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Vice President Pence just lay the blame for this entire pandemic mess at the feet of the CDC and China.

Poppies in Amador

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Sutter Creek Police Department

An important message from the Sutter Creek Police Department.
This message is for EVERYONE!


It is no surprise to anyone reading this that we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic that affects everyone. We at the Sutter Creek Police Department want everyone to know that we are still operational as we have been in the past. We are actively practicing social distancing and what that means for you is that we are handling calls that do not require an officer’s personal presence by telephone when possible. If you have an emergency or need to report a crime that requires our response, we will be there just like before. We are still conducting active neighborhood patrol just like we always have.
We are also aware that with the Covid-19 outbreak, many of our lives have been heavily affected by everything from social distancing requirements, job loss, school closures or even more tragically for some, losing a loved one. However, In the midst of this we have seen incredible acts of heroism and selfless sacrifice from our nation’s citizenry. Whether it is doctors and nurses placing themselves in harm’s way, or the scientist working around the clock for therapies, to janitorial staff that is keeping everything sanitized for our health to the truck drivers and store personnel that are keeping the food on the shelves. We are seeing communities come together to take care of one another. Our society in many places is getting back to what is most important; family, community and country.
However, while all of this is great, we understand that there is also a heavy emotional and economic stress placed upon everyone. This challenging time will require all fellow Americans to rise to the occasion and be a force of good in their community. We here at the Sutter Creek Police Department would like to challenge everyone to start each day with a feeling of gratitude, hope and of charity and of purpose. Every one of us can make a difference in helping support and fill the multiple needs of our neighbors and fellow citizens. Whether it is helping procure and deliver groceries to our elderly and those most at risk to assisting critical care patients by donating blood at the nearest blood bank or simply doing errands or chores for a neighbor or family member who is having more trouble than we are. Community members from every walk of life are coming together in this time of need and it is through this continued mutual support that we as a country will get through this and begin our healing and recovery in the weeks and months to come.
The Sutter Creek Police Department wants to first and foremost urge everyone to continue to heed the social distancing and sanitization guidelines that everyone from the Federal Government down to the City of Sutter Creek have been publishing. Following these guidelines is the best way for us to flatten the curve of this epidemic while we as a country ramp up our ability to respond to the future medical challenges.
Aside from that what can you do to feel better and be less anxious?
1. Get some fresh air and exercise
We see many residents out walking in their small family group or riding bicycles or even just getting fresh air at the park. So, get some exercise if you can even if it is only walking around in your front room or watching an exercise or yoga video on YouTube or walking the neighborhood. Exercise is critical for maintaining a sense of wellbeing and normalcy.
2. Help someone else that needs a hand
Make it a priority to look around at what needs members of your family, neighbors and fellow countrymen have. Then when you have identified a need, do your best to fill that need in a charitable but safe way. Use social media to organize and disseminate needed care. Use the telephone to check in on your elderly neighbors just to see if they need anything. Doing things for other people benefits us personally also. It has the positive effect of improving our mood and giving ourselves a sense that we are contributing to the solution to this problem. If you have young ones at home since school is out, this is a great time to teach them ideals such as community, charity and watching out for each other.
3. Call or text family and friends that maybe you have not been in touch with for a while
We all have friends and family that we don’t talk to nearly enough because of the rapid pace of modern society. Check in with these folks just to let them know you’re thinking about them. Make amends if appropriate and otherwise just let them know that you’re thinking about them.
4. Don’t watch the news 24/7
We all need to stay updated on what the most recent developments are but then turn the news off for a while! The news, especially national news reports predominantly the bad and sensational which can make many people apprehensive and scared. Pay attention to local news that has information that directly affects you and your family but after getting your daily dose of national news turn it off for a while. This is especially true if you find yourself feeling angry, apprehensive and stressed just watching your normal programs. It is widely known that our immune systems are compromised when we are under chronic stress. Don’t inadvertently expose yourself to any more of it than you need at this time. Also be aware that even if the news doesn’t bother you, it may be bothering your children or others in your home that can’t process the constant barrage of the national media.
We will all get through this trying time. Soon we will start getting our lives back to normal and this will be a historic time that we will tell our kids and grandkids. It is important in the meanwhile, that you are a voice of hope and positivity for your family. Everyone needs kind words and assurance that we are going to be just fine through this because….well we just are!


