Debbie Schug explains how HICAP can help you navigate the Medicare maze. (2 of 2)

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Debbie Schug explains how HICAP can help you navigate the Medicare maze. (1 of 2)

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Friday, 06 November 2015 20:51

Pat Crew Announces Supervisorial Campaign

Amador County District 1 Supervisor John Plasse recently announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016. After considerable thought and with the blessing and support of my family, I, Patrick Crew, intend to form a campaign committee and seek the office of Amador County Supervisor, District 1 in the 2016 election.

I look forward to the possibility of serving District 1 and all of Amador County.



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JACKSON, CA – Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s slots and table games paid out over $2.9 million to guests during the month of October. 

“Jackson Rancheria is thrilled that so many of our October guests left the Casino as winners,” said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. “It is a great way to start the holiday season with Veterans Day and Thanksgiving right around the corner. We want to ensure that all our guests receive a special Thank You; particularly Veterans who have sacrificed so much for the freedom we all enjoy.”



$300,000 Cashgiving Match & Win

Win up to $10,000 Cash!

Every Friday and Saturday through November 21 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Dreamcatcher’s Club® members will receive drawing entries based on their tier for every 100 points.


Honoring Our Veterans

Wednesday, November 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

We’re celebrating Veterans Day by offering all active duty and veterans a custom designed t-shirt, a $10 Dining credit, and $10 Free Slot Play!

Guests must present Veterans Card, Military I.D., American Legion Card, or their DD 214 discharge papers.


Holiday Pie Giveaway

Win a Thanksgiving Pie!

Tuesday, November 24 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dreamcatcher’s Club® members who earn 1,000 points will take home a pumpkin pie.

Earn an additional 750 points for an apple pie.


15th Annual Giving Season Kick-Off

Win your share of $11, 000 Cash!

Sunday, November 22 from Noon to 8 p.m.

Receive drawing entries based on your tier for every 100 points earned.

Additionally, donate non-perishable food items, new toys, and new coats for bonus entries!


15th Annual Giving Season

Win up to $5,000 Cash!

Every Friday and Saturday November 27 through December 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Donate $1 in points to local charities to receive 100 bonus entries!

This year’s charitable organizations include: Interfaith Food Bank, Calaveras Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Calaveras, Amador County Senior Center, Amador County Recreation Agency.

Jackson Rancheria will match all donations, with a guaranteed $5,000 contribution.


$100,000 Great Stuffed Stocking

Win your share of $100,000 Cash, Free Slot Play, and Gift Cards!

Sunday, November 29 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dreamcatcher’s Club® members will receive a stocking for every 1,000 points earned.


Mystery Point Multiplier

Win up to 7X your points!

First three Sundays in November from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Dreamcatcher’s Club® members will receive a point multiplier November 1, November 8, and November 15!


Pluck a Turkey Swipe & Win

Win up to $1,000 Cash!

Every Monday through Thursday until November 26 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dreamcatcher’s Club® members will receive a swipe for every 750 points.

All prizes include 100 FREE drawing entries into the $300,000 Cashgiving drawing!


Play, Win, & Drive Ford Truck Giveaway

Truck Giveaway on Friday, December 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Dreamcatcher’s Club® members playing any table game beginning October 24 could receive a qualifying hand into the Truck Giveaway drawing!


30th Anniversary Drawings

Win your share of $30,000 Cash and Free Slot Play!

Monday, November 30 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Dreamcatcher’s Club® members will receive drawing entries based on their tier for every 100 points since the October 30 drawing.


Gift of the Week

Earn 1,000 points between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Every Saturday in November have the chance to win a deluxe Thanksgiving kitchen appliance!

Print your receipt from any kiosk to redeem your prize!


Golden Acorn Tuesdays

Win up to $500 Cash!

Earn 55 points between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. for a $5 Dining Credit.

Earn 55 points between 7 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. to receive an entry into the Golden Acorn Slot Tournament.

Golden Acorn Drawing winners are called every 15 minutes for a chance to win $55 in Free Slot Play between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Open to all Dreamcatcher’s Club® member 55 or older.


After the Concert – Boyz II Men

Win a Platinum Album signed by Boyz II Men!

Plus additional drawings for Free Slot Play from 9:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Thursday, November 19 at 9:45 p.m. at the Dreamcatcher’s Club®


Concerts and Events

La Bella Notte – Saturday, November 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Marine Corps Birthday Ball – Tuesday, November 10 at 5 p.m.


Annual Shrimp Feed- Saturday, November 14 at 6 p.m.


Boyz II Men – Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m.


Global Knock-Out 5 – Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m.


Micky Dolenz Monkees Christmas – Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m.


