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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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 &…

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 …

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On Friday, September 10, 2021, at approximately 12:09 a.m., an Amador County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) deputy on patrol in the area of Ridge Road and Sutter Hill Road in Sutter Creek, heard a vehicle excessively revving its engine at the intersection of Ridge Road and Highway 49. The deputy th…

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This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America. In recognition, the Ledger Dispatch invited some members of the Amador County community to share their recollections of that tragic day.

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With the deadline to cast a vote in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election fast approaching, the Amador County Elections Department reported earlier this week that more than 40 percent of ballots had been returned as of noon on Tuesday, September 7.

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On Wednesday, September 8, at approximately 7:04 p.m., Amador County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received multiple calls of gunshots heard in the 21000 block of Homestead Road in Pine Grove. One report stated they heard a female yelling, “You shot him!” after the gunshots were fired.

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Just weeks after approving a rate hike for retail customers, the Amador Water Agency Board of Directors voted during its meeting on Thursday, August 26 to approve an increase to wholesale water rates as well over the next five years.

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The latest meeting of the Amador County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, August 31 can perhaps best be summed up like this: doom and gloom. Between the fast-moving Caldor Fire and the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases, positive reports were in short supply.

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) received a complaint from City of Ione Planning Commissioner Greg Morris against City of Ione Vice Mayor Dominic Atlan on Tuesday, August 24. The alleged violations include a non-filing or non-disclosure of Statements of Economic Interest (SEI) …

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In the middle of the Caldor Fire and the COVID-19 pandemic, heartless thieves took advantage of a nonprofit organization that provides for Amador County. Wood Angels discovered on Tuesday morning, August 31, they had been burglarized. Someone had pried opened the doors of the Wood Angels’ st…