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Animal Faire Raises $5,000 For EMC SPCA

OAKHURST – It was a perfect day for an outing of this sort, agreed the dog, the cat, the lizard, the snake, the bunny and the chicken. Nothing like an all-inclusive animal event to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and its ongoing efforts to build a shelter in Oakhurst. About 175 people came out to the Oakhurst ...

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Button Up Your Overcoat

MOUNTAIN AREA – The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast out of Hanford says the storm is still on track to move through Central California this weekend, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the Sierra, with a few inches of light snow in the high country above 9000 feet. “Please be prepared for rapidly changing temperatures and weather conditions,” says NWS Hanford. ...

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Big Turnout For District 2 Art Show

Submitted by the Mariposa County Arts Council MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council announced the success of the 3rd Annual District 2 Art Show recently, featuring the work of artists and craftsmen/craftswomen living in Greeley Hill, Coulterville, Don Pedro, and the surrounding areas, at the home of Merlin and Mimi Jones in Greeley Hill. Local artists and craftsmen and ...

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Super Harvest Moon Eclipse

EARTH – Coming up this weekend, overnight on Sunday, Sept. 27 – Monday, Sept. 28, we get to experience another supermoon, the time when the moon is closest to our planet this year. Precisely speaking, the moon is full at 7:51 p.m. PDT on Sept. 27 and will appear full all night. For the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the Harvest Moon: ...

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Free Master Gardeners Events In October

MADERA COUNTY – With Fall planting season upon us, now is the time to take advantage of free garden advice and workshops presented by UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. There will be three events in October to answer questions and get you motivated. The first is a Garden Advice Clinic at Western Sierra Nursery in Oakhurst on Saturday, Oct. 3, ...

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North Fork Mountain Lion Euthanized

NORTH FORK – A mountain lion that has repeatedly preyed on local livestock since last spring was euthanized overnight in the vicinity of Wyle Ranch Road near North Fork, according to Federal trapper Randy Partch. The lion’s remains have been transported to Fresno where authorities with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will perform tests including a necropsy. ...

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Orphaned Fisher Kits Reintroduced To Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Four rescued fisher (Martes pennanti) kits were released yesterday north of the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. This historic reintroduction was a cooperative effort between the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), Fresno-Chaffee Zoo, and the Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation. The reintroduction aims to increase the long term viability of the declining ...

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West Nile Virus In Madera And Fresno Counties

MADERA COUNTY – A case of West Nile Virus was reported in Madera County on Friday, Sept. 11, according to the Madera County Department of Public Health. It’s the first such confirmed case in the county this year; the case was reported in Madera. The Fresno County Department of Public Health has also received confirmation from a local hospital of ...

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Time Now To Become A Master Gardener

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will be hosting a Meet-and-Greet evening for anyone interested in becoming a Cooperative Extension Master Gardener. The program has annual training classes that provide participants instruction about important garden ing topics. After completing the training, Master Gardener volunteers perform 25 hours of community volunteer work and complete 12 hours of continuing education each ...

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The History Mystery #32

We have a lot of great information on Grub Gulch and the mines in that area, and good information and photographs of the Texas Flat Mine. But recently some folks have asked the Raymond Museum about the “French Gulch Mine” in our area. There is a mine by that name up by Shasta, Calif., and there is a geographical name ...

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