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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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Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing At Risk Man

UPDATE: 2 p.m. Missing at risk adult Tyler Barr, Jr. has been safely located by Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives. He is being reunited with his family in Madera. Original article: MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing at risk adult. Tyler Barr, Jr., age 23, was last heard from shortly ...

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Academic Decathlon Tackles The Transformational 1960s

COUNTY — Yosemite High, Chawanakee Academy, and Glacier High Charter School decathletes will join students from throughout California for the Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day on Thursday, Oct. 25. Valley experts will lecture on six subject areas to more than 600 students from throughout the state. “We are excited to offer this event to all decathletes for the 12th ...

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All Aboard The Haunted Locomotive

FISH CAMP — Something spooktacular is happening this weekend, and visitors to Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad will want to know: locomotive #15 has been taken over by Halloween spirits. Ghosts in the know say the eerie train will be rolling down the rails this on Saturday, Oct. 27. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and go trick-or-treating at the stores ...

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Earthquake Rattles Nerves Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Foothill residents may have been awakened last night by the jolt of an earthquake not far from Oakhurst, which was alternately described by readers as a crack, a boom, rolling, rumble, shock, shake and a jerk. We heard it was felt from Mariposa to Prather, if not farther. Now, the U.S. Geological Survey says that a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has ...

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Minarets Glissaders Club: Climbing Its Way Up

O’NEALS — Minarets High School’s local climbing and outdoor activities club is on the move, having recently returned from Twin Lakes, where students and their faculty advisers hiked Kaiser Peak in the Kaiser Wilderness. With a handful of hiking, climbing and backpacking trips under their belts, the Glissaders Club, as it’s known, is getting ready to plan another big trip ...

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