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Report Trash To CRCD For Clean-Up

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Have you walked or driven by a once-pristine spot in the forest, only to shake your head because it’s littered with trash? If so, you may want to contact the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD). The CRCD is asking for the public’s help in identifying such areas, because they can distribtute funds to solve that problem. “Right now, we ...

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Low Cost Rabies Clinics For Dogs, Cats, Equine

MARIPOSA — Authorities have scheduled a pair of low cost clinics to vaccinate animals in the area. The clinics are timely, since a skunk tested positive for the rabies virus in Mariposa County last week, according to the Sheriff’s Office. In order to make sure your animals are up to date on their rabies vaccine, local animal control is holding the Annual Low ...

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YHS Sober Grad Returns To Camp Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Members of the Yosemite High School PTA are already busy organizing plans for this year’s Sober Grad for graduating seniors. Sober Grad is set for Thursday, June 8, when it returns to Camp Oakhurst, immediately following Yosemite High School’s graduation ceremony. The annual event marks an opportunity for parents and the community to participate in giving local students a memorable night ...

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Hillview To Break Ground On New Water Treatment Plant

OAKHURST — Hillview Water Company (HWC) recently announced awarding a $2 million contract to Hobbs Construction, of Fresno, to build the Sierra Lakes uranium, arsenic, iron, and manganese water treatment plant. The existing tanks on Road 426 at the current Sierra Lakes facility will be removed and replaced by an all-new facility. “We are pleased to have Hobbs Construction as our ...

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Pentathletes’ Super Quiz Battle Of The Brains

COUNTY — No fooling: Madera County’s middle school students will be putting their minds to the test during the 2017 Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz on Saturday, Apr. 1, with an  awards ceremony held immediately afterwards. Nearly 200 students from 13 schools from throughout Madera County will participate. Super Quiz marks the final event in this five-event competition. On Friday, March 17, students ...

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Bass Lake Stand-Up Features Four Funny Guys

BASS LAKE — Stand-up comedy returns to the Bass Lake Event Center with a clutch of comedians who have performed on late night television, written for Comedy Central, won awards and made audiences laugh their asterisks off before making their way to the foothills. Taking the stage at the Bass Lake Event Center are Andy Haynes, Zack Chapaloni, and Jason Saenz, with host ...

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Universal Reversal: Minarets’ Interactive Installation

Submitted by Willow Sanchez and Natasha Lucas —  OAKHURST — Students at Minarets High School invite the community to an afternoon that combines wine tasting for adults with the opportunity to experience a world of art — a galaxy, even — from a youthful perspective. The Art & Wine event will take place at the Idle Hour Winery on Saturday, Mar. 25, from 1 ...

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Minarets Spring Sports Progress In Pre-Season

By Ryan McDougald and Zemí Stacy —  O’NEALS — Spring sports teams at Minarets continue to progress into their seasons. Both baseball and softball played more pre-season games, and the new track team competed in their first meet. It was a full week for our athletes, but the work is paying off already, and will continue to be apparent once the ...

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Yosemite Audubon Field Trip: Merced River Canyon to Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Yosemite Audubon invites interested parties to a field trip that covers the Merced River Canyon and with stops, makes it all the way to Yosemite. If you’d like to come along, meet in Mariposa at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot that’s next to the museum and across from the post office. The activity takes place on Saturday, Mar. ...

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Vision Academy Daffodil Photography Contest

MOUNTAIN AREA — Vision Academy of the Arts is having a Daffodil Photography Competition this month, for adults and children alike, and anyone who wants to enter has until Friday, Mar. 31 to participate. Click on flyer and map to enlarge. “Each autumn, Vision Academy of the Arts spearheads a movement to bring beauty to our mountains by planting daffodil bulbs in ...

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