THURSDAY, UPDATE (OCT 15) - This Update is bought to you by Mid-State Solid Waste & Recycling.  Please CLICK HERE to download.  The contents include:





WEDNESDAY UPDATE (OCT 15) - This Update is brought to you by McPhee's Grill.  Please CLICK HERE to download.  The contents include:






MONDAY UPDATE (OCT 15) - This Update is brought to you by Loretta's Beads.  Please CLICK HERE to download.  The contents include:

     Templeton & other North County Fire Departments visit TES

     Templeton Magazine due in mail boxes any day now

     Chamber continues to search for new CEO and new board members

     Vacancy to be filled on County Pension Trust Board

     Rotary to hear from Superintendent Joe Koski

     Supervisors to make one last attempt at contract with several bargaining units

     TWiB cancelled

     THS Girls Volleyball to play Mission Prep

     Directors to work on survey for Fire Department funding & hear annual audit

     Visit the scary, abandoned haunted house on Main Street

     Mark Your Calendars


WEDNESDAY UPDATE (OCT 10) - This Update is brought to you by Castoro Cellars.  Please CLICK HERE to download.  The contents include:

     Community - Youngsters choose ice cream flavors for Library's BIG Reveal

     Fire Logs - Templeton Firefighters share National Fire Prevention Week message

     Calendar - Meetings, THS Sports, Events etc. for Thursday, October 11

     Planning Ahead

     Still Time to Sign Up

     Mark Your Calendars

TUESDAY UPDATE (OCT 9) - This Update is brought to you by Whitehorse Tack, Gifts and Supplies.  Please CLICK HERE to download.  The contents include:

     Top of the Fold - When is the last time to visited Templeton's PAC?

     Wednesday's Calendar

     Planning Ahead

     Still Time to Sign Up

     Mark Your Calendars


MONDAY UPDATE (OCT 8) - This 4-page edition is brought to you by Viborg Sand & Gravel.  PleaseCLICK HERE to download.  The contents include:

     Top of the Fold - TEF hits another home run with Denim & Diamonds

     Community - THS Alumni Don Thorndyke led Homecoming Parade

     See a video of the 2018 THS Homecoming Parade

     Election Watch - Meet the school board candidates

     Tuesday's Calendar:

     Coffee, conversation & questions with the CHP

     Supervisors to look at County progress reports and financial forecast

     Noon meeting with the Kiwanis

     THS Sports

     Weather & Air Quality

     Planning Ahead - (a) Ribbon Cutting & Tour, (b) Firefighters with Flowers BIG   

     garage sale, (c) Pioneer Day, (d) Livin' the Dream, and (e) Templeton Library

     BIG Reveal Celebration

     Still Time to Sign Up - (a) TWiB to hear from Fire Chief Bill White at luncheon and

     (b) Kid's Cooking Program 

WEEKEND UPDATE (OCT 5) - This four page Update is brought to you by Twin Cities Community Hospital and includes:

     This Weekend in Templeton - The FFA Tractor Pull, Farmers Market, Nightmare on

     Main Street, A Night to Remember, and an Indoor Concert at Castoro Cellars

     Planning Ahead - Events coming up October 10-14

     Still Time to Sign Up

     Mark Your Calendars

     Weather & Air Quality

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MONDAY UPADTE (SEPT 24) - This 7-page Update contains interesting, informative information.  Please CLICK HERE to download.  The contents include:

     Traffic Alert!  8th Street west of Main will be closed Oct 1-26

     You're invited to view the new THS STEM & Admin facilities Oct 11

     Stars shine at the Templeton Performing Arts Center on Oct 6

     School bus restoration project nears completion

     THS Sports scheduled for the week of September 24-30

     Templeton Community Clean-Up Day is this Saturday (Sept 29)

     Just in...THS Drama students present "Haunted House" in the PAC Sept 28

     More Halloween fun coming up

     Progress update on the new county animal shelter

     SLO County certified farmers markets are "Community Treasures"

