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Rep. Costa Commits To Support North Fork Mono Casino

MADERA COUNTY — A coalition of Madera-area businesses, non-profits, citizens, and elected officials and the North Fork Rancheria met with Congressman Jim Costa this past Saturday, May 14, to provide an update on the status of and ongoing challenges to the planned hotel and casino resort north of the city of Madera. The coalition, with more than 40 members present, ...

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D.A. Launches Phase One Of Veterans Court

MADERA COUNTY — The first phase of the District Attorney’s Office’s Veteran’s Court Plan will be launched at the Caring Veteran’s of America, Inc. Veteran’s Stand Down on May 21, at the Sierra Pines Church in Oakhurst from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Along with the first phase of the Veteran’s Court, the Stand Down will include free medical examinations ...

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Coarsegold Man Arrested For Drug DUI

OAKHURST — Miles of erratic driving and near misses along Highway 41 between Coarsegold and Fish Camp on Saturday ended with the arrest of a Coarsegold man for driving under the influence of drugs and five other charges. About 3 p.m. on May 14, CHP received reports of a man weaving in and out of lanes, crossing into opposing traffic ...

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Get That Mess Cleaned Up! We Can Do It!

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s the weekend. You’d love to be hiking or fishing, hanging out at the lake, or just relaxing with a good book. But with the overwhelming number of jobs that need doing around the house, you’re likely falling way behind on weedeating, hauling things away, sprucing up the property, and splitting up wood from all those dead ...

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Consumers, Empower Yourselves!

Written by Virginia Eaton — Warning: I’m feeling the need to rant and rave! If you aren’t in the mood to hear me vent my frustration with the medical community, then you may want to skip this week’s blog and tune in next week when steam isn’t coming out of my ears. Just this week, I’ve had a number of ...

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North Fork Mono Respond To Chukchansi Open Letter

MADERA COUNTY — With H.R. 5079 having been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Apr. 27, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians once again faces a challenge to their plans for a Class III gaming facility on 305 acres of land near Madera. Yesterday, the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians posted an open letter on Indianz.com to ...

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Chukchansi Open Letter To Tribal Leaders On H.R. 5079

MADERA COUNTY — Yesterday we reported on H.R. 5079, which was introduced on Apr. 27 in the U.S. House of Representatives, seeking to “amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to require that, in California, certain off-reservation gaming proposals shall be subject to the full ratification and referendum process established by California State law, and for other purposes.” The bill is ...

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EMC Relay For Life Saturday At YHS

OAKHURST — Relay for Life returns to Eastern Madera County on Saturday, May 14 at Yosemite High School on the track at Raupp Field. This year there’s a slight twist that may come as a relief to some — rather than an overnight event, EMC Relay opening ceremonies start at 9 a.m. and the event ends at midnight. As anyone who’s ...

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Classic Boat Show Rocks Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — It’s an exciting weekend with water levels back up, as the 26th Annual Bass Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to the floating docks at the Pines Marina, sponsored by the Bass Lake Lion’s Club and Bass Lake Watersports. Somewhere between 40 and 60 of the finest preserved and restored watercraft to be found on the ...

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Experience Is The Teacher: YUSD Alt Ed Students Job Shadow

Written by Rhonda Corippo — OAKHURST — “Can you pick us up late? We want to see a surgery.” These words aren’t typical of what you would hear during the school day but, on Wednesday, May 11, the students in Yosemite Unified School District Alternative Ed programs were saying this and more. Thanks to Oakhurst Rotary and Dr. Robert Brosi’s ...

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