Economic Stimulus Package from Amador Community Foundation.The Economic Stimulus project is now on our website. Www.amad...
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Economic Stimulus Package from Amador Community Foundation.

The Economic Stimulus project is now on our website.

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GIVE NOW Welcome To Amador Community Foundation For good. For ever. Amador County is much more than the place you live. Whether you were born here, returned to your roots, or have adopted this community as your own, it’s just that – your own. The Amador Community Foundation can help you turn you...

Brickhousebrews ope for phone in orders.Open Wednesday April 1st from 3 to 6:30 for phone in curb side pick up...

Brickhousebrews ope for phone in orders.

Open Wednesday April 1st from 3 to 6:30 for phone in curb side pick up...

Brickhouse Brews will be open Wednesday April 1st from 3pm to 6:30pm for phone in curb side pick up. 209-223-3580 Limited menu... We miss you all! Jerry & Kelley

A very revealing graphic that shows how real a threat this virus is,  Do not underestimate the coronavirus!

A very revealing graphic that shows how real a threat this virus is, Do not underestimate the coronavirus!


None of us are going to get out of this by ourselves.

It's going to take a village to survive.

Calaveras issues order.

Calaveras issues order.

To protect the health and well-being of all people living in Calaveras County, the Calaveras County Public Health Officer is ordering that all individuals living in Calaveras stay home, except as needed to maintain essential business and governmental operations. This order goes into effect immediately. This order is in place until further notice.

For the full press release please click the link:

Jackson Fire Staying Strong!!!

Jackson Fire Staying Strong!!!

At times like this it is important to remember that the entire community is working together. The Jackson Fire Department has just put up a sign on our downtown station to remind not only us but the residents of the City of Jackson that as a community we will get through this.


Here's a post that should put this all into real-time reality...

The Tuolumne County Public Health Department is reporting a case of Coronavirus in their county.  This person is actuall...

The Tuolumne County Public Health Department is reporting a case of Coronavirus in their county. This person is actually from another county in California. See full release below.

‼️PRESS RELEASE: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 Being Treated in Tuolumne County [SONORA]

PDFs can be found on our website here:

Last night, March 25th, 2020, the Tuolumne County Public Health Department was notified that a 31 year-old female resident of Mono County tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at Adventist Health Sonora. Preliminary investigations indicate that the patient’s exposure to COVID-19 occurred in Mono County then the person traveled to Tuolumne County, then later sought medical care. This case is associated with community transmission in Mono County and was not acquired through local community spread in Tuolumne.

Early investigation indicates the patient traveled with a companion who has also developed minor symptoms but is under isolation. Tuolumne and Mono County Departments of Public Health are both working to identify any other potential contacts.

“We must remain ready for additional cases of COVID-19 in our county and work with our partners to rapidly contain any cases that arise,” said Dr. Eric Sergienko, Tuolumne County Interim Health Officer. “Tuolumne County Public Health staff are coordinating quickly with Mono County on the investigation in order to contain the virus to the case and contact identified last night”, added Dr. Sergienko.

Tuolumne County Public Health will provide further updates as more information becomes available.

It is important to remind everyone of the importance of complying with local and state health officer orders, including the California Health Officer’s stay-at-home order in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Details and frequently asked questions regarding the stay-at-home order can be viewed at the California COVID-19 website:

A local Health Officer’s Order will go into effect today to Screen for Febrile Respiratory Illness (FRI) and for Ill Residents to Isolate. This is an order that has been developed over the last week in conjunction with other county departments and county counsel. The order directs healthcare providers to report to Public Health all febrile (related to fever) respiratory illness, provides monitoring and isolation instructions, and for employers to screen their employees for FRI before they start their workday. The Health Officer Order and associated documents are attached to this press release.

