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Deadline to Apply for FEMA Aid Extended to September 1

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Renters and homeowners in 14 counties impacted by the February and March storms and flooding will now have more time to sign up for federal disaster assistance. FEMA’s registration period, due to end July 20, has been extended to Sept. 1, 2023. The eligible counties are Butte, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Mono, Monterey, Nevada, San Benito, San ...

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EMCFSC to Perform Hazard Fuels Reduction Roadwork

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Please be advised that in partnership with Madera County, the Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council will be performing hazard fuels reduction work along Roads 621, 420, and 225 in the county right-of-way. The name of the project is the Madera County Evacuation Route Identification, Assessment, and Fuels Treatment Project. This fuels reduction project was chosen in ...

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Celebration of Life for Ethel Saenz

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Ethel Saenz, age 89, of Visalia, California, entered into rest on Thursday, July 13, 2023. Ethel was born in Madera, California, to her loving parents Ralph and Mabel Lewis. Ethel was a proud mother and was incredibly passionate about caring for her family and others. She shared with her family her love of cooking and enjoyed the tranquility that the ...

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Celebration of Life for Patricia Ann Murray

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Patricia Ann Murray December 29th, 1940 – July 24, 2023 Patricia Ann Murray, 82, of Oakhurst, CA, passed away peacefully on July 24th, 2023. Pat was born in Barrow-in-Furness, England, on December 29th, 1940, to Florence “Jean” and James Orrell. Pat’s father was in the Royal British Navy and was killed in action in 1941. Pat immigrated to the United States ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: July 21st – 27th

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Movie Showtimes for Friday, July 21st – Thursday, July 27th Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. Barbie Rated PG-13 – 1 hour 54 minutes Live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie dolls. StarringMargot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America ...

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Music on the Green Presents Night Wolf and Randy Mandy

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MARIPOSA — On Friday, July 21, Music on the Green presents Night Wolf. Night Wolf is a Latino rock band from the Fresno area featuring Mariposa County local Austin Ridenhour on drums and joined by Ernesto Cordero Jr., Chris Hernandez, and Anthony Valenzuela. Night Wolf made their debut for Music on the Green in 2022 to a warm welcome from the ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Growing Support Close to Home

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By Michele Nowak-Sharkey, UC Master Gardener of Mariposa County The UC Master Gardener Program has been extending research-based information about home horticulture and pest management to the public since 1980. The UC Master Gardener Program is a public service and outreach program under the University of California  Agriculture and Natural Resources, administered locally by participating UC Cooperative Extension County offices. ...

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Soroptimist International of The Sierras Welcomes New Board

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OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of The Sierras recently held their 55th Board Installation ceremony. Soroptimist is known for five high school scholarships: Dream Programs: “Dream It – Be It,” a one day conference for high school girls 8th grade awards for citizenship Women Helping Women and Women of Distinction awards Live Your Dream grants for women Their donations to International ...

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Live Music Around Town This Weekend

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Get out your dancing shoes because it’s time to party! There’s live music (and lots of great food and drink) happening all over the mountain this weekend! Just take a look at what’s coming up on the musical horizon! Axis Grounded Music Series Presents Sound of Hollow Gather outside on the patio in Town Center at AXIS Coffee ...

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Celebration of Life for Kathlene Sue Weber

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Kathlene Sue Weber January 17, 1949 – July 1, 2023 Kathlene Sue (Popert) Weber of Coarsegold, CA, age 74, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Fresno, CA. Kathy was born January 17, 1949, in Romulus, Michigan, to Edwin Ernest Popert, Jr. and Vera Elizabeth (Rinke) Popert. The family moved to California in the early 1950s along with her siblings ...

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