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Lego Robotics Day Camp Through Bass Lake Ed

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF) is once again giving kids a Lego-Up on the STEM world, by running a robotics summer day camp designed for middle school students. Using the Lego Mindstorm EV-3 16-Student Curriculum Solution, the program offers a complete bundle for teaching computer science and STEM subjects using robotics. Lego Robotics are on the cutting ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2017: Oakhurst found bicycle On Monday, June 5 at 9:25 a.m. a deputy responded to 49000 block of Golden Oak Drive regarding a report of found property. The reporting party reported a bicycle was found on ...

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Full Honey Moon Is Lowest Of The Year

EARTH – Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, the June moon is technically full at 5:10 a.m. PST on Friday, June 9. It’s the lowest and to the eye appears to be the smallest moon of the year when viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. What looks like a bright star nearby is actually ...

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Good News From Bass Lake School District

OAKHURST — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District recently made a report available for community review, celebrating key accomplishments within the district in the 2016-17 school year, and sharing information about the future. The Board of Trustees of the District include President Curt Pollock, Vice President Dalene Stephens, Clerk Stella Pizello, with Board Members Ronda Clarke and Julie Greenwood. ...

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Hillview Water Seeks Source Of Major Leak

OAKHURST — Hillview Water customers are being asked to conserve water this morning and to be prepared for discoloration and the possibility of running low, after Manager James Foster announced there is a significant leak in the Oakhurst area and the location is undetermined at this time. According to the company, Hillview’s on-call service technician received a call early this morning about a low level ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 4, 2017: Oakhurst public intoxication On Monday, May 29 at 6:24 a.m. a deputy responded to a disturbance on Road 222 in the area of Dorstan Drive. The reporting party advised that a male subject was throwing a ...

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Yosemite Audubon Dragonfly Field Trip

AHWAHNEE — Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park supports more than a dozen species of odonates, aka dragonflies and damselflies, and most of these will be easily visible at the lake when the annual Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) dragonfly field trip takes place on Saturday, June 10. The park is located on Hwy 49, just north of Wasuma School. Participants will ...

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Nighttime One-Lane Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced the schedule for a project to create rumble strips on the Highway 41 corridor from Avenue 15 near Madera Ranchos to Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Caltrans spokesman Sam Yniguez reports that crews will begin the process of creating a center rumble strip on Highway 41 starting Sunday night, June 4 at ...

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Caltrans Project To Install Rumble Strips On Highway 41

UPDATE — Project will begin on Sunday, June 4 at 9 p.m. Nighttime one-lane traffic control will be in place. Read the updated article here. MOUNTAIN AREA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled what may be a very welcome project in the foothills, to begin installation soon and last for about three weeks. Sharp-eyed residents spotted work signs ...

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Veterans’ Memorial Dedication On Flag Day At Ahwahnee Park

AHWAHNEE — Veterans and all others in the community are invited to celebrate an important new installation at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park on Flag Day, Wednesday, Jun. 14. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. for the dedication of a special monument in honor of veterans of all branches of the United States Armed Forces.  The monument is a project nearing completion, developed by local groups ...

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