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  1. The Eyes of the ForestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Sierra Star

    Miami Mountain Lookout, where volunteers are trained to search for signs of wildfire, has been in service since 1934. It sits on the line between Madera and Mariposa counties north of Ahwahnee.

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  2. Born to be a RyderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Sierra Star

    When he was 3 years old, North Fork's Ryder Ellis sat on an off-road motorcycle and immediately decided motocross racing was in his future. And that future, thanks to a June 11 third-place finish in his age group at Pala Raceway in Southern California June 11, includes a "golden ticket" to the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championships Aug. 1-6 in Tennessee.

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  3. AutoZone coming to OakhurstRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Sierra Star

    Built in the late 1970s as a Santa Barbara Savings at the intersections of Highways 41 and 49 in Oakhurst, this building is scheduled to be demolished in the near future for an AutoZone store approved by the Madera County Supervisors Tuesday. An AutoZone store at the intersection of Highways 41 and 49 was unanimously approved by the Madera County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, with the previous building on site to be demolished at an unscheduled date.

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  4. Ruiz honored for her work with childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Sierra Star

    Tricia Ruiz, a special education teacher at Coarsegold Elementary School, has been named the Madera County Teacher of the Year and was also presented with a Hands-On Hero award from First 5 Madera County. Ruiz, a 1995 graduate of Yosemite High School where she played volleyball and basketball, has been a special day class teacher serving students with moderate to severe disabilities for 15 years - two years at John Adams Elementary School in Madera and 13 in Coarsegold.

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  5. Votes look good for Measure CRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 7 | Sierra Star

    Measure C appeared likely to pass based on 75% of reporting precincts in the June primary election Tuesday. Part of the bond measure includes $25 million to construct a permanent college campus in Oakhurst, to replace the existing location on Crane Valley Road and Civic Drive.

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  6. Bass Lake fireworks return July 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | Sierra Star

    The Madera County Fire Marshal said that fireworks can return to Bass Lake for July 4, after they were replaced by a laser light show last year. The Madera County Fire Marshal said Thursday that Bass Lake's vibrant July 4 fireworks display can return this year, after it was replaced by a laser light show last year for safety reasons due to the low level of the lake and dead trees.

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  7. Brosi awarded Crystal TowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 31 | Sierra Star

    Robert 'Bob' Brosi, D.D.S., will be honored with the Crystal Tower award Aug. 30 in Madera for his strong support of education in Eastern Madera County. His wife, Denise, is a Certified Public Accountant, and her expertise has come in handy when dealing with the Yosemite High School Scholarship Foundation Board bookkeeping and tax returns.

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  8. Vendor error costs some their absentee ballotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 31 | Sierra Star

    Some in the Mountain Area, at least the North Fork and Bass Lake locations, have yet to receive an absentee ballot for the June 7 primary election due to a vendor error. Madera County Clerk-Recorder Rebecca Martinez said Tuesday the vendor, relied on for at least 10 years, accidentally placed street addresses, rather than a P.O. Box number, on a small number of ballot envelopes.

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  9. Family libraries grow in OakhurstRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Sierra Star

    Megan Howell's son Eston Howell enjoys a book during the Growing Family Libraries event from First 5 Madera County in Oakhurst May 20. First 5 Madera County ensured 33 children are going to enjoy a new selection of books after it hosted a special Growing Family Libraries event at the Oakhurst Branch Library May 20. Using $50 vouchers provided by First 5’s $10,000 investment to the event in Chowchilla, Oakhurst, and Madera, 27 parents with their 33 collective kids spent the morning reading through new books and picking some of their favorites.

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  10. Veterans - Stand Down' in OakhurstRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Sierra Star

    Richard Killingsworth, who served in the Navy for eight years, gets a free haircut from Bridgette Thornhill, of Bridgette's Shear Style during the Stand Down. More than 400 veterans joined together Saturday to trade memories, meet new friends, and mostly, help serve each other after honorably serving their nation.