Tuolumne County
Public Health Department
20111 Cedar Rd. North
Sonora, CA 95370
Office: 209-533-7401
Fax: 209-533-7406
24-hour Phone: 209-533-8055
Rebecca Espino, Director
Health and Human Services Agency

In addition to the activities outlined in the Health Officer Order and other guidance materials issued by the CDC and California Department of Public Health, individuals can continue to take the following actions to help to prevent acquiring or spreading COVID-19:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home if you are sick
• Clean surfaces that are touched often, like toys and doorknobs, phones, etc.
• Maintain regular healthy activities such as physical exercise and eating nutritious foods

USA is now number 2 in the world with coronavirus cases.....

USA is now number 2 in the world with coronavirus cases.....

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Highway House has a crazy deal!! 35% OFF on takeout. Check out the attached video!!

Highway House offering 35% OFF To Go Orders!!


Hail falling in South Jackson right now!!!

Major outage in the Jackson CA area.  Monday 8:30 pm.

Major outage in the Jackson CA area. Monday 8:30 pm.

Amador Water Agency

Amador Water Agency


For immediate release: 3/22/2020

Contact: John Kingsbury, Interim AWA General Manager

Amador Water Agency (AWA) wants to emphasize that our drinking water is not impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the State Water Board, Environmental Protection Agency and Center for Disease Control, conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in AWA drinking water systems, remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual.

“We are all facing unprecedented and challenging times and AWA will continue to adapt to the challenges as circumstances change,” said AWA Interim General Manager John Kingsbury.

AWA is modifying its operations in accordance with local health advisories. Our Customer Service Desk and lobby are currently closed until further notice for the protection of the public and our employees, and AWA has implemented “social distancing” practices for staff. AWA field operations staff are continuing to work throughout our service area and we ask the public to limit in-person interactions with field staff and maintain social distance.

AWA staff members remain available to assist customers via telephone at 209-223-3018 or email at [email protected]. Customers may experience additional wait times; we appreciate your patience. If you experience a hardship due to the economic downturn, please contact Customer Services.

Amador County Public Health, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) have more information.


AWA is a public agency committed to enhance the quality of life in Amador County by providing safe, reliable water, waste-water, conservation and reclamation services.

SHOULD I REPORT PRICE GOUGING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE?"Even though our office cannot represent individuals, the...
FAQs on Price Gouging

"Even though our office cannot represent individuals, the Attorney General may, on behalf of the public, investigate or prosecute someone who has engaged in price gouging. Anyone who has been the victim of price gouging, or who has information regarding potential price gouging, is encouraged to immediately file a complaint with the Attorney General's Office by going to the Attorney General's website or by calling (800) 952-5225."


Amador Community Foundation announces an ACF Disaster Relief Fund for Community-Based organizations to address the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and mitigation measures in our area.

Kathleen Harmon

As the uncertainties about the length and impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic are faced, the efforts of the nonprofits that provide services to our most vulnerable will face economic hardships and food shortages in the months ahead. Please consider giving to the Amador Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund so we may provide flexible resources to these organizations as they support our friends and neighbors.

Amador's nonprofits need our help now more than ever!

The ACF Disaster Relief Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations to help them swiftly and effectively address the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and mitigation measures in our area. Large or small, your gift is a generous act of togetherness and solidarity with your community.

Please visit our web page for more information about ACF’s Disaster Relief Fund. For up-to-date information on novel coronavirus COVID-19 from Amador County, visit their web page HERE.

Our thoughts are with you and all whose lives are affected by this pandemic locally and worldwide. In times like these, we are inspired by the way our community comes together to show just how generous and resilient we are. Thank you, and we wish you safety and good health.


Kathleen Harmon
Executive Director
Amador Community Foundation
571 S State Hwy 49
PO Box 1154
Jackson, CA 95642
Fax: 209-223-4569

Email: [email protected]


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