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Minarets Spring Sports Progress In Pre-Season

By Ryan McDougald and Zemí Stacy —  O’NEALS — Spring sports teams at Minarets continue to progress into their seasons. Both baseball and softball played more pre-season games, and the new track team competed in their first meet. It was a full week for our athletes, but the work is paying off already, and will continue to be apparent once the ...

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Yosemite Audubon Field Trip: Merced River Canyon to Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Yosemite Audubon invites interested parties to a field trip that covers the Merced River Canyon and with stops, makes it all the way to Yosemite. If you’d like to come along, meet in Mariposa at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot that’s next to the museum and across from the post office. The activity takes place on Saturday, Mar. ...

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Vision Academy Daffodil Photography Contest

MOUNTAIN AREA — Vision Academy of the Arts is having a Daffodil Photography Competition this month, for adults and children alike, and anyone who wants to enter has until Friday, Mar. 31 to participate. Click on flyer and map to enlarge. “Each autumn, Vision Academy of the Arts spearheads a movement to bring beauty to our mountains by planting daffodil bulbs in ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 13 to Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017: North Fork structure shooting On Monday, Mar. 13 at 8:05 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 33000 Block of Road 228 for a building that had been fired on. The scene was processed for evidence ...

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Chukchansi Gold Resort And Casino Job Fair

COARSEGOLD — Looking for a new job or maybe a new career? Dress for success, bring your resume, and plan to attend the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino job fair later this month. The employment event takes place on Monday, Mar. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hotel conference rooms at the resort. Departments hiring include facilities, finance, IT, ...

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Kiwanis Address Rowdy Behavior At Bingo Night

OAKHURST — Scores of people donned shades of emerald and descended on the Oakhurst Community Center for Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis annual spring bingo Saturday night, one of the nonprofit organization’s primary fundraisers for their charitable work to improve the lives of children throughout the foothills. Students from the high schools’ Key Clubs were present to facilitate dinner and clean-up, and many Kiwanis ...

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Hazard Tree Removal Continues On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Here’s your reminder about delays north of town on Highway 41 this week, as Caltrans reports that hazard tree removal continues. Traffic control/road closure is in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tree removal will continue at mile marker 43.1, about one mile north of Cedar Valley Road. The crews will work moving north from there on ...

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Spectacular Spring Break In The Mountains

MOUNTAIN AREA — Spring has arrived, roads are open, and Yosemite National Park is one of the top destinations for spring break for families. Whether you’re local or visiting, with all the rain during winter, now is an opportunity for people to see the park at its best. “This is good news for the south gate entrance on Highway 41 ...

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Help With Planning Your Dream Vacations

MOUNTAIN AREA — As if you need another reason to plan a great getaway, here’s a reminder that studies show vacations are a healthy choice, and even the anticipation of a trip in its planning stages can give your life a boost. Ah, but the planning stage can be stressful, unless you’re working with professionals who can guide you through ...

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Bass Lake School District’s Superintendent Reid To Retire

OAKHURST — The members of the Board of Trustees of the Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District have announced the retirement of Glenn Reid as Superintendent effective in August, 2017. Mr. Reid has served in the role of Superintendent since 2006, and has worked in the district since 1999 when he was appointed principal at Wasuma Elementary School. “It ...

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