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Victim Of Identity Theft And Extortion Attempt

Sheriff John Anderson Issues Fraud Alert MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning residents of yet another attempt to separate residents from their money. “It’s bad enough to fall victim to identity theft,” says Anderson. “Now the crooks who stole your identity are calling and trying to extort money from you.”

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St. Patricks Day At NF Town Hall

NORTH FORK – The Town Hall will be festooned in green for St. Patrick’s Day as the North Fork Boosters host a party and dance on Saturday, Mar. 15. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m., followed by dancing and games until 9 p.m. There will be games for the kids, Jello shots for the adults, ...

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Sustainable Forestry Practices Discussed

MARIPOSA – Steve Brink, Forester with Calforests, will make a presentation to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Mar. 18, at 9 a.m. at the Mariposa County Government Center. “Sustainable Forestry Practices for the Future” will be the subject of the presentation, and the public is invited to attend.

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The Willow Creek History Tour

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Coarsegold Historical Society is offering a new tour exploring the local area and its history. On May 17 and again on Sept. 20, The Willow Creek History Tour will explore the Willow Creek area near North Fork and Bass Lake, led by Marcia Penner Freedman, author of Willow Creek History – Tales of Cow Camps, ...

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Super Heroes Community Band Concert

OAKHURST – The Mountain Christian Center will play host to a free Community Band Concert on Sunday, Apr. 6 at 3 p.m. This special “Super Heroes” Spring Concert features themes from your favorite bigger-than-life heroes, including music from the Avengers, Superman, the Incredibles and Spiderman, as well as other music from Scherzo, Irish Tune from County Derry and many others. ...

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CDC Welcomes New Board Member

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Community Development Council (CDC) is pleased to welcome the Chawanakee Unified School District to the Board of Directors. The District’s representatives will be Claudia vanDenbergh, District Counselor, and Gayle Fain, Principal of North Fork School.

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Young Scientists Get Super Close Up

Submitted by Brook Bullock OAKHURST – Students at Mountain Home and Glacier High charter schools experienced what could be a once in a lifetime science opportunity recently, when a scanning electron microscope (SEM) was loaned to them, so nascent scholars could see what some of the world looks like, magnified 30,000 times.

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Shredding And E-Waste Disposal Day In YLP

COARSEGOLD – Get rid of your old TVs, computer monitors and other electronic equipment at a free paper shredding and E-Waste Disposal Day at the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse on Saturday, Mar. 15, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Ladies of the Lakes Women’s Club is sponsoring this event. The paper shredding ends at 11:30, but the E-Waste disposal truck will ...

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Winners Of Yosemite Short Film Contest

YOSEMITE – The first Youth in Yosemite Short Film Contest has announced its winners for 2014. “We received a wide array of entries celebrating Yosemite from many different perspectives and through unique film styles,” say organizers. “Judging is always exciting and of course, a very difficult task, and we thank everyone who participated as a judge and honor all of ...

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Drought Conditions Prompt Cal Fire To Increase Firefighter Staffing

Recent Rain Not Enough to Combat Drought Conditions SACRAMENTO – Despite recent rain, California has not received enough rainfall to make up for this winter’s dry weather pattern and the third dry year in a row. As a result, continued drought conditions and wildfires have required Cal Fire to hire several dozen seasonal firefighters earlier than normal across the Central ...

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