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Highway 41 Tree Removal Delays For Next Several Weeks

MOUNTAIN AREA — Commuters and others who travel the Highway 41 corridor in the Coarsegold area take note: crews will continue work on the hazard tree removal project for the four to five weeks, according to Caltrans. Delays may be up to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of traffic. The massive project, which is expected to last at least through ...

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Cold Or Flu: When It’s Time To See The Doctor

OAKHURST — Last week I wrote about mindfulness and the myriad health benefits of being present in the moment. The universe, in its infinite capacity for humor, decided to offer me the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. My boyfriend and I had planned on a lovely five days in Mendocino to celebrate surviving ...

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Half Price Sale At Cause 4 Paws

OAKHURST — Local thrift shop A Cause 4 Paws is making room for new summer inventory by offering big savings to shoppers. Everything in the store is one-half off, says owner Vicki Deane, including clothing, furniture, kitchenware, jewelry, antiques and appliances. This blow-out sale will last until January 31. The store usually offers one-half off on two days every month: the ...

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Breakout Year For Mountain Area Youth Baseball

Submitted by Ryan Schulte — MOUNTAIN AREA — Despite the torrential downpours, Sierra Mountain Little League continues develop a top notch sports experience for kids in the mountain area. The board, led by Dalene Stephens and Troy Smock, has significantly improved the league through management and exceptional volunteer fundraising. The league is making significant investments in the field and coaching ...

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Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled For Thursday Jan. 19

OAKHURST — The Town Hall meeting postponed from Thursday, Jan. 12, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, same time, same place. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host his first Town Hall meeting of the new year at the Oakhurst Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. On the agenda is an update on the tree mortality situation in ...

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Delays On Highway 41 For Next 4-6 Weeks

MOUNTAIN AREA — Delays on Highway 41 around the Broken Bit in Coarsegold this morning had drivers waiting up to an hour, reportedly, for tree work in the area. We checked in with Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth who gave us the answers commuters may be looking for regarding the massive hazard tree removal project that’s expected to continue for quite some ...

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Soroptimist “Dream It, Be It” Career Support For Girls

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson —  OAKHURST – Soroptimist International of the Sierras is hosting a career support conference for high school girls in grades 9 through 12, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. and the program begins immediately afterward. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This event is free to those attending, and space is ...

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5th District Supervisor Wheeler Says He’ll Do It Again

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler announced Tuesday he has reconsidered and will run for re-election in the June, 2018 primary election. Wheeler, who has served two years of his third four-year term, announced in November 2016 that he would not seek a fourth term, due to health reasons. After fighting some health issues and seeing ...

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Bye Bye Bully At Yosemite High Theater

OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department is proud to present Bye Bye Bully, on stage Thursday, Jan. 26 in the YHS Theater. Bye Bye Bully features a series of short plays that provide different perspectives on bullying in schools. The play is being put on by the YHS Theatre Arts 2 class. Some of these plays and scenes are humorous ...

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Hazardous Weather Conditions Remain

MOUNTAIN AREA — The foothills are under a continual threat of flooding through Wednesday afternoon, says the National Weather Service, with the high country facing the possibility of more flooding as the winter storm warning remains in effect. The next storm is expected to bring heavy rain locally, with the chance of significant rises along small streams and rivers for Tuesday ...

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