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CHP: Maximum Enforcement Period Begins Today for the Thanksgiving Holiday

SACRAMENTO  – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to remind everyone to put safety ahead of turkey and trimmings this Thanksgiving. The CHP will be kicking off a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 28.  During the MEP, all available CHP officers will be on patrol, ...

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CAL FIRE – Keep an Eye on What’s Cooking this Thanksgiving

Mariposa – If harnessing your inner chef with creative culinary skills this Thanksgiving is at the top of your holiday to-do list, make sure you don’t leave your cooking area unattended so that cooking accidents can be avoided. According to FEMA’s National Data Center, cooking is the leading cause of all Thanksgiving Day fires and more than half (54%) of ...

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Celebration of Life for Scott Harold Erickson

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Husband, Dad, Poppy, Uncle. Scott Harold Erickson was met at Heaven’s gates by some good dogs on October 12, 2021. Scott was born and raised in Ahwahnee, CA. He lived his life as a man should. He worked hard and took care of his girls. He was a logger, CAT skinner and a wood cutter. A jack of all trades, ...

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The Week’s Events – Nov. 9 – 14

OAKHURST–Here’s a list of select events occurring this week. But wait! Don’t think this is a one-stop shop. Events often are added last-minute, and this article is a moving feast of things to do. Bookmark each week’s article in your browser and check back often. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Morning Yoga with Sarah 8:30 am – 9:30 am Oakhurst Community Center ...

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Weather Alert From PG&E

Mountain Communities – Our meteorology team is forecasting that a strong weather system and associated cold front will deliver gusty winds, rain, and high elevation mountain snow to Northern California later this afternoon and into tomorrow. Locally we expect to see moderate rainfall between midnight and 6 a.m. We urge our customers to prepare for storm conditions and to check ...

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101-Year-Old Coarsegold Volunteer is Making Blankets, Helping Veterans, and Spreading Hope

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By Maryann Enciso, Vice-Commandant, Marine Corps League #1121, Oakhurst, CA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Rose Cecilia Jurado was born on Nov. 28, 1919. She will celebrate her 102nd birthday this month. Rose is a community volunteer that likes to help veterans in the Mountain Communities. I got in touch with Rose via our Chaplain, Richard Lamontagne, who told me he met ...

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Celebration of Life for Jan Hannemann

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World traveler Janet (just call me Jan) Hannemann’s love of life and adventure did not come to an end with her death. Jan passed away on October 14th, 2021, at the age of 80 after a nearly 3-year courageous battle with brain cancer. With loved ones at her side, they will continue to carry on her legacy by living life ...

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Lions Club Camp Pacifica Sold to Camping Unlimited

AHWAHNEE–Camp Pacifica could be one of the least-known landmarks along the drive from Oakhurst to Mariposa. It resides at a sometimes-hard-to-see turnoff on the north side of Highway 49 almost at the end of the four-lane, just before the highway dips down to the bridge crossing the east fork of the Chowchilla River. If you aren’t watching for the driveway, ...

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Volunteer Opportunities Abound at Eastern Madera County SPCA

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Eastern Madera County SPCA needs you and your skills — whatever those may be. Since the organization’s founding in 1990, Eastern Madera County SPCA has worked tirelessly to fundraise and construct a no-kill shelter for Madera County animals. What once seemed like a dream and a far-off destination has inched closer to being a functioning facility. EMCSPCA ...

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Flood Preparedness Week 2021

This year California Flood Preparedness Week takes place from October 23rd to October 30th, 2021.  In it’s eighth year, California Flood Preparedness Week was started by The California Department of Water Resources as a single event in Sacramento and is now promoted statewide to inform and educate Californians about flood risk and preparedness.  Many communities throughout California have experienced flooding ...

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