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50th Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow Canceled

NORTH FORK – The board of directors at the Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center has made the “difficult” decision to cancel the 50th annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow. “The event, planned for August 1-2, 2020, is canceled due to the public health emergency, COVID-19,” said a press release issued Thursday by tribal officials. “Planning a large event ...

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Longtime Leader at Devils Postpile National Monument Retiring

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN — Deanna Dulen, longtime superintendent of Devils Postpile National Monument, has announced that she is retiring from the National Park Service at the end of May. Dulen started her career in 1979 as a seasonal firefighter with Olympic National Forest — a job that sparked her passion for the great outdoors and public service. She’s also worked as ...

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Madera County Gets Greenlight to Move to Stage 2.5

MADERA — Madera County has approval from the state to move to Stage 2.5 on the governor’s Roadmap to Re-opening. Local health officials submitted documentation to the state on this week (May 19) confirming the county’s ability to meet the readiness criteria set by the governor — and the County’s “attestation” was approved by the state Wednesday morning.At a press ...

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SNF Extends Closure Order to June 4; Opens Some Day-Use, Picnic Sites

MOUNTAIN AREA – The Sierra National Forest announced Wednesday (May 20) that most developed recreation sites within the National Forest will remain closed through June 4, 2020.  The Closure Order does not apply to trails, trailheads and general forest areas — and officials said “dispersed camping remains available and open for public use.” “Information on individual recreation sites and opportunities ...

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Supervisor Wheeler to Host Zoom Town Hall Wednesday

MOUNTAIN AREA – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday (May 27). The meeting, which will be conducted on Zoom, will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.The details for tuning into the online meeting are available at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85279998965 (Meeting ID: 852 7999 8965)Supervisor Wheeler is asking that constituents submit questions in ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Master Gardeners at the Mariposa Farmers’ Market

Picture of an apple sale at a farmers' market.

By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA — Remember the Mariposa Farmers’ Market? Now that the county is opening up, the Farmers’ Market will begin its annual schedule (every Wednesday, May though Oct.) starting — hopefully — May 20, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the bottom of 6th St. and Stroming Rd., adjacent to the Mariposa Creek Parkway ...

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Oakhurst CHP Resuming VIN Inspections

OAKHURST — The California Highway Patrol has announced that beginning this week, the Oakhurst area office’s VIN officers will be accepting appointments for VIN (vehicle identification number) inspections. Mountain area residents in need of a VIN verification may call the CHP office (658-6590) Monday through Friday during regular business hours to schedule an inspection. “We will have safety protocols during ...

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As Madera County Preps to Enter Stage 2.5, Total Cases Increase to 81

MADERA — The total number of COVID-19 cases in Madera County rose to 81 Tuesday as county health officials reported three new cases — two men in their 40s and one man in his 60s. All three of the latest cases were contracted through person-to-person transmission, according to the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH).County health officials also reported ...

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Sierra Art Trails ‘Open Studio Tour’ Postponed Until 2021

Picture of the Sierra Art Trail logo.

OAKHURST — Sierra Art Trails announced this week that the 18th annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application for Sierra Art Trails 2021 will go live on SmarterEntry.com on Feb. 1, 2021. If you are an artist who has already applied for 2020, your application fee will be ...

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