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Wild Cast of Characters Welcomes its Newest Member, Ranger!

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OAKHURST —  The Welcoming Committee of Visit Yosemite | Madera County has been known to act like animals, that’s because they are a wild cast of characters. This animated bunch has been welcoming visitors to Madera County since 2019, and their crew is growing! Meet Ranger, the California Mule Deer and mascot of North Fork, the geographic center of California and newest stop on the Fossils to ...

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YUSD’s Jarrod Bordi Awarded 2023 DSAG Scholars Award

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Congratulations go out to Jarrod Bordi, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at Yosemite Unified School District, for being awarded the 2023 Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group (DSAG) Scholars Award. The DSAG Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to EdD students who aspire to the position of superintendent. This is a competitive award, and scholarship recipients are determined after careful ...

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Rebates Now Available on Pre-Owned Electric Vehicles

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OAKLAND — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the launch of its Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program, providing qualified residential customers up to $4,000 when purchasing or leasing a pre-owned EV. The program aims to distribute more than $78 million to promote the adoption of EVs and make EV ownership more affordable for all customers. Current PG&E ...

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Celebration of Life for David Andrew Johnson Jimenez, Jr.

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On January 22, 2023, local Chukchansi tribal member of Coarsegold, CA, David Andrew Johnson Jimenez Jr., the son of Georgia (mother) and Richard Ramos; David Sr. (father) and Lindsey Jimenez suddenly passed away in a tragic vehicle accident. David passed away at the young age of 27, leaving behind his son Mathyus (4) who was his pride and joy, his ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Spring Garden Daydreams

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By Michele Nowak-Sharkey, Master Gardener of Mariposa County In the winter months, more time is spent inside than outside when it comes to the garden. Although there are still things do such as pruning and mulching, the dreaming part of gardening is reserved for the colder, precipitation-filled days of the year. However, before being swayed to purchase dozens of seed ...

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Helping One Woman (HOW) to Honor Bettie Perry

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OAKHURST — Join Helping One Woman Oakhurst for their second dinner of 2023 when they will honor their February recipient, Bettie Perry. Bettie is lovingly sponsored by Cheryce Chartier. ♥ This month’s Helping One Woman (HOW) recipient is Bettie Perry and her HOW dinner will be Wednesday, February 15th at 6 p.m. at The Hitchin’ Post in Ahwahnee. See map below. When: ...

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Bass Lake Ranger District Plans To Initiate Pile Burning

NORTH FORK—Sierra National Forest (SNF) – Bass Lake Ranger District fire personnel are looking to start burning the piles in the Madera County Roads project around the Bass Lake area, with a total of 567 acres. We are planning to start some test fires on January 30, 2023. If ignition proves to be successful, we will continue lighting the piles. ...

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Boy Scout Troop 357 Helps Out With Roadside Cleanup

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NORTH FORK — On Saturday, January 28, Boy Scout Troop 357 spent several hours picking up trash along the road from the North Fork Scout Building to a point near the old mill site on Mammoth Pool Road. The Scouts gathered up over five full bags of trash along the 9/10 mile span of road. During a previous roadside service ...

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Yosemite Postmaster Retires After 44 Years of Service

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YOSEMITE — “I knew my destiny when I first experienced Yosemite,” Ansel Adams’ words could not be truer for Yosemite Postmaster John O. Reynolds. After decades of working for the United States Postal Service, Reynolds will be leaving exactly where he started over 44 years ago in the majestic Post Office nestled in Yosemite National Park. On Tuesday, January 31, ...

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Collect Trading Cards From Visit Yosemite Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY —  Great news, everyone! You can now collect trading cards from your animal friends at Visit Yosemite Madera County’s Welcoming Committee. These awesome cards can be found at various locations around Madera County. Mr. Mead the Saber Toothed Cat MR. MEAD can be found at Fossil Discovery Center, located at 19450 Ave. 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA. Saber-toothed cats, also known ...

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