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  • 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...

  • ALAN WILEMAN

    Questions swirl around casino's closure

    Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, issued a temporary restraining order at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, to three tribal factions claiming to be the tribes official councils. The order came hours after a dramatic armed takeover at the...

  • 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

    Half Dome Century

    Visitors come from all across the globe just to catch a glimpse of Yosemite's historic Half Dome, but for one Fish Camp resident climbing it is another annual event.

  • NEWS

    Dry wells are concern for mountain residents

    On Tuesday Aug. 26, the Madera County Supervisors voted against introducing a moratorium on new wells in the county, siting the possibility of future lawsuits and the need for a more equitable solution.

  • NEWS

    CVS takes strong stance on health

    As of Sept. 1, CVS Pharmacy is tobacco-free. Where cigarettes once were neatly stacked in long rows, there are Nicotine aids (gum, lozenge and patch) to help smoker's quit the addictive habit. Highly visible posters plaster the walls, now dedicated to the cessation of smoking.

  • 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.

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