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Expect Delays During Caltrans Culvert Repair On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Caltrans has announced that the one-way traffic control we’ve been expecting on State Route 41 is planned for the next two weeks, as part of a culvert repair project in cooperation with Agee Construction. The work was previously scheduled, then postponed due inclement weather. The following daytime one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: Beginning Monday, ...

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Annual Community Baby Shower Moves To Yosemite Lakes

OAKHURST — Do you know a local mom-to-be or someone with small children? Expectant moms and families of children five-and-under are invited to the Sierra Mountain Community Baby Shower on Saturday, Mar. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Yosemite Lakes Community Church. Now in its eighth year, the event is — as always — free. One of the most ...

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It’s The Bee’s Knees: Wasuma Roaring Twenties Golf Fundraiser

AHWAHNEE — The Wasuma PTA invites the community to an exciting throwback fundraiser in hopes that everyone will come out and support local students while having a blast in true old-fashioned style. It’s the Wasuma PTA Roaring Twenties Golf Fundraiser at beautiful River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee, set for Saturday, Mar. 23, starting at 1 p.m. The cost to enter is ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair 2019

OAKHURST — On your way to finding a new job or career? This step could help. The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites individuals to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Participating businesses may be looking to fill immediate vacancies, build a ...

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Tommy’s Art Has Heart For Challengers

OAKHURST — Like most students preparing to graduate from Yosemite High School this June, Thomas Garcia is planning his senior project and, as is required, he’s devoting time to an important charitable effort. Thomas has chosen to benefit the young athletes in our special needs community. In addition to being a gifted artist, Thomas also has a disability. His differences ...

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Winter Rangers: Broken Records, Cream Cheese, Powder Days

YOSEMITE — It sounds like Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski are hard at work and having a good time around Tuolumne Meadows, if their most recent blog is any indication. New snow: 27 inches Total settled snow depth: 96 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 41°F (March 4) Low temperature: 12°F (March 4) Ski Conditions and Weather It was ...

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Flash Flood Warning For Mariposa County

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Central Mariposa County in central California and Southeastern Tuolumne County in northern California until 5:15 p.m. Doppler radar detected thunderstorms with very heavy rain over northwestern Mariposa county. This area of thunderstorms is moving eastward and will be within the Ferguson burn scar region by 4:30 ...

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Highway 140 Reopens From Midpines To El Portal

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A stretch of Highway 140 that was closed for about seven hours due to the recent storm has reopened, according to Caltrans. Caltrans had announced a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning Wednesday, Mar. 6 at approximately 12:30 p.m. due to an ongoing storm they believed could impact ...

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Massive Oak Topples, Blocking Road Near School

OAKHURST — A once-majestic oak tree estimated to be about 100 years old toppled over this afternoon, leaving a road closed and crews working in the rain to clear the scene. At about 12:30 p.m. today, the massive tree, rotted inside and saturated after nearly non-stop storms, fell on Hangtree Lane just west of Road 428, not far from the ...

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Reception For Arts Council’s Faces And YWA Fracture

MADERA — The Madera County Arts Council invites the community to the opening reception for their newest exhibitions, Faces and Yosemite Western Artists’ Fracture. The event takes place on Thursday, Mar. 21  from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Madera County Art Council’s Circle Gallery located at 424 N. Gateway Drive. Art lovers are invited to meet the artists ...

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