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Linn's Report Of Campaign Dollars Doesn't Add Up

Election time: It is time to watch the ads, signs, and the debates. This year we have the Sheriff candidates and others. I want to talk about the Madera County District Attorney Office candidates, current incumbent DA Michael Keitz and David Linn. Of all things about these two men, they must have integrity that is beyond a shadow of doubt, ...

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Spooky Fun For All

COARSEGOLD – If the little hairs on the back of your neck are standing up, that could be a sign that it’s almost time for the 17th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival. Watch out for spiders and freaky fun for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. until the last tarantula crosses the finish line sometime before dark, ...

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Could Chukchansi Jobs Be In Danger?

COARSEGOLD – TheBusinessJournals.com is reporting that failures to submit audits and financial statements by the past Tribal Councils and Tribal Gaming Commissions of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians has prompted the National Indian Gaming Commission to issue a closure order on the Chukchansi Casino, effective Oct. 27, 2014.

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Cal Fire Confirms Air Tanker Crash

YOSEMITE – Cal FIre confirms that an S-2T air tanker earlier reported out of contact crashed near the location of the Dog Rock Fire, burning on the west side of Yosemite National Park, as the aircraft was responding to the fire. “Rescue personnel are at the scene working their way through extremely difficult terrain to determine the condition of our ...

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Soroptimists Offer Soup And Salad Luncheon

OAKHURST – Members of the service group Soroptimist International of the Sierras invite women to attend their Fall Soup & Salad Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Oakhurst Community Center. Tickets are available for $15 per person at Oakhurst Giftworks and from Soroptimist members. The philanthropic organization invites guests to “enjoy a relaxing ...

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Free Chipping For Fish Camp Residents

FISH CAMP – The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is ready to help you become fire safe by providing free chipping of tree limbs, manzanita, deer brush and other large hazardous debris on Thursday, Oct. 30. If you pile your large hazardous debris along a route of ingress/ingress as described below, the Fire Safe Council will chip your piled hazardous ...

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Support Of Keitz For DA

As Election Day approaches, Madera County voters have choices to make, and one of the most important votes they cast will be for District Attorney. I have attended numerous debates and events where both candidates, District Attorney Michael Keitz and Attorney David Linn, have sparred. During these debates many accusations were made and defended. Much of what has been said, ...

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Fire Survivors And Responders Dinner

AHWAHNEE – The nice folks at Ahwahnee Heating and Air Conditioning have teamed up with the nice folks at The Hitching Post to offer the community a special dinner intended to help those whose homes were lost in recent fires, and to thank everyone who helped put those fires out, and to bring everyone together for a meal in the ...

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Oakhurst Fall Festival Is Two Days Of Fun

OAKHURST – What better way to spend an incredible fall day in the foothills than under white-peaked canopies in a pretty park, perusing your choice of California wines, locally brewed beers, and a wide variety of chocolate, nuts and appetizers. Welcome to the Oakhurst Fall Festival, AKA Chocolate Festival, where you can sample an array of tasty treats while browsing ...

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Vision Arts Salsa Contest At Fall Festival

OAKHURST – Do you make a killer salsa? Perhaps you are lucky enough to know someone who does. You’ll be happy to know a new event has been added to this year’s Fall Festival for Saturday, Oct. 11: Salsa Fest, sponsored by Vision Academy of the Arts, offers foothill home-chefs a chance to show off their favorite original salsa recipes ...

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