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Dogs, Cats, Wine And Music At Yosemite Wine Tails

Written by Karen Bauer — OAKHURST — Pet adoptions, photos with your pet and discounted spay/neuter certificates courtesy of the Eastern Madera County SPCA and Friends of Madera Shelter (FMAS) will all be available along with a glass (or two!) of wine on Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yosemite Wine Tails in Oakhurst. Collette Goga, ...

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“Extreme Fire Danger” Signs Available From NF Fire Auxiliary

NORTH FORK — With temperatures climbing near the 100 degree mark, the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is once again making signs available free of charge, to remind people of the constant danger of wildfire posed by one errant spark. One year ago a group of citizens in North Fork took the threat of wildfire seriously and put up ...

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Local Motorcycle Club Hosts Poker Run Through Yosemite

AHWAHNEE — The Sierra Shadow Casters motorcycle club is holding its very popular Sierra Memorial Poker Run through Yosemite on Saturday, June 24. Proceeds from the 8th annual event will go to local charities which benefit children’s causes. The ride begins in Ahwahnee at the Hitchin’ Post, with registration from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and kickstands up at 9:45. Riders ...

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Vacation Bible School At North Fork Rec Center

NORTH FORK — Once again, Calvary Chapel will be hosting a week of Vacation Bible School (VBS), scheduled this year for June 19 through the 23 at the North Fork Rec Center. Children in kindergarten through 7th grade are welcome to attend VBS, which will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Parents must register their kids at ...

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Register Now For Weed Management Workshop

Written by Debbie Wass — MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension will be presenting its annual Hot Topics in Integrated Weed Management workshop on Wednesday, July 19, at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. If you are interested in learning about 2017 updates from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, ...

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Donate Your Passenger Seat To Help Save Lives

MADERA COUNTY — One of the toughest challenges cancer patients face is getting to and from treatment. Many patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford gas, or don’t have access to public transportation. Some may be too ill to drive, or have no family members who can help with all their transportation needs. “Without access to reliable transportation, cancer patients ...

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By Veterans, For Veterans: A Monumental Accomplishment

AHWAHNEE — Today was a celebration of our veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces, and also a recognition of what can be accomplished through the hard work and dedication of a group of veterans and local citizens. Hundreds gathered at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park this morning for the dedication of the Veterans’ Memorial — a ...

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Free Jazz Concert At Sierra Meadows

AHWAHNEE — Twenty-five jazz guitarists and ten bass players from across the United States and Canada will be performing at a free concert at Sierra Meadows on Thursday, June 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. The concert is the grand finale of an annual five-day Yosemite Jazz Guitar and Bass Workshop, being held June 18-23 at Evergreen Conference Center in Oakhurst. ...

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El Portal Road In Yosemite National Park Remains Closed

YOSEMITE — The El Portal Road and Arch Rock Entrance into Yosemite National Park remain closed due to a rockslide that occurred yesterday around Noon. Yosemite National Park staff are assessing the area and the road will remain closed at least through the weekend of June 17-18. After the assessment is complete, crews will begin to remove rock debris and ...

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Update On The Oakwood Fire 10 AM Tuesday

MADERA COUNTY — Resources continue to be released from the Oakwood Fire, which started on Saturday, June 10, and burned along both sides of Highway 41 in the Rocky Cut area. The fire is now 95 percent contained, and with the most accurate mapping, the final estimate of the size is 1,431 acres. There are now just 13 personnel assigned ...

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