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La Sierra Guild Raffles Truck For Children’s Hospital

OAKHURST — The Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital are partnering with Toyota and the World Ag Expo to give away a new 2018 Toyota Tundra truck, donated by Toyota, to one lucky ticket holder. Members of La Sierra Guild, the fundraising arm of Valley Children’s in the foothills, will be selling tickets in front of Vons Grocery Store in the ...

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Madera County Collects Over $86 Million In Property Taxes

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector Tracy Kennedy reports that over $86 million in property tax payments were collected and posted following the Dec. 10 property tax deadline. All payments were posted and balanced by Friday, Dec. 15. “That’s amazing,” says Kennedy, “given that we had an extra day for taxpayers to make their payments on Monday, December 11; to ...

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Apply Now For Sierra National Forest Wildland Fire Jobs

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has announced Temporary Wildland fire employment opportunities for the 2018 field season, including numerous opportunities with duty locations of North Fork, Oakhurst, Mariposa, Fresno, Trimmer, Prather, and Big Creek, Calif. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15. Candidates are encouraged to apply to any or all positions in which they ...

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Yosemite Unified Extends Board Member Application Date

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) has extended the Board Member Application deadline by one week, for anyone who may be interested in filling the position of Trustee for Area 4. The new date that Board Member Applications must be received in the YUSD office is Thursday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. Previously, the last day to apply was ...

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Audubon Field Trip: Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park

AHWAHNEE — Yosemite Audubon invites members of the community to come along for a bird walk around Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park on Saturday, Jan. 13, starting at 9 a.m. Participants can meet at the main parking lot for the park. The entrance is just north of Wasuma Elementary School on Highway 49. “We expect to see residents such as woodpeckers ...

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Kiwanis Hosts Sally Moreno, Candidate For District Attorney

OAKHURST — The Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis upcoming meeting will feature guest speaker Sally Moreno, candidate for Madera County District Attorney. This event with the candidate is open to the public. One does not need to be a member of the Kiwanis to attend, though the organization welcomes new members. A former police officer, Army veteran, and career prosecutor, Ms. Moreno will address ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 7, 2018

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 1 to Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Oakhurst report of plasma in parking lot On Monday, Jan. 1 at 8:33 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 block of Hwy 41 regarding plasma in a parking lot. Report written and case closed. ...

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Single-Vehicle Rollover On Highway 41 Near Broken Bit

COARSEGOLD — A Coarsegold woman was transported to a Valley hospital after a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 41 this morning. Just after 9:30 a.m., reports came in to the CHP that a vehicle had left the roadway and overturned near the Broken Bit just north of Coarsegold. An 82-year-old woman was northbound in a Chevy SUV, at a stated ...

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Skating Under The Stars At The Yosemite Ice Rink

YOSEMITE — Since 1928, visitors have enjoyed ice skating in Yosemite National Park. The tradition continues, and right now the Half Dome Village Ice Rink offers night skating under the stars. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, the Half Dome Village Ice Rink hours of operation were updated to reflect the following times: Monday through Friday the rink is open 1:30 – 7 ...

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