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YLP Arsonist Again Denied Parole

MADERA — A serial arsonist who terrorized Yosemite Lakes Park six years ago has once again been denied parole. Earlier this month (Sept. 9), Kenneth Jackson’s petition for early release was rejected by the Board of Parole Hearings. Jackson was arrested along with his wife Alice Waterman on June 25, 2013, following a month-long investigation into a rash of suspicious ...

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Smokehouse 41 Fundraiser Benefits Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club

By Sarah Jackson, Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — When Smokehouse 41 owners heard news of the difficulties facing the Oakhurst chapter of the Boys and Girls Club, they decided to help. And help they did! Friday, the Oakhurst business donated 100 percent of its daily sales to the club. And all of the popular restaurant’s employees donated their ...

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Celebration Of Life For Joseph Brown

Joseph Brown

Joseph Paul Brown passed away September 3, 2019. Joseph was born August 14, 1952, in Phoenix, Arizona. He moved to Clovis, California, then retired to Oakhurst in 2014. He worked twenty-five years in the security business. Joseph loved music, sports, Bible study, classic movies, and history. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dianne Brown, his sisters Denise ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council Partners with Ruth Fruehauf to Offer Marketing & Sales Workshop for Artists

MARIPOSA –– The Mariposa County Arts Council will partner with Ruth Fruehauf for a marketing and sales workshop for artists on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Mariposa Room at the Mariposa Health and Human Services building, located at 5362 Lemee Lane in Mariposa. Light refreshments will be served. Workshop tickets cost $20 and should be ...

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Pet Of The Week: Brindle The Dog

Brindle the dog

Hello, I’m Brindle, and I’m an 8-year-old neutered male. As you can see, I’m pretty much the perfect dog. I love people. I love to go for walks. I love other dogs and cats. What more could you ask for? What I’m saying is that I would fit very well into any family as long as they would love me ...

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Fresno State Professor Hosts Emotional Tribute to Gaylen Lee

FRESNO — Family, friends and former colleagues gathered Monday night (Sept. 9) at the Peters Auditorium on the Fresno State campus to remember Gaylen D. Lee, a prominent Mono Indian tribal elder who was killed July 6 in a shooting near his home in North Fork. Longtime CSUF anthropology professor Dr. John Pryor organized the tribute to Lee. “Gaylen was ...

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Annual Classic Car Show Motors into Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A rainbow of rolling stock took center stage Saturday at The 17th Annual “Run For the Gold Classic Car Show.” From a vintage, jet-back 1965 Cadillac convertible to a 1926 Ford Coupe, nearly 100 rare, collector cars and trucks were on display this weekend at Oakhurst Community Park. Auto enthusiasts traveled from across California to show their vehicles ...

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Volunteers Pitch In to Clean Up Oakhurst River Parkway

OAKHURST — Several dozen community members rolled up their sleeves Saturday to take part in the “Great Sierra River Clean-Up.” The event was held from 9 am to noon by the banks of the Fresno River and along the Oakhurst River Parkway in the area adjacent to Oakhurst Community Park. Participants removed hundreds of pounds of litter and debris from ...

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Update: Mariposa Biomass Project Now In Line for Power Purchase Agreement with PG&E

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) is taking a giant step toward becoming operational. MBP officials recently released an update from technology provider and project partner, Cortus Energy, a green-tech company based in Sweden. The project update came after the Cortus Energy board of directors authorized release of the funds necessary for the MBP to enter the queue for ...

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Minarets vs. Yosemite Football: The Rivalry Continues

By Joseph Langley Minarets Press OAKHURST — The Minarets Football team recently won their game against Mariposa, and are moving forward into one of the biggest games of the year! This Friday (Sept. 6) at 5 p.m, the Mustangs are heading to the Yosemite High School stadium to play in one of the biggest games of the season against our ...

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