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ACT Dog Of The Week: It’s Cliff!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has been waiting all week to introduce Cliff: “Could sweet Cliff be any cuter?” asks his foster person, Riley Hardison. Cliff is a 8 to 10-month-old mix of German Shepherd and Cattle Dog. He has a very calm and cuddly personality and has loved everyone he has met. On Friday, Sept. ...

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Fire On Highway 41 Near Broken Bit Put Out By Locals

COARSEGOLD — Just before 4 p.m. today firefighters were called out to Highway 41 near Serpa Canyon, and by the time they arrived on scene minutes later, the flames had been doused by local travelers. At 3:57 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire just starting on Highway 41 across from the Broken Bit. Meanwhile, Jessica and John Frabotta ...

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Kiwanis 15th Annual Run For The Gold Car Show

OAKHURST – Get ready to rev your engines as members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club welcome one and all to the 15th annual Run for the Gold classic car show preview at the Oakhurst Community Center this Friday night, Sept. 8, followed by the main event car show on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Oakhurst Community Park. The cost for ...

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80th Annual Madera District Fair

MADERA — For all you fun-lovers, the Madera District Fair opens Thursday, Sept. 7 for a four-day run, celebrating its 80th year with the theme, “Your Fair since 1937.” General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 6 to 12 years. Children under 5 are free. New this year are free concerts with paid fair admission. ...

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Oakhurst River Parkway Cleanup This Saturday

OAKHURST — With cooling temperatures, it’s a perfect time for the community to come out for the Oakhurst River Parkway Cleanup, part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup. This is an annual event hosted by the Oakhurst River Parkway, and it’s really needed this year, due to all the trash from the flooding. Willing volunteers are invited to meet on Saturday, ...

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Evacuated Residents – Get A Proof Of Residence Pass

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to expedite the process for residents to gain access to their residences when the danger from the Railroad Fire and the Mission Fire has passed and re-population occurs. In light of this effort, the Sheriff’s Office will open the Oakhurst Substation (see map below) for residents to come present documentation as ...

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Back 2 Basics: New Location, Same Great Store And More

OAKHURST — Less than two years after originally opening her signature shop, Back 2 Basics, longtime area resident Lisa Weddle is pleased to invite the community to the ribbon cutting to celebrate the store’s convenient new location. Once tucked in back behind McDonalds in Oakhurst, Back 2 Basics has now opened its doors in the shopping center where Raley’s is, ...

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Mariposa Arts Camp Song Benefits Fire Recovery

MARIPOSA — Click through and give a listen to this song these kids and their mentor have recorded while we defy you to not crack a smile. Make sure you listen all the way through for the full flavor. During the final day of the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Summer Art Camp Academy, camp kids used their creative potential to give ...

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Schools Cancel Mid-Day Due To Smoke

OAKHURST — Both Yosemite High School and schools in the Bass Lake School District have called school early due to the poor air quality and current conditions. According to the Bass Lake School District transportation page, YHS released at 11:20 and Oakhurst Elementary, Oak Creek Intermediate, Wasuma, and Fresno Flats will release at 11:30. If you do not want your ...

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Youth Triathlon My*Tri Canceled Due To Smoke And Fires

BASS LAKE —  Organizers behind the popular Bass Lake youth triathlon My*Tri have announced this morning that the event, previously scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, has been canceled. It’s with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to cancel this year’s MyTri. We feel the air quality and current state of our community does not allow for this great ...

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