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Historic Badger Boys Hoops’ Run Ends in Semis

By Gregg Dodderidge DELANO — The near improbable run of the Yosemite High Varsity Boys Basketball program ended last Tuesday in an 88-65 road loss to Delano. It marked the end of an historic season in YHS boy’s basketball annals. The Badgers (20-11) were seeded #14 in the CIF Central Section Division IV Boys Basketball playoffs. That meant that every game ...

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Badger Girls Lose Heartbreaker in Semi-Finals

By Gregg Dodderidge OAKHURST — The Badger Varsity Girls Basketball Program suffered a rare home loss last Wednesday in Oakhurst. YHS, playing as the #2 seed in the CIF Central Section Girls Division II Semi-Finals, hosted the #6 Seeded Mission Prep Lady Royals of San Luis Obispo at the Badger Gym. A win would propel the Lady Badgers into their ...

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Mariposa Man Seriously Injured in Suspected DUI Crash

BASS LAKE –A 25-year-old Mariposa man was transported to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries following a single-vehicle accident Friday night on Road 222. The incident, which happened about 9:30 p.m., resulted in the driver’s subsequent arrest for suspicion of D.U.I., according to a report issued by the California Highway Patrol. According to the CHP report, released Saturday afternoon, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Feb. 18 – Feb. 24

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, February 18, through Monday, February 24, 2020. Coarsegold Theft On Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:57 a.m., deputy dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a stolen wallet. Report written, evidence obtained and case closed. North Fork Warrant Arrest On tuesday, ...

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Hometown Hero: Soldier Welcomed Back from Afghanistan

FRESNO — Deputies from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office were among a contingent of well wishers greeting Army Specialist Ella Campbell at Fresno Yosemite International Airport as she returned home Thursday night from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. SPC Campbell is from Coarsegold and previously attended school at Yosemite High. “It was a privilege to help welcome you home ...

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‘Snow, Winter Weather’ Advisory Issued for Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford on Saturday reissued a Winter Storm Advisory for eastern Madera County as a blast of winter weather is expected to move in Saturday night, bringing snow and high winds to the mountain area. “A storm system originating in the Gulf of Alaska will bring much colder weather and precipitation to the ...

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Yosemite Program Develops Future ‘Environmental Leaders’

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK—A company teaching environmental science in some of the world’s most spectacular classrooms is seeking junior high- and high school-age participants for its upcoming Summer Backpacking programs in Yosemite National Park. The one- and two-week programs are offered through NatureBridge, a San Franciscco-based nonprofit that provides environmental-oriented outdoor education programs open to students entering 7th-12th grade. Led in ...

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9th Annual MS Bike-A-Thon Set for April 26 in Hornitos

HORNITOS — Organizers of the Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project have scheduled their 9th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon for Sunday, April 26 in the historic town of Hornitos. The popular event is open to the public and all ages are invited to participate. This year’s event again will also include runners and walkers. The course starts at Hornitos Park where ...

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Prescribed Burns Resume in Miami Creek-Lone Sequoia Area

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Bass Lake Ranger District announced Wednesday (Feb. 26) that fire officials plan to resume burning today in the Miami Creek-Lone Sequoia prescribed treatment unit. The area is located between Oakhurst and Wawona off Highway 41. “With weather and air quality conditions permitting, fire crews will start ignition on Wednesday,” said a press release from the district. ...

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Workshop to Spotlight Prescribed Burns on Private Lands

MARIPOSA — Do you have dead, dying or excess vegetation on your property? Would you like to protect your property from catastrophic wildfire? UCCE Mariposa is hosting a ‘Prescribed Fire on Private Lands’ workshop on March 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. Utilized properly, prescribed fire can be ...

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