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Permaculture Gardening In The Sierra

Written by Matt Powers — It’s Actually Not Hard to Garden in the Foothills I’ve heard it all, and I have a large garden in Coarsegold with no fences, poisons, or chemical fertilizers. It took years of trial and error, research, and education in permaculture to understand the complexity of our region though, on that journey, I found easy ways ...

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Glacier Point Road Opens For Season In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season to automobile traffic on, Tuesday, Apr. 19, at 9 a.m. The Glacier Point Store will not be open yet, but sources say it should open in early May. Vault toilets will be available for visitors before then. Bridalveil Creek Campground is closed, and will open ...

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Soroptimists Honor Local Women Making A Difference

Written by Joelle Leder — OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of The Sierras will be honoring women in our community at the “Make A Difference for Women” Awards Recognition Program at the Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at noon on Thursday, Apr. 21. Three women have been chosen to receive the “Live Your Dream” scholarship awards. The awards are given to a ...

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Bird Lovers Invited To The Beach

VENTURA –Bird enthusiasts are invited to join in a coast-wide effort to spot Brown Pelicans during a two-hour birding blitz along the Pacific coast, designed to aid in the conservation of an iconic species. Bird lovers in California, Oregon, Washington, and Baja Mexico are invited to survey California Brown Pelicans on May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. to better ...

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Scam Claims You Owe Unpaid Property Tax

MADERA COUNTY – If you’ve been contacted and threatened with losing your property in a tax auction, the County wants to hear from you. Madera County Treasurer/Tax Collector Tracy Kennedy is warning residents about a scam being perpetrated on people by threatening homeowners with having their homes sold at auction. “It has come to our attention that individuals are contacting ...

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Oakminster 2016: Show Off Your Dog!

OAKHURST – Friends of the furred, take note: it’s time to register your canines — of any sort — for the fourth annual Oakminster Dog Show. It’s sponsored every year by Sierra Lions Club to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA). This year the Oakminster Dog Show is set for for 9 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 24 at Oakhurst Community ...

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Ceremony Honors Those Lost In The Line Of Duty

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County will honor the Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty in 2015 at the 9th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, at noon. Sheriff Jay Varney will host the event, which will include the California Highway Patrol and other regional law enforcement agencies, and include the laying of a ...

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Local Resource Conservation District Needs You

Written by Marcia Freedman —  A Resource Conservation District is a community-led special district organization that makes conservation happen! RCDs are good examples of strong local government, responsive and accountable to our communities to promote local conservation goals. The Coarsegold RCD, for over 40 years, has been educating the public in resource conservation and enhancement methods and has provided technical, ...

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Elegant Auction Success: $60K And A Whole Lot Of Fun

FISH CAMP — Warning: if the images you’re about to see cause FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), remember that plans are already underway for next year’s Elegant Auction to benefit Oakhurst Community Park. Themed, “Midnight at the Oasis,” this year’s incarnation of the annual event was held on Saturday, Apr. 9 at Tenaya Lodge, with nearly 200 people in attendance ...

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Blasting Scheduled For CA-41 Passing Lane Project

MADERA COUNTY — As the construction project to widen a stretch of Highway 41 in the foothills continues to move along, officials say blasting will begin soon, along with anticipated delays. According to Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Project Manager Anand Kapoor, contractor Teichert Construction plans to start blasting during the day beginning Monday, Apr. 25. “The blasting is expected to ...

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