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Walk4Liberty Finishes Long Journey In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Starting in Vinton and winding their way down Highway 49, through Downieville, Angels Camp, Sonora and Mariposa, Walk4Liberty, a group trying to raise awareness for the plight of small-scale miners and the difficulties they face, finished their journey Sunday afternoon in Oakhurst.  Entering Raley’s parking lot and crossing a red, white, and blue finish line to the theme ...

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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Vegetation Near O’Neals

O’NEALS — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a fire in the O’Neals area on Sunday that reportedly started when a motorhome caught fire. Just before 10:30 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a motorhome fire at the corner of Highway 41 and Road 200, near the park and ride. A family of four from Sanger driving northbound on ...

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The Savannah Sipping Society Opens Tonight At The Golden Chain Theatre

There’s more to ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ than wisecracks! The Savannah Sipping Society opens August 23rd at The Golden Chain Theatre. It is a raucous comedy that follows the exploits of four downtrodden and unattached Southern women trying to recapture their swag and reclaim their lives. Playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten explore the ways in which all ...

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Pet Of The Week: Frazier The Cat

Frazier the Cat.

Hello,  I’m Frazier and I want to be your new shadow! Just look how handsome and clever I am! Golden eyes, silky coat with a gorgeous long tail and perky ears. Don’t they make me look smart? Certainly smarter than any dog! I am looking for my one special person. Might that be you? For more info, call me at ...

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Mountain Money: Selling Vintage Electronics On eBay

Vintage radios.

Howdy campers! One of the things I always like to be on the lookout for when I go out hunting is vintage electronics. This can include radios, televisions, telephones, personal computers, record players, calculators, video games and consoles, guitar amplifiers and those little stomp box things. Anything old and electronic MIGHT be worth some money. Even if just for the ...

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Two-Vehicle Accident Sends Motorcyclist To Hospital Via Skylift

NORTH FORK — Just after 5:30 p.m. today CHP received reports of a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a Jeep on Road 225 and Road 274 in North Fork. According to CHP, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the  21-year-old male driver of the Jeep from Oakhurst made an illegal u-turn, striking a 41-year-old male motorcycle rider from Paso Robles. The ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through August 19, 2019

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, August 13, to Monday, August 19, 2019. Oakhurst Narcotics Arrest On Tuesday, August 13, at 7:06 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to the East parking lot of Oakhurst Elementary regarding a suspicious vehicle. A subject was arrested and booked into Madera County ...

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Sierra National Forest’s High Sierra Ranger District Office To Close On Weekends

PRATHER — Effective immediately, the High Sierra Ranger District office will be closed on the weekends. The office will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays beginning August 24, 2019. The office will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for your forest needs. Here are the Sierra National Forest’s office hours: • High Sierra Ranger District, ...

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The Mariposa Museum Presents Part 8 Of Their Speaker Series Featuring “A History of Rock Climbing In Yosemite Valley”

The Sharp End of Life: A Mother’s Story MARIPOSA — Dierdre Wolownick-Honnold will be giving a presentation at the Mariposa Museum on Friday September 6 at 6 p.m. The event is Part 8 of the Speaker Series, featuring a “History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley”. Wife and mother. Teacher and musician. Marathoner and rock climber. At 66, Dierdre Wolownick ...

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