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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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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Speaker’s Garage: more to the story

In a recent Guest Editorial in the Union Democrat entitled “Historic buildings deserve protection,” a local activist claimed that four of five county supervisors ignored the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in order to allow Tuolumne’s Speaker’s Garage to be demolished. Not so, according to legal research conducted by Tuolumne County’s Deputy County Counsel Carlyn […]

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