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  • LETTERS

    Life Saver

    Dear Editor, During the late morning hours of July 8, I fell down an embankment when the bank gave way across from the old Snowline. I fell 50 feet, and was able to grab a Juniper bush to prevent myself from falling onto Highway 41.

  • LETTERS

    Hefty gasoline hike on the way

    Dear Editor, This is an excerpt from an article by Four Twenty Seven (427) Climate Solutions (427mt.com/2014/01/cap-and-trade-investment-plan-proposed-budget) entitled A Closer Look at the Cap & Trade Investment Plan in Governor Brown's proposed Budget:

  • OPINION

    Save our historic buildings

    This is an urgent call-to-arms to save some of our more important historic buildings on the Sierra National Forest (SNF), which were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and are now targeted for demolition.

  • OPINION

    Keeping the great outdoors great

    A weekend in the forest means something different to everyone. Which of these activities do you enjoy? — fishing, rock climbing, camping, hiking, ATV dirt bike riding, swimming, photography, hunting, snowshoeing.

  • OPINION

    Health insurance quotes for early retirees

    Dear Savvy Senior, At age 63, I will be retiring in a few months and need to find some health insurance coverage for my wife and me until Medicare kicks in. Is Obamacare my only option?

  • OPINION

    Cigarette butts

    Not all Keep Out Mountains Beautiful members have the same reaction to Mr. Froelich's opinions expressed in one of his recent columns, but one thing we all agree on is that improperly discarded cigarette butts are unsightly, harmful to wildlife and the environment, dangerous as potential fire igniters...

  • OPINION

    A coordinated effort?

    District Attorney Michael Keitz had a letter to the editor in the June 26 Star, responding to a June 19 page one article "Community plans meeting to discuss recent break-ins" by reporter Alan Wileman. The story addressed the growing problem of burglaries and property crimes in the Oakhurst area.

  • LETTERS

    An American celebration

    Dear Editor, To everyone in the Mountain Area, if you didn't attend the Oakhurst Community Band's "Celebrate America Concert" Sunday, June 29, at the Mountain Christian Center, you missed an inspirational evening.

  • OPINION

    The saga of Lauri Lane

    Lauri Lane is a street of about one block, that comes off Highway 49, and has about 30 families living here. About 45 years ago, when the small subdivision of Lauri Lane was created, a water line was laid using a black rubber pipe. This pipe keeps breaking, is eaten through by gophers, and is considered...

  • LETTERS

    Highway 41 hotel

    Dear Editor, I had to send you my comments regarding the June 12 article in the Star concerning the fire protection water issue surrounding the proposed Holiday Inn Express hotel owned by Mr. Patel on Highway 41.

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