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    Man of Steel

    Blacksmiths have been an integral part of human development and engineering since 13th century BC. Considered by many as the worlds first engineers, a blacksmith’s ability to mold and shape metal into a variety of needed shapes and sizes has always been a valued skill throughout history.

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    Reed takes over as Kihon’s sole proprietor

    Kihon Mixed Martial Arts in Oakhurst has come under new ownership. Micah Reed, 38, of Raymond, is taking over the ownerships responsibilities for the mixed martial arts dojo but says he plans to keep much of the teachings the same.

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    Anderson submits casino criminal complaints

    On Tuesday, Oct. 28 Madera County Sheriff John Anderson submitted criminal complaints to the district attorney's office identifying as many as 11 individuals believed to have committed "numerous" felony violations during the Oct. 9, hostile takeover at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

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    Chukchansi employees laid off after closure

    Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino employees are living out their worst nightmare after a signed letter was sent out informing them of a massive layoff following the forced shutdown issued by the National Indian Gaming Commission on Oct. 9.


    Questions swirl around casino's closure

    Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, issued a temporary restraining order at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, to three tribal factions claiming to be the tribes official councils. The order came hours after a dramatic armed takeover at the...

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    Half Dome Century

    Visitors come from all across the globe just to catch a glimpse of Yosemite's historic Half Dome, but for one Fish Camp resident climbing it is another annual event.

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    Dry wells are concern for mountain residents

    On Tuesday Aug. 26, the Madera County Supervisors voted against introducing a moratorium on new wells in the county, siting the possibility of future lawsuits and the need for a more equitable solution.

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    Funds sought for Team Clancy wheelchairs

    When Jack Williamson moved to the Mountain Area in the 1960's he had no idea the connection he would grow to have with the community.


    Oakhurst resident needs votes as SilverSneakers finalist

    For the second time since introducing the SilverSneakers program to the Fitness Zone, a member from the Oakhurst based fitness center has been nominated as a top ten national finalist for the Richard L. Swanson Award.

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    More than 600 acres scorched - two homes lost

    The worst fire to threaten Oakhurst in more than 50 years started as a whimper Monday, Aug. 18, but quickly grew to a roaring, dangerous wildfire consuming 613 acres and destroying eight structures, including two homes and the Suburban Propane office. The estimated cost to fight the fire was $1....

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