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Dogs Of The Week: Twins!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a two-fer again this week. Meet the adorable Chihuahua twins Chamomile and Earl Grey. These two fun loving, eight-to-nine week old pups will steal your heart the second you meet them. They do not have to get placed in the same home, but can if someone wants both of them, ...

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Yosemite Unified: Special Meeting To Select New Trustee

OAKHURST — A special meeting of the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees will convene on Monday, Jan. 22, in the district board room, starting at 6:30 p.m. The board room is located at 50200 Road 427. Candidates from Area 4 will be interviewed by the Board for the Trustee position vacated by Joe Smith. Applications for the position were ...

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County Recommendations For Yosemite Unified School District

OAKHURST — In a recent letter to the president of the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees, the Madera County Superintendent of Schools (MCSOS) changed the certification of the district’s First Interim report for the current fiscal year to negative, assigned a fiscal adviser, and outlined requirements the district must follow in a timely manner, in order to recover from ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 14

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Raymond domestic dispute and emergency protective order On Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 1:15 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 32000 block of Front Street, regarding a report of a domestic dispute. ...

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Blues, Rock, Funk: “Stranded” At Yosemite Gateway Lounge

OAKHURST — The band Stranded will be making their first mountain area appearance at The Yosemite Gateway Lounge on Friday, Jan. 19. Hailing from Redondo Beach in Southern California, this four-person group brings some tasty funk, blues and rock ‘n roll to the Sierra, and everyone is invited to dance the night away. The band is fronted by Kelly Skaja, ...

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“I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared” — Family Safety Meeting

OAKHURST — Parents, guardians and families of students in the Bass Lake School District are invited to a Parent Safety Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Oakhurst Elementary School Multipurpose building. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Students in the District will soon receive age-appropriate training in the ALICE program for K-8, as educators continue to align their safety ...

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Urgent Need For Community To Step In, Step Up For YUSD

OAKHURST — Amidst the current budget crisis in which the Yosemite Unified School District is embroiled, some ray of hope emerges, even as a community meeting is scheduled to advance a recall of the entire beleaguered District’s Board of Trustees. “There are two immediate opportunities available for community members to help the Yosemite Unified School District and the school community ...

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Three-Day Amazon Hiring Fair In Fresno

FRESNO — Looking for a new job or know someone who is? Online retailer Amazon is building a reportedly 855,000-square-foot fulfillment facility in Fresno near Central and Orange, and they’re holding a three-day Hiring Fair to support it. The Hiring Fair will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Fresno starting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and running through Thursday, ...

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Beppe Gambetta Returns To Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Acoustic guitar master Beppe Gambetta returns to Coolwater Ranch for a concert on Saturday, Feb. 3, as the local venue continues its tradition of hosting top-flight musicians in an inviting and exciting atmosphere. Presented by Robin Ralston of Coolwater and The Redwoods, the show starts at 7 p.m. “In a world dominated by trends and logic of the ...

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Dream It, Be It: Soroptimist Conference For Girls

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson —  OAKHURST —  Soroptimist International of The Sierras presents their third annual “Dream It – Be It” Conference for high school girls. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Oakhurst Community Center. Registration is from 8:30 – 9 a.m., followed by the conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free ...

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