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Yosemite High Water Polo Season Wrap-Up

By YHS Correspondent —  OAKHURST — YHS boys and girls water polo ended their seasons with playoff losses, but took home both league MVP awards. CROSSWHITE AND McGOLDRICK NAMED North Sequoia League MVPs Seniors Sage Crosswhite and Sophia McGoldrick were selected as North Sequoia League (NSL) boys and girls MVPs, respectively. For McGoldrick, it is her second consecutive NSL MVP ...

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New Coaches And Strong Focus For Boys Soccer

By Colby Jobinger —  O’NEALS — Minarets Boys Soccer has had a big change this season since both teams — Varsity and Junior Varsity — got new head coaches. Previous Varsity Assistant Coach Juan Ibarra stepped up as the Head Coach for Varsity while his brother, Julio Ibarra, has taken the assistant coach spot. The Junior Varsity team will be ...

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What The Bears Are Up To In Yosemite

YOSEMITE —  As Yosemite National Park officials work to protect bears by reducing the number of incidents between bears and humans, bear activity in Yosemite National Park continues to decrease. Compared to this same week in 2017, the lowest year on record, bear incidents in 2018 are down by 43 percent and damage amounts in dollars are down by 64 ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Nov. 18

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 12, to Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Ahwahnee trash dump and vandalism to residence gate On Monday, Nov. 12 at 8:57 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 block of Sno Flake Lane for a report of a trash dump and ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Sweet Chocolaty Chip

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a super-sweet pit bull named Chip. “Aren’t I the cutest? Just like you need chocolate chips in your cookies, you need me in your life! “I’m a wiggly, happy youngster, about nine months old, weighing about between 55 – 70 pounds. I’m good with other ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Nov. 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Oakhurst report of suspicious vehicle leads to arrest at condemned house On Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:43 a.m. deputies responded for a report of a suspicious vehicle driving up the driveway of a condemned house ...

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Tenaya Lodge Ice Skating Rink Opening For The Season

FISH CAMP — The covered ice rink at Tenaya Lodge opens for the season this month, giving skaters the best of both worlds — shelter from the elements, yet still open to the great outdoors — and auspiciously close to bonfire, delicious food and tasty beverages for kids and adults, as well. Tenaya’s sparkling white ice rink measures an expansive 80-feet ...

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Toys For Tots Kicks Off In Eastern Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — As the holiday season begins to draw near, our local Marine Corps League Detachment 1121 members gear up for the annual campaign that has been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children since 1947. Now, the 2018 Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign in Eastern Madera County has begun with the placement of toy donation boxes ...

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OCI Focus On Staff: Laurel Duckworth

By Eileen Holladay —  OAKHURST — Laurel Duckworth says she became a teacher because she wanted to spend as much time as possible with her sons, Shane and Ian. Inspired by her own mother, also an educator, Mrs. Duckworth has been teaching for 20 years; this is her ninth year at Oak Creek Intermediate. She enjoys teaching math and PE, ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Nov. 7

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. This week, we are highlighting one of our safety officers, Zak Souders. Zak works to ensure the safety of the tree ...

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