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Veterans Tap into Resources at ‘Stand Down’ in Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Vietnam veteran Floyd Barnett didn’t mind driving two hours from Visalia to Oakhurst Saturday to take part in the Veterans Stand Down. “The folks that run this are terrific and always help me out,” Barnett says. “And it’s a great place to meet my brothers and sisters. Sometimes I don’t get to see them at the VA. So ...

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Hootenanny Benefits Wildland Firefighter Foundation

COARSEGOLD — A “fun run” and lively Cornhole competition were just two of the highlights of this weekend’s “Hootenanny” at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. The second-annual event is a fundraiser for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF). Event organizer Erin Capuchino said this year’s hootenanny was expected to draw more than 200 attendees. Last year’s inaugural event raised about $7,000 for ...

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New North Fork Water Treatment Plant Plan Moving Forward

NORTH FORK — A plan to build a new water treatment facility to service the North Fork area continues to flow forward. “We’ve been making pretty good progress,” says Ray Gutierrez, an engineer in Madera County’s Public Works Department, which is overseeing the project known as the North Fork Consolidation Plan. A joint venture between the Chawanakee Unified School District ...

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Madera Animal Shelter Sees Huge Decline In Euthanasia Rates

MADERA – April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and the two-legged folks at the Madera Animal Shelter are saving the lives of more four-legged creatures than at any other time in the organization’s 50-year history. Innovative new programs supported by a large volunteer base have helped the shelter to make dramatic improvements in its “live release” rates in ...

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Greenlight For Roundbout? Local Businessman Says Bad Idea

NORTH FORK — Supervisors are expected to vote next month on a plan to create Madera County’s first public roundabout. The circular intersection in which traffic flows in one direction around a central island could be built at the junction of Roads 225 and 274 in North Fork. The project has been the subject of many presentations and public meetings ...

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Sale of Coarsegold Apartment Complex Displacing Local Grandmothers

COARSEGOLD — The pending sale of an apartment complex called the Grandmother’s Village has upended the lives of dozens of local seniors. The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians confirmed this week the tribe is buying the 40-acre property located on Oonay Nation Road. The real estate deal closes escrow May 1. “The property will provide low-income housing for tribal members ...

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‘Earth Day’ Farmers’ Market April 20 at Tenaya Lodge

FISH CAMP – Tenaya Lodge will be hosting its 2nd annual Earth Day Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We are really excited to let the local community know this is happening and invite everyone to come on up,” says Brooke Smith, Tenaya’s marketing coordinator. “We had great support last year and this year’s ...

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Sierra Ambulance Gets $15K for New Oxygen Generator

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Sierra Rotary — also known as the Noon Rotary — presented a “giant” check this week to Sierra Ambulance Service. The $15,000 donation will help Sierra Ambulance purchase a new oxygen generator, according to Ed Guzman, general manager. Guzman said Thursday’s contribution from the Rotary Club “represents a big part of our fundraising effort” in acquiring ...

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Tractor Supply Co. To Open New Store In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Popular farm and ranch retailer Tractor Supply Co. is coming to town. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the news Friday. “We will be opening a new store in Oakhurst in 2020,” said Niki Giacchina. “Unfortunately, that’s about all I can tell you right now.” Local sources confirmed this week that the national retailer is in escrow on ...

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Public Passover Seder To Be Held In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Call it Passover in the pines. For two nights next week, Rabbi Shlomo Menkes and his wife Aliza plan to preside over public Passover seders at their 92-acre retreat in North Fork. “These will be the first public seders in our area in at least 10 or 15 years,” Menkes says. “They could be the first ever.” ...

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