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Appeal To Help Our Veterans

To the Editor: My name is Ray Tote and I’m an American Patriot. I’m starting a foundation to help OUR Vets. It’s called Disabled Vets Outdoor Adventures, and its purpose is to open the outdoors for OUR Vets. How many of us have sons, daughters, or friends that are serving or have served in OUR military? Since I started this ...

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SCCCD Chancellor Thanks Measure “C” Voters

To the Editor: I would like to thank the voters for supporting Measure C in the June 7, 2016 election. You are true champions for higher education and access to a quality community college education. With the passage of Measure C, State Center Community College District (SCCCD) will invest in keeping our technology, educational and training facilities up to date ...

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Letter To The Editor: Madera County Citizens Face 2.4 Million Debt

To The Editor: The County Board of Supervisors has encumbered the citizens of Madera County with a $2.4 Million debt by applying for a grant to purchase 954 acres known as Blackhawk Ranch. Consisting of 8 separate parcels, the property is located on Highway 41 south of the Yosemite Lakes entrance on the West side of Highway 41. The grant ...

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Letter To The Editor: Madera County Needs Austin Quarry

To the Editor: Vulcan Materials Company’s aggregates are indeed vital to the growth and vitality of Madera County. Many people are unaware that all roads, hospitals, buildings, and highways that we use every day would not exist without large quantities of the aggregates needed to build them. In a letter to the editor on April 8, a writer repeated misinformation ...

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Letter to the Editor – We Don’t Need Vulcan Quarry

To the Editor — We get slick fliers from Vulcan Materials praising their proposed Austin Quarry near the corner of Routes 41 and 145, and ads claiming that “Vulcan is vital.” Do people in this area have any idea how NON-vital Vulcan is? Independent reports tell the true story: In our drought-prone region, this quarry is totally inappropriate! It would ...

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When The World Began To Change: Diagnosed At 31 With ALS

Written By Alicia Arce — I am writing today to tell you a heart wrenching story that needs to be heard by others, in order to spread awareness. Let me start by explaining that my brother-in-law David is truly a wonderful person, someone I have looked up to and admired. He has always been an extremely hard worker, and is ...

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New Campaign to Stop “Fukushima Freeways”

To the Editor: Some 1600 nuclear waste shipments would cross California, if plans for the country’s first nuclear waste repository in Nevada move forward. The proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository is about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas and about 25 miles east of Death Valley National Park. This week, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service released maps of ...

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National Monuments Are Bad For Forest Health

To the Editor: I am writing in response to “Yosemite Audubon Society Supports Sierra National Monument.” This is the area between Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon where there are already many Wilderness Areas along with monuments. A Monument is absolutely the wrong thing to do. Here are some reasons why: Years of mismanagement have made our forests overgrown, unsustainable and unhealthy. ...

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YAAS Supports Sierra National Monument

To the Editor: Yosemite Area Audubon Society supports the movement to create a national monument between Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings National Parks because I believe that it is the right thing to do. If we look back in our nation’s history, particularly in the Sierra Nevada, we find many people who did great things for future generations. Abraham Lincoln, John Muir ...

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