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Fall Leaves And Downed Trees: Over The Garden Fence

By Brian Moore — MOUNTAIN AREA — Hugelkultur builds garden mounds using tree trunks, limbs, branches, leaves, decaying organic matter (compost) and soil as a planting base. Hugelkultur mimics a forest floor’s process of decomposition and regeneration. Hugelkultur can improve soil vibrancy, water holding ability and soil heating. But what is with the name? In the late 1970’s two German ...

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Letter To The Editor: Sally Moreno For DA

I would like to ask my fellow citizens of Madera to join with me and vote for Sally Orme Moreno for District Attorney. Sally is extremely qualified for the job of District Attorney but more than that, she is part of our community that is making a difference every day by her words and deeds. Sally is a volunteer who ...

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Letter To The Editor: Sally Moreno For District Attorney

As Madera County faces a number of challenges, the one that concerns me the most is crime and how we are going to address this growing problem. The California Legislature continues to introduce laws that are “handcuffing” our law enforcement officials and that is why more than ever we need to elect officials who know how to fight back and ...

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Letter To The Editor: Sally Moreno For District Attorney

I support and am voting for Sally Moreno to be our next Madera County District Attorney and ask all that want to see a safer Madera County consider doing the same. I had worked and/or lived in the City or County of Madera for the vast majority of the last 42 years, 28 or those as an attorney regularly present ...

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Letter To The Editor: While Thousands of Homes Burn

Wildfires are getting bigger, stronger, and more frequent. Six of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history have occurred in just the past ten months. Ninety-seven percent of the world’s scientists agree the major cause of increased fires is global warming. Our Congressman Tom McClintock doesn’t want to believe them. He is a climate change denier. McClintock insists that “the ...

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Letter To The Editor: Water Memorandum

On October 1, 2018 Congressman Tom McClintock, along with Congressmen Jeff Denham, David Valadao, Devin Nunes, and Kevin McCarthy met with President Donald Trump as he signed a water memorandum that will return water to the Central Valley of California. It will also address water projects in Washington and Oregon. As we have seen, the choices we made two generations ...

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Letter To The Editor: Children In Cages

By Election Day, Trump’s feckless Justice Department will be 102 days past a Federal Judge’s deadline to reunite immigrant children with their parents. This despicable outrage continues only because gutless hyper-partisan toadies like Tom McClintock and Devin Nunes look the other way while that bloviating buffoon in the White House wages war on children. Trump is the most dangerous figure ...

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Focus On OCI Staff: Amy Smith

OAKHURST — This week we are focusing on one of our 6th grade teachers, Ms. Amy Smith. She has been teaching for thirteen years in total, but has only taught for five years in Oakhurst, and loves it! When Ms. Smith graduated from high school she went to college to become a biologist. After completing two years toward her biology ...

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Letter To The Editor: In Support Of Sally Moreno

The position of District Attorney is critical to the safety and security of all Madera County residents. It necessitates an immense amount of time to gain the experience and qualifications required to be an effective District Attorney. Sally Moreno is the only candidate who has been a police officer, a military veteran and a prosecutor for over 20 years. She ...

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Safe And Spooky: North Fork Trunk Or Treat

NORTH FORK — How much candy can one kid eat? Find out at the Halloween Trunk ‘n Treat at the Post Office parking lot in North Fork, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The parking lot will be roped off for safety and the North Fork fire truck will be on hand to give kids a special ...

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