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Jerry Budrick
Yesterday

Winter rates go into effect on Monday: 18 Holes with cart will cost $22; $17 for 9 holes with cart; $10 for 18 holes walking; and $7 for 9 holes walking.

Operation Care Purple Soldier Neon 5K Fun Run Tomorrow

Operation Care’s 2nd annual Purple Soldier Neon Fun Fun takes place tomorrow, Saturday, October 25. Everyone is invited to join Operation Care in this event, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of domestic violence. It is sponsored by the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, and will begin and end in the parking lot...

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Tom Baldwin
Yesterday
Solidly protected by his offensive line, Amador JV Quarterback Anthony Burns prepares to hand the ball off to a running back. Photo by Julia Burns.

Coming off their bye week, the Amador JV Buffalos hosted the Bret Harte Bullfrogs last Friday evening. The Buffalos had had two weeks to think about their disappointing loss to Linden, and now looked to take it out on visiting Bret Harte, who themselves had dismantled Linden earlier in the season by a large margin.

The Buffalos have enjoyed much success this year in both their running and passing games, and it’s time to recognize five young men who have had a lot to do with that success: the Amador offensive line. They are LT...

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Walter Guerra
Yesterday
Amador High School running back Connor Otto fends off a Bret Harte tackler. Photo by Jon Myatt

Last Friday night, the Amador Buffalos (3-3) took on the Bret Harte Bullfrogs (1-5). This was a home game for the Buffalos, and the energy was high for the game we all were about to see.

Coming into the game, the Buffalos’ Mother Lode League record was 2-0, while Bret Harte’s was 0-3, and the Buffalos were looking to continue to be undefeated in league.

Starting the game, the Bullfrogs could do nothing with the ball and they were forced to punt.

On Amador’s first possession, the Buffalos drove quickly into Bret Harte...

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Mark Kautz
Yesterday

I had planned on going fishing Wednesday morning, the 15th. We had a storm moving through, but the local weather guessers said the rain wasn’t going to be south of Highway 80, which is a bunch of miles North of us. If that was the case, then I could get a little fishing in.

I headed out of the house around 7:15 a.m. and, after a gas stop in Pioneer and coffee at Cook’s Station, I headed up the hill. Before I got to Bear River Reservoir, I hit the clouds. Some would call it fog, but it was low clouds hanging on the hill at about...

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Brent Parsons
Yesterday
I’ve been out of touch and unconnected, but reconnecting. Leslie, Bella and I are camping in the desert — again. We were here, not actually here here, but a few hundred miles away in what might look like here, four months ago. The time in between was in the shade, at less than the triple figures that are too hot for even desert lovers. We have been able to shoehorn in a couple of two-week vacations annually the last few years. Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, you might ask? No, the desert canyon country, except for a road trip to Kansas to... [Read more]
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Jerry Budrick
Yesterday
The 2014 Big Game, between Amador and Argonaut, will be hosted by Amador High School on October 31. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Varsity game at 7:30 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults; $6 for students; and $4 for senior citizens and children 11 years of age and under. There will be a charge of $5 to park in the upper parking lot; all other parking is free of charge. [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
3 days ago
The San Francisco Giants have been here before. Twice recently, actually. Having won the World Series in 2010 and ’12, this team oozes postseason experience. No stage is too big for these guys, no spotlight too bright. In contrast, the American League champion Kansas City Royals have two players with World Series experience. James Shields made one start in the 2008 Series for Tampa Bay and tossed 5.2 scoreless innings. Second baseman Omar Infante had one plate appearance off the bench for Detroit in 2006, and was the Tigers’... [Read more]
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Adam Dalton
1 week ago

I would personally like to thank the land owners who donated the cedar trees to the restoration project at Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock State Park; a big thanks to the California Department of Forestry for their donation, as well. We couldn’t have come this far without your outstanding generosity and support.

My family has been hard at work this past year restoring Chaw’se. More than 100 cedar poles were needed to repair just the roof portion of the Roundhouse. All poles must first be stripped of their bark by hand, using wood...

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Mark Kautz
1 week ago
Fly fisherman Mark Kautz tried his luck in this and other pools along the Silver Fork of the American River, with no luck. “There should have been fish,” said Kautz. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Mark Kautz
On Tuesday, October 21, the Amador Flyfishers will welcome Bill Forward, a California native who has fished the Sierra for 55 years (35 years exclusively fly). He is an award-winning biology instructor. Bill merges his years of classroom and university teaching experience with his expertise for fly fishing, bringing together a unique combination of knowledge of the Sierra waters and natural sciences, and an enthusiasm for guiding and instruction. Bill will be instructing the Amador Flyfishers on leader construction. Bill is also the... [Read more]
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Gregorio Muralla
1 week ago

To open the second round of Mother Lode League soccer, Amador hosted both Bret Harte and Sonora. Although the scores were similar, the games couldn’t have been more different, which is a unique aspect of sports.

Amador was tied with Bret Harte at the half, 0-0, and then key mistakes opened the door for four goals, which ended up to be the final tally. Every team has some rough outings and this was one for the Buffalos. Try as they might, the play just didn’t flow and strong individual play for Bret Harte sparked a strong win. ...

