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New YHS Principal Vows to Hit the Ground ‘Listening’

COARSEGOLD — “My number one core value is that we be here for our students,” says Dr. Stephanie Osowski, the new principal at Yosemite High School. “I have two ears and one mouth for a reason. My job initially will be to listen to what everybody is telling me. I want to hear their concerns — and their celebrations.” Dr. ...

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Supervisors OK Deal To Buy Building For New Oakhurst Satellite Government Center

MADERA — Supervisors on Tuesday OK’d spending $1.86 million to purchase an office building in Oakhurst earmarked to become the County’s new satellite government center. If the deal stays on track, residents of Eastern Madera County’s mountain communities could be breezing in and out of the new facility as soon as this fall to pull permits, pay bills or drop ...

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Fresno Flats Serves As Backdrop For Motorcycle Movie Shoot

OAKHURST — A movie crew took over Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park on Saturday to shoot scenes for a new movie called “Ride to Iron Mountain.” The movie is being directed by Brian Anderson, a former professional musician turned film maker, whose previous credits include a six-and-a-half hour, 10-part documentary available on Facebook called “Biker America: God and Country.” ...

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Oakhurst McDonald’s Hosts Grand Re-Opening June 1

OAKHURST — McDonald’s is getting a McMakeover — and one of the biggest changes under Oakhurst’s golden arches is double drive-thru lanes. With interior and exterior renovation work at the popular fast food outlet nearly complete, the restaurant will hold its official “Grand Re-opening Celebration” on June 1, according to Stephanie Chan, a spokesperson for the company. The lobby closed ...

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Purple Cow Gives Way To Greener Pastures

OAKHURST — The former homes of two prominent local businesses — the Purple Cow and Mike’s Iron Horse Barbecue — were demolished Thursday. Crews using heavy equipment leveled both dilapidated structures this week as the first stage of a redevelopment project off Highway 41 and Royal Oaks Drive. California Paving handled the demo work, removing everything on the property — ...

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Business Spotlight: Oakhurst’s Elegant Oasis Of ‘Aah’

OAKHURST — Set on a secluded, lushly landscaped 9-acre hillside, the Estate by the Elderberries is an elegant oasis of “aah,” bringing the old-world charm and classic beauty of the Provencal region of France to central California. Carina Stephens, the general manager of the world-renowned property, says the Estate is a gem “to be enjoyed by all.” “It’s surprising but ...

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Supervisors Approve Controversial Roundabout In North Fork

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to approve a $1.97-million contract to build Madera County’s first public roundabout in North Fork. The controversial project has been in the planning stages for nearly three years and will be been funded, in large part, by a federal clean-air grant. The circular intersection, in which traffic flows in ...

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