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I was home barely a week from being discharged from the Navy. I had put in two years of active duty as a reservist both in Vietnam and the Mediterranean. I was relaxing and listening to some music when I heard a blurb on the radio about the Stones coming to town and giving a free concert. Ye…

I received some good reactions from Ledger Dispatch readers on my opinion piece in the October 18, 2019 edition of the paper calling for public power as a solution to our many PG&E-related problems. Along with some praise for the idea (thanks) – and the one guy who claimed the fires and …

Editor’s Note: Though all precious stones are beautiful, some gems are unique. The diamond that follows is Sutter Creek resident Jon Campbell’s Citizen of the Year Award acceptance speech presented on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the American Legion Hall in Martell. That night, the Amador C…

Student and staff safety at school is our No. 1 priority. Without this, learning cannot happen. In order for academic learning and social-emotional learning to happen, everyone must feel safe and welcomed within the school community. This involves many aspects all wrapped up in both physical…

Apparently, some actually believe the story Kandi Thompson told in her letter to the editor. The following comments are based on my comments made during public comments at the May 22, 2019, board meeting.

To: Peter Maurer (Calaveras County Planning Director), Megan Stedtfeld (Calaveras County Counsel) and Albert Alt (Calaveras County Chief Administrative Officer):

As a newcomer to Jackson, “Vestiges of Amador” by Deborah Cook held my interest in the magnificent City of Jackson and its people. Numerous telephone calls did not antagonize the dedicated staff. Always cheerful, friendly, happy to help above and beyond.

Homelessness is an issue throughout California and the rural parts of the state, like Amador County, are not immune from its ever-increasing numbers and impacts. All over California homelessness has ballooned over the past decade and has begun to expand into the rural counties of the state. …

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