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Chukchansi Casino Hiring, Set For Reopening

COARSEGOLD – Nearly a year after its closure following an armed incident that led to 15 arrests and a closure order from a federal court, Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino is expected to reopen in the next few weeks, according to new Chief Operating Officer Christian Goode. While no specific date has been announced for reopening, Goode says some employees ...

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2015-16 Yosemite FFA Officers

Submitted by Shellee Hance OAKHURST – Yosemite High School junior Courtney Herrera is our 2015-2016 Chapter President and is beginning her third year of FFA. Courtney’s past accomplishments include being the 2014-2015 Chapter Reporter, Star Greenhand, Chapter Farmer, and is slated for regional and sectional offices. Courtney has parcipacted in numerous speaking contests such as Creed and Improv and has ...

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Rough Fire Nearly 52,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Smoke from the Rough Fire continues to impact the Central Sierra, and has now grown to 51,794 acres with 17 percent containment. There are currently 1,984 personnel assigned to the incident, including 24 crews, 138 engines and 10 helicopters. With slight changes in weather patterns, expect to see heavy concentrations of smoke in the western foothills ...

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Lorna Pollock: Abstracted Landscapes

Lorna Pollock Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #87 We invite you to visit our beautiful studio setting, well worth the short scenic drive from Hwy 49. Our fields are dotted with concrete and metal sculptures by myself and by other artists of the region whose work we have collected. Inside the studio, the walls are full of all new oil ...

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Boys & Girls Club Summer Wrap

Submitted by Peggy Decker OAKHURST – Summer 2015 came and went with a fun rush at our Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club. By July we had 76 new members join for our summer festivities. Among our activities were local weekly field trips to the Yosemite High School pool. Thank you to Martha for your generous donation to offset pool admission ...

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Faith Rumm: Painting The John Muir Trail

Faith Rumm — Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #101 Artist Faith Rumm is fairly new to this area, having moved to Mariposa around two years ago. Coming from Marin County California, she was eager to be closer to the focus of her artistic inspiration, the High Sierra backcountry, and particularly, Yosemite National Park. In her fine art oil painting, Faith ...

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Rough Fire Nearly 50,000 Acres, Smoke Still A Concern

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire, which continues to impact the Central Sierra with dense smoke, has now grown to 49,440 acres, with 17 percent containment. The fire was reported on July 31, and was lightning-caused. There are currently 2,126 personnel assigned to the incident, including 24 crews, 148 engines and 10 helicopters. The fire has been divided into ...

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New Madera County Courthouse Opens In September

MADERA COUNTY – The next time you are summoned to appear for jury duty, the experience is likely to be far more pleasant as you report to the brand new Madera County Courthouse that replaces the century-old building in which the court has been operating. On Friday, Aug. 14, several hundred people gathered for a ribbon cutting and tour of ...

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Hiking with Sally In the Hoover Wilderness

Where: Inyo National Forest, Hoover Wilderness Distance: About 5 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 9,819’ – 10,338’ Date: August 6, 2015           Highlights: Sally and I headed up to Saddlebag Lake, then worked our way to the west through the Harvey Monroe Research Natural Area. Mount Conness at 12,590′ elevation towered above us as we wandered through the Hoover ...

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Locals! Get Your Daily Ducey’s On The Lake

BASS LAKE – Have you been to Ducey’s on the Lake lately? We’re talking: discounts. The signature restaurant at the Pines Resort is a mainstay for delicious cuisine, with a mouth-watering menu thanks to Chef Johnathan Frabotta, who cooks with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and aims for flavors that jump off the plate. It’s pretty well-known that Ducey’s ...

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