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Logger's Jamboree – Killian Family Grand Marshalls

The Killians, Jane, Buck, John Amy Max, Kim, Shane, Bootsie, Mike and Briand have been named Grand Marshals for the 2012 Loggers Jamboree, in recognition of their long-time support and involvement with the Jamboree as well as logging and its collateral professions. Photo courtesy of Roger Robinette

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Tom Wheeler To Hold Town Hall Meeting in Ahwahnee

Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be holding a Town Hall Meeting tonight in Ahwahnee from 6-8 p.m. at the Wasuma Union Elementary School Cafeteria, 43109 Hwy 49. Discussion topics will include: – Update on the proposed Eastern Madera County SPCA facility across from Ahwahnee Park – Update on the Madera County 2012-13 Budget – Update on the State Rural Fire Fee ...

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It's A Walmart. No, It's A Target…

Everybody seems to know what’s going on over there just east of Kaiser on Highway 49, where they’re shoving all that dirt around. And they’re just sure about it. One woman at Kaiser told me that it was a Target store. “I should know, my husband is working over there.” Another person in Vons announced in no uncertain terms, right ...

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Fire Burning Near Hornitos

The “Gaines Fire,” burning near the town of Hornitos has burned 1,667 acres and is now 100% contained, as of the most recent update at 6:45pm on Thursday. The fire started at about 12:45pm on Tuesday, June 12th at Mount Gaines Road and Hornitos Road, Northwest of Catheys Valley, near the community of Hornitos. The cause of the fire has ...

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Live Music at the North Fork Pizza Factory

The Pizza Factory in North Fork has started a new tradition – Live Music on Tuesday Nights! Every Tuesday, one of the local groups comes out to entertain, and it is a treat to have live music in North Fork this summer! Performers so far have included: Amy Duke, accompanied by Dave Novell of Sugar Pine fame; the very lively ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training For Your Dog

Still teaching your dog to avoid rattlesnakes the old fashioned way? Kellen Rescue is offering a workshop to be held at Oakhurst Cause for Paws that could save your pet’s life. It’s that time of year again when rattlesnakes are out and about and very active, which may cause your dog to become very curious, and that curiosity could prove ...

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Camarena Health Comes To Oakhurst

Camarena Health, the largest provider of primary care services in Madera County, is coming to Oakhurst, bringing local jobs, and providing another choice for health care in the mountain area. They will be holding a Job and Health Fair in their new location in the Sierra Star parking lot, former home of Fullmer’s Appliances at 49185 Road 426, on Saturday, ...

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Children's Museum of the Sierra

Located in Oakhurst, California, 24 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, is the latest “fascination station.” The 4,000 square-foot museum is packed with a variety of activities to occupy the hands and minds of young people of all ages.

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Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park

Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park recaptures the flavor of 19th Century life in the Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains of Central California. Eastern Madera County is the southern end of the historic Mother Lode gold fields, but the people who settled here came not so much for gold, but to build their lives and raise their families, making their ...

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The Sierra Mono Museum

The North Fork Mono Families incorporated in 1966 to form the Sierra Mono Museum for the purpose of preserving Tribal history. The museum offers both static and living history experiences. The doors have been open to the public since 1971.

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