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Sand And Bags Available For Flood Protection

FOOTHILL COMMUNITIES – As extreme winter weather approaches with the threat of flooding, especially in areas affected by recent fires, the Sheriff’s Offices in Madera and Mariposa Counties are letting residents know where they can obtain sand and sandbags to protect their property. Residents must provide their own shovels. It is best to call ahead for Fire Stations, in case ...

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YLP Fire Dept Poster Contest Winners

Submitted by Ginnie Nash YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Thanks to the efforts of a local fire department and auxiliary volunteers, our youngest citizens continue to be well-educated, as students recently celebrated National Fire Prevention Week with an artsy spin. Nine student winners of a poster contest depicting fire prevention safety awareness from Rivergold Elementary and Coarsegold Elementary were awarded medals ...

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HOW Honors Leilani Cummings

OAKHURST – Leaders of the charitable organization Helping One Woman (HOW) have announced the January recipient of the club’s giving dinner is a young woman who has been a dedicated, long-time caregiver to many, including her recently deceased mother. HOW organizers say the January dinner will honor Leilani Cummings on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

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Cal Fire Hiring Fire Prevention Specialists

CALIFORNIA – Job seekers and invited to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for currently advertised jobs with Cal Fire. Cal Fire is looking for candidates to fill the position of Fire Prevention Specialists I & II. The bulletins for these positions were recently released and the final filling date is Dec. 30. Anyone interested in applying for these ...

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Wharton Wins Award

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School senior Jonathan Wharton was chosen recently as Student of the Month by Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary. Nominations are based on a variety of criteria, including academic achievement, character, community service, extra-curricular program participation and leadership. Wharton was nominated by YHS Spanish teacher Sr. Steve Browning.

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MASS Ski School Instructors And Ski Swap

YOSEMITE – Time for all-weather volunteers to suit up as Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) readies for the season with an instructor orientation, family ski swap, and instructor clinic day, all coming soon. MASS is currently looking for ski and snowboard instructors and support people to help out this season. No prior teaching experience is necessary, say organizers, since MASS ...

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Winter Storm Warnings Remain In Effect

SIERRA NEVADA – The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued an urgent winter weather message for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County Mountains. Travel in the higher elevations is said to be dangerous at this time.

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Spirited Celebration of Christmas At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST – Members behind one of the town’s local treasures are offering the chance for residents and visitors alike to slow down a little bit and celebrate the season the same way folks did in the 19th century, not that long ago. The Sierra Historic Sites Association (SHSA) will host their annual Christmas at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park ...

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Songs Of The Season This Saturday

NORTH FORK – Amidst poinsettias and Christmas greens, the North Fork Community Choir and the Sierra High Mountain Chorale will perform old favorites and new holiday music at the annual “Songs of the Season,” this Saturday at 7 p.m. in Kennedy Hall at North Fork School. This event has been a holiday favorite for 14 years, bringing a stirring end ...

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