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Forest Service Makes Earth Day Real For Kindergartners

NORTH FORK — Kindergartners at the North Fork School got to have fun outside and play in the dirt while doing their part on Earth Day to replenish some of the many trees lost to drought and beetles around their campus. On Friday, Apr. 22, Mike Nolen, Forester on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest, and ...

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Deputies Seize Marijuana In Two Oakhurst Homes

OAKHURST — A pot bust in the Oakhurst area netted thousands of marijuana plants and resulted in one arrest and the discovery of dangerous wiring conditions and black mold. On Monday, Apr. 25, Madera County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed two search warrants in the 48000 block of Road 620 in Oakhurst. Deputies located two residences on the property that were ...

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Boat Permits To Be Available At Bass Lake Businesses

BASS LAKE — Getting a permit for your boat or jet ski at Bass Lake this summer will be a breeze thanks to an agreement between the Madera County Sheriff’s Office and the anchor businesses at the lake – Miller’s Landing, The Forks Resort and Bass Lake Boat Rentals at The Pines. In years past, boating permits were sold to ...

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County on Saturday, Apr. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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Ponderosa Pine Seedlings Available For Replanting

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District will have bare root one-year-old ponderosa pine seedlings available for adoption to the residents in the North Fork/Oakhurst/Mariposa area. Member of the public wishing to adopt seedlings may obtain five or more by visiting the Bass Lake District Office in North Fork. The office is open Monday through Friday from ...

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Clampers Dedicate Historic Monument At Raymond Museum

RAYMOND — The merry band of gentlemen known as E Clampus Vitus (the Clampers) will be dedicating yet another piece of Gold Rush history on Sunday, May 1, this time in the historic town of Raymond. The Clampers (E Clampus Vitus Grub Gulch Chapter #41-49) have generously donated a Monitor Hydraulic Nozzle to the Raymond Museum and set up a ...

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MSO Presents Nature, Live In Concert

OAKHURST — Oakhurst is next on the schedule as the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s historic seven-concert tour, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, continues with a performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday Apr. 30. The 60-member MSO began their concert tour with acclaimed performances in Mariposa and in the Great Lounge of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on Apr. ...

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Town Hall Meeting In Coarsegold

MADERA COUNTY — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Apr. 28, at the Coarsegold Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m.. On the agenda for the evening are John Quigley from the Madera County Planning Department, and Darin Soukup, Director at Oakhurst State Community College Center. Jerome Jackson, ...

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Rescue Dog Leaves Paw Prints On Family’s Hearts

We received this wonderful story from the EMC SPCA, written by Katharine Napier-Janz, about the special dog they adopted several years ago. It’s a great testimonial to the important work done by this organization, finding forever homes for pets in need of a family to love. I want to update you on Jericho, a pup I rescued from you in ...

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Car Crashes Into Front Of Oakhurst Business

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst business was forced to shut down for what will likely be a few days after a car crashed into the front door, knocking merchandise to the floor and causing structural damage to the building. At 1:45 p.m. CHP and Madera County Fire Station 12 personnel were called out to the Twisted Pipe Smoke Shop, located on ...

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