     "Firefighters with Flowers" to hold BIG garage sale for "seed" money

     Water Note - Steinbeck case now in the hands of the jury

     Workshop on sustainable management criteria for Paso Basin

     Public comment for SLOC Stormwater Resource Plan ends Oct 10

     "CA plan to store water underground could risk contamination"

     Weather & Air Quality Forecast

     Event Reminders

CALENDAR EDITION (SEPT 24 - OCT 1) - Meeting information for local government, civic clubs, organizations, classes, workshops, along with upcoming events, and weather are all provided in this 5-page edition.  Please CLICK HERE to download. 

THURSDAY UPDATE (SEPT 20)  - This 6 page update contains a significant amount of community information. Please CLICK HERE to download this update.  The headlines include:

     Road work continues in Templeton on three fronts

     Local bank makes significant donation to Templeton Library

     Templeton Library group announces the "BIG Reveal Celebration"

     Mark Your Calendars!  Community Clean Up Day is September 29th

     Eagles Boosters recognize outstanding September Athletes of the Month

     THS Homecoming Parade & Game is September 28th

     Templeton shines in 2018 CMSF Beef Carcass Class awards

     2nd Annual Templeton FFA Tractor Pull is October 6th

     Note!  FFA Drive Thru BBQ pick up is today

     Note!  Founders Day Cancelled

     Weather & Air Quality Report

     More Upcoming Events

MONDAY UPDATE (SEPT 10) - A short Update with a photo of the day and a number of interesting and useful items of information.  Please CLICK HERE to download this Update.

CALENDR EDITION (SEPT 9) - This Calendar Edition contains meetings and events in and around Templeton from September 10-17.  Please CLICK HERE to download this edition.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE (AUG 29) - Notes from the Editor - CALENDAR - (a) Wednesday, August, 29, (b) Thursday, August 30 and (c) Friday, August 31- NEW EVENTS - Massive Book Bonanza Giveaway and Sale this weekend! - ROADS & TRAFFIC - (a) A reminder to please be cautious when driving in Templeton and (b) CHP to step up enforcement for Labor Day Weekend - WATER NEWS - "California and Feds agree: No pot grows on public lands.  Please CLICK HERE to download this edition.

SUNDAY UPDATE (AUG 26) - Note from the Editor - CALENDAR - (a) Monday, August 27 and (b) Tuesday, August 28 - COUNTY GOV - Meet with your Supervisors - WEATHER & AIR QUALITY - WATER NEWS - Video on "Rain Garden Water Harvesting".  Please CLICK HERE to download Update.

WEEKEND UPDATE (AUG 24) - WEEKEND EVENTS (a) ECHO's Long Walk Home, (b) Summer Social at Sherwood Dog Park, (c) Farmers Market, (d) Swim at Templeton Pool, (e) THS Football Dinner & Auction, (f) Whale Rock Warm Up at Castoro, and (g) Templeton Performing Arts Center Foundation Inaugural Concert - WEATHER - (a) Forecast calls for continued cooler temperatures and (b) North County Air Quality Report - POLICE & FIRE - (a) Fire Station #30 to be housed in Templeton for about 18 months and (b) Fewer offenders returning to life of crime - HEALTH & FITNESS - (a) Addressing mental health crises in ERs and (b) FREE County flu shot clinic scheduled for October - WILDFIRE - (a) Opinion: "Environmentalists have stood in the way of fire prevention efforts.  That has to end" and (b) Ferguson Fire Final Update - TALKING TRASH - "Mountains of U.S. recycling pile up as China restricts imports" - WATER NEWS - (a) "Jolting California officials, Trump administration looks to rewrite rules for Delta water", (b) "6 steps to make a rain garden", and (c) VIDEO on "Rain Garden Water Harvesting".  Please CLICK HERE to download Update. 

CALENDAR DIGEST WITH BULLETIN BOARD (AUG 20) - This Calendar Edition contains information on upcoming meetings, classes, workshops, events and much more for August 20 thru 27 along with a Bulletin Board of events for the next quarter and beyond.  Please CLICK HERE to download the Edition.

