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ARkStorms and The Godzilla El Niño

COARSEGOLD – Though not every El Niño brings torrential rain and the resulting disasters, analysts believe with 95 percent certainty that this winter’s event will do just that, says John Kirk of the California Department of Water Resources. Kirk addressed a standing-room-only crowd at the Clubhouse in Yosemite Lakes Park on Saturday, introducing them to new terms and concepts, such ...

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Speak Up On Technology To Improve Education

Submitted by Rhonda Corippo — MOUNTAIN AREA – The community, staff and students of Yosemite Unified School District schools are invited to participate in the National Speak Up Survey, giving those who take the online survey a voice in how technology is used and viewed in education, both locally and across the nation. The national research project survey is offered so districts can learn ​more ...

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Cal Fire Lifts Burn Permit Suspension On Nov. 23

MOUNTAIN AREA — Effective Monday, Nov. 23, at 8 a.m., the burn permit suspension in Madera Mariposa Merced Unit (MMU) of Cal Fire will be lifted, which will affect State Responsibility Areas within Mariposa, Madera and Merced Counties. Cal Fire MMU Unit Chief, Nancy Koerperich, is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension, with no elevation restrictions, and advises that those ...

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Ribbon Cutting At Coarsegold Tax Services

COARSEGOLD – A ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday celebrated the opening of a brand new business in Coarsegold. “We’re happy to introduce our latest member, Coarsegold Tax Services, to the community,” said Coarsegold Chamber President Dave Wolin. “Felecia Vernon Chancey, owner of Coarsegold Tax Services, is a CPA and is well known as a professional in the tax and accounting ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Project News

By Lexey Jenkins — COARSEGOLD – We belong to a 4-H club that is an amazing program where kids can show animals, make arts and crafts, do community service, and even participate in outdoor sports. There are many different projects that you can sign up for if you join the Coarsegold 4-H club. In arts and crafts you meet once ...

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El Niño Preparation For Home And Property

Submitted by William Miller COARSEGOLD – Yosemite Lakes Owners Association (YLOA) and Yosemite Lakes Community Church have scheduled a timely Town Hall Meeting on El Niño preparation. The meeting is open to anyone in the greater foothills community, and is set for Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the YLOA Clubhouse. A “monster” El Niño event has ...

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Coffee, Pets, Accounting: New Chamber Members’ Ribbon Cutting

COARSEGOLD — Three things in life you can’t do without: coffee, pets and accounting. Fortunately, vendors in each of these industries have recently joined the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce, and now the community is invited to ribbon cuttings in their honor on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at two locations. New member Felecia Vernon-Chancey, Certified Public Accountant, is located at 3586 Highway ...

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Hearing Set For Final Chukchansi Defendant

MADERA – The only defendant to reject a plea deal from the District Attorney’s office in connection with the October 2014 attempted take-over at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, is headed toward trial. District Attorney David Linn announced yesterday, following a hearing in Department 22 of the Madera Superior Court, that his office will be proceeding to a preliminary ...

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Local Schools Win County Math Tournament

COUNTY – Coarsegold Elementary School’s 7th grade and Rivergold Elementary School’s 8th grade teams won the Madera County Math Tournament on Friday, Nov. 6. Ranchos Middle School came in second place and Oak Creek Intermediate School placed third in the 7th grade competition.  Mountain Home School Charter’s 8th grade team placed second in the competition and Coarsegold Elementary School placed ...

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Victim Identified In Fatal Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – The victim of a single-vehicle accident that occurred just after 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, has been identified as 40-year-old Ramon Castillo, of Fresno. Castillo was driving a Rockstar delivery truck southbound on Highway 41 just south of Road 416, when he drove off the right side of the road, rolling several times down a steep embankment. ...

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