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Not Tonight, Deer: UC Master Gardeners’ Free Presentation

By Brian Moore — MARIPOSA — When we moved onto our property in 1999, I planted a garden. I did not use any amendments; the vegetables and flowers were radiant and our harvest abundant. Then came the battles. Along with the insects came moles, gophers, ground squirrels and devastating deer. 18 years into gardening in Mariposa County, we are again ...

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Mountain Area Girls Soccer Championship Tournament

COARSEGOLD — On Friday, Mar. 23 the Rivergold School Girls Soccer Team defeated Coarsegold School in an exciting shoot out after the teams finished the championship game tied 1-1. The team is coached by Bob Elliott and Terry Rich. Congratulations to the Rivergold Girls Soccer on this three-peat! Home of the Hawks, Rivergold Elementary School is located at 31800 Road 400 ...

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Toastmasters Club To Launch Locally

OAKHURST — The first meeting of a Toastmasters club forming in the Oakhurst and Coarsegold area is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 27 at the Oakhurst Branch Library Community Room. Anyone who desires to become a better leader, public speaker or better communicator is invited to attend. James Comegys, Director of Division 33G for Toastmasters International, will be ...

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Student Arts And History Showcase Explores Violence

Submitted by Evan Higgins — OAKHURST — By the time someone in America has turned 18 they will have witnessed 16,000 television murders and 200,000 acts of television violence. Violence can be emotional, verbal or physical and its victims can spend a lifetime coping with the wounds. It comes in the form of wars, it can be institutional, it can ...

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Letter To The Editor: Two Good Choices For Madera Co. D.A.

I had the privilege of attending a women’s group political forum last night at the Madera Golf Course. Dinner was excellent and I had the pleasure of making new friends with many like-minded individuals. Local political candidates were afforded a two-minute self introduction followed by questions posed by a women’s panel from the group. What became readily apparent is that ...

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Adventures, Giant Trees Tours And Craft Beer At Tenaya Lodge

FISH CAMP — Springtime has never been more of a larger-than-life experience at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. The season promises the long-awaited re-opening of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, fun new open-air adventure tours by jeep, luxury buses and motorcycles, and the opportunity to savor the flavors of the High Sierra at a special craft beer event. What’s more, ...

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Severe Weather, Flash Flood Warnings Remain

MOUNTAIN AREA – Communities are on alert this afternoon as rain continues to bear down on the foothills, and the possibility of flash floods remain present, particularly in areas with burn scars. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following alert: The National Weather Service is forecasting significant weather between 1 and 6 p.m. this afternoon, with current models ...

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Major Injury Accident Blocks Highway 41 At Road 200

O’NEALS — One-lane traffic control is in place at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 200, after the roadway was temporarily blocked this afternoon following a three vehicle accident with major injuries. The multi-vehicle collision took place just before 3 p.m. today. One-lane traffic control was put in place at approximately 3:40 p.m. and commuters were advised to expect ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 18

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 12 to Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018. Oakhurst missing person found On Monday, Mar. 12 at 12:40 p.m. a deputy was dispatched for a report of a missing elderly adult with medical issues. Multiple units were assigned to assist in the search for ...

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Little Church On The Hill Hosts Easter Sunrise Service

OAKHURST –  Everyone is invited to attend as the historic “Little Church on the Hill” will be host to its first Easter Sunrise Service in more than 30 years on Sunday, Apr. 1, at 7 a.m. Over the years after its restoration, the Little Church on the Hill has been host to weddings, baptisms, memorials and numerous veteran celebrations. However, ...

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