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Register Now For California Boater Card Class In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – California law requires that by 2025, anyone operating a motor-powered vessel on California waterways take a boater safety course and obtain a California Boater Card. Vessel operators ages 16-25 are required to have a California Boater Card as of January 2018. All ages will be required to have the card in 2025. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $15.3 Million in Support

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $15.3 million in support to Yosemite National Park in 2019. Among nearly 50 programs and grants the Conservancy is backing this year are the protection of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, revitalizing wetlands, and funding volunteer programs. “With four million visitors each year, Yosemite needs to be nurtured to remain a national treasure,” ...

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MCAlert To Conduct May Day Emergency Alert Test

MADERA – If you have not yet signed up to be notified in the event of a fire, flood or other emergency, now is the time to register. It is free and it’s important, not only for your safety but for the safety of first responders. On Wednesday, May 1, at around 10 a.m., Madera County’s Emergency Alert System (MCAlert) ...

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Join Yosemite Audubon For Bird Walk At Ahwahnee Hills Park

Written by Scarlett Bullock – AHWAHNEE – The Yosemite Area Audubon Association (YAAS) is sponsoring a birding walk on Saturday, Apr. 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Some of the birds we may encounter are western blue birds, phoebes, kingbirds, red winged blackbirds, killdeers, ruby crowned kinglets, nuthatches, finches, creepers, towhees, sparrows, titmice, wild turkeys, ...

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Yosemite Audubon Program Spotlights Bean Meadow Restoration

MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) will present a program entitled “Bean Meadow Restoration: Trials, Triumphs, and Turtles,” on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mariposa. Join Melissa Odell of Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) to learn about the trials and tribulations of a large-scale Sierra meadow restoration. Located in northern ...

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Meet Photographer Michael Olwyler At Public Coffee House

Written by Cassandra Hepburn-Callis – NORTH FORK – Michael Olwyler will be showcasing his photos from his travels around the world called “Steward the Enviroment for Children” at Public Coffee House on Tuesday, Apr. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. Michael Olwyler has been a steward of the environment in the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and for ...

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Supervisor Tom Wheeler Hosts Town Hall Meeting In YLP

RAYMOND – Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Tuesday, Apr. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Blue Heron restaurant in Yosemite Lakes Park. There will be reports and updates from county staff and local agencies, and as always, time for questions and answers on issues ...

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Snow Survey At Phillips Station Is 200 Percent Of Average

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the fourth Phillips Station snow survey of 2019. The manual survey recorded 106.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 51 inches, which is 200 percent of average for this location. Statewide, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 162 percent of average. California has experienced more than ...

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Sierra Tel Business Center Will Soon Close Its Doors

OAHURST – Sierra Tel has announced that “after strategic review and much deliberation,” the Sierra Tel Business Center storefront location in the Old Mill Village Shopping Center in Oakhurst will be closing effective May 31. “Our Business Center has been proud to serve the evolving needs of the community while striving to provide excellent customer service,” said Sierra Tel in ...

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