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Where’s Waldo This Summer Season? Right Here!

OAKHURST — Where’s Waldo? In Oakhurst, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including Branches Books, Sierra Tel, ...

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Cal Fire Warns Of Dangers As 4th Of July Approaches

SACRAMENTO – Fourth of July is synonymous with sun, fun, barbeque and fireworks. Cal Fire reminds everyone to do their part to have a safe holiday and help prevent wildfires and injuries caused by fireworks. Two out of five fires on the 4th of July are caused by fireworks, more than any other cause of fires. Most of these incidents ...

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Celebration Of Life For Betty Lou Moffitt

A resident of Mariposa since the early 1960s, cherished matriarch and beloved friend Betty Lou Moffitt passed away from complications of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in November, 2018. Betty Lou was an accomplished child prodigy, concert pianist and teacher, watercolor artist and photographer. Her artwork sold throughout California. She also was a gifted rider, trainer and breeder of Quarter Horses. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 24 to Sunday, June 30, 2019. Coarsegold narcotics  On Monday, June 24 at 6:37 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding found narcotics. An item was recovered and booked for destruction. The case was closed. North ...

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Holiday Campfire Safety Helps Prevent Wildfires

CLOVIS — Will you be celebrating our nation’s independence over the 4th of July holiday weekend with a visit to the Sierra National Forest? Activities such as camping, backpacking and picnicking in the great outdoors often include the enjoyment of a campfire to provide warmth on cool evenings or for roasting marshmallows and basking in the glow of the flames ...

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Boat Parade And Fireworks At Bass Lake Independence Day

BASS LAKE — What’s up for Independence Day? Up in the sky it’s professional fireworks and on the ground — festivities at Bass Lake including the brilliant boat parade plus friends, families and plenty of fun for this 4th of July holiday. The boat parade starts at 7 p.m. near the entrance to Willow Cove and moves toward The Pines ...

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Get Your Loggers Jamboree Tickets From Would-Be Royalty

NORTH FORK – Have you purchased your tickets to the 60th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree on Saturday, July 6? If not, you’ll want to pick them up soon, preferably from one of this year’s candidates for Jamboree Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger. Ten young people, ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 15, will compete for the three honors. The ...

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Celebration Of Life For Katherine Lea Jones

Katherine Lea Jones of Oakhurst, California passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 84. ‘Kathy,’ as she was known to her friends, was born in Oklahoma on July 28, 1934. She grew up in Tulare County, California, and graduated from Dinuba High School in 1952. Kathy was a resident of Oakhurst for 57 years. After a ...

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Celebration Of Life For James “Jimmy” Trimble

Sunday June 16th. Father’s Day. It began as a great day for many of us, until the news began to filter out that Jimmy Trimble had been killed instantly in a motorcycle accident near his home away from home in Baja, Mexico. Jimmy was a well-loved and deeply respected member of the foothill community for many years. James Trimble was ...

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Today’s Actions Affect Tomorrow’s National Forests And Local Communities

By Dean Gould, Forest Supervisor, Sierra National Forest and Rachel Smith, Acting Forest Supervisor, Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument —  SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The Sierra and Sequoia National Forests cover nearly 2.5 million acres and almost half of the state’s population lives within a four-hour drive of these forests. Even if you don’t visit one of these forests, ...

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