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Matthew Hedger
Yesterday
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014 with 91 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Uranus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.

In 1903, the first World Series opened in Boston. It was a best-of-nine competition, won by the Boston Pilgrims of the American League over the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League.

In 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model-T automobile.

In 1992, Dallas billionaire Ross Perot announced his candidacy for the presidency. He called his...

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John Tuttle
6 days ago
The following is a partial listing of preliminary and pre-preliminary hearings and trial readiness conferences scheduled to take place in Amador Superior Court on Monday, September 29, 2014. Case numbers provided may be used to review files available online at amadorcourt.org. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

14-CR-22130 Robert Stone Shillinglaw

14-CR-22471 Dale Lawrence Shaefer

14-CR-22560-01 Jeremiah Nathaniel James

13-CR-20527 Don Juan Cornelius

14-CR-22388 Michael Anthony Crivello...

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John Tuttle
6 days ago
The following is a partial listing of misdemeanor arraignments scheduled to take place in Amador Superior Court on Monday, September 29, 2014. Case numbers provided may be researched for more detail at amadorcourt.org. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. For a full list of all court-related events, visit amadorcourt.org.

00-CR-00156 Wayne Robert Leston

05-CR-07952 and 05-CR-08339 Alfonso Rodriguez

05-CR-029312 Christopher Garry Ross

11-CR-19075 Peter Michael Scott

12-CR-19949, Carlos...

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John Tuttle
6 days ago
The following is a list of marriage license applications filed with the Amador County Clerk/Recorder’s Office for the dates indicated.

August 15

Groom: Michael Oreste Rocchi

Bride: Beth Elaine Todd

Groom: Robert Hatley McCrary, Jr.

Bride: Laura Lanier Halsey

Groom: Devon Michael Johnson

Bride: Adele Ann Laferrera

Groom: Christopher James Wilderotter

Bride: Rosa Maria Stevens

August 18

Christopher David Canady

Megan Anne Horrell

Groom: Adam Joseph Guadagnolo

Bride: Mayra Flores Ramos

August 19

Groom: Thomas...

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John Tuttle
6 days ago
The following is a partial list of case management conferences scheduled to take place in Amador Superior Court on Monday, September 29, 2014. For a full list of all court-related happenings, visit amadorcourt.org.

Joe Cavana vs. KZ RV LP, a business entity of unknown form, product liability.

Cach, LLC vs. Robert Hypse, collections.

Andrew Garcia vs. William Knipp, civil rights.

Grant and Weber, a corporation vs. Robert L. Cotner, collections.

Brusatori Enterprises, Inc. vs. Francis M. Bickeldalman, breach of contract/warranty....

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John Tuttle
6 days ago
The following is compiled 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.

September 22

8:01 a.m. Animal Call on Highway 88 at Aqueduct Road in Pine Grove. Injured deer needs to be dispatched.

10:48 a.m. Annoying Phone Calls at the Amador County Animal Shelter on Airport Road in Martell. Caller wants a deputy to listen to the threats made by a caller who wants his...

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John Tuttle
6 days ago
Nathan David Leidloff, 36, Buckhorn; 9:26 a.m. at the Amador County Probation Department; Violation of probation.

September 18

Jackson

Richard Wayne McGowen, 55, Jackson; 6:09 p.m. on Water Street east of Main Street; DUI.

Sutter Creek

Eleanor Katherine Stevenson, 59, Ione; 9:24 p.m. on Highway 49 and Valley View; Driving under the influence of drugs; Under the influence of a controlled substance.

September 19

Jackson

Matthew Keith Wade, 25, Jackson; 10:15 a.m. at the Amador County Probation Department; Violation of probation....

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Matthew Hedger
5 days ago
Bobby Jones
Today is Saturday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2014 with 95 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.

In 1540, the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits, was chartered by the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1825, in England, George Stephenson operated the first locomotive to pull a passenger train.

In 1930, golfer Bobby Jones won the U.S. Amateur Championship, capturing the era's Grand Slam. Earlier in the year, he won the British Amateur,...

