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Motorcycle Poker Run Raises Cash For Fire Stations

Written by Paul Hall —  COARSEGOLD — The Sierra Shadow Casters, MC (SSCMC) in association with Gma’s & Pappa’s Motorcycle Apparel located in the Coarsegold Historic Village, are hosting the Sierra Moonshine Motorcycle Poker Run and “Next Firefighter Up” fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17, to benefit Madera County Volunteer Fire Departments. The two beneficiaries are Station 8 of Coarsegold on ...

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Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 61-acre Ahwahnee Meadow prescribed burn in the coming week. Ignition will take approximately one day and an additional two to four days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in Yosemite Valley. Fire managers are working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District ...

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Counterfeit Medications Pose Threat To County Residents

MADERA COUNTY – The sale of counterfeit goods, including dangerous medications, has been the focus of recent investigations and arrests in Madera County. The District Attorney is expected to file charges as early as Monday against two men arrested by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Thursday afternoon during the execution of state ...

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Kiwanis Run For The Gold Classic Car Show

OAKHURST – Get ready to rev your engines as members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club welcome one and all to the 14th annual Run for the Gold classic car show preview at the Oakhurst Community Center this Friday night, followed by the main event car show on Saturday at Oakhurst Community Park. The cost for registration of vehicles is ...

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Bass Lake Home Tour

BASS LAKE — If you’ve ever looked longingly at a beautiful lakeside home and wanted a closer view, and even a peek inside, now is your chance to participate in a self-guided tour that benefits a local nonprofit organization. The 10th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions ...

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Red Thong Strong: Women Celebrate Life’s Ages And Stages

OAKHURST — Prepare for a fun evening of friendship, woman-power and loads of laughter as Branches Books & Gifts welcomes Becky Elder of Whitney, Texas. Becky is co-author of: Red Thong Strong: Girlfriends’ Little Secrets to Smoothing Life’s Panty Lines. The author’s event takes place Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. In Red Thong Strong, eight Texas women reveal how even a ...

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Oakhurst Patriot Day Moves To YHS Football Stadium

OAKHURST – Sierra Tel invites area residents to Yosemite High School’s football stadium this year to commemorate Patriot Day 2016, with Keynote Speaker Michael A. Vane, Lieutenant General, US Army Retired. LTG Vane was most recently the Deputy Commanding General at the US Army Draining and Doctrine (TRADOC) Futures Center. The 2-star general lives at Shaver Lake. The ceremonies begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. YHS Principal Randy ...

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Start Smart Driving Class For Teens At Oakhurst CHP

OAKHURST — Motor vehicle collisions nationwide are the leading cause of death for teenage drivers, and California has the second highest fatality rate involving drivers between the ages of 15-20. To address these shocking statistics and put teen drivers on the road to years of safe driving, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) offers a free, innovative program called Start Smart ...

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CHP Offers Free Classes For Senior Drivers

OAKHURST — At times, driving appears to be relatively easy, but is in fact a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages. The ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times. To address these ...

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Mountain Jewish Community Celebrates The High Holidays

Submitted by Susan Rappaport — CENTRAL SIERRA — Intertwined within the larger tapestry of our Sierra foothill communities is the small strand of the Mountain Jewish Community. We are a community made up of individuals who come from diverse Jewish backgrounds with different levels of observance Although we are scattered throughout the towns of Mariposa, Ahwahnee, Oakhurst, Coarsegold, North Fork, ...

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