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Prescribed Burning On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials continue their spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, extra fire personnel and equipment will be committed to the project until the treatments are extinguished, as burn days permit. Projects will include understory burning in the months of May and early June. According ...

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YUSD Board Of Trustees Meeting, May 9 Agenda

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District’s Board of Trustees regular meeting on Wednesday, May 9, will take place in the cafeteria at Yosemite High School. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and the Agenda appears below. Yosemite Unified School District is comprised of Coarsegold Elementary, Rivergold Elementary, Yosemite High School, and an Educational Options program. In advance of the meeting, ...

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Madera County Rings Up Millions In Tourism Dollars

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite Madera County reports that tourism was instrumental to the County’s success in 2017, with visitor spending reaching $283.7 million in Madera County. According to the Dean Runyan Associates report released today by Visit California. The tourism industry supported 4,040 jobs and generated $25.8 million in local and state tax revenue last year. Statewide, visitors spent a ...

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State Wildfire Awareness Week

SACRAMENTO — California’s wet winter created a sizable crop of new growth grass, but don’t let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass dries into fuel-ripe tinder. Now is the time to act to prevent wildfires. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared May 6-12 “Wildfire Awareness Week” to urge homeowners that Fire Defense is Self Defense, Get Ready ...

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Across The Bridge: Sharing News With KRYZ Mariposa Community Radio

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to listen to your news on SNO? Across the Bridge airs regularly on KRYZ Community Radio 98.5 in Mariposa. Hosted by Kellie Flanagan, Managing Editor of Sierra News Online, the community service segment features news and information of interest to the people of the Central Sierra. The program is engineered and produced by Ron Iudice. You ...

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Madera Sheriff Warns Of Recent Phone And Email Scams

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of several phone and email scams circulating throughout Madera County. Though specific details may vary, these scams typically contain one or more of the following characteristics: Informing people they are eligible to receive a financial grant/payment, but must pay a fee over the phone (via iTunes, Green Dot ...

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Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive

OAKHURST — Come out and support your local first responders as the 17th annual North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive takes place on Friday, May 4 in the Old Mill Village (Vons parking lot) from 2 – 6 p.m. At Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, donors have the opportunity to support a favorite agency by giving on ...

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Yosemite Area Audubon Mammal Workshop

AHWAHNEE — Yosemite Area Audubon Society invites the community to attend a free, hands-on Mammal Workshop, covering mammals of the foothills. Topics for discussion during the workshop include: Kinds of mammals present in our area Techniques for sampling small mammals with live traps Setting up camera traps Examining bats and recording their echolocation calls This is a two-part workshop that ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Apr. 29

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 23 to Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018. Oakhurst theft of gasoline On Monday, Apr. 23 at 7:12 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Golden Oak Loop for the theft of fuel and a gas cap from a van. There ...

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

MARIPOSA — Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. May ...

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