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Ackerson Meadow Restoration Environmental Assessment for Public Review 

Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest Announce Release of the  Ackerson Meadow Restoration Environmental Assessment for Public Review Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest announce the release of the inter-agency Ackerson Meadow Restoration Project Environmental Assessment for public review through July 8, 2021. Related Story: Yosemite Announces Opening Of Civic Engagement For Restoration Project The Ackerson Meadow complex spans from ...

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Pet of the Week: Gunther the Cat

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Hi there, Gunther here! Are you looking for a super sweet guy? I am a big, loving ball of fur! I just need a lap and somebody to love me. I am a youngish guy who is past the kitten stuff but has a lot of years to share with you. Call the EMCSPCA at 559-683-1266 to learn more about me. ...

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Temporary Closure of Madera Community Hospital’s Emergency Department

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MADERA — Madera Community Hospital has been granted a flex waiver from the California Department of Public Health to close Emergency Services for ten hours, beginning midnight, June 9, until 10 a.m., June 10. The closure will accommodate the removal and replacement of the air handler serving the Emergency Department (ED). The first eight to twelve hours of the department ...

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Helping One Woman Oakhurst Announces New Recipient Carol Vayda

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Helping One Woman is excited to bring our community together again in celebration of Carol Vayda. Kindly note that HOW Oakhurst dinners have moved to Tuesday evenings. Space is limited, please remember to RSVP on They may not be able to accept people without a reservation. Join Helping One Woman Oakhurst in honoring recipient Carol Vayda. Carol is lovingly ...

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Effects of The Creek Fire on The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Gets a Closer Look on This New Episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens”

Wildfire devastation gives way to silver linings in the Sierra National Forest. This powerful new production explores the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, now a journey with front-row views of a forest in a state of rebirth.  NORTH FORK, CA – Another episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens” hits close to home for the mountain communities in California living with the ...

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New SONIC Drive-In

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Expands Sovereign Enterprises with The Coarsegold SONIC that will add new local jobs and bring additional economic growth opportunities for the Community  Oakhurst, CA— The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians announced the grand opening of the new SONIC® Drive-In at the Chukchansi Crossing Fuel Station & Travel Center—a state-of-the-art development that serves more ...

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Recipe of the Week: Sunshine Smoothie

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It’s that time of year again when nearly everyone wants to be outside all day, every day. These are the times kids have been waiting for all year long. The sun is shining bright in the sky, the flowers are blooming and the temperature is rising every minute. Spring and summer are typically full of fun, laughter, family and friends ...

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CAL FIRE Cautions Motorized Equipment Use Can Cause Fires

Mariposa – CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), would like to remind residents of the dangers of using motorized equipment near and around dry grass and on hot windy days. Here are some recommendations to help reduce your chances of starting a fire when operating motorized equipment: Do all yard maintenance that requires a gas or electrical motor before 10 a.m., ...

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China Wells Road Bridge On The Bass Lake Ranger District Temporarily Closed

China Wells (6S017) road bridge located on the Bass Lake Ranger District closed to replace damaged deck components found during routine inspection CLOVIS, CA., –  During our routine bridge inspections, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) bridge inspection team lead found that some deck components of the China Well Bridge were severely damaged.  Out of concern for public safety a need ...

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Celebration of Life for Allan Robert Davis

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On May 18, 2021, at the age of 70, Allan Robert Davis went to be with the Lord.  He was born on September 4th, 1950, in Sacramento, California, to Del Ray and Kathleen Davis.  He grew up in the Sacramento area. In 1970, as he traveled to Texas, he made a stop in Litchfield Park, Arizona, where he met the ...

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