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PG&E Gives New Life To Dead Trees At Burning Man

With the massive die-off of trees across the Central Sierra, it is great news to hear that some of those dead trees will be put to good use. The following is the story of some of those logs, and their circuitous journey to the deserts of Nevada for the annual event — Burning Man. “Last winter, the group that won ...

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Grand Opening Of Oakhurst Spirits Craft Distillery & Gallery

OAKHURST — Rather than retiring, Ally and Mike Benbrook say they’ve decided to reinvent themselves. That’s a good thing for the foothills and anyone who decides to stop into their new destination location, Oakhurst Spirits Distillery, Art Gallery and Gift Shop. It’s easy to spend time at Oakhurst Spirits: take a tour of the distillery led by Navy-man Mike, hang ...

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Equipment Big And Small For Rent In North Fork

NORTH FORK — No matter what your home project, you can rent the equipment you need at the “North Fork Rental Yard @ The Hardware Store” in North Fork. They can be reached at (559) 877-2512. From routers to nail guns, compressors, table and tile saws, to jack hammers, generators or water pumps; its all for rent, and much more. ...

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Oakhurst CPR’s Kevin Stafford: Called To Serve

MOUNTAIN AREA — Oakhurst CPR owner Kevin Stafford seems destined to provide service to the public, and he was just a young man still in his teens when the idea of how he would do that began to take form. Kevin stepped foot into the medical field at just 17 years old, when he took a first responder course in Boot ...

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No Personal Data Compromised In Sierra Tel Hack

OAKHURST/MARIPOSA — When thousands of people were suddenly unable to connect to the internet this past week, phones began ringing at Sierra Tel — the local internet provider hit with a malicious hack of one brand of modems. The service interruptions reportedly began as early as last Friday evening for some, and Sierra Tel became aware of the problem on ...

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Small Business Seminar And Resource Expo

OAKHURST — Small business owners and entrepreneurs in the area are invited to a pair of free events happening at the Oakhurst Community Center on the same day. Registration is separate for each event, and both take place on Wednesday, April 5. Part one is presented by the State Board of Equalization and part two, which includes a free lunch, is sponsored ...

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One Stop Shop: Advanced Auto, Technique Towing, Hertz Auto Rental

OAKHURST — In 1990, Otto “Noe” Gramajo was working for Jeff Taylor at Jeff’s Fine Auto Service in Coarsegold. They specialized in Volvos, both maintenance and repair along with the sale of the popular foreign car. Jeff was looking to move to San Luis Obispo and Noe seized the moment by buying the company. Little did he know, a new life as an ...

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Vulcan Takes Community And Environment Seriously

To the Editor: This is an edited version of the letter I sent to the Madera County Board of Supervisors urging them to support the Austin Quarry project with a YES vote on September 12, 2016. After working as a geologist for 20+ years with a California-based environmental consulting company, I was a bit weary of jumping into the industrial ...

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How Pokémon Go Can Boost Your Business

Written by Jennifer Moss —  MOUNTAIN AREA — Yes, it’s a fad, but it’s all the rage, and many businesses are taking advantage of this crazy craze! First off, let’s define Pokémon Go: Pokémon Go is a video game played on a cell phone that places the fictional game in and around the real world, so players have to find ...

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