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slide4The East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors has agreed to remove consideration from their update of a new Mokelumne Watershed Master Plan that mobile home owners will be evicted. The utility’s Board of Directors met yesterday and heard the options for the updated watershed plan which originally contained the option of evicting the mobile home residents.
slide3The agenda at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting was light but there was no shortage of public comment for items not on the agenda. First to approach the Board was Nicholas Villa, Jr., who identified himself as the traditional chief of the Ione Band of Mi-Wok Indians.
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 01:43

Water Lease One Step Closer for Ione Business

slide21A growing business in the Ione area is getting some water relief from Amador County. The Board of Supervisors approved a letter of intent for a lease of their Carbondale business park well for the US Tile Plant.
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 01:41

Historical Projects Head to State Meeting

slide24More good news for several historically related projects in Amador County. Three county projects will be headed for the final round for consideration of funding by the California Culture and Historical Endowment.
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 01:39

Congressman Dan Lundgren is Coming to Town

Congressman Dan Lungren is coming to town. Lungren will hold one of his town hall meetings this Saturday in Jackson to discuss important issues such as Immigration, the War in Iraq, and any issue that is important to you. The meeting is Saturday, August 18, 2007, 10:30am – Noon at the Jackson Civic Center, 33 Broadway, Jackson.
slide8The Worker’s Compensation Fraud Unit headed by the Amador County District attorney’s office is making National headlines for a worker’s compensation case with a twist. This case is not your typical employee claiming an on the job injury. This case involved two managers accused of discouraging employees from reporting actual on the job claims.
Monday, 13 August 2007 01:56

Report of Car in Lake gets Rapid Response

slide2Law enforcement and emergency personnel raced to the scene of a vehicle reported in the water near the Camanche Gun Club Sunday afternoon. The first Amador County Sheriff’s Deputy on scene reported that the vehicle was located down a 150 foot embankment in the water. CalFire Camino dispatch called for help from a Reach helicopter- and Jackson Valley fire and rescue personnel, CalFire, and CHP all headed to the scene. Once the deputy was able to reach the vehicle it was evident that the vehicle was unoccupied and apparently registered to a man out of Lodi. No word yet on how the vehicle ended up in Camanche although an investigation is pending
Sunday just after noon reports of BB or pellet gun fire hitting cars off of Hwy 26 about a mile up from Hwy 88 were reported to CHP Stockton dispatch.
Monday, 13 August 2007 01:51

Dome Fire 80% Contained

slide14A fire broke out Friday afternoon near the Amador Calaveras County line southwest of Salt Springs reservoir. The fire, called the Dome fire, burned in a remote area of Calaveras County with no structures or occupied areas threatened. According to CAL Fire 13 state and three federal engines were on scene, with several local Amador County fire departments also responding.
The Amador County Unified School District begins the 2007-2008 school year today. Last minute preparations continued all weekend with paving and asphalt projects continuing at schools around the district.