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Oakhurst McDonald’s Hosts Grand Re-Opening June 1

OAKHURST — McDonald’s is getting a McMakeover — and one of the biggest changes under Oakhurst’s golden arches is double drive-thru lanes. With interior and exterior renovation work at the popular fast food outlet nearly complete, the restaurant will hold its official “Grand Re-opening Celebration” on June 1, according to Stephanie Chan, a spokesperson for the company. The lobby closed ...

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Bass Lake School District Plugs Into Sun

AHWAHNEE — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District (BLUSD) hosted a “Plug into the Sun” celebration Thursday at Wasuma Elementary School. The event was held to unveil a new solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will provide 75 percent of the school district’s overall electricity needs. The PV system will reduce the district’s carbon footprint and save a significant amount ...

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Urgent Care Update And New Mobile Health/Dental Unit

OAKHURST — Camarena Health is on track to open its new urgent care clinic in Oakhurst “in mid-to-late August,” according to the organization’s CEO. “We aren’t exactly sure of what our hours will be, but we plan to be open in the evenings and on weekends to assure that the community has access to immediate care during the days and ...

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Yosemite Mule Teams Win World Championships At Mule Days

BISHOP — Two teams from Yosemite National Park captured World Championships this past weekend at the prestigious 50th annual Bishop Mule Days. Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds on Wednesday recognized the accomplishments of the Yosemite Packers, who were honored as 2019 Mule Days’ World Champions after capturing first place in the Parade Pack Team category. Meanwhile, the Yosemite Mounted ...

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Road Report: Fine Gold Creek Bridge, Oakhurst ‘Connector’ Projects

MADERA — County officials provided updates this week on two pending, major road construction projects — replacement of the Fine Gold Bridge near North Fork and construction of the new Oakhurst ‘connector’ road between Yosemite High School and Highway 41. Fine Gold Creek Bridge The plan to replace the aging Fine Gold Creek bridge on Road 200 near North Fork ...

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Curious Drawn To Coarsegold For Annual Peddlers Fair

COARSEGOLD — Rain or shine, the annual Peddlers’ Fair is a Memorial Day weekend tradition that draws hundreds to the Coarsegold Historic Village to shop, eat and browse an eclectic selection of antiques, collectibles and one-of-a-kind treasures. This year, the weather clearly played a starring role at the Coarsegold Antique & Collectibles Show. Rain late last week — and predictions ...

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Memorial Day 2019: Honoring Service And Sacrifice

OAKHURST — On an unseasonably chilly Memorial Day, organizers say about 60 people attended a church service and graveside ceremony held Monday morning, May 27, at the Oakhill Cemetery in honor of United States military veterans. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8743 and Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment 1121 performed Memorial Day salutes at four area ...

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New YHS Principal Vows to Hit the Ground ‘Listening’

COARSEGOLD — “My number one core value is that we be here for our students,” says Dr. Stephanie Osowski, the new principal at Yosemite High School. “I have two ears and one mouth for a reason. My job initially will be to listen to what everybody is telling me. I want to hear their concerns — and their celebrations.” Dr. ...

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Supervisors OK Deal To Buy Building For New Oakhurst Satellite Government Center

MADERA — Supervisors on Tuesday OK’d spending $1.86 million to purchase an office building in Oakhurst earmarked to become the County’s new satellite government center. If the deal stays on track, residents of Eastern Madera County’s mountain communities could be breezing in and out of the new facility as soon as this fall to pull permits, pay bills or drop ...

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