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Raymond Old West Fest Features Music, Benefits Youth

RAYMOND — One of the best parts of living in the foothills is walking on storied ground, and participating in the events and festivals that remember the legacy of the territory. The Raymond Old West Fest celebrates the town’s unique contribution to the early history of California with music, poetry, art and storytelling. Featured acts include Dave Stamey, Jack Hannah, Gary ...

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Marine Corps 242nd Birthday At ECCO

OAKHURST – Registration is now open for the local 242nd birthday celebration of the United States Marine Corps, taking place on Friday, Nov. 10 at Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO). Social hour begins at 5 p.m., with a ceremonial cake cutting at 6 p.m., followed by dinner festivities. Dinner selections are $35 per person, with diners choosing from three entrees: ...

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Rescheduled Bass Lake Home Tour Back On Track

BASS LAKE — Under blue skies and with cooler temperatures approaching, the 11th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7. The event is sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club with Bass Lake Realty. Join in on a unique opportunity to see Bass Lake at its best and help the Lions Club with their philanthropic ...

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Amber Tringali Honored With October HOW Dinner

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the El Cid Mexican Restaurant to honor Coarsegold resident Amber Tringali. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. Amber, 33, is the mother of a trio of kids, ages 9, 7, and 3. She has become a full-time caregiver of her ...

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Mariposa Go West! Festival 2017

MARIPOSA — This is the second year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historically charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gun fight reenactments, live music, outhouse races, a petting zoo and much more. “Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it ...

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Fatality Confirmed After Rockfall In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — A rockfall of undetermined size occurred in Yosemite National Park just before 2 p.m. this afternoon, according to authorities, and one person was injured while another was confirmed to have died. The rockfall was reported to have happened from El Capitan, a granite monolith above Yosemite Valley. The release point appears to be near the “Waterfall Route,” a ...

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Madera County Transportation Workshops

OAKHURST — Want to help create a cleaner future in terms of public transportation in the foothills? The Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) and its partner agencies have been looking at ways to provide more efficient streets and highways. They want to expand transit use, make space for bicycles and pedestrians, and link land use and transportation. It’s part of an ...

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Hey, Pumpkin! Third Annual Scarecrow Contest Kicks Off

OAKHURST — Fall is here, which means fall fun is about to start, as the fine folks at Branches Books & Gifts invite you to participate in the month-long, annual Oakhurst Scarecrow Contest running from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Tuesday, Oct. 31. The friendly competition is open to all businesses, schools, establishments and anyone who wants to be a little extra ...

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ARTober: A Celebration Of Arts And Culture

OAKHURST —  Here’s some exciting news: Visit Yosemite Madera County is partnering with the arts community in Oakhurst to present ARTober, an entire month dedicated to celebrating arts and culture throughout town. ARTober encourages collaboration and participation from artists, musicians, writers, venues, foodies, and other creatives to showcase all things arts and culture in Oakhurst. The events are designed to ...

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Beauty From Ashes: Detwiler Fire Relief Benefit

MARIPOSA — With a musical lineup including performances by Cottonwood Creek, Bootstrap Circus, Arroyo, and Mike Hammar and The Nails, the community is invited to converge this weekend to raise funds for Detwiler fire victims. The benefit, Beauty from Ashes: Mariposa Strong, takes place on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Food and beverages will be ...

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