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  • BRIAN WILKINSON

    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.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • FEATURES

    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.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • NEWS

    Celebration of love

    Romance was in the air last Thursday when 18 couples and 10 singles (after losing a spouse), were honored for more than 50 years of marriage.

  • FEATURES

    Man of Steel

    Blacksmiths have been an integral part of human development and engineering since 13th century BC. Considered by many as the worlds first engineers, a blacksmith’s ability to mold and shape metal into a variety of needed shapes and sizes has always been a valued skill throughout history.

  • NEWS

    Reed takes over as Kihon’s sole proprietor

    Kihon Mixed Martial Arts in Oakhurst has come under new ownership. Micah Reed, 38, of Raymond, is taking over the ownerships responsibilities for the mixed martial arts dojo but says he plans to keep much of the teachings the same.

  • FEATURES

    Step In My Garden

    Step into In My Garden and the smell of Roasted Espresso, the number one candle wax seller, wafting invitingly through the air into an expansive, colorfully decorated open space.

  • FEATURES

    Fellowship

    On Sept. 1, 2004 the first community meal was held at the New Community United Methodist Church. There were 30 volunteers on hand for the spaghetti and meatball dinner. A sole attendee arrived that evening, vegetarian Dave Maguire.

  • 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...

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