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Electronic And Tire Recycling Day

OAKHURST — Here’s what’s in the garage right now, all broken: a TV/VCR, a large fan, rice cooker, two modems, one pump, portable DVD player, radio/CD, and yes — a tire. Thank goodness it’s time for electronic and tire recycling day in Oakhurst, sponsored by the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission Local Conservation Corps. It’s Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. ...

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One-Day, One-Way Traffic Control On Hwy. 41 Near Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans work north of Oakhurst near Yosemite National Park originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 26, per Caltrans. The work may result in delays of 10 minutes or longer. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces one-way traffic control is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26 on State Route 41 in Mariposa County ...

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Cody’s Crew Walks For ALS This Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — Cody Aleshire is 10 years old and he’s already made a choice in life to be supportive of others and work hard within the community. A couple of years ago, the Wasuma Elementary School student did a class project called American Heroes. That’s when things got really interesting for Cody and he began a successful, ongoing effort ...

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Something’s Brewing At Miller’s Landing This Halloween

BASS LAKE — Spooky family fun is happening down at the lake on Tuesday, Oct. 31, also known as Halloween. Stop by Miller’s Landing Resort on the south shore at Bass Lake for a chance to eat, drink, and be a little bit scary. The fun is happening from 5 – 7 p.m. for trick-or-treating and a Haunted Alley. The ...

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Mariposa’s History Comes Alive on Stage

By Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — At long last, Mariposa has its history play. Actually, The Story is intended by its author to be the first play in a cycle of theatre pieces about Mariposa’s past. Written and directed by Les Marsden, The Story stars an 11-member cast of local actors: Audrey Davis, Harve Dearing, Tina Dearing, Greg Dunn, Matty ...

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Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day

MADERA — Yosemite High and Chawanakee Academy decathletes will join students from throughout California for the Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day on Thursday, Oct. 26.  Valley experts will lecture on six subject areas to more than 600 students from throughout the state. “For 11 years we have been able to bring this wonderful event to Madera,” says Dr. Cecilia ...

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Halloween Fire Safety Tips

MOUNTAIN AREA — With Halloween just around the corner, children will soon be out in costume trekking through festive displays in search of candy. However, more than ghosts could be lurking amongst the mid-fall fun, as Halloween costumes and decorations present a number of hidden fire hazards. Fortunately, with a few precautions taken, you can make the holiday safer. Here are ...

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Rain Favors Firefighting Efforts In California

CALIFORNIA — Rain overnight and higher humidity today helped to reduce the State’s fire activity, with half-to-three-quarters of an inch falling in Northern California. Nearly 8,000 firefighters continue to battle nine active wildfires burning in California. The Tubbs Fire alone has broken the record as the most destructive wildfire in California’s history, and to date, 42 people have been confirmed ...

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Wasuma Full Moon Glow Ball Golf Tournament

AHWAHNEE — The Wasuma PTA has organized an exciting and truly different sort of fundraiser, and anyone 18+ is invited to come out and support the students while having a blast — in the dark, no less. It’s the Wasuma PTA Full Moon Glow Ball at River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee, set for Friday, Nov. 3, starting at 5:30 ...

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Public Workshop On North Fork Roundabout

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Public Works Department is in the last phase of the design of a roundabout at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225. The project will convert the existing non-standard 4-leg 3-way stop controlled intersection into a roundabout in order to improve circulation and safety for existing and future traffic traveling through this intersection. ...

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