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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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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Despite troubles, reason to hope

Watching the news these days can be pretty depressing. The stock market is down, up, and down again.  Budget cuts, new laws, and programs are coming out of Washington, DC, and Sacramento faster than we can keep track – it’s enough to make us lose all hope. But  despite the grim outlook, we needn’t sit […]

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