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Murder Trial Begins In Bass Lake Superior Court

BASS LAKE — The murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor got underway this afternoon in Bass Lake Superior Court. Taylor Windsor, 26, who recently moved to the area from Wyoming, is charged in the Nov. 15, 2016, death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif. He is also charged with stabbing Reid Kallenberg, the driver of the pickup in which they ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. Presents The Spring Fling

NORTH FORK — The Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. presents its annual Spring Fling on Saturday, Apr. 29, at the North Fork Town Hall. The show will be one night only, and will be an evening of music and laughs featuring the return of the “Blues Brothers,” backed up by the horn section of Josh Freeman, Aaron Kern, Dan Rosenberg and ...

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Yosemite Seeks Public Input On Bridalveil Fall Rehab Project

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the public scoping comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment will be open from Wednesday, Apr. 26, to Friday, May 26, 2017. The purpose of the Bridalveil Fall Area Rehabilitation Project is to: Improve visitor services at the base of the waterfall, including restroom facilities Improve accessibility ...

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Last Chance To Register For Reforestation Workshop

OAKHURST — There are still a few spots open for the Reforestation Workshop, available to private forest land owners and foresters on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Library. Cal Fire, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and UC Extension, in partnership with Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s office, will be hosting ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Spring Concerts

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 15th Season continues as its Spring Concert is performed twice – on Saturday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School, and again the next day as a special 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Apr. 30 in the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee) in Yosemite National ...

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Free Workshop On Smart Irrigation And Water Management

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel — MARIPOSA COUNTY — Gov. Jerry Brown has declared the drought over – for now — except for Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne counties. The latest snowpack numbers showed the Central Sierra is at 168 percent of normal. But that’s no reason to slack off on the water-saving strategies you’ve developed. To help you keep conserving, ...

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Sheriff Varney To Host 10th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney will have the honor of hosting Madera County’s 10th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on May 9, at Courthouse Park. Representatives from law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County will attend to honor fallen peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office invites the citizens ...

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Prescribed Burn On Source Kinsman Fuels Project

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF), Bass Lake Ranger District, Fuels and Fire Management staff are planning to ignite a prescribed burn on the Source Kinsman Fuels Project on Saturday, April 22. Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, SNF says extra fire personnel and equipment will be committed to the project until the treatment is extinguished as burn ...

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North Fork Scout Troop 357 Holds Recruitment Event

NORTH FORK — North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357, along with Cub Pack 357, will be holding a recruitment evening at the Scout Building in North Fork (next to the Town Hall) on Thursday Apr. 27 at 7 p.m. In addition to weekly meetings, Scouts of Troop 357 participate in once-a-month weekend activities including camping at Morro Bay and Yosemite ...

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Defensible Space Can Save Your Place – Inspections Underway

CENTRAL SIERRA —  Recent rains have been a welcome sight to drought parched California, but the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) firefighters are not letting their guard down. Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) will be visiting homes within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) to enforce the Defensible Space code, Public Resource Code (PRC) 4291. It requires ...

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