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Planning Meeting On Proposed Sky Ranch RV And Camp Site

OAKHURST – With the possibility of a big recreational development coming to the Sky Ranch area north of town, some people are delighted with the idea of a new destination location while others have expressed concerns. Now, an important county meeting is set, and the public is invited to attend and potentially influence the outcome. An RV resort and camping ...

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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night: Clue At Golden Chain

OAKHURST — Will it be the library, the lounge, the kitchen or the conservatory? Plum with a knife, Mustard with a rope, or Peacock with a revolver? Whom-or-whatever it turns out to be, theater-goers are virtually guaranteed to have the time of their lives figuring out the rules of death, as the Golden Chain Theatre presents an interactive whodunit, Clue. ...

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Yosemite Rockfall Year in Review: 2018

By Greg M. Stock —  YOSEMITE — Yosemite faced a number of challenging events in 2018, including floods and fires. Fortunately, serious rockfalls were not among them. Forty-one events (including rockfalls, rockslides, and debris flows) were documented in 2018, below the recent (2006-2017) average of 53 events per year, and less than half of that documented in 2017. Rockfalls in ...

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One Of These Nominees Will Be North Fork Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK – This marks the 40th year that the town of North Fork will choose its Citizen of the Year. The dinner and award ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 2, at the North Fork Town Hall. Local residents are given the opportunity each year to nominate those among them who have made notable contributions to the town and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Feb. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Coarsegold theft from vehicle On Monday, Jan. 28 at 8:23 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucy Lane regarding theft from a vehicle. A report was written, evidence obtained and case ...

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Cancer Never Sleeps And Neither Do We

By Therese Righter — O’NEALS — On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure, bringing together all of the mountain communities, businesses, and schools for a great purpose — to support the American Cancer Society in its mission to fight cancer. The Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Jan. 27

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 21 to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Oakhurst warrant arrest On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 4:12 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Civic Circle to assist California Highway Patrol. One female subject was found to have an outstanding ...

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YHS Mock Trial Wins County, Heads To State

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School won the 2018-2019 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial competition held on Jan. 17, 24 and 26 in the Madera Superior Courthouse. YHS battled Liberty, Madera, and Madera South High Schools in what turned out to be YHS’ second consecutive County championship and 28th win overall in the 35 year history of the ...

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Work Begins On Yosemite Plaza At Highway 41 And Yosemite Springs Parkway

Written by William Miller – COARSEGOLD – After years of ground preparation, a long-planned business venture is about to begin at the corner of Highway 41 and Yosemite Springs Parkway. Work is set to begin next week on a service station and 3,000 square-foot convenience store, said property owner Hershel Noonkester during a site visit on Tuesday. He said that ...

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Kickoff Event For 20th Anniversary Of Local Relay For Life

MOUNTAIN AREA — This year marks the 20th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in our mountain community and now, the event is evolving with a new name, new look, and a new location. Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for ...

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