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Win Cash, Prizes, Bragging Rights: Oakhurst Scarecrow Contest

OAKHURST – Seeing scarecrows everywhere? That’s the plan for this month: as a way to bring together the business community, get a little friendly competition going and “feed a fierce love of all things fall,” Branches Books & Gifts store owner Anne Driscoll has issued a fun challenge to Oakhurst Area businesses and schools. Throughout the month of October, Branches ...

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Air District Grant Program For Trucks

MADERA COUNTY – The Valley Air District is seeking truck owners and small businesses operating Class 5 or Class 6 trucks for grant funding to help reduce truck emissions in the San Joaquin Valley including all of Madera County. Participants can receive up to $40,000 per eligible truck (not to exceed 35% of the total cost of the new truck). ...

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Sierra Meadows Closes This Fall To Reopen In Spring

AHWAHNEE – The owners of Sierra Meadows Country Club will be closing the business on Saturday, October 31 to prepare for their re-launch in Spring 2016. The multi-use facility will feature a new name and vision for the property including additional on-site activities, an updated bar and cafe area, lodging options for visitors, and a year-round calendar of live music, ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Open House At Sierra Tel

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Tel together invite the public to an Open House at at Sierra Tel Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. The festive community event features live music by Warren Cox and guests can enjoy the benefits of delicious catering by Erin Magdaleno of CFCR & Catering. Visitors ...

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Chukchansi Tribe Considers MOU, Gaming Commissioners Resign

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to approve a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County and the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians. Agreement on, and adoption of an MOU is one of the steps required to get the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino reopened. On Aug. 26, Chief Operating ...

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Mariposa Farm & Ranch Tour Celebrates County’s Ag Traditions

Submitted by Len McKenzie MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa AgriNature Association invites all county residents and visitors to participate in this year’s Farms & Ranches project at the properties of several local agricultural producers on Saturday, September 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Featured locations on the tour will include CostaLivos Mountain Gold Olive Oils in downtown Mariposa, Sierra ...

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Health, Fitness, Art & Food: It’s Friday At Class.

OAKHURST – Call it what you want: a lightbulb moment, an epiphany, a sound idea. Whatever term is used, it’s what Virginia Eaton had, and now locals may benefit as a result. She’s the owner of a new community fitness center designed with an emphasis on living — and aging — well. The Grand Opening of Class, the Body Pastiche ...

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SNO Survey: The Results Are In

There’s an old saying that goes, “never ask a question you don’t already know the answer to.” That’s a good rule to live by if you’re in court, but when it comes to the business of reporting local news, question-asking is essential to forward-movement. With that in mind, Sierra News Online recently conducted a survey, and the results are in. ...

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Locals! Get Your Daily Ducey’s On The Lake

BASS LAKE – Have you been to Ducey’s on the Lake lately? We’re talking: discounts. The signature restaurant at the Pines Resort is a mainstay for delicious cuisine, with a mouth-watering menu thanks to Chef Johnathan Frabotta, who cooks with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and aims for flavors that jump off the plate. It’s pretty well-known that Ducey’s ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Hosts Elected Officials

BASS LAKE – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting of elected officials on Friday, Aug. 21 at the Bass Lake Conference Center Lake View Room at 12 p.m. State Senator Tom Berryhill, State Assembly Frank Bigelow, Madera County Supervisors Tom Wheeler of District 5 and Brett Frazier of District 1 will all be in attendance for ...

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