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Tourism Grants Awarded To Local Non-Profits

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite | Madera County has awarded $20,000 in grant money to five Madera County nonprofit tourism partner businesses. Each organization applied for the 2019 VYMC Tourism Improvement Grant to enhance visitor experience and was awarded up to $5,000. “A boost in local tourism produced additional funding, so we thought a great way to spend it was to share ...

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Cal Fire Training Burn At Lake McClure Fireworks Launch Point

MARIPOSA — The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) in cooperation with Merced Irrigation District (MID) is scheduled to conduct a vegetation management training burn during the week of June 24 at Lake McClure. The training will consist of approximately 45 acres of grass being burned. Cal Fire says the purpose of the burn is fuel reduction to create a safe ...

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Sierra Foothill Musicians Concert Includes Returning Grads

OAKHURST — Music lovers will want to know there’s a free classical concert featuring local musicians, sponsored by the Sierra Foothill Composers’ Co-operative, and this particular program is enhanced by the inclusion of five Yosemite High School (YHS) graduates who will return to take the stage. The Sierra Foothill Musicians concert will be presented at 2 p.m. on June 30 ...

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Tioga Road In Yosemite Opens With Limited Access

YOSEMITE — For visitors interested in crossing the Sierra, just in time for the official start of summer, Yosemite National Park announces limited access to Tioga Road (Highway 120 East). Tioga Road will be open to all vehicles, including bicycles, beginning on Friday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. No parking ...

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Cal Fire To Conduct Training Burn In Greeley Hill

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) will conduct a vegetation management training burn on Monday, June 24 near Converse Road and Valley Vista Lane in Greeley Hill. The training will consist of burning annual grass, oak woodland and sparse brush, totaling about 90 acres and will take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ...

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YHS’ Nicolas Guynn To Japan For Wrestling Cultural Exchange

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School (YHS) junior Nicolas Guynn embarks for Japan today as a member of USA Team California Wrestling Cultural Exchange Program. Guynn joins eleven teammates and three coaches to depart San Francisco for Tokyo, reports his mom, Anne Guynn. The team’s ten day itinerary includes trainings, school visits and six competitions in Okinawa, Kagoshima, Oita, Fukuoka, Kurume ...

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Candace Flammang Honored For Decades Of Volunteerism

OAKHURST — Longtime volunteer and best friend of Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library (FOBL), Candace Flammang was honored recently for her tireless efforts on behalf of the organization and the community. Madera County Supervisor Tom Wheeler, District 5, presented Mrs. Flammang with a plaque to commemorate her 21 years of dedication. The presentation took place on Flag Day, June ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Seeks Board Member, Area 1

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District is now accepting applications for Board Trustee Member – Area 1 following the resignation of Tim Curley. Candidates must live in Trustee Area 1, Coarsegold. Click here to see a map of Trustee Area boundaries. Potential candidates may obtain a Letter of Application on the District website. Questions? Contact Raylene Trent by email or ...

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Welcoming Summer On Solstice, Longest Day Of The Year

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Here we go! This is your cue to start celebrating. Summer officially kicks off at precisely at 8:53 a.m. PDT on Friday, June 21, with solstice, marking the point during the year when the sun takes its most northerly path across the sky. Sunrise on Friday will be at 5:41 a.m. and sunset at 8:07 p.m. Summer ...

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Celebrate The 125th Anniversary Of Little Church On The Hill

OAKHURST — This year marks the 125th Anniversary of the dedication of the Little Church on the Hill located in the Oakhill Cemetery, and the nonprofit foundation that supports the landmark invites the community to a joyful celebration to mark the occasion. The Little Church is a State of California Historical Point of Interest that has served the mountain community ...

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