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9th Annual MS Bike-A-Thon Set for April 26

HORNITOS — The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project is planning their 9th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon. This year’s event is being held on Sunday, April 26 in the historic town of Hornitos. The popular event is open to the public and all ages are invited to participate. Again this year, the event also will include runners and walkers. The course ...

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Prescribed Burns Resume in Miami Creek-Lone Sequoia Area

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Bass Lake Ranger District announced Wednesday that fire officials plan to resume burning today in the Miami Creek-Lone Sequoia prescribed treatment unit. The area is located between Oakhurst and Wawona off Highway 41. “With weather and air quality conditions permitting, fire crews will start ignition on Wednesday,” said a press release from the district. Officials say ...

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Workshop to Spotlight Prescribed Burns on Private Lands

MARIPOSA — Do you have dead, dying or excess vegetation on your property? Would you like to protect your property from catastrophic wildfire? UCCE Mariposa is hosting a ‘Prescribed Fire on Private Lands’ workshop on March 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. Utilized properly, prescribed fire can be ...

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Little Church on the Hill to Host Ash Wednesday Service

OAKHURST — An Ash Wednesday service will be offered for the mountain community again this year at the Little Church on the Hill at the Oakhill Cemetary. The service, which will begin today at 5:30 p.m., is open to the public. “For me, receiving ashes on a winter afternoon in the middle of a cemetery is a sobering experience and ...

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County Seeking Name for Future Regional Park at Manzanita Lake

NORTH FORK — On Friday (Feb. 21), Madera County took ownership of approximately 140 acres just north of Manzanita Lake. The heavily forested land, which had been owned by PG&E, will be developed into a regional park. “We are currently seeking suggestions on a name for the new park. If you have a good suggestion, email the name to: PIT@MaderaCounty.com,” ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Cadet Candidates

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Sheriff’s Cadet II Candidates. Prior law enforcement experience is not required. “Our commitment to public safety doesn’t end at the water’s edge,” says a current post on MCSO’s Facebook page. “MCSO dive team members are trained to perform underwater search and rescue and/or recovery operations for both persons ...

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Curry Village Gift & Grocery Announces Temporary Midweek Closure for Repairs; Ice Rink Closed for Season

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The Curry Village Gift & Grocery will be temporarily closed Mondays through Thursdays starting today (Feb. 24) in order to complete necessary repairs to the building. The Curry Village Gift & Grocery will reopen for normal business hours Fridays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. when Curry Village is open for lodging. The repairs ...

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Volunteers Needed for Miami Mountain Fire Tower Lookout

NIPINNAWASEE — The Sierra National Forest is looking for volunteers to staff the Miami Lookout tower during the summer fire season. If you want to help keep your local communities safe, this may be the opportunity for you. Miami Mountain, a lookout tower located northwest of Nipinnawasee, is staffed throughout the fire season by Forest Service volunteers. The lookout station ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for February 11-18, 2020

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, February 11, to Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Oakhurst Abandoned Property On Tuesday, February 11, at 10:41 a.m., while on patrol on School Road, a deputy found abandoned property in a creek bed. The property was submitted at the Madera County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Celebration of Life for Helen Ann Schuessler

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Helen Ann Schuessler, born October 16, 1942, a longtime resident of Oakhurst, passed away on January 12, 2020, in Redlands, California. She had survived many years of heart issues. Ann had recently moved to Redlands to be with her longtime schoolmate Donna and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald and survived by her brother Charles, ...

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