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Thieves Steal Safes From Oakhurst Grocery Outlet

OAKHURST – At about 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 18, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Grocery Outlet in Oakhurst for reports of a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the front door had been forced open, the alarm system and video surveillance system had been disabled, and that two safes had been removed from the office. ...

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To Sit Or Stand In The Workplace

By Virginia Eaton — To sit or to stand, that seems to be the most pressing workplace topic these days. Health experts have condemned prolonged sitting to the same circle of hell as smoking. This may not be hyperbole; our biggest muscles (our buttocks) are being squished between the weight of our body and the seat of a chair—these powerful ...

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Runners Spend Time And Money In The Mountains

BASS LAKE – More than 1,600 runners flocked to the mountain area last weekend for the first-ever Yosemite Half-Marathon around Bass Lake, bringing in about $1.5 million tourist dollars for local communities, according to early estimates. That makes the Yosemite Half-Marathon, starting 10 miles up Beasore Road and coming down through The Pines Resort and around Bass Lake to Rec ...

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Rethinking River Creek

By Glenn Raggio — AHWAHNEE – Let’s set the record straight about two local golf courses, since there’s been ample discussion on the subject after it was announced last month that one of them would close permanently on October 31: we’re talking about Sierra Meadows closing, and River Creek taking up the slack. I own a house directly on the ...

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Win Cash, Prizes, Bragging Rights: Oakhurst Scarecrow Contest

OAKHURST – Seeing scarecrows everywhere? That’s the plan for this month: as a way to bring together the business community, get a little friendly competition going and “feed a fierce love of all things fall,” Branches Books & Gifts store owner Anne Driscoll has issued a fun challenge to Oakhurst Area businesses and schools. Throughout the month of October, Branches ...

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Air District Grant Program For Trucks

MADERA COUNTY – The Valley Air District is seeking truck owners and small businesses operating Class 5 or Class 6 trucks for grant funding to help reduce truck emissions in the San Joaquin Valley including all of Madera County. Participants can receive up to $40,000 per eligible truck (not to exceed 35% of the total cost of the new truck). ...

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Sierra Meadows Closes This Fall To Reopen In Spring

AHWAHNEE – The owners of Sierra Meadows Country Club will be closing the business on Saturday, October 31 to prepare for their re-launch in Spring 2016. The multi-use facility will feature a new name and vision for the property including additional on-site activities, an updated bar and cafe area, lodging options for visitors, and a year-round calendar of live music, ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Open House At Sierra Tel

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Tel together invite the public to an Open House at at Sierra Tel Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. The festive community event features live music by Warren Cox and guests can enjoy the benefits of delicious catering by Erin Magdaleno of CFCR & Catering. Visitors ...

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Chukchansi Tribe Considers MOU, Gaming Commissioners Resign

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to approve a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County and the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians. Agreement on, and adoption of an MOU is one of the steps required to get the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino reopened. On Aug. 26, Chief Operating ...

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Mariposa Farm & Ranch Tour Celebrates County’s Ag Traditions

Submitted by Len McKenzie MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa AgriNature Association invites all county residents and visitors to participate in this year’s Farms & Ranches project at the properties of several local agricultural producers on Saturday, September 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Featured locations on the tour will include CostaLivos Mountain Gold Olive Oils in downtown Mariposa, Sierra ...

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