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The Victim Pays

Daniel Pritchett401 East Yaney StreetBishop, CA 93514760-873-8943 Dear Editor: In environmental law there is a principle known as “the polluter pays.” This is the reason that DWP – instead of victims of its air pollution – is paying hundreds of millions of dollars to mitigate Owens Lake dust. In the Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement […]

 
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Segura Thanks Community

I would like to thank the entire community of mono county for their support. I believe it was this backing from the community that kept others from running against me while I serve in the interim on the School Board. I look forward to serving with the other board members and I am excited about […]

 
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View on Tax Cuts

The Need to Pay for Tax Cuts ? Debunking the Myth Politicians, and their spokespersons, have recently been repeating a myth that tax cuts cost the government money and thus must be funded. During his many speeches in support of Democrat candidates Obama refers to the Bush tax cuts as an unfunded $700 billion dollar […]

 
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Carle on Prop 21

I’m not in the habit of telling anyone how to vote, but this year Prop 21 is near and dear to my heart. Many of you remember several threats of closure to our Eastern Sierra State Parks, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Bodie State Historic Park. I worked for California State Parks for […]

 
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Kathy Cage on Randy Gephart

Editor,I’ve been asked many times over the years to endorse people running for political office but I have never considered it before now. For most political offices I feel that voters should do their own homework and find out where candidates stand on issues related to that office rather than rely on endorsements to steer […]

 
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Paradise Development Comment

Dear Editor, SierraWave tossed up a real soft-ball on the proposed Hooper development at Paradise Lodge. Reporting on last week’s Mono Planning Commission meeting, you covered the minor issues but only alluded to the one compelling problem: building custom homes inches from and even over-hanging beautiful Rock Creek. The Mono County General Plan stipulates a […]

 
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“End the Nastiness”

Dear Editor: The name calling and innuendo regarding the race for judge between Randy Gephart and Mark Magit has gotten out of hand. This is not Brown/Whitman, it is a contest between two fine people and good lawyers neither of whom deserve the kind of nonsense that has recently been spread around town and in […]

 
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Reason to Vote

Dear Editor: Tonight on the evening news a Green Beret posthumously received the Medal of Honor for bravery on the battlefield of Afghanistan . He is one of the endless line of patriots who have safeguarded our democratic way of life. These patriots stand shoulder to shoulder with brave civilians who support the cause of […]

 
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Political Observation

At the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Candidate’s Forum last May, I witnessed an interesting exchange between Superior Court judge candidates Magit and Gephart. I was sitting in the front row as the candidates were seating themselves. The only person missing was Ms. Hankel. I watched, as Magit said he had better call her to […]

 
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Another Wildlife View

Its not a bear problem its a people problem. Why is it a town of 7,000 that easily grows to 25,000 on holidays and busy weekends, has no local jail so must transport those to be jailed to Bridgeport (2 hour minimum drive plus paper work) by one of the two on duty police officers, […]

 
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