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YUSD Special Board Meeting Tonight

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District’s Board of Trustees has called a Special Meeting for tonight, Feb. 26, in the cafeteria at Yosemite High School. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and the Agenda appears below. Interested community members may review the final YUSD Fiscal and Business Services Review (FCMAT) at this link. District Superintendent Cecelia Greenberg remains on paid ...

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Snow Snarls Traffic, More To Come

CENTRAL SIERRA — After months of warm weather and little precipitation, winter finally arrived yesterday in the form of several inches of snow, and temperatures dipping into the teens in some areas. More snow fell overnight and that, combined with low temps, created black ice in many spots and very hazardous driving conditions all across the mountain area. Beginning Thursday ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Princess Petunia, No Less!

Here’s what the Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO has to say: “Hi, I am Princess Petunia and my foster mom says I am about the most easy-going and happy girl, ever. I am an adorable Dachshund mix!, great with every dog and cat I have met. I enjoy playing fetch, love toys, ...

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A Wealth Of History Available Online From Madera Co. Library

MADERA — There is a treasure trove of images, magazines, films and even home movies from the Madera/Mariposa area available online for the public to access, thanks to the Madera County Library’s specialized History and Family Research room and their work to preserve historical records. There is film of the Hildreth Rodeo in the 1940s and the Madera County Old ...

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Relay For Life: “Together, We Can Beat Our Biggest Rival”

OAKHURST — Together, we can beat our biggest rival, say organizers, as the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Eastern Madera County kicks off its new fundraising season on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakhurst Lutheran Church. “Our main reason for having a Kick-Off this Saturday is to get the community excited about our Relay ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 18

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. North Fork warrant citation On Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. a deputy cited a subject with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant on the 32000 block of Willow Creek Drive. Coarsegold narcotics On Tuesday, Feb. 13 at ...

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Prescribed Burning Continues On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest officials continue to implement the winter/spring burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Projects will consist of two activities: pile burning, and understory burning. Prescribed fire is used to remove fuels created during tree mortality, timber harvest, and reforestation. The removal of these fuels provides a benefit by reducing the potential of a wildfire ...

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School Safety: ALICE And The Ultimate Game Of Hide And Seek

OAKHURST — Four-hundred-plus kids and you couldn’t hear one of them. In what’s referred to as “the ultimate game of hide and seek,” that’s how we want it. At Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) last week, students in grades K-5 were called to the expansive multi-purpose room for a singular purpose: to practice a safety drill in which they would shelter ...

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Urgent Need For Volunteer Drivers For Cancer Patients

Written by Karen Kale —  MOUNTAIN AREA — We are in need of more volunteer drivers in Madera County, especially from the foothill communities. It is estimated 600 residents will be diagnosed with cancer this year in Madera County, and for many of them getting to treatments can be their biggest roadblock. A successful transportation assistance program can be a ...

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ACT Pet Of The Week: Hello, Zoey!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is the adorable and loving Zoey! Zoey is a four-and-a-half-month old Husky who is crate, leash, and house trained. She has been great with every dog and cat she’s met, too. She’s about 26-pounds right now and will be 50 to 60-pounds when full grown. Zoey rides nicely in the ...

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