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By Lou Marzeles
Editor and Publisher 

Unraveling the mystery of timing in Songer matter



Friday’s revocation of the commissions as range and timber deputies for Bob Songer and Harold Cole by Sheriff Rick McComas has a good portion of the local community puzzled at the very least. When people were told (as has happened often the last few days) that the sheriff fired Bob Songer—an announced candidate for sheriff in this year’s election, and just two days after Songer’s full-page ad for his candidacy in The Sentinel—the reaction has been the same: a dropped jaw, followed by, “What?!” or “You’re kidding!” or a similar expression of astonishment.

The sheriff, through Undersheriff Marc Boardman (Sheriff McComas did not return our call to him Monday morning), tel...

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