Amador Community Foundation has established a DISASTER RELIEF FUND for victims of the Butte Fire.

Online contributions can be made at 

Checks: Payable to ACF. write “Butte Fire” in the memo section and mail to ACF PO Box 1154 Jackson, CA  95642

(courtesy: Loraine Davis)

We are very excited to announce that this Saturday, August 15th, around noon,  Don Wilke's Gold Country Auto Clinic (formerly Subaru Plus) will be presenting Operation Care with a rebuilt Subaru Legacy!
Gold Country Auto Clinic is hosting an open house to celebrate their move to 705 S. State Hwy 49 (the old tire store below Raley's) in Jackson. During this event, KVGC Hometown Radio will be broadcasting from the new Gold Country Auto Clinic location from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Don plans on presenting the car around noon, live on the radio!
Several businesses including Howard's Body Shop, Jackson Tire, Riebe Auto Parts and Diamond Detail contributed to the refurbishment of the car, and Don Wilke has offered to provide maintenance of the car for the first 12 months.
During the same event, Gold Country Auto Clinic is holding a food drive for the Food Bank, where attendees will receive a raffle ticket for each can of food they bring.
So stop by on Saturday, bring a few cans of food for the Food Bank and join us in the CELEBRATION

Thank you - THANK YOU - to Everyone Involved!! 

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.

Mike Spence talks to Hank Arnold and Kelly Wolin about the Upcountry Rotary Club on TSPN TV News.

The Amador Upcountry Rotary Club visited the Grove to present the Rotary 2015 Scholarship to Youth Alexander Morrow.  Unfortunately, Mr. Morrow could not attend as his crew is assigned to the fires burning in Trinity County.  Mr. Kelly Wolin, President of the Amador Upcountry Rotary Club, spoke briefly about the scholarship.  He commended Mr. Morrow’s application letter and stated the importance of Education, and how it can help a person become a positive and respected member of their community.


Accepting the scholarship for Alex were Senior Dave Ehrhardt and Judy Levenson (College Coordinator). Mr. Bob Chrisman, Chairman of the Amador Upcountry Rotary Club Scholarship Committee, presented a framed award letter and a check to Judy Levenson.  She told the attendees that Alex had stated that he plans on using the money to purchase his first computer.


Following the presentation, Senior Ehrhardt and Judy Levenson were asked to speak about Alex’s time in Camp.  They talked about how hard Mr. Morrow had worked in High School, on his College application, and in his position as the Number one man on Wildland Fire Fighting Crew. Alex is dedicated, determined, and committed to succeeding in life. Alex is scheduled to be released this month and he will start his College Classes begin the next day.

Hospice’s 17th Annual Art on the Lawn Event: An Elegant Evening to Help Others and an Evening of Fun

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is gearing up and making plans for their beloved 17th annual Art Auction, 

“Celebrate Life”, to be held again at the majestic Karmѐre Winery in Plymouth on September 25th at 6:00 pm.

Once again a sellout is expected with a crowd of approximately 200 people.  This year’s theme is 

“Celebrate Life” reminding us of Hospice’s intention to help patients live every moment to the fullest.   

It’ll once again be an elegant, special evening under the stars, sipping champagne & award winning wine, 

listening to a live jazz performance by Jack Riordan and his sister Ellen Edwards, strolling through the 

gardens perusing all of the lovely one-of-a-kind local artwork, bidding on great raffle and silent auction 

items, savoring   Italian-inspired cuisine by Teresa’s Place, and the highlight of the night – the exciting live 

auction!  All of this for only $50 per person!  Bring your friends & reserve a table to not miss out on this 

special night.


Follow Hospice on Facebook at or check out their 

website for updates, sneak peeks of the fabulous art creations, and much, 

much more as the event gets closer! 


Special thanks to Hospice’s loyal community partners, Todd Pickens, Marilyn & Hayley Hoopes for once 

again generously donating the use of their gorgeous winery, Karmere Winery & Vineyards; and other 

loyal major sponsors for this year’s event; Jackson Rancheria, Sutter Amador Hospital, Teresa’s Place, 

American Legion Ambulance Service, Mark Twain Medical Center and Thomi’s Café.  Special thanks also 

to Larry Angier for graciously allowing us to again use his gorgeous sunset photo taken from Cooper Hill 

for the event logo.  


Hospice has been providing quality end-of-life care to patients and families in Amador and Calaveras for 

30 years.  The money raised each year allows our local non-profit, independent agency to continue with 

the important work of providing hospice in our community, to everyone who needs it, regardless of their 

ability to pay.


Tickets are $50 and they are selling fast!  Get your tickets today or to reserve a table by calling 209-223-5500;

or go online at; or visit any of the following locations: Hospice 

Administrative Office (Jackson); Hospice Thrift Stores (Jackson) and (Angels Camp).  

For more information regarding this fundraiser benefiting Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Counties, 

please visit, or phone 209-223-5500 and ask for Renee Davis.

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.


Supervisor, Richard Forster previews this week's Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting on TSPN TV News. 2 of 2

Supervisor, Richard Forster previews this week's Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting on TSPN TV News. 1 of 2

Dr. Arnold Zeiderman discusses mental health issues in Amador County on TSPN TV News. 1 of 2

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