Minarets participates in the Sequoia Forestry Challenge

Seven Minarets High School students recently participated in the 2017 Sequoia Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 58 high school students from nine Central Valley schools. The event was held Oct. 11-14 at Quaker Meadow Camp, east of Springville.

Will taxpayers trust the GOP again?

The California GOP is rapidly approaching the edge of a black hole from which there is no escape. But rather than reverse course by appealing to the needs and aspirations of average Californians, the response by some Republicans in the Legislature is to rush forward to throw themselves into the abyss by supporting policies that punish the middle-class.

Organic Waste Recycling

Keep Our Mountains Beautiful (KOMB) applauds Emadco for being proactive implementing the Organics Recycling Laws for Commercial and Multifamily Dwellings, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2017.

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Progress on EMCSPCA no-kill shelter

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