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Bass Lake Water Levels

Bass Lake Water Levels Managed to Reduce Impacts of Critically Dry Year, Expect Lower but Steady Summer Water Levels FRESNO, CA —Bass Lake water levels are projected to be about 7 feet lower than normal this summer due the critically dry year in California. “PG&E is managing water at Bass Lake to balance the needs of recreation, the environment, power ...

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In Preparation for Fire Season, Off the Grid Launches Local Food Responders Program

Bay Area Company Brings Award-Winning Disaster Relief Efforts to Madera and Mariposa County Expanding its Network with Local Restaurants, Food Truck Operators, Caterers and Food Purveyors to Feed Locals when Disaster Strikes, Off the Grid (OTG), the Bay Area’s premier food truck and catering experience company, is preparing Madera and Mariposa County for wildfire season well before disaster strikes. The ...

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Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval Appointed President of California State University, Fresno

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FRESNO — The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D., to serve as the ninth president of California State University, Fresno. Jiménez-Sandoval currently serves as interim president of Fresno State. “From providing world-class, transformational educational opportunities, to conducting cutting-edge research, to uniting our entire community in support of athletic teams, Fresno State makes a profound ...

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Free Day-Use Passes For Lakes McClure and McSwain

Free day-use passes for Lakes McClure and McSwain now available at Mariposa County Library MARIPOSA – Library cards in Mariposa County will now let you check out a lot more than books. Under a new program, card-holders can now check out Lakes McClure and McSwain for fishing, biking, boating, picnicking and more. Beginning in June single day-use passes for Lakes ...

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Oakhurst Stabbing Suspect Arrested

OAKHURST –  Robert Long was arrested on Friday May 21st by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office for felony assault with the infliction of great bodily injury, a hate crime; felony criminal threats, a hate crime; felony evading arrest; and two counts of resisting arrest. Related Story: DA Moreno’s Letter To The Community These charges stem from conduct that occurred April 30th ...

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Delays Expected On State Route 49

One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected on State Route 49 MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct one-way traffic control for road work this week at two locations on State Route 49. • Crews will perform grinding operations from the Madera/Mariposa County line to Varain Road from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning Monday, May 24 to ...

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Yosemite Valley Prescribed Burn

Yosemite National Park Fire Crews are planning for a 439-acre prescribed burn in Yosemite Valley this week. YOSEMITE – The project will focus on seven units east of El Capitan Crossover toward Leidig Meadow. Depending on weather and air quality, this project is planned to start today, Monday May 24, 2021. Ignition could last three days with smoke lingering in ...

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Introducing the 2021 Valedictorians

Submitted by Minarets Press Staff Though Minarets is known for having multiple valedictorians at each graduation, this year’s group is one of the largest the school has ever seen. The graduating class of 2021 will have the following six valedictorians: Justin Bowe, Briley Dahlem, Lillian Kier, Jessica McGrail, Francine Soliz, and Johanna Ziegler. Each valedictorian has been selected based on ...

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Minarets Press Wins at Central Valley Gruner Awards

Submitted by Jolene Anderson and Mia Hipwood, Student Journalists for Minarets Press Each year, Central Valley journalists are recognized through the Gruner Awards, and this year two student journalists from Minarets Press were awarded first place in the high school categories. Timothy Drachlis, organizer of the Gruner Awards and the Tatarian Journalism Chair at Fresno State, explained that the Gruner ...

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