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Yosemite Unified District Trustee Curley Resigns

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District Superintendent Glen Billington announced today that Board Trustee Tim Curley intends to resign his position effective June 19. Curley has served as the trustee for Area 1 since 2018 and his term was previously scheduled to continue into 2022. “I’m writing to express thanks to Tim Curley for his Board service, and to inform ...

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Missing Coarsegold Man Located In A Merced Hospital

TULARE COUNTY — The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has announced they have received good news in the case of a Coarsegold man who was reported missing earlier this week. Billy Pippin, 69, a resident of Coarsegold, was reported missing in Tulare County by friends on Monday, June 10. Today, deputies there report that Mr. Pippin has been located at a ...

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Highway 41 Prescribed Burn Completes Ahead Of Schedule

COARSEGOLD — With a combination of favorable conditions, dedicated resources, private landowner cooperation and professional collaboration, Cal Fire and its allies have completed a prescribed burn on Highway 41, with no additional impact to traffic anticipated at this time along the corridor. Originally scheduled to take place over three nights beginning Tuesday, June 11 through Thursday, June 13, the prescribed ...

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Celebrating 20 Years Of Messy Faces At Rib Fest

OAKHURST — Leave the fancy clothes at home and arrive hungry for a night of food, friends and fundraising, as the celebration of messy faces known as Rib Fest takes place on Saturday, June 22. The evening is a milestone: the event’s 20th year. This all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner offers more than 500 pounds of pork ribs prepared by teams from ...

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Tulare County Deputies Search For Missing Coarsegold Man

TULARE COUNTY — Authorities are trying to find a Coarsegold man who reportedly went missing on Sunday, possibly in Tulare County. Read an UPDATE to this story. Billy Pippin, 69, was reported missing by friends on Monday, June 10. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office says Mr. Pippin was last seen on June 9 around 12:30 a.m. in the Porterville area. ...

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Splash! Baker Swim Complex Opens For Summer

OAKHURST — Grab your goggles, pack a lunch and go! Baker Swim Complex at Yosemite High School opens to the public on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. for lap swimming, water aerobics and family pool summer fun. Don’t wait too long — the season ends on Aug. 10. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 1 – 7 p.m. ...

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Just Get Rid Of It! Hazardous Waste Collection Day

OAKHURST — Summer’s a-comin’ and you know you need room in your garage for toys, so take advantage of this annual chance to clean out that storage area or shed, get rid of that broken TV and dispose of paint and dangerous chemicals. Madera County is sponsoring a one-day hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Bootjack

MARIPOSA — Crews are currently at scene of a vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa. Just after 12:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the fire in the 5100 block of Oak Grove Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 5 acres, burning in grass and oak woodland with a slow-to-moderate rate ...

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Living The Dream: Soroptimist Women Awards Luncheon

OAKHURST – Our local Soroptimist club celebrated some amazing women last month as the Live Your Dream and Women of Distinction awards were given out during their annual banquet, held this year at the Oakhurst Grill. Live Your Dream awards Soroptimist awarded a total of $3,300 for the 2018-2019 ‘Live Your Dream College Scholarships for Women,’ with recipients including Kelsi ...

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Three Camps, Three Themes, Three Weeks: Vision Academy

OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Making the Band, An Express Musical for Young Voices, as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 17. The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where ...

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