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Calling Young Artists! Yosemite Youth Art & Poetry Contest

YOSEMITE – The 6th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest starts now! Yosemite National Park is excited to celebrate the “incredible creativity of youth in its gateway communities and the power of Yosemite to inspire art.” YNP together with the Ansel Adams Gallery invite local youth to participate in the sixth annual event open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or ...

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African Tortoise Waylaid While Heading For Deadwood

OAKHURST — Coming home from work around 5 p.m. last week, Anne Grandy’s eyes scanned the road, watching for the usual hazards of deer and drivers, when she spotted one that stood out against the late summer landscape. Anne was on Road 425B heading toward Still Meadow when, there on the right, clipping along toward Deadwood, was a tortoise. How did she know it was ...

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Sierra Tel Patriot Day Ceremonies At Yosemite High School

OAKHURST — The anniversary of the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 was ceremoniously honored at Yosemite High School on Monday, Sept. 12, as Patriot Day was sponsored by Sierra Tel in a new location. It was a fitting change of pace as this year also marks the first time that high school students here will study events surrounding ...

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Supervisors Vote Unanimously Against A Pay Raise

MADERA COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday not to accept the pay increase recommended by staff, that would put them more in line with the salaries of supervisors in neighboring counties. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler, who has supported the increase in the past, made the motion to deny the ordinance, stating that he had given it ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Sept. 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 5 to Sunday, Sept 11, 2016: Oakhurst juveniles arrested On Monday, Sept. 5 at 2:56 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the Denny’s Restaurant located within the 40600 block of CA-41 regarding a report of a theft. Three juvenile suspects had fled from the ...

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Record Turnout For My*Tri Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — The 4th annual My*Tri at Bass Lake was a huge success this year as the event that’s all about youth fun and family fitness drew more than 40 community sponsors, over 85 volunteers, and a record-breaking number of enthusiastic participants. My*Try is hosted by Miller’s Landing Resort at Bass Lake, and sponsored by the Children’s Educational Foundation. The swim-bike-run took ...

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CHP Conducts Child Safety Seat Check

OAKHURST — It’s time to make sure your child is safe in their car seat, and the officers of the Oakhurst Area California Highway Patrol are available to help you keep your kids safe. On Thursday, Sept. 15, CHP officers will be at the old Blockbuster parking lot in Oakhurst from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to check your current ...

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Free Workshop On Fall Color in Your Garden

Submitted by FOBL —  OAKHURST — Sue Langley, aka green thumb extraordinaire, photographer and founder of the well-known-and-loved local website Sierra Foothill Gardening, says she picked up this passion for planting while working and playing in her mother’s garden as a child. The prolific blogger and giver of great advice will talk about “Fall Planting and Color in Your Garden” at an Oakhurst Library workshop ...

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State Property Tax Postponement Program Reinstated

CALIFORNIA — The State Controllers Property Tax Postponement Program has been reinstated after being suspended by the Governor in 2009, according to the Madera County Tax Collector’s Office. The Property Tax Postponement program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind or have a disability to defer their current year property taxes on their primary residence if they meet certain established ...

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4th Annual My*Tri At Bass Lake Saturday

BASS LAKE — It’s not too late to register kids for the annual Bass Lake My*Tri set for Saturday, Sept. 10. The super fun triathlon is open to kids ages 5 – 17 and is hosted by Miller’s Landing Resort, offering the perfect outdoor mountain venue and challenging courses for all levels of young athletes. Late registration is taking place at Miller’s ...

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