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Carrie Captures Inner Beauty For A Special Moment In Time

OAKHURST — One local photographer is not only intent on taking beautiful pictures, she’s got her mind set on changing the way women look at themselves and think about beauty. “A Moment in Time Photography started unofficially ten years ago when I did my first wedding,” explains owner Carrie Jenkins, who recently put up a cheerful shingle for the studio ...

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New Hope For Slim’s Koffee Shak

OAKHURST — On Friday, May 13, we heard that Slim’s Koffee Shak would close its doors in two locations following news that an investor deal for expansion had fallen through. The community reacted swiftly, sharing the story with uplifting comments and positive feedback online, on social media, and over koffee. On Saturday, a friend approached Slim’s owner Scott Marsh and, ...

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Hiking to Ostrander Lake

Glacier Point Road was back open! So we really needed to get up to Ostrander Lake to check out how much snow was up there and we were very curious whether the lake was still iced over. Plus we had a very special critter sighting! Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 12.58 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 6,998′ – 8,613′ Date: ...

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Consumers, Empower Yourselves!

Written by Virginia Eaton — Warning: I’m feeling the need to rant and rave! If you aren’t in the mood to hear me vent my frustration with the medical community, then you may want to skip this week’s blog and tune in next week when steam isn’t coming out of my ears. Just this week, I’ve had a number of ...

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EMC Relay For Life Saturday At YHS

OAKHURST — Relay for Life returns to Eastern Madera County on Saturday, May 14 at Yosemite High School on the track at Raupp Field. This year there’s a slight twist that may come as a relief to some — rather than an overnight event, EMC Relay opening ceremonies start at 9 a.m. and the event ends at midnight. As anyone who’s ...

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Classic Boat Show Rocks Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — It’s an exciting weekend with water levels back up, as the 26th Annual Bass Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to the floating docks at the Pines Marina, sponsored by the Bass Lake Lion’s Club and Bass Lake Watersports. Somewhere between 40 and 60 of the finest preserved and restored watercraft to be found on the ...

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Meeting On Public Transportation

OAKHURST — Madera County Transportation Commission is hosting a public workshop for the Short Range Transit Development Plan in the Community Room at the Oakhurst Branch Library on May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Those in attendance will learn about the regional transit planning process, as well as existing transit services and planned improvements. This meeting gives the public an opportunity ...

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Berryhill And Bigelow Staff Hold Local Office Hours

COUNTY — A staff member from the office of State Senator Tom Berryhill will hold Mobile District Office hours in area communities on Wednesday, May 11. Staff will be available to hear from the public their opinions on legislation, or to help with problems individuals may have with state agencies such as DMV, EDD, and others. The office hours will be held jointly with ...

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Yosemite Experience Takes Best In Show

YOSEMITE  — Organizers of the country’s largest series of travel shows announced the “Best of Show” winners of its record-breaking Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show held at the Long Beach Convention Center earlier this year. The 2016 “Best of Show Regional Pavilion” award given out by Unicomm, LLC, went to Yosemite Experience. The Yosemite pavilion encompassed almost a complete ...

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Beth Pratt-Bergrstrom On “People And Wildlife Working It Out”

MARIPOSA — The National Wildlife Federation’s California Director, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, will be signing copies of her new book, “When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working it Out in California,” on Thursday, May 19 at a special reception at Savoury’s Restaurant in Mariposa from 5-7 p.m. Pratt-Bergstrom, a long-time Midpines resident, has worked in environmental leadership roles for over ...

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