The October issue of The Mountain Pioneer contains a full candidates forum for those running to win the three seats opening on the El Tejon Unified School District Board. There are also OpEds by readers about Measure K, plus a timeline of the four year struggle for improved emergency medical care for Pine Mountain. You can see the forum online here, and you can obtain a copy of the October issue at the newspaper office in Frazier Park.
This is our last issue before the November 4 General Election. This is likely to be one of the most significant ballots that any of us ever have an opportunity to cast in our lifetimes. We urge you to vote.
Beyond the national parts of the ballot, there are vital local measures that have critical importance as well.
Three seats are opening up on the El Tejon Unified School District Board of Trustees. There are nine candidates running for those seats. We believe that most of them are very well-qualified. But with so many, it is vital that you learn all you can about them.
On pages 14, 22 and 23 you can meet the candidates and read their replies to a forum in the October issue of The Mountain Pioneer. You can see all of it online at www.MountainEnterprise.com (Community FYI).
In addition, over in Pine Mountain this is a historic moment for Kern County.
The Kern County Fire Department has developed a firefighter-paramedic program that will be enabled if 2/3 of the voters there cast a “yes” vote on Measure K. It will enable a $70 annual tax to provide a 24/7 firefighter-paramedic who is certified to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) in a medical emergency.
Related Election News and Stories in this edition of The Mountain Enterprise:
(Update November 6, 2008: Now that elections are over, you will need a subscription to view some of the stories)
Breaking News: Last Minute Attempts to Confuse Voters on Measure K
Commentary: Attempts to Confuse Voters Mislead, Misinform on Measure K
Opinion: Facts Say ‘Yes’ On Measure K
Community Input: The Turnipseed Legacy
This is part of the October 31, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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