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Chukchansi Working With Lenders To Reopen Casino

MADERA COUNTY – The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino could open by the end of 2015 as part of a $35 million deal, according to a statement from the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians. The Business Journal is reporting that the Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (CEDA) expects to finalize an agreement with the National Indian Gaming Commission soon and has ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Seeks New Executive Director

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a dynamic, forward-looking individual to serve as Executive Director, who possesses skills in the areas of social media, marketing, public relations, public speaking and event management. Darin J. Soukup, Ph.D., who has served as Executive Director since 2011, has accepted a position within the State Center Community College District ...

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New Sierra Meadows Owners Make A Splash

AHWAHNEE – The For Sale sign has come down at Sierra Meadows Golf Course and Country Club, as the entire place is officially under new ownership. The 142-acre property was purchased from former owner Robert Bard by business partners Charlie Sheldon and Reid Spice. “Charlie and I have been friends and business partners for over 15 years,” says Reid. “We ...

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Spa Day at Tenaya Lodge

A favorite reward to myself is to indulge in a massage every once in a while. I headed up to the Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge for a Spa Day! Where: Tenaya Lodge, Ascent Spa Date: July 1, 2015 Lightning had been predicted at the high elevations where I like to hike and it was just too darn hot and ...

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Dan Cunning Retires from Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

Written by Kim Lawson OAKHURST – After seven years, Dan Cunning has announced his retirement from the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (YSVB). Cunning became the CEO of the YSVB in August, 2008. Prior to making the move to Madera County, Cunning held a like position for the Lake Havasu (Arizona) Convention & Visitors Bureau, representing many varied segments of destination ...

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Healthy Store In YLP With Eco-Friendly Goods

COARSEGOLD – There’s a lovely little shop in Yosemite Lakes Park that beckons you to walk in, soak up some eco-knowledge, and make yourself feel better. The store, also an online retailer, is Healthy in the Park, and features “a carefully curated collection of organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, gift and organic living products.” Its founder and YLP resident Anne Zuber wants ...

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Curbside Recycling Set For October

MADERA COUNTY – Area residents anxious to begin curbside recycling will have to wait a little longer than previously anticipated, as Emadco Disposal Service has announced their plan to implement the service for customers will start at the top of the fourth quarter this year. Reports previously indicated the service would begin this summer, but logistics including confirmation of contract ...

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Healthy Store In YLP With Eco-Friendly Goods

COARSEGOLD – There’s a lovely little shop in Yosemite Lakes Park that beckons you to walk in, soak up some eco-knowledge, and let yourself feel better. The store is also an online retailer. Healthy in the Park happily sells “a carefully curated collection of organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, gift and organic living products.” Its founder and YLP resident Anne Zuber wants ...

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Jamba Juice Squeezed Out Today

OAKHURST – Today is the last day you can get a Jamba Juice smoothie in town, as the locals-favorite shop is closing down as of this evening. Jamba Juice corporate officials have pushed since January to convert company-owned stores like Oakhurst’s into franchise operations.

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Local Best Western Awarded For Excellence

OAKHURST – Best Western PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn has just been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for 2015 by TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.

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