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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...

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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.


    Farm Fresh

    To the delight of lovers of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, the Bass Lake Certified Farmers Market opened for the season May 22 in The Pines Village.


    Casey wins prestigious Cuesta College award

    Yosemite High School graduate Erin Casey has been honored with the George Silveria Student-Athlete Career Award at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.


    Heptathlete Cooks places second at state meet

    Riley Cooks, one of the most talented female athletes in Yosemite High School's history, placed second in the seven-event heptathlon at the State Community College Track & Field Championships May 17 and 18 at San Mateo Community College.


    Grand jury critical of CAO

    A Madera County grand jury report released May 15 supported allegations that Eric Fleming, county administrative officer, exhibits a domineering, over controlling management style at times. The report, released after a six month investigation, said Flemin

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