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Water/Boating Safety On The Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Hot summer weather has arrived, prompting many of us to get out and enjoy the rivers, streams and lakes on the Sierra National Forest. These waterways continue to be fed by the melting snows over the high Sierra. The Upper Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced rivers continue to run with swift and extremely cold water, while Bass, Shaver, ...

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Board-Certified Podiatrist Joins Adventist Health In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Adventist Health welcomes board-certified podiatrist Craig Aaronson, D.P.M. to Adventist Health Medical Office – Oakhurst East. Dr. Aaronson began seeing patients in Oakhurst in last month. Bringing more than 34 years of experience to his medical practice, Dr. Aaronson specializes in podiatric medicine and surgery, including diabetic foot concerns, foot and nail maintenance, heel pain and flat foot ...

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Celebration Of Life For Charles “Chuck” Walling, Jr.

Loving brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Charles “Chuck” L. Walling Jr. passed from this life on April 4, 2019. Chuck was preceded in death by his older sister Jean Marie Peoples (Walling), his wife Helen Walling and his granddaughter Maegan Walling. He is survived by his four sons, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Chuck was born in Tulsa, Okla. ...

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Strategic Wildfire Mitigation Includes Major Fuel Break Project

NORTH FORK — Several fires in the last few years, including the Courtney Fire (2014), Railroad Fire (2017), and Mission Fire (2017), posed significant risks to public health and safety and destroyed homes and infrastructure. In many cases, defensible space and thinned areas made the difference in preventing further high severity fire and economic loss. The Madera Strategic Wildfire Mitigation ...

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Elder Abuse Legal Workshop Informed By Casey Casem’s Family Troubles

OAKHURST — Martha Patterson, a local certified elder care attorney, says one of the most rewarding experiences of her 35-year legal career was helping Kerri and Julie Kasem visit their dad, Casey Kasem, towards the end of his life. In that case, she was instrumental in Kerri Kasem obtaining conservatorship over her father’s medical care. At a special workshop at ...

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First Bear Incidents This Season In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — There have been three bear incidents so far this season with a total property damage of $190. One bear has been hit by a vehicle near Foresta. Compared to this same week in 2018 (the lowest year on record for bear incidents), bear incidents in 2019 are the same as last year, and damage amounts (in dollars) are ...

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‘Visions Of The Stone Monkeys’ Yosemite Climbing Culture Talk

MARIPOSA — The speaker series surrounding A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley continues at the Mariposa Museum with climber and photographer Dean Fidelman on Friday, June 21 at 6 pm. Featuring artifacts from iconic first climbing ascents in Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Museum and History Center and Yosemite Climbing Association installed A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley in ...

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Blue Skies Trio And Green Machine Headline Outdoor Concerts

Written by Andy Roberts – MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council presents another fine weekend of concerts this Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring the Blue Skies Trio with vocalist Amy Duke on Friday, June 21 and the California reggae jam staple Green Machine on Saturday, June 22. Inspired by the classic piano-bass-drum trios and small Jazz combos of the ...

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North Fork Town Hall Meeting At Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Fork. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the North Fork Rancheria, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire, and the Sheriff’s Office. Also making presentations will be Nichole Mosqueda of Camarena Health, Stephanie Anagnoson ...

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Solo-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic At Rocky Cut On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Traffic was backed up following a solo-vehicle accident early Sunday evening on Highway 41 in the area known locally as the Rocky Cut, about halfway between the 22 Mile House and Road 200. Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, CHP was called to the scene of a vehicle off the east side of the roadway ...

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