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Pines Fire At Bass Lake Fawn Point

BASS LAKE – 6 p.m. UPDATE – The Pines Fire, which was reported at about 4:20 p.m. this afternnon, is estimated at about 50 acres with 10% containment, and firefighters have hose lays around the entire perimeter. Cal Fire and the US Forest Service have joint command of the fire, according to Incident Commander Charlotte Jordan, Battalion 52 on the ...

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Master Gardeners Answer Questions In YLP

COARSEGOLD – Madera County Master Gardeners will be on hand at True Value Hardware in Yosemite Lakes Park on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer all your gardening questions. Get expert advice from those who know how to plan, plant and get the most out of your gardening efforts. You may want to rethink your ...

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Register Now For Mountain Heritage Days Parade

OAKHURST – The 18th Annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade steps off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, and now is the time to register your entry. The early registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 1. Applications submitted before this date have a reduced entry fee rate of $15, and after that the registration fee is $20. Late entries will be ...

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Animal Disaster Team Deployed To Junction Fire

COARSEGOLD – The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) has been deployed with the Red Cross for evacuations due to the Junction Fire. The small animal shelter has been set up at the Coarsegold Community Center. The CCADT team has prepared temporary pet housing for evacuating families with small pets. Updates will follow with any changes. There are currently 35 ...

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Yosemite Road Delays Update

YOSEMITE – Starting Monday morning, Aug. 18, the contractor crews are moving back to daytime delays on the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project. Crews plan to have time delays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Fresno Crash Claims Life Of YHS Graduate

FRESNO – A tragic crash at the intersection of Fresno Street and Herndon at around 7 a.m. this morning, has taken the life of a Yosemite High School graduate and former Oakhurst resident. Matthew Harkenrider, 26, of Clovis, was killed when a woman who was reportedly speeding in a stolen SUV, ran a red light and smashed into his car. ...

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North Fork Chamber Hosts Summer Social

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Chamber of Commerce is holding a Summer Supper and Ice Cream Social at the Lyn-Mar Pond Guest Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the public is invited. DC Entertainment will provide the sound track with music from the 50s and 60s.

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Sierra High 30 Year Class Reunion

CLOVIS – Sierra Joint Union High School graduates of the Class of 1984 are invited to “Journey Back to the 80’s” at the 30 Year Class Reunion on Saturday, Nov. 1. Join your fellow Chieftains for an fun evening of reminiscing and dancing the night away to the music of Midnight Run, the Sounds of Journey, a local Fresno band.

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Drought Drives Pot Growers Into Town

MADERA COUNTY – Law enforcement has seen a spike in the number of illegal pot grows in the Valley this year. Blame it on the drought, says Sheriff John Anderson, who believes lack of water may be driving drug cartels out of the forests and into neighborhoods throughout Madera County. “They can’t grow in the mountains, because there’s not enough ...

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Free Workshop For Home Gardeners

MADERA – Madera County Master Gardeners will host a free workshop on water conservation techniques for home gardeners and plant lovers in August. You can have a beautiful garden and landscape despite drought and water restrictions.

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