Friday, July 27, 2012

ACN News & Announcements - Friday, July 27 2012

· A citizen aided Ione Police in catching two burglars linked to multiple crimes in the city and region.
· Amador County Park Restoration crew finishes first week of work at Jackson Detert Park.
· Buckhorn Town Center survey says: Beautiful.
· Record SPI forest fire recovery settlement includes $55M cash and 22,500 acres of land.
CAL FIRE: Amador-El Dorado Lightning Fires Controlled
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Bark in the Park, Sat Oct 6

Motherlode Harvest Newsletter: Good Food News

CANCELLED: AWA Engineering Committee, Aug 1

Amador County Public Health: Tdap Tuesday for Uninsured Teens Before School

Trinity Tidings - Trinity Episcopal Church Newsletter, Aug 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

TSPN INTERVIEW: Ramona Longer, Foothill Charter School

TSPN's Tom Slivick talks with Ramona Longero, president of the Foothill Charter School about the school's application for a charter with Amador Unified.

TSPN NEWS: Thursday, July 26, 2012

· Special needs parents voice support for FoothillCharterSchool at ACUSD hearing.
· Amador County Recreation Agency reports to Supervisors on recovery on the Mollie Joyce Park baseball field.
· Foothill Charter School gets public hearing on charter application, and now awaits School Board decision,
· Plymouth-Foothills Rotary again will sponsor the Plymouth Farmers Market, which launches its season Aug. 2nd.

Amador Community News - This Weekend, July 26-29
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·         2012 Plymouth Farmers’ Market starts Thurs Aug 2
·         ACRA: Movie at Dark at Music in the Park – Fri Aug 3
·         ACRA: Dive In Movie – Sat Aug 4
·         Sutter Creek Lion’s Annual Pig Feed – Aug 18
·         Amador County Fair presents WFA Blue Ribbon Awards
·         Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills – Sept 14-16
·         Lake Amador Triathlon – Sun Sept 16

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PLANNING A WEDDING? Support your local wedding professionals!

·         Amador County Artists Association – Featured Artists for August
·         Volcano Armory Holler – Fri July 27
·         Sutter Creek Theater Presents: The Rosie Burgess Trio, Fri July 27
·         Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek, Aug 4
·         Tri- Tone Subs will Close Out the TGIF Season on August 10
·         10th Annual International Jug Band Festival and American Folk Art & Crafts Fair, Sat Aug 18
·         ACAR Theater Night: “The Majestic Kid” – Sun Aug 19
·         Arts Networking Open House – Aug 23
·         AmadorArts seeks Executive Director

Amador Community News’ welcomes Gallery 10 to our Art, Music & Theater department! Featured Artist for August is Lynn Slade.

·         Ribbon Cutting – Bistro Bella Cucina, Monday July 30
·         Save the Date: 16th Anniversary Party at Dobra Zemjla

More sites of interest:

·         LETTER THE EDITOR – AWA has failed in its mission statement

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·         Amador Technical Advisory Committee – Monday July 30
·         Amador Regional Sanitation Authority – Wed July 25

·         Civil Patrol Squadron Open House – Thurs July 26
·         Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council Newsletter – July 2012
·         Upcountry Community Council – Next Meeting, Mon Aug 13
·         First 5 News & Announcements
·         Coronado Stone Products sponsors Upcountry Community Center

·         Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Bistro Bella Cucina, Mon July 30
·         IBCA: “Casino Night – Sat Aug 11


·         Sophia’s Well of Wisdom: Weekend Wisdom Workshop, July 28-29
·         Our Lady of the Pines: Western BBQ Dinner Dance and Fund Raiser – Sat Aug 25
·         Journeys of Faith – Sat Aug 25
·         Motherlode Jewish Community: Rosh Hashannah & Yom Kippur – Sat Sept 22

·         RENTAL: Moke Hill Cottage Available - $870/mo.
·         JOB OPPORTUNITY: Local non-profit seeks Executive Director
·         JOB OPPORTUNITY: Watershed Conservation Associate
·         JOB OPPORTUNITY: Interim Executive Director
·         RENTAL: 3 BD/2B in Jackson, $1600/mo.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

TSPN News - Wed July 25, 2012

· Amador Supervisors extend $900,000 loan term for AWA’s Gravity Supply Line project.
· Upcountry Council to return to the topic of defining a proposed Buckhorn Town Center.
· AWA received a loan extension from the County as it moves toward satisfying USDA requirements for its Gravity Supply Line project.
· Amador County Fair gives out WFA award to poster artist, gardeners and the Clayton Gregory family. 

TSPN Interview: Ione Mayor Ron Smylie

TSPN's Tom Slivick talks with Ione Mayor Ron Smylie for an update on the city sewer plant project, and hiring its new city manager and new police chief.

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Amador Living & Recreation

  • Amador County Fair and presents WFA Blue Ribbon Awards
  • ACRA: Dive In Movie - Aug 4
  • Sutter Creek Lions 1st Annual Pig Feed - Aug 18

City & County Government

  • AWA Board of Directors: Regular Meeting, Thurs July 26
  • CANCELLED: Plymouth City Council - July 26

TSPN News...

· Sunday night lightning sparks remote fires in Amador County.
· ACTC OKs air conditioner upgrade at state-of-the-art education facility at Sutter Hill teleconference center.
· Amador Supervisors hear Sierra Nevada Conservancy offers final round of conservation grant funds totaling $5 million.
· Coronado Stone Products sponsors Upcountry Community Center with a new printer and office supplies.
· Upcountry Council to return to the topic of defining a proposed Buckhorn Town Center.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TSPN News...

· Former Amador man, wife, and son arrested after El Dorado County bar fight.
· ACUSD plans a public hearing July 25 to discuss having a public charter school.
· Amador County Board of Supervisors recalled three more employees, making a total of 11 returned, thanks to Triple-Flip funds.
· ACUSD OKs 2012-2013 budget but may need to cut $1M to $2.4M due to decline in student numbers.

CAL FIRE: Lightning Complex

Lightning Complex Camino – During the past 24 hours, extreme lightning activity in the Amador-El Dorado Unit (AEU) of CAL FIRE has resulted in increased staffing levels across the unit.  There were 1848 lightning strikes in 12 hours and as a result, there have been 16 wildland fires on state responsibility area lands with more expected to surface as the affected areas dry out.

“Firefighting personnel are aggressively suppressing wildland fires in very rugged and often isolated areas covered in timber.  Fires in these outlying areas are a challenge to get to but with the assistance of our air program, we can slow down the fire until ground units arrive” says Incident Commander Brian Estes. Due to this recent thunderstorm activity and current weather forecasts, Unit Chief Kelly Keenan wanted to remind everyone of some basic lightning safety tips:

  • Lightning bolts can strike 10-15 miles from a thunderstorm
  • If you hear thunder then lightning is close enough to be a real threat, seek shelter indoors
  • Lightning does strike the same place twice
  • If you are caught outside during a thunderstorm, move towards a safe shelter
  • The safest shelter is a building with wiring and plumbing.  Sheds, picnic shelters, tents or covered porches do NOT necessarily protect you from lightning
  • Do not use corded telephones unless absolutely necessary
  • Wait for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder is heard to resume outside activities

Annually 400 people are struck by lightning in the US and about 60 people die from their injuries, the rest can face a lifetime of disabilities including pain and neurological disabilities.

“The best idea is to err on the side of caution, go indoors and stay there until the thunderstorm has passed.  Safety should be priority one for you and your family” adds Chief Keenan.  For more information on lightning safety visit and remember “when thunder roars go indoors.” # # # Teri Mizuhara, Unit Public Information OfficerFire Prevention Specialist II CAL FIREAmador-El Dorado Unit 530.647.5239  desk530.708.2724  cell530.647.5276   fax

ACUSD plans public meeting regarding public charter school

The Amador County Unified School District board of directors plans a public meeting Wednesday, July 25 to take input on the possibility of having a public charter school in Amador County

Monday, July 23, 2012

Amador Community News - This Week, July 23-29

It's FAIR WEEK, Amador County! Support the fair by going to the fair!

Government -
Cancelled: Plymouth City Council - July 26
Jackson City Council - Mon July 23
Sutter Creek Planning Commission - Mon July 23
AWA Board of Directors: Regular Meeting - Thurs July 26
Community Groups & Organizations -
Coronado Stone Products sponsors Upcountry Community Center
ACAR Theater Night: The Majestic Kid - Sun Aug 19
Civil Air Patrol Squadron Plans Open House - Thurs July 26 (Also posted in:
TSPN: Tom Slivic talks with Tammie Crabtree, Executive Director of Operation Care, about her organization's new advocate assistance center in Pine Grove.
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - Meeting on Mon July 23
Foothill Conservancy seeking Interim Executive Director
FACL Book Drives - Aug 4 & Sept 29
Amador Living & Recreation -

2012 Plymouth Farmer's Market starts Thurs Aug 2nd
Farms of Amador booth at the Amador County Fair needs your help
Sierra Travel Newsletter - "Travel Chatter" July 2012
TSPN: Amador County Pre-Fair walk-around tour
TSPN Interview: Tom Slivick talks with Amador County Fair CEO Troy Bowers about the 2012 fair, "Barn in the USA"
Health & Wellness -
Kaizen Tournament - July 28
Go for the Gold - Summer Games at Team Fitness
Jackson Walk Live Classes
TSPN Interview: Tom Slivick talks with Tamara Harding, Stroke Program Coordinator at Sutter Amador Hospital about stroke awareness and education that Sutter Health is bringing to the Sacramento Region.
Business & Economy -
IBCA: "Casino Night" - Sat Aug 11
Via Citizen Report: Department of Insurance issues warning regarding bogus checks.
Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) - Next meeting is July 25
JB's: Branded products for Back-To-School


Opinions & Issues -

Motherlode Tea Party: What are we going to do with all these agencies?

No Casino in Plymouth Update - July 2012

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Art, Music & Theater -

AmadorArts seeks Executive Director
New paintings by Lynn Slade at Gallery 10
Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek is on Aug 4th
Arts Networking Open House - Aug 23 in Ione
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: The Rosie Burgess Trio, Friday July 27
Food & Wine -
Save the Date: 15th Anniversary Party at Dobra Zemjla
Lamb still available at Deaver
Amador County Fair Wine & Beer Competition Results
Schools & Education -
Foothill Charter School Public Meeting - Wed July 25
Foothilll Charter School: A Fresh Approach to Free Public Education
Mountain Oaks: Thinking of Homeschooling?
Fall Courses are now open for enrollment at UC Davis Extension
Historic Preservation -
AmadorGold: Monteverde Store Museum
Faith & Values -
Journeys of Faith: Women's Retreat - Aug 25
Volunteer at the Interfaith Food Bank!
3rd Annual Meditation Workshop: "Meditation: East & West"
Rosh Hashannah & Yom Kippur - Sept 22

Amador Veteran's Charity Golf Tournament - Aug 25

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