Thursday, February 28, 2013

Girl Scout Cookie Sales - Sat Mar 2

Girl Scout Troop 485 Daisy troop will be at Save Mart in Martell on March 2 from 9am-1pm and Sunday at Wal Mart from 1pm to 5pm.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Foothill Conservancy welcomes new Executive Director Cecily Smith

Foothill Conservancy is pleased to announce the appointment of a new executive director, Cecily Smith. Cecily brings with her over 10 years’ experience working for environmental nonprofit organizations.

Before joining the Foothill Conservancy, Cecily was the Water Resources Specialist for Prairie Rivers Network, Illinois’ only statewide river protection and conservation nonprofit. Her program work included reform of Illinois water supply management policies and reviewing and writing comments on Section 404 dredge and fill permit applications to the Army Corps of Engineers. She also worked toward reform of the Corps’ project processes and management policies on the Upper Mississippi River.

“I’m a native Californian and spent most of my growing up years in different parts of the state from southern to central California.” Cecily said. “My love of the outdoors grew directly from experiencing California’s incredibly varied natural areas. My first visit to the Sierra Nevada was a junior high ski trip to Yosemite. I don’t remember the skiing, but I do remember constantly looking up and around me, in awe of the snow-covered granite walls and trees.”

Cecily holds a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California, a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, and a Masters in Public Administration with emphasis on environmental policy from Northern Arizona University.

After working briefly as a lawyer, Cecily recognized that her true interests lay elsewhere. “I love the law,” Cecily said, “But with time I realized that my real interest was environmental policy, and I wanted to work for a nonprofit or public agency.

“I’m excited and proud to be working for the Foothill Conservancy, an organization with a long history of achieving major victories to protect the Mokelumne River and its home counties,” Cecily said. “I’m so happy to be home in California, living in a landscape of my heart. The icing on the cake is to also be helping strengthen an already amazing organization dedicated to protecting and conserving the resources and communities that make the Sierra foothills unique.”

“We’re really excited to have Cecily on board,” said Foothill Conservancy Board President Katherine Evatt. “She has great experience and skills, and we’re sure she’s going to do a wonderful job. We hope everyone will give her a warm welcome to our community.”

Cecily looks forward to meeting local residents and hopes they will stop by the office to learn more about the Foothill Conservancy’s current projects. You can reach her by e-mail at or by phone at 209.295.4900.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Amador Student Music Fund Bingo Benefit - Mon Mar 18

DOORS OPEN 5:30 P.M. Early Bird BINGO...6:10 pm
627 So. State Hwy. 49, in Jackson w/ easy free parking!
$10 for 10 Games...6:30 pm
Bingo Bob...professional Bingo Caller will be there!
Cash Prizes!!! Don't miss out!!!

Support your local Recreation Agency, and their non-profit partner

*Must be 18 or over to play.         
*Food is available during Bingo through Thomi's
(lunch and dinner menu).

Hope to see you all there! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

PGYC enjoys the snow

The big storm [on Tuesday] covered The Grove under a blanket of snow.  For many of our guys this was the first time they had seen snow, had a snow ball fight or made a snowman.  Everyone had a great time

Michael S. Roots

Mike Roots


Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp

PO Box 1040

13630 Aqueduct-Volcano Rd.

Pine Grove, CA 95665

Division of Juvenile Justice


41st Annual AAUW Home Tour: "Jackson Rediscovered - Sat April 20

Saturday, February 16, 2013

AWA Engineering Committee - Tues Feb 19

Special Meeting

Board of Directors, Amador Water Agency

(Directors Farrington and Toy)
February 19, 2013
1:00 pm.
12800 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek, CA

PUBLIC NOTICE: Members of the public will have the opportunity to directly address the Engineering
Committee any item listed on the Agenda below before or during consideration of that item.

Call to Order

Amador Water System
A. Discussion regarding possible amendment to the Agreement between Wildflower Investments
LLC and Amador Water Agency

B. Discussion regarding Ione Water treatment Plant Capacity

C. Discussion regarding Eagles Nest Subdivision Reimbursement Agreement

Agency General
A. Discussion and update regarding Solar Study
B. Discussion and update regarding Hydro-generation project

Wastewater Improvement District #1- Wildwood
A. Discussion regarding Leachfield Nitrate Investigation and next steps

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person
and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then
please contact Cris Thompson at (209) 223-3018 or (209) 257-5281 (fax). Requests must be made
as early as possible, and at least two-full business days before the start of the meeting.

