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Letter To The Editor: Let’s Ignore The Constitution

Let’s ignore the fact that Russia is our enemy. And let’s ignore the illegality of knowingly interfering with the American election process. And let’s ignore how one candidate encouraged and adhered to the allegiance of Russia in support of hacking another candidates email, in order to favor the outcome of the election. And let’s ignore Article 3, section 3 of ...

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An Open Letter From A Booster Dad

O’NEALS — Minarets Volleyball 2016 season came to an end on Wednesday, Nov. 16 when they lost to Ontario Christian High School in the first Round of the CIF Division IV state Championship 3-0. That’s not what this story is about. Andrew Low tells it from the heart in this post he shared with Minarets Foundation, Inc. on social media that night. Click ...

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My Campaign Signs Have Been Taken Down

This morning, when I went outside to get some things done, I found my campaign signs for Hillary Clinton, Bob Derlet and Robert Carabas had been taken down. The Hillary sign was covered with dirt and debris. I cleaned the sign and put it, and the others back up. I find it sad that there are so many people in ...

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Vulcan Takes Community And Environment Seriously

To the Editor: This is an edited version of the letter I sent to the Madera County Board of Supervisors urging them to support the Austin Quarry project with a YES vote on September 12, 2016. After working as a geologist for 20+ years with a California-based environmental consulting company, I was a bit weary of jumping into the industrial ...

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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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