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Massive Oak Topples, Blocking Road Near School

OAKHURST — A once-majestic oak tree estimated to be about 100 years old toppled over this afternoon, leaving a road closed and crews working in the rain to clear the scene. At about 12:30 p.m. today, the massive tree, rotted inside and saturated after nearly non-stop storms, fell on Hangtree Lane just west of Road 428, not far from the ...

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Reception For Arts Council’s Faces And YWA Fracture

MADERA — The Madera County Arts Council invites the community to the opening reception for their newest exhibitions, Faces and Yosemite Western Artists’ Fracture. The event takes place on Thursday, Mar. 21  from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Madera County Art Council’s Circle Gallery located at 424 N. Gateway Drive. Art lovers are invited to meet the artists ...

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Register Now For Interpreting Yosemite Artist Retreat

OAKHURST — Two local nonprofit organizations have banded together in order to produce a collaborative event and the public, from near and far, is invited to join in. Registration is now open for Yosemite Western Artists (YWA) Interpreting Yosemite Artist Retreat & Creative Event at the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO). There are two ways to join in. In each ...

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Foothills Flood Watch, High Country Storm Warning

MOUNTAIN AREA — Rain and snow return to the foothills and high country as the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Flood Watch for the foothills and a Storm Warning for the Sierra above 7,000 feet. A moisture-laden weather system arrives Tuesday and persists until Thursday, and then yet another system brings unsettled conditions Thursday night into at least Friday. ...

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Wide-Reaching Power Outage Affects Thousands

MOUNTAIN AREA — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reporting that a power outage stretching from Bass Lake to Ahwahnee and up to Wawona had initially affected more than 3,500 customers. PG&E said that nearly 2,000 customers were without power well into the evening. By about 9 p.m., fewer than 1,000 customers were still awaiting restoration of service. By ...

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Caltrans Culvert Repair On Highway 41 Postponed For Weather

OAKHURST — Caltrans has postponed construction on Highway 41 in the Oakhurst area that was scheduled to begin on Monday, Mar. 4. The work is now set to start a week later, on Monday, Mar. 11, and motorists should be prepared for traffic delays at that time as construction work gets underway. Caltrans, in cooperation with Agee Construction, says one-way ...

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Bass Lake Job Fair At The Pines Resort

BASS LAKE — The Pines Resort at Bass Lake is seeking individuals to join their staff in positions with departments that range from culinary and housekeeping, to food and beverage, front desk, banquet, and the market. All applicants will be interviewed during the job fair, say organizers. It’s scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ...

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4th Annual Sierra Lions Club Trivia Night

OAKHURST – Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst invites the community to an evening of fun and frolic at their fourth annual “If I Only Had a Brain” Trivia Night on Saturday, Mar. 16  at 5 p.m. at Sierra Senior Center. Sharpen those skills — you could take home a trophy. In addition to trivia, participants will be treated to the ...

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But Wait, There’s More: Hydrologic Outlook

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Hydrologic Outlook for heavy rainfall and a threat of flooding next week, as new storms impact the Central California interior during the next seven days. There’s also a Winter Storm Warning for snow in the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet. Either way, there will be water this week. ...

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Out To Pasture For Sierra Physical Therapy’s Joy Kagawa

OAKHURST — Longtime area resident, dedicated community volunteer and gifted physical therapist Joy Kagawa is heading out to pasture, quite literally, as she closes the doors on her Sierra Physical Therapy practice for retirement — and prepares to train a newly-acquired Arabian colt. A native of Arroyo Grande, Joy attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo before transferring to Fresno ...

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