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  • LETTERS

    Volunteers needed

    Dear Editor, Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCO) has been serving Oakhurst and surrounding areas for more than 25 years. We provide free one-on-one tutoring for adult speakers of other languages to learn to speak, read, and write English. However, we are now in a crisis because we no longer have...

  • LETTERS

    Agenda 21

    Dear Editor, Debbie Bacigalupi, MBA, CS, CMP, was the featured speaker sponsored by the Oakhurst-Coarsegold Tea Party on July 15. She has become an expert on U.N. Agenda 21 and is frequently sought to speak on current environmental issues and regulations.

  • OPINION

    Saving Westfall Ranger Station right direction to go

    Our parents, Clyde and Jean Werly, lived on Miami/Westfall Ranger Station on Highway 41 from 1940-1950. I was born while they were living there, so our family, like many others in the area, has an affinity for this lovely landmark just outside Yosemite.

  • 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.

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