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Free Community Christmas Party, AKA The Outpouring

OAKHURST — What has become a tradition in the mountain area now has a few new twists, and organizers think the community will be very pleased with the results. Everyone is invited to the 9th annual free Community Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 22 at the Oakhurst Community Center. Also known as The Outpouring, the Community Christmas Party takes place ...

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It Really Is A Wonderful Life (The Musical)

OAKHURST — Looking for a perfect way to share the wisdom of the holiday season with the entire family and friends, too? Heather Sconce is directing a production of It’s A Wonderful Life — the Musical — at Sierra Pines Church. Written and scored by Keith Ferguson and Bruce Greer, the show opens on Friday, Dec. 1 for eight performances ...

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Supervisors Vote 5-0 To Censure District Attorney Linn

MADERA COUNTY — At a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors this morning, the five-member board voted unanimously to censure District Attorney David Linn for creating a hostile workplace environment and using sexually and racially offensive language. The Board had demanded his resignation in the wake of a complaint that was filed, and an independent investigation found that Linn ...

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Prosecutors’ Association Revokes Endorsement Of D.A.

MADERA COUNTY — Following news today of the Madera County Board of Supervisors’ vote to censure District Attorney David Linn for misconduct in the workplace, the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association has rescinded its endorsement. “In light of the findings in the recent investigation, the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association revokes its endorsement of David Linn for District Attorney,” according to a statement ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 20  to Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Oakhurst bicycles collected and booked as found property On Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 a.m. a deputy was conducting a patrol check of the Fresno River near Hwy 41 in Oakhurst, when the deputy located ...

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Ski, Snowboard Instructors Needed For Youth At All Levels

Submitted by Mountain Area Ski School — MOUNTAIN AREA — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the Mountain Area Ski School’s 56th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students! “The Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — A series of Pacific storms will bring heavy rain, mountain snow, and strong winds to much of the western U.S. this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is also forecast for high mountain passes Sunday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Sunday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 27 at 1 ...

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Warm-Hearted Locals Create Community Coat Rack

OAKHURST — It all started when area resident Barbara Liss saw a social media post about a community coat rack in Saranac Lake, New York. She then shared the post with our local area page on Facebook, asking if it would be possible to implement the idea in our community. People immediately stepped forward, offering suggestions to help bring the ...

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Oakhurst Woman Airlifted After Crash On Deadwood

OAKHURST — A single-vehicle accident on Highway 41 this afternoon sent two women to the hospital. Just before 12:30 p.m., an Oakhurst woman, age 75, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 1930 Ford Model A with one passenger – a 50-year-old woman, also from Oakhurst. The driver told CHP that she had looked down at the radio and when ...

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Oakhurst Christmas Tree Is Up

OAKHURST — The holiday spirit is in the air and ‘tis the season for holiday trees and decorations to start appearing, as crews delivered a 40-foot white fir to its new home in Oakhurst, where it will serve as this year’s community Christmas Tree. Donated by Sierra Tel, the tree was logged under permit from the Sierra National Forest. The ...

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