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Cooling Centers Open In The Mountains

MADERA COUNTY – The County of Madera has established the following locations as Cooling Centers during times of extreme summer heat. The Centers will be open the days and times as indicated on the list below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as needed” basis and will be announced through the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

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Watch Minarets Graduation Ceremony Online

O’NEALS – For anyone wishing to watch tonight’s graduation ceremonies at Minarets High School, but are unable to attend, you will be able to watch on live streaming video. The ceremonies will be available for viewing from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.

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Coolwater Features Musician Thom Bresh

AHWAHNEE – Thom Bresh is the next hot guitar player to entertain in the Coolwater Ranch series. This concert will be Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Thom Bresh is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, TV personality and one of the world’s greatest thumbpickers. His style, although uniquely his own, was inspired by Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and his father, ...

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Extreme Heat Forecast Over The Weekend

CALIFORNIA – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Special Weather Statement, alerting residents of an excessive heat warning and the chance for thunderstorms across the Sierra Nevada. Strong high pressure building across the region will result in very hot temperatures later in the week with record high temperatures likely at many locations on Friday and Saturday.

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Marijuana Grows Destroyed in Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was busy last week dealing with large marijuana grows in Mariposa County. On Thursday, May 30, the Sheriff’s Office investigated a large marijuana garden located on private property in the area of the Mormon Bar community.

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Yosemite High Welders Capture 2nd At State Finals

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s FFA welding team recently captured 2nd Place overall in a state competition involving teams from 14 other schools, pitting 4 Yosemite students against more than 75 other individuals from across California. Hard work has paid off. 2013 Yosemite High students and FFA members, including seniors Ryan Ellis, Chaz Timms and Danny Loncor, and sophomore Jonathon ...

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Three National Parks in Three Days

Written by Tina Buell for Trekaroo.com I have lived in California for 28 years, but never visited any of its national parks. When the opportunity presented itself to visit three parks in three days via the Majestic Mountain Loop, I jumped at the chance. As a national park virgin, I literally had no idea what to expect. And, as a ...

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Veterans Monument Dedicated At Oakhurst Lutheran

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Lutheran will hold its 4th annual Flag Day Celebration on June 14, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at Oakhurst Lutheran, 39255 Black Rd across Rd 426 from PG&E, as this year’s Celebration will include the dedication of the recently completed Veterans’ Memorial Monument.

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Free Comedy Show At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Stand-up comedian Torio Van Grol, former resident of Bass Lake, is putting on a free comedy show at the Pines Resort, Lakeview Room on June 14. “We are bringing up an amazing headlining comedian who has been on Comedy Central and NBC’s Last Comic Standing,” says Van Grol. “If all goes well, it will lead to a ...

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Rape Suspect Nabbed With Help From Public

CATHEYS VALLEY – On Tuesday, May 21, at 9:43 a.m. Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Catheys Valley area to investigate a third party report of a domestic violence incident. Deputies arrived shortly thereafter and contacted the reported female victim who told deputies that she had been physically beaten by her co-habitating boyfriend, Martin Guerrero Jr., age 42.

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