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“On Safari” At AAUW Fashion Show Fundraiser

MARIPOSA – The American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the community to hunt for wildlife on the African plains of the Mariposa Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. at its annual fashion show fundraiser. This year’s theme is “On Safari with AAUW” and features community members modeling fashions provided by local merchants in an African ...

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Master Guitarists Take The Stage At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Once again, the Coolwater Ranch plays host to a pair of top-flight musicians. Passes are now available for the next show, set for Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. Stevie Coyle (late of the whiz-bang string band The Waybacks) is one lucky bum. His dad ran a radio station in southern California and brought home all the promo ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees For Veterans Day

CLOVIS – The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at some of its day-use recreation sites on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veteran’s Day. The fee waiver program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Fees are waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and destination ...

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Seminar on Medicare At North Fork Library

Submitted by Sarah Lingenfelter NORTH FORK – Susan Hatch, a Medicare expert and independent insurance agent, will be at the North Fork Library on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m., for a free seminar that will cut through the Medicare confusion and break down the options. She will speak about this year’s changes in Medicare and how to choose the ...

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Kirby Edward Cairns

Kirby Edward Cairns passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2015, at the age of 56, after his courageous 2½ year battle with cancer. Kirby was born in San Francisco, Calif., on May 18, 1959, the second of three children to Ed and Pat Cairns. He grew up in Yankton, S.D., and Denver, Colo., although he spent most of his childhood ...

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David Allan York

David Allan York, part of the second generation of pioneers to settle North Fork, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 93 on Oct. 28, 2015. Dave’s Memorial will be held in North Fork on Friday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dress will be business casual. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating ...

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Oakhurst Resident Charged With Felony DUI

MADERA – The woman who caused a wreck in which four people were injured, and that blocked Highway 41 over Deadwood on Sept. 28, has been charged with felony DUI. Today in Madera Superior Court, charges were filed against Sherry Lynn Abraugh-Getchell, 40, of Oakhurst. Abraugh-Getchell was charged with one felony count of Vehicle Code Section 23153(a), one felony count ...

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Crash Blocks Highway 41 Near Road 417

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle rollover accident on Highway 41 slowed the afternoon commute south of Coarsegold today, at about 2:40 p.m. Aaron Hall, 27, of Fresno was southbound just past Fast Tire, about two miles north of Road 417 when, for unknown reasons, he allowed his 2006 PT Cruiser to drift off the right side of the road and up ...

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Yosemite National Park Lifts Fire Restrictions

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has lifted the fire restrictions in the park. The onset of cooler temperatures and the recent rainfall have reduced fire danger. Campfires are once again permitted in the Yosemite Wilderness below 6,000 feet in elevation. The fire restrictions were implemented in July after continued hot and dry weather conditions resulted in very high fire danger. ...

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New Acting Ranger Joins Bass Lake District

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Bass Lake Ranger District welcomes Denise Tolmie, Forest Fuels Officer /Fire Planner as their new acting District Ranger. Tolmie has worked for the US Forest Service since 1985 and has worked on the Sierra National Forest since 2001. Her qualifications include an Associate of Science Degree in Forestry, Technical Fire Management, and upper division Natural ...

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