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Easy One-Stop Registration At Oakhurst College

OAKHURST — State Center Community College District will hold its fall semester Extreme Registration on Friday, Aug. 3 from 2 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Extreme Registration is a one-stop shop that offers everything a student will need to enroll at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community ...

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Free Wildland Fire Academy At Yosemite Adult School

Submitted by Tony Misner — OAKHURST — Want to work hard, get dirty, and travel across the country in an exhilerating position that’s a meaningful career and not just a job? Here’s an opportunity to become a wildland firefighter — and the classes are free. Yosemite Adult School, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will be offering two Wildland ...

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Caltrans Postpones Paving Work On Busy Local Highways

MADERA COUNTY — Good news for those who were concerned about anticipated delays on Highway 41 and Highway 49 for the next several weeks — especially with the extended closure of Highway 140 near the El Portal entrance to Yosemite National Park, due to the Ferguson Fire. Caltrans has decided to postpone the previously scheduled paving project. Caltrans, in cooperation ...

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Tony Krizan On World War II Pilots At Mariposa Museum

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Museum and History Center offers a Fireside Chat presentation by a local historian — one aviators and students of conflict may appreciate. Famous World War II pilots and their aircraft are the topics of Tony Krizan’s talk at the museum on Sunday, July 15. Author and adventurer Krizan will present a slideshow featuring pilots and aircraft from Allied ...

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Caltrans Says Delays On Hwy 41 Will Last Several Weeks

MADERA COUNTY — Commuters and others in the Oakhurst area can expect delays on two busy local highways for several weeks, lasting into September, while the road is repaved. UPDATE Caltrans, in cooperation with Teichert Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 and State Route 49 near the community of Oakhurst in Madera County for “several weeks due ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Amanda Lathrop

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Amanda Lathrop on Wednesday, July 18 at Taqueria Plazuelas 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 will offer ...

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Grace Community Field Trip To Mariposa

Submitted by Don Grove –  NORTH FORK – Grace Community Church is offering field trips for the North Fork community, calling these trips “In Our Own Backyard,”with visits to Oakhurst, Mariposa and Madera. Please note prices and due dates, as we need to book in advance and plan for drivers. You may sign up as an individual, a couple or a ...

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Veterans Car And Bike Show At Coarsegold Village

COARSEGOLD — Historic Coarsegold Village is the site of the Veterans Classic Car & Bike Show this weekend, sponsored by Caring Veterans of America. The event takes place on Saturday, July 14, from 3 – 6 p.m. There’s a $20 entry fee for vehicles and motorcycles, and the public is welcome to visit for free. Also on tap for the ...

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Faces And Voices Of Recovery In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — The public is invited to a meeting with the focus on addiction, community awareness, education, and support. The special event takes place on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Mariposa Government Center. It’s sponsored by Mariposa Heritage House, part of the Alliance for Community Transformations, working with people from Faces and Voices of Recovery. “Addiction ...

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Following The Railroad Fire On Graveyard Of The Giants

OAKHURST — If you’re curious about the recovery of our forest landscapes post-wildfire, particularly as that relates to local giant sequoia trees, then this may be the opportunity for you to learn more about this fascinating subject. On Saturday, July 14, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association (SVSBA) will host another tour, this one of the Graveyard of the Giants ...

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