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“The Spirit Of Fire” Disappointed On Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. When down through the chimney, all covered with soot, Came the “Spirit of Fire,” an ugly galoot. His eyes glowed like embers, his features were stern, As he looked all around for something to burn. What he saw made him grumble ...

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Chukchansi Enters Into Agreement With NIGC To Reopen Casino

MADERA COUNTY — The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has entered into a settlement agreement with Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians that will help move them forward toward reopening their Coarsegold casino. In October, 2014, the NIGC Chairman issued a notice of violation and temporary closure order for all gaming activity at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino because the ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Sierra Foothills

SIERRA FOOTHILLS — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a flash flood watch for Central California, including Madera, Mariposa and Fresno County foothills through Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 22. This advisory is mainly for the Rim Fire and El Portal fire burn areas, but extends from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. Heavy rain may cause areas of flooding and debris ...

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CHP Working To Keep Your Holidays Merry

SACRAMENTO – California Highway Patrol officers across the state will be giving up time with their families this Christmas to help ensure that your holidays are not marred by tragedy. The CHP’s wish this holiday season is for everyone to stay safe during their travels. They remind drivers to follow the posted speed limit, buckle up, avoid distractions while driving, ...

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NORAD: Tracking Santa For Sixty Years (And You Can, Too)

COLORADO — He sees you when you’re sleeping, and knows when you’re awake, but does Santa know that he’s been the subject of particularly watchful eyes for six decades? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) out of Peterson Air Force Base is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey! The NORAD Tracks Santa website features Santa’s North ...

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Sheriff’s Innovative Program Receives National Recognition

MADERA COUNTY – Former Sheriff John Anderson and his Public Information Officer Erica Stuart, are honored to announce that Madera County’s origination of the “Elder Orphan” program has been named semi-finalist by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. In November 2012, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office launched a twice-daily telephonic welfare check for seniors living alone. ...

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Lisbeth (Beth) Stauffer

Lisbeth (Beth) Stauffer passed away on Nov. 20, 2015 at the age of 73. She was born June 20, 1942 in Fresno to Judge Denver and Betty Peckinpah. Raised in Oakhurst, Mrs. Stauffer graduated from Sierra High. She had a private practice in hypnotherapy for 25 years, and enjoyed collecting rocks and crystals, studying the Bible, reading, and playing poker. ...

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Single Vehicle Crash Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Emergency personnel responded to reports of a single vehicle off the embankment along Road 274 near Fawn Point this evening. Just after 6 p.m., a Dodge Caravan was westbound along the north shore of Bass Lake approaching a sharp corner when, for unknown reasons, it went off the right shoulder and down a short embankment, coming to ...

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Distemper Hits Madera County Animal Shelter

Submitted by Robin Bell – Friends of Madera Animal Shelter  MADERA COUNTY — Foster homes needed to help dogs and puppies! An outbreak of distemper is affecting the health of many dogs at the Madera County Animal Shelter. This disease spreads easily through contact with bodily fluids including urine, vomit and nasal discharge from one dog to another. Madera County ...

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Deli Delicious To Take Over Jamba Juice Space

OAKHURST — Another dining choice will soon be available in Oakhurst as Deli Delicious takes possession of the property at The Shops of Oak Hill, formerly occupied by Jamba Juice, says Coldwell Banker Premier Commercial agent Jesse Robichaud. “Renovation of the building has already started with an estimated opening date of March 1, 2016,” says Robichaud, whose company represents The ...

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