SPI TO RETOOL STANDARD MILL: 130 JOBS RESTORED!

How about a little good news for a change? At a press conference this morning, Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority (TCEDA) staff and representatives for SPI announced that the Standard Mill will reopen next year! As you know from this blog, the closure of the mill (along with two other SPI mills) last year was devastating to the […]

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Grief sucks! Teen and child support groups starting

Do you know a teen or child experiencing grief and loss this summer due to the death of a loved one or a major life-changing loss? Grief is never fun, but it’s especially hard during the summer when teens and kids can be isolated from support systems. Nansea Arquette and the folks at Dawn’s Light […]

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Veterans, duty, and trouble

At the Tuolumne Veterans Day Ceremony today I got to thinking about the tremendous sacrifices made by men and women who gave so much for their country – our country.  I was thinking about the strong sense of duty that drove many of them to leave home, family, friends, and country that we might be […]

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Help wanted

Your help is desperately needed and wanted. Anyone willing to volunteer to help those most severely impacted by the depressed economy and resulting service cuts in local and state budgets is invited to attend A Community Day of Caring on July 18th, beginning at 9:00AM in Sonora Courthouse Park. Many local agencies, basic needs and other safety net programs, faith-based, and […]

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Budget crisis: Town Hall meeting in Tuolumne

The Tuolumne Township group will host Teri’s Town Hall meeting at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Tuolumne on Monday, June 8th to discuss the state and local budget crisis. District 3 and other interested county residents are encouraged to attend. Tuolumne County Administrator Craig Pedro will discuss the economic conditions that led to the crisis, […]

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Contingency planning with community critical

I recently received an angry email from someone very concerned about the budget cuts the county is considering in response to the depressed economy and cuts coming from the state. She feels county services like recreation are critical to preventing future law enforcement problems and she asked the county to involve communities in coming up […]

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Re H1N1 (the Flu, formerly known as Swine)

From: Kathleen K Rustrum, Public Information Officer, Dr. S. Todd Stolp, Public Health Officer Update As of May 1, 2009, there are 141 confirmed cases of H1N1 Swine Influenza confirmed in the United States with one death. There have been no cases of H1N1 Swine Influenza in Tuolumne County. As of today [Friday], there had […]

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