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Letters to the Editor for Aug. 25, 2010

Garden plan for Jamestown mine worth cultivating

 Preposterous, pie in the sky, far-fetched, unrealistic.
    These are but a few of the adjectives that describe to Modesto developer Vince Estell’s vision for the arid, toxic remains of a 1980s open-pit mining operation west of Jamestown.
    These days, with temperatures nudging the century mark and shade in short supply, the 765-acre mine — close to 500 acres of which are owned by Tuolumne County — seems as unlikely site for one of Northern California’s premiere tourist attractions.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 24, 2010

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 23, 2010

Local schools prepare for 2010-11 challenges

    More than 11,600 Tuolumne and Calaveras county public school students began classes this week.
    It’s an end-of-summer ritual that dates back generations and decades. It’s a chance to renew friendships, meet new teachers and begin or build on a years-long learning process that, ideally, will lead to careers, accomplishment, and even fame and fortune.
    But the 2010-11 school year also begins with challenges unlike those faced here in the past. They are challenges and could impact the very mission of our schools.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 20, 2010

Smith leaves record of achievement at Columbia

    Joan Smith, Columbia College’s president, is leaving the school after just four years to become the Yosemite Community College District’s interim chancellor.
    But, as her impressive promotion might evidence, Smith’s tenure here was productive:

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 19, 2010

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 18, 2010

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 17, 2010

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