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Head Start Offers Free Preschool, Enroll Now For 2019-2020

OAKHURST – Head Start programs will be closing for the summer break very soon, but there is still time to complete an application locally for your child to enroll in the upcoming 2019-2020 program year. The Oakhurst center will close on May 17, and the North Fork center closes on May 23. You may still apply over the summer in ...

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Celebration Of Life For Ron Greenwood, Jr.

OAKHURST – A Celebration of Life for Ron Greenwood Jr., will be held on Sunday, May 5. The event will begin at noon and will take place at 48608 Old Stage Court in Oakhurst. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church is ...

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Late Night One Ring Calls? Beware Of This Latest Phone Scam

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is alerting consumers to reported waves of “One Ring” or “Wangiri” scam robocalls targeting specific area codes in bursts, often calling multiple times in the middle of the night. These calls are likely trying to prompt consumers to call the number back, often resulting in per minute toll charges similar to a 900 ...

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Red Cross Offers Online Course And App For Pet First Aid

FRESNO — With pets being valued members of the family, it is more important than ever that families are trained in pet first aid. The American Red Cross offers an online training and app to get owners up to speed. The Cat and Dog First Aid online course and Pet First Aid App are available for pet owners, pet-sitters and ...

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Prescribed Burning To Resume On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Fire officials on the Sierra National Forest have announced plans to continue the spring underburning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District for approximately 400 acres on the Greys Mountain, Doublegate, Timberloft and Lone Sequoia projects. These burn projects are concentrated along the Miami Creek watershed from Westfall Station south to Kamook OHV staging area, and in the ...

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Highway 49 Closure Extended Due To More Damage Found

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Caltrans is extending the full highway closure of State Route 49 (SR-49) from Bear Valley Road to just south of SR-132 in Coulterville. The closure – which began on Monday, April 29 and was initially scheduled to last 12 days through Friday, May 10 – has now been extended through 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Crews ...

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‘Wine And Cheese In The Garden’ Returns To North Fork School

NORTH FORK – Wine and Cheese in the Garden is returning Sunday, May 5, as Chawanakee Educational Foundation hosts their annual spring fundraiser in the North Fork School garden. Come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in North Fork School’s organic garden from 2 to 5 p.m. Hansel Kern and Kern Family Farm volunteers will be giving guided tours of a ...

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New Marquee Sign At Mariposa County Fairgrounds

MARIPOSA – A familiar “landmark” at the Mariposa Fairgrounds is back in service due to the generous contributions of local citizens. The rain storms and flash floods that ravaged Mariposa County in March 2018 completely disabled the highly visible marquee sign at the fairgrounds on Highway 49. For over a decade that marquee had been a key communication device for ...

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Public Meeting On Big Oak Flat Welcome Center And Tuolumne Meadows Parking

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, at the Groveland Community Hall, 18720 Highway 120, to provide an update on two upcoming projects: the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center and the Tuolumne Meadows Parking Relocation Projects. Park staff will discuss implementation and operations for both projects, which will begin construction in 2020. The ...

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