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  • FEATURES

    Flowers and Guns

    In the early 70s, Wendy Woods’ life was in turmoil. She was a young mother, with three children ages 1, 5 and 7, in the middle of a divorce, and her job in the visitor center with the California Youth Authority near Sonoma, was ending due to the facility’s closure. All these circumstances...

  • FEATURES

    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...

  • OPINION

    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...

  • MORGAN VOORHIS

    Soapy basics

    The hard oils had dissolved into a soupy, yellowish substance under the 80-110 degree heat. With her crisp apron on, hair pulled back, goggles covering half her face, and blue gloves protecting her hands, she looked more like a scientist than a cook. Carefully measured ingredients were placed near...

  • FEATURES

    50 years of service

    More than 100 former volunteers, board members, and thankful residents of the Mountain Area gathered in Oakhurst Oct. 25 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sierra Ambulance Service (SAS).

  • 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 ...

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