FRIDAY UPDATE (AUG 17) - COMMUNITY - Start of school and construction to increase traffic delays - WEATHER - (a) Forecast for start of school still holding at 85 degrees and (b) North County air quality slightly improved - TALKING TRASH - "Changes in waste management industry mean changes in how we recycle at home" - WATER NEWS - "Back Again: Water tax revived to clean up taps" and "New Mexico groundwater diversion plan rejected as "water speculation"" - and an UPDATED BULLETIN BOARD!  Please CLICK HERE to download this Update.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE (AUG 15) - COMMUNITY - (a) THS STEM/Admin Building ribbon cutting ceremony postponed and (b) Don't miss the last Summer Concert in the Park - LOCAL GOV - (a) Work continues to save Templeton Fire and (b) Refuse rates and the state of recyclables to be discussed Friday - COUNTY GOV - County Parks reaches a large audience at the Mid-State Fair - ELECTION NEWS - Templeton ballot for Nov 6 election is decided; no election for TCSD - POLICE & FIRE LOGS - (a) Ferguson Fire now at 87 percent contained, (b) Yosemite Valley now open to the public, (c) Smoky conditions remain in the area, and (d) Current Ferguson Fire statistics - HEALTH & FITNESS - County 2017/18 Mental Health Plan yields good results - WEATHER & AIR QUALITY - (a) Forecast comfortable for start of school and (b) North County air quality slightly improved - TALKING TRASH - (a) Editor's Note, (b) "China's recycling restrictions hit U.S. towns", and (c) Editor's Note - WATER NEWS - "Can California's wild and scenic rivers stay that way?" - ROADS & TRAFFIC - Two reminders - (a) Work on Main Street scheduled to start on September 4th and (b) Use caution when traveling on Las Tablas near the wastewater project construction sites - NEW EVENT LISTING - Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Templeton FFA Tractor Pull - REMINDERS.  Please CLICK HERE to download this Update.

WEEKEND UPDATE (AUG 11) - COMMUNITY - NEWS FLASH - Templeton resident to be promoted to Lt. Colonel in Army National Guard - ELECTION NEWS - (a) With 4 candidates, Templeton now has an election for school board, and (b) With only 1 candidate, TCSD nomination period is extended to Aug 15 - FIRE NEWS - (a) Editor's Note!, (b) NEWS FLASH - Yosemite Valley to reopen to visitors on Tuesday, August 14 at 9 am, and (c) Ferguson Fire now the largest fire in the history of Sierra National Forest - HEALTH NEWS - (a) UC Cooperative Extension launches new guidance for workplace breastfeeding and (b) Twin Cities receives breastfeeding award - WEATHER & AIR QUALITY - (a) Cooler temperatures in Templeton thru next week and (b) Smoke from wildfires continues to impact North County air quality - TALKING TRASH - "Much of San Diego's recycling goes to China and now China doesn't want it" - WATER NEWS - "Caltech animation based on satellite data shows Southern CA "breathing water"" - ROADS & TRAFFIC - Plan for detours & delays - Work on Main Street scheduled to start September 4th - NEW EVENT LISTING - TPAC Foundation to hold Inaugural Concert on August 25th - and REMINDERS.  To download this Update, please CLICK HERE.

THURSDAY UPDATE (AUG 9) - COMMUNITY: (a) Templeton youngsters earn "Best of Show" in sewing & quilting, and (b) Volunteers needed to help with Dog Splash Days - ELECTION NEWS: No change since Aug 6 - Still only 2 for school board and 1 for TCSD - HEALTH REPORT:  (a) County Health confirms 2 cases of flu from exposure to pigs at Fair and (b) Mid-State Fair launches aggressive review of animal health protocols - COUNTY GOV: County assessment role increases by 5.8 percent - FIRE NEWS:  (a) Editor's Note, (b) Ferguson Fire threatens Yosemite Valley, and (c) "The misunderstood reality of climate and fires in California" - WEATHER & AIR QUALITY: (a) Cooler temperatures in Templeton, and (b) Smoke from wildfires impacting North County air quality - TALKING TRASH: "A giant floating trash collector will try to scoop up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch" - WATER NEWS: "How saving Southern California steelhead trout could also help the state's watersheds" - NEW EVENT LISTING: An invitation from Templeton's oldest service organization - and REMINDERS.  Please CLICK HERE to download the Update.

MONDAY UPDATE (AUG 6) - CORRECTION: Next TCSD meeting is on the 21st not the 14th - ELECTION NEWS: 2 candidates for school board now on the ballot - COUNTY GOV: County asks for input on storm water plan - WATER NEWS: "California groundwater law means BIG changes above ground, too" - NEW EVENT: THS Football Dinner & Auction scheduled for Aug 25 - and REMINDERS.  Please CLICK HERE to download this Update.

CALENDAR EDITION WITH BULLETIN BOARD (AUG 6) - This edition contains information on meetings, events, classes and concerts for the week of Aug 6-14 along with upcoming events into October.  Please CLICK HERE to download this Edition.

WEEKEND UPDATE (AUG 3) - COMMUNITY NEWS: Restoration of Templeton's 1933 school bus continues (photo) - ELECTION NEWS: It's a start! 2 Templeton candidates are on the ballot - CMSF FINAL RESULTS: CA Mid-State Fair releases results for the "Sizzling" 2018 Fair (photo) - PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS FLASH: County Public Health investigating cases of influenza - LOCAL GOV: (a) Countywide Parks & Recreation needs assessment complete and (b) Veteran's outreach program explores the trail" - FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Help needed on North County theft investigation - WATER NEWS: (a) "Sausalito scientist uses technology to tell the ocean's story" and (b) Oxnard installs aerators at Channel Islands Harbor as water quality improves" - THIS WEEKEND: (a) Farmer's Market, (b) Templeton Pool schedule, and (c) "Blame Sally" concert at Castoro cancelled by band due to a family emergency - MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Public workshops on possible use of Diablo Canyon lands and facilities, and REMINDERS .  Please CLICK HERE to download this Update.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE (AUG 1) - ELECTION NEWS: (a) We may have 1 candidate, and (b) Chamber announces forum for State Assembly Candidates - THS SPORTS NEWS:  (a) THS All-Alumni Day & Booster Kick Off, and (b) THS announces season openers for fall sports - LOCAL GOV: (a) News from 1st District Supervisor John Peschong, and (b) Re County Fire: Public service announcements now airing on KSBY - ROADS & TRAFFIC: Long awaited work on Main Street starts this month - WATER NEWS: Special fundraising event for new film on water - FIRE NEWS: "New fires threaten homes in Northern California's El Dorado County, taxing firefighter resources" - REMINDERS: (a) Use caution when traveling on Las Tablas, (b) Please consider running for local office, and (c) Public workshop on water & sewer rate changes Aug 30 - BULLETIN BOARD.  Please CLICK HERE to download this Update. 

Above:  Work continues on Las Tablas to construct a new sewer pipeline.  The project will return the town's eastside wastewater flows from Paso Robles back to Templeton's Meadowbrook Wastewater Treatment Plant for processing.  When completed, the benefits to the community will be significant.  The half-million plus dollars that Templeton currently pays Paso on an annual basis for treatment and infrastructure costs will be then be invested in Templeton's wastewater treatment and infrastructure instead.  Perhaps even more importantly, approximately 250 acre-feet of water annually will be returned when treated eastside wastewater is percolated down into the sands and gravels of the Salinas underflow and picked up downstream as potable water.   The project includes the laying of at least 17,000 feet of new sewer pipeline, a new Volpi Isbel lift station, the replacement of lift station 3, an upgrade to the westside lift station, and greater water reliability.     Photo courtesy of Francesca Ross at 

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