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Trunk Or Treat At Mariposa’s Historic Courthouse

MARIPOSA — For trunkers, set-up starts at 4 p.m. There’s also a contest for best-decorated trunk — vehicles and attached trunk must be incorporated into the display. Mariposa Safe Families, Inc. (MSF) was founded in 2003 as the Child Abuse Prevention Council for Mariposa County. The goal of MSF is to promote safe and healthy families by collaborating with service ...

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Sierra NF Requests Public Input On OHV Program

CLOVIS  — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2019 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHMVR Grants Program. This program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) who develop, maintain, ...

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Celebrating The Life Of Carl Chartier

OAKHURST — On October 12, 2018, Carl Eugene Chartier, 69, peacefully left Earth for his place within the stars. Carl was born September 25, 1949 in Kankakee, Illinois. After serving in the Air Force, he moved to Oakhurst, where he worked for Andrew’s Electric for 30 years as an electrician. In 2002, Carl met Cheryce when they became neighbors. They ...

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Oakhurst And Madera Vote Centers Are Now Open

MADERA COUNTY – Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters, wants to remind voters that vote centers in Oakhurst and Madera are now open. VOTE CENTERS Madera County Government Center, Lobby, 200 W. 4th Street, Madera Oakhurst Community Center, Pavilion, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst These Vote Centers (above) are open Oct. 27 to Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to ...

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All Souls Day Lights The Night In Hornitos

HORNITOS – At once exciting and nearly ethereal, a candle-lighting and procession in the old Mexican town of Hornitos winds its way from plaza to cemetery each year on November 2, to celebrate All Souls Day, and Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Hornitos in Spanish means “little ovens,” as the town in Mariposa County is said ...

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Bass Lake Halloween & Fall Carnival

BASS LAKE — Looking for a way to celebrate the spooky season that provides entertainment for little ghouls and big ones, too? Stop by the Pines Village on Sat. Oct. 27 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. and join in on a fun, free community event: it’s the 3rd Annual Bass Lake Halloween & Fall Carnival, a safe and family-oriented alternative to ...

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Recovery Operation Completed For Yosemite Visitors Who Fell From Taft Point

YOSEMITE — The recovery operation is complete for the bodies of two individuals who apparently fell from a high point in Yosemite National Park. Park authorities announced yesterday morning, Oct. 25, that a male and a female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point. Park rangers completed recovery of the bodies on Thursday afternoon. The identities of the deceased ...

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Wildcats’ Color Run Raises Over $7,500

By Barbara Irion — AHWAHNEE — Wasuma Elementary School’s PTA held its first Color Run to raise money for the activities it provides for students throughout the year. This includes assemblies, field trips, music instruction, family movie nights, academic pentathlon, spelling bee, and book fair — to name a few. Students collected pledges per lap, or flat donations, from family ...

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Two Visitors Die After Falling From Taft Point In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Authorities in Yosemite National Park say that a male and a female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point. Park Rangers are recovering the bodies this morning. Park Ranger Jamie Richards told ABC 30 Action News that visitors reported seeing the bodies on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 24, and rangers quickly responded to the area. This incident is ...

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21st Annual Tarantula Festival Comes Creepin’ In

COARSEGOLD – Hairy legs? Check. Halloween costume? Check. Throat lozenges? Check. You’re ready for the 21st annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival, which wouldn’t be complete without arachnid races, costume parades, hairy legs contest, scream-fest, pizza eating, pumpkin cake, poetry, crafts, and tarantula appreciation all the way around. Also known as the Tarantula Awareness Festival, it’s a very special day with family ...

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