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Timber! New Axe Throwing Club Opening in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Local timber sports superstar Nate Hodges is opening a new club in Oakhurst called Yosemite Axe Throwing. “I’m hoping to open this weekend but with the end of the year and holidays approaching, it’s taking longer than I anticipated to bind an insurance policy,” Hodges told SNO this week. The new club, which features nine individual throwing lanes, ...

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YHS Wrestlers Dominate Matches in Mariposa Dual Meet

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YOSEMITE — The Yosemite High School Wrestling Team pinned six of their eight opponents at the YHS vs. Mariposa Dual Meet hosted by Yosemite on Dec. 12. However, the Badgers were forced to forfeit six matches due to an incomplete weight class roster, giving the Grizzlies the team win. Jimmy McCurry (113 lb.), PJ Kuzmitske (120 lb.), Nicolas Guynn (160 ...

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Celebration of Life for Richard Regert

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Richard Regert, 76, died Friday, December 13, at Fresno Kaiser Hospital following his ten-month fight with lung cancer. He was born September 7, 1943, in Granby, Missouri. He grew up in Merced. He is survived by his wife Sharon Regert; his sister Claudia Vest of Citrus Heights; his sons William Regert of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Christopher Regert of Coarsegold; ...

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Two Arrested for Criminal Conspiracy, Theft in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A sharp-eyed sheriff’s deputy spoiled two thieves’ gambling spree — and saved the holiday season for one local store. The incident began around 6 p.m. on Saturday when Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Robertson responded to a call for service at a business in the 40000 block of Highway 49 where the owner had reported the theft of ...

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To Trash or Not to Trash, That is the Question

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OAKHURST — Fourth grade students at Oakhurst Elementary School were recently invited to participate in the Zero Landfill Initiative through NatureBridge in Yosemite National Park. The initiative is composed of various organizations such as Subaru of America, The Yosemite Conservancy, the National Parks Conservation Association and the National Park Service. The initiative is only being carried out at three national ...

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New Oakhurst Restaurant Cooking Up ‘Fresh’ Breakfast, Lunch Specials

OAKHURST — Bread Head Kitchen opened earlier this year after Nikko Mizuno and her two partners purchased the former Pop’s Family diner, located adjacent to Subway just across Highway 41 from the Visitor Center. The partners, all veterans of the local restaurant scene, renovated the interior and re-branded the restaurant, with an emphasis on being a “fresh food kitchen.” “We’re ...

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End of an Era: Fleming Out as Madera County CAO

MADERA — Madera County’s chief administrative officer resigned Friday amid escalating accusations by County employees of a hostile work environment at the County Government Center. Fleming’s resignation was announced Friday afternoon following a closed session of Madera County’s board of supervisors, which Fleming did not attend. “The board has approved Eric Fleming’s resignation agreement and release,” said Board Chair Brett ...

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Golden Chain Theatre Presents A Christmas Story – The Musical

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OAKHURST — The Golden Chain Theatre is presenting “A Christmas Story,” a holiday classic centering on a mischievous and bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations — including run-ins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for the Week Ending December 9, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, December 3, to Monday, December 9, 2019. Coarsegold Narcotics Found On Tuesday, December 3, at 5:19 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to Lucky Lane in the County of Madera regarding found narcotics. Narcotics were collected and submitted for destruction and report was written. ...

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New Sign at Visitor Center Turning Heads

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OAKHURST — An eye-catching new sign has been turning heads in Oakhurst. The idea to update the existing sign at the Visitor Center first began in 2016. But what started off as a simple redesign of the existing plastic frame turned into a discussion about how to best represent the organization, the region and the gateway to Yosemite National Park. ...

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