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Bass Lake School District Seeks New Board Trustee

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OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees is searching for a community member willing to serve on the district’s School Board. An open position on the Board has occurred due to the resignation of Curt Pollock. Pollock, who served on the Board from December 2014 to December 2019, has moved out of the area ...

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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Ducey’s on the Lake

Eastern Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. BASS LAKE – A world away from the hustle and bustle of life in town, this hidden gem near the gateway to Yosemite National Park is closer than you might ...

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MCSO Corporal Recognized for ‘Excellence’ by Supervisors

MADERA — Madera County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Amy Roussell was awarded the prestigious 2019 Chairman’s Culture of Excellence Award by the Madera County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s (Jan. 7) first board meeting of 2020. Corporal Roussell was recognized for her outstanding work overseeing the boat operations unit in Bass Lake. Roussell, a long time Madera County resident, is assigned ...

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Visit California, Local Restaurants Showcase Tasty Specials

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OAKHURST – January 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Visit California’s annual celebration of all things culinary in the Golden State. January also means Restaurant Month is back in Madera County, and this year even more local eateries have specials and discounts to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a bountiful month-long adventure experiencing the best of the local region. Visit Yosemite ...

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Update: Missing O’Neals Woman Safely Located in Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – The new year brought some good news for one mountain area family after an “at-risk” O’Neals woman missing since Saturday night was “safely located” in the Bass Lake area, according to an update issued late Tuesday night by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Priscilla Pitman Melendez, 46, an O’Neals resident, was reported to have wandered away from ...

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End of an Era: Fleming Out as Madera County CAO

MADERA — Madera County’s chief administrative officer resigned Friday amid escalating accusations by County employees of a hostile work environment at the County Government Center. Fleming’s resignation was announced Friday afternoon following a closed session of Madera County’s board of supervisors, which Fleming did not attend. “The board has approved Eric Fleming’s resignation agreement and release,” said Board Chair Brett ...

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Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots Roundup This Saturday

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OAKHURST — Thanks to everyone who attended the Toys For Tots “Double Your Donation KickOff” at the Oakhurst True Value on Nov. 23. Donations included over 400 toys and almost $600 that will go to support toys for needy children in the Eastern Madera County area. But the 2019 campaign is not over yet! Past campaigns have benefited over 1,100 ...

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2nd Annual Yosemite Peace Symposium Coming to Bass Lake

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BASS LAKE — This year, the 2nd Annual Yosemite Peace Symposium will be meeting at the Pines Resort on the shores of Bass Lake, just a short drive from the southern gate of Yosemite National Park, one of the most peaceful places on earth. The symposium will be held March 20 and 21, 2020. Opening keynote speaker will be Andrea ...

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YARTS Offers Free Tickets for Mariposa County Residents

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is offering up to four roundtrip tickets to Yosemite National Park to all Mariposa County households on days when regular service is provided. The tickets are free and are available while supplies last or until June 30, 2020. In addition, a child under 12 may ride for free with a ticketed ...

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