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    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...


    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.


    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...

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    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.


    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.

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    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.


    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.


    Golf team focused on 10th consecutive NSL title

    Stranger things have happened in the wide world of sports, but nothing would be more unlikely than a team other than Yosemite winning the North Sequoia League girl's golf title this season — the school's 10th consecutive league championship.


    Yosemite volleyball team looks to bounce back

    Last year's Yosemite High girls varsity volleyball team was a bit an oddity. It's not that the team didn't have any talent, they just couldn't seem to jell.


    Supervisors change marijuana law

    The Madera County Board of Supervisors adopted a revised county Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Tuesday, dramatically increasing the fine for not playing by the rules.

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