Local

  • Updated

Amador County Public Health confirms the first 2021 case of West Nile virus (WNV) in an Amador County horse. Outbreaks of WNV occur each summer in the United States and are most commonly transmitted to humans and animals through a mosquito bite from a mosquito harboring the virus. Public Hea…

To all the firefighters and others who are involved in the catastrophic fires Northern California is facing, I can only offer … our gratitude! How is it possible to commend so many firefighters, when so many of you risk your lives doing everything you can do to protect the rest of us? I unde…

  • Updated

Kate Tibbitts can’t make this plea to you. She can’t cast a vote or call a legislator or sign a petition for change. She can’t install a security system or add another deadbolt to her Sacramento home. Kate Tibbitts is dead. She was raped, murdered, her pets killed and home set on fire by a t…

The City of Jackson is ramping up efforts to clean up the Oro De Amador property. At its latest meeting on Monday, September 13, the Jackson City Council approved $20,000 to go toward cleaning up the property, which includes several hundred acres on the northern edge of Jackson. The property…

  • Updated

While the Caldor Fire remained within its footprint for several days as acreage burned remained unchanged, as of this morning, the burn perimeter shows a slight decrease by 410 acres with a total of 218,857 acres burned. Fire management continues to prioritize containment. Overall containmen…

  • Updated

There haven’t been any intelligent or valid arguments against requiring vaccination for nearly all public and private locations, gatherings and events. The same people who were fake climatologists are now pretending to be Constitutional scholars and medical experts. Stop spreading your opini…

  • Updated

On July 9, 2020, the Buena Vista Rancheria filed federal litigation challenging the various mitigation payments to the County and other agencies that the Tribe was required to make pursuant to a 2008 Intergovernmental Services Agreement (“ISA”). The payments and other obligations in the ISA …

  • Updated

REVISED TRAFFIC ADVISORYONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL ON STATE ROUTE 4 STATE ROUTE 4 WILL NOT BE FULLY CLOSED THIS WEEKALPINE COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct operations this week on State Route 4 and delays are expected.Work will be conducted as follows…

  • Updated

As California Citizens Redistricting Commission transitions into the line drawing phase, Commissioners will utilize September to analyze COI input and our outreach team will launch educational presentations on how to provide COI input online.

  • Updated

As of Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Amador County Public Health (ACPH) reports there are currently 141 active COVID cases in Amador County. There have been 49 COVID confirmed deaths to date. A total of 12 individuals are currently hospitalized (6 Amador County residents hospitalized locally &…

Never say “good luck” to an actor. Instead say, ‘break a leg!” This is one of many sayings, superstitions and habits that have brought actors together over the thousands of years since some of our ancestors stood around the campfires and reenacted events, both dramatic and comedic, for their…

Since the 2020 presidential election, state Republicans have passed 18 voter suppression laws in 30 across the country. And there will be more coming out of GOP-held state legislatures before the end of the year unless Congress acts swiftly to protect our voting rights.

In 2009 a “Request for Qualifications” (RFQ) to operate and maintain the City of Ione’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Tertiary Treatment Plant plus the wastewater collection system was conducted by Ione City Manager, Kim Kerr on behalf of the City of Ione. Eight responses were received and …