A couple of things have come up in the last few days that may be worth following ...
First, there's the departure of Larry Peterson as head of the Amador County Department of Public Works. Larry brought real professionalism and a true public service ethic to the county. Now he's gone, and no one's saying just why.
And this coming Tuesday, the Alpine County Board of Supervisors is going to hear a presentation from the county's District Attorney Will Richmond and a representative of the Department of Fish and Game regarding civil penalties collected from Kirkwood Mountain Resort to resolve "criminal action" against the resort.
It'll be really interesting to learn what that's all about. A few years ago Kirkwood was responsible for a great deal of silt flowing into streams feeding Kirkwood Creek, so that may be the issue.