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CIF-Central Championship For Yosemite Boys Varsity Tennis

OAKHURST — Coached by a recent district graduate, and for the second year in a row, the Yosemite High School boys tennis team has completed an amazing run. On Tuesday, May 7, they beat Mt. Whitney of Visalia in the CIF Central Section D-III Boys Tennis Championship held at Yosemite High, according to school athletic director Rusty Oetinger. “By winning ...

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5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Centered around breathtaking vistas on the Bass Lake Ranger District, the 5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon race will take place on Friday and Saturday May 10-11, produced by Vacation Races. New this year is a free shuttle around the Oakhurst area on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., sponsored by Visit Yosemite | Madera County, so ...

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33rd Annual Pitman Awards Celebrate 30 YHS Valedictorians

BASS LAKE — Whether they’re heading out of town or staying close to the foothills, the 30 valedictorians of the Yosemite High School Class of 2019 are ready to pursue their passions. Their paths were further defined and celebrated on the Gazebo Deck at The Pines Resort on Tuesday, May 7 at the 33rd annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards ...

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Celebrate Creativity At Free Madera County ArtsFest

MADERA — Families are invited to attend the sixth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 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 ...

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Hello, Traveler! Tourism Continues To Enrich Our Economy

MADERA COUNTY – The numbers are in and it’s clear Madera County continued to thrive from visitor spending in 2018. Visit California’s latest economic impact report demonstrates visitor spending reached $338.8 million and supported 4,230 jobs in Madera County, a 4.4 percent boost from last year. This growth highlights the ongoing importance of tourism to the region and California’s economy. ...

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One Day, One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — If you’re traveling between the city and the foothills via Highway 41 on Wednesday, be prepared for a bit of a delay. Caltrans crews will be working on the southbound lane of Highway 41 between Avenue 15 and Avenue 12 on Wednesday, May 8, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The work is to ...

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Topical And Thoughtful: ‘Public And Private’ Opens At Gallery 5

OAKHURST — Stop by Gallery 5 at Gallery Row this week to see a new exhibit that’s “topical and thoughtful, unabashed and unapologetic, drawing attention to issues that effect and concern us all, or offering a mirror that reflects our fears, dreams, and desires.” Public and Private features works by Seattle artist Deborah Faye Lawrence, and local artists Carla Rajnus, ...

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Last Weekend For Oliver! At The Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST — Another sensational production completes its successful run at the Golden Chain Theatre as our local troupe of talented thespians present Oliver! — the classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The old streets of London and its surrounds come to life as young Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an ...

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A History Of Rock Climbing In Yosemite Valley

MARIPOSA — Featuring artifacts from iconic first climbing ascents in Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Museum and History Center and Yosemite Climbing Association, present A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley. The grand opening of the exhibition is on Friday, Apr. 5 at 6 p.m. followed by a phenomenal slide show presentation. Ken Boche will talk about the first ascent ...

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All Aboard! Historic Railroad Opens For The Season

FISH CAMP – The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad opens this weekend and now, before the crowds of summer arrive, is a beautiful time to visit. Tickets are available starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 6. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers ...

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