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Sleepy Driver Crashes Off Highway 41

O’NEALS — For the second time today, a wreck that ended with a totaled vehicle resulted in only minor injuries to the driver. Just after 1:30 p.m., a 61-year-old Oakhurst woman was northbound on Highway 41 just past Road 200 in a 2008 Honda Pilot, when she fell asleep, according to CHP at scene. When she found herself drifting off ...

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MCW Invites Community To Support Community Center

OAKHURST – Home to events including official elections, dance workshops, SRO bingo and emergency services response, the Oakhurst Community Center (OCC) pulses with the heartbeat of its town. This Saturday, Mar. 4, Mountain Community Women (MCW) invite the community to support the community center by attending their annual Mardi Gras Luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community ...

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Mariposa Soroptimist Spring Fiesta Dinner And Dance

MARIPOSA — Put on your dancing shoes and plan to have a good time for a good cause, as Soroptimist International of Mariposa invites the community to a Spring Fiesta Dinner and Dance. The festivities take place at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Building A, on Saturday Mar. 25. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. ...

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Woman Escapes Serious Injury In Solo Rollover

OAKHURST — A single vehicle rollover blocked the southbound lane of Highway 41 for over an hour this morning and sent one woman to the hospital. Just after 10 a.m. a 74-year-old Oakhurst woman was southbound near Bay Leaf Lane in a 2005 Ford Escape. She told the investigating CHP officer that she hit something in the road and lost ...

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Help For Homeowners With Flood-Damaged Wells

CENTRAL SIERRA — Due to the recent flooding events in California there is the likelihood that some private household water wells may be damaged or contaminated. Pumps and electrical components can be damaged from floodwaters, silt and debris, posing electrical safety hazards. Contamination of your drinking water during flooding events is a significant health threat. Water from a flooded well should not ...

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Sierra Snowpack Is Far Above Average

SACRAMENTO – The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history. Today’s manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.4 inches. February’s Phillips survey found 28.0 inches of SWE, and January’s reading was 6.0 inches. ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites businesses to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair. The job fair is on Thursday, Mar. 23, at the Oakhurst Community Center, located at 39800 Road 425B. Looking to fill immediate vacancies? Looking to build a pool of applicants for future job openings? Interested in the resources and ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

CENTRAL SIERRA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 12, daylight saving time begins. When you set your clocks forward one hour, they also suggest you make another change that could save your life: change the battery in your smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm provides an early warning of a fire and critical extra seconds for you ...

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Tip O’ The Hat For Soroptimist Soup And Salad Luncheon

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson OAKHURST — Women of Soroptimist International of The Sierras invite the community to their semi-annual Soup & Salad Luncheon. All are welcome to indulge in a salad bar set up with fresh toppings plus various homemade salads and two delicious soups  (chicken tortilla and Irish potato), along with rolls, iced tea or coffee, and dessert. This ...

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Highway 41 To Yosemite Road Closure Extended

FISH CAMP — With two out of three roads into Yosemite National Park out of commission, including the popular south gate entrance north of Fish Camp, the question on the minds of many is likely to be, “so when will Highway 41 reopen?” Photos by Virginia Lazar – click to enlarge The California Department of Transportation confirmed today that Highway 41 into Yosemite will ...

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