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The Sewer Board Is Looking For A Few Good Men Or Women

Written by Dave Wolin – OAKHURST – You probably don’t often consider all that happens when you flush your toilet or throw the dinner remains down the garbage disposal. Well, if you live in the part of Oakhurst connected to the sewer plant, a very complicated system of pipes, pumps and machinery eventually transports all that to our sewer plant, ...

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Mountain Area Firefighters Injured When Fire Engine Is Sideswiped

CLOVIS – A woman attempting to pass a fire engine on the right side in an intersection, hit the large truck, causing it to roll over and injuring all five firefighters on board. At 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, a Stanislaus National Forest Fire Engine was eastbound on Highway 168 approaching Shepherd Avenue at about 55 mph. The wildland ...

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Forest Service Firefighters Injured In Rollover Accident Near Clovis

CLOVIS – Five firefighters were injured this morning when a US Forest Service fire engine rolled over on Highway 168 between Academy and Shepherd Avenues near Clovis, according to CHP. Just after 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, a small SUV was attempting what was described as an unsafe pass, and collided with the firetruck, which was carrying five firefighters. ...

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World Class Jazz At Mariposa Art Park

MARIPOSA – Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings – brought to you by the Mariposa County Arts Council and it’s many fine sponsors – continues this year’s free summer concert series at the Mariposa County Art Park with performances by The Blue Skies Trio, featuring Jacquie McCourt, on Friday, July 17, and The Well on Saturday, July 18. The seasoned musicians who ...

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Dan Cunning Retires from Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

Written by Kim Lawson OAKHURST – After seven years, Dan Cunning has announced his retirement from the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (YSVB). Cunning became the CEO of the YSVB in August, 2008. Prior to making the move to Madera County, Cunning held a like position for the Lake Havasu (Arizona) Convention & Visitors Bureau, representing many varied segments of destination ...

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Tony Krizan’s Sierra Nevada Mountains Series

OAKHURST – Tony Krizan, local adventurer, author & photographer shares his 30 plus years of hiking experiences and photos with this exciting series. His July slide show presentation will feature, “Sierra High Route” from South Lake outside of Bishop to Roads End in Kings Canyon. This wilderness adventure will dazzle you with over 10 days of remote high elevation mountain ...

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Car Catches Fire After Crash On Road 223

NORTH FORK – An early morning crash near North Fork on Friday sent a Wishon woman to the hospital after her car caught fire. Just before 5 a.m., Carolyn Pinion, 60, was westbound on Road 223 in the curves approaching Road 420 when, for unknown reasons, she traveled off the right side of the roadway and hit the embankment. Her ...

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Youth Boardgaming League At Oakhurst Library

Written by Monica McClanahan OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will be hosting a month-long Youth BoardGaming League every Monday starting July 20, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. The league is open to all young people in 5th through 12th grade. Imagine the thrill of sitting at the table with your opponents, carefully evaluating all your options, creating a successful plan of ...

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“Be The Power Of One” At Oakhurst Library

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will host a very special event on Saturday, July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Susan and Tim Madden, co-founders of their non-profit organization, “Be the Power of One,” will be discussing their work in Haiti, which has been ravaged by recent storms and a 2010 earthquake. The Maddens and their organization have promoted Haitian ...

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Cartel Pot Grow On Forest Service Land

MARIPOSA COUNTY – On July 8, 2015 the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office along with the US Forest Service, conducted a marijuana eradication operation in the Sierra National Forest. The garden, located in the Signal Peak area, was identified as an illegal Mexican Cartel Drug Trafficking Operation. While entering the garden complex, members of the eradication team located two subjects. One ...

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