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On Thursday March 4, 2021, at approximately 7:05 pm, the Jackson Police Department was dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision in the area of Highway 49 and Marcucci Lane. Upon arrival, 61-year-old Perry Lee Nichols was located unresponsive and lying within the #2 northbound lane…

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In a special meeting on Tuesday morning, March 2, the Amador County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance banning the growing of hemp in the county and discussed how members of the public are allowed to address the board during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Like so many student-athletes, the high school cheer teams of Amador County have worked all school year preparing for an uncertain season. On Friday, February 19, they were elated to hear restrictions had been loosened and football had received the green light to play this spring, assuming t…

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Amador County, CA (March 5, 2021) — Amador County’s Deputy Sheriffs and District Attorney Investigators have been working without a contract for over 160 days. Officials with the Amador County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (ACDSA) say this is yet another threat to public safety that demonstra…

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On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 6:36 a.m., CHP dispatch received a call from a passing motorist of a traffic collision on Highway 124 west of Highway 16. Upon CHP arrival, a 2001 Toyota Corolla was found off the north side of the roadway, and had rolled several times. 55-year-old, Sacrament…

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Amador County— March 1st, 2021 — Today the Amador County Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of a new Interim CEO, Joey Guidi. This was necessitated due to our current CEO, Jamie Armstrong accepting an important role supporting Calaveras County’s Chief Administrative Officer.

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We understand it’s been an incredibly long and difficult year for everyone. The pandemic has changed all our lives in immeasurable ways, and we share your hope that COVID-19 vaccines can help bring us back to some sense of normalcy.

In the article (on Friday, February 19, 2021) about the double homicide, the person involved was described four times as the “Ione man.” This is an unfair and unrealistic description of him. He lives in the county, not the city, and only lives in an area with an Ione postal zip code. That is…

For generations, we’ve been told that money is power. It’s an axiom that continues to drive our politics. Despite being able to vote for our elected officials, once they reach public office, they’re all too often swayed by lobbyists and big money interests. Instead of representing the people…

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has reported a spill from Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) into Mule Creek occurring on Thursday, February 11 and ending on Tuesday, February 16. According to the Governor’s Office Emergency Services Hazardous Materials Spill R…

We were reminded once again of the advantages of living in Amador County by the ease with which we received our first COVID-19 Vaccine. On February 10, we arrived at St. Katharine Drexel Parish about 20 minutes before our 11 a.m. appointment (made just one week before) and drove to the end o…

In your February 19, 2021 issue, Mark Bennett wrote an impressive Letter to the Editor on “County Revenue.” Mr. Bennet feels that it is the environmentalist and conservationists who are to blame for Amador’s chronic shortage of funds. He cites the long delay of the Newman Ridge project, the …

The latest meeting of the Amador County School Board of Trustees on Wednesday, February 24 featured some early fireworks, when former school board President Susan Ross launched a blistering critique against County Office of Education Superintendent Robert "Steve" Russell.

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VA Palo Alto will be vaccinating veterans aged 55+ who are enrolled in VA Palo Alto Health Care System today — Friday, February 26, 2021. They are also planning another event on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 3, 2021, at the VA Stockton Clinic. The VA Palo …

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Less than a week after Amador County Sheriff Martin Ryan announced his plan to retire effective April, 3, 2021, a number of Amador County residents urged the Board of Supervisors to not appoint a replacement for Ryan, but rather allow the office to be filled by an election.

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Today, Thursday, February 25, 2021, the ACUSD Board of Trustees sent the following letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom and to the California Department of Public Health to take a strong stance on behalf of the student-athletes in Amador County, California and all across the state, spe…

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Social emotional wellness, academic achievement, and the health and safety of all students remain our top priorities. We know our student-athletes benefit greatly from participating in their chosen sports. We also know that athletic participation greatly supports our students’ social-emotion…