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Weather-Related Accidents Across The Mountain Area

MADERA COUNTY – The first heavy rainfall of the season contributed to slick roads, leading to multiple accidents in the mountain area yesterday. At 1:49 p.m. Olin Wilson, 78, of Mariposa, was southbound on Highway 49 near Knickerbocker Road just north of Ahwahnee, when his Toyota Camry skidded on the hail-covered road and overturned down an embankment, according to CHP.

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Travel Trailer In The Ditch Blocks Hwy 41

COARSEGOLD – Highway 41 was slowed to standstill today due to a single vehicle accident at Serpa Canyon Road. CHP were called to the scene at approximately 2:16 p.m., after a northbound Ford F-250 pulling a 5th wheel trailer swerved to avoid a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway waiting to turn left onto Serpa Canyon.

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Free Plant Propagation Classes

Right now in your garden there are probably hundreds of new plants just waiting for you to bring them to life – for free. UCCE Mariposa Master Gardeners Helen Willoughby-Peck and Stephanie Means will lead two free hands-on workshops on planting seeds and starting plants from cuttings of existing plants. UCCE is the University of California Cooperative Extension.

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42nd Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow

NORTH FORK- The 42nd Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow took place last weekend in North Fork, with over 1,000 people coming out for the celebration. Always held the first weekend in August, this two day event features Native American dance competition, food vendors, hand crafted Native American arts, and demonstrations of traditional dances and games. Here are some ...

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Fighting Cancer Every Mile

The Livestrong Texas 4000 For Cancer is the longest charity ride in the world, and every summer a group of dedicated and extrordinary students make the ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. This year after a long ride from Kings Canyon National Park, they stopped off in North Fork, at the home of Barry and Nina Shrewsbury, to rest ...

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Yosemite Badger Youth Sport Camp

Get your kids involved in sports this summer at the first annual Yosemite Badgers Sports Camp from June 17-20. Kids will learn four sports in four days. Coaches will teach participants skills in a fun and upbeat way, making sure each individual participant is learning something new in each sport every day. Every participant will be given the necessary attention ...

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CRCD Spring Fling Fundraiser

NORTH FORK- The Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRDC) will hold a Spring Fling Fundraiser at the North Fork Town Hall on Saturday, May 18. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a BBQ dinner at 6. Entertainment includes dancing, an opportunity drawing, and live music from the Next Generation American Cowboy Swing Band.

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Results From The Coarsegold Rodeo

COARSEGOLD – The 61st annual Coarsegold Rodeo returned Pro-Rodeo action to the Bohna Arena once again on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5. After two days of tough and exciting competition, 155 cowboys and cowgirls from all around the state took home over $14,000 in prize money. Here are the official results from the weekend’s action:

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Didgeridoo Concert at Three Springs

NORTH FORK – The community is invited to share in an evening of outstanding and unique music as one of the world’s best contemporary didgeridoo performers, Ondrej Smeykal, takes the stage at Three Springs on Wednesday, May 8. Also playing at the event will be Stephen Kent, ethnomusicologist and radio host from the Bay Area.

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