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2021 Virtual Academic Pentathlon a Success!

MADERA COUNTY – The second virtual Madera County Academic Pentathlon concluded with an online Super Quiz after a full morning of testing on Saturday, March 13.  Rivergold Elementary School was the victor in this year’s 7th grade competition and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School (MLK) was the champion in the eighth grade competition. This is MLK’s first overall team ...

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Emily Dayhoff; 2021 Bearss Fellowship Award Recipient         

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the 2021 Edwin C. Bearss History Fellowship has been awarded to Emily Dayhoff. Emily is a Park Ranger who works in Yosemite National Park’s Division of Interpretation and Education, and specializes in cultural demonstration. In addition to being a full-time Park Ranger in Yosemite, Dayhoff is working on her Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage ...

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Cinnamon Sticky Buns: The Perfect Easter Breakfast Treat

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There are no alarms set and you are cuddled up in bed after a good night’s sleep. It’s late morning and there is nowhere to go, no rushing around to do. No school bus, no work to be done, just relaxing at home with loved ones. However, breakfast is calling your name. Your stomach rumbles as your stumble toward the ...

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Madera County Mountain Community Destinations Reawaken

Bass Lake springs into action with Miller’s Landing Resort and The Forks Resort opening for the season today, March 26. Plus, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is scheduled to roar out of the station Thursday, April 1.   BASS LAKE, CA  – Located 14-miles from the south gate entrance of Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake is known for sparkling warm water, ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Winter Continues

Image of Yosemite Valley in the winter.

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the retreat of winter in Yosemite as spring approaches. But Yosemite remains unpredictable. This past week, colder temperatures – along with more snow and precipitation – returned, bringing beautiful winter views to the park once again, along with welcome additions to the Sierra snowpack as California prepares for yet another year of drought conditions. ...

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Peach Blossom Festival Goes Virtual

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FRESNO — A time-honored tradition in the Central Valley for over 60 years is rolling with the pandemic punches and going virtual this year. Fresno State knows the importance of exposure to higher education and public speaking at an early age. For 62 years, Fresno State has done its part in cultivating this exposure for Central Valley’s elementary-aged children. Organizers ...

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Mariposa Arts Council

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Arts Council is looking for new members to join and support their work reopening public programming, implementing Creative Placemaking projects, and expanding arts education initiatives. The Arts Council is anxious to bring back in-person public programming and cultural events to Mariposa and is closely following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of California ...

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Vaccine Appointments Available

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has vaccine appointments available this weekend. To check for eligibility and available times visit http://www.maderacounty.com/covid19vaccine. Related Story: B.1.1.7 Variant Found in Madera County If you are in need of assistance or are unable to access the website call 311.

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B.1.1.7 Variant Found in Madera County

B.1.1.7 Variant Detected in Madera County. Public is Advised to Continue Taking Preventive Measures and Get Vaccinated MADERA – Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has been notified by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that a county resident tested positive for the B.1.1.7 variant, also known as the U.K. variant. The individual completed their isolation period and ...

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Event to Benefit Small Business

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler and the Madera County Mountain Community Chambers will be sponsoring and event to assist local small business owners who have been effected by COVID-19. Join Supervisor Wheeler and the Small Business Administration (SBA) via zoom on Thursday March 25th, 2021 at noon to learn more about SBA programs to assist ...

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