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High-Class Music In A Down-Home Setting

AHWAHNEE – If you’ve never been to a concert at Coolwater Ranch, it’s time to treat yourself to an evening of world-class music in a down-home yet elegant setting. Grammy-winning guitarist Mike Dowling will be performing at Coolwater on Saturday, Jan. 19. at 7 p.m. Dowling draws inspiration from American roots guitar. Bottleneck blues, vintage swing and ragtime are just ...

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DUI Drivers Will Face Tougher Prosecution

MADERA – Thousands of families are devasted every year through the actions of those who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The District Attorney’s office now has more ammunition to fight back. The District Attorney for Madera County has been awarded a $136,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The grant is to be ...

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Become The Master Of Your iPhone/iPad, Facebook, Photoshop

OAKHURST – If your über-smart electronic device is smarter than you are, this is your chance to get the upper hand and learn some new skills. Adult education computer classes start up again in January 2013 at Yosemite High School in Oakhurst. The computer lab has been upgraded to Windows 7 and the computers are working perfectly. There is also ...

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New Year’s Resolutions Are Nothing New

Every year, Americans make resolutions about how they will tackle some perceived personal short-coming in the new year. We wondered how this tradition came to be, and found some interesting history around the web. We also heard from SNO readers about what they’ll be up to in 2013. The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of ...

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CHP Steps Up DUI Enforcement This Weekend

CALIFORNIA – The California Highway Patrol is deadly serious when it comes to keeping drunk drivers off the road, and they will be out in force this weekend. Impaired driving can quickly turn a holiday celebration into a tragedy.

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Badger Pass Opens For Downhill

YOSEMITE – It’s time to hit the slopes! Badger Pass opens its downhill operations for the season on Friday, Dec. 21. The tubing hill and terrain parks will not open until they get more snow, which may come as early as Friday. Badger Pass Ski Area is located inside Yosemite National Park on Glacier Point Road. Click for a map.

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Oakhurst Pair Behind Bars

Oakhurst — Two mountain area residents are behind bars following a parole search in Oakhurst last night. William Shannon Reed, 43, and Morgan Jean Brannan, 20, both of Oakhurst, were taken into custody on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at a residence located on Road 422.

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Oakhurst Cleaners Opens In New Location

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Cleaners has moved to a new location and is now located at 40034 Highway 49. “We moved on December 1,” confirms owner Mike Demeusy. “We’re in the Vons shopping center, right next to Sierra Tel Networks, in the lower level, below Roundtable Pizza.” Oakhurst Cleaners is now near Oakhurst Computers and First American Title, facing Highway 41. ...

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