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Major Video Games Developed In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Did you know that Oakhurst was once home to one of the world’s largest video game developers? If you remember Sierra Entertainment or perhaps worked there or know someone who did, there’s a writer who would like to talk to you. Laine Nooney, a media studies researcher and cultural historian of technology, will be visiting Oakhurst from Sept. ...

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Western Sierra Nursery Hosts Master Gardeners

OAKHURST – As if one needed an excuse to visit Western Sierra Nursery, the Madera County Master Gardeners will be there to host a free event for home gardeners and plant lovers on Saturday, Oct. 4. Get your garden in shape for fall and winter. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening and landscaping questions from 10 a.m. ...

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The History Mystery #20

Submitted by Lynn Northrop of the Raymond Museum The man in this photo is Thomas Hill. The Raymond Museum History Mystery is…. Where did the famous American landscape artist, Thomas Hill, live in Raymond? Mr. Hill painted the very well-known depiction of “The Last Spike” about the joining of the east west transcontinental railroad and he painted many beautiful works ...

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Happy National Dog Day

OAKHURST – August 26 is recognized by many as National Dog Day, though, as anyone who has a four-legged best friend will tell you, every day is dog day around some places. National Dog Day, aka International Dog Day and National Dog Appreciation Day, is celebrated annually and “serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs ...

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Master Gardeners Answer Questions In YLP

COARSEGOLD – Madera County Master Gardeners will be on hand at True Value Hardware in Yosemite Lakes Park on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer all your gardening questions. Get expert advice from those who know how to plan, plant and get the most out of your gardening efforts. You may want to rethink your ...

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Animal Disaster Team Deployed To Junction Fire

COARSEGOLD – The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) has been deployed with the Red Cross for evacuations due to the Junction Fire. The small animal shelter has been set up at the Coarsegold Community Center. The CCADT team has prepared temporary pet housing for evacuating families with small pets. Updates will follow with any changes. There are currently 35 ...

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The History Mystery #19

This photograph was taken somewhere very near the town of North Fork, but the exact location is not known, or in what year it was taken. There are a few clues in the photograph that might help you identify where and when it was shot.

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Master Gardener Speaks At Oakhurst Library

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library is pleased to host a special gardening event presented by the president of the Mariposa County Master Gardeners, Betty Massey. Betty, who lives in Mariposa, will bring a lot of ideas for combating our serious drought conditions. For instance, she says that the State of California is encouraging local residents to move to “edible” landscaping ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training with Sally

Yesterday I read about the Rattlesnake Avoidance Training on Sierra News Online and had been wanting to take Sally to this type of training, so this morning we met Kelly with Kellen Rescue at Mountain Christian Center to take the class. In addition to Sally, two other dogs participated. The training teaches your dog to avoid the sight, sounds and ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training For Dogs

OAKHURST – It’s never too late to teach your faithful companion about some of our most venomous hillside inhabitants. Luckily, Kellen Rescue offers a one-day Rattlesnake Avoidance Training on Saturday, July 12 and another one-day class on Saturday, July 26. The classes start at 9 a.m. and the length of time the program takes each day varies.The class on July ...

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