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Free Jazz Concert Features World Class Musicians

OAKHURST — In what promises to be an amazing night of music unlike any other, twenty-four jazz guitarists and eight bass players from across the United States and Canada and as far as from Japan and Austria will be performing on Thursday, June 28. The very special event will be held at the Queens Inn Wine & Beer Garden, from ...

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Get Your Bib On For RibFest

OAKHURST – Come on out and get your bib on for ribs on while supporting the Oakhurst Community Center, as the all-you-can-eat fundraiser known as RibFest takes place on Saturday, June 23. Proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets to RibFest are $25 per person or $10 for anyone under ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Katie Joaquin

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Katie Joaquin on Wednesday, June 20 at the Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, starting at 6 p.m. HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit ...

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Oakhurst Community Band Free Concert Celebrates America

OAKHURST — Uplifting, inspirational, touching, exciting — one of the many ideal aspects of living in the foothills is access to great music of all sorts. With that in mind, the Oakhurst Community Concert Band will be performing their traditional patriotic concert, Celebrate America, on Sunday, June 24th, at Mountain Christian Center. The program starts at 3 p.m. As always, ...

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Expect Delays With One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Heads up, commuters — expect delays as long as 20 minutes on SR-41 north of Oakhurst next week. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with Michels Pipeline Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 near the community of Oakhurst in Madera County for five working days as part of a culvert repair project ...

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What A Difference Three Months Can Make

OAKHURST — In a regular meeting of its Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 14, Yosemite Unified School District certified a balanced budget for the next three consecutive school years, through 2020. Proposed 2018/2019 budget. “The adopted budget is a $2.1 million reversal from the negative budget and fiscal oversight imposed in March 2018,” says Interim Superintendent Mike Berg. “Yosemite Unified ...

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Summer Solstice Brings Rising Temperatures

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Here we go! Summer officially kicks off at precisely at 3:07 a.m. PDT on Thursday, June 21, with solstice, marking the point during the year when the sun takes its most northerly path across the sky. Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, with the shortest night, and at noon your shadow will also be the shortest of ...

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4th Of July Bass Lake Boat Parade And Fireworks Show

BASS LAKE — What’s up for Independence Day? Up in the sky it’s professional fireworks and on the ground are festivities at Bass Lake — including the brilliant boat parade — plus friends, families and plenty of fun for this 4th of July hump-day holiday. The boat parade starts at 7 p.m. near the entrance to Willow Cove and moves ...

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What Would You Do If You Saw This?

COARSEGOLD — For the third time in 18 months, traveling on Highway 41 in Madera County, Jennifer Christensen desperately needed a fire extinguisher. Coming home from Community Regional Medical Center, where she’s a registered nurse in the Emergency Department, Jennifer spotted black smoke pouring from a vehicle parked at Black Hawk Lodge. She saw flames coming from the hood. Immediately, ...

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Send Your Receipt, Get Money Back: Water Efficiency Rebates

MARIPOSA – Water Efficiency Rebates have been extended through July 31, for all Mariposa County residents and all customers of Lake Don Pedro Community Services District. Since program launch in August, the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has provided 287 cash rebates worth over $53,000 for the purchase and installation of specific water-efficient products. Once installed, these new water ...

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