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Update: Boys & Girls Club Now Hoping to Reopen in September

OAKHURST — Officials at the Oakhurst Boys and Girls Club issued an update today on the organization’s ongoing efforts to reopen. Doug Macaulay, president of the nonprofit’s board of directors, said it will be at least another month until the club, which has been shuttered since late June, can resume operations. “The Oakhurst Boys and Girls Club Board and Staff ...

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NF Man Charged in Lee Homicide Makes Court Appearance

MADERA — A North Fork man charged with murder in the shooting death of prominent Mono Indian tribal elder Gaylen Lee made a brief appearance in Madera County Superior Court Thursday morning. Robert Eugene Moye Jr., 47, has been held in the Madera County Jail on a $3.75 million bond since his arrest July 6 in the hours immediately following ...

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Supervisors OK $708K ‘Build Out’ at Government Center

CHOWCHILLA — At their Aug. 6 ‘On the Road’ board meeting, held Tuesday evening at Fairmead Elementary in Chowchilla, Madera County supervisors approved a $708,600 plan to “build out” about 3,600 square feet of unfinished space on the third floor of the Madera County Government Center. The so-called “tenant improvements” will result in the creation of new office space for ...

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YNP Debuts New App To Help Visitors Explore Park

YOSEMITE — A new app will make it easier for visitors to explore the wonders of Yosemite National Park. Created by Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy, park officials announced Monday, Aug. 5, the new app is now available on iOS as NPS Yosemite National Park and on Android as NPS Yosemite. “This app features incredible content about what to ...

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Identity Of Yosemite Accident Victim Released

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office on Monday confirmed the identification of a 21-year-old man who died in a July 31 accident at the base of Bridalveil Fall. Mariposa County Assistant Coroner Andrea Stewart identified the man as Lucian Miu, a Romanian tourist visiting the park. Miu sustained major injuries after a fall last Wednesday, according to ...

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Iconic Mom-and-Pop Fruit Stand Prepares To Celebrate 20 Years

OAKHURST — Mary and Mark Korakis are about to have hundreds of new neighbors — and they just can’t wait. The couple run the Oakhurst Fruit Stand, a popular local business tucked into the hillside off Highway 41 just north of Oakhurst’s three new hotels which, when open later this year, will add a total of 324 new rooms to ...

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Celebrate Indian Fair Days And Pow Wow

O’NEALS — The 49th annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4 at Minarets High. The popular community event, sponsored by the nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum, is the longest-running pow wow in Central California. North Fork and surrounding areas are home to many members of the Mono, a tribe who has lived in ...

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Board President Says BGC May Reopen By Mid-August

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club (BGC), shuttered since the end of June by a lack of funding, could reopen in time for the start of the new school year, according to the organization’s board president Doug Macaulay. Macaulay says the nonprofit is making “good progress” in raising additional funds necessary to reopen the club. Since closing at ...

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Yosemite Commemorates World Ranger Day

YOSEMITE — The men and women who protect Yosemite were recognized Wednesday during a ‘World Ranger Day’ celebration held at the national park. Officials hosted the annual event to honor park rangers worldwide who’ve lost theirs lives in the line of duty. The ceremony also recognizes current park rangers who form the so-called ‘Thin Green Line’ in state and national ...

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Stitch Fix! Bear Paw Quilts To Reopen Saturday

OAKHURST — Mountain area stitching and sewing fans rejoice: Bear Paw Quilts & More is back in business. The new owners of the popular specialty sewing and fabric shop are holding a grand reopening on Saturday, Aug. 3. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, which is located at 40761 Highway 41 in ...

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