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Pet of the Week: The Adorably Adoptable Tabitha the Kitten

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Hi there! I think it’s time for your annual kitten update, don’t you? It is my opinion that everyone needs a feline friend. You don’t have to take us for walks, and we don’t bark! We just like to cuddle and purr. If you have missed your chance to add a feline to your family there is still time. Just ...

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Madera County Department of Public Health Facebook Live Events

MADERA – Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) will start their regular scheduled Facebook Live event tonight from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Sara Bosse, Public Health Director and Dr. Simon Paul, Public Health Officer will be answering your questions about COVID-19. Participate by going to our Facebook page or by clicking here. You can submit your questions in advance ...

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Bernie McGoldrick | Candidate for Yosemite Unified School Board

I am running for Area 3 of the Yosemite Unified School Board and would very much appreciate your support.  I am dedicated to creating opportunities for all students and want to help lead our district through the many challenges we face. I believe I am well qualified to do the work of a school board member.  I have been self-employed ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Visit Yosemite’s High Country With a Virtual Trip to Westfall Meadows

Image of a flower meadow created using virtual reality.

YOSEMITE — As distance learning and home schooling resume, online activities for students can include exploration of spectacular natural environments such as Yosemite National Park. The Virtual Yosemite in-depth online tour can help facilitate this. For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node258 When the normal summer crowds congregate in Yosemite Valley, an escape to the peace of less ...

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Madera County Department of Public Health Reports 3,339 Covid Cases

MADERA — Madera County has a total of 3,339 reported cases of COVID-19, according to the Madera County Department of Public Health’s (MCDPH) dashboard. There are currently 752 active cases, with 22 local residents hospitalized in Madera County. The MCDPH is reporting 49 deaths as of Aug. 21, 2020. Reporting area D — which includes zip codes 93601, 93604, 93614, ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Optical Art & Crop Circles

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By Sal Maccarone Optical art, fractal art, abstract art, and many other forms of art rely heavily upon the placement of geometric shapes within a given space. Geometry is a language! The math that is used to create shapes — comprised of points, lines and curves — is thought to be universal. Geometric art forms can run anywhere from a ...

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New Park Near Manzanita Lake

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Madera County is very excited about a project we are working on near Manzanita Lake in North Fork ManzanitaExhibit A VICINITY MAP-11×17. In late February of this year, the County was deeded 146 acres of forest land from PG&E as a part of a Bankruptcy settlement agreement. Along with the land acquisition, the County applied ...

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North Fork CDC Seeks Community Input

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Community Development Council (NFCDC), the organization responsible for developing the land on Rd. 225 (Former Mill Site) to help the communities in and around North Fork is seeking resident input. The NFCDC has reserved Lot 11 for local non-profit use to provide as a community resource. Lot 11 is approximately 3 acres and is ...

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Smoking and Vaping | Reduce Your Risk to Covid by Quitting

Sponsored content brought to you by our partner’s at Mariposa County Tobacco Education Program MARIPOSA – When someone’s lungs are exposed to flu or other infections the adverse effects of smoking or vaping are much more serious than among people who do not smoke or vape. Smoking makes COVID worse if you get it and smoking — and vaping — ...

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