hill Equestrian Campground, located at 11700 Wade Lane, in Wallace. This year’s Crazy Ei8hts Series’ dates are June 28, July 26, and August 30 – with an 8:30 a.m. start on each date.

All the Crazy Ei8hts’s trail runs were created so anyone of any ability can participate. That’s not to say there won’t be challenging terrain. The first two trail runs offer...

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The California State Senate passed the California Sportfishing Stimulus Act of 2015 June 4. Senate Bill SB 345, sponsored by the California Sportfishing League and authored by Senator Tom Berryhill and Assembly Member Frank Bigelow, aims to address California’s unprecedented decline in fishing participation and increase fishing license sales.

“We are pleased that the California State Senate recognizes the importance of protecting recreational fishing and the communities dependent on this great form of outdoor recreation to...

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has published the fourth and final 100-year special anniversary issue of the highly respected scientific journal “California Fish and Game.”

Print copies of the latest issue, focusing on special fisheries, and the three previous issues on native plants, marine life and terrestrial wildlife, are available for purchase through Aug. 31. Volumes 1, 2 and 4 are $6.47 each, plus tax and shipping. Volume 3 is $8.25, plus tax and shipping. All four issues are also available for download at no...

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The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted emergency regulations that grant the California Department of Fish and Wildlife authority to temporarily close fisheries experiencing degraded environmental conditions that may affect fish populations. CDFW’s temporary authority will commence upon approval of the regulations by the Office of Administrative Law and will remain in effect for 180 days.

As the effects of the current drought on California’s wildlife continue to mount, CDFW will be using a suite of criteria and...

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Left to right: Head coach Robert Bianchi and son Carson Bianchi, Manager Ryan Dorris and son Hunter Dorris and Assistant coach Justin Beller and son Eli Beller. Photo courtesy to the ALD

The Amador County Little League East Yankees team took the Little League District #15 Tournament Of Champion’s title on June 14. This Tournament started on June 6 ending on June 14. There were seven teams from all over the foothills competing for the title. The Yankees took the championship title competing against the Linden Giants with a final score of 4 to 6.

The two incredible teams battled back and forth for 6 innings with both incredible defenses keeping the opposing teams scores at bay.

On the road to the to the District...

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The Amador County Little League East Yankees team took the Little League District #15 Tournament Of Champion’s title on June 14. This Tournament started on June 6 ending on June 14. There were seven teams from all over the foothills competing for the title. The Yankees took the championship title competing against the Linden Giants with a final score of 4 to 6.

The two incredible teams battled back and forth for 6 innings with both incredible defenses keeping the opposing teams scores at bay.

On the road to the to the District...

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Raley’s, Bel-Air and Nob Hill stores are offering discounted tickets of up to 23 percent off regular price to the 26th annual American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, July 14-19, 2015.

Celebrity seekers, golf and entertainment fans can see more than 80 entertainment and sports celebrities over six days. The American Century Championship matches sports powerhouses such as Aaron Rodgers, Charles Barkley, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Steve Kerr, Roger Clemens and Bode Miller with diverse...

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