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Autumnal Equinox 2017: Hello, Fall!

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Autumn arrives and, as if on cue, rain clears the air around us. Buckeye withers and leaves drop to the ground, temperatures cool and skies darken earlier. Sweater weather approaches, and we rejoice. Happy fall, y’all! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Friday, Sept. 22 at precisely ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 17 2017. Ahwahnee vandalism On Monday, Sept. 11 at 2:02 a.m. deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of Road 601 regarding vandalism. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and a report was taken. Case closed due to ...

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Brandon Healey: President’s Scholarship To CSULB

AHWAHNEE – Brandon Healey of Ahwahnee has been named a 2017 President’s Scholar as part of the incoming freshman class at California State  University, Long Beach (CSULB) and as such has received a scholarship. “The President’s Scholars program continues to be one of the best of its kind in the nation,” said CSULB President Jane Close Conoley. “The students selected and ...

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September HOW Dinner Honors Lynn Oliver

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Hitchin’ Post restaurant to honor Ahwahnee resident Lynn Oliver. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. Lynn has worked at the Hitchin’ Post for 11 years, say organizers, and is a “loving and caring person,” who recently survived a major stroke ...

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Join The Community Choir For The Holiday Season

NORTH FORK — Don’t think that just because it’s in North Fork and you’re not, you can’t join the amazing North Fork Community Choir. We have members from as far away as Fresno and Nipinnawasee who join us every week to raise their voices in celebration of the holiday season, and perform for the community the first Saturday in December. ...

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Sunrise Rotary: Dale Miller Golf Tournament

AHWAHNEE – Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary tees up on Saturday, Sept. 30 for their 27th Annual Golf Tournament, this year again at River Creek Golf Course — it’s the Dale Miller Memorial. Money raised will go to Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary to support local charities, say organizers. In the last five years, Sunrise Rotary totals its giving at $288,315, including high ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 10

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 10 2017. Oakhurst citation and vehicle put in storage On Monday, Sept. 4, at 8:17 a.m. a deputy conducted a routine traffic enforcement stop in the area of CA 41 / Rd 632 which resulted in the ...

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Crews Respond To Fire West Of Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Crews are at scene of a fire on Indian Peak Road near the intersection of Road 800 west of Ahwahnee. At 6:30 p.m. a full wildland dispatch was called up for reports of a vegetation fire, including Air Attack, two helicopters, and two air tankers out of Columbia. The column of smoke was also seen by a lookout. ...

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Schools Cancel Mid-Day Due To Smoke

OAKHURST — Both Yosemite High School and schools in the Bass Lake School District have called school early due to the poor air quality and current conditions. According to the Bass Lake School District transportation page, YHS released at 11:20 and Oakhurst Elementary, Oak Creek Intermediate, Wasuma, and Fresno Flats will release at 11:30. If you do not want your ...

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Full Moon Tonight, Harvest Or Not

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Reader and frequent contributor of sunsets and other nature photographs Courtney Cara dubbed it the Railroad Moon, as our big view of the light in the nighttime sky locally may be filtered through a haze of smoke due to fires burning in the Sierra. You could call it the Mission Moon, South Fork Moon or the Peak Moon ...

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