Opinion

Opinion

If you wait, it could be too late

The terrifying 79,000-acre Detwiler Fire in neighboring Mariposa County that destroyed 63 homes and damaged another 13, should serve as a giant wakeup call to property owners in Eastern Madera County who have yet to provide 100 feet of defensible space around their house.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Welcoming our tourists

In a few short weeks the tourists will have come and gone from our area. They will have traveled from nearby Fresno or from Denmark to visit Yosemite or Bass Lake and they will have enjoyed for a few days what we get to enjoy day after day.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Where was your outrage then?

Ever since it became clear that Donald Trump was going to be the nominee for the Republican Party the left wingers have been vitriolic in their attacks and insinuations. Enough is enough. I voted for him for only one reason. I did not want Hillary Clinton nominating any Supreme Court Justices. He’s pompous, arrogant, and he goes against common practices at times. The attacks on everything he does go beyond the pale.

Peter Cavanaugh

My Summer Vacation

When a lab technician stares at the screen and loudly proclaims, “Wow,” adding, “Don’t you feel that,” one realizes he is at the scene of breaking news.

Opinion

A July fourth reflection: The founders and the presidents

It’s time to watch fireworks displays, sing patriotic songs, and ruminate about our country’s rich heritage and history. It’s time to celebrate America’s national birthday. As we do so, we should recognize that millions of our ancestors, by their creative thinking, hard work, devotion to the common good, and personal sacrifices have helped make our nation a beacon of democracy and opportunity in a world that has faced a sea of challenges since 1776.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Speaking my mind

This Tuesday the nation will pause to celebrate 241 years of independence from the British Crown. Our founding fathers committed treason against their king in an effort to secure the blessings of liberty for themselves and their posterity. Most of them had wealth and they understood they could lose that or worse; loss of their lives.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Reflections

Under a cloudless sky, a group of citizens gathered at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park to witness the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial on Flag Day. A fitting day to observe the sacrifice of our brave and selfless veterans as those warriors all served under that flag.

Videos

President-elect Trump shares his policy plans, updates on transition

The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition, an outline of some of his policy plans for the first 100 days, and his day one executive actions. Video shared via "the official 2017 Presidential Transition account on YouTube" on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
Transition 2017
President-elect Trump shares his policy plans, updates on transition 2:38

President-elect Trump shares his policy plans, updates on transition

Eye on Education: What does Prop. 58 mean for Fresno schools? 1:26

Eye on Education: What does Prop. 58 mean for Fresno schools?

Protest at Fresno City College against North Dakota pipeline 0:50

Protest at Fresno City College against North Dakota pipeline

Clinton makes first public appearance since concession speech 2:39

Clinton makes first public appearance since concession speech