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Tourism Grants Awarded To Local Non-Profits

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite | Madera County has awarded $20,000 in grant money to five Madera County nonprofit tourism partner businesses. Each organization applied for the 2019 VYMC Tourism Improvement Grant to enhance visitor experience and was awarded up to $5,000. “A boost in local tourism produced additional funding, so we thought a great way to spend it was to share ...

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Sweetwater Steakhouse Closes, New Owners Renovating Property

OAKHURST — The Sweetwater Steakhouse has served up its last steak. The restaurant, in operation for fifteen years, quietly closed its doors last month. Owned and operated by David DeSanders since 2005, the restaurant was known for its prime cuts of grilled steaks and chops, “raw” seafood bar and “loaded” baked potatoes. But business at the steakhouse apparently went from ...

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Oakhurst McDonald’s Hosts Grand Re-Opening June 1

OAKHURST — McDonald’s is getting a McMakeover — and one of the biggest changes under Oakhurst’s golden arches is double drive-thru lanes. With interior and exterior renovation work at the popular fast food outlet nearly complete, the restaurant will hold its official “Grand Re-opening Celebration” on June 1, according to Stephanie Chan, a spokesperson for the company. The lobby closed ...

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Urgent Care Update And New Mobile Health/Dental Unit

OAKHURST — Camarena Health is on track to open its new urgent care clinic in Oakhurst “in mid-to-late August,” according to the organization’s CEO. “We aren’t exactly sure of what our hours will be, but we plan to be open in the evenings and on weekends to assure that the community has access to immediate care during the days and ...

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Purple Cow Gives Way To Greener Pastures

OAKHURST — The former homes of two prominent local businesses — the Purple Cow and Mike’s Iron Horse Barbecue — were demolished Thursday. Crews using heavy equipment leveled both dilapidated structures this week as the first stage of a redevelopment project off Highway 41 and Royal Oaks Drive. California Paving handled the demo work, removing everything on the property — ...

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Business Spotlight: Oakhurst’s Elegant Oasis Of ‘Aah’

OAKHURST — Set on a secluded, lushly landscaped 9-acre hillside, the Estate by the Elderberries is an elegant oasis of “aah,” bringing the old-world charm and classic beauty of the Provencal region of France to central California. Carina Stephens, the general manager of the world-renowned property, says the Estate is a gem “to be enjoyed by all.” “It’s surprising but ...

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Oakhurst Feed And Pet Supply Is Closing Its Doors

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Feed and Pet Supply has announced on their Facebook page that they will be closing their doors at the end of the month. Beth Trenchard and her brother Charlie Loucks teamed up with Beth’s son Daniel Trenchard to take over the business in October 2018 after previous owner Colette Goga closed the doors the month before. The ...

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Sierra Ambulance Gets $15K for New Oxygen Generator

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Sierra Rotary — also known as the Noon Rotary — presented a “giant” check this week to Sierra Ambulance Service. The $15,000 donation will help Sierra Ambulance purchase a new oxygen generator, according to Ed Guzman, general manager. Guzman said Thursday’s contribution from the Rotary Club “represents a big part of our fundraising effort” in acquiring ...

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Tractor Supply Co. To Open New Store In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Popular farm and ranch retailer Tractor Supply Co. is coming to town. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the news Friday. “We will be opening a new store in Oakhurst in 2020,” said Niki Giacchina. “Unfortunately, that’s about all I can tell you right now.” Local sources confirmed this week that the national retailer is in escrow on ...

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