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Yosemite Senior Puts Cash Into Wasuma’s Solar Suitcases

OAKHURST — A Yosemite High School student in the graduating class of 2019 has raised a significant amount of money for a local elementary school’s worldwide outreach solar energy program. For his senior project, a standard requirement that has students complete at least 20 hours of documented community service, YHS senior Ryan O’Meara chose to raise money for the global ...

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The Adventures Of Orangie – Chapter 9: Initials And Imprisonment

Written by David Novell – Orangie was really excited to get to go over to Bobby G.’s house after school. He’d gotten to go once before, and Orangie and Bobby always had fun playing, plus Bobby’s father was a doctor and they had an amazing house, with wall-to-wall carpeting, fancy draperies on the windows, a living room that no one ...

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Tourism To Yosemite Creates Over $624 Million In Economic Benefits

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4,009,438 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2018 spent $495,245,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,184 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $624,129,000, according to the NPS report. “Over 4 million visitors a year come from California, ...

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Substitute Teacher Arrested For Sexual Relationship With Minor Student

O’NEALS — A substitute teacher in Madera County has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a Minarets High School student. On May 7, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the superintendent of Chawanakee Unified School District (CUSD) regarding an allegation of an inappropriate relationship between a substitute teacher who had worked for the District and ...

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The Dangers And Delights Of Visiting The Forest This Weekend

CLOVIS – With the Memorial Day Weekend upon us, a visit to the Sierra National Forest (SNF) will be celebrated by visitors for what is often seen as the first weekend of summer recreation. Activities such as camping, backpacking, boating and picnicking in the great outdoors will be enjoyed by visitors from across California and beyond. With the current weather ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 13 to Sunday, May 19, 2019. Coarsegold theft of property inside a vehicle On Tuesday, May 14 at 9:54 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Road 415 regarding theft of property from inside of a vehicle. A ...

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The Adventures Of Orangie – Chapter 8: Alice, Maria & Charles

Written by David Novell – All the 3rd grade kids knew that Alice smelled bad. Everyone would always jockey for position in line to avoid having to stand near her. Until one day Bobby G. stood up for her – right to Orangie’s face – and said (so that Alice and the other kids nearby could hear), “I’m not afraid ...

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Yosemite’s Glacier Point Road Will Close Due To Storm

YOSEMITE — Due to an incoming winter storm system, the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will close to all vehicular traffic beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15. Glacier Point Road will remain closed until the storm system passes and the road can be evaluated for hazards. The road will reopen when road conditions are safe for ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 12

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 2019. Oakhurst sex offense at school On Monday, May 6 at 2:17 p.m. a deputy responded to the 50000 block of School Road in regards to a sexual offense call. A report was written and forwarded ...

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The Adventures Of Orangie – Chapter 7: Diane Harrison

Written by David Novell – By far the most beautiful girl at Orangie’s school – Polk Elementary – was Diane Harrrison, whose soft brown shiny hair, dimpled smile, and big blue eyes made Orangie go sort of crazy whenever he was around her. In fact, she was so beautiful that Orangie had never yet been able to speak one single ...

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