Richard Forster previews this week's Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting with host, Tom Slivick.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 01:16

Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 4 - 10

Fire Prevention Week is coming upon us again (October 4 – 10) and we are preparing for our local events here in Jackson. This year’s theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”. The key message of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms. Please see the attached media bulletins for you to distribute and use to help us spread the word. We will be doing presentations at the local day cares in Jackson, the kindergarteners of Jackson elementary and various other clubs and organizations in Jackson. We are also encouraging other groups to contact us to schedule an event if they would like. Thank you for your continued support!


Cody Martinsen

Captain - Jackson Fire Department

33 Broadway

Jackson, CA  95642

(209) 223-9039 Station

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Amador County Supervisor, Richard Forster previews this week's Board meeting on TSPN TV News. 

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Camp out for Cancer was cancelled in the wake of the Butte Fire. Find out how alternative ways to support Amador Stars on TSPN TV.

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Friday, 18 September 2015 17:01

The Big Crush 2015

Declare your “Big Crush” on Amador County Wine Region!


“Big Crush” (v): feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love for wines.


We are two weeks away from the 23rd annual celebration of all things ‘Crush’! The 2015  Big Crush Harvest Festival brings together over 40 family owned wineries, winemakers and winery members for a weekend of harvest celebration – Amador Style!  Enjoy an amazing selection of Amador wines, the harvest in action, food and wine pairings, special “crush” activities and an eclectic mix of music and entertainment. You will fall in love with our handcrafted wines while experiencing The Big Crush


Join us on Saturday, October 3rd& Sunday, October 4th, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and discover why, in Amador County, wine is a passion and not just a crush!


Tickets for The Big Crush are good for a commemorative glass for wine tasting, food,and all activities at all 42 participating wineries - $40 pp in advance for Saturday andSundaySunday only tickets are $30 pp in advance. Tickets are $5 more the day of the event. Each ticket includes a wristband passport and commemorative wine glass. Tickets will be sold online at beginning August 1, 2015. A ticket for your designated driver is only $10. Please drive responsibly, and enjoy all that ourBig Crush weekend has to offer.


For more information on Amador Vintners “The Big Crush” call 1-888-655-8614, e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="color: #1155cc;">'+addy_text37854+'<\/a>'; //-->  or visit the Amador Vintners website at


Purchase on-line discounted tickets through September 29th2015 at:

or by calling 1-888-655-8614(Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass.)


$40 Saturday (Includes Sunday admission)

$30 Sunday Only

$10 Designated Driver


*After September 29th, tickets may be purchased at participating wineries during the event for an additional $5 each.


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For TSPN’s coverage of the Butte-Amador Fire, please visit

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Monday, 14 September 2015 03:38

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties and Sonora is your local fire and water restoration company based out of Jackson. Because of the amount of structures affected by the fire and smoke, we have requested that a Disaster Recovery Team assist our franchise.

We are anticipating hundreds of claims. Some for simple deodorization and others for extensive fire and smoke restoration. Our office staff will be taking all phone calls and prioritizing them based on severity.

A special note for all homeowners. PLEASE do not open your refrigerator and freezer and seal them shut with duct tape. Call SERVPRO for directions on what to do with your contaminated appliances.

You can reach our office at (209)223-4423.

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Hank Arnold and Kelly Wolin talk about upcoming events hosted by the Upcountry Rotary Club. Find out more on TSPN TV News with Mike Spence.

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Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk

Indians and City of Sutter Creek begin restoration of Cribbs Field


The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians and the City of Sutter Creek have joined hands in a shared effort to restore Cribbs Field and Miniie Provis Park in Sutter Creek. Jeff Campbell, Contractor with Campbell Construction will be leading the job that will be accomplished in four separate phases. Phase 1 includes temporarily relocating the bleachers and removing the existing dugouts, fencing and concrete slabs. Excavation will begin shortly after in an effort to construct a stabilizing wall along the top slope adjacent to the creek. Next they will begin installing a stacked block retaining wall and fence along the walkway on the east side of the park, increasing the area for a future batting cage.  New concrete steps will eventually lead from the upper area down to the creek and the existing drinking fountain will be carefully restored.


During this time, City Manager, Amy Gedney will be coordinating volunteer efforts focused on landscaping the west side of the ball field and the Jackson Rancheria Native Crew will be working to install new BBQ pits and repair the existing tables and benches in the picnic area.


City Council member, Robin Peters is also the owner of Cal State Engineering and is donating the land surveying and overall layout of the ball field.  Ken Williams of Youndahl Consulting Group, Inc. is assisting the project by donating the compaction testing and soil report. City Engineer, Gary Ghio’s firm is donating the design for the retaining wall, stairs and overall engineering needs and ACES Waste Services will be donating the debris boxes and hauling.


“The City is thrilled that the Tribe has taken on such a monumental and generous endeavor. This project is a fantastic example of public/private partnerships that are truly beneficial for the greater good.  We are looking forward to working with the Tribe for many years to come” said City Manager, Amy Gedney.


Future phases depend on cooperation with Mother Nature and progress made on phase 1.


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