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Yosemite Western Artists Tri-County Exhibition

OAKHURST — Yosemite Western Artists not-for-profit collective is putting out the call for artists in advance of hosting its 44th Annual Tri-County Art Show. The Tri-County show is open to artists in Madera, Mariposa, and Fresno Counties. Categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, fiber, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Cash awards are: Best of Show ($100) and First Place in ...

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Yosemite Softball Serves Up Drive-Thru BBQ

OAKHURST — Members of the Yosemite High School Badger Softball team will serve up a sizzling barbequed Tri-Tip Dinner “to-go” in the student parking lot, on Friday, Feb. 26. Perfect for an easy night, you can pick up a delicious bbq tri-tip meal with a fresh salad, awesome beans and a dinner roll for just $10 per person, and all ...

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Help Send A Local Kid To Science Camp

OAKHURST – Do you remember the first time you ever stepped into the forest and squinted up through tall trees into golden sierra sunlight? That’s the kind of memory that many kids will take away from the planned 6th grade outdoor science camp field trip for students in the Bass Lake School District, and organizers are seeking the community’s help ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Teams Traveled During Busy Break

O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 5 by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger — Even though school wasn’t in session last week, the sports teams were very busy. On Tuesday the Girls Basketball team defeated Kerman, at Kerman. The following night, the Boys Basketball team played an outstanding game and almost stole the win at Kerman, as ...

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Berryhill And Bigelow Staff Hold Local Office Hours

MOUNTAIN AREA – A staff member from the office of State Senator Tom Berryhill will hold a day of Mobile District Office hours in Mariposa and Oakhurst next week. On Wednesday, Mar. 2, Outreach Coordinator Jenna Welch will be available to hear the public’s opinions on legislation, or to help with problems associated with state agencies, such as the Department ...

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Forest Service Recruits Miami Mountain Lookouts

MOUNTAIN AREA – From atop the mountain perch overlooking a vast expanse of green, eyes are carefully trained to spot the early tell-tale signs of forest fire. A wisp of smoke triggers a series of actions that can mean the difference between safety and catastrophe. In the relative safety of winter, recruitment begins for a new crop of Forest Service ...

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Arson Treatment Program Announced In Oakhurst

MADERA – District Attorney David Linn announced today the opening of a first offender arson treatment program in Oakhurst. Linn and other officials will provide more information during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the mountain area District Attorney’s Office in Oakhurst. On that date, D.A. Linn, Jolinda Thomas, Cal-Fire Battalion Chief Bernie Quinn, and Supervisor Tom Wheeler ...

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Win Apple Watch Or Fitbit From Adventist Health

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA – In celebration of Doctors’ Day on Mar. 30, Adventist Health / Central Valley Network is asking patients to share their excellent experiences with physicians affiliated with Adventist Health. If you’ve had a wonderful visit to your doctor at Adventist Health, submit your positive story by Mar. 31 and be entered into a drawing to win an Apple ...

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Full Moon And Jupiter Light Sky Tonight

EARTH — A full moon is rising and should be visible this evening, followed by the dazzling planet Jupiter in the eastern sky after dark. The February full moon is also sometimes called the Wolf Moon, Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. According to EarthSky.org, the star above the moon and Jupiter this evening is Regulus, the brightest in the constellation ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016: Oakhurst vandalism On Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1:03 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a vandalism in the 48000 block of River Park Road. An investigation was completed and it was determined that a suspect ...

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