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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 ...

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    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...

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    Great fire coverage

    Kudos to everybody at the Sierra Star for their professionalism in the coverage of last week's Junction Fire.

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    Thanks to many

    As one of many that was evacuated Aug. 18 due to the Junction Fire, I want to express my thanks. In my case, less than a half hour after seeing smoke that I thought was still at Capitol Pipe, not about 400 feet from my property, I received the mandatory evacuation notice from a sheriff deputy telling...

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    One firefighter in Oakhurst

    First, I must say that Cal Fire is a first rate fire agency that protects our area. I tip my hat to all of our hard working firefighters who put their lives on the line to protect us, our community, and our properties.

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    Education bond crucial to supporting students

    California's schools and colleges are working to improve educational offerings and assist in our state's recovering economy. Unfortunately, our classrooms and buildings are not keeping up with initiatives designed to enhance student success and expand access to education.

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    I too am tired, J.R.

    I'm tired of your myopic, stilted little column which appears in the Star. I'm tired of your whining about the president and everyone else who does not agree with you and the Koch brother's twisted version of national and world events.

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    Congratulations

    My most sincere congratulations on the coverage you and your reporting team did on Oakhurst's Junction Fire. With a very short deadline to Thursday's edition, you included a great amount of information and dramatic photos. Having been in the writing business, including with the Sierra Star, I know...

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