USTR Delays Some Tariffs on Items Including, Laptops, Cell Phones, Game Consoles & More Until After Holiday Shopping Season

USTR Delays Some Tariffs on Items Including, Laptops, Cell Phones, Game Consoles & More Until After Holiday Shopping Season

Washington, DC…The United States Trade Representative (USTR) today announced the next steps in the process of imposing an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports.  On May 17, 2019, USTR published a list of products imported from China that would be potentially subject to an additional 10 percent tariff.  This […]

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Awards Career & Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarships for 2019 Totaling $18,000

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Awards Career & Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarships for 2019 Totaling $18,000

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) awarded Career and Technical Training (C&TT) scholarships to a total of twelve high school students during recent award night events. Three Calaveras High School students, seven Bret Harte High School students and two Mountain Oaks students each received $1,500. Calaveras High School students receiving awards and their fields of […]

2018 Tax Filing Data Shows Need to Review Withholding ~ From Brian J Tewksbury

2018 Tax Filing Data Shows Need to Review Withholding ~ From Brian J Tewksbury

Murphys, CA…The IRS continues to encourage taxpayers to review the amount of tax they have withheld to avoid an unexpected tax surprise when they file their 2019 tax returns next year. Preliminary 2018 tax filing data seems to show the need for taxpayers to review their withholding in order to make sure the appropriate amount […]

Federal Reserve Drops Interest Rate to 2%

Federal Reserve Drops Interest Rate to 2%

Washington, DC…Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Although growth of household spending has picked up […]

CBO Report Looks at Effect of Raising the Federal Minimum Wage ~ From Brian J Tewksbury

CBO Report Looks at Effect of Raising the Federal Minimum Wage ~ From Brian J Tewksbury

Murphys, CA…The federal minimum wage (FMW), currently $7.25 per hour, hasn’t increased since 2009—the longest stretch with no federal increases since 1938, when the minimum wage was created. Several presidential candidates as well as proposed House Bill H.R. 582, Raise the Wage Act, would raise the FMW. What effect would a wage increase have on […]

Motherlode Cruisers Give Back! Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Receive Proceeds from Annual Car Show

Motherlode Cruisers Give Back!  Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Receive Proceeds from Annual Car Show

Jackson, CA…The Motherlode Cruisers again packed Historic Main St. in Jackson for their annual vintage car show on May 18. This year’s event showcased painstakingly restored vintage cars, including roadsters, sedans, muscle cars and more. As in past years, this year’s event included vendor booth with arts & crafts, live music and a raffle, making […]

It’s Still Not Too Late to Claim Your Earned Income Tax Credit!

It’s Still Not Too Late to Claim Your Earned Income Tax Credit!

Tuolumne, Calaveras & Amador Counties….It’s Still Not Too Late to Claim Your Earned Income Tax Credit! The Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA), was created in 1981 as a public, nonprofit entity through a joint powers agreement between the two counties of Amador and Tuolumne, vested with the responsibility of improving the lives of residents […]

Jobs Report Falls Short of Projections as Only 75,000 New Jobs Created in May

Jobs Report Falls Short of Projections as Only 75,000 New Jobs Created in May

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment edged up in May (+75,000), and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services and in health care. This news release presents statistics from two monthly surveys. The household survey measures labor force […]

Interested In Purchasing A Home? Call Judy Today for a Personal Consultation!

Interested In Purchasing A Home?  Call Judy Today for a Personal Consultation!

Arnold, CA…Judy Bettencourt purchased a home in Blue Lake Springs in 2004 and decided to make it her full time residence in 2008. Judy has been helping clients with homeownership since 1998. Besides her desire to help people with their dream of home ownership, she has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys hiking and […]

Wintercreek Foundation Donates $10,000 for Youth Mentoring!

Wintercreek Foundation Donates $10,000 for Youth Mentoring!

Murphys, CA…The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from the Wintercreek Foundation. “We are honored and inspired by the continued support of the Wintercreek Foundation,” said Calaveras Mentoring Foundation President Donna Shannon. “The folks at Wintercreek truly understand our kids’ needs and how important their grants are to our nonprofit and education communities.” […]

Visit Tuolumne County Celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week in a BIG Way & Revealed $264.2 Million in 2018 Tourism Spending

Visit Tuolumne County Celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week in a BIG Way & Revealed $264.2 Million in 2018 Tourism Spending

Sonora, CA…Formerly known as the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau, the private, non-profit corporation opted for a business name change to coincide with National Travel and Tourism Week. Now doing business as Visit Tuolumne County, CEO and President Lisa Mayo comments, “We are now doing business as Visit Tuolumne County. Not only does this keep up […]

Independent Legal Document Assistance is Ready to Serve Calaveras & Surrounding Counties

Independent Legal Document Assistance is Ready to Serve Calaveras & Surrounding Counties

Arnold, CA…Located in beautiful Calaveras County, Independent Legal Document Assistance serves all of Calaveras and the surrounding counties. Independent Legal’s services include document preparation, court filing, court/county clerk research, process serving, and mobile notary. About Owner Cara Burkdall – Cara’s experience with legal documents and processes stems from her years of working as a court […]

Mark Twain Medical Center Announces Availability of Community Grant Funding

Mark Twain Medical Center Announces Availability of Community Grant Funding

San Andreas, CA…Mark Twain Medical Center, (MTMC) through its affiliation with Dignity Health, has announced the opening of the 2020 Dignity Health Community Grants Program. Each grant program candidate must submit a letter of intent by the June 28th deadline in order to be considered. Applicants must be a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization or have […]

Calaveras Tourism Leaps to $205.3 Million in 2018

Calaveras Tourism Leaps to $205.3 Million in 2018

Angels Camp, CA…This week, Dean Runyan published its tourism numbers compiled for Visit California, and we showed a healthy pattern of continued growth for our tourism economy in Calaveras County.  Calaveras Tourism is an economic heavy hitter. Preliminary data for 2018 shows an increase of 5% from $195.5 million to $205.3 million in overall tourism […]

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