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Yosemite High Wins County Academic Decathlon

MADERA COUNTY — In a battle of wits, Yosemite High School, triumphed for the 23rd time in 24 years making them the champions of the 36th Madera County Academic Decathlon. Yosemite will advance to the state competition March 22-25 with a score of 33,039.6 to compete with the best teams in the state. The Yosemite High team members who will ...

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Gaming Project Brings Toys To Valley Children’s

O’NEALS — Minarets senior Justin Hough was inspired by an earlier graduate’s Senior Legacy Experience (SLE), but limited in the ways he could reinvent it, because SLEs cannot be “recycled,” and Justin’s SLE was already decided. Still, he wanted to recreate this cool event to help a good cause, so Justin turned to the Key Club to help out. Every ...

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Award-Winning Play Benefits Mountain Crisis Services

MIDPINES — Mountain Crisis Services invites the community to a night featuring the award-winning play by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues. The play delves into consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, reproduction, sex work, and other topics through the eyes of women of various ages, races, and sexualities. (Wiki). The show takes place at the Yosemite Bug Rustic ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Special Meeting

OAKHURST — The office of the Superintendent of Yosemite Unified School District has announced a Special Meeting of the District Board of Trustees on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is being held in the YUSD Boardroom. Following a call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, roll call, establishment of a quorum, and approval of ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools Job Fair

COUNTY — Two local school districts are holding a common hiring fair on Thursday, Feb. 1, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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La Sierra Guild Valentine’s Tea To Support Valley Children’s

OAKHURST — La Sierra Guild, the foothill-area fundraising arm for Valley Children’s Hospital, invites you to their first annual Valentine Tea in support of the local pediatric hospital located in Madera County. The Valentine Tea is on Saturday, Feb. 10, at noon at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Oakhurst Lutheran is located at 39255 Black Road. “A ...

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Set Your Alarm Early, Take A Look At The Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — It’s a trifecta in the sky as the full moon appearing tonight and tomorrow is three times more amazing than usual. The moon, especially bright, will reach its peak just before 5:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Jan. 31, followed by a total lunar eclipse. “For the continental U.S., the viewing will be best in the West,” says ...

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Beppe Gambetta Returns To Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Acoustic guitar master Beppe Gambetta returns to Coolwater Ranch for a concert on Saturday, Feb. 3, as the local venue continues its tradition of hosting top-flight musicians in an inviting and exciting atmosphere. Presented by Robin Ralston of Coolwater and The Redwoods, the show starts at 7 p.m. “In a world dominated by trends and logic of the ...

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2017: A Record Year For Rockfall In Yosemite

By Greg M. Stock — YOSEMITE — There were many large and consequential rockfalls in Yosemite in 2017, with a record 85 events (including rockfalls, rockslides, and debris flows) documented. The cumulative volume of these events was about 36,800 cubic meters. Although this is not the largest annual volume recorded, greater volumes in previous years were typically dominated by one ...

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32nd Annual Rotary Crab Fee, This Saturday

OAKHURST – Time to come on out and get crabby, as the 32nd annual Rotary Club of Oakurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to town on Saturday, Feb. 3. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets to the big crab feed at the Oakhurst Community Center are $45 each, for a meal that includes bread, salad, pasta and all-you-can-eat crab. All proceeds from ...

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