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Volunteers Invited To Yosemite National Park Annual Facelift

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the 14th Annual Yosemite Facelift, an event held each fall to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter at various locations in the park, including roadways, in the river ...

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Yosemite Mt. Sugar Pine Railroad Reopens After Namesake Fire

FISH CAMP – After more than three weeks without the sounds of the steam locomotive whistles in the forest south of Fish Camp, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad will open the gates this Saturday, Sept. 23. When the Railroad Fire started on Aug. 29., just across the road from the popular destination, everyone was forced to evacuate with just ...

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Oktoberfest At Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — Don your lederhosen and get yourself to a wild west saloon, as the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center invites the community to celebrate the season with Oktoberfest at Bandit Town. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase, and two bands will take the stage. First on is Bill Clifton’s Chicken and Whiskey ...

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Steve’s Pet Shop Team: Tough Mudders, No Doubt

OAKHURST — What do Tough Mudders and small businesses have in common? They thrive on teamwork, according to the company running the popular 10-12 mile mud and obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to drag participants out of their comfort zone. It’s an endurance event series that tests mental as well as physical strength — that’s a lot like small ...

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Autumnal Equinox 2017: Hello, Fall!

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Autumn arrives and, as if on cue, rain clears the air around us. Buckeye withers and leaves drop to the ground, temperatures cool and skies darken earlier. Sweater weather approaches, and we rejoice. Happy fall, y’all! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Friday, Sept. 22 at precisely ...

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Constitution Day At Raymond-Knowles School

By Michelle Townsend —  The Constitution is the most important document in the United States. It establishes the American government and our position as a democracy. The Constitution also lays out our freedoms as Americans; this is celebrated every September 17th in remembrance of the day the delegates signed the document at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, ...

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Oakhurst Branch Library Needs Volunteers

OAKHURST– On Tuesday, Sept. 26 the Oakhurst Branch Library will be holding an orientation meeting for new volunteers from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Library branch manager, Dale Rushing, says the library is currently in need of volunteers to perform a variety of tasks at the facility including shelving books and other library materials, setting up for book sales and book mending. ...

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Library Workshop: Stop The Medicare Madness

OAKHURST– Susan Hatch, a licensed, independent insurance agent who represents all Medicare Supplement plan types will discuss issues relating to Medicare at a special workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 to noon on Saturday Sept. 30. At the seminar, Hatch will address the new political climate in our country and its effect on Medicare as well as California Senate ...

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Property Tax Relief For Victims Of Wildfires And Disasters

MADERA COUNTY — Property owners who have been affected by the recent fires in Madera County, or have suffered a disaster or calamity as defined in Revenue and Taxation Code Section 170, such as fire, earthquake, flood or accident – may be eligible for property tax relief. To qualify for property tax relief, you must file a claim with the ...

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Clampers Building New Monument In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD — The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (ECV), otherwise known as the Clampers, is working hard on another monument to the history of the west – this time in the community of Yosemite Lakes Park. While the Clampers are always open to some good old fashioned merry-making, they do have a very important mission – the ...

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