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Oakhurst Elementary Perfect Attendance

OAKHURST — Oakhurst Elementary School recently honored 34 students who earned perfect attendance for the 2016-2017 school year. The honor is earned by getting to school every single day and being on time. Research strongly supports a strong connection between excellent attendance and academic success. As the end of the year approached, school principal Kathleen Murphy approached each child individually to ...

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Aqua Aerobics! Don’t Forget About The Pool

OAKHURST — Peggy Decker-Anderson reminds locals and visitors that Aqua Aerobics is happening at the Baker Swim Complex at Yosemite High School. Classes are Monday through Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. through August 11th. The cost is $4 a day, $10 a week or $30 a month.* “See ya at the pool,” says Peggy, who is returning as instructor ...

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Dangerous Temperatures Predicted, Rising Waters In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has upgraded the previously issued heat watch to an Excessive Heat Warning starting at noon on Sunday, June 18 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Meanwhile, in Yosemite, heat will cause snow to melt and waters to rise. The Excessive Heat Warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera, ...

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Spiraling Forward With Ashley Pinkerton

OAKHURST — Anyone interested in books, poetry, alternative healing and spirituality will want to hear local poet and energy healer Ashley Pinkerton read from her new book on Friday, June 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. The book is called, Spiraling Forward: A Dance Through the Cycles of Life, and Ashley will be at Branches Books & Gifts. Local musician ...

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Marcus Mazzaferri Rescue: Happy To Be Alive

YOSEMITE — When Marcus Mazzaferri set off from Campo, California at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on April 1, his plan was to hike the all the way to the other end at Manning Park in British Columbia, Canada. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is a long-distance hike closely aligned with the highest portion of the ...

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NWS Issues Excessive Heat Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Monday evening. The warning has been issued for the Central San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera and Fresno County Foothills including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa, and surrounding areas. High temperatures are predicted to be warming ...

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Lego Robotics Day Camp Through Bass Lake Ed

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF) is once again giving kids a Lego-Up on the STEM world, by running a robotics summer day camp 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. Lego Robotics are on the cutting ...

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Cyclist Pulls Over To Rest, Gets Hit By Car

BASS LAKE — Courteous drivers often use the wide spot at the top of Road 426 to pull over and let faster vehicles pass. That didn’t turn out too well today for a cyclist from Fresno. A 59-year-old male cyclist had just reached the top of the grade at the llama ranch near the 25-mile per hour curve and parked ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2017: Oakhurst found bicycle On Monday, June 5 at 9:25 a.m. a deputy responded to 49000 block of Golden Oak Drive regarding a report of found property. The reporting party reported a bicycle was found on ...

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