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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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Sierra Nevada Motorsports Moves Into Mountain House

OAKHURST — If you’re one of the people who’ve been wondering what business would land in the historic Mountain House building at the junction of Highway 41 and the Road 222 turnoff to Bass Lake — wonder no more. Locally owned, newly expanded and rebranded, Sierra Nevada Motorsports is now the building’s sole occupant. The business previously known as Sierra ...

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Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive

OAKHURST — Come out and support your local first responders as the 17th annual North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive takes place on Friday, May 4 in the Old Mill Village (Vons parking lot) from 2 – 6 p.m. At Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, donors have the opportunity to support a favorite agency by giving on ...

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Yosemite Area Audubon Mammal Workshop

AHWAHNEE — Yosemite Area Audubon Society invites the community to attend a free, hands-on Mammal Workshop, covering mammals of the foothills. Topics for discussion during the workshop include: Kinds of mammals present in our area Techniques for sampling small mammals with live traps Setting up camera traps Examining bats and recording their echolocation calls This is a two-part workshop that ...

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Exceptional Kids Rodeo Tradition Continues In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — As a cherished tradition within the Coarsegold Rodeo community, the Exceptional Kids Rodeo returns to the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds this year on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Families from the special needs community are invited to attend a unique program which enables exceptional kids of all ages to take part in rodeo-themed games and activities, before the ...

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Rodeo Grand Marshals Bring Awareness To Brain Cancer

COARSEGOLD — As Grand Marshals for the Coarsegold Rodeo, Randy and Rhonda Shockley bring experience and awareness to the venerable position, and they say they’re surprised and honored to be recognized in this manner. The Shockleys love the local rodeo, which Randy has been attending since 1974. Together, they’ve been involved in the event for six years, volunteering their time ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Apr. 29

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 23 to Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018. Oakhurst theft of gasoline On Monday, Apr. 23 at 7:12 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Golden Oak Loop for the theft of fuel and a gas cap from a van. There ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Garden Insects

By Brian David (Mariposa Master Gardener) This year I am welcoming wasps and inviting insects to invade our garden. I am experiencing a paradigm shift (a fundamental change of underlying assumptions). It started when I heard, “Not all insects are bad. In fact, of the 92,00 species that have been identified in the United States, about 87,000 (95%) are either ...

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Library Workshop: Learn Basic Computer Skills

OAKHURST — Does the idea of turning on a computer send a chill down your spine, or maybe setting a password makes you want to pass out? Take heart: beginning Wednesday, May 2, the Oakhurst Branch Library will once again offer a free basic computer skills class, and members of the community are invited to sign up now. It’s basically ...

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La Sierra Guild Luncheon And Basket Raffle

OAKHURST — La Sierra Guild is celebrating their 20th Annual Cinco de Mayo Luncheon and Basket Raffle on Friday, May 4, with all proceeds to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. This year’s event will be held at the Oakhurst Community Center from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and El Cid Restaurant is preparing delicious food for the luncheon. The meal includes ...

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