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  • LETTERS

    The filth in this town is sad

    I would like to say that the media coverage was done very well in regards to the Oakhurst Junction Fire and kept everyone up-to-date. Now since there was such a great media and social network keeping residents informed of the fire as it was happening, my question is, why is it that no one seems ...

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    Thanks to Star

    The Oakhurst Elks Lodge would like to thank the Sierra Star for their support in publishing the activities of our community. We appreciate your cooperation in getting the word out to everyone. If it wasn't for the Star, no one would know what's going on around town. You make sure school activities...

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    Best choice

    A gun substituted for the letter "J" in his name? Texas experience? What? Is he trying to give the impression that he is tough? How about Smart? Oops.

  • OPINION

    Privatization of services

    As many of you know one of my concerns is the inefficacy in the way our public services are delivered to taxpayers. Let's call them customers. There should be a California law that allows private companies to compete for delivery of public services to its customers. Whether it's maintenance services...

  • OPINION

    I choose McClintock

    In the Sept. 4 Sierra Star "Choose or Lose" column, Peter Cavanagh criticized Congressman Tom McClintock for opposing amnesty and for supporting budgets that save Social Security and Medicare from insolvency.

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    Junction Fire thanks

    I would personally like to add my thanks to Cal Fire for a job well done in stopping the Junction Fire in Oakhurst along with the unsung heroes who piloted those water dropping helicopters and the huge DC-10 borate bomber.

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    Heartfelt gratitude

    The day of the Junction Fire, our puppy, Libby, was at Oakhurst Vets to be spayed. At 4 p.m., Dr. Nagle called, and in a very calm, reassuring voice, told me Libby was fine, that the hospital had to evacuate, and she had gone home with an employee. He said he didn't know who Libby was with, but ...

  • LETTERS

    Evidence over 30 years old

    In his Sept. 4 column, Peter Cavanaugh wrote that Congressman Tom McClintock opposes Social Security and Medicare. The evidence Cavanaugh relies on to make this claim on Social Security stems from a piece McClintock wrote as a 21-year-old college student in 1977. However, Cavanaugh failed to mention...

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    Great politician

    In his Sept. 4 column, Peter Cavanagh is wrong on Mount Jessie Benton Fremont. Two historians — John Poimiroo and Craig McDonald — have recently written in the Mariposa Gazette explaining the influence Jessie Benton Fremont had behind the scenes to lobby powerful senators to get the Yosemite...

  • OPINION

    Thinking of tossing your hat into the ring?

    Being a candidate for any elective office can be overwhelming, confusing and many times not worth the effort. From your locally elective offices to our state and federal offices, the process can be daunting and unthinkable to the faint of heart. Candidates, especially at the state and federal level...

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