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The 43rd annual Buena Vista Chili Cookoff took place on President’s Day, Monday, February 17, carrying on a favorite tradition for Amador County. More than 40 competitors brought in crockpots of chili, while a dozen judges privately weighed in on the best of the best at Buena Vista Store &am…

Congratulations to the January Student of the Month Award recipients for Sutter Creek Elementary School. The students who receive these awards are recognized by their teachers for being respectful, responsible, kind, safe, doing their best, and being part of the solution.

The Amador County Unified School District is moving forward with a reorganization that will greatly change how special education is administered in Amador County.

On February 18, 2020, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Unit served a search warrant for illegal marijuana cultivation on an address located in the 10000 block of Crystal Dr., Wallace, CA.

On Saturday, February 15, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Haomiao Zhang, 20, of Davis, was driving his 2016 Lexus RX350 eastbound on SR-4, east of Pool Station Road, traveling at an unknown speed. Jeffery Heffington, 60, of Chowchilla, was driving his 2019 Toyota RAV4 westbound on SR-4, east of…

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On Wednesday, February 19, San Andreas CHP officer J. Cooper attempted to stop a sport bike type motorcycle for a speeding violation on Milton Road near South Gulch Road. The driver of the motorcycle, Joseph Dykes, 36, of Modesto, failed to yield and fled the traffic stop at a high rate of s…

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.

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…

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…

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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…

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