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Tourism Continues To Boost Local Economy

Written by Therese Williams — MADERA COUNTY — Visitors to Madera County have injected $273.8 million into the local economy and continue to support the region, according to a statewide report released today by Visit California. The report, an update from preliminary findings released in February at Visit California’s 2016 Outlook Forum, finds that travel spending was a leading source ...

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Local School Wins National Earth Science Contest

OAKHURST, CA – Small but mighty, Oakhurst Seventh-Day Adventist Christian School has won a national prize. Discovery Education and the Nutrients for Life Foundation, announced the winners of the 2016 Let It Grow Contest. This contest awards more than $10,000 in prizes to six schools nationwide as part of From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil, an education initiative that ...

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Everyone Together As Club 321 Dance Party Rocks The Falls

Written by Evana Holevas — O’NEALS —  Minarets senior Remington “Remi” Lee collaborated recently with Club 321 and the Down Syndrome Association of Central California to put on one of their biggest events yet, the 321 Dance at the Falls Event Center in Fresno. This dance, open to any teenagers in the area, was a fun opportunity for students with ...

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Cal Fire Declares Wildfire Awareness Week

SACRAMENTO – After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to declare May 1-7, 2016 as “Wildfire Awareness Week.” During Wildfire Awareness Week, Cal Fire is stressing the critical role all Californians play in preparing for fire season now. “The rain we received this winter and spring has ...

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Yosemite Jazz Band Kicks Off 22nd Season

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Jazz Band has been entertaining diners on the patio at the Oakhurst Pizza Factory for over two decades. They return to their old stomping grounds on Thursday, May 5, and will be delighting audiences throughout the summer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It all began in 1993 when The Yosemite Jazz Band established its roots in ...

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$10,000 Fish Snagged In Bass Lake Fishing Derby

BASS LAKE — One of the $10,000 fish has been snagged very early on in the Bass Lake Fishing Derby, set to run through tomorrow. This morning at about 9:30 a.m., Chor Vue, 36, of Fresno was fishing from the shore near the dam with his 4-year-old son Ryan, when he landed one of the two fish tagged with a ...

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Local Rodeo Featured In Real American Cowboy

Shannon Cole for Real American Cowboy Magazine — Coarsegold, California has had its name changed a half-dozen times since 1849 when gold was first discovered there – first declared “Texas Flat,” over the years giving way to five more name changes, it eventually became Coarsegold. But, there has only been one name for its rodeo… the Coarsegold Rodeo. One of ...

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Yosemite Blaze A Ball Travel Softball Club

OAKHURST — “I knew that, in order for Yosemite and Minarets High Schools to each have a better softball program to compete in their leagues, someone needed to step up and build a travel ball club in the mountains,” says softball coach Tami Franke. That’s exactly what she did. Tami requested the help of fellow-former YHS Varsity coach Suzette Combs to achieve the ...

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Deputies Investigate Possible Abduction Attempt

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of a man who chased a 13-year-old boy as he walked along the trail near Oakhurst Community Park yesterday. The young man was walking home from Pete’s just after 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 27, and took a short cut along the River Walk. As he walked along the trail, ...

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