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Hip Hip Hooray! Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club Will Reopen Next Month

OAKHURST — The board of directors of the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club made it official Wednesday night: After being shuttered for more than three months, the club will formally reopen in late October. Doug Macaulay, president of the organization’s board of directors, confirmed Thursday the club’s first day back in operation will be Tuesday, Oct. 22. “It’s been a ...

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YNP Hosts Citizenship Ceremony to Mark Constitution Week

Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Forty-two people from 15 countries will take the Oath of Allegiance Thursday, becoming American citizens in one of America’s most spectacular settings. The naturalization ceremony is taking place this week in Yosemite National Park to mark Constitution Week — and Citizenship Day. The hour-long event begins Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Glacier Point Amphitheater, which ...

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YLP Arsonist Again Denied Parole

MADERA — A serial arsonist who terrorized Yosemite Lakes Park six years ago has once again been denied parole. Earlier this month (Sept. 9), Kenneth Jackson’s petition for early release was rejected by the Board of Parole Hearings. Jackson was arrested along with his wife Alice Waterman on June 25, 2013, following a month-long investigation into a rash of suspicious ...

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Fast-Moving Blaze Guts Structure, Car in YLP

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — A fast-moving fire at a property on North Dome Drive scorched a garage, house and car before firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire, which broke out about 3:30 p.m. at 31207 North Dome Dr., remains under investigation. The fire is believed to have started in the garage near ...

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Official: Satellite Government Center to Open in 2020

OAKHURST — With escrow now closed and renovation efforts well underway, county officials said this week the new Satellite Government Center in Oakhurst should be open for business early next year. “We’re really happy to be able to bring government services to the people of Oakhurst,” Mary Anne Seay, special projects manager for Madera County, told supervisors at Tuesday night’s ...

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Fresno State Professor Hosts Emotional Tribute to Gaylen Lee

FRESNO — Family, friends and former colleagues gathered Monday night (Sept. 9) at the Peters Auditorium on the Fresno State campus to remember Gaylen D. Lee, a prominent Mono Indian tribal elder who was killed July 6 in a shooting near his home in North Fork. Longtime CSUF anthropology professor Dr. John Pryor organized the tribute to Lee. “Gaylen was ...

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Annual Classic Car Show Motors into Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A rainbow of rolling stock took center stage Saturday at The 17th Annual “Run For the Gold Classic Car Show.” From a vintage, jet-back 1965 Cadillac convertible to a 1926 Ford Coupe, nearly 100 rare, collector cars and trucks were on display this weekend at Oakhurst Community Park. Auto enthusiasts traveled from across California to show their vehicles ...

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Volunteers Pitch In to Clean Up Oakhurst River Parkway

OAKHURST — Several dozen community members rolled up their sleeves Saturday to take part in the “Great Sierra River Clean-Up.” The event was held from 9 am to noon by the banks of the Fresno River and along the Oakhurst River Parkway in the area adjacent to Oakhurst Community Park. Participants removed hundreds of pounds of litter and debris from ...

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Update: Mariposa Biomass Project Now In Line for Power Purchase Agreement with PG&E

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) is taking a giant step toward becoming operational. MBP officials recently released an update from technology provider and project partner, Cortus Energy, a green-tech company based in Sweden. The project update came after the Cortus Energy board of directors authorized release of the funds necessary for the MBP to enter the queue for ...

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Minarets vs. Yosemite Football: The Rivalry Continues

By Joseph Langley Minarets Press OAKHURST — The Minarets Football team recently won their game against Mariposa, and are moving forward into one of the biggest games of the year! This Friday (Sept. 6) at 5 p.m, the Mustangs are heading to the Yosemite High School stadium to play in one of the biggest games of the season against our ...

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