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HOW Dinner Honors Jordan Borrayo

BASS LAKE — The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Apr. 19, at The Pines Resort in support of Jordan Borrayo. Jordan will be 14 in June. Her family has lived through tragedy in the last few years, according to HOW organizers. On March, 10, Jordan’s sister Jenna, 16, was found deceased in her car, submerged in a pond ...

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Highway 41 Hazard Tree Removal Schedule

OAKHURST — Work continues this week north of Oakhurst, along with associated delays, as Caltrans crews continue to tackle the massive hazardous tree removal project that’s been taking place along the popular corridor since last fall. Traffic control/road closure is in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Apr. 10 through Thursday, Apr. 13. Crews will be stationed in the ...

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Oakhurst Woodcarver’s Rendezvous 10th Anniversary

OAKHURST – The California Carvers Guild celebrates the 10th annual Oakhurst Woodcarver’s Rendezvous at the Oakhurst Community Center during the week of Sunday, Apr. 23 through Saturday, Apr. 29. Woodcarvers travel from around the state and beyond attend this special week of carving and camaraderie. The Rendezvous is made up of carving sessions, demonstrations, and seminars for all level of carvers: beginning, ...

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Mariposa Mineral And Gem Show

MARIPOSA – Mountains of minerals and more will be on display at the Mariposa Mineral & Gem Show this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 8 – 9 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. From benitoite to topaz, nearly all the gems and minerals an expert can name are featured in the annual show which includes jewelry, exhibits, speakers, demonstrations, and lots of ...

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Living History: American Civil War Weekend

MARIPOSA – The Las Mariposas Civil War Group, in partnership with the American Civil War Association, invites the community to attend an authentic period weekend of living history this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 8 and 9, just north of Mariposa. Prior to the weekend public event, on Friday, Apr. 7, the Las Mariposas Civil War Group hosts a free educational ...

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Exhibits And Stories And Music, Oh My!

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a free public program featuring Cara Goger, Executive Director of the Mariposa County Arts Council (MCAC), on Thursday, Apr. 13, at 4:30 p.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse 140. Ms. Goger will be focusing on the new directions that the MCAC will be taking in the coming year, ...

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Heavy Rains, Isolated Thunderstorms

CENTRAL SIERRA — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet, from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare and Kings county line. The watch is in effect from late Friday morning, Apr. 7 through 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Apr. 8. Hazards may include snow and blowing snow, with accumulations of ...

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Local Schools Take Top Honors In 2017 Academic Pentathlon

MADERA COUNTY — The 2017 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Apr. 1, naming North Fork School this year’s eighth grade champion and Mountain Home School Charter this year’s seventh grade champion. More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on Mar. 17 and Apr. 1.  Students competed in ...

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Aerial Robotics Drone Competition: Search And Rescue

OAKHURST — In less than the time it takes to graduate from high school, some local students have gone from making robots out of Legos to building drones and mounting an aerial competition with a real-world, search and rescue theme. Functional Applications of Aerial Robotics: Search And Rescue is a student run-competition, according to robotics teacher Ryan Collings. The school-focused event takes place on ...

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Twice As Nice: Two Ducklings, One Egg

NORTH FORK — Arista Flanagan couldn’t believe her eyes when she checked in on the incubator to see if the family’s duck eggs had hatched. Her sons, Devlin and Ryker were excited. “We have a two-year-old and almost-five-year old, and they have been watching the chicks and ducklings growing in the eggs,” says Arista. Yet, she felt confused when she encountered the newest hatchlings ...

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