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The Typewriter That Helped Start The Times

Editor’s Note: This is one of a few remaining editorials that Times Publisher John Derby had left unpublished before his passing on Tuesday this week. It’s an updated version of a story he had told many times before. Tucked back in a closet in the spare bedroom is a Remington Noiseless typewriter which was used to start this newspaper.…

What Are We Going To Do With All This Water?

The view of Lake McClure as you drive past Horseshoe Bend is amazing. Never in our memory has the lake been this full of water. The river through Snelling is maxed out and far above its normal banks. The docks at Lake Yosemite are almost under water. The falls at Yosemite have never been so full, powering from the top of the mountains…