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Sheriff Hosts NWS Winter Weather Workshop

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office will host representatives from the National Weather Service for an informative Winter Weather Workshop, and the public is invited to attend. The Winter Weather Workshop will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Oakhurst Community College, located at 40241 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Topics will include a winter ...

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Making A Difference In The Lives Of Others

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored local business and individuals for their service to the community, and welcomed some new members to the board of directors. The upbeat event was held this month at the Oakhurst Community Center in celebration of the undeniable connection between commerce, charitable work and service for the greater good. “Each year ...

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Six Per Night, Cabins Move To Fish Camp

OAKHURST — One at a time, six per night for five nights total, guest cabins destined for a popular Yosemite area property are scheduled to on the road, through Thursday night, Nov. 1. The little buildings filling the lot on the west side of Highway 41 just south of 47th Place Carpet One are being prepped for delivery to Tenaya ...

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Identities Of Yosemite Visitors Released In Taft Point Fatalities

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has identified the people who died falling from Taft Point on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018. They are Vishnu Viswanath, male, age 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, female, age 30. Both were citizens of India who were living in the United States. The College of Engineering in Chengannur posted this message on social media Saturday: College of ...

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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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