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Over the Garden Fence: Six Winter Vegetables

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It’s cold outside now, but there are still options for the ambitious vegetable gardener. Consider planting these six winter vegetables. Winter lettuce selections include hardy varieties that grow easily throughout the cold months here. Direct sow lettuce seeds from mid-August to mid-September. Beyond those dates, you can sow seeds indoors in seedling trays ...

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Madera County Emergency Manager/CBO Meeting Coming in December

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MADERA — As our State is challenged with battling COVID-19 and wildfires, we are reminded that the members of Madera County could be vulnerable in a moment’s notice. The Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign was initiated by the governor and state legislators to ready our most vulnerable populations for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods, before disasters strike. Over the ...

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Fresno State Honored as a Champion of Higher Education

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FRESNO — Fresno State was named a 2020 Champion of Higher Education for its commitment to ensuring a strong transfer pathway for students from community colleges to California State University campuses. The award is given by the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California nonprofit focused on making sure Californians have an equal opportunity to attend and succeed in college. This ...

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New Assistant Principal at YHS

Submitted by Jane Irion YHS sophomore in Journalism. See original story here: YHS Blueprint #1 OAKHURST – This year we welcomed a new vice principal, Mr. Todd Partin. He is from Winchester, Indiana and was in the Air Force. He joined the military right out of high school and stayed for 23 years. He started as a Hebrew Linguist for ...

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YHS Girls Basketball Star Jenna Kurz Signs with Fresno Pacific

OAKHURST – Yosemite Badgers Girls Basketball player Jenna Kurz, class of 2021, signs her letter of intent to play basketball at Fresno Pacific University (FPU) with her proud parents Cari and Eric Kurz. Jenna averaged 23.6 points a game last season as one of the top scorers in the CIF Central Section (121 schools). Jenna’s season point total of 733 ...

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Madera County Fire Department Awarded Grant for New Emergency Response Equipment

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for new extrication equipment. Known as the “jaws of life,” first responders use these specialized tools to reach crash victims trapped inside a vehicle. So far this year, Madera County Fire has responded to 22 crashes in which extrication ...

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Fresno Art Museum to Close Again, Due to COVID-19

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FRESNO — In light of the recent developments with COVID-19 cases and in accordance with the State of California and Fresno County health mandates, the Fresno Art Museum is again closed to the public. FAM hopes that Fresno County will return to the Red Tier soon and they will be able to reopen on Dec. 10, 2020. In the spirit ...

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Yosemite Football Virtual Badger Card App

OAKHURST – Yosemite Football Boosters (YFB) are excited to introduce the virtual Badger Card App to our Mountain Area Community! Unlike the previous plastic cards that our boys sold in person, this year’s $20 card is easily downloaded onto a smart phone. Simply download the Zurly app from the App Store or Google Play Store and follow the directions. Currently, ...

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Join Supervisor Wheeler For His Virtual Town Hall Meeting

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be holding another virtual Town Hall Meeting via Zoom Nov. 19, 2020 at 6 pm. Supervisor Wheeler has some great speakers on deck, including Britta Dyer with the American Forest, California Dept. of Insurance, Madera County Veteran Affairs, Madera County Public Health, Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, and Sierra National Forest. The ...

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