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Valentine Activities Abound Locally

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—Officially Valentine’s Day falls on February 14, but you can make it an extended weekend of fun in our neighborhood, all the way from Friant up to Coarsegold, Oakhurst and Bass Lake. There’s something for all ages and all price points. Please be aware that most of these events require prior reservations. Put your heads together now to decide ...

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OACC: New Director, New Directions

OAKHURST—There’s a new face at the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. The public met Adam Olivares for the first time on Thursday, January 25, at the annual Member Appreciation and Installation Dinner. New Executive Director After years of office closures, part-time staff and other challenges, the chamber now has a full-time Executive Director. Adam’s regular office hours are 9:00 am ...

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Scenic Byway Meeting Coming Up

NORTH FORK—The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association holds its annual general meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. The meeting takes place at the Scout Building in North Fork at 6:00 pm. The Scout Building sits next to North Fork Town Hall at 32996 Road 228, and the public is invited to participate. US Forest Service Updates Sierra National Forest District ...

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New Home Pet Euthanasia Service

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Owning a pet comes with benefits and challenges. An animal provides comfort and companionship to those who live alone; they are workers for those who have livestock. They offer support to those with medical conditions and are all-around fun to have in a household. Saying Goodbye The hardest part of being a companion to an animal is the goodbye. ...

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Celebration of Life for Stanley Whitson

Stanley Gerome Whitson   August 28, 1928 to December 21, 2023 We lovingly remember Stanley Gerome Whitson, a beacon of joy and community spirit at Bass Lake, California. Born on August 28, 1928, in Bakersfield, Stanley’s journey led him to the tranquil beauty of Bass Lake following a distinguished career as an electrician. Stanley has been a part of the ...

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Calling All Runners: Annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE–The Mountain Area Runners would like to invite all runners and walkers to join in the celebration of the 36th Smokey Bear Run / Walk. The event will be held at beautiful Bass Lake, California, on Saturday, September 23. This year’s proceeds will benefit CAL FIRE and the United States Forest Service (USFS) Fire Prevention Programs, and Madera County ...

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VYMC Debuts Recreate Responsibly Activity & Coloring Book

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OAKHURST — Since its inception, the Welcoming Committee has grown from seven to ten members, and in 2021 they began educating visitors on how to Recreate Responsibly in the outdoors and protect the home of local wildlife. The wild cast of characters have appeared in YouTube videos, in a printable activity kit, at select local restaurants on coloring placemats, around ...

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Live Music Around Town This Weekend

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Get out your dancing shoes because it’s time to party! There’s live music (and lots of great food and drink) happening all over the mountain this weekend! Just take a look at what’s coming up on the musical horizon! Axis Grounded Music Series Gather outside on the patio in Town Center at AXIS Coffee Bar + Eatery to ...

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Celebration of Life for Kathlene Sue Weber

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Kathlene Sue Weber January 17, 1949 – July 1, 2023 Kathlene Sue (Popert) Weber of Coarsegold, CA, age 74, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Fresno, CA. Kathy was born January 17, 1949, in Romulus, Michigan, to Edwin Ernest Popert, Jr. and Vera Elizabeth (Rinke) Popert. The family moved to California in the early 1950s along with her siblings ...

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4th of July Holiday Safety in the Sierra National Forest

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Will you be celebrating our nation’s independence over the 4th of July holiday weekend with a visit to the Sierra National Forest (SNF)? Activities such as camping, backpacking, fishing, picnicking and so many more in the great outdoors, are available for you in the SNF! Due to tremendous efforts by Forest Service, contractor, and volunteer personnel and ...

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