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PG&E Bankruptcy Stalls North Fork Biomass Project

NORTH FORK — PG&E’s bankruptcy has stalled construction of a new biomass plant, a key component in a plan to boost the local economy. “Right now, we’re in a holding pattern,” said North Fork Community Development Council (CDC) President Dan Rosenberg. Rosenberg has been working on the project for seven years. “I used to tell people we’d be operational by ...

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Sierra Tel Business Center Will Soon Close Its Doors

OAHURST – Sierra Tel has announced that “after strategic review and much deliberation,” the Sierra Tel Business Center storefront location in the Old Mill Village Shopping Center in Oakhurst will be closing effective May 31. “Our Business Center has been proud to serve the evolving needs of the community while striving to provide excellent customer service,” said Sierra Tel in ...

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New Pharmacy Coming To Coarsegold Historic Village

COARSEGOLD — A new, family-run pharmacy is coming to Coarsegold’s Historic Village. The Bass family, who’ve operated San Joaquin Drug in Planada for nearly 20 years, are planning to open a second location later this year in Coarsegold. Mary Bass, one of the owners, said the new pharmacy will be called Yosemite Drug “because we like to run our business ...

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Attention Local Bibliophiles: Branches Bookstore Is For Sale

OAKHURST – The owner of Oakhurst’s only independent bookstore has decided to start a new chapter in life. Local bibliophiles need not panic — Branches Books & Gifts is “definitely not closing.” But the popular bookstore is officially “on the market,” says owner Anne Driscoll, who confirms she’s decided to turn the page in her personal life. “I just want ...

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Staffing Shortage Temporarily Closes Adventist Health Clinic

OAKHURST – A staffing shortage temporarily forced Adventist Health to close its medical offices in Oakhurst earlier this week. The closure began Monday and lasted until midday today, when clinic officials announced that pediatric care — including same-day appointments — had resumed at the Oakhurst facility. “We apologize for any inconvenience today’s temporary provider shortage is causing our Oakhurst community,” ...

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Young Entrepreneur’s Energy Powers Sierra Global Tech

OAKHURST – Ashley Kruser may be one of the youngest entrepreneurs in Oakhurst. The 20-year-old managing partner at Sierra Global Tech graduated two years ago from Minarets High and is already running her own local business. Kruser’s family has lived in the area for four generations and Ashley decided to launch her store, in part, “because I didn’t want to ...

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Delicious News! ‘Pastry Brasil’ Is Coming To Oakhurst

OAKHURST – The savory scent of freshly baked Brazilian bread will soon be wafting through the center of Oakhurst. Pastry Brasil, a new bakery set to open early next month in Junction Plaza, will feature an extensive menu of freshly baked Brazilian breads and will also offer exotic treats like chocottone — panetone made with chocolate instead of fruit — ...

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Supervisors OK Snow Line Liquor License, Oakhurst Bar Could Reopen By May

OAKHURST – Plans to reopen Oakhurst’s iconic Snow Line Depot took a giant step forward Tuesday when Madera County supervisors unanimously OK’d a so-called Letter of Public Convenience and Necessity required for the new owner to obtain a liquor license. North Fork’s Jennifer McMillan, who purchased the Snow Line in September 2018, is trying to bring the popular local watering ...

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