One-hundred and sixty-nine years ago, Henry Rice Mann wrote a love letter to his sweetheart and wife Olive Lucinda on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1851.

The Amador County Board of Supervisors continued their discussion of a proposed building purchase to serve as a youth activity center for the Amador County Recreation Area at its latest meeting on Tuesday, February 11.

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On the morning of Wednesday, February 12, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault with a deadly weapon scenario near the intersection of Highway 49 and Industry Boulevard in Martell. The suspect they are seeking was last seen on foot in the area of the Amador Ridge Shoppin…

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) opened the stormwater slide gates at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) dumping a total of 1,847,644 gallons of industrial waste containing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Semivolatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs) into Mule Cr…

The Jackson City Council signaled support for a new building for the Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) and approved the purchase of new holiday decorations for Jackson’s Main Street at its latest meeting on Monday night, February 10.

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort raised $38,674 for local charity organizations during the 19th annual Giving Season promotion. From November 29 through December 28, Dreamcatcher’s Club Members were able to donate their earned points. For every $1 in points donated, guests received entries in…

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The three kinds of natural disruption most likely to affect the Sierra foothills, and similar communities in California, are wildfire, major earthquake, and extreme winter storms. The first two are familiar and receive considerable attention and planning, while the third category, ‘megastorm…

Campaign finance disclosures are now available for local campaigns in Amador County, and a newly formed Political Action Committee (PAC) is poised to make waves in the District 2 Supervisor race between incumbent Richard Forster and challenger Dana Calhoun.


“Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. Connor was excited to start baseball this coming Monday but just two days ago, Connor was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.”

Amador County residents are eligible for free help preparing taxes and claiming credits this year, saving an average of $200 in preparer fees and earning up to $6,500 in credits. Participating households must have earned $60,000 or less in 2019. United Way California Capital Region’s Free Ta…

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The ultimate guide to our community is on its way. A to Z will be a full color magazine featuring everything you need to know about Amador and Calaveras counties, from resources and services, to organizations, clubs, history, recreation and much more.



On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at about 8 p.m. the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious male knocking on doors near Market Street, San Andreas. Upon arrival, deputies were advised the suspect had climbed on top of a residential roof in the 200 block of Market S…