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Disabled Army Veteran Seeks Help After House Fire

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — A disabled Korean War veteran and resident of the community for over 60 years, Cleon Jones is in desperate need of assistance after a house fire left him and several family members homeless. Cleon, a former publisher of the Sierra Star, lost his home (as well as his pet dog) on October 30th to a house fire. ...

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Pending School Board and Measure T Election Results

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MADERA COUNTY — With all eight Madera County vote centers reporting, here are the most recent results for Measure T and the local school board races. Absentee ballots are still being counted so please check back for updated results. As of Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 10:44:29 p.m., the results are as follows: County Measure T – Transportation Sales Tax ...

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Traffic Alert Hwy 41 and Cavin Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD –The California Highway Patrol is reporting a motor vehicle accident that has occurred on Highway 41 near Cavin Road. Two vehicles are involved and there is an ambulance en route. This is a head-on collision and some lane blockage exists. Please avoid the area if possible. We will update this article as more information is available.   Update 12:45pm The ...

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Macaulay and Wamhoff Leading District Supervisor Races

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MADERA COUNTY — With all eight Madera County vote centers reporting, Bobby Macaulay and Jordan Wamhoff are leading their respective races for district supervisor, with absentee ballots still being counted. As of Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 10:44:29 p.m., the results for Madera County District Supervisor are as follows: County Supervisor District 1 Jordan L. Wamhoff:     57.59%     2,334 ...

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UCCE Mariposa to Offer UC Master Food Preserver Program

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MARIPOSA — Want to Become a UC Master Food Preserver volunteer? UCCE Mariposa is proud to introduce you to its newest program, the UC Master Food Preserver Program, serving Mariposa, Tuolumne, Merced, Madera, and Fresno Counties! They will offer their second training class beginning in January and into June of 2023. They look forward to providing education on safe food ...

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The Elderberry House in Oakhurst Welcomes Two New Chefs

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OAKHURST — Château du Sureau and The Elderberry House in Oakhurst are very excited to welcome two new, award-winning chefs to their fine establishment. Chef Chris Flint oversees the culinary operations of Château du Sureau and The Elderberry House as well as their sister properties First & Oak and their soon-to-debut restaurant, The Mulholland. Prior to joining the team Chef ...

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Storm Watch– Schools, Road Conditions, Power Outages

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–From rain to hail to snow, thunderstorms, and wind, our communities have been dealing with the first major winter storm of the season which began on Sunday. The National Weather Service Hanford Office has predicted that Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will be the worst of the storm with snow levels dropping and more thunderstorms possible. Check below for ...

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Fresno & Kings County Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

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Effective Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 08:00 am the SRA land hazard reduction burn permit suspension in Fresno and Kings Counties, will be lifted. FRESNO COUNTY — CAL FIRE Fresno-Kings Unit Chief Dustin Hail is formally canceling the hazard reduction burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid hazard reduction burn permits can now resume burning only ...

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Two Local Wineries to Offer Live Music This Sunday

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — If you’re looking for some great live music this Sunday (along with some fantastic food and wine), look no further. Both the Fäsi Estate Winery and the Toca Madera Winery will be offering live music events. The Fäsi Estate Winery will be presenting guitar virtuoso Erick Tyler this Sunday, November 13, from 12 – 3 p.m. Fäsi Estate Winery ...

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Chukchansi Rewards Member Hits $1.13 Million Jackpot

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Guest Wins $1,137,500.60 Playing Wheel of Fortune® Slot Machine by IGT  COARSEGOLD, CA – A lucky Chukchansi Gold Rewards Club member hit a $1.13 million jackpot at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino last week marking one of the largest payouts in the region. The player bet two credits and hit the progressive jackpot on Chukchansi’s Wheel of Fortune® slot machine by IGT after placing ...

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