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Reader asks for Framework facts

Do you hike, bike, camp, fish, ski, hunt, snowmobile motorcycle ride, snowshoe, use your SUV or even bird watch in our National Forest? Don’t think the Sierra Framework Forest Plan Amendment will affect you? Wrong current language contained in the framework will have a huge impact on all of the above user groups. Hiking, biking, skiing and bird watching have been shown to disturb wildlife much worse than motorized vehicles, primitive campsites will have to go along with many motorized and nonmotorized roads and trails, fishing and hunting. Well, you people have been terrorizing and tormenting wildlife for years, your access and sport will be heavily restricted. Snowmobilers, bikers and four-wheelers, you people are toast, as much as the language in the Framework appears to be directly aimed at you and your access.

The amount of new forest overgrowth that must eventually burn will pollute the air in the Sierras like never seen before. Last year record-setting forest fire devastation up north from intense wildfires is nothing compared to what must burn in order to create the pre-European forest condition so sought after by the Sierra Club and their allies. So, before you sign up with the billion-dollar environmental conflict industry to “Save the Forest,” please do your own research. You will find you are not getting the whole story.

Tim Ewers

Homewood

Much to be proud of in Tahoe City

The other night after dark I had visiting overnight guests, so I drove them through Tahoe City just to show off our new downtown. Would I have done that three years ago? I don’t think so. We now have a community of which we may be proud with sidewalk lights, gutters, attractive paver sidewalks and wide, first-class street paving. These public improvements have spurred most of our businesses to make similar enhancements. My hope is that the remainder of businesses will soon follow suit, and that the increased pedestrian traffic I see will reward them all.

There isn’t room enough to thank all those responsible for working so hard to make this dream come true. I know it has not been easy, especially in our unincorporated town, but you each know just how difficult it was and you now deserve the satisfactory feeling of pride in a job well done. Thank you all.

Ray Jones

Homewood

World of Thanks: Thanks to ambulance committee, residents

I’m very happy that a solution created by the Tahoe West Shore Ambulance Committee has been fortified with overwhelming approval Jan. 30. Delivering 80 percent of the total votes cast, voters approved Measure E ,the revised ambulance special tax that will continue the contract with North Tahoe Fire Protection District.

This was a solution we worked on for over a year.

Thanks to this committee we can count on good ambulance service on the West Shore. These people devoted hundreds of hours seeking the kind of ambulance service the community needed and deserved.

It’s often thought that the West Shore is lost in the government shuffle within El Dorado County. I’m pleased this wasn’t the case.

The Emergency Medical Services staff worked diligently with this committee to help facilitate the solution and the election.

Thanks to a lot of concerned residents and helpful county staff we can look forward to continued good ambulance service.

Dave Solaro

El Dorado County Supervisor

District V


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