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Sierra Art Trails to Return for Two Weekends in October

OAKHURST — The iconic Sierra Art Trails, arguably the largest art event in Madera and Mariposa counties, took a hit in 2020 when virtually all scheduled events had to be canceled due to the pandemic. But this year Sierra Art Trails is back, bigger than ever in terms of opportunities to view and purchase the artwork of our talented, multifaceted ...

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The Week’s Events – Tues., Sept. 7 through Sun., Sept. 12

We’ve survived Labor Day. Now we can look forward to taking a deep breath and relaxing at some of the great venues offering activities this week. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Morning Yoga with Sarah at the Oakhurst Community Center 8:30 am to 9:30 am 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst – Phone (559) 642-4448 Eastern-madera-recreation-parks.square.site/s/shop Evening Relaxation Yoga with Lisa at the Oakhurst ...

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SCCCD to Mandate Vaccinations Beginning October 15

Fresno – At a special board meeting held August 23, 2021, State Center Community College District Trustees voted to mandate vaccines for students, employees, contractors, and visitors beginning October 15, 2021.  The District’s COVID-19 protective measures are subject to legally required exemptions for sincerely held religious beliefs and medical conditions. Originally scheduled for Friday, August 20 the meeting was rescheduled ...

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District Issues Health Caution Due to Gusty Winds and Continuing Wildfires

Mountain Communities – Smoke impacts from wildfires in northern California and in Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties will continue as winds bring smoke into the San Joaquin Valley. The health caution will remain in effect for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties until the fires are extinguished or until smoke is no longer affecting the Valley. ...

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Delays Expected on State Routes 49 and 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct various work next week on State Routes 49 and 140. Work is scheduled to occur as follows: Route 49 • One-way traffic control from the Madera/Mariposa County Line to Varain Road In Mariposa for road striping operations from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. beginning Sunday, August 1, through Friday, ...

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Celebration of Life for Mort Lasnik

Mort Lasnik, cake baker, cat lover, wood worker, model ship builder, stamp and coin collector, card and game player, and the Will Rogers of confections (“He never met a sweet that he did not like”), died on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at age 94. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 18, 1927, as the youngest of four boys and the ...

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Update: Convicted Arsonist Kenneth Allan Jackson Scheduled for Release Next Tuesday from Prison

Tuesday afternoon we received confirmation that Kenneth Allen Jackson’s release has been pushed back to January 15 of 2022. This happened because of the quick response of the YLP community to our request for signatures and victim services requests. Although no reason has been given for this change it seems likely that the support of Senator Anna Caballero who assisted ...

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River Fire | Final at 9656 Acres with 100% Containment

OAKHURST – The River Fire final at 9656 acres burned with 100% containment. Six major structures have been destroyed and six minor structures destroyed. One residences damaged and one minor structure damaged. Engine crews will continue to patrol the fire area over the next couple of days. For your safety and the safety of the first responders, please be cautious on ...

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