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Remembering Patriot Day In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – With more than 200 people seated and standing under shady trees at the Oakhurst Community Park, Patriot Day brought the mountain area community together on Thursday, Sept. 11, much as the country was united in the aftermath of the tragic events which took place on Sept. 11, 2001. Special thanks to Virginia Lazar for photography. Click on images ...

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP – With the crowds of summer gone, this is the perfect time to spend the day with friends and family at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers excursions with authentic, historic Shay locomotives and Jenny ...

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Rhonda Salisbury Named Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau CEO

OAKHURST – On Aug. 14, the Board of Directors of destination marketing organization Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau named current Director of Marketing Rhonda Salisbury as the bureau’s Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dan Cunning in that position. The change becomes official on Sept. 1. A longtime travel marketing expert, Salisbury has been with Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau since 2011, but her ...

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Tensions Rise At Chukchansi Casino

COARSEGOLD – Once again tensions are rising at the Chukchansi Gold Casino between the factions struggling for control, and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has stepped in to ensure that law and order is maintained. Though details of the situation are not being released, deputies and CHP officers have been sent to the location on Highway 41 near Lucky Lane. ...

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Back To School Foothill Family Photo Album

We asked readers to send in their photographs depicting local children on their way to the first day of school, which started on Monday, Aug. 18, for many students. Another thing that started that same day was the Junction Fire, now said to have burned hundreds of acres around the Oakhurst area. While emergency responders toil away fighting the flames ...

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North Fork Chamber Hosts Summer Social

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Chamber of Commerce is holding a Summer Supper and Ice Cream Social at the Lyn-Mar Pond Guest Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the public is invited. DC Entertainment will provide the sound track with music from the 50s and 60s.

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North Fork Postmaster Retires

NORTH FORK – For the second time in as many months, residents of North Fork have had to say goodbye to someone who brightened their day at the local post office. Deeann Nolan, postmaster in this mountain town since 2006, put in her last day of work on Thursday, July 31, after 36 years of service. Long time employee Alice ...

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Celebration Of The Life Of Reid Allen Marks

Reid Allen graced us with his presence, gave us life, guided us through life with a zeal unmatched, he had “been there, done that” several times over, and lived life on his terms. Reid served in many ways with several different careers; US Navy, a career firefighter with the US Forest Service, local business owner of Radio Shack, Mariposa Legal ...

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Niehoff Moves On With Daniel Ching In Charge

O’NEALS – As the time nears for school to resume, personnel changes are being reported throughout the districts, including some notable new additions and a key departure within Minarets High School. Michael Niehoff has been the principal at Minarets since the school’s inception six years ago. “I have been a secondary educator since 1990, have always worked in project-based, tech-integrated ...

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