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  • FEATURES

    50 years of service

    More than 100 former volunteers, board members, and thankful residents of the Mountain Area gathered in Oakhurst Oct. 25 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sierra Ambulance Service (SAS).

  • NEWS

    Former bookkeeper sentenced to four years

    Sue Tashima, a former bookkeeper for Oakhurst T-shirt company Simply Smashing, Inc., was sentenced Oct. 27, to four years in the Fresno County Jail for embezzlement, and ordered to pay restitution to two victims totaling $485,000.

  • NEWS

    Voters to decide fate of Mono casino agreement

    California voters will decide Nov. 4 if a revenue-sharing agreement between the state and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians will remain as is, or come to an abrupt halt. The 20-year agreement, known as a gaming 'compact,' would provide more than $600 million to the state, county and City ...

  • BRIAN WILKINSON

    Yes on Prop 48

    The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has worked diligently for 15 years to bring to reality its dream of a casino — a casino that would bring economic prosperity, not only to the 2,000 member tribe, but to the county and the cities of Madera and Chowchilla, just as casinos have helped 60...

  • BRIAN WILKINSON

    Fire can destroy homes ... but not the human spirit

    Sunday, Sept. 14, was a quiet afternoon in the Mountain Area. Most of our beloved tourists had rolled up their tents and hitched-up their boats a couple weeks earlier and returned to their homes in Northern and Southern California and beyond.

  • CALENDAR

    Customs & classics benefit area schools

    For the 12th consecutive year, schools in Eastern Madera County will be submitting mini-grant requests to the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club for special projects in the fields of math, science, reading, and technology. Funds for the grants are raised through the club's Run for the Gold Car Show, held...

  • NEWS

    Fresno River clean-up Sept. 27

    The annual Great Sierra River Clean-up will be held 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Sept. 27, Oakhurst River Parkway.

  • SPORTS

    Formidable Force

    After sweeping all four divisions of the North Sequoia League Championship last year, the Yosemite High School cross country team, the premier team in the NSL, is expecting another successful season this year.

  • NEWS

    Summer lake level tough on Bass Lake businesses

    With the Labor Day weekend serving as the "unofficial" end of summer, tourism dependent Bass Lake businesses are reporting less than an ideal summer season - a season that had the lowest lake water level in nearly 40 years.

  • CALENDAR

    Autos and Art

    For the 12th consecutive year, car enthusiasts will again help the schools in Eastern Madera County by attending Friday's kick-off tri-tip barbecue 6-8 p.m. and Saturday's 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Run for the Gold Car Show at the Oakhurst Community Center.

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