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Yosemite Unified School District Special Meeting

OAKHURST — The office of the Superintendent of Yosemite Unified School District has announced a Special Meeting of the District Board of Trustees on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is being held in the YUSD Boardroom. Following a call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, roll call, establishment of a quorum, and approval of ...

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The History Mystery #61

This photo was part of a collection that we recently received at the Coarsegold Historical Society. It says Melvin Place on the back so we know it was taken in Coarsegold, but we need help in identifying the three cowboys in the photo. (click photo to enlarge) Any information would be appreciated. Please comment below or email us at coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com ...

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ACT Pets Of The Week: It’s A Nest Of Puppies!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is actually a litter of puppies, with avian names: meet Sparrow, Pigeon, Sandpiper, Chickadee, and Quail. This is an adorable litter of Dachshund and Terrier mix puppies. Their mom gave birth to seven of the sweetest pups and these five are looking for their forever homes. They are ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools Job Fair

COUNTY — Two local school districts are holding a common hiring fair on Thursday, Feb. 1, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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Set Your Alarm Early, Take A Look At The Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — It’s a trifecta in the sky as the full moon appearing tonight and tomorrow is three times more amazing than usual. The moon, especially bright, will reach its peak just before 5:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Jan. 31, followed by a total lunar eclipse. “For the continental U.S., the viewing will be best in the West,” says ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 28

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. North Fork harassing phone calls On Monday, Jan. 22 at 11:21 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to investigate ongoing harassing calls. During the investigation, the suspect was identified and contacted. A report was taken for documentation. ...

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Gold Dust Dancers Offer Freebies For Newbies

OAKHURST — The Gold Dust Dancers Square and Line Dance Club will offer free sessions for new square dancers at the Oakhurst Community Center beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., with caller Jan Pearson. Everyone is welcome, including couples, singles and families with children in the 4th grade and up. The class is open for three weeks ...

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Coarsegold Chamber Installation Dinner And Awards

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce 2018 Installation Dinner and Award Presentation was held at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino on Friday, Jan. 12. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal with members of the business community, while awards were given out for Volunteer, Business, Man, and Woman of the Year. To cap off a successful twelve months, the 2018 Coarsegold ...

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Coarsegold 4H Report: Favorite Foods Day — Hit Or Miss?

Submitted by Keiana Cramblett — COARSEGOLD — This month’s article is about one of the upcoming events in our 4H, Favorite Foods Day on January 20th, 2018 at Minarets High School. Favorite foods day is a competition where a 4-H member cooks anything they want and take it to compete against other members in the same category. The categories include ...

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Forrest Burrell Murlen Updike, Jr.

OAKHURST — Forrest Burrell Murlen Updike, Jr. passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2018 at the age of 70 in Oakhurst, CA.. Also known as Woody or Butch, Forrest was born in Tiffen, Ohio on Dec. 24, 1947 to Forrest Sr. and Margaret Marie. He grew up in Bloomington/Richfield, Minnesota, graduating from Richfield High School before enlisting in the Navy, ...

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