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Free Admission Days To National Wildlife Refuges

ARLINGTON, VA. – Across America, national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors amid scenic beauty. And they do it on awe-inducing landscapes that range from Oregon’s rocky cliffs to Texas lagoons, from Maine wilderness to woods and fields inside the city of Philadelphia. Thirty refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer free admission on these ...

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Oakhurst Schools On Lockdown As Deputies Locate And Arrest Teen Suspect

OAKHURST – A teenage boy was taken into custody after an incident that prompted a lockdown on three Oakhurst school campuses this afternoon. At about 12:30 p.m., School Resource Deputy Melanie Hopper was advised by staff at Yosemite High School of a disgruntled male student on campus who may be armed with a weapon. Deputy Hopper responded to the student’s ...

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North Fork Scouts Christmas Tree Lot Is Sold Out

NORTH FORK – Well, it’s great news for the North Fork Scout Troop 357, but sad news for anyone wishing to get a Christmas Tree at their annual sale. As of last night, the scouts had sold every single one of their trees in the lot behind the North Fork Library. Scoutmaster Dave Smith says this is the second year ...

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Magical Birth Of The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

MARIPOSA – On Thursday Dec. 19, 2002, an early-season snowstorm knocked out power to many areas of Mariposa County just two days before a very special event. Temperatures dropped, dark skies glowered and roads became icy. Though the town of Mariposa kept its lights on, it was touch-and-go for two days – could a musical infant still be born? Would ...

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DUI Arrest After Pickup Crashes Into RV On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed into the back of a motorhome on Highway 41 yesterday afternoon. At about 5:10 p.m., Justin Henry, 28, was southbound in a 1995 Ford F-150 approaching Serpa Canyon Road, according to CHP. Bobby Dowell, 79, also of Coarsegold, was southbound ahead ...

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Paul Henry Abram

Paul Henry Abram passed away on October 19, 2018. He was 77 years old. Paul was born on March 22, 1941, in Los Angeles, Calif. He joined the Air Force after graduating from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, and was stationed on the island of Crete, Greece with the NSA. He was honorably discharged in 1963 and graduated from ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Dec. 3

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Recent storms and heavy rainfall are impacting dead trees throughout the county. Dead trees, which remained dry during the summer, are ...

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Big Oak Flat Welcome Center Meeting Cancelled, Webinar Available

YOSEMITE – The public meeting for the Replace the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center Complex Project and Environmental Assessment (EA) scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Rush Creek Lodge has been cancelled due to the National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush and the Federal Government Closure. Although the meeting will not be rescheduled due to ...

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The History Mystery #70

This photo is in the collection of the Sierra Mono Museum. The photograph was taken by Alexander Hood. The man with the baby is Mike McDonald holding his son Wally. Any help with identifying the woman and children in the photo would be appreciated. Thank you, Christina McDonald Sierra Mono Museum   Follow-Up on The History Mystery #69 We were ...

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Madera Sheriff Is Recruiting For Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Citizens on Patrol. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, Dec. 12. Citizens on Patrol (COP) is a cooperative effort of the Sheriff’s Office and community participants and is designed to enhance the quality of life in Madera County. COP members are a uniformed volunteer unit of the Sheriff’s ...

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