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YUSD Board Of Trustees Meeting, May 9 Agenda

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District’s Board of Trustees regular meeting on Wednesday, May 9, will take place in the cafeteria at Yosemite High School. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and the Agenda appears below. Yosemite Unified School District is comprised of Coarsegold Elementary, Rivergold Elementary, Yosemite High School, and an Educational Options program. In advance of the meeting, ...

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Cables Placed For Half Dome In Yosemite, Permit Required

YOSEMITE — The Half Dome Cables in Yosemite National Park will be in place for visitor use on Friday, May 11. The trail will be wet and icy in places, say officials, and visitors planning to ascend Half Dome are encouraged to be prepared for wet and cool hiking conditions. There is a daily lottery for a limited number of ...

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Madera County Rings Up Millions In Tourism Dollars

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite Madera County reports that tourism was instrumental to the County’s success in 2017, with visitor spending reaching $283.7 million in Madera County. According to the Dean Runyan Associates report released today by Visit California. The tourism industry supported 4,040 jobs and generated $25.8 million in local and state tax revenue last year. Statewide, visitors spent a ...

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Bass Lake Fishing Derby: The Big One’s Still Out There

BASS LAKE – Anglers had a chance to snag big money at the annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby, held on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6 and ultimately, the really big fish — worth $10k and $5k — got away. The annual event is sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, and kicks off the summer season at the ...

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Expect Delays At Bass Lake During Yosemite Half Marathon

BASS LAKE – Residents and anyone visiting the Bass Lake area on Saturday, May 12, will want to be aware of activities that may disrupt travel during the morning hours. Vacation Races, an event company that produces half-marathon and ultra-marathon races, will be holding its annual Yosemite Half Marathon on the Bass Lake Ranger District. The race will take place ...

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3rd Annual Garden Party To Benefit Boys & Girls Club

OAKHURST — Here’s an invitation to an evening with friends and neighbors, a little vino in the glass and vine in the dirt — all for a good cause: stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m. for the 3rd annual Garden Party to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst (BGC). The evening is ...

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Yosemite National Park Adopts Two Wild Mustangs

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has adopted two mustangs that were trained in the Sacramento Sheriff’s Wild Horse Program to assist Park Rangers perform a variety of duties. The six year old geldings, Drifter and Sandman, arrived in the park in early April after four months of training by inmates at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove, CA. ...

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5th Annual ArtsFest Celebrates Art In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Families are invited to attend the fifth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools are hosting the event at Madera County Superintendent of Schools. Children will be able to ...

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Across The Bridge: Sharing News With KRYZ Mariposa Community Radio

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to listen to your news on SNO? Across the Bridge airs regularly on KRYZ Community Radio 98.5 in Mariposa. Hosted by Kellie Flanagan, Managing Editor of Sierra News Online, the community service segment features news and information of interest to the people of the Central Sierra. The program is engineered and produced by Ron Iudice. You ...

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Snag Your Share Of $55,000 At Bass Lake Fishing Derby

BASS LAKE – Catch a fish during the 38th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby for your chance to win a portion of the $55,000 prize money swimming through the clear mountain waters on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018. Here’s one major update participants will want to note – at the Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on May ...

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