3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar – Sunday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


House of Floyd – Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m.


Aaron Neville – Saturday, February 6 at 7 p.m.


Save the Date:


2016 Amador Wedding Faire – Sunday, May 1


A Divine Affair – Saturday, May 21


Wishes on Wheels – Sunday, August 14


Sierra Foothill Harvest Brew-Fest – Saturday, October 15


Tickets are available at or the Casino Cashier’s Cage.


Located in the Sierra foothills town of Jackson, CA, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is owned by the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe. A sovereign government, the Rancheria is dedicated to developing projects that not only enhance the tribe’s ability to remain self-reliant, but also reflect a commitment to be a good neighbor.

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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 17:13

Traffic Advisory HWY 88





Alpine County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 88 from the Amador/Alpine County line to Red Lake Road for striping.


Crews are scheduled to work beginning Monday, November 2, 2015, through Friday, November 6, 2015, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Motorists should expect 15 minute delays and seek alternate routes.


This work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/ or materials and construction related issues.


For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Slow For the Cone Zone.

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Thursday, 29 October 2015 18:49

Amador County Sheriff Halloween Safety Tips



·         Choose bright or light colored costumes that properly fit your child and add reflective tape or stickers to the front and back of costumes to make the child more visible in the dark.


·         Give kids flashlights or glow sticks to enhance their visibility and allow them to see.


·         Try to avoid masks, wigs and beards that can limit your child’s ability to see.


·         Make sure kids shoes and clothing fit to avoid trips and falls. 


·         Ensure props are short and flexible.


·         Cross the street using marked cross walks, and traffic lights.  Looking left, right and left again.


·         Walk on sidewalks and paths if available.  If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.


·         Teach children not to dart out in to the street, or cross the road between parked cars.


·         Look for drivers that are turning around or backing up.

·         Accompany young children (under age 12) while out trick or treating.

·         If your child is going out without supervision be sure to have a set route, location and curfew.  Confirm they are in a large group and staying in familiar areas.


·         Children’s clothing should be labeled with their name, address and phone number in case they get lost.


·         Ensure kids know how to dial 911 and they know their name, address  and phone number.


·         Never go into a stranger’s home or car.


·         Only go to houses with porch lights on.


·         Stay away from candles and open flames. 


·         Once you get home be sure to check all treats to make sure they are sealed. 


·         Throw out any candy that is not sealed, is in a torn package, and has any holes in the packaging


·         Be cautious of any handmade items not made by someone you know and throw them away. 



Drivers be aware on Halloween


·         Slow down and stay alert.


·         Children are excited and my dart into the road.


·         Take extra time to look for children on the roadways, curbs and intersections.


·         Drive slowly, plan ahead and anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic.


·         Turn headlights on earlier in the day to be more visible and to spot pedestrians at a greater distance.


·         Don’t pass stopped drivers.  Always use your turn signals to allow other drivers and pedestrians know that you are turning to avoid any accidents.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 17:10

Amador STARS Seeks to Raise $10,000

The Amador STARS are asking everyone to help us raise $10,000! We have an anonymous donor who said the following:

"In the interest of helping the Amador STARS recover from the loss of the cancellation of the Camp Out for Cancer due to the Butte Fire, I would like to match any donations up to $5,000 for all donations received at the Super Heroes Return for the Day of Giving. I will match any donations made by cash, check or credit cards made online between now and Nov. 4th.  I appreciate what these volunteers are doing for the cancer patients in our community. Amador STARS is a volunteer driven organization with all funds remaining local to help our community. I hope that I can give my gift and match the donations!"

Ginger Rolf, Volunteer Director Amador STARS

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Supervisor, Richard Forster previews this week's Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting.  (2 of 2)

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Supervisor, Richard Forster previews this week's Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting.  (1 of 2)

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Certified Weed-free Rice straw is now available, free of charge for your immediate use on erosion control in Mokelumne Hill at the Equestrian Center on Lafayette St. and in Mountain Ranch at Central Fire Station #1 on Jesus Maria Rd. Please take what you can use now and leave the rest for our neighbors.

Our Donors thank you for making it happen.

Money you donate is used within 1 week to purchase the certified weed-free rice straw so landowners in the "burn" can put it down to minimize the erosion. Time is of the essence! Saturday (Oct. 17) we just got a taste of what rain can do. CalaverasGROWN is also utilizing volunteer crews to recover water wells. 

They are also organizing volunteer work parties. I hope they will post messages to this list for people wanting to volunteer work. Also, how to contact them other than Facebook - many people are not on Facebook but can email or text.
Thank you!
Michael Kriletich
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