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Celebration of Life for Nora Janet Griffiths

Nora Janet Griffiths, age 76, was born in Los Angeles and was a current resident of Oakhurst as well as a member of Sierra Pines Church. Nora passed away November 20, 2020, at Clovis Memorial Hospital due to the effects of the COVID-19 virus. She is preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Pusateri and her father, Samuel Pusateri, PhD. ...

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New Initiative Promotes Research into Fire and Forests

SACRAMENTO – Dec. 3, 2020 – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Fire Research and Outreach have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize an agreement to partner on research related to critical forest and fire issues. Highlighted by the recent large and damaging wildfires plaguing the state, the program ...

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Toys For Tots Annual Toy RoundUp

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Christmas is a special and joyous time every year, especially for the children. Not so. however, if you receive no presents. That’s where Toys for Tots comes in. The Marine Corps has been supplying less fortunate children in California with toys for Christmas since 1947. This Saturday, December 5, is your chance to help the ...

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“Hometown Christmas at Madera Fair”

MADERA COUNTY – A community Hometown Christmas Drive Thru is under preparation for Madera County families. Gates open, Dec. 10th, 11th and 12th  from 5:00-9:00PM nightly Local lights, sights and treats including the Madera Christmas Light Parade “reimagined” under the organization of Madera Evening Lions Club, a Nativity scene provided by Madera Ministerial Association and local treats from tamales to ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Panum Crater Near Mono Lake

Image of Panum Crater near Mono Lake.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node291 A short distance east of Yosemite, and just beyond the south shore of Mono Lake lies a series of volcanic craters, some as old as 40,000 years, created by rhyolitic eruptions. The newest of these is Panum Crater – believed to have formed only 650 years ago. Panum’s eruptions produced lava ...

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Long Time Local Business to Close Due to Covid-19

Image of Graydon Kennels.

COARSEGOLD – Dec. 1, 2020 – Amanda Steen, Co Owner of Graydon Kennels is announcing the difficult decision to close her Father’s legacy. Our small business is closing December 31st, 2020 due to the struggles of the COVID Pandemic. “I want to thank all clients who supported Graydon Kennels throughout the years and after my Father passed away in 2018.” ...

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SBA Disaster Assistance Available to California Private Nonprofit Organizations

SACRAMENTO – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in California following President Trump’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of wildfires that occurred Sept. 4 – Nov. 17, 2020, announced Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for ...

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Saturday Night Crash on Rd. 426 Results in Fatality

OAKHURST – On Sat. Nov. 28th, 2020 at approximately 9:25 pm a 1998 Toyota Tacoma travelling westbound on Road 426, west of Meadow View Drive at a high rate of speed lost control after not being able to negotiate a curve in the road. The Toyota then overturned after going up an embankment and then slid down a second embankment. ...

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Additional FEMA Help Approved for Nine California Counties

SACRAMENTO – Additional help has been approved for nine California counties ravaged by the September/October wildfires. The following assistance, approved Nov. 25, is added to the Oct. 16 presidential disaster declaration for the wildfire period Sept. 4 through Nov. 17, 2020: • Del Norte County for Public Assistance, including direct federal assistance. • Fresno, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, and ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Helps Honor Veterans

By Adee Fouch, Coarsegold 4-H Reporter OAKHURST – Coarsegold 4-H, Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Boy Scouts gathered at Oakhill Cemetery in Oakhurst, California to raise and lower hundreds of flags on November 11, 2020. We did this in order to honor our Veterans, who are people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. ...

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