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  11. Free Fruit and Veggie FestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Sierra Star

    The Madera County Public Health Department in collaboration with Bridge Store, a Madera grocery store, is coordinating a free Fruit and Veggie Fest for Madera County residents, 2-5 p.m., May 20. The event will feature various educational and family-friendly activities, including cooking demonstrations, samples of infused water, physical activity, and store tours. Each May, Fruit and Veggie Fest events are celebrated throughout California to encourage consumers to improve their health by filling their shopping cart with an array of colorful fruits and vegetables each time they shop.

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  12. Yes on Measure CRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Sierra Star

    Bond Measure C on the June 7 primary election ballot would provide $485 million to the State Center Community College District for much-needed repairs and upgrades of aging facilities, and new construction for the district's three schools and three centers - Including $25 million earmarked for a new Oakhurst campus. In addition to the Oakhurst project, the bond will allow the district to repair and upgrade the other five campuses , in order to prepare students for their futures.

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  13. Free children's books Friday at First 5Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Sierra Star

    Reading, talking, and playing with your child is key to school success. That is why First 5 Madera County is sponsoring the "Growing Family Libraries" program to help families engage in early literacy experiences at home.

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  14. DA announces creation of Veterans CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Sierra Star

    Madera County District Attorney David Linn announced Monday that Phase I of his office's Veterans Court Plan will be offered at the Caring Veterans of America, Inc., Veterans Stand Down held at Sierra Pines Church, located at 40855 Covey Court, off of Highway 49 in Oakhurst, California. The event begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. The Stand Down will include not only the first phase of the Veterans Court, free medical examinations for veterans, and consultations with Veterans Affairs personnel, both from the VA Hospital in Fresno, and Madera County Veterans Affairs Office.

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  15. County asks Congressman Denham to withdraw support of H.R. 5079Read the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Sierra Star

    The Madera County Board of Supervisors have reacted firmly to a bill introduced in Congress last week, backed by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, that will attempt to stop the North Fork Mono Indians from building a casino on property the tribe has in federal trust near Madera. The bill, H.R. 5079, sponsored by Doug LaMalfa and co-sponsored by four Congressman including Jeff Denham , says that any "off-reservation" tribal gaming facility defeated in a state referendum or not approved by the state Legislature can't be given the green light for construction by the federal government.

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  16. Mailbox vandalism and burglaries: Sheriff's Log May 1-May 8Read the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Sierra Star

    On May 2, After a deputy was dispatched to the 50300 block of Barcus Circle for a burglary report, a victim said some of his property was stolen by his ex-wife. Some of the property was found at the ex-wife's home, and she was placed into custody though the victim did not wish to seek prosecution.

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  17. New North Fork casino compact would exempt it from tribal paymentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Sierra Star

    The North Fork Mono Indians, who have tried for years to build a casino at a 305-acre site near Madera, have a new proposed gaming compact awaiting approval from federal Department of the Interior officials that could finally launch the project. But opponents say that new compact would give the North Fork tribe a multimillion-dollar break.

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  18. Community News - week of May 5Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Sierra Star

    An annual plant sale to benefit the EMCSCPA will be held 9 a.m. - noon, May 14, at the home of Lyle and Nancy Swanson, 45503 N. Oakview . A second EMCSPCA fundraiser - An Evening of Whine and Noses - will take place 6-8 p.m., May 27, at Western Sierra Nursery.

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  19. Residents dispose of 120 pounds of medicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Sierra Star

    Madera County Sheriff Department Citizens on Patrol Mike and Joyce Decker assist Bob Gray of Oakhurst April 30 during the "Medication Take Back" event at the sheriff's department Oakhurst substation. The Madera County Sheriff's Office Substation in Oakhurst was one of more than 5,000 collection sites around the country that took back unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications on April 30. Madera County Sheriff's Office Citizens on Patrol volunteers Mike and Joyce Decker were at the substation from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 30, to assist around 30 Mountain Area residents in disposing of their unwanted medications and outdated vitamins.

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  20. Not a NIMBYRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Sierra Star

    Nimby is the acronym quickly taught to all new supervisors and planning professionals as the broad brush often, but not always, used to dismiss valid community concerns which do not fit their agenda. Issues of possibly dangerous, incompatible, intrusive, and unsustainable development are thus summarily dismissed by name calling.

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