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AAUW Fashion Show Is Boots And Bling

MARIPOSA – The annual fashion show runway event hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) steps out on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. This year’s show promises to be a wildly entertaining afternoon of “Boots and Bling,” silent and live auction, great finger food, plus a few surprises.

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Wreath Making Workshop In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Just in time for holiday decorating and gift-giving, the Madera County Master Gardeners will host a Wreath Workshop at the Oakhurst Library on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hands-on workshop will be presented by Master Gardener Linda Sloan and participants will make a wreath to take home. Due to limited space and time, ...

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Lottery Open For Ostrander Ski Hut

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy announced today that it is accepting online reservation lottery forms for the 2014-2015 season at historic Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by experienced cross-country skiers who make the strenuous 10-mile journey from Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake in Yosemite National Park.

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Yosemite Celebrates Deaf Services Program

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the park’s Deaf Services Program. To celebrate this milestone, the park will host special programs throughout the weekend of Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26.

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New Air Tankers On Board For Fire Season

WASHINGTON – In the face of what is shaping up to be a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is adding four additional aircraft to its next-generation firefighting fleet, bringing the total amount of aircraft to 21 large airtankers (with opportunities to add additional aircraft, if needed) and more than 100 helicopters. The new aircraft will ...

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Get Your Permits For Half Dome

YOSEMITE – The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be reset this Friday, May 16. This opening date is a week earlier than previously scheduled due to the low snow pack. Hikers wishing to ascend the cables between May 16 and May 22 can apply online at: www.recreation.gov for a first-come, first-served, permit.

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Community Unity At Oakhurst College

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst College Campus is holding a Community Unity event on Thursday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., bringing area vendors, service groups and local colleges together to celebrate with free food, music, workshops, games, and prizes.

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Drones Prohibited In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park advises visitors that the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) are prohibited within park boundaries due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the use of drones within the park boundaries is illegal under all circumstances. Thirty Six CFR 2.17(a)(3) states, “delivering or retrieving a person or object by parachute, helicopter, ...

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Oakhurst Physical Therapy Receives School Partnership Award

MADERA – Oakhurst Physical Therapy received the Crystal Tower Award Wednesday, Apr. 30 at the Eleventh Annual Business and Education Shareholders’ Luncheon hosted by the Madera County Compact. Oakhurst Physical Therapy was recognized for their partnership with Madera County schools in front of more than 100 business and community leaders. Tony and Lori McLean, owners of Oakhurst Physical Therapy, were ...

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Bishop Creek Prescribed Fire Postponed

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Fire Managers have rescheduled a prescribed fire in the Bishop Creek area for early May. The prescribed fire, originally scheduled for the end of April, is postponed because of forecasted rain in the area. Yosemite is expecting up to one inch of rain throughout the park. Ignition is dependent on weather and moisture levels. The ...

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