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North Fork To Choose Its Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK – Someone (or two) will join the ranks of past local luminaries when the town of North Fork bestows upon one of its own, the title of “Citizen of the Year.” The tradition began back in 1979, when the very first designee, Marilyn Coelho, was singled out as someone deserving of recognition. Since then, local residents are given ...

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String Of Burglaries Tied To One Truck

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson credits a keen-eyed witness for helping the Sheriff’s Office make three arrests — ultimately clearing half a dozen burglaries and even a robbery. All the crimes are believed to be tied to a single truck.

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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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