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YUSD’s Jim Sargent Moves To County Position

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified Superintendent Jim Sargent has accepted a position with the Madera County Office of Education to work region-wide, directing District and School Renewal. Present at so many events throughout the school community for years, he has served as Superintendent at YUSD since July of 2012 following his previous service as a Superintendent at Caruthers Unified in Fresno County. ...

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Grizzly Century Bike Run Returns To Scenic Byway

NORTH FORK — The Grizzly Century Bike Run will return this year after missing last year due to smoke and fires. One of the premier 100-mile rides in the state, it includes challenging climbs, the spectacular scenery of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and the High Sierra, quiet roads, and the some of the best food and friendly support to ...

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Last Hot Summer Nights Party At Miller’s (This Year!)

BASS LAKE — If you’re going to cry because summer is officially over, you may as well do it at the lake. Miller’s Landing Resort is hosting its last Hot Summer Nights party of the season on Friday, Sept. 23, and it’s going to be a good one. “Head to the lake for hot tri-tip, even hotter music by Rock ...

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Calling Young Artists! Yosemite Youth Art & Poetry Contest

YOSEMITE – The 6th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest starts now! Yosemite National Park is excited to celebrate the “incredible creativity of youth in its gateway communities and the power of Yosemite to inspire art.” YNP together with the Ansel Adams Gallery invite local youth to participate in the sixth annual event open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or ...

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African Tortoise Waylaid While Heading For Deadwood

OAKHURST — Coming home from work around 5 p.m. last week, Anne Grandy’s eyes scanned the road, watching for the usual hazards of deer and drivers, when she spotted one that stood out against the late summer landscape. Anne was on Road 425B heading toward Still Meadow when, there on the right, clipping along toward Deadwood, was a tortoise. How did she know it was ...

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Sierra Tel Patriot Day Ceremonies At Yosemite High School

OAKHURST — The anniversary of the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 was ceremoniously honored at Yosemite High School on Monday, Sept. 12, as Patriot Day was sponsored by Sierra Tel in a new location. It was a fitting change of pace as this year also marks the first time that high school students here will study events surrounding ...

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Supervisors Vote Unanimously Against A Pay Raise

MADERA COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday not to accept the pay increase recommended by staff, that would put them more in line with the salaries of supervisors in neighboring counties. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler, who has supported the increase in the past, made the motion to deny the ordinance, stating that he had given it ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Sept. 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 5 to Sunday, Sept 11, 2016: Oakhurst juveniles arrested On Monday, Sept. 5 at 2:56 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the Denny’s Restaurant located within the 40600 block of CA-41 regarding a report of a theft. Three juvenile suspects had fled from the ...

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Accident On Highway 41 Claims Life Of Bass Lake Woman

BASS LAKE — A young woman who died today in a tragic crash on Highway 41 between Oakhurst and Coarsegold has been identified. O’Neill Ewell, 20, of Bass Lake was driving a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta northbound approaching Serpa Canyon when the accident happened. Haley Phillips, also 20, of Coarsegold was a passenger in the car and suffered major injuries. She ...

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Record Turnout For My*Tri Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — The 4th annual My*Tri at Bass Lake was a huge success this year as the event that’s all about youth fun and family fitness drew more than 40 community sponsors, over 85 volunteers, and a record-breaking number of enthusiastic participants. My*Try is hosted by Miller’s Landing Resort at Bass Lake, and sponsored by the Children’s Educational Foundation. The swim-bike-run took ...

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