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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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Pet Of The Week: Boo-Boo The Poodle Dog

Boo-Boo the poodle dog needs a home

Hello, I’m Boo-Boo. Do you have time for me? I am in my second home right now (and hoping number three will be the charm) because my current and previous family had some issues that prevented them from giving me all the attention that I needed. So here’s the deal: I am two-and-a-half years old. I have been in my ...

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No More Sweet Treats: Oakhurst Bakery Closes

OAKHURST — Pastry Brasil bakery in Junction Plaza has closed just four months after bringing exotic treats like chocottone and brigadeiros to the heart of Oakhurst. Owner Mary Moreira Holt announced the bakery’s impending end on the business’s Facebook page earlier this week, although that post — and the page itself — has since been taken down. In a now-deleted ...

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Organizers Prep for Annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk

OAKHURST — In preparation for the 32nd-annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk, a group of participants gathered Wednesday afternoon at Cal Fire Station #12 for a pre-race photo op. This year’s Smokey Bear Run/Walk will take place at Bass Lake on Sept. 21. The event, which kicks off at 7:45 a.m., includes a 10K run, a two-mile run/walk for adults and children ...

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Thiessens to be Honored as 2019 Volunteers of Year at Fresno Flats Historical Park

OAKHURST — Laurie Thiessen and her three children, Rebekah, Bryce and Ginny, have been named 2019 ‘Volunteers of the Year’ at Fresno Flats Historical Park. For their years of service to the park, the Thiessens will be honored in the Mountain Heritage Day Parade, which is scheduled to take place Sept. 21 in Oakhurst. The Thiessen family began volunteering at ...

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California American Water Buying Bass Lake Water

BASS LAKE — California American Water has entered into an agreement to acquire Bass Lake Water Company’s potable water distribution system, which serves approximately 1,000 customer connections in the Bass Lake community. The deal, which was announced Tuesday (Sept. 3), has been in the works for some time, according to officials from both companies. “When we agreed to sell we ...

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Peddlers Fair Packs Coarsegold’s Historic Village

COARSEGOLD — Sunny blue skies and a relatively mild weather forecast were expected to help draw at least 4,000 or 5,000 people over the long weekend to the annual Labor Day Peddlers Fair at Coarsegold’s Historic Village. The event provides an opportunity for vendors specializing in antiques and collectibles to display and “peddle” their exotic wares. There’s also plenty of ...

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GadgetRefresh: Expert Electronics Repair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Owner Adam Barthold first began serving the mountain area over seven years ago, at first offering mobile cellphone and tablet repair services to the residents of the mountain area and then eventually opening his first brick and mortar location — EZ Screen Cellphone & Tablet Repair — in 2016. In 2017, he brought his sister Olivia Huffstutler onto ...

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Camarena Health, Kern Family Farm Honored by Madera County Compact

MADERA — Camarena Health and Kern Family Farm each received a Crystal Tower Award this week at the 16th Annual Business and Education Shareholders’ Luncheon, which hosted by the Madera County Compact. The two businesses were recognized for their partnerships with Madera County schools in front of more than 160 business and community leaders at the Aug. 27 event. The ...

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