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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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Car Into Power Pole Closes Highway 49 For Over Two Hours

OAKHURST — A single-vehicle accident involving a power pole closed Highway 49 in both directions just south of Goldside for over two hours this evening. At 8:45 p.m., a resident in the area called 911 to report they had heard a crash. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found a car upside down on the west side of ...

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Celebrating Flag Day At Oakhurst Lutheran

OAKHURST — Continuing a tradition began in 2009, Oakhurst Lutheran Church will hold a celebration in honor of Flag Day on Thursday, June 14. As usual, the touching event will take place in the memorial garden at the church, with a ceremony at the veterans’ monument, starting with dinner at 6 p.m. This year’s inspirational speaker will be Ed Bates. Dinner ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Getting Help, Finding Answers

By Brian David (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) In Mariposa we can access answers to gardening questions through the University of California’s Master Gardener Helpline. Belinda Gilbert and Diane Timmins, UC Master Gardener Helpline volunteers, explain the helpline process. What is the purpose of the U.C. Master Gardener’s Helpline?  We receive calls from people wanting help identifying insects or plants. Sometimes ...

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