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    Simpli Charming

    A talented 16-year-old senior at Glacier Charter High School has started her own business appearing at children’s birthday parties and other events - but not as herself. Even though she entered the Children’s Museum of the Sierra last Saturday as “Ice Queen,” the first...


    Wonderful is Wonderful

    “It’s a wonderful Life - The Musical,” opened Dec. 5 at the Sierra Pines Church, and when the first of six shows ended two and a half hours later, the 50-member cast received an enthusiastic standing ovation. And for good reason. The production, directed by Heather Sconce, with...


    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).

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    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.

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    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 ...


    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...

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    CHP checkpoint results in citations - no DUI arrests

    In a concentrated effort to get people driving under the influence of drugs and or alcohol off the highways, the California Highway Patrol conducted a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint Friday, June 27, on Highway 41 in Coarsegold. Officers stopped 693 vehicles out of the 775 vehicles that passed through...

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    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...


    Fire destroys 26 rooms at Oakhurst Lodge

    A 19-year-old Oakhurst Lodge night attendant, Clark Oetken, is being credited with saving lives by quickly alerting hotel guests to a fire that destroyed 26 of the 62 rooms at the lodge shortly after midnight on May 23.


    Veterans focus on stand down

    A Stand Down, providing goods and services to military veterans was held May 18 at Sierra Pines Church.

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