Amador Fire Safe Council - Wed Feb 20

Amador Fire Safe Council
Board of Directors Meeting

"The mission of the Amador County Fire Safe Council is to protect the people
of Amador County and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire
through education, cooperation, innovation, and action."

AFSC, P O Box 1055, Pine Grove, CA 95665 – Phone: (209)295-6200

Meeting Agenda

February 20, 2013
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Amador County Agriculture Department Conference Room
12200 Airport Road, Martell

Call to order
Approval of Agenda (Action)
Approval of Minutes January 16, 2013 (Action)
Treasurer’s Report (Action)
Executive Director Report
AFSC invoices confirmation (Action) (see reverse side)
Committee/Grant reviews (Discussion and possible Action)
• Lookout Tower
• Hazard Fuels Reduction & Maintenance Committees
• Employee Handbook Review Committee
• ACCG Report – Cornerstone Project update
10. Old Business (discussion and possible action)
• Pine Grove CCWPP Report
• Tiger Creek RAC project status
• High Country CWPP status
• Sherwood project status
• Firewood Bank
11. New Business (discussion and possible action)
• Wilseyville Biomass Plant
• Bylaws revision – Term Limits
• Proposed Committees (C Koos Breazeal)
12. Public Comments
13. Next meeting, March 20, 2013
14. Closed session
15. Adjournment

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - February 2013 Newsletter

Hello Friends of CAPC!
We are well into February already ~ where do the days go!

We've been busy over here getting a new strategic plan written and are looking forward to lots of great educational and outreach activities for the year.

And while looking ahead, it's time to mark your calendars and SAVE the DATE! Our 5th annual Bowl-a-Thon will be here before you know it ~ Saturday, April 6th! Start getting your teams of 5 together and give us a call to reserve your lane!

Please share our newsletter with those who might not otherwise know about us. And if ever you would like to opt out, just let us know, we'll take your email off the list.

Thank you again for your support making sure our children are safe and loved.

All the best,

Tracy Carlton
Project Coordinator
First 5 Amador
We've Moved!
Our new address is:
975 Broadway
Jackson, CA 95642

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Amador Recreation Agency - Wed Feb 13

Amador County Recreation Agency
Board Meeting
810 Court Street Jackson, CA
Board of Supervisors Chambers
February 13th 2013
2:00 p.m.
Mission Statement:
 “ACRA shall maximize recreational opportunities for all residents of Amador County through sustainable planning, financing, facilities, operations and programs.”
Agenda Items:
1. Call to Order          Roll Call
2. Meeting Agenda    Approval
Approval of agenda for this date and all off-agenda items must be approved by the Board as per government code 549854.2

3. Review of previous minutes          Review minutes from General Meetings January 2013.
4. Public matters not on the agenda         Discussion items only, no action will be taken
Any person may address the Board at this time on any subject within the jurisdiction of ACRA.  There is a five (5) minute time limit.
5. Presentations & Introductions
6. Closed Session
7. Consent Agenda
A.        Surplus Truck:                                                                                  Action
B.        Accept Rental Agreement 206 North Main St. Jackson                 Action
8. Discussion Items
A.        Budget Report                                                           Discussion Possible Action
B.        Prop 40 Collections / Final Bill                                  Discussion Possible Action
C.        Field Use Fees                                                           Discussion Possible Action
D.        JPA Updates                                                              Discussion Possible Action
            Revise JPA, Implement Advisory Committee
E.         BINGO                                                                       Discussion
F.         ACRA Fiscal UPDATE                                             Discussion Possible Action
G.        Purchase of ACRA Truck                                         Discussion Possible Action
H.        Interest Rates on Past Due Bills                              Discussion Possible Action

