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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Making History In Five Counties

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with seven performances of a world-premiere piece. The special program will be presented by the orchestra in concerts in five counties in April, May and August of 2016. The program is MSO Founder and Conductor Les Marsden’s own work “Our Nation’s Nature,” an orchestral ...

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More Mountain Lion Attacks Near North Fork

NORTH FORK — Residents in the North Fork area are once again reporting the loss of pets and livestock due to mountain lion predation. Kat Rudd, a resident of Three Springs, contacted Fish & Wildlife due to a brazen attack on Apr. 3, as several people were enjoying an evening just outside a home on the organic farm on Road ...

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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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Sierra Shadow Casters’ Poker Run Benefits Local Fire Stations

Submitted by Paul Hall — COARSEGOLD — The Sierra Shadow Casters, MC (SSCMC) and the merchants of the Coarsegold Historic Village, led by Gma’s & Pappa’s Motorcycle Apparel, are hosting the “Next Firefighter Up” motorcycle poker run to benefit local volunteer fire departments on Saturday, Apr. 9. The two beneficiaries are Madera County Fire Station 8 in Coarsegold (Road 417) ...

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CHP Launches Senior Volunteer Program

OAKHURST — “You’re never too old to be Blue and Gold,” said CHP Public Information Officer Kaci Lutz to the new recruits in the Oakhurst Area CHP Senior Volunteer Program last Friday. Nearly two dozen “seasoned citizens” have signed up to make an important contribution toward improving the public safety, service and security provided by the California Highway Patrol. Senior ...

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Clampers Add North Fork To Historic Monument Sites

NORTH FORK – More than three dozen red-shirted members of E Clampus Vitus, affectionately know as Clampers, descended on downtown North Fork Sunday morning to unveil their latest monument preserving the history of the West. The monument, placed in front of the Stagecoach Stop downtown, shares a bit of the history of North Fork, beginning with Milton Brown. “Brown’s Place ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Mar. 27 to Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016: Bass Lake report of trespassing On Sunday, Mar. 27 at 3:47 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 37000 block of Shoreline Place in regards to people trespassing. It was determined the property management had made a ...

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Library Workshop: What Is The Grand Jury?

OAKHURST – Have you ever wondered how jurors are selected to sit on the Grand Jury, how long they serve, or what role the public plays in the Grand Jury’s function? On Saturday, Apr. 16, the Oakhurst Library will host an informative workshop about what makes California Grand Juries unique. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon in ...

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Hazard Tree Removal Closes Recreation Areas

BASS LAKE — Campgrounds and day use areas at Bass Lake are closed temporarily due to hazard tree removal. Some public areas are scheduled to open by the start of the summer season, while others will apparently remain closed longer as crews working the project continue to make their way through cutting down the volume of dead trees clogging popular ...

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