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    More than just names

    I almost fell out of my chair when a press release from the Park Service about name changes in Yosemite popped up on my computer. Not being April 1, I knew it wasn’t a joke.

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    Reducing Fuel

    In a joint effort, Cal Fire, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Madera County Road Department came together to begin thinning dead and dying trees on forest land in the Mountain Area.


    Summer staging

    It didn’t take long for the young summer campers to become disillusioned with Camp Granada. In a brief 24-hour period, they had endured an outbreak of malaria, poison ivy, threat of bears, fighting amongst themselves, and readings from Ulysses. Home and kisses from Aunt Bertha never looked...


    Onward to first

    Grandfather John Lassos was excited to see the youngest of his grandsons graduate from kindergarten.


    Donuts with Dad

    Giavanna Powell, Oakhurst Elementary School fourth-grader, sat contentedly next to her grandfather Gene Karnes, finishing off a donut. Giavanna is his first grandchild, and as of June 3, she has another baby sister.

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    Star reporter wins journalism award

    Reporter wins George F. Gruner award


    Fire prevention is everyone’s job

    With little snow and rain, and warm winter temperatures up and down the state, including our Mountain Area, fire officials are warning of the threat of an early and long fire season. Some say big wildland fires are inevitable.

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    A mayday mystery and secrets of the NSA

    When Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld‘s Douglas DC-6 airliner SE-BDY went down over Andola, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) back on Sept. 18, 1961, controversy immediately swirled around the cause of the crash.


    Steamy reads

    Nicole Cook grew up an only child in a small town, population 10. Because of this, her imagination was sparked early in the beautiful setting of Sugar Pine.

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    Has Madera County ignored Proposition 13?

    A new county ordinance requiring residents in the unincorporated areas of Madera County, including Oakhurst and YLP, to pay for trash disposal services begs the question behind legality of the imposed fee.

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