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Over The Garden Fence: Wildfires & Fall Gardens

By Brian David —  We know that wildfire smoke affects people’s health. Particles of burned plants and trees land on dust particles and are breathed into the lungs. However, this year’s Ferguson Fire not only affected you, it affected your plants. This summer’s Sierra foothill smoke has limited gardening, in part by imposing health restrictions on gardeners. In areas that ...

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Motel Drive Closes Out Bass Lake Live Series This Summer

BASS LAKE — The Bass Lake Live Summer Concert Series closes out its season at The Pines Resort with the sounds of Motel Drive. On Friday, Aug. 31, Motel Drive takes over the Bass Lake Live Stage from 7 – 10 p.m. Billed as rock and Americana (roots rock, rockabilly, country influenced rock and roll), doors open for the show at ...

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Branches Bookstore, Local Law Enforcement Recognized For Awesomeness

MADERA COUNTY — Local business and law enforcement were recognized at the 15th annual Business and Education Shareholders’ Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 28 — sponsored by the Madera County Compact. The Madera County Compact is a coalition of business, community and education leaders working collaboratively to improve the quality of life in Madera County by promoting business partnerships with schools. ...

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Get Caught Up: Free Fishing Days 2018

CALIFORNIA — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds would-be anglers and others that this coming Saturday is another day of free fishing! If you’re new to the sport of fishing, and not sure if you’ll enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits: CDFW offers two Free Fishing Days each year, and on these days, you can fish without ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through August 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Oakhurst missing person On Monday, Aug. 20 at 2 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 38000 block of Wortham Road regarding a report of a missing adult. The missing adult ...

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Transferring To Stanford, A Foundation From Which To Flourish

OAKHURST — Years ago, Wyatt Leaf was a student who faced challenges, he says, including a penchant for schoolyard fights and a lack of academic focus. This fall, he’s headed to Stanford. “It wasn’t a straightforward path to get where I am now,” says the 2016 graduate of Yosemite High School. Leaf will enter Stanford University as a junior this ...

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Random Acts Of Hannah

MOUNTAIN AREA — This could be the sweetest thing you read all week. Earlier this month, we heard from Angie Borba, owner of Mariposa Martial Arts Academy in Oakhurst and Mariposa. Angie wanted us to know about a little girl named Hannah. “Black belt candidate Hannah Farris from the Oakhurst dojo of Mariposa Martial Arts Academy spent much of her ...

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Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Station Deep Pit BBQ

OAKHURST – Plans are already underway for the annual Cedar Valley Fire Department Deep-Pit BBQ, and organizers are hoping for another great turnout to support our firefighting community. The big event is on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and everyone is invited. This is an important fundraiser for Cedar Valley’s Station 18. Their local area covers north to ...

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Dinner On Ducey’s Deck For Children’s Hospital

BASS LAKE — What better way to spend a Sunday evening in September than enjoying a meal with friends while helping to raise money for an essential cause? Here’s an opportunity for just such a pleasure, as the local guild of Valley Children’s Hospital invites people to attend a fundraising dinner at Ducey’s on the Lake. The special event takes place ...

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See History Through The Eyes Of A Child

MARIPOSA — Have you ever told a child about something from the past and watched as their eyes lit up with wonder and excitement? It’s a feeling hard to describe, and one anyone can experience. The Mariposa Museum and History Center invites members of the community to become volunteer tour guides for their upcoming 5th grade field trips; no experience is ...

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