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Wednesday, 08 August 2007 01:51

Local Volunteer Fire Districts Remain Busy

The Amador Fire Protection District responded to 121 incidents in July 2007. 70 medical aids & 14 vehicle accidents accounted for 69% of the total incidents.  10 of the incidents were fire related: 4 structure fires, 1 vehicle fire and 5 vegetation fires.  50% of the total calls occurred between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Sutter Creek City Fire responded to a total of 57 incidents in July as well.
A federal Judge’s ruling that a ban on the sale of violent video games to children is unconstitutional has Gov. Schwarzenegger vowing to appeal the decision. Schwarzenegger, who signed the law in 2005, says many of the games are made for adults, and choosing games that are appropriate for kids should be a decision made by their parents.
A federal study released earlier this week states that evergreen trees are drying and dying because of drought, a condition that may become more frequent and more intense as the climate changes. USGS scientists in 1983 began monitoring more than 21,000 trees in 21 locations at Yosemite and Sequoia national parks.
Proponents of no less than four separate ballot measures dealing with Indian gaming will begin hitting the streets after Secretary of State Debra Bowen cleared the way for circulation and signature collection this week. All four are directed at four gaming compacts recently signed by Governor Schwarzenegger and each ballot initiative deals with each compact separately.
slide10Another agreement for extension in the negotiations between the Buena Vista Band of Me-Wuk Indians and Amador County has been reached.
slide13The Amador County Transportation Commission held a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss the Jackson Hills Golf Course and Residential Community. ACTC staff had asked their Commission’s Board of Directors to take a specific action regarding a recommendation to the Jackson City Council for the project.
Friday, 03 August 2007 01:53

CHP: July Has Fewest Collisions on Record

slide5“It’s luck of the draw” says California Highway Patrol Community Outreach Officer John C Hardey. Officer Hardey is referring to the collision numbers for Amador County for the month of July. July 2007 is now officially the least accident plagued month since recording keeping began in its present format, 1996.
Sutter Amador Hospital has announced the reopening of popular off site draw station at 815 Court Street, Suite 4. This is located in the office of Dr. John Ellyson. The draw station opens this coming Monday, August 6th and will be open 6:30 am to noon Monday thru Friday.
slide7As the Golden State heads into yet another month without a ratified state budget the crisis for California's elderly and poor is becoming critical. All Medi-Cal funding will be halted this week to an estimated 500 hospitals throughout the state and 11,000 nursing homes, hospices and adult day care centers. 
Thursday, 02 August 2007 09:54

Board of Supervisors Report 8-02-07