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Traditional Heritage Now: Indian Fair Days And Pow Wow

NORTH FORK – The nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum invites one and all to share in a celebration of heritage and culture at the 47th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, held again this year on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 – 6, at Minarets High School. The event is the longest-running pow wow in the state of California, according to ...

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Library Presentation: Quilts, From Traditional To Art

OAKHURST — Creating art is a big part of Vivian Helena Aumond-Capone’s day, but mixed-media fiber art gives her “free rein” to create and surprise the viewer with a surface that is touchable. On Saturday, July 15,  Vivian Helena will conduct a special workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. – noon entitled “From the Traditional to the ...

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Hodges Wins Loggers Jamboree Title For The Ninth Time

NORTH FORK — The winner of the title 2017 All Around Logger at the Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree this past weekend was Nathan Hodges. Nate has earned the title nine times over the years. Katelyn Hough  was crowned the 2017 Queen of the Loggers Jamboree, selling $11,300 in pre-sale tickets, and sponsored by Donna Pride. Emma Sweeney was crowned Little Princess, ...

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Letter To The Editor: County Credit Card Abuse

Our Madera County Board of Supervisors and CAO clearly need help and guidance from the community. This need is affirmed by the CAO’s justification of excessive spending of tax dollars on food and beverage for himself and other employees. His justification was in response to an investigation by the Grand Jury on abuse of County credit cards by employees, the ...

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Letter To The Editor: Safety First

On April 6, 2017, at the taxpayers expense, a conference was held in Bass Lake for Madera County politicians and employees. The Agenda covered “Strategic Conversation with Staff related to the achievements, vision, goals, initiatives and priorities of Madera County.” We have yet to determine what the cost was to the taxpayers, because that information has not been forthcoming from ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 15 to Sunday, May 21, 2017: Coarsegold violation of court order On Monday, May 15 at approximately 9:28 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 Block of Road 415 in regards to a violation of a court order. A report was taken and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through May 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 8 to Sunday, May 14, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s case On Monday, May 8, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a Coroner’s referral ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 24 to Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017: Coarsegold motor vehicle stop On Monday, Apr. 24 at 2:16 a.m. a deputy made a traffic stop in the area of CA-41 and Lucky Lane regarding false tabs. The driver was cited and the vehicle ...

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Celebrate Arbor Day The Mariposa Way

By Mark Scrimenti —  MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Arbor Day Concert Celebration is the first of its kind in Mariposa county. The main focus of this event if to build a stronger community, highlighting the good work of local groups that people of all backgrounds can believe in. More than that, it will just be plain fun! This is definitely ...

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One Tribe Global: Goddess In The Garden Festival

OAKHURST — “In 2014, two friends and I were discussing ways to bring a sense of greater connection to our community,” D’Elle Milton explains. “The idea of ‘One Tribe Global’ was born of a desire to create opportunities to explore, support and enhance our lives together in meaningful and joyous ways.” One Tribe Global is a non-profit association founded whose ...

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