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$3 Million More For Local Hazard Tree Removal

MOUNTAIN AREA — The massive hazard tree removal project that has been underway along Highway 41 and Highway 49 in the foothills since last fall has been given the funding to continue, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth announced today that $3 million more in funding has been allocated for the project, and operations are ...

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Catch Some Minarets Spring Sports

By Ryan McDougald and Zemí Stacy —  O’NEALS — After a record breaking soccer season, with Varsity boys going into the second round of playoffs, the girls’ team boasting thirteen shutouts, and a hard fought basketball season, the Minarets High School Mustangs’ spring sports teams are gearing up. We have softball, baseball and, for the first time this year, track. ...

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Oakhurst Library Vandalism Suspect Arrested

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the vandalism of the Oakhurst Library last week. With the help of several anonymous tips, Deputy Daniel Lutz was able to identify the suspect who vandalized the outside wall of the library and the large mural near it last week. The suspect is a Mariposa County juvenile, according ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis BINGO Bash

OAKHURST — Gather your daubers! It’s time for a little wearin’ of the green and perhaps even some winnin’ of the green as lucky people from across the foothils descend on the Oakhurst Community Center for the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis traditional spring bingo night, in search of their pot of gold. The event is Saturday, Mar. 18 and doors open ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 12

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 6 to Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017: Coarsegold report of identity theft On Monday, Mar. 6 at 12:11 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a call for service at the Oakhurst substation regarding identity theft. Report taken and case closed. Oakhurst report of child ...

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Highway 41 To Yosemite Is Open Again

FISH CAMP — Good news for residents, commuters, skiers and all Yosemite-lovers: the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reports that a stretch of Highway 41 that was closed back in February has been rebuilt and is open as of Sunday, Mar. 12. “State Route 41 north of Fish Camp is being paved now and will reopen to one-way traffic control sometime ...

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Pinewood Derby Race And Fundraiser For Cub Scout Pack 314

COARSEGOLD — Cub Scout Pack 314 has rescheduled the long-anticipated Pinewood Derby Race to take place on Saturday, Mar. 25 in the gym at Minarets High School. Weigh-in starts at 11 a.m. and racing is at noon. Organizers plan to have pizza, chips, soda and water available for sale, as well as a large silent auction. The Pinewood Derby Race ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Report: Donation Of Jeanne Darnell Artwork

By Connor Lusk —  The Coarsegold 4-H was recently given 32 cartoon paintings of barnyard characters from the Coarsegold Rodeo Association. These were all hand painted by a very creative and talented lady named Jeanne Darnell, who has lived in Bass Lake for almost 50 years. She was married to Don Darnell who used to be the Madera County Supervisor for ...

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30th Annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — One of the year’s most anticipated events, the Smokey Bear Run / Walk will return to the shores of beautiful Bass Lake this fall for its 30th year. Organizers are already planning for a spectacular day, and early-bird registration is available. The 30th annual Smokey Bear Run / Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 23, when runners and walkers of all ages will ...

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Alcohol And Tobacco More Available Than Milk And Fresh Fruit

MARIPOSA – Recently released research shows that in Mariposa County the availability of e-cigarettes and vaping devices has increased by 65% since 2013. This finding is part of new research released on the availability and marketing of tobacco products, alcohol, condoms and healthy and unhealthy food options in California stores that sell tobacco. Throughout California, health advocates held 13 press events ...

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