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The Practice Of Craft: Yosemite Western Artists

MOUNTAIN AREA — ‘Tis the season for readers to join in celebrating twelve local organizations and nonprofits, and the people behind them, making a difference in our communities. For our fourth such close-up, we look at Yosemite Western Artists. Day #4 Yosemite Western Artists What is it? YWA is association of artists and art patrons working in all disciplines, dedicated to promoting the visual arts ...

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Flings, Follies, And Fundraising: Squirrel Cage Theatre

MOUNTAIN AREA — The season of giving continues and we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local community organizations and nonprofits, and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our third spotlight, we focus on a theater company with a mission to entertain and contribute to the community, the arts, and education. Day #3 Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. What is ...

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Discount For SNO Members: Sierra Seafood

OAKHURST — SNO community partner Sierra Seafood, for a limited time, offers Sierra News Online members a ten percent discount on purchase. For the next four weeks, from Thursday, Dec. 15 through Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017, just let the folks at Sierra Seafood know that you’re a Sierra News Online member and you’ll receive the 10% discount on your purchase. Some restrictions may ...

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Programs For Kids: Bass Lake Ed Foundation

MOUNTAIN AREA — The season of giving makes its merry way in the busy days remaining before Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25. Again today, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our second spotlight, we feature an organization that serves mountain area youth with outstanding low and no-cost programs ...

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Winter Storm, Flash Flood Warnings

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s looking wet and wild for the next couple of days, with a winter storm warning for the high country and flash flood warnings in the lower elevations. A Pacific storm system will make its way over central California on Thursday, Dec. 15 and stay through Friday, Dec. 16., according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. Rain ...

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Full Moon And Meteors Peak Under Cloudy Skies

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Maybe you’ll feel it even if you can’t see it. The third and final supermoon of the year will rise today, while the Geminids meteor shower peaks, tonight. Rain is expected for late Wednesday and overnight through Thursday, with heavy snow anticipated in the high country. Known as the Cold Moon, the December moon is full on ...

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Listen Locally: KRYZ Community Radio

MOUNTAIN AREA — For many, this is a season of giving. In the dozen busy days leading up to Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. We start with a locally broadcast and internet streaming source of news and entertainment playing great music ...

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Minarets Senior Plans A Special Prom

O’NEALS — Minarets student Tiana Freeland, 17, is busy planning an important event as part of her Senior Legacy Experience, as she prepares to put on a prom for special needs youth. “All seniors at Minarets are required to put on some sort of project that benefits the community,” says Tiana, explaining the SLE program. “Because my two younger sisters have disabilities, ...

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Pine Tree Falls, Revealing Community Spirit

NORTH FORK — A dead pine came down suddenly with a loud “crack!” falling within a fraction of a second, says one man who was close at hand when it happened. The tree landed straight across Road 224 near Road 200 in North Fork on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8. That’s the bad news. The good news is that within about half-an-hour, the tree ...

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Supervisors Vote To Increase Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — In a unanimous vote today, Madera County Supervisors approved resolutions to increase tipping fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North Fork Transfer Station, and increase franchise hauler fees for collection and disposal at Fairmead Landfill, by contracted haulers Emadco Disposal Service and Redrock Environmental Group. Emadco serves unincorporated areas of Eastern Madera County, while Redrock services unincorporated ...

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