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When I look out my car window on my way to school, I see the beautiful landscaping; the rolling hills of Amador County that I call home. When I cross the bridge to our sister county, Calaveras, I am amazed by the beauty and power of the Mokelumne River, which played a vital role in my childh…

As the stay-at-home orders mature and guidance from state and local public health officials bring clarity to their meaning, we’re now seeing a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a slow re-opening process. News of re-opening changes daily so by the time you read this the process ha…

A couple of weeks ago, Kari Holmes of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board responded to questions asked by the Ledger Dispatch as to why CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) has been allowed to discharge sewage and industrial wastes from their sto…

During the public health crisis of COVID-19, it’s understandable to feel concerned. We look around and see the number of cases, the canceled events, the closed schools and businesses, and we can’t help but worry for the health of ourselves and our families.