FIGHTING FIRES FOR 40 YEARS – Mike Dell’Orto, left, receives a plaque recognizing his 40 years of service to the Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District from district board member Roger Pitto. Enterprise photo by Mike Taylor

Chiesa change of venue denied

A change of venue for accused murderer Peter Jordan Chiesa, 63, was denied by Calaveras County Superior Court Judge John Martin after a lengthy hearing Friday morning and afternoon. Chiesa is accused of killing his neighbors, Annette Truman, 41, and Leslie Hannameyer, 43, on June 25 while they cleared tree clippings from a common driveway shared by three properties. The […]

Mother Lode could see a new Amador-based radio station

The Texas company that bought and then quickly sold KNGT-FM in Jackson, for a hefty profit, says it has applied to the Federal Communications Commission to designate a new radio frequency for the Amador County area. “We are taking this action with the intent to create a new radio station for the area,” Chris McMurray, vice president of Dallas-based First […]

What’s Hoppin’ for THURSDAY, March 27

PC USER GROUP MEETING: 7:30 p.m. at the gymnasium behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Oakdale Road south of Briggsmore Ave., the Modesto PC Users Group will meet. Vice-President Bud Bondietti will discuss several e-mail tips and tricks. Call 523-4218 or visit www.mpcug.net for more information. For more What’s Hoppin’ highlights, click on the day above! HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING: 6 […]

Dell’Orto honored for 40 years of Mokelumne Hill firefighting

Mike Dell’Orto started fighting fires when he was only about 12 years old. Since those early days, he has served the Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District as a firefighter, assistant chief and even as chief during a volunteer career that has lasted 40 years. Dell’Orto was honored at the fire district’s Firefighter Appreciation Dinner held Friday in Moke Hill. District […]