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Letter To The Editor: Tom Wheeler Gets Things Done

I’ve known Tom Wheeler for over 30 years. As a hard-working long-time resident he has served all of us in Eastern Madera County in numerous capacities for years. He understands the needs of the district and applies his prior private sector experience to help solve the present challenges we face. Tom has helped to instill a Customer Service attitude within ...

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Letter To The Editor: Tom Wheeler Cares About Our Community

We are writing to show our support for District 5 Supervisor, Tom Wheeler. We know Tom well though our involvement with him in Rotary, where he is an active member. We have chosen to support his campaign for reelection because he is a hands-on supervisor, is always accessible to discuss issues, and because we feel that he genuinely cares about ...

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Letter To The Editor: Tom Wheeler Is The Easy Choice

I know two of the candidates for 5th District Supervisor. Our Current Supervisor Tom Wheeler and challenger Mark Sobel. I am voting for Tom Wheeler without reservation. Tom knows his district, his constituents and the issues that directly affect us. He is the most accessible Supervisor I have known in 35 years of residence in Oakhurst. That is not a ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through May 13

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 7 to Sunday, May 13, 2018. North Fork danger to self On Monday, May 7 at 1 a.m. a deputy was dispatched regarding a report of a female subject causing a disturbance and making statements of causing harm to others. Subject was ...

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Letter To The Editor: Mariposa Supervisor Supports Tom Wheeler

To the Voters of Madera County District V: It is my honor to heartily endorse Tom Wheeler for reelection as Supervisor District Five. Over the past 10 years I have had the pleasure of working closely with Tom on regional, state and national issues which all have implications for our neighboring counties. Because of Tom’s experience, strategy, tenacity and indefatigable ...

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Letter To The Editor: Jessica Morse for a Change

After nearly ten years of ineffective representation in Congress, it’s time for a change in California Congressional District 4. After spending considerable time this past year getting to know the other candidates on the June 5th primary ballot, I’ve concluded that Jessica Morse is the most qualified to represent CD-04 into the future. With her past deeply rooted in the ...

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State Wildfire Awareness Week

SACRAMENTO — California’s wet winter created a sizable crop of new growth grass, but don’t let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass dries into fuel-ripe tinder. Now is the time to act to prevent wildfires. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared May 6-12 “Wildfire Awareness Week” to urge homeowners that Fire Defense is Self Defense, Get Ready ...

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Major Injury Accident Closes Highway 41 In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A multi-vehicle accident before noon on Sunday caused major injuries to at least one driver, and closed a portion of Highway 41 for more than two hours. Just after 11 a.m., CHP says Oakhurst resident Forrest Null, 69, was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion northbound on Highway 41, and was stopped at the stoplight at the intersection of ...

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Letter To The Editor: Marshall Long Is The Clear Choice

When it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff one candidate arose as a clear choice in Mariposa County’s District 3 race. At last week’s debate, Marshall Long clearly showed his experience and knowledge of our Community. His commitment to problem solve the very complex issues that our county faces including affordable housing, infrastructure needs, employment opportunities, and managing ...

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Extreme Mountaineering: First Friday Lecture At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historic Park invites the community to attend the May edition of their First Friday Lecture Series. On Friday, May 4, wildlife biologist Phil Bartholomew presents his dad Orland’s solo winter trek in 1928-1929 from Mt. Whitney to the Muir Trail in Yosemite — some 300 miles. High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Assault of Mount Whitney and ...

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