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Murder Defendant Pleads “Someone’s Trying To Kill Me!”

BASS LAKE — Testimony continued for the third day in the murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor at Bass Lake Superior Court, as the jury heard from a doctor, a detective, and the couple who got a late-night visit from the defendant. Taylor-Windsor, 26, is charged with murder in the death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., and with attempted murder in ...

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Oakhurst Library Workshop: What is the Grand Jury?

OAKHURST — Have you ever wondered what a Grand Jury is, how it works, or if you could ever serve on one? Now is the time to get those answers. On Saturday, Apr. 29, the Oakhurst Branch Library will host an informative workshop about what makes California Grand Juries unique. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon in ...

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No Personal Data Compromised In Sierra Tel Hack

OAKHURST/MARIPOSA — When thousands of people were suddenly unable to connect to the internet this past week, phones began ringing at Sierra Tel — the local internet provider hit with a malicious hack of one brand of modems. The service interruptions reportedly began as early as last Friday evening for some, and Sierra Tel became aware of the problem on ...

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Sierra Tel Was Hacked, Say Officials

OAKHURST — Sierra Tel has announced that malicious hacking appears to have been at the root of problems experienced by internet customers over the last two days. “We are aware of a malicious hacking event that started yesterday, Apr. 10, which has affected and in many cases temporarily disabled modems in many Sierra Tel customers’ homes,” say company officials. “We ...

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One-Lane Traffic Control On Highway 49

OAKHURST — An accident that resulted in a hazmat situation closed down both lanes of Highway 49 this afternoon just north of Oakhurst. At about 3 p.m., John Costello, 26, of Bakersfield, was southbound in a 2005 International truck just south of Harmony Lane at a stated speed of 45-50 miles per hour, according to CHP. The truck was carrying ...

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Lazarcheff Takes Reins Of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital

OAKHURST — After several months of planning, local veterinarian Dr. Kevin Lazarcheff will take the reins of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Mark Nagel, OVH owner since 1997, will stay on three days a week as an additional doctor in practice. Kevin Lazarcheff, DVM, is a native of Reno, where he attended the University of Nevada, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in ...

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Audubon Features Foothills Conservation In April Program

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The rolling foothills of the western Sierra Nevada encompass a richly diverse and scenic natural and cultural heritage. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC), a local land trust founded in 1996 in Fresno County, now plays a significant role in protecting the natural resources, working lands, cultural traditions and rural character of this area’s expansive ...

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Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce Plans Reorganization

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is in the beginning stages of an organizational restructure, according to its board of directors. “The goal of the Oakhurst Chamber is to support and promote local business,” the Chamber announced today. “The decision to reorganize the current chamber structure was not made lightly, and is being carried out with thoughtful analysis of ...

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Fire Burns Travel Trailer On Road 425A

OAKHURST — A fire that reportedly started in a travel trailer this evening was stopped before spreading to the home just feet away, thanks to the quick work of firefighters. Just before 9:45 p.m., crews were dispatched to an address in the 40800 block of Road 425A for reports of a microwave catching fire. Madera County Engine 12 and Water ...

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Kiwanis Address Rowdy Behavior At Bingo Night

OAKHURST — Scores of people donned shades of emerald and descended on the Oakhurst Community Center for Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis annual spring bingo Saturday night, one of the nonprofit organization’s primary fundraisers for their charitable work to improve the lives of children throughout the foothills. Students from the high schools’ Key Clubs were present to facilitate dinner and clean-up, and many Kiwanis ...

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