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Monsanto Protection Act Up For Renewal

Dear Editor, The Monsanto Protection Act is another example of how our legislators have been bought by big money special interests. The act protects Monsanto and other biotech corporations from legal action even in our federal courts. The biotech giants got this immunity because friendly legislators slipped the act into a Senate energy spending bill as a rider. Because the ...

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Public Invited To Yosemite Facelift

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the tenth annual Yosemite Facelift on Tuesday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 29. The goal of the Yosemite Facelift is to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season.

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Visitor's Guide Scam Targets Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning all merchants who operate a business in Madera County about a scam. “If you receive a call from someone offering to renew your annual ad with the Visitor’s Guide, it could be a scam,” he says.

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Four Arrested, Three Sought In Pot Bust

MARIPOSA – On Monday, Sept. 16 at about 10:30 a.m., deputies and detectives from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office served concurrent search and arrest warrants at two different residences located in Mariposa County for marijuana cultivation, marijuana sales and conspiracy crimes. The warrants were the result of a lengthy investigation.

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Madera & Mariposa County Flu Shot Clinics

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Health Department is offering Flu Vaccinations at various clinic sites throughout the county. Everyone is encouraged to Get the Shot, Not the Flu. There will be a $5 administration fee for each flu shot, but no one will be refused service if unable to pay. Flu shots are offered for persons 12 years of ...

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Tour Bus Dumps Raw Sewage At Post Office

OAKHURST – A tour bus driver is facing felony charges for releasing raw sewage from his charter service vehicle in an Oakhurst parking lot. Witnesses to the crime described the bus, similar to the one pictured below, California License Plate CP93382.

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Jeff Grandy

Submitted by the artist Jeff GrandySierra Art Trails 2013 Catalog # 70 I’ve been actively photographing the natural world for well over 30 years. So many of my favorite images over that time involve the subject of water in some form or other: bubbling brooks and wild raging rivers, still ponds or vernal pools, even clouds and ice. All have ...

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Latest On The Rim Fire – Sept. 15

YOSEMITE – The Rim Fire has now burned 255,858 acres – over 400 square miles – and is now 81% contained. As of today, Sept. 15, 11 residences have been lost and 3 commercial properties destroyed, along with 98 outbuildings. There are 323 structures still listed as threatened.

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Moira Donohoe

Submitted by the artist Moira DonohoeSierra Art Trails 2013 Catalog # 3 My inspiration comes from the land, especially the Sierra Nevada. It’s like a bridge to me, between the world you see, and the world that is felt, and whispered to us, in the big and in the small. When I was a child, much time was spent along ...

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Patriot Day In Pictures

Photos by Virginia Lazar OAKHURST — The community gathered to commemorate Patriot Day at Sierra Tel on Sept. 11, 2013. The ceremony was well attended by nearly 200 people, all gathered to remember and reflect. Patriot Day was signed into law on December 18, 2001 as a day to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The ...

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