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Tom Baldwin
1 week ago
Taylor Roberts is setting, while Patricia Briones and Dani Schoen prepare to attack. Photo courtesy of Julia Burns

Amador hosted Bret Harte on Thursday, October 9, and by the looks of the first game, the Bullfrogs didn’t stand much of a chance. Amador played incredibly well across the board. Led by Taylor Roberts, the right side defense was strong and all the Amador setters and right side hitters were covering well, picking up balls and putting them into play. The offense was dominant, too, with multiple service aces by Sidney Walters and plenty of kills from Taylor Rasmusson and Dani Schoen. Amador took the first game easily, 25-10.

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Mike Meserole
1 week ago
Argonaut running back Joey Guidi, 33, fights for some yardage against Calaveras. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Jack Mitchell

The Argonaut Mustangs hosted the Calaveras Redskins last Friday night in a very tough Mother Lode League game. Argonaut came into the match fresh off a bye week, and the Mustangs looked strong early as they held Calaveras scoreless in the first quarter. However, the offense struggled a bit, so the Mustangs were also held scoreless.

The Redskins struck first on a one-yard rushing touchdown by Connor Hamilton. Calaveras led 6-0 after a missed extra point.

On their next possession, the Mustangs marched right down the field and...

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Jerry Budrick
1 week ago
Erynn Thompson lays in a bucket. Photo by Kandi Thompson
The 6th-grade Jackson Jaguars came out strong at home on Tuesday to beat previously undefeated Jenny Lind, by a score of 24-14. The Jaguars had a 12-1 lead at halftime, and they were able to hold onto their lead until the end of the game. Contributing to the win were Kate Johnson and Allie Olivarria, with 6 points each; Lauryn Bierman, who put up 4 points; and Kasey White, Emilie Thompson, Erynn Thompson and Janae Churchill, who contributed 2 points each. After the victory, Jaguar Coach Kandi Thompson said, “I’m proud of our girls.... [Read more]
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Tammie Crabtree
1 week ago
Operation Care’s Shelter Specialist Barbara Gunter hands out purple ribbons, bracelets and informational brochures at a recent event. Throughout the month of October, Operation Care will be honoring victims and survivors of Domestic Violence while promoting awareness. Photo courtesy of Operation Care
In recent weeks, the subject of domestic violence has come to the forefront in the media because of the NFL players involved. Though Amador County does not have an NFL team, we do have domestic violence. Operation Care has provided services to 213 domestic violence victims (men and women) just this year. Instead of asking why she stays, let’s ask, “How do we stop this?” As a community, we must join together and be “game changers.” We must state collectively that domestic violence is not acceptable in our community. You cannot do this... [Read more]
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Jerry Budrick
1 week ago
The Mace Meadow Women’s Golf Club is sponsoring its 17th annual “Rally for the Cure” golf outing on Saturday, October 18. The outing will feature a 9 a.m. shotgun start, in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This event is open to both men and women, and will be held at Mace Meadow Golf & Country Club, in Pioneer. Cost is $65 per player, and it includes entry fee, lunch, cart and green fee (shareholders paying annually can deduct $30). This is an 18-hole fundraising golf event (play your own game), intended to be... [Read more]
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Jerry Budrick
1 week ago

The Mace Meadow Golf and Country Club Board of Directors and its Finance Committee have met and determined that fiscal issues require us to continue with the VCP program for 2014-15.

For those who participated in supporting the golf course this past year, a sincere thank you. Continued participation in the 2014-15 VCP continues to be of vital importance to keeping Mace Meadow Golf Course in operation. Anyone can get involved by signing up for the 2014-15 VCP.

We have accomplished many improvements this past year using the VCP...

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Via Press Release
1 week ago

The injury situation got worse this past Sunday, as the list of key fantasy football players who won’t play in Week 7 only got longer. Victor Cruz and Stevan Ridley are the latest to watch their seasons come to an early end, while A.J. Green and Jimmy Graham are among those expected to miss at least one more game. On top of that, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay are both on bye this week. So what’s a beleaguered fantasy owner to do?

Athlon Sports is here to help you sort through some of the potential free agent options. The players...

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Donna Kelley
1 week ago
Donna Kelley, CNC

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The statistics from the National Cancer Institute say that one out of every eight women has the devastating probability of being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer can also afflict men, but to a much lower degree, which is one in every 1,000 men. Can breast cancer be prevented? What are the risk factors and protective factors for developing breast cancer?

Dr. J. Robert Hatherill (1998), in his book, “Eat to Beat Cancer,” states that most women are unaware...

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Donna Kelley
2 weeks ago

I have always “loved” pasta, as far back as I can remember — creamy mac and cheese as a child, spaghetti and lasagna as an adult. For some of us, our attachment to this comfort food can be very addicting. I’ve noticed that once I start eating it, it is hard to stop — yikes! What’s not to love about pasta?

I want you to know that you can still indulge in your pasta (in a different form) and not feel guilty and not put on those dreaded pounds. What I am talking about is spaghetti squash. My new love is a wonderful-tasting,...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago

Cleveland Comeback

Browns score 26 unanswered points to win on the road at Titans

Johnny Football couldn’t help but laugh on the sideline when the Browns fell behind 28–3 on the road at Tennessee following a 75-yard touchdown strike from Charlie Whitehurst to Justin Hunter late in the second quarter.

“Down 28–3,” said first-year Cleveland coach Mike Pettine, “I think you could term how we were playing ‘laughable.’ But I don’t know the context of (Manziel’s reaction).”

Even in a baseball cap on the sideline, the cameras are...

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