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New Kidz in Town

OAKHURST–A new child development center has sprung up on Indian Springs Drive. Kidz Can 2, situated at the same location as the former Indian Springs Children’s Center, is new to the mountain area but not to the child care field. The center is owned by Nancy Alejandrez and operated in conjunction with her daughter and office manager, Alyssa Ybarra. Nancy has ...

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Public Notice of Board Workshop on Redistricting

Oakhurst – The Board of Trustees of the Yosemite Unified School District will hold a redistricting workshop on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held virtually and instructions for access and meeting participation are as follows – Google Meet joining info: Video call link or dial: ‪(US) +1 505-437-1149‬ ...

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John C. Fremont Healthcare District Announces New Women’s Health Service

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MARIPOSA — John C. Fremont Healthcare District is now offering ultrasound guided breast biopsies. This quality care advancement is another example of its commitment to bringing enhanced access to specialty services in the community. “We are thrilled to continue to expand our Women’s Services to the Mariposa Community and the surrounding communities,” said David Williams, Imaging Manager. “Patients can now ...

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Update – Mariposa County Sheriff on Chung-Gerrish- Pathologist Report Probable Dehydration

Mariposa – Update from Mariposa County Sheriff. This is a tragic situation and has been a very unique case to investigate from the onset. As of Friday October 15th, we have determined the official cause of death. Our Pathologist has completed his report based on the autopsy, our investigation, and a multitude of toxicology results. The Cause of death for Jonathan ...

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Weather Update for the Weekend: Flood Watch Alert

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — From the National Weather Service, Hanford CA, at 12:45 p.m., Oct. 21, 2021. FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR THE CREEK FIRE, SQF COMPLEX, FRENCH FIRE, KNP COMPLEX AND WINDY FIRE BURN SCARS. An intense band of precipitation will move through between late Sunday morning and Monday evening. Periods of moderate ...

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Pets of the Week: Kittens Ginger and Freddie

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Hi folks! Here we are…..the cutest kittens ever! We have been given the job of spreading happiness to Sierra News Online readers. We are 11 week old sisters….yes. sisters! It is true, 70% of “orange” kitties are boys, but guess what! We are both girls!! How special is that?         Besides being adorable, we like kids and dogs…..big people, too. We are spayed and vaccinated and ready for the perfect home. ...

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The Week’s Events – October 19 – October 24

OAKHURST–Everyone seems to be resting up for Halloween. But ART the BEAR, the iconic symbol of ARTober in Oakhurst, is still appearing throughout the town every day. Follow the ARTober in Oakhurst Facebook page for clues on Art’s next hideout. He’s a real cutie. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Morning Yoga with Sarah 8:30 am – 9:30 am Oakhurst Community Center 39800 ...

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24th Annual Tarantula Celebration Takes Place in Coarsegold, Sat. Oct. 30

COARSEGOLD–For Diane Boland, founder and organizer of the 24th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival, the event is a reparation of sorts. The hairy crawlers come out in droves to Coarsegold Historic Village—helped by their human friends—on Saturday, October 30 between 10:30 am to 5 pm. Diane moved to Coarsegold around 1979. Finding a tarantula in her driveway, she backed her ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Mission Inn

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By Sal Maccarone Always on the lookout for art oriented historic hotels to visit, I was very fortunate to stumble upon a real jewel. Completely lost in Riverside, Ca. on my way to somewhere else, I turned a corner and there it was. At first, it appeared to be one of the California missions, but the Padres didn’t build a ...

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Mark Reed Wants Your Vote for District 5 Supervisor

OAKHURST–Mark Reed, candidate for District 5 Madera County Supervisor, says his ties go back five decades in Madera County. He, his wife Nina, his three children and his eleven grandchildren all currently live in Oakhurst. He feels a real connection with the area and is committed to serve its citizens. He owns properties in four California counties, including Madera County, ...

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