Opinion

Letters to the Editor

She agrees with Sobel’s assessment of Wheeler win

Responding to Mr. Sobel’s open letter to Supervisor Tom Wheeler (June 28), I could not agree more with what he said. It is unfortunate that Tom Wheeler has won another election for another four years as our supervisor. Lots to be said for having term limits. It appears that the main job of Tom’s is to show up at every event that comes along in our community just to be seen and heard. From the Golden Chain to the Rib Fest to Bingo night, you name it and Tom is there. It would be a better service to our community if he concentrated more on trying to get a hospital built here, get us more firefighters and more firehouses, and try to improve Blood Alley (Highway 41), where yet another person was killed in a head-on collision recently. He endorsed a motorcycle park in Coarsegold, (thank God it did not get through), but maybe if he put his time and energy in things that would benefit us all, it would be a better use of his time. As head of the Board of Supervisors, he certainly could do much more for us.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Trump may be a louse but …

Dr. Bill Atwood writes a biweekly opinion column for the Sierra Star in Oakhurst, California. This week, he adds up all the latest news and surmises: Trump may be a louse, but he’s getting the job done.

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"