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YUSD Believes In Continuous Learning For Students And Adults

Written by YUSD Interim Superintendent Mike Berg – OAKHURST – The learning never stops in Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD), where leadership has been developing and planning a dynamic two days of Professional Development for all employees to kick-off this school year. YUSD knows the value of including all staff and community in the development of and aspirations for student ...

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Water Rebates Top $53,000 And Still Counting

MARIPOSA COUNTY — In case you weren’t able to purchase and install new water-saving appliances in time for the July 2018 rebate deadline, there is good news, say folks at the local conservation district. The grant funding the Countywide Water Efficiency Rebates has been extended for one year through July 2019. All Mariposa County residents and all customers of Lake ...

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The Hills Are Alive! Sing Along With The Sound Of Music

OAKHURST — From Do-Re-Mi to Edelweiss, songs in the classic 1965 film The Sound of Music still resonate in many hearts, and children around the world continue to learn the Rogers and Hammerstein songs anew each generation. If these are a few of your favorite things, you’ll be tickled to know that the Golden Chain Theatre is holding a sing ...

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Give A Little Bit For Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi’s 2018 Sounds of Summer concert series brings Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson to the outdoor pavilion stage on Friday, July 27. “Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time,” reads the promo. “As the legendary voice and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us Give a ...

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A Teen’s Take On What To Do Around Yosemite’s South Gate

By Chase McGovern — MOUNTAIN AREA — “Teens will love it! I can tell you from experience, because I am one.” — Chase McGovern Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad If you are traveling to the South Gate of Yosemite, a great place to visit is the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. It is an hour-long scenic journey through the Sierra ...

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Another Rabid Bat Found In Oakhurst; Are Your Pets Vaccinated?

Written by DJ Becker – OAKHURST – A third little brown bat in Madera County has tested positive for rabies, according to authorities. This one was found in a backyard on Evergreen Drive off Road 426 in Oakhurst. Madera County Animal Services Director Kirsten Gross said the bat was found still alive but died shortly after the resident’s three dogs ...

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Letter To The Editor: Thank You To The Firefighter$

So you want to say “Thank you to the Firefighters.” Every sign along the roads is appreciated by the firefighters and responders. However if you REALLY want to say “Thank You,” call your congressman and state officials to demand a “Livable Wage” to these brave and dedicated souls who protect your lives and your property. They have families and bills, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 8

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8, 2018. Oakhurst vehicle stop, warrants and suspended license On Monday, July 2 at 1:37 a.m. a vehicle stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of a Coarsegold man for an outstanding warrant, as well as for ...

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July 4th Deadwood Fire: We Dodged A Disaster

Open Letter To: Mr. Jerry Leong, July 5, 2018 Capital Outlay Lands Analyst Cal Fire Technical Services Section 1300 U Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 We dodged a major fire disaster on Deadwood Lookout Mountain on July 4, 2018; please note the Sierra News Online link below. It took Cal Fire almost an hour to get equipment to the fire which ...

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In Loving Memory: Juanita “Jane” Garcia

Juanita “Jane” Garcia passed away on June 30, 2018, surrounded by family while at Kaiser Hospital in Fresno, California, due to complications from pneumonia. She was 93 years old. Born in Belvidere, Illinois on May 11, 1925 to parents Rafael and Rafaela Huitzacua, she was the fourth of ten children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of ...

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