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Meet Your First Responders At National Night Out This Tuesday

OAKHURST — Bring the whole family to National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Old Mill Shopping Center (Vons) in Oakhurst, and meet your local first responders. This is a community awareness-raising event designed to highlight the important relationship between community members and our local emergency programs, first responders, non-profits and law enforcement, ...

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Katie’s Gymkhana Benefits FFA

By Kaitlynn Linderholm — COARSEGOLD — My name is Katie Linderholm — I’m a senior at Minarets High School and live in Coarsegold. I’m hosting a Gymkhana at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, Nov. 4, for my Senior Legacy Experience project. All proceeds of the gymkhana and raffle will benefit the O’Neals-Minarets FFA Chapter. The money raised will help Minarets ...

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20th Annual Animal Fair And Tails On Trails

OAKHURST – Once again, it’s time to put your paws together for the upcoming Animal Faire at Oakhurst Community Park on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exciting four-legged action is brought to you and your pooch, and other animals, by the Eastern Madera County (EMC) SPCA for the 20th year, and also by Bella, the ...

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PG&E Continues Work To Reduce Wildfire Threat

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today shared the progress it has made in partnership with customers, community leaders and first responders to reduce wildfire risks and improve safety following the 2017 statewide wildfires and in response to the ever-growing wildfire threat in California. Launched in late March 2018, the company’s Community Wildfire Safety Program has developed ...

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Superheroes Gather For Wildcat Literacy Night

AHWAHNEE — Over one hundred superheroes converged on Wasuma Elementary School’s gymnasium on Wednesday, Sept. 26,  to celebrate the second annual Family Literacy Night. Parents and students traveled to 10 activity centers to play word games, explore kid-friendly websites, draw background pictures, eat “wonder dogs,” listen to celebrity readers share their favorite childhood books, choose free books, and win raffle ...

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Activity Winding Down On The Oak Fire

AHWAHNEE – As mop-up continues on the Oak Fire, containment is now estimated at 90 percent on the 360-acre fire. All evacuations and advisories have been lifted. Crews continue to strengthen firelines as others are released to return home. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. The cause of ...

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Mop-up Continues On Oak Fire, Evacuation Advisories Lifted

AHWAHNEE – Mop-up continues on the Oak Fire burning northeast of Ahwahnee. The fire is estimated at 360 acres and is now 75 percent contained. All advisory evacuation notices have been lifted as of 9 a.m. today. Road 620 is now open without restriction. Fire personnel are still active in the area, so please reduce speeds and drive with caution. ...

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Madera And Mariposa County School Job Fair

COUNTY — Local schools and districts are holding a common hiring fair on Thursday, Sept. 27, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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Sierra Art Trails: William Neill

William Neill  Sierra Art Trails 2018 Catalog #64 I am a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty I see and feel in Nature. I have been a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977. My photography has been widely published in books, magazines and posters, and my limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in ...

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Crews Gain The Upper Hand On The Oak Fire

AHWAHNEE – The Oak Fire is now 55 percent contained as crews continue to strengthen containment lines and do mop-up in the interior. With more accurate mapping, the estimated size has been adjusted to 360 acres. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. At 2 p.m. yesterday, evacuation orders ...

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