I wanted to express my appreciation to the Rancheria, Dr. Pillsbury and Amador Animal Services for sponsoring the dog flu vaccine clinic on August 7. This was a massive endeavor to take on and organize and to pay for the majority of the flu vaccine costs. Dr. Pillsbury is tireless in her dev…

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I wanted to express my appreciation to the Rancheria, Dr. Pillsbury and Amador Animal Services for sponsoring the dog flu vaccine clinic on August 7. This was a massive endeavor to take on and organize and to pay for the majority of the flu vaccine costs. Dr. Pillsbury is tireless in her dev…

My message is not intended to alienate readers but to voice an opinion of one American concerning death or injury by firearms. So many atrocities are committed using inanimate objects. You name it and someone has used it to injure or take another’s life. There is no need to itemize, but the …

Kit Carson Care and Rehab Center’s very special Activities Director and staff member for 21 years is retiring. Her smiles, hugs, enthusiasm and caring will be missed by residents and their families, staff, volunteers and supporters. Residents living according to their health needs have been …

I have often told friends and family that the Amador County Fair was one of the best things about this county. However, this year something was clearly amiss. Do you think next year, that someone (like maybe even a Fair Board Member or whoever) could find, display, highlight and cheer for a …

My wife and I have been residents of Amador County for over 40 years and are quite attached to the area. However, we have a home which has served us well for our lifestyle and raising our children, but one which we recognize is too large for our retirement needs and slowly getting beyond our…

Just wanted to add our thanks and support for the decision to make the Jackson Rancheria Resort Hotel 100% smoke-free and to expand the smoke-free area of the gaming floor. Californians have spoken loudly making it clear that they want a state that is smoke-free indoors. Less than 12% of Cal…

The long awaited testimony of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is behind us and while it didn’t provide the telegenic moments our reality show culture expects, the hearings did yield extensive information from the Mueller Report. But even if you missed the hearings, the bulk of the Report has …

  Recreating in PG&E canals and flumes is strictly prohibited. Stay out of these water conveyances, regardless of who owns them, as they are very dangerous due to slippery sides and fast-moving cold water. For a number of reasons, not all areas are open for recreation.  Keep out of canal…

At the end of Amador City’s Dancing in the Street concerts I am usually cheerful after listening to good music, enjoying a locally brewed beer, and mingling with the crowd. Last Saturday was the last party of the season and I left feeling kind of down. I will miss these special Saturday nights.

After struggling through, and finally finishing, a reading of the “Mueller Report,” I have a thought or two. It was shameful such a report was needed, but needed it was. It took a while to figure out how to read the report; once that was done it read fairly easily. The legalese was confusing…

I would like to take a moment to thank the Jackson Rancheria Casino and the Miwok Tribe for strengthening their smoke-free policies. It does make a difference to have a resort hotel 100 percent smoke-free and a newly expanded smoke-free gaming area on the casino floor. The new smoke-free are…

I think Tom McClintock is doing a great job! I understand the letters from those who don’t like him because he’s not a socialist, but Urs Schuler’s letter is utterly ridiculous. There is not one factual statement in the letter. Instead it’s nothing but a rant using all the hate filled quotes…

Why does the so called crisis on our southern border bring the worst, most inhumane, cruel and mean characteristics of human kind to the forefront? Could our President’s incessant rhetoric of hate, xenophobia and racism have something to do with that? Could he have inspired the insidious beh…

It came out of nowhere. An influenza epidemic was waging in the Bay Area, especially in Oakland and Danville, and somehow it jumped into Amador County. A dog walking along a sidewalk, or the aisles of a large box store, or just about anywhere, spread this highly contagious disease and it end…

The 2020 election is casting its shadow early this year. No one can hide from the race for the presidential nomination; it’s everywhere. But there is more at stake in California’s 4th Congressional District than just the presidency. We still have carpetbagger Tom McClintock (not) representin…

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