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Oak Tree Care and Maintenance: Summer Practices

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By Ron Allen, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County MARIPOSA — With warm, dry months ahead, many folks around Mariposa County with oak trees by their house or on their landscape might be asking how best to ensure the health of those trees. The short and happy answer is that you do not need to do too much. But you should ...

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Oakhurst Democratic Club Awards $500 to 4 Area Graduating Seniors

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Democratic Club has presented $500 awards to four mountain-area graduating seniors. Three of the students are from Yosemite High School: Riley Hardison, Saige Jackson and Andie Miller. One Minarets High School student, Rebecca Townsend, also received the award. The Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award is granted to students graduating from Yosemite, Minarets or Glacier High School ...

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Minarets Drama Presents She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

O’NEALS — The school buildings at Minarets High may be closed, but the show must go on! Minarets Drama is proud to present “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms.” The show will premiere live Friday at 6:30 p.m. on the Minarets High School Facebook page and will also air on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Viewing will be free, but donations are ...

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Madera County Reports 4 More Cases Thursday; 14 New Cases This Week

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 98.In terms of new local cases, it’s been one of the worst weeks since the pandemic began. MCDPH has confirmed 14 new cases since Monday, four to five a day for the past three days, ...

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Update: Bass Lake’s July 4th Fireworks Show Canceled

BASS LAKE — It’s official: The 2020 July 4 fireworks show at Bass Lake has been canceled.After 24 hours of conflicting reports about whether the popular event will be allowed to take place this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bass Lake Chamber posted late Thursday on its Facebook page: “It’s with a lot of sadness that we’re announcing that ...

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Body’s By Boyd Opening New Location in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Body’s By Boyd is pleased to announce we are officially open at our new location at 49643 Hartwell Rd. in Oakhurst. Our new facility is 16,100 square feet, more than triple the size of our previous building. We have installed all new state-of-the-art equipment including a GFS Ultra spray booth, Kaeser air center compressor system, GFS prep stations, ...

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Report: Still Hope for 2020 Fireworks Show at Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — The on-again, off-again fireworks show at Bass Lake may be on again.Although Supervisor Tom Wheeler and Undersheriff Tyson Pogue said Wednesday during a virtual Town Hall meeting that the fireworks show had to be cancelled because of COVID-19 — and crowd — concerns, Robert Macaulay, Wheeler’s chief of staff, clarified the situation on Thursday. “Members of the ...

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Director: Daily Average Spiking; 4 More Cases Confirmed Wednesday

MADERA — Madera County reported four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 94.“The last two days we’ve had nine new cases, which has been higher than our daily average,” said Sarah Bosse, the County’s health director. “We’re watching that closely.” Bosse said that since the pandemic began, the county has been averaging ...

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Tentative Trial Date Set in Lee Murder Case

MADERA — Robert Eugene Moye, the North Fork man charged in the July 2019 murder of prominent Mono tribal elder Gaylen Lee, was arraigned in Madera County Superior Court on Wednesday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moye, 47, appeared in Department 22 via video hookup for an informational hearing and to formally be advised of all of the charges against ...

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Madera County Reports 5 New Cases Tuesday; Total Countywide Up to 90

MADERA — The total number of COVID-19 cases in Madera County rose to 90 Tuesday as county health officials reported five new cases.Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) said the county’s latest virus victims include two men and three women ranging in age from their 20s to 50s. All but one is believed to have contracted the virus via ...

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