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Free Admission To Yosemite On MLK Day

YOSEMITE – In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 20. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the holiday. Fees being waived for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, ...

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Fresno Fugitive Considered Armed & Dangerous

Madera County – A 19-year-old Fresno man who managed to elude authorities during a pursuit through North Fork last night is wanted in both Fresno and Madera counties. Brandunn Wilson is wanted on a felony drug warrant out of Fresno County, and he is also wanted in Madera County for felony vandalism. He was last seen riding in a 1997 ...

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Local Dancers Shine In 'The Nutcracker'

OAKHURST – After four months of hard work and weekend rehearsals, three local students took the stage last month in the Valley Preforming Arts Council’s (VPAC) presentation of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Elseana Skowronski, Rebecca Casey and Tara Neil are mountain area dancers, and each bested a host of competitors to earn a spot in the production, featuring Sacramento ...

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New Hotel Coming To Oakhurst?

OAKHURST – What is going on along Highway 41 across from Todd’s Barbeque Cookhouse? Rumors are flying, so we contacted the Madera County Planning Department to learn more. According to documents at the Planning Department, Amrut Construction and Development of Pleasanton, Ca, has applied for permits to build a 180-room Holiday Inn Express.

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Mariposa County Sheriff Hires New Deputies

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released the 2013 annual statistics, and say they are fairly status quo to last year. Though they have noted an increase in DUI arrests and Animal Control responses, theft reports and crimes against children are down. “We are glad to see a decrease in both, especially reported child sex crimes,” says ...

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Vintage Chic Closes, Reincarnates Online

OAKHURST – The local “Eiffel Tower” at the southern entrance of town will soon be gone. After six years in business, Vintage Chic Boutique is closing the retail location and transforming into an internet business with a slight name change – the new shop online will be known as Vintage Chic Bohemia. Owner Trudy Truesdell Shields will remain at the ...

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Free Event For Home Gardeners

MADERA – Learn how to care for your camellias at a free workshop hosted by Madera County Master Gardeners on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Master Gardener Carole Chavin will demonstrate the care and feeding of these beautiful flowering plants at the Madera Community College Center, 30277 Avenue 12, Room 3A, located at the rear of ...

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Learn To Prune Fruit Trees At Free Workshop

MARIPOSA – To get the best out of your fruit trees, you have to give them the best care with the right tools at the right time of the year. That right time is now. Mariposa Master Gardeners present a free workshop on pruning presented by fruit tree specialist and Farm Advisor Maxwell Norton Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. ...

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Learn To Prune Fruit Trees At Free Workshop

MARIPOSA – To get the best out of your fruit trees, you have to give them the best care with the right tools at the right time of the year. That right time is now. Mariposa Master Gardeners present a free workshop on pruning presented by fruit tree specialist and Farm Advisor Maxwell Norton Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. ...

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Free Event For Home Gardeners

MADERA – Learn how to care for your camellias at a free workshop hosted by Madera County Master Gardeners on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Master Gardener Carole Chavin will demonstrate the care and feeding of these beautiful flowering plants at the Madera Community College Center, 30277 Avenue 12, Room 3A, located at the rear of ...

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