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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.

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…

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 for on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the VA Stockton Clinic. The VA Pa…

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…

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Two rounds of windy weather are forecast to impact NorCal — today and again on Saturday. Windy conditions are forecast to taper off for the Valley by sundown but continue overnight for the foothills and mountains into Thursday morning. 

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The Amador County Tax Collector will hold a public auction sale of tax-defaulted property beginning Monday, March 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. (PST) and ending Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. (PST).  The sale will be conducted online at www.bid4assets.com as a public auction to the highest bidder …

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UPDATE 2/22: The two victims have been positively identified as 46 year old Trinity Scott Johnson of Ione and 59 year old Deborah Joan Meredith of Ione. Manner of death is homicide for both victims. The cause of death will not be released as this is still a very active investigation. The She…

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The City of Jackson is proposing to extend Sutter Street from its current terminus at Argonaut Drive to the upper part of Hoffman Street. The purpose of the extension is to improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular safety and existing and future traffic circulation. The extension of Sutter S…

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EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mother Lode Field Office will oversee a controlled prescribed burn of roughly 200 piles to begin as soon as next week on approximately 20 acres in the Cameron Park Unit of the Pine Hill Preserve in El Dorado County. Burn operation…

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This Sunday will be one year since Phillip Haney, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower, who was an outspoken critic of the administration of former President Barack Obama, was found dead on Friday, February 21, 2020, in Amador County.

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Meghan Joy O’Keefe, who has worked as the Executive Director of Amador County Arts Council (AKA “AmadorArts”) since 2018, is resigning and moving onto the AmadorArts Board of Directors.