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Rivergold Elementary Hires New Principal

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Allen Riedel has been hired as Principal for Rivergold Elementary School, Pending Board approval on September 12, 2022. COARSEGOLD – Yosemite Unified School District announced at a Press Conference and Staff Meeting that Allen Riedel has been hired as Principal for Rivergold Elementary School, pending Board approval on September 12, 2022. Allen is a lifelong educator from the central coast ...

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Free First-Class Entertainment At The Madera District Fair

“The Madera District Fair, September 8-11, 2022 is Jam-Packed with FREE First-Class Entertainment. Three Bands Per Night on Two Different Stages” MADERA — The Madera Fair has become known for its first-class FREE entertainment with your paid fair admission. This year that tradition continues with two legendary bands from the 60s and 70s and a top country music act with ...

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Major Project Coming To Hwy 41

California Allocates More Than $2.2 Billion for Transportation Infrastructure, $21.5 million allocated to Hwy. 41 In Madera County   SAN JOSÉ — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $2.2 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state at its August meeting. The allocation includes more than $1.6 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Is Now Hiring

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YOSEMITE — Yosemite Unified School District is a great place to work and there are multiple job openings available. You may work in classrooms as a teaching assistant (also known as a paraeducator or paraprofessional) helping students learn. See video below. The district also needs teachers to help students reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. YUSD needs great ...

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Final Weekend! MOTG Presents Good Medicine and Roger Perry

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MARIPOSA — For the final weekend of Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green for the 2022 season, Good Medicine return on Friday, August 26, and Roger Perry will play Saturday, August 27. Good Medicine (see video below) are led by husband and wife duo Frank and Debbie Sipes. Deb plays guitar and Frank plays bass. They’re both singer/songwriters ...

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Ponderosa Receives USDA Funding for Fiber Optic Upgrades

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O’NEALS — Ponderosa Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded funding to improve its rural infrastructure. This award will assist in Ponderosa’s mission of delivering quality communications solutions by moving its customers from a copper-based network to a fiber-optic connection. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $6.4 million loan and a $6.4 million grant ...

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RCRC Announces Winner of Sixth Annual Photo Contest

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SACRAMENTO – The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Rural County Photo Contest, with this year’s first place prize going to Jay Coberly for his spectacular photo of a mountain range and surrounding valley in Inyo County. Photographers, amateur and professional alike, from all over California submitted photographs in this year’s ...

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Celebration Of Life For Virgil Lepley

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Virgil Leroy Lepley – January 15, 1942 – July 30, 2022 Virgil peacefully left this earth at his Coarsegold home on July 30th, 2022 to join his Mother Mary Belle, Father Virgil J. Lepley, and brothers Bobbie Lepley and Danny Lepley. Virgil was born in Indianola, Iowa, and was raised on a potato farm.  After his father’s untimely death when ...

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Teen Fatality At Thousand Island Lake

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MADERA COUNTY–At approximately 8pm on August 10, 2022, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a teenage subject who had gone missing from his hiking party near Thousand Island Lake. Thousand Island Lake, part of the Ansel Adams Wilderness in eastern Madera County, is at an elevation of 9,833 with 10,000-foot peaks surrounding it. https://goo.gl/maps/   The ...

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Traffic Advisory – State Route 140 in Mariposa County

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Caltrans Conducting Slope Repair Project Along State Route 140 in Mariposa County To Begin August 22 and Conclude in November of 2022 MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct a slope repair project on State Route 140 near the community of Briceburg in Mariposa County. The project is needed to restore the integrity of the slope ...

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