BANNER YEAR FOR AMADOR COUNTY FAIR PLYMOUTH, CA. Troy Bowers, CEO of the Amador County Fair, reports that revenue and attendance through the gates of the Amador County Fair was up considerably over 2014. While acknowledging that attendance last year was affected by the Sand Fire that started on Friday of the Fair, this year’s numbers reflect more than a 6% increase over 2013. A number of factors were in play, he said, and gave credit to the mild temperatures, higher quality entertainment, new spectacular carnival rides and a team of employees and contractors that put their heart into the Fair for months in advance of opening day. “This is our standard and we plan to be even better in 2016,” he proclaimed. “The support of this county is unparalleled and that is the reason we are touted as the No. 1 Small County Fair!” The Grandstand events continued to draw crowds with sold out attendance for the Rodeo this year, as well as the Destruction Derby selling out in advance of the Fair. There were more than 80 youngsters competing in the Mutton Bustin’ preliminaries and that drew a big audience for the free event. The Hot Rod Truck and Tractor Pulls continues to grow. The Blue Moon Picnic Hill Lawn was packed for the return of the Spazmatics, along with big welcomes for Mike Furlong’s Tom Petty tribute and the always-popular Chris Gardner Band. Sunday’s featured entertainer Jackson Michelson who was just signed to a major record deal, put on a stellar performance, having just come from opening for Blake Shelton. The all-class Big Blue Reunion for Amador High School alums was a hit, with organizers reporting attendance of 600.  The Fair hopes to welcome Argonaut High School graduates next year. The Fair remained a safe and friendly place for visitors to enjoy with their families with nothing more than a few band-aids to keep the EMTs busy.  Wrap up continues as the vendors and rides move on to their next venue, the grounds are cleaned, displays are stored, numbers are crunched and then plans will start for the 2016 Fair. For more information visit AmadorCountyFair.com.  PHOTOS by Karen Spencer
BANNER YEAR FOR AMADOR COUNTY FAIR   PLYMOUTH, CA. Troy Bowers, CEO of the Amador County Fair, reports that revenue and attendance through the gates of the Amador County Fair was up considerably over 2014. While acknowledging that attendance last year was affected by the Sand Fire that started on Friday of the Fair, this year’s numbers reflect more than a 6% increase over 2013.   A number of factors were in play, he said, and gave credit to the mild temperatures, higher quality entertainment, new spectacular carnival rides and a team of employees and contractors that put their heart into the Fair for months in advance of opening day. “This is our standard and we plan to be even better in 2016,” he proclaimed. “The support of this county is unparalleled and that is the reason we are touted as the No. 1 Small County Fair!”   The Grandstand events continued to draw crowds with sold out attendance for the Rodeo this year, as well as the Destruction Derby selling out in advance of the Fair. There were more than 80 youngsters competing in the Mutton Bustin’ preliminaries and that drew a big audience for the free event. The Hot Rod Truck and Tractor Pulls continues to grow.   The Blue Moon Picnic Hill Lawn was packed for the return of the Spazmatics, along with big welcomes for Mike Furlong’s Tom Petty tribute and the always-popular Chris Gardner Band. Sunday’s featured entertainer Jackson Michelson who was just signed to a major record deal, put on a stellar performance, having just come from opening for Blake Shelton.   The all-class Big Blue Reunion for Amador High School alums was a hit, with organizers reporting attendance of 600.  The Fair hopes to welcome Argonaut High School graduates next year.   The Fair remained a safe and friendly place for visitors to enjoy with their families with nothing more than a few band-aids to keep the EMTs busy.    Wrap up continues as the vendors and rides move on to their next venue, the grounds are cleaned, displays are stored, numbers are crunched and then plans will start for the 2016 Fair. For more information visit AmadorCountyFair.com.    PHOTOS by Karen Spencer
District 2 Supervisor, Richard Forster gives his weekly Board of Supervisors Meeting summary report on AM Live. 
On July 20, 2015, Amador County Code Enforcement conducted a four day clean up of an illegal dump site in Pioneer. The clean up was done pursuant to an Administrative Abatement Order issued by the Amador County Board of Supervisors.  Contract services were provided by ACES, Kreth, and Foothill Garage and Wrecking. Approximately 15 tons of scrap metal and 170 waste tires were removed from the property for recycling and disposal. The scrap metal included…
61 years later, Plasse's Resort, is recognized as one of the oldest campgrounds in the United States by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. PLASSE'S RESORT 161st ANNUAL BBQ & LIVE CHARITY AUCTION *AUGUST 15th 2015 *CRAFT FAIRE ALL DAY *LIVE AUCTION- 11 am “NEW ARGENTINIAN” BBQ- 12 noon *HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT- 1 pm and LIVE MUSIC COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE LIVE AUCTION 11 am August 15th. BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND ENJOY…
Dear Friend,   I don’t know how adequately to express my alarm and outrage at President Obama’s agreement with Iran.     It is a breathtakingly dangerous act.   The fact is that Iran has a well-established and consistent record of routinely violating international law.  Its intention to acquire nuclear weapons is obvious.     This agreement cannot be verified.  We are now learning that the 24/7 access to inspections the President promised does not…
  John Plasse, supervisor of District 1, gives the weekly Board of Supervisors meeting report.
Brian Oneto, District 5 Supervisor, joins us today to give a report on the Board of Supervisors meeting.
Brian Oneto, District 5 Supervisor, joins us today to give a report on the Board of Supervisors meeting.
    Medal Winning Wines Featured at Friday's Tasting!   Whether you savor a rich red or a crisp white, you will discover that there are many choices from the wines being poured at the annual wine tasting event at the Fair. Many of the top wines in California will be poured when the award-winning wines of the Amador County Fair commercial wine competition are offered for tasting on Friday evening.  A casual evening on…
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