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New Sierra Tel Directory Showcases a Bit of Midpines History

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Sierra Tel, serving both Eastern Madera County and Mariposa County, announces that its 2023 telephone directory recounts the long history of Midpines Food and Gas. The directory story briefly recounts the times gone by of the 1926 Carstens building, located at the intersection of Carsten’s Road and Highway 140 in Midpines, that is now Midpines Food and ...

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Soroptimist ‘Dream It, Be It’ Conference Coming to Oakhurst

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OAKHURST — Get ready, ladies! The 8th Annual Soroptimist International of the Sierras Dream It, Be It Conference is returning to Oakhurst. All girls in grades 8 through 12 are highly encouraged to attend this free one-day event. This awesome conference, focusing on career support for girls, will be held at the Oakhurst Community Center. Saturday, January 21, from 8 ...

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LIFECYCLES: The Photography of Velda Ruddock & Wendy Denton

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OAKHURST — Metta Yosemite in Oakhurst is proud to present the artwork of two outstanding photographers. Come join us as we explore the fine art photography of Velda Ruddock and Wendy Denton in “LIFECYCLES.” Artists’ Reception February 24th. Click here for more information. About Metta Yosemite, by Jennifer Moss, Owner Metta Yosemite is the place in Oakhurst California for yoga ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: January 14th – 19th

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Movie Times for Saturday, January 14th – Thursday, January 19th Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily and play every 30 minutes through 7:15 p.m. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. A Man Called Otto Rated PG-13 – 2 hours 6 minutes Otto, a grumpy and strict ...

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Toca Madera Winery Presents John Pemberton

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MADERA — Great news, everyone! Live music Sundays are back at Toca Madera Winery. Tomorrow afternoon, country artist John Pemberton will be there playing all his favorite songs. The tasting room opens at 12 noon and live music starts at 1 p.m. Swing by to put that perfect finish to your weekend with amazing wine and music. Sunday, January 15, ...

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MLK Weekend Storm Watch

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Check below for weather alerts, road conditions including traffic collisions, closures and hazards, school closures, power outages and other emergencies as they happen. Related article: Wind, Rain and Snow Returning Today We will continue to update this article throughout the storm – stay safe!   Monday, January 16th, 2023 School Closures/Delays for 1.17.2023 Madera County Update for YUSD Update ...

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Wind, Rain And Snow Returning Today

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports that another round of winter storms will return to our area this weekend. A flood watch, winter storm warning, and a risk of excessive rainfall are all in place now. Rockslides, mudslides, and debris flow flooding are possible. Another atmospheric river will move into central California today, beginning with light rains. Saturday ...

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Three Fresno State Alumni Published Debut Books in 2022

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FRESNO STATE — Three alumni authors from Fresno State’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing published their debut books in 2022. In total, 22 alumni from the program — which offers advanced training in the writing of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction — have now published their debut books in the past seven years. “It’s an exciting time ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Seeks Input on New Installations

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Arts Council and the County Planning Department invite the public to review and share feedback on initial concepts for Mariposa County’s Caltrans’ Clean California public art project. Located in the town of Mariposa, this project entails two gateway features located at the southern and northern intersections of Highway 140 and Highway 49 and two murals. The ...

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Traffic Alert: One Way Traffic Control On Hwy 41

OAKHURST–The California Highway Patrol is reporting that one way traffic control is being implemented on Highway 41 near Cavin Lane. The closure affects the northbound lanes due to a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) power pole being replaced. They expect the work to take approximately two hours. We will update this article when more information is available.    

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