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Via Press Release
6 days ago
Wayne Allen Huntsman
A man has been arrested on felony arson charges in connection with the massive King Fire burning still burning in neighboring El Dorado County and is being held in the El Dorado County Jail on $10 million dollar bail, as first reported online her last week. As the Amador Ledger Dispatch was going to press on Thursday, Sept. 18., CAL FIRE held a news conference and announced Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, had been arrested Sept. 17. Officials have not yet said what led them to Huntsman, or what his motivations may have been. A link where... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago
Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014 with 100 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.

In 1776, the British hanged American Revolutionary War hero and patriot Nathan Hale. His famous last words were, I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

In 1888, National Geographic began publishing.

In 1927, Jack Dempsey muffed a chance to regain the heavyweight championship when he knocked down Gene Tunney but...

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John Tuttle
2 weeks ago
The following is a partial list of traffic court trials scheduled to take place in Amador Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. For a full listing of all court activities visit amadorcourt.org. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Carl Gene Casperson, pedestrian must yield right-of-way outside of crosswalks.

Heli Villasenor, improper turns over double lines/solid lines.

Julia Lynn Brooks, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour.

Philip Matthew Wegge, driving while using...

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John Tuttle
2 weeks ago
The following is a partial list of traffic arraignments scheduled to be heard in Amador Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. For a full list, visit amadorcourt.org. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Rolland Clifford Fillmore, improper turns over double lines/solid lines.

Abigail Jeanette Long, failure to provide a peace officer evidence of financial responsibility.

Cesar Alberto Santiago, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour.

Patrick Ernest Garcia, exceeding maximum...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Here are two shots of the King Fire in our neighboring El Dorado County. Post your own shots below and share what you are seeing from your vantage point. [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014 with 105 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.

In 1787, the U.S. Constitution, completed in Philadelphia, was signed by a majority of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

In 1862, Union forces led by Gen. George McClellan attacked Confederate troops led by Gen. Robert E. Lee near Antietam Creek in Maryland. McClellan blocked Lee's advance on Washington but fell short of...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Into an unknown sea
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 20143 with 106 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.

In 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, bound for America.

In 1810, Mexico began its war of independence against Spain.

In 1974, U.S. President Gerald Ford offered conditional amnesty to Vietnam draft evaders. He said they could return to the United States if they performed up to two years of public service....

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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago
A crop report released by Amador County Agricultural Commissioner Patricia M. Lesky says more than $40,000,000 worth of agricultural commodities were produced countywide in 2013 — an increase of 16.79 percent over the previous year’s totals.

In a letter dated Aug. 26, and presented to the Board of Supervisors during their regular meeting this week, Lesky said this was the fourth consecutive year of growth.

“The primary increases were timber at 34.21 percent and wine grapes at 21.64 percent,” she reported.

Lesky said the figures...

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Via Press Release
3 weeks ago
Photographs, narratives and research confirm that the structure of Sierra Nevada forests and woodlands has changed dramatically since the mid-1800s. Fire suppression has allowed a massive increase in vegetation, resulting in fuel buildup and the heightened risk of severe wildfire, the loss of wildlife habitat, impaired scenic quality, a declining water yield and a reduction of livestock forage and timber for forest products.

On Wednesday, September 17, author George Gruell will discuss the conception of and lasting relevance...

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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago
Today is Saturday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2014 with 109 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.

In 1814, during a British attack on Fort McHenry, Md., Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.

In 1922, the temperature at El Azizia, Libya, reached 136 degrees Fahrenheit, generally accepted as the world's highest recorded atmospheric temperature.

In 1971, New York state forces stormed and regained control of...

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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago
Today is Thursday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2014 with 111 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.

In 1777, troops commanded by Gen. George Washington were defeated by the British under Gen. William Howe in the Battle of Brandywine.

In 1847, Stephen Foster's first hit, Oh! Susanna, had its debut at a concert in a Pittsburgh saloon and soon became a standard for minstrel troupes.

In 1921, Fatty Arbuckle, one of the foremost comedians...

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Matthew Hedger
4 weeks ago
The Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship, on display near Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.
Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2013 with 116 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.

In 1522, one of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships -- the Vittoria -- arrived at Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain, completing the first circumnavigation of the world.

In 1620, 149 Pilgrims set sail from England aboard the Mayflower, bound for the New World.

In 1901, U.S. President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist at the Pan American...

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