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County to Offer Free COVID-19 Tests Tuesday in Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) will be providing mobile drive-through COVID-19 testing in Bass Lake on Tuesday (June 2) from 9 a.m. to noon.To be stationed in the the administrative parking lot of the Pines Resort, MCDPH’s mobile testing unit will be offering the FREE tests to all adults — both symptomatic and asymptomatic.The ...

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Madera County Sees 20 New Cases This Week, Including 6 on Friday

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported six more confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 104 — and capping the single-worst week locally for new cases since the pandemic began.MCDPH has seen 20 new cases since Monday, a spike the County’s health director called “concerning.”“We’re watching that closely,” said Sara ...

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SNF Bans Campfires Outside of Developed Recreation Sites

MOUNTAIN AREA – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials issued an order Friday banning campfires outside of developed recreational sites. The campfire restrictions are meant “to protect the health and safety of employees and communities,”  said a statement released this afternoon by the agency.The restrictions are “effective immediately and until further notice,” the release stated. “Outside of developed recreation sites and ...

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Noble Credit Union Gives Madera Community Hospital 20 iPads

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MADERA — The impact of COVID-19 has been challenging for the healthcare workforce and hospital visitation restrictions have made it very difficult for hospitalized patients and their families. So on Thursday (May 28), Noble Credit Union presented Madera Community Hospital with a gift of twenty iPads to help hospital patients “Facetime” with their families and friends. “While in the hospital, ...

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Oak Tree Care and Maintenance: Summer Practices

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By Ron Allen, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County MARIPOSA — With warm, dry months ahead, many folks around Mariposa County with oak trees by their house or on their landscape might be asking how best to ensure the health of those trees. The short and happy answer is that you do not need to do too much. But you should ...

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Oakhurst Democratic Club Awards $500 to 4 Area Graduating Seniors

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Democratic Club has presented $500 awards to four mountain-area graduating seniors. Three of the students are from Yosemite High School: Riley Hardison, Saige Jackson and Andie Miller. One Minarets High School student, Rebecca Townsend, also received the award. The Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award is granted to students graduating from Yosemite, Minarets or Glacier High School ...

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Minarets Drama Presents She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

O’NEALS — The school buildings at Minarets High may be closed, but the show must go on! Minarets Drama is proud to present “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms.” The show will premiere live Friday at 6:30 p.m. on the Minarets High School Facebook page and will also air on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Viewing will be free, but donations are ...

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Madera County Reports 4 More Cases Thursday; 14 New Cases This Week

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 98.In terms of new local cases, it’s been one of the worst weeks since the pandemic began. MCDPH has confirmed 14 new cases since Monday, four to five a day for the past three days, ...

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Update: Bass Lake’s July 4th Fireworks Show Canceled

BASS LAKE — It’s official: The 2020 July 4 fireworks show at Bass Lake has been canceled.After 24 hours of conflicting reports about whether the popular event will be allowed to take place this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bass Lake Chamber posted late Thursday on its Facebook page: “It’s with a lot of sadness that we’re announcing that ...

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Body’s By Boyd Opening New Location in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Body’s By Boyd is pleased to announce we are officially open at our new location at 49643 Hartwell Rd. in Oakhurst. Our new facility is 16,100 square feet, more than triple the size of our previous building. We have installed all new state-of-the-art equipment including a GFS Ultra spray booth, Kaeser air center compressor system, GFS prep stations, ...

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