9. Director’s Report & Discussion
Park Maintenance, Grants, Programs,
10. Board Member Reports
11. Adjourn Regular Meeting
Staff Contact:  Tracey Towner
Parks and Recreation Director
Amador County Recreation Agency
10877 Conductor Blvd. Sutter Creek CA
PHONE:  (209) 223-6349 FAX:  (209) 257-1409

Next Meeting:  March 13th 2013

Posted:  Amador County Unified School District, 217 Rex Ave., Jackson, Amador City Hall,  Jackson City Hall 33 Broadway, Jackson, Sutter Creek City Hall, Main Street Sutter Creek, Plymouth City Hall, Main Street Plymouth, Ione City Hall, Main Street Ione, Amador County Government Center, 810 Court Street Jackson, 10877 Conductor Blvd, Sutter Creek;
 In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting contact staff, at (209) 223-6349 or (209) 257-1409 (fax). Requests need to be made as early as possible, at least one-full business day before the start of the meeting.  Timely notification will assure accessibility to this meeting. 

See's Valentine Candy Sales begin Thurs Feb 7

See's Valentine Candy Sales begin Thursday, February 7th!

Our Kiwanis Candy Wagon is located in the Amador Plaza, in Martell - in front of SaveMart. Valentine Candy Sales at this location supports Kiwanis Scholarships for local high school graduates and other Kiwanis Community Programs.

Candy Wagon will be open daily 11am - 5pm; Thursday, Feb. 7th through Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ACCF 25th Annual Bunsen To Beaker 5K - Sat Mar 16

Let's Move! Child Care - Thurs Feb 21

Let’s Move! Child Care
Thursday, February 21
6:30 – 8:30 pm

This workshop will introduce Let’s Move! Child Care, a new effort to work with child and day care providers to help our youngest children get off to a healthy start. Everyone has a role to play in ending childhood obesity, and child and day cares are certainly no exception. By providing a solid checklist on healthy nutrition, physical activity and screen time, we all can help take more responsibility for the healthy habits of our kids.
Participants will learn the 5 Goals of Let’s Move! Child Care, including - physical activity, food, beverages, infant feeding, and screen time…and will receive tools and resources to implement Let’s Move! Child Care into their programs. This workshop is free. To RSVP and for location information, please call The Resource Connection at 223-1624.

Friday, February 1, 2013

AAUW: Hunger in Amador County - Thurs Feb 28

The Amador Branch of the American Association of University Women  (AAUW) is proud to present a forum on Hunger in Amador County.  The program will be held on Thursday, February 28, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Margaret Dalton Children’s Center, 975 Broadway, Jackson and is open to the public.   Speakers include representatives from the Interfaith Food Bank, First 5, WIC, Social Services, ACUSD, UCCE, and Common Ground.  Each speaker will provide information on their agency, which population and how many they serve, and how they are funded.  Participants will have the opportunity to view the new Children's Center For more information call 267-5626.

Donations of non-perishable food will be collected and given to the Interfaith Food Bank.

Railroad Flat Crab Feed - Sat Mar 2

Railroad Flat Crab Feed

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Rail Road Flat Community Hall
250 Rail Road Flat Road
Rail Road Flat, Ca. 95248

Tickets:  $35.00
Cash, check or money order
Payable to: RRFCC
Include names of all attendees and a phone number for questions
[Sorry unable to accept credit cards]

Doors open at 4:30pm ~ no host bar
Dinner at 5:30pm ~ wine provided with dinner
Proceeds to support the RRF Community Hall

To order tickets contact: 
Janet Bell 209-754-4882 or email

CLASSIFIED AD: Job Announcement - Playgroup Coordinator in Amador County

The Resource Connection is recruiting for a Toddler Playgroup Coordinator for our program in Amador County. This position is responsible for implementing a monthly work plan, activities, education, along with physically setting the program up and taking it down daily. Min 2 yrs. exp. working with children/adults, 12 ECE units required.   P/T, 20 hrs. per week, M-Th to start immediately. Ability to pass criminal record check and CDL required. Salary DOE, EOE.

Submit employment application, resume and cover letter by FAX to (209) 754-4014 or EMAIL to or mail PO Box 919 San Andreas, CA 95249 by the end of business day 2/15/2013.