San Benito County Chamber of Commerce President Juli Vieira gave an update on tourism efforts at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.County supervisors allocated $18,000 to the chamber in their 2016-2017 budget.Tourism efforts included printing guides and pamphlets, filming commercials,...
Nearly 30 years after a massive earthquake destroyed a section of downtown Hollister, the future of the vacant 400 block of San Benito Street will be decided by the city’s electorate next November.On Monday, the Hollister City Council...
The nature of work is changing and as businesses struggle to fill job openings, local biotech company Teknova has taken a proactive approach and teamed up with Gavilan College to offer its workforce a way to expand their skills...
Outside Hollister below the majestic foothills that lead the way to Pinnacles National Park is Oils of Paicines, a small family-run business that produces award-winning, certified organic extra virgin olive oil.“Some of the olive trees are more than 50...
As regional roads and highways clog with commuters heading out of San Benito County to business hubs in Salinas and Silicon Valley, local motorcycle company Corbin stays ahead of the curve and that means staying put in Hollister.“Technology and...
Kristina Chavez-Wyatt is no stranger to the inner-workings of San Benito County. In this interview, the Hollister Free Lance asks the executive director of the San Benito County Business Council her views on the county’s economic outlook.What are some...
The Hollister Downtown Association has been supporting businesses and putting on community events in the heart of downtown for thirty years. In this interview, the Hollister Free Lance asks the group what stands out over the last three decades...
Amalia Ellis takes the reins as executive director of the Hollister Downtown Association, the board of directors announced this week.Ellis succeeds Brenda Weatherly, who served in the role for the past 12 years.“I think the Downtown Association will benefit...
County officials have ordered work to stop at the solar farm at Panoche Valley after negotiations broke down with operator ConEdison Development.“They’re also submitting for a project down in San Bernardino,” Board Chairman Jaime De La Cruz said by...
Hollister City Manager Bill Avera was up early Saturday to meet with residents at city hall to discuss any of their concerns.“For me, it’s not about what they may take away from a meeting, it’s what I can...

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EPA orders study of old mine site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Dec. 13, that it has reached a settlement with Buckhorn Inc., ordering the Ohio company...