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    Happy Easter

    This week Christians around the world will pour into churches to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the singular event that has affected history more than any other event.


    Freedom in the fourth

    Attention all freedom-loving patriots. You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout. I'm telling you why.


    To have and to hold

    Imagine for a moment, your home is fully engulfed in the scorching destruction of tumultuous flames. With mere seconds to spare, there's barely time to retrieve a single article of your cherished belongings. In that flash, precisely what might you measure more valuable than all the rest? Would you...


    Treasures of Death Valley

    NOTE: This is the first of a two-part story about the treasures of Death Valley

  • NEWS

    Bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzlement

    A former bookkeeper for Simply Smashing, Inc., a successful t-shirt company in Oakhurst, pled guilty April 7, to two grand theft embezzlement charges and two felony identity theft charges after stealing $685,000 between 2007 and 2012 — $325,000 from Simply Smashing and an additional $360,000...


    Final curtain call for director Randy Hyatt

    The inspiration for and motivation behind the music department at Yosemite High School the past 11 years, Randy Hyatt, is retiring in June, although he will continue as director of the Oakhurst Community Band "until they find someone better," he said modestly.


    7.1 million and counting

    They said it couldn't be done. Coming up on the fourth anniversary of Obama's signature legislation, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has reached a significant milestone signing up more insurees than projected despite technical snafus.


    Higher medical costs

    Last week on April Fool's Day, the President announced that the Affordable Healthcare Act enrollment period had ended successfully with the enrollment of 7,100,000 people. This was a result, the White House and their lapdog media pundits stated, of the media purge to encourage folks to enroll. The...


    Mustangs face Caruthers Thursday for league lead

    The Minarets High baseball team (11-3, 2-0 West Sequoia League) got league wins last week with against D-IV Fowler (3-8, 2-2), and the D-VI Riverdale Cowboys (1-8, 0-2).


    Demanding Drama

    The emotional story of blind, deaf, and speechless Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, opened last weekend, bringing the painfully honest and inspirational story to life at the Golden Chain Theatre.

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