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Chukchansi Closed At Least Two More Weeks

FRESNO – All parties involved in the dispute over leadership of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians appeared in U.S. District Court this afternoon before federal Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill. The hearing follows an armed confrontation on Thursday, Oct. 9, that prompted the shutdown of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold. The courtroom was filled with a large ...

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Sheriff Investigates Attempted Child Abduction

MADERA COUNTY – Sometime between 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Monday night, a young girl walking home alone from a friend’s house on Victoria Lane in Oakhurst, was grabbed by strange man. According to reports, the child first heard someone scream “Hey!” She stopped and turned around to see who was yelling, and that is when he grabbed her by the ...

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Open House & Awards Ceremony At Station 10

COARSEGOLD – Station 10, Yosemite Lakes Park’s Volunteer Fire Station, is having a Badge Pinning and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., followed by an Open House and tri-tip barbeque. The crew at Station 10 will be welcoming four new firefighters, and recognizing some of the old guard for their service, including the Firefighter of the Year ...

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Spring Valley 4H At The Fair

Written by Rhett Samper – Student Reporter O’NEALS – Spring Valley 4H was well-represented at this year’s Madera County Fair. Getting livestock and show animals ready for for competition takes hours of dedication and hard work. Spring Valley 4H members brought home lots of ribbons across the board and in every barn. Congratulations to all our exhibitors; we celebrate all ...

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Have COPs Do Your Holiday House Check

MADERA COUNTY – With the holidays fast approaching and families making plans to spend days away from home with loved ones, Sheriff John Anderson says now is the time to consider submitting a request to have a Citizen on Patrol volunteer to keep watch while you’re away. Among their countless duties, Citizen on Patrol (COP) volunteers conduct house checks. The ...

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Heavy Law Enforcement Presence At Chukchansi

COARSEGOLD – As everyone waits to see what will be decided in U.S. District Court in Fresno on Wednesday, the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino remains closed to the public. After what has been described as an armed takeover of the casino on Thursday, Oct. 9, by the Tex McDonald faction, the hotel and casino were shut down pending a ...

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Important Notice To Madera County Taxpayers

MADERA COUNTY – The Office of Treasurer/Tax Collector for Madera County has issued an important notice to taxpayers about an error that requires immediate attention. There was an error in distributing all Wells Fargo and Department of Veterans Affairs escrow account tax bills for the tax year 2014-2015.

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Vietnam Moving Wall Visits Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – This week the Madera County Courthouse Park hosts the Vietnam Moving Wall, Thursday through Monday, Oct. 16 – 20. On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., this one designed to travel to communities throughout the United States.

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Paul Lutz's Apple Ranch Open This Week

OAKHURST – The Lutz Apple Ranch will be open this week, Monday through Thursday, honoring the life of Paul Andrew Lutz, who loved tending the 750 apple trees on the property until his death in an accident on Sept. 27, at the age of 86. Friends and family, including his twin brother John, are working hard to finish out the ...

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