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Madera County ArtsFest And Student Art Contest Winners

MADERA COUNTY — Hundreds of Valley residents showed up for the fifth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 12. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools hosted the free family-friendly event promoting art in Madera County. ArtsFest was held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the office of Madera County Superintendent of Schools. “ArtsFest is ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through May 13

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 7 to Sunday, May 13, 2018. North Fork danger to self On Monday, May 7 at 1 a.m. a deputy was dispatched regarding a report of a female subject causing a disturbance and making statements of causing harm to others. Subject was ...

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2018 YHS Community Awards Total $131,650

OAKHURST — The house was packed on Monday, May 14, as the community gathered in the theater at Yosemite High School to bolster local youth. Now celebrating its 40th year, the YHS Scholarship Foundation made another tremendous show of grace and giving, with more than $131,000 in scholarship given out to 81 seniors graduating with the YHS Class of 2018. ...

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Cal Fire MMU Suspends Burning Below 2,000 Feet

MARIPOSA – Effective Thursday, May 17, at 8 a.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will suspended all burning below the 2,000 foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa County. Open burning is allowed above the 2,000 elevation with valid permits only. Permits are free of charge and available at any Cal Fire station. Residents ...

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Developing Local Recreational Areas For OHV

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) has been awarded a grant from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) programs to develop roads, trails, and other recreational areas. The SNF would like public input in developing the proposed actions, necessary to complete the environmental analysis for this programs possible incorporation into the National Forest transportation system. The ...

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Get Ready For The Bass Lake Spring Clean

BASS LAKE — Get ready to don your gloves for the Bass Lake Annual Spring Clean Event, set for Saturday, May 19. This is day that comes once a year, when like-minded individuals dedicated to making the world a more beautiful place, gather at Bass Lake for a tidy fling known as the Bass Lake Spring Clean. Volunteers will gather ...

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You Can Now Get Your Campfire Permit Online

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Did you know that not only can you obtain your campfire permit at any Forest Service Office, but you can also get a permit online? Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled lands and private lands that are the property of another person. On private lands, ...

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YUSD New Hires: Football Coach And Music Director

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District has announced that two key positions have been filled by new hires, and the 2018-19 school year will begin with fresh faces in football and music. Chance Sigala has been brought on as Varsity Head Football Coach, and Megan Rice has been hired as the new Choral and Instrumental Music Director. “Chance comes to ...

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Prescribed Burning On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials continue their spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, extra fire personnel and equipment will be committed to the project until the treatments are extinguished, as burn days permit. Projects will include understory burning in the months of May and early June. According ...

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Yosemite High Honors 23 Pitman Scholars In Class of ’18

BASS LAKE — On the shore of Bass Lake with perfect weather, 87 people gathered Monday night to honor the Yosemite High School Class of 2018 Valedictorians. The 32nd annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards Banquet was held on the Gazebo Deck at The Pines Resort to recognize 23 outstanding students in the YHS graduating Class of 2018. The Pitman ...

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