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  • NEWS

    Assorted viewpoints on voting in Nov. 4 election

    With the General Election fast approaching, election officials are expressing concern over an anticipated low voter turn-out.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • NEWS

    Anderson submits casino criminal complaints

    On Tuesday, Oct. 28 Madera County Sheriff John Anderson submitted criminal complaints to the district attorney's office identifying as many as 11 individuals believed to have committed "numerous" felony violations during the Oct. 9, hostile takeover at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

  • NEWS

    Chukchansi employees laid off after closure

    Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino employees are living out their worst nightmare after a signed letter was sent out informing them of a massive layoff following the forced shutdown issued by the National Indian Gaming Commission on Oct. 9.

  • 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.

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