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Perseid Peaking With Double The Streaking

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The 2016 Perseid meteor shower is upon us, and the excitement is about to double. At its usual yearly peak, the Perseid can rain down up to 100 meteors per hour. This year, astronomers say we can look forward to twice that, with an outburst at its peak of about 200 meteors per hour. Associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseid ...

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Town Hall Meeting Thursday In Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting the next in his series of Town Hall meetings at the Pines Resort in Bass Lake on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6-8 p.m. On the agenda will be an update from the Sierra National Forest, and a presentation by Anne Melrose, Board Member of the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District. ...

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Easy Way To Help EMC SPCA While You Shop

OAKHURST — Area residents who love to shop and also love animals will want to know that local volunteers have set up an account with Giving Assistant they say allows 2% of your Amazon Smile purchases to be designated for the EMC SPCA. So, while you shop, you can also help fund the building of a new, state-of-the-art no kill Eastern Madera County ...

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Drive Safely — School Is Back In Session!

MOUNTAIN AREA — Watch for kids this week as many of the schools will be back in session in the foothill area, starting Thursday, Aug. 11, and CHP will be in full enforcement at all the elementary schools and high schools. CHP Officer Kaci Lutz reminds everyone to limit the distractions and keep focus on operating your vehicle. “For our young drivers, reckless and ...

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Birds? YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard)

Written by Celeste Wheeler — OAKHURST — While most of us would respond to a proposed industrial development next door with the slogan “NIMBY” or “NOT in My Back Yard,” the reaction should most definitely be quite the opposite with respect to birds. A presentation by John K. Cross at the Oakhurst Library Community Room from 10:30 a.m. to noon ...

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Berryhill And Bigelow Staff Hold Local Office Hours

COUNTY — Representatives from the offices of Senator Tom Berryhill and Assemblyman Frank Bigelow will hold mobile district hours together in Coarsegold and Oakhurst next month. Staff will be available to hear from the public their opinions on legislation, or to help with problems individuals may have with state agencies such as DMV, EDD, and others. The joint office hours will be on Wednesday, Aug. ...

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4th Annual Bass Lake MY*Tri Registration Now Open

BASS LAKE – Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Bass Lake MY*Tri scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10. This super fun triathlon is open to kids ages 5-17. Hosted at Miller’s Landing Resort on beautiful Bass Lake, just miles from Yosemite National Park, the MY*Tri offers the perfect outdoor mountain venue and challenging courses for all levels of youth ...

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Step Up For Mountain Heritage Days

OAKHURST — Plans for excitement are underway as the Sierra Historic Sites Association readies for celebrating the 20th annual Mountain Heritage Days on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 – 17. Organizers say it’s going to be a blast. The festival-style event is held at Fresno Flats Historic Park for both days, with the parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. Newly-commissioned parade Grand Marshals Dr. John ...

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Grub Fire Nears Total Containment

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters are making good progress on the Grub Fire, which is burning along Road 600 south of Ahwahnee. As crews continue to strengthen firelines and do mop-up, Cal Fire is now reporting the fire at 85 acres and 75 percent contained. Resources were dispatched just before 10 a.m. this morning to reports of a smoke on the east ...

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Update On Grub Fire In Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters continue to strengthen lines and work on hot spots on the Grub Fire, burning along Road 600 south of Ahwahnee. The forward progress of the fire was stopped yesterday evening, and it is now 50 percent contained at an estimated 85 acres. The Grub Fire was reported on Thursday, Aug 4, just after 2 p.m., and spread ...

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