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Youth Cheer Sign-Ups Coming Soon

OAKHURST — Yosemite Badger Youth Cheer for grades K-8 is open now for registration. The team practices stunting, dance, gymnastics and conditioning in an atmosphere that promotes teamwork and commitment. Student athletes of all skill levels in grades K-8 are welcome to join the cheer program, say organizers. Mandatory try-outs will be held to determine the placement of each individual, ...

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What’s Happening At The Pines? Jazz Is Back On Bass Lake

Submitted by The Pines Resort — BASS LAKE — It’s been just three weeks since over 500 local residents and visitors gathered in the Pines Village to celebrate Easter weekend with their families. For the first time since the change of the ownership that occurred in 2010, The Pines Resort organized a community Easter Egg Hunt in addition to their ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Apr. 10

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Apr. 3 to Sunday, Apr. 10, 2016. Coarsegold assault On Sunday, Apr. 3 at 3:16 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Chukchansi Casino, Room 506, regarding domestic violence. Suspect pushed the victim and left the casino. There were no injuries. Forward to ...

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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Sunday

OAKHURST — Members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis invite the community to enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast this weekend, as they welcome the Woodcarvers’ Rendezvous to town. You don’t need to be a woodcarver to attend this pancake breakfast, and as usual, the good members of Kiwanis will pull out all the stops to fill your tummy. The breakfast hero ...

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What A 911 Dispatcher Needs From You

SACRAMENTO — When you call 9-1-1, what you are able to tell the dispatcher could mean the difference between life and death for yourself or a loved one. So who are these dedicated people who answer the call, and what do they need from you in those emergency situations? The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is honoring the men and women ...

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Guns Vs. Hoses Yosemite Softball Fundraiser

OAKHURST — Teams made up of members from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County SWAT, California Highway Patrol, Fresno Police Department and Yosemite High School alumni will participate in a “pitched battle” this weekend, all for a good cause. The action takes place on the YHS diamonds during the third annual Guns & Hoses Slow Pitch Softball Tournament on Saturday, Apr. 16. Last year’s ...

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Eric Taylor Takes The Stage At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Think Charles Bukowski, William Faulkner, Joel and Ethan Coen movies, and Cormac McCarthy novels. And then — think Eric Taylor. Robin Ralston and the crew at the Coolwater Ranch are proud to bring this talented musician back to the ranch for a show on Saturday, Apr. 23 at 8 p.m., and now is the time to reserve your ...

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Stewards Release New Sierra National Forest Map

Written by Dawn R. Connelly — The Stewards of the Sierra National Forest, a division of California Trail Users Coalition 501c3 Not for Profit Public Benefit Corporation, is proud to release the First Edition of our new Sierra National Forest & Surrounding Areas Map. This is the most highly detailed map available for the Sierra National Forest and features both ...

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Rural Fire Fee Funds Local Prevention Projects

SACRAMENTO – Some of the monies collected from property owners in the mountain area through the yearly “rural fire fee” are slated to return to the community as grant funding for local projects. On Monday, Apr. 4, Cal Fire announced it had awarded an additional $3 million in grants throughout the state for a variety of fire prevention projects aimed ...

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Open House At Oakhurst Community College

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community College Center will hold its annual Community Unity event on campus Tuesday, Apr. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This open house style event brings mountain area vendors, service groups, and colleges together to celebrate the mountain community. There will be free food, music, workshops, and prize drawings. The public and community supporters are ...

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