Amador County, CA

Amador County,

Haycock Promoted to Winemaker

Mollie Haycock Promoted to Winemaker for Scott Harvey Wines. After Seventeen Years, Amador Pioneer Scott Harvey Gives Up the Reins. Women are transforming the wine industry and Scott Harvey Wines is on the cutting edge of that trend, promoting Mollie Haycock to Winemaker as she takes over the day to day operations from the winery’s namesake. As the company grows, Scott Harvey moves to Executive Winemaker and hands over the reins to Mollie, his protege for the past six years.
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Amador County,

Amador County Commission on Aging

The purpose of the Commission shall be to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors in matters relating to the welfare of Amador County citizens 55 years of age or older; to help the community provide an environment conducive to the well-being of these mature citizens; to be concerned with and advocate for prevention of their developing issues/problems; and to take constructive action toward the resolution of such existing issues/problems.
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Murphys, CAPine Tree

May Your Summer be Special with June Savings from Black Sheep Winery!

Murphys, CA… Black Sheep Winery arrived in Murphys with the 1984 harvest. From that first harvest we produced our 1984 Amador Zinfandel. The wine was styled in a big, bold way like nobody else could do. That’s what makes us Black Sheep; we’re different from the rest of the flock. We feature small batches of limited release wines handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras and Amador Counties. We produce about 2,500 cases of wine per year, specializing in Zinfandels and Rhone varietals.
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Jackson, CASacramento Magazine

Small Towns: Jackson

The largest city in Amador County, Jackson has all the conveniences of home—supermarkets, chain coffee, good cell coverage—as well as a downtown Main Street that’s very walkable. You’ll find an old jail site, an Odd Fellows Hall, churches (including St. Sava Serbian Orthodox, dating back to 1894, and touchstone for the Serbian-American community in town), and shops and restaurants behind original storefronts.
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Fatal Car Crash Reported on Highway 88 Near Ione in Amador County

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported a fatal car crash on Highway 88 near the Ione area in Amador County on the night of Monday, June 14, 2021. The traffic collision occurred in the California foothills and involved two vehicles. Details on the Fatal Car Crash Reported on State Route...

Drytown’s Tin Roof Café

As soon as Rachael and Cris Lara were welcomed into Amador County, they fell in love with the community-focused country life; when they found the perfect historic building in Drytown, the couple’s longtime dream of opening a romantic date night café for adults was finally within their grasp. Inspired by...
Amador County,

ACUSD staff get ‘well-deserved’ salary increases

Backed by an improving budget outlook for the Amador County Unified School District, the Amador County School Board last week approved pay raises for all district employees. Meeting on Wednesday, June 9, the School Board voted on a series of resolutions increasing salaries across all positions. ACUSD teachers will receive a 4.25 percent increase of their current salary, plus an additional 2 percent increase of that new salary figure. The newly-approved teacher pay scale now ranges from $46,000 per year up to a maximum of $96,000 per year, depending on certifications, education, subject and experience. All told, ACUSD plans to spend just more than a million dollars next fiscal year on the salary increase for teachers and $600,000 on increased pay for non-teacher employees.
Sutter Creek,

Man imprisoned for 1992 attack on Sutter Creek woman denied parole

The Board of Parole Hearings denied parole for Jeffrey Tate at a hearing held on Thursday, June 10. Tate, 51, was convicted for the 1992 attempted murder of Sutter Creek resident Jennifer Minton and sentenced to Life in state prison with the possibility of parole. His parole was denied in 2014 and again in 2018. The Board’s latest decision denies parole consideration for Tate until 2026.

Guest Commentary: City of Jackson officials, residents need to stand together to protest AWA’s proposed water rate hikes

Last week, the Ledger Dispatch reported that the Amador Water Agency (AWA) is proposing increasing water rates by an outrageous amount on all its customers. Under this proposal, AWA is increasing Jackson’s water rate by 52.5 percent the first year and by the end of the fifth year, Jackson will see a 127 percent increase. This means that Jackson customers will see about $20 more a month the first year and $47 more a month by the fifth year. My City Council and my staff are deeply troubled by AWA’s proposal. We are AWA’s largest wholesale customer.
Amador County,

Mask mandate ends for 14,000-plus vaccinated Amadorians

California has officially “reopened,” signaling the end of, among other things, color-coded tiers for counties and mask mandates for fully vaccinated people, which includes more than 14,000 Amador County residents. On Tuesday, June 15, California entered the Beyond the Blueprint framework, lifting most of its pandemic restrictions, meaning no more...
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Caltrans: One Way Traffic Control SR49 & SR88

AMADOR COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct drainage work, highway construction and bridge work next week at various locations on State Routes 49 and 88. State Route 49. Drainage work will continue from Bush Street to Main Street/Shenandoah Road in Plymouth beginning Sunday, June 20 through...
Amador County,

Amador ace caps career in dominant fashion

Jacob Watson was the epitome of an ace for the Amador High School baseball team this spring. In nine starts this season for the Buffaloes, Watson posted a 6-1 record with three complete games and two shutouts. He gave up just 29 hits in 52 1/3 innings pitched, posting a 1.74 earned run average (ERA) while striking out 97 batters, the most strikeouts among all pitchers in the Sac-Joaquin Section this season.
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Fine Levied For Highway 49 Sewage Spill In Amador County

Jackson, CA — Damage to storm drain lines along Highway 49 in Jackson led to the release of 57,000 gallons of sewage into Jackson Creek. The incident happened back in February of 2018. The California Department of Water Resources announces that it has reached a settlement agreement with the three parties involved, the City of Jackson, Caltrans and Central Coast Financial Group Construction (CCFGC).


Separate sealed BIDS for the “CIVIC CENTER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT” will be received by the CITY OF JACKSON, City Hall, 33 Broadway, Jackson, California 95642, until JULY 14, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. and then at said City Hall publicly opened and read aloud. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held JUNE 30, 2021 at 9:30 am at the City of Jackson located at 33 Broadway Street.
Amador County,

Red-caped intruder arrested fater burglary attempt

Originally published as an Amador County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post – “This evening at approximately 8:50pm, a New York Ranch Road resident reported that an unknown male subject entered his home and began acting erratically. The wheelchair-bound, senior citizen homeowner armed himself with a handgun, then convinced the intruder to...
Amador County, CAPine Tree

Amador COVID-19 Update

Amador County, CA… Amador County Public Health reports 12 more cases of COVID-19 since last Tuesday’s update, bringing the total laboratory confirmed case count to 1,821. The new cases include 6 males and 6 females, 7 aged 18-49, 3 aged 50-64, 2 age 65 and above; 4 residing in Ione, 2 living in Jackson, and 6 living in Plymouth/surrounding areas.
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Three Fatalities in Amador County Crash When Stockton Man Tried to Evade Officers

Jackson, CA…On 06-13-2021, at approximately 1954 hours, Amador Area Officer Dave Ward, ID 16661, was driving a fully marked Chevrolet Tahoe patrol vehicle, and was stopped on the north side of SR-88, east of Eggiman Lane, in unincorporated Amador County. Officer Ward observed the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on SR-88, east of his location at a high rate of speed, verified at 107 MPH via radar. As the suspect vehicle approached his location, Officer Ward activated the patrol vehicle’s light bar. The suspect slowed as he passed; however, when Officer Ward entered SR-88 behind the suspect vehicle the suspect accelerated away. Officer Ward broadcast a failure to yield and approximately 22 seconds later, the suspect attempted to pass westbound traffic and struck a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.