Total attendance at the California State Fair grew by eight percent this year representing the highest attendance levels in six years. More than 750,000 guests came to see “The Best” of California on display during the 17-day State Fair (July 11-27). For the first time in more than 10 years, State Fair attendance levels exceeded 70,000 visitors on four separate days, three weekend days (7/19, 7/26 and 7/27) and the second Tuesday of the Fair…
On July 28, 2014 at approximately 1308 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a silent hold up alarm at the American River Bank, 26395 Buckhorn Ridge Rd., Pioneer Upon arrival of Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies, it was determined that a white male adult, approximately 30 years old, clean shaven, wearing a tan beanie, sunglasses, tan long sleeve shirt with the letters HAT over the left chest pocket, tan pants and deck shoes entered the…
The Amador County Fair wrapped up its four-day run with a record-breaking Jr. Livestock Auction. Buyers ignored the smoky haze from the Sand Fire and the triple digit heat to spend more than $540,000 in support of Amador County youth. The livestock sale in 2013 brought in just over $330,000. "We had a phenomenal Fair," said CEO Troy Bowers, "In spite of the challenges faced by the community with the nearby Sand Fire and the…
WHEN AND WHERE? Date: Time: Place: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:30 p.m.Open House 6:00 p.m.Presentation & Workshop Pine Grove Town Hall 19889 Highway 88 Pine Grove, CA 95665 WHAT IS BEING PLANNED? The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), in cooperation with the Amador County Transportation Commission (ACTC) proposes to modify State Route 88 through the Town of…
Richard Forster talks to Tom Slivick about the Board of Supervisors' Pre Agenda Report on TSPN TV.
Evacuation Order reduced to Evacuation Warning: Amador County: • Hwy 49/Bell Rd., Courier Rd. Shenandoah Rd. and Upton Rd. El Dorado County: • All of Upton Rd., Jaybird, D’Agnostini, Bertone, Squirrel Hollow, and Rabbit Ridge. Evacuation Order cancelled: El Dorado County: • Deer Haven/Sand Ridge East to Somerset, Buzzard’s Gulch, Van Pooka, and La Mesa • All areas/roads East of E16/Mt. Aukum Dr., between Coyote Junction to Gray’s Corner Evacuation Warning cancelled: El Dorado County:…
Incident Start Date: 07-25-2014 Incident Start Time: 4:34 p.m. Incident Type: Wildland Incident Location: Plymouth Size / Acres: 3,800 Cause: Vehicle into dry vegetation Containment: 65% Expected Containment: 08-01-2014 Injuries: 1 Structures Threatened: 515 Structures Destroyed: 51 Structures Damaged: 0 Engines: 196 Water Tenders: 50 Dozers: 30 Hand Crews: 51 Air Tankers: 0 Helicopters: 4 Total Personnel: 1,937 Current Situations: Fire crews increased containment overnight and will continue to improve and hold the established control…
Saturday, 26 July 2014 23:56

Sand Fire Update

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Cal Fire "Sand Fire" Report: 

July 26, 2014 5:00 pm

All available aircraft in NorthOps and SouthOps areas requested by Sand Fire air attack.

Current evacuations affect 450 residences.

Evacuation warning for Outingdale.

July 26, 2014 4:00 pm

1300 Acres, 20% Contained. 

250 Structures threatened. 

5 residences, 7 outbuildings destroyed. 

1 minor injury

Total Fire Personnel: 672

Evacuations: Sand Ridge Road, Fresh Water, Burlwood, Morales Ranch Road, Vintage Trail, Upton Road, Twin Rivers Road

New Evacuations in progress: Vintage Road to Sand Ridge Road, Buzzards Gulch Road, Riverpines Subdivision.

Cause is currently under investigation

The 2014 Miss Amador Scholarship Competition named its winner, as well as its court on Thursday July 25th. The competition featured eight contestants, who each performed for judges and audience members on the Biagi Family Stage. Bailey Lubenko, was named Miss Amador County 2014. Bailey is a graduate of Amador High School and plans to study Crop Science in college. First runner-up is Carisa Swasson, second runner up is Morgan Brown, third runner up is…
“The American people are awakening to the danger that illegal immigration poses to our country.  It is crowding out millions of jobs desperately needed by American workers.  It is overwhelming our schools, our hospitals, our courts, law enforcement, prisons and our local and state budgets.  Perhaps worst of all, it is undermining the process of legalimmigration upon which our country is founded.  Why should anyone go to the expense and trouble of obeying our immigration laws…
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