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Teacher’s Toolbox Assists Local K-8 STEM, Arts Educators

MOUNTAIN AREA — Be the Power of One, a locally based nonprofit, is introducing a program called “Teacher’s Toolbox” to assist local K-8 teachers with projects in the area of STEM or the arts that are not covered by school district budgets. “At Be the Power of One we understand that local school budgets are stretched to the limit,” says ...

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Pet of the Week: Tux the Cat

Tux the Cat

Hello everybody, I’m Tux. I am 11 years old. I never thought I would need a new home, but here I am. I have always lived a quiet life with no other cats or dogs. You might say I am set in my ways like other seniors I know! Although I have lived mostly indoors and prefer that now, I ...

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Celebration of Life for Gary Morris

Gary Morris

Gary Morris, a mentor to many and a friend to all, passed away on October 26, 2019, at the age of 80 from a brain tumor at his beloved home “China Creek Ranch” in Oakhurst. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Penny Flinn; daughters Paula Morris and Tracy (Morris) and Craig Taylor; stepchildren John Flinn and Stacee Flinn; sisters ...

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Harvest Gymkhana Coming to Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds

Help support the Minarets Equestrian team

COARSEGOLD — Harvest Gymkhana will be at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, Nov. 24. Please help support the Minarets Equestrian Team to purchase new flags. Also, bring three canned foods or coat for kids and receive a $5 discount off your entry fee. Donations will be taken to the Manna House at Thanksgiving.

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Western Movie Filming at Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — Bandit Town has been scene of movie productions in the past, and that trend continues with a new feature — “Above Snakes” –currently filming at the picturesque location. The film’s director, Tyler Smith, comes from the famed local production company “Tremendum” — which produced the thriller “The Gallows” and the just released “Gallows 2.” This time Smith ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through November 4, 2019

Photo of sheriff's car

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, October 29, to Monday, November 9, 2019. Oakhurst Possible Fraud On Tuesday, October 29, at 1:03 p.m., a cadet was dispatched to Liberty Drive in Oakhurst regarding a possible fraud. Recommend case to be closed due to a lack of leads. Coarsegold Theft ...

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‘Chukchansi Cares’ Program Gives $25K to Local Nonprofits

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino gave some local nonprofits a big boost this week, handing out more than $25,000 to the well-deserving organizations. Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at a check presentation ceremony at Nativo’s, representatives from Chukchansi donated $25,800 to eight different local nonprofits as part of its “Chukchansi Cares” program. For the past eight weeks, the ...

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Dan Lyle Named New GM at Tenaya Lodge

Dan Lyle

FISH CAMP — Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has named Dan Lyle as general manager of the 352-room resort located at Yosemite National Park’s south gate. “The opportunity to join the Tenaya team and return to the Yosemite region is a special honor,” said Lyle. “I began my career in 1987 at the Yosemite Park and Curry Company, so my career ...

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Calvin Crest Conferences Hosts Fall Crest Fest

The only way to pick an apple: from 15 feet up in the air

OAKHURST — Calvin Crest Conferences invites people of all ages to this free, family-friendly event on Nov. 9. The day will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a 5k trail run through the beautiful grounds that lie in the heart of the Sierra National Forest. From 1:30 to 8 p.m., people can enjoy live music by Yosemite Jazz Band and ...

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