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Happy Days And Jedi Nights

OAKHURST — The sun has set on the 25th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival, warmly received by thousands, and organizers may now breathe a brief sigh of relief and take a short break before they begin planning the next quarter-century. Presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, the two-day fest featured some 58 vendors, including a variety of delicious food, ...

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2017-18 Property Tax Bills Are On Their Way

MADERA COUNTY — Stand by homeowners, property owners and others, as secured property tax bills for 2017-18 are currently being dolled up and doled out, according to officials. “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector.  “We have just begun the 2017-18 tax season by printing and mailing our property tax bills.” Over 56,000 tax ...

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Mountain Lady Elks’ Trash To Treasures Yard Sale

OAKHURST — Looking for a great bargain? Stop by the Oakhurst Elks Lodge for the annual Trash to Treasures Yard Sale. It’s organized by the Mountain Lady Elks for Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They say you’ll find lots of great deals and you’ll be giving to a good cause while you’re at it. In the ...

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Mariposa Go West! Festival 2017

MARIPOSA — This is the second year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historically charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gun fight reenactments, live music, outhouse races, a petting zoo and much more. “Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it ...

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Fire Situation Report: Driver Killed In Water Tender Rollover

CALIFORNIA — While progress continues to be made on fires burning in the state, with containment percentages on the rise and more evacuations lifted, one additional death is confirmed. A private water tender driver assigned to the Nuns Fire died in a vehicle rollover on Oakville Grade in Napa County, according to a statement from Cal Fire. That brings the total ...

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Deadwood Fire Temporarily Closes Highway 41

OAKHURST — A vegetation fire on Deadwood between Oakhurst and Coarsegold caused the temporary closure of Highway 41 Sunday night. At about 9:17 p.m on Sunday, Oct. 15, firefighters were called out to respond to what the reporting party referred to as a “very large fire” on Highway 41 near Road 425C. The first engine on scene reported the grass ...

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Affordable Lego Robotics For Middle School Students

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF) is once again giving kids a Lego-Up on the STEM world, by running an affordable, sustainable 10-week after-school program designed for middle school students. Using the Lego Mindstorm EV-3 16-Student Curriculum Solution, the program offers a complete bundle for teaching computer science and STEM subjects using robotics. The camp is on Thursdays ...

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Progress Made Toward Wildfire Containment, Death Toll Rises

CALIFORNIA — Firefighters beat back flames on several fronts overnight, as crews worked to prepare for gusty winds. Some Red Flag Warnings have now been lifted, and containment numbers have dramatically increased on some of the fires, while crews continue the effort to locate and identify those who have perished. Tragically, the death toll has now risen to 40, and officials ...

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Amber Tringali Honored With October HOW Dinner

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the El Cid Mexican Restaurant to honor Coarsegold resident Amber Tringali. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. Amber, 33, is the mother of a trio of kids, ages 9, 7, and 3. She has become a full-time caregiver of her ...

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20th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

COARSEGOLD – Hairy legs? Perfect! You’re ready for arachnid races races, costume parades, hairy legs contest, pizza eating, pumpkin cake, poetry, and crafts, as the Tarantula Festival creeps back into Coarsegold Historic Village this month for its 20th incarnation. Also known as the Tarantula Awareness Festival, it’s a very special day with family fun for all ages in a great community ...

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