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    Letters to the editor

    Dear Editor,


    Madera County Deputy Sheriff's Association

    A clarification letter from the Madera County Deputy Sheriff's Association on their endorsement of Chief Jay Varney.


    Importance of attendance

    We have already finished approximately one quarter of the school year. This has been a school beginning that has been unlike any that I have ever experienced. As you well know we have had to cancel school on 2 separate occasions due to fire. I am consistently amazed at the generosity of this community...


    Keitz responds to Supervisor Wheeler

    This is in response to Supervisor Tom Wheeler's letter to the editor in the Oct. 23 edition of the Sierra Star.


    Linn will do great

    No good deed goes unpunished. I have noticed that DA Keitz and his supporters have been alleging, that the only reason that all law enforcement in Madera County supports David Linn is because he serves on the Civil Service Commission. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have served during...


    Strong for Linn

    During the last eight years, I have had the privilege of serving on the Madera County Civil Service Commission with David Linn. I have known David to be hard working and fair to all during our grievance hearings. We do not hear grievances from the City of Madera or any state organizations.


    Huge mistake

    Last year, Yosemite Park management sought to drastically reduce the park's amenities that attract visitors and generate revenues. This year, it seeks to increase admission fees on those same visitors by 50%.


    Reaction to fee increases

    Excerpt from a letter written by the Madera County Board of Supervisors to Yosemite National Park Superintendent Neubacher on the proposed fee increases.


    I endorse Linn

    I endorse David Linn for Madera County District Attorney.


    Keitz has experience

    Running the office of district attorney of any county is not sitting in a court room presenting evidence to get a conviction. The hard part is putting a team together to do that job at the highest level. That type of leadership and guidance comes from years of successes and yes, failures.

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