Here it is SEPTEMBER. The air is fresher with the Furgeson Fire contained. It’s been a difficult summer for so many friends and former co-workers having to evacuate their homes or be on pre-evacuation. The death of a young Mariposa dozer operator working on the fire was devastating. It really hits home when you know the family. Words are not enough to thank the brave fire fighters who daily put themselves in danger in order to protect others.

On a more positive note, I am honored to be continuing in December as a Bass Lake Elementary school board member. I recently attended Back to School Nights and witnessed enthusiastic and eager teachers share about their grade level goals and classroom expectations. The evenings were well attended. Hats off to the parents for being so supportive and congratulations to the teachers for being well prepared to discuss their curriculum.