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Two Fires In Coarsegold Area Close Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — Two fires in the Coarsegold area this afternoon forced the closure of Highway 41 between Serpa Canyon and the top of Deadwood, sending locals and firefighters scrambling to douse the flames. At about 2:30 p.m., crews were called out to reports of a fire burning across the road from the Broken Bit north of the village in Coarsegold. ...

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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2018-19

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans is advising commuters of one-way traffic control on State Route 41 this week, between Avenue 15 and State Route 145, for grinding and paving work. The following day-time one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: On Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday June 27, segments of State Route 41 between Avenue 15 and State Route 145 ...

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Meet WBC World Champion Pro Boxer José Ramírez

COARSEGOLD — Here’s an opportunity to meet the undefeated WBC World Champion professional boxer José Ramírez, 25, stopping by to say hello in the VIP Lounge area of Chuckansi Gold Resort & Casino on Saturday, June 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Next, on Sunday, July 1, from 3 – 5 p.m., Ramírez will be back in the VIP Lounge ...

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Perfect Attendance Pays Off

OAKHURST — A mom calls out to her son, “Harry, wake up! You’ll be late for school.” The son replies, “Mom, I don’t want to go to school — the teachers and students hate me! Give me one reason I should go?” The mom says back, “You should go because you’re the principal!” Fortunately, 32 students at Oakhurst Elementary School ...

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Rev It Up For The Coarsegold Car Show

COARSEGOLD — In the mood for a little revving of the engines? With multiple classes of vehicles being judged, the Coarsegold Car Show races into town on Saturday, June 30 at Coarsegold Historic Village. The Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Det. #1121 and the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to resurrect the event, which has taken place most ...

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We Love Riding And Taking Care Of The Forest

MOUNTAIN AREA — An easy-going group of like-minded, ultra-competent individuals, the Sierra Freepackers unit of the Back Country Horsemen of California (BCHCSFP) is comprised of a small but committed unit of volunteers, currently 50 members strong. Despite their moderate size, the group consistently ranks among the highest per capita for volunteer hours in trail maintenance, public awareness and education, logging ...

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Age Well, Drive Smart CHP Driving Class For Seniors

OAKHURST — Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages, say experts, and the ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times. To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California ...

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Free Jazz Concert Features World Class Musicians

OAKHURST — In what promises to be an amazing night of music unlike any other, twenty-four jazz guitarists and eight bass players from across the United States and Canada and as far as from Japan and Austria will be performing on Thursday, June 28. The very special event will be held at the Queens Inn Wine & Beer Garden, from ...

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Get Your Bib On For RibFest

OAKHURST – Come on out and get your bib on for ribs on while supporting the Oakhurst Community Center, as the all-you-can-eat fundraiser known as RibFest takes place on Saturday, June 23. Proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets to RibFest are $25 per person or $10 for anyone under ...

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