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Please Don't Come To This Fundraiser

NORTH FORK – Gina Runyan is considered by the residents she serves as “North Fork’s favorite contract mail lady.” But after a gnarly accident on Cascadel Road on Friday, Dec.19, she is without wheels. Though Gina was knocked out during the crash, she did survived with bumps and bruises and some major headaches, but her truck is now down for ...

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Visitors Bureau Debuts 2015 Visitors Guide

OAKHURST – The latest edition of the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Guide has been released for 2015, featuring a cover photograph by noted Yosemite photographer Michael Ambrose. “We are excited to release our 2015 Visitors Guide,” says Rhonda Salisbury, CEO for Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. “Our theme this year is ‘dream big’ which coincides with California’s ‘dream big’ initiative for tourism. ...

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Sierra National Forest to Participate In Rose Parade

CLOVIS – To cap off the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, the U.S. Forest Service will participate in the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena on Jan. 1st. “The Forest Service entry will be a celebration of the Wilderness Act, the historic role of packers in supporting wild land firefighters and other back country operations ...

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CHP Asks For DUI/Fatality Free Holiday

SACRAMENTO – With holiday celebrations upon us, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing for this heavily-traveled time of year by educating the motoring public about safety on our roadways. As part of its upcoming Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) the CHP is reminding travelers to buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the wheel, and always ...

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Single Vehicle Crash Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – A sharp corner, a bit of fog and an inexperienced driver led to a single vehicle accident this afternoon on Road 223. An 18-year-old driver, who was eastbound on Road 223 (Teaford Saddle) and not familiar with the dangerous curve just past Road 420 (Thornberry Road) crashed her Ford F150 off the right side of the road ...

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Cal Fire Sponsors Student Poster Contest

CALIFORNIA – Trees are an essential part of California’s climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and California ReLeaf are announcing the annual statewide Arbor Week poster contest for ...

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Master Gardener Of The Year Honored

MARIPOSA – Ingrid Angelini has been named Mariposa Master Gardener of the Year for her many contributions to the University of California-affiliated volunteer organization. She created the wall-size display for the Mariposa County Fair, which showed the history of the Cooperative Extension program, the parent of Master Gardeners.

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Master Gardners Tree Pruning Workshop

CATHEYS VALLEY – It’s time to sign up for the annual, free, home-orchard pruning demonstration presented by the Mariposa Master Gardeners. Maxwell Norton, Merced County Director and Farm Advisor, conducts the class, explaining why you need to do it, how to do it, and the right tools to use.

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Free Workshop On Tree Pruning

CATHEYS VALLEY – It’s time to sign up for the annual, free, home-orchard pruning demonstration presented by the Mariposa Master Gardeners. Maxwell Norton, Merced County Director and Farm Advisor, conducts the class, explaining why you need to do it, how to do it, and the right tools to use.

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Chamber Names Persons Of The Year

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, and Executive Director’s awards. “The entire Eastern Madera County mountain community is invited to join us as we celebrate and honor the 2014 award recipients, recognize the 2014 outgoing chamber board ...

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