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Clothing Drive to Help YHS Students in Need

OAKHURST — Winter can be hard for those less fortunate, especially in mountain area communities when the temperatures drop and the snow starts flying. So in the spirit of the holidays, two community partners are teaming up in an effort to spread some warmth — literally. During the month of December, students and staff at  Yosemite High School together with ...

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Going Out of Business: Timberline Gallery to Close Next Month

OAKHURST — After 34 years in business, eastern Madera County’s oldest established fine arts gallery is closing its doors. The decision to shutter the popular Timberline Gallery was confirmed this week by Wendy Denton, president of  Timberline’s board of directors. “After much brainstorming and soul searching,” Denton stated, “it has become obvious that Timberline Gallery will have to close. Although ...

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Sheriff Varney Advises Preparation for Rain, Snow in Forecast

OAKHURST -Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney is spreading the message of preparation for the mountain community. “I urge foothill and mountain residents to finish their storm preparation on Monday. As with any first storm of the season, check your chains, food, medication status, and heating source so that you are safe and able to enjoy any snow accumulation through Thanksgiving. ...

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Lifesaving Equipment Now on Order, Thanks to Community’s Generosity

OAKHURST – At Sierra Ambulance’s office in Oakhurst on Thursday (Nov.21) four checks totaling $19,000 were presented by Cedar Valley, Ahwanhee, North Fork and Oakhurst Volunteer Fire Stations – bringing the total amount donated to $80,000, which Sierra Ambulance needed to raise in order to purchase an oxygen generator. Edward Guzman, general manager of Sierra Ambulance, said he’s been touched ...

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26th Annual Free Dentistry Day is Coming to Oakhurst

Free dental work! Four hours only!

OAKHURST — Doctors Rodney Peter, Dennis Jones, Robert Brosi, Ryan Franklin, as well as their hygienists, assistants, and front office staff, will be volunteering their time and services for free dental treatment. The treatment is offered to adults and children who do not have dental insurance or cannot afford to see a dentist. Adults and children will be seen for a ...

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The ‘Be A Santa To A Senior Program’ is Now Accepting Donations

Be A Santa To A Senior is back for a third year

OAKHURST — It’s that time of year again! For the last three years, the Be A Santa To A Senior Program and members of the community have been gathering items to deliver to seniors in living facilities. This year the Oakhurst CHP and Mariposa CHP have teamed up to deliver gifts to JCF Long Term Care Facility, Oakhurst Healthcare and ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Getting Your Perennial Vegetables Through the Winter


By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA COUNTY — Perennial vegetables like artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb, and horseradish need protection to survive the freezing temperatures of winter that occur in our area. Artichokes may be hardy down to USDA Zone 6 and asparagus down to Zone 4, but they do need care before cold winter temperatures set in. For artichokes, ...

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2019 National Young Writers Contest Winners Announced

Soledad Lemus and Lila Oster

YOSEMITE — Congratulations to 8th grader Soledad Lemus and 7th grader Lila Oster for being accepted for publication into the 2019 National Young Writers Anthology, Issue One. Soledad’s work, The Black and Blue Ritual, and Lila’s work, ok, will be available in print and eBook in December. Proper Publishing hosted their first national writing contest for middle and high school ...

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Pet of the Week: Bella the Chiweenie Dog

Bella the Chiweenie Dog

Hello! I am Bella, a cute little Chiweenie, which is a chihuahua-dachshund mix. My brother and I need loving homes. We have had a rough five years without much care and little love, so we are hoping to find a home where we can thrive. If you would like to meet us, please call 